At first glance, Las Vegas may not seem like the most appealing place to take a fun family holiday with the kids. With a reputation for its vibrant nightlife and casinos and a nickname like ‘Sin City’, it’s really no surprise that the majority of parents don’t think of Las Vegas as their first choice for a family getaway. But, this all might be able to change as Las Vegas is a city that has a lot to offer for all the family. Aside from their adult-only attractions, Vegas is full of things to see and do that will keep both you and your little ones happy.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? If you’re planning to visit Las Vegas as a family, then a visit to the flagship Hershey’s World of Chocolate at the Las Vegas strip is definitely in order. This 13,000 square foot flagship store is full to the brim of Hershey’s delights and you and your kids will be able to explore all the exclusive products and magic that the store has to offer. With over eight hundred products to choose from and loads that you’re sure to not find anywhere else but here, the Las Vegas strip Hershey’s store makes for a great afternoon family trip. Whether you’re looking for something sweet for yourselves or want to take some great souvenirs for family and friends, you’ll find it all at this store.
Wet n Wild Las Vegas
A family trip to Las Vegas would definitely not be complete without a visit to one of the great waterparks that the area has to offer. With tons of fun for all the family, Wet n Wild Las Vegas is a water park which simply has to be enjoyed. Although the desert is filled with a huge range of water parks to choose from, Wet n Wild is well-known for being the most family friendly option, with slides and water rides of all sizes to suit differing ages and preferences. With adult rides, rides designed for teens and plenty of fun things for toddlers and little ones to do, a day (or two!) at Wet n Wild is sure to complete your Las Vegas trip.
Ride the Observation Wheel
Offering a 360-degree view of Las Vegas and the surrounding areas from 550 feet high, the High Roller Observation Wheel is a fantastic experience for kids and adults alike. You can ride the High Roller in the day for stunning views of the city and its surrounding areas, and night rides are also available for those who want to see the sights of the city lit up and alive. Offering pods which hold up to forty people at a time, it’s definitely a comfortable ride for the whole family where you’ll be able to take some great photographs and make some awesome memories. On top of that, kids under the age of twelve are welcome to ride the High Roller free of charge, and if you visit on a Saturday you’ll be able to take advantage of their family friendly ticket which includes entertainment and snacks for your little ones.
One of the best tourist attractions for families in Las Vegas, a visit to GameWorks means that you’ll definitely not be short of things to do for a whole day. With an entertainment center spanning 47,000 square feet, you can enjoy endless hours of family fun with over 250 various games to choose from including console and arcade games. Not only that, but GameWorks is home to a whole range of other fun activities -climb the world’s tallest rock climbing structure, or simply relax and have a bite to eat in their on-site restaurant and snack bars.
The Big Apple Rollercoaster
Travelling to Vegas with older kids or teenagers? Then, be sure not to miss out on a ride on The Big Apple rollercoaster. Providing over a million thrill-seekers a year with plenty of fun and excitement, this rollercoaster is the first in the world to feature a 180-degree twist and a ‘heartline’ dive maneuver. After you’ve taken your rollercoaster ride, the Big Apple Arcade offers a huge selection of games and other fun activities, making it the perfect destination for a day out that’s full of family fun.
Las Vegas may be well known for its casinos and nightclubs, but they haven’t forgotten about smaller visitors! From rollercoasters to water parks to chocolate shops, a family holiday in Las Vegas could be better than you think.