Active Family Vegas Vacation Ideas
Why not give the kids a running, climbing, laughing kind of vacation experience this year? Las Vegas features great destinations offering just that kind of fun! Just a short drive west of the city, you'll find Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area, filled with spectacular scenery and rock climbing, mountain biking and trail riding opportunities.
If your kids prefer their fun high-tech, you should definitely visit Sega's GameWorks, right next to the MGM Grand on the Strip. Its acres of games and attractions will thrill the most demanding junior adventurers!
For a memorable, and educational, experience, head with the family to The Mirage's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Within the Secret Garden lives an amazing collection of big cats, thanks to the efforts of Siegfried & Roy. Stroll through the gardens to see rare black and white tigers, snow leopards and white lions. Right next door, your kids can take part in the Dolphin Habitat's Trainer for a Day program, climbing into a wetsuit and right into the water with the dolphins!
There's no shortage of family adventures in Las Vegas. Whether you're climbing the Red Rocks or riding the Sling Shot at Circus Circus' AdventureDome, your family's going to clamor to come back next year.
Art and Culture in Las Vegas
Vacationers hoping to find art and beauty in Las Vegas won't be disappointed. The Las Vegas Art Museum on Sahara Boulevard features permanent and rotating exhibits of new and well-known contemporary artists. Don't be afraid to include the kids; the LVAM offers wonderful educational programs for them, as well.
For ballet lovers, the Nevada Ballet Theatre offers world-class performances with a distinctly Vegas flavor. One more must-do experience for dance aficionados-the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater performs at beautiful Spring Mountain Ranch in Red Rock Canyon to rave reviews.
Exploring More of Las Vegas
Still haven't seen just what you want for your next Las Vegas trip? Why not plan to tour the unusual and historical side of Vegas? You'll find fantastic displays of high performance vehicles at the Carroll Shelby Museum on Speedway Drive. For something to really rock your world, experience the power of a simulated atomic blast at the Atomic Testing Museum's Ground Zero Theater.
To round off your trip, interact with famous figures at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Where else can you get your picture taken with Elvis and George Clooney on the same day? And don't forget to stop by Ethel M's famous Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens in nearby Henderson.
No matter what your taste, there's something to savor in Las Vegas. Gamble to your heart's content, but don't miss the chance to really get to know the treasures Sin City has to offer.