In the old days, Las Vegas was Sin City, replete with sex and gambling. Today Las Vegas has something for everyone in the family. While Las Vegas is cold in the winter and very hot in the summer, you can enjoy swimming pools during the hot months and simply spend most of your time indoors during the colder winter months. You might also visit area attractions such as the Hoover Dam, the Elvis-A-Rama Museum and the Liberace Museum. Where can you and yours stay during a Las Vegas family vacation?
Circus Circus boasts the largest permanent circus in the world. Free circus acts, including startling aerial acts, start at 11 AM and change every half hour until midnight daily. When you get tired of watching shows, you can stroll the Carnival Midway full of exciting games to play and prizes to win. You can also play each and every one of the 200 electronic games, from classic favorites to the newest, most popular ones on the market. Circus Circus also offers five acres of indoor rides and attractions at the Adventuredome Theme Park. There are rides from the Frog Hopper for the little tykes to the 360 degrees of G force on the Inverter. Other favorites include the SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Ride and the Circus Carousel. You are sure to find something here to please everyone in your family.
Stratosphere Tower Hotel
Would you like to take one of the three highest rides in the world? You can ride all three of them, all 100 stories above the ground, at the Stratosphere Tower. The Big Shot, X Scream and Insanity: The Ride will tantalizingly terrorize you will their over-the-top thrills. The view from the Tower is spectacular from both the outdoor and indoor observation decks. You can buy anything from ice cream cones to clothing in the Tower's International marketplace. The Stratosphere also offers award-winning, family-friendly shows to entertain all of you.
The Las Vegas Hilton
If you and your family are Star Trek fans, the Las Vegas Hilton is the place to be. Featuring the Klingon Encounter and the Borg Invasion 4D, the Las Vegas Hilton will satisfy anyone's Star Trek desires. You can also visit The History of the Future Museum and enjoy perusing Star Trek history. When you get tired of Star Trek, you can visit the Sports Zone Video Arcade which includes not only popular video games but extreme sports games.
Luxor Las Vegas
If you are fond of IMAX Theatres, this is the place for you. Not only can you watch incredible films in this eight-story theatre, you can experience amazing IMAX Ridefilms. For a little bit of ancient history, visit the King Tut Museum, where you and yours can see a reproduction of King Tut's tomb. Then your family can visit the Games of the Gods Arcade and take a virtual roller coaster ride or play some of your favorite games.
New York New York
If you love roller coasters, check out the Manhattan Express at New York New York. With incredible drops, dives and twists, the Manhattan Express will satisfy the most serious roller coaster aficionado. Then wander into the Sports Arena to play games covering more than 10,000 square feet, including some proprietary games that can only be found in the Sports Arena. You can enjoy the replica of the New York skyline, including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Do you like the "road less traveled?" Are you yearning for a vacation experience beyond looking at "the big hole in the ground" known as the Grand Canyon? If so, then read on for five alternative adventures in Arizona.
Many people come to Las Vegas and spend all their time in the casinos, restaurants, or shows. Yet, there is a lot more to do and see in and around Southern Nevada. Following is a suggested trip to make in a rental car that will give you an interesting view of our area.
Mesa Verde means green table literally translated. She rises majestically from the valley floor, her secrets hidden from view. One of the most intriguing Native American ruins in the southwestern United States, Mesa Verde is well worth visiting.