Las Vegas – the adult playground, also known as Sin City. This probably sounds like the last place you would take your kids for a vacation, however, you will be surprised at what you can find if you look outside the casinos and nightclubs. Below we have gathered a list of activities and must see places that will keep both parents and the children entertained. Remember to add your favorites to your BUCKiTDREAM list.
Welcome to Chocolate Heaven aka M&M World Step inside this chocolate wonderland with four floors of dazzling colors, playful M&M souvenirs, and upbeat music. On the main floor, pick from a range of personalized key chains, mugs, charms and just about every memorabilia imaginable. Discover the rainbow wall on the second floor, which boasts 22 different M&M’s colors like purple, gray, teal, lime green and hot pink. Continue with the fun on the third floor with the first-ever My M&M’s which will allow you to customize the sweets with your own personal message. Let your imagination run wild and write anything from a special date to your name or any other message that fits two lines. You can literally have a piece of chocolate that has your name on it!
Join the Avengers Team! Become your own superhero at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network). This is a completely unique and educational experience that opens the doors to the world of The Avengers. Visitors of all ages are welcome to access the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. headquarters and dive deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with access to classified studies, exclusive intelligence files and experiments that delve into the history and scientific origins of The Avengers while training to become an official agent of the S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
Reveal Your Inner Child In the Fun Dungeon Be sure to explore this arcade located at the world famous Excalibur hotel with over 200 new and classic games. Try out the World’s Biggest Pacman, Smash Air Hockey, Mega Stacker and more. Excalibur hotel also just so happens to be known as one of the most family-friendly accommodations in the city.
Go Sky-High On the High Roller The High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel standing at 550-feet-tall. Younger riders, as well as adults, will be in awe of the jaw-dropping views of the city down below and the Strip as they ride in one of the attraction’s sleek pods. You can also buy drinks before you board and the pods are air-conditioned to ensure comfort even during summer. Kids pricing is available for ages 13-17, and children ages 12 and younger are always free with a paid adult. The surrounding area of the High Roller is also worth exploring as it’s filled with a variety of shops and restaurants.
“Fly” Over Fremont Street On the Slotzilla This fun zip line is sure to please the kids. You’ll experience the anticipation and excitement as there’ll be several groups of people fly out of the giant slot machine before you while you’re waiting. The speed can reach up to 60kph and the ride may seem to go all too quickly, there’s a good chance you’ll want to do it again! There are two different lines depending on how brave you’re feeling – the highest zip line (the “zoom line”) will let you fly Superman-style, while riders who pick the lower line are seated.
Head Into The Adventuredome Explore one of America’s biggest indoor theme parks, The Adventuredome. This is definitely a Las Vegas attraction for families or even those who are still kids at heart. With 25 rides and attractions, including laser tag and mini-golf, the park has attractions for children of all ages. One of the newest rides, El Loco, is only the second roller coaster of its kind in America offering a 72-second, adrenaline-filled ride complete with a 90-foot climb followed by a straight down diving drop. Chaos, Inverter and The Adventuredome’s first roller coaster, Canyon Blaster are a few of the other exciting must-try rides.
Make a Splash At Cowabunga Bay Stretching several acres, this water park is one of the coolest places to take the kids in Las Vegas. Cowabunga boasts lots of attractions, including beaches, one of a kind water slides and an arcade. There is something for everyone, including swimming pools and an interactive kid’s play area with pint-sized slides and tipping buckets. Try Wild Surf, where thrill-seekers can ride on four-person rafts that drop from 60 feet into the swell of a huge wave.
Hike Along Red Rock Canyon For something a bit different for the whole family, experience the natural beauty that is Red Rock Canyon. This conservation area lies just outside the western edge of the city. This desert oasis has so much to offer and is home to an exceptional number of rare plant and animal species, mainly because of the number of springs along the base of the mountains. Bike, hike or horseback ride, and enjoy the picturesque scenery.
More than just poker and partying, Las Vegas can be a place for the whole family. Be sure to check out one of our recommendations and don’t forget to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram your family fun!