Family Vacation In Vegas

Las Vegas is a place that caters to all age groups. In fact, it is probably one of the places that people look forward to visiting in their lifetime. There are many perks associated with visiting Las Vegas including entertainment, fine dining and so on. If you have plans of taking your family for a vacation during the holiday season, then plan your trip now. You may be charged a lot more for booking your package if you wait too long. Vacationing with family is always a hassle. Long lines, crowded tourist areas, and expensive meals make for an unpleasant experience for everyone involved. However, there are ways around this. The following advice can help you to have a fun and successful vacation experience with your loved ones.

There are many factors to consider when creating a memorable family vacation; customizing a vacation package, determining the right accommodations, and planning activities after the sun goes down. Tours that circumnavigate the world are at the top of sophistication. When you combine your vacation with a tour, it’s called round-trip travel. When you take your trip to tour a city or country, it’s called sightseeing. Combine these two vacations into one and you have a round-trip sightseeing vacation

While Las Vegas may have a notorious reputation with a nickname to match, “Sin City” isn’t just for adults anymore. Over the years, the city has diversified its entertainment, activities, and culture to include lots of family-friendly options. Leaving your children at home is definitely an option—who doesn’t need a weekend away sometimes?—but it isn’t required.

Family Vacation In Vegas

Keep your kids and yourself entertained with these exciting, interesting, and occasionally educational Las Vegas experiences:

1. The Adventuredome Theme Park

adventuredome las vegas
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Behind Circus Circus, you will find AdventureDome Theme Park—5 acres of indoor rides, mini-golf, movies, and fair and arcade games for you and your kids to enjoy whatever the weather.

Adventuredome Theme Park is ideal for:

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas
  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Excitement

Fast Facts

LocationCircus Circus Hotel & Resort2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
HoursMonday-Thursday: 10″00 AM or 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM, or Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – Midnight
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM or MidnightHours of operation vary depending on time of year. Check special events for details.
Cost of admissionPay to play/ride, or buy all day wristbands:48” and over – $60.00 (Regular Pass)
47” and under – $30.00 (Junior Pass)
WebsiteAdventuredome

2. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

bellagio conservatory decorated for christmas

For any nature- or plant-lovers in the family, the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is worth a stop. Open 24 hours a day with free admission, you’ll find beautifully arranged scenes of flowers, trees, and plants. Plus, with feature seasonal and holiday displays, no matter how many times you’ve been there is always something new to see.

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are ideal for:

  • Activities on the Vegas Strip

Fast Facts

LocationBellagio Hotel and Casino3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Hours24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Cost of admissionFree
WebsiteBellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

3. Bellagio Fountains

Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas

A must-see feature of Las Vegas, the Bellagio Fountains offer a free show that’s fun for the whole family. Enjoy the musically choreographed illuminated water extravaganza every 15-30 minutes!

The Bellagio Fountains are ideal for:

  • Classic Las Vegas Attractions
  • Activities on the Vegas Strip

Fast Facts

LocationBellagio Hotel and Casino3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
HoursSaturdays & Holidays:
Every 30 minutes from noon to 8:00 PM
Every 15 minutes from 8:00 PM to midnight
Sundays:
Every 30 minutes from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Every 15 minutes from 7:00 PM to midnight
Monday-Friday:
Every 30 minutes from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Every 15 minutes from 8:00 PM to midnight
Cost of admissionFree
WebsiteFountains of Bellagio

FUN FACT: The Bellagio Fountains are so large you can drive a boat on the water:

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4. The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade

The Big Apple Coaster spans the New York-New York Hotel, reaching speeds of 67 mph with drops up to 144 ft. Children must be 54 in (4 ft 5 in / 138 cm) or taller to ride. Also located at the New York-New York Hotel is the Big Apple Arcade. Look for packages that give you access to both attractions.

The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade are ideal for:

  • Activities on the Vegas Strip
  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas
  • Excitement

Fast Facts

Big Apple CoasterBig Apple Arcade
LocationNew York – New York Hotel & Casino3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
HoursSunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 10:30 AM – Midnight
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Cost of admissionPackages for both the Big Apple Coaster & Arcade range from $45-$100.Coaster RidesIndividual Tickets – $15.00
Rerides – $8.00
Scream Pass (all day ride pass) – $26.00
Family Fun Flight for Four – $70.00
Arcade Credits10 Credits – $1.00
50 Credits – $5.00
100 Credits – $10.00
200 Credits – $20.00
500 Credits – $50.00
1000 Credits – $100.00
WebsiteThe Big Apple CoasterThe Big Apple Arcade

5. Circus Acts & Carnival Midway at Circus Circus

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Enjoy some classic games along the Carnival Midway before taking in a free circus performance or two. Starting at 11:30 AM daily, you can check out 30-minute performances featuring acrobatics, trapeze tricks, aerial silks, juggling, unicycles, and visiting performers from around the world.

Circus Circus is ideal for:

  • Activities on the Vegas Strip
  • Cheap Things to Do in Las Vegas
  • Excitement

Fast Facts

Circus ActsCircus Midway
LocationCircus Circus Hotel & Resort2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
HoursDaily, Starting at 11:30 AMMonday-Thursday: 11:00 AM – Midnight
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – Midnight
Cost of admissionFreeGame prices vary
WebsiteCircus Circus Free Circus ActsCircus Circus Carnival Midway

6. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

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Located north of the Strip near the Fremont Street Experience, you’ll find the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, which boasts 3 stories of fun, educational, and engaging activities and exhibits, including:

  • Climbing structures
  • DISCOVERY lab
  • Arts and crafts
  • Water World
  • Toddler Town

Discovery Children’s Museum is ideal for:

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

Location360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas
HoursMonday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost of admissionLocal Admission: $13.50
Admission for all patrons with a valid Nevada ID.Museums For All Admission $3.00
Admission for patrons with a valid EBT, SNAP or WIC card. Cards must be presented at entry for verification. ONLY valid for 4 tickets per adult cardholder.General Admission: $15.50
Admission for all non-local patrons.
WebsiteDISCOVERY Children’s Museum

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7. The Grand Canyon

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Image Source: Grand Canyon National Park via Flickr.

The Grand Canyon is within driving distance of Las Vegas and definitely worth a day trip. Not up for the drive? Try a helicopter or airplane tour!

The Grand Canyon is ideal for:

Fast Facts

West RimSouth RimNorth Rim
Location5001 Diamond Bar Rd
Peach Springs, AZ
S Entrance Rd
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
AZ-67
North Rim, AZ
HoursDaily, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PMDaily, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PMDaily, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed seasonally from October – May
Cost of admissionVaries depending on tour packageVaries depending on tour packageVaries depending on tour package
WebsiteGrand Canyon WestSouth RimNorth Rim

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Bright Angel Point - Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour

$85

Grand Canyon Discovery Air Tour

$164

Grand Canyon South Rim Signature Hummer Tour

$114

Grand Canyon Deluxe Airplane and Hummer Tour

$579

Grand Canyon South Rim Signature Sunset Hummer Tour

$131

Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour over Colorado River

Grand Canyon Helicopter Floor Landing with Limousine Upgrade

$519

Grand Canyon Exclusive Floor Landing Helicopter Tour

Grand Canyon Exclusive Floor Landing Helicopter Tour

$449

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

$379

Grand Canyon West Rim Air & Ground Freedom Tour

Grand Canyon West Rim Air & Ground Freedom Tour

$319

Grand Canyon South Rim Deluxe Air & Ground Tour

$329

Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

$209

Grand Canyon Exclusive Floor Landing Helicopter Sunset Tour

$549

8. The Eiffel Tower Experience

Stop by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel to take in the Eiffel Tower choreographed light show. It runs every night from sunset to midnight. Ride the glass elevator up 46 stories to enjoy the incredible view from the open-air observation deck.

The Eiffel Tower Experience is ideal for:

  • Cheap Things to Do in Las Vegas
  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Sightseeing in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

Light ShowViewing Deck
LocationParis Las Vegas Hotel3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
HoursThe Light Show runs nightly, every 30 minutes from sunset to midnight.The Viewing Deck is open daily, 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Cost of admissionFreeDaytime
General Admission: $18.00
Youth: $9.00
Express: $25.00
Nighttime
General Admission: $22.00
Youth: $19.00

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