Las Vegas, NV
One of the first places on your list should be the Linq Promenade. This open-air district is home to the world’s tallest observation wheel, called the High Roller. If you’re afraid of heights, there’s still plenty to do here, including shopping, catching a show, or trying out VR Adventures, an immersive virtual reality experience.
Next, give your wallet a break by simply cruising the strip on foot. Most of the child-captivating sights are free, like the fire-blowing Mirage Volcano and the Fountains of Bellagio show. Also at the Bellagio is the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, where you can see a garden with tens of thousands of flowers each season. If you’re a chocolate lover, a stop at M&M’s World, with its four floors of chocolate, is a must. Finish your free walk on the strip with a visit to the Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo. Here, you will see koi ponds, waterfalls, and, yes, pink flamingos.
If there are thrill seekers among your group, check out Adventuredome at CircusCircus. This five-acre indoor theme park has it all, from coasters to rock climbing to laser tag. There are several kid-friendly attractions that will keep your little ones entertained, too.
Finally, a trip to Las Vegas isn’t complete without a trip to the Hoover Dam (about 45 minutes to one hour away). Plan to stay about two hours while there and consider taking one of two tours offered. Both of the tours include a stop on the observation deck, where you’ll get stunning panoramic views of the Colorado River and Lake Mead.
- Linq Promenade
- Mirage Volcano
- Fountains of Bellagio
- Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo
- Hoover Dam