Las Vegas is a place of bright lights, showgirls, slot machines and luxury entertainment, so when tourists are looking for things to do the city, family activities don’t always rank high in preference.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t any activities for families to do together, however, and although Las Vegas hotels have excellent standards of child day care, why not try exploring the strip with your family instead of sitting by the pool!
Let’s take a look at some of the best family activities to do in Las Vegas.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours
Although hiking the Grand Canyon is an amazing experience, we’re pretty sure that your kids wouldn’t be first in line to lead the way – so why not take a helicopter! Even the fittest of families would struggle to hike in the heat of the Nevada desert, but a helicopter tour will allow you to see the entire canyon from the comfort of an air conditioned chopper. Not only will your kids love the experience, but it’s a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of one of the most famous landscapes on earth.
If you’re familiar with the RV parks that surround the outskirts of the big city, then why not take your family on a camping trip! Sometimes, all the lights, sounds and busyness of Las Vegas can be a little too overwhelming, so make your escape to the beautiful Nevada wilderness in RV style. If you book far enough in advance, car rental companies will offer some great family discounts, and these discounts apply to the camping parks too. Sam’s Town RV Park is one of the best places to take your family camping in Las Vegas, and you’ll be able to spend some quality time with your family while putting your feet up at the same time!
Unlike the Grand Canyon, Black Canyon can be explored by river boat, meaning its far more child friendly than the harsh Nevada desert. Located on the other side of the Hoover Dam, the Black Canyon is a stunning example of America’s geological history, and you’ll be able to take your family on a tour of the canyon, right into the heart of Mother Nature’s handiwork. From canoes and kayaks to rafts and hiking, there are a number of ways to see the amazing sights of the Grand Canyon, and you can even camp the night if you want to get a glimpse of the starts.
Now it’s time for some real entertainment, and the jugglers, acrobats and fire-breathers at the Circus Circus show never fail to disappoint. Not only is this a free performance offered by the local casino, but it’s the perfect choice for families with young children. The show can even be taken inside in the very rare ‘rainy’ occasions, and there are a number of child-friendly arcades only a short distance from the show to keep your children entertained all night long!
Travelling to Vegas with a family can be expensive, so you need to make sure you get the cheapest flights to Las Vegas. Online comparison sites such as Cheapflights will tell you which airline will be cheapest for you and your family.