Typically Las Vegas is known as a go-to place for the fans of casino games whether at a land casino or at online casino such as casinoonline.co.nz, but over the past few years the city has been seeking to establish itself as somewhere that the whole family can enjoy holidaying in. With easy access by plane and a fantastically warm, desert climate, Vegas has a lot to recommend it for a family holiday and this article will list three of the top entertainment options to experience while you are there.
Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Las Vegas can be a very hectic and exhausting place at times, but there are spots where families can relax together – with the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens being a good example. Located within the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, it offers beauteous nature scenes adjusted to fit the seasons, with displays of bridges, lighthouses, gazebos, trees, plants and flowers created by a 140-strong team of horticulturalists. Completely free to visit and open throughout the year, it is a soothing and magical experience that can be enjoyed by adults and children of all ages.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
The Mandalay Bay is another of the Vegas hotel/casino complexes to boast family fun alongside the gambling. Its shark reef aquarium will delight older children, thanks to a range of natural life that includes an octopus, jellyfish, Komodo dragons, crocodiles, turtles and – of course – sharks. The central part of the aquarium is its shipwreck exhibit, which the creatures swim around and through, but the touch pool will let you interact directly with them if you are more adventurous. It is open all year round and costs $18 per adult, $12 for children aged 5-12, with those below that age getting in free.
The Adventuredome Theme Park
This is without question the premier theme park to be found in Las Vegas and consists of over five acres of rides and other attractions under a glass covering. Once they hear about the numerous rides – from kid ones for the very small, to thrill rides and roller coasters for older children – plus the 4D adventure movie activity, miniature golf and amusement arcades, your children will insist on visiting it. It can be found within the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, there is no charge for entry – only for the actual rides and attractions and it is open throughout the year.
What this goes to show is that the days when Las Vegas was for adults only are long past; these days it is a top family holiday destination.