Let’s be honest – men all over the world dream of going to Las Vegas one day. But, the moment they start having children, it can be a hard sell to their partners. It’s not much of a surprise – Vegas’s reputation as a party town speaks for itself. It isn’t called ‘Sin City’ for nothing, you know!
However, Las Vegas is a surprisingly family-friendly place. You’ll need to reign it in a little, of course – it’s not going to be like your bachelor vacations of old. There are plenty of attractions for your kids to enjoy and many exciting days out for the family. So, if you are having trouble persuading you partner that Vegas is a great place to go on your next vacation, the following attractions might help.
The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel
In simple terms, you haven’t been to an aquarium unless you have experienced the one at the Silverton Hotel. It’s an enormous space that is home to over 5,000 exotic fish and sea dwellers, including stingrays and sharks. It’s educational and fun for the kids, too. The aquarium employs people to swim around as mermaids alongside the fish, interacting with the children in the most wondrous way.
Adventuredome is at Circus Circus and is one of the world’s most spectacular theme park. It’s indoors, for a start, underneath an enormous glass encasement. There is so much to do in over five acres of land that it is hard to know where to start. Expect thrilling rides for all ages, amazing 4D theaters, and a whole lot more for the entire family.
Need somewhere to stay that is safe – and exciting – for your kids? Much of Vegas is centered around the casinos, of course, but there are plenty of hotels targeting families. Our pick of the bunch is the Stratosphere. It has great rooms, friendly staff, and plenty of in-house activities for kids. Plus, it’s just down the road from Circus Circus and the new M&M factory – both are perfect days out for everyone.
National Finals Rodeo
The National Finals Rodeo in Vegas is one of the biggest events of the year. And, it’s a fantastic day out for all the family. There’s a fair, plenty of rides, and of course, you get the thrills and spills of the all-American rodeo to enjoy. You’ll need to coincide your trip, so you arrive on one of the ten days the event takes place. And, be aware that the best NFR tickets sell like hot cakes. You’ll need to be on your toes to get them – or expect to pay over the odds.
Let’s not forget that there are hundreds of shows held in Vegas every year. Broadway productions, magicians, comedians – there’s something for everyone, including the kids. Cirque du Soleil are regular Vegas performers, too, and their shows are often mind-blowing events. Again, tickets sell out fast, so make sure you book well in advance.
OK, so there you have it – we’re pretty sure these ideas can give you the ammunition you need to push for a Vegas vacation. Good luck – and let us know how you get on!