Check Out These Exciting Family Attractions in Las Vegas
It’s hard to keep up with all the new amazing Family Attractions in Las Vegas! It’s seems every time I go to update this article, something new and exciting has just opened in the city. Vegas has definitely changed over the years and is now, more than ever, a holiday destination the whole family can enjoy. 🙂
Vegas is now considered a perfect family vacation destination to visit in the United States.
Las Vegas was known for many years as the adult’s playground. Vegas was and still is the gambling and drinking capital of the world, and it was just about as Wild West as you could get in the twentieth century. Things have certainly changed! 😀
Check out this short video on 5 very popular attractions in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Skyline
There is such a wide variety of things to do inside and outside of Las Vegas apart from gambling. It would be a shame to pass up the opportunity to see some of the beautiful sites around the area while visiting the city. In upcoming articles I will include highlights of some of the more popular Las Vegas sites that are definitely worth taking in, as well as some other areas of interest that I am sure you and your family will enjoy.
Outside of the Las Vegas city limits are beautiful deserts and mountains, most offering spectacular views. Las Vegas and the State of Nevada offer excellent hotels and entertainment, but also the surrounding area has some of the most undisturbed wildlife and nature reserves around.
There is also wonderful camping in the surrounding area for you and your family to enjoy.
Best Las Vegas Family Attractions
Experience a Live Family Headline Las Vegas Show
The Terry Fader Show is one definitely not to be missed! Our family went to his show on our last visit and it was incredible! Terry was a past winner of the television hit show “
Terry Fader Show Las Vegas
Blue Man Group
Our family enjoyed two fabulous shows on our last visit. Terry Fader and the amazing Las Vegas Blue Man Group. Both are excellent family theatrical shows and concerts featuring popular music, comedy and multimedia.
Enjoying the Blue Man Group Performance
Check out the available shows during the time you are in Vegas! There are numerous entertaining shows throughout the city to suit most everyone’s budget and tastes. From family to adult entertainment, taking in a live show has always been one of the favorite Las Vegas attractions to take in!
Mat is a recent winner of “America’s Got Talent” and is the only magician that has won the title so far. When watching the television show, he definitely inspired everyone and was so much fun to watch. I definitely can’t wait to see his performance live on our next visit to Vegas!
You can catch his show at the new LINQ Hotel & Casino and promises to fill the audience with fun times, thrills and wonder!
These shows are definite must see family attractions!
Family Friendly Las Vegas
The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower Thrill Rides
If you’re a thrill seeker, then head to the top of the Stratosphere tower and experience the highest thrill rides in the world! The SkyJump will wisk you off 108 floors up at a high speed bungee-type ride.
Take a ride on a mechanical arm that stretches 64 feet out from the top of the tower, and find yourself hanging in mid-air, then it spins you at a speed up to 3 gs! Yikes 🙁 Seats reach angles of 70° so you’ll find yourself facing straight down.
Vegas Thrilling Rides
X-Scream is a huge roller coaster that spans out 27 feet from the side of the building. Big Shot moves at 45 mph catapulting you up the tower mast and down again reaching 4Gs on the way up and negative Gs on the way down.
This new attractions is the world’s tallest observation or ferris wheel reaching 167.7 meters in height! This huge wheel consists of twenty eight egg-shaped capsules that are attached to the outer rim of the wheel. The capsules can each hold up to 40 passengers and are individually rotated to keep the capsule horizontal as the wheel turns. Much like the London Eye in London, England.
The giant ferris wheel turns slowly allowing passengers to see great views of Las Vegas. The wheel is lit up at night with amazing two thousand multi-color LED lights.
Las Vegas Boulevard Theme Hotels
Also at the top of attractions in Las Vegas is visiting the extravagant theme hotels that are located on the famous Las Vegas Strip!
New York New York Theme Resort – One of Many!
Las Vegas Entertainment for the Entire Family
From shopping, dining to free entertainment, these fabulous hotels all offer unique and extravagant surroundings that will keep you awe inspired! Each hotel is definitely worth the visit with fabulous indoor and outdoor exhibits and shows suitable for everyone!
Such hotels on the Las Vegas Strip include …
The Bellagio Hotel
This resort is known for its beauty and sheer elegance. The most prominent display is the spectacular Fountains of Bellagio!
The Luxor Hotel
Named after the city of Luxor in Egypt, this resort has a unique 30 story Pyramid design, making this resort one of the most recognizable in the city. See the brightest light beam in the world at the Luxor Hotel Las Vegas!
The Mirage Hotel
This was the most expensive hotel and casino in history when it was built. A beautiful French Polynesia design with gold windows that must be seen!
The Paris Hotel
This resort has an amazing City of Paris theme with a magnificent replica of the Eiffel Tower. The front of the hotel replicates the Paris Opera House and the Louvre. Well worth the visit and not to be missed!
and so many more great hotels and resorts to choose from to suit your budget best.
Caesars Palace Resort
Visit the The Hoover Dam and The Grand Canyon
Book a seat on any of the many sightseeing tours available and visit the architectural marvel that is Hoover Dam. Located approximately 30 miles from Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is an amazing site to behold.
A true engineering marvel of its time!
The Spectacular Grand Canyon
As well, be sure to take in one of the Seven Wonders of the World … the Grand Canyon!
Of all the attractions in Las Vegas to take in, these two are easy to book and readily available, with continuous daily tours leaving from the City. A real treat would be to take a helicopter tour from the city flying over the Canyon!
Colorado River Adventures
The Colorado River is excellent for river-rafting and water sports, making Colorado River Adventures a great family outdoor experience. You do not have to take part if it’s not your thing, instead, just sit back and enjoy another one of nature’s marvels.
River Rafting on the Beautiful Colorado River
The expanse of the Colorado River covers some 246,000 square miles in areas of seven U.S. states and two Mexican states. Black Canyon and Lake Mead are also beautiful attractions around Las Vegas to enjoy.
Attending a live NASCAR Race Event at the beautiful Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a treat for the entire family! Located just a few minutes north of downtown Las Vegas, don’t miss an exciting Stock Car Race or NHRA Drag Race Event, or the many other exciting races held at this amazing speedway each year!
Enjoying an Evening NASCAR Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Speaking of NASCAR racing, for a thrill of a lifetime, why not take a ride in a real race car around this beautiful track? Our family did and the experience was amazing! Check out my photos and videos of our NASCAR Driving Experience with Richard Petty. Just another exciting thing for you and your family to enjoy while visiting Las Vegas!
Enjoying My Petty Driving Experience!
I could go on and on writing about the many exciting things to do while visiting the city. Truly a great vacation paradise now even more than ever for the entire family to enjoy! Las Vegas, Nevada has emerged into a city full of exciting attractions for everyone to enjoy.
It has now become one of the world’s most popular family tourist destinations! 🙂
Did You Know …
“Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms than any other City in the world!”