The standard image that people have of Las Vegas is that it’s a gambling hotspot and only for those who visits various forms of casinos, but over the last decade or so this city has sought to redefine itself as a more family-friendly holiday destination. The great casinos are still there, but they have been joined by a wealth of other options, making Vegas – with its warm desert climate and ease of access – a great choice for families. This piece will detail a few of the things to do there.
The Aquarium at the Mirage Hotel and Casino
This is a great place to start and, if you choose to stay at the Mirage, it is absolutely free to visit. It is open all through the year, every day of the week, and the aquarium boasts a spectacular array of sea creatures – more than 1,000 in total. Kids will relish the opportunity to see the sharks swim through coral reefs designed to resemble those found at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, but there are creatures from the Caribbean, Red Sea, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Hawaii and other places to be seen here, so all kids should find something to excite them.
Tournament of Kings at Excalibur
If you would like to combine your meal with some great family-friendly entertainment, then the Tournament of Kings is the place to choose. Costing $59 a person, small children – aged three or below – can enter for free. You can have a three-course dinner combined with a medieval jousting tournament, with knights on horses engaging in action-packed fights. You will be given a seating section, which has its very own knight, and are asked to support him during the battles. Furthermore, you are supposed to eat your food with your fingers and show your support by hammering your drinks flagon on your table! This attraction is available all year round.
Adventuredome Theme Park
If your children here about this theme park, they will probably insist on visiting it during their stay. It is located behind Circus Circus, beneath a huge pink dome, and has a large selection of rides, miniature golf, a games arcade and movie adventure in 4D. The great thing is there is no entry charge, only the activities themselves cost, and it is open throughout the year. The best option if you plan to spend most of the day there is to buy an all-day pass for the rides – as once they get started the kids will certainly make the most of it.
Las Vegas is so much more kid-friendly now, than in the past. With so much to do, it’s one of the destinations that we’ve been thinking about for spring break.