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Las Vegas, the infamous Sin City. A place where wallets become emptier, stomachs become fuller, and wedding bells ring out from every corner. Although Vegas seems like the rightful destination for a quick weekend getaway with your close friends, did you know it can also be an enjoyable vacation spot for your family? You read correctly. Las Vegas may have its vices, but the virtues it offers for families young and old are both exciting and memorable.
Here are 18 reasons to travel to Las Vegas with your family:
1. Freemont Street
Freemont Street opened in 1995, and has been cranking up the tunes and the electricity bills in Las Vegas for over 20 years now. The light and sound shows are quite the sight to behold.
2. M&M's World
A whole store dedicated to America's favorite candy. This factory is three stories high and holds many opportunities for adventures and sweet treats within. And lets not forget those cute characters around every corner.
3. The Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur hotel
This thrilling dinner show takes your whole family back to medieval times, complete with jousting tournaments, swordfights, and delicious food.
4. The Mob Museum
This museum is both fascinating and informative as it tells the tales of organized crime in American history. The museum offers interactive and thrilling exhibits that the whole family can enjoy.
5. Madame Tussauds
This famous museum holds all of your favorite celebrities and superheroes-in wax form. So many photo opportunities await you at this iconic museum.
6. Bellagio Fountains
At many times throughout the day, the famous Bellagio water fountain shows continue to delight onlookers. Complete with lights and music, these waters aren't for the shallow-hearted.
7. Titanic Artifact Museum
In the depths of the Luxor Hotel, this exhibit offers a sentimental experience among real artifacts taken from the ruins of the sunken ship. There is also a giant iceberg and the whole experience is interactive throughout.
This roller coaster that loops in and out of the New York, New York Hotel is one of the most thrilling experiences Las Vegas has to offer. The endless loops are guaranteed to leave an impression on you.
9. Gardens at the Bellagio
These exquisite and enchanting gardens located in the Bellagio hotel are heavily influenced by the changing seasons. But whatever season you may be visiting, they are guaranteed to make a delightful mark on your trip.
10. CSI Experience
Based off the hit TV show, the CSI Experience is an interactive murder investigation exhibit in the MGM Grand hotel. It offers a hands-on look at detective and crime investigator work.
11. The Bodies Exhibition
This exhibit is not for the faint-hearted, but if you or your children have a liking for science, this exhibit that gives onlookers a glimpse at the inner-mechanisms of the human body is perfect for you.
12. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
This amazing aquarium is home to over 2,000 lively sea-creatures and many more fascinating animals, such as an eight-foot long komodo dragon. This place is definitely a must-see.
13. Gondolas at the Venetian hotel
The Italian-based Venetian hotel offers many cultural experiences such as an indoor Gondola ride. Despite being indoors, the atmosphere certainly feels like the enchanting city of Venice.
14. Hershey's Chocolate World
A brand new experience on the Las Vegas strip, Hershey's Chocolate World has a never-ending supply of kisses, Hershey bars, and a sweet chocolaty aroma that floods the entire New York, New York, Hotel.
15. The Stratosphere
The Stratosphere Tower is the tallest observation tower in the United States. It also offers a lounge, restaurant, gorgeous views, and thrilling excitement on the Big Shot ride and the High Roller coaster that both operate 100 stories above the ground. For even more thrills and chills, the stratosphere offers a chance to bungee jump off of the highest point of the tower.
16. AdventureDome Theme Park
Located in the world's never-ending circus at the Circus Circus hotel, this theme park is the largest indoor theme park in America. This park offers endless amounts of un for the entire family.
17. Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
This garden inside of the Mirage hotel offers a chance to get close and personal with majestic animals such as bottlenose dolphins, white tigers, and leopards.
This factory could be one of your family's favorite activities, because it allows your children to see how chocolate is made. The iconic factory also offers free samples of delicious chocolate, which is definitely a plus
Along with all of those listed above, there are countless more activities and adventures to have in Las Vegas. See the deal here for discounted prices on some of the strip's most famous hotels, and take your family on a vacation they won't soon be forgetting.
Chakell Wardleigh has a Bachelor of Arts in English. She spends her days silently (mostly) correcting others' grammar. She adores all things nerd, such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare, and anything else that whisks her away from reality. She currently works as an editor for the FamilyShare team. You can usually find her with her nose in a book, laughing too loudly, or belting out songs from Hamilton.