Vegas is famous for many things, not least its massive number of Elvis Presley impersonators. Yet, beyond its cliche reputation, Vegas offers excellent wholesome, family-friendly activities. For anyone seeking a fun, kids-inclusive family getaway, here are ten awesome Vegas holiday experiences for kids.
1. All-day game pass at GameWorks
For only $20, GameWorks offers a full-day game pass for a single user. The pass grants the user unlimited access to over 200 interactive games, including favourites such as PacMan to more modern releases like Dance Revolution.
2. The Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck Experience
Without having to leave the Vegas Strip, get a chance to view the City of Lights. Visitors rise 46 stories in a glass elevator to the viewing deck at the top. There, guides point out famed landmarks in the surrounding Vegas area.
3. Shark Reef Aquarium
The Shark Reef aquarium isn’t just any aquarium – it’s an enchanting experience that transports visitors through an array of awesome breathtaking exhibits. There are fourteen exhibits in total with around 1,200 varieties of sea life. The largest exhibit is the impressive 1.3-million-gallon shipwreck that offers a 360-degree view of the sea life all around. Over 2,000 animals are on display, with more than 100 species of fish that include 15 shark species. Talk about the Aquaman experience.
4. Titanic Artefact Exhibit
Today’s kids might not be too familiar with the 1912 tragedy, but what better way to enlighten them than this amazing exhibit. Situated at the fantastic Luxor Hotel, the 25,000-square-foot exhibit showcases 300 real artefacts from the wreck, including the ship’s whistles, luggage, and a vintage 1900 bottle of champagne, just to name a few. The exhibit offers a riveting yet realistic experience for kids as they take in the wonder and adversity of the world’s most renowned ocean liner.
5. Hershey’s Candy Experience
Situated at the New York-New York Hotel, Hershey’s Candy Experience offers over 800 Hershey’s chocolates. It features an 800-pound sculpture of Lady Liberty made almost entirely out of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. Kids get the chance to customize their chocolate bars and star in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ad.
6. New York-New York Roller Coaster
For kids who like the occasional adrenaline rush, look no further than this amazing ride. The roller coaster features a 180-degree twist and dive manoeuvre that’s sure to provide lots of thrills. Individual tickets go for $15 with an option for re-rides at $8. For $28, experience a Virtual Reality ride as a scientist in pursuit of an escaped alien.
7. SlotZilla Zipline on Fremont Street
This slot-machine-inspired zipline is an 11-story attraction that offers two ways to fly, the upper zoomline or the lower zipline. Either way, your kids get a fun-filled ride that offers a unique view of downtown Las Vegas. The zoomline costs $59, while the zipline will set you back $39, but it’s worth a try.
8. Adventuredome at Circus Circus
This huge 5-acre amusement park offers thrills and spills at every turn, twist, and drop. Kids will be sure to love this experience. There are several featured attractions, such as the Xtreme Zone which offers indoor bungee jumping and rock climbing. There are also coaster rides, large rides, and premium rides to select from, offering a variety of fun-filled choices.
9. Stratosphere Tower
At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest observation tower in the USA, offering amazing 360-degree views of the city thanks to an indoor and outdoor observation deck. Aside from the fantastic view, thrill rides and sky diving are also available for those feeling a bit more daring.
10. Bellagio Botanical Gardens and Conservatory
If your kids are nature enthusiasts, this might be right up their alley. Within the conservatory, groups of talented designers and horticultural specialists display various trees, plants, and flowers. The wonderful sights and smells are likely to give your kids an experience that they won’t forget any time soon.
Vegas has so much to offer beyond blackjack or trying to get lucky at the roulette table. It’s a family-friendly place where your kids don’t have to feel left out. The next time you’re looking for a place to indulge in some wholesome family fun, consider Vegas. A fun-filled adventure awaits.