Family Friendly Fun in Las Vegas

Since it’s been dubbed to be the City of Sin, naturally the association with Las Vegas is indeed that of a more than vibrant nightlife which goes all the way in by way of the vices on offer. You can name your vice and Las Vegas has it all for you and more. In fact, the tourism board charged with the marketing aspect of Las Vegas wouldn’t have it any other way. The mayor himself all but admitted that the “sin city” tag carried by Las Vegas is indeed what draws visitors in from far and wide.

For all that it offers to the eager nightlife owl, Las Vegas can make for quite the fun family outing. Contrary to the act it “puts up,” the city offers a lot more than just the stereotypical entertainment like gambling, strip clubs (and the entire shady industry that comes with them), bars and everything else which pretty much makes visitors want to spew the mantra of “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

Don’t get me wrong or anything though — we do love a good party and we’ve had our fair share of all which the Las Vegas nightlife has to offer, but a couple of nights of straight partying and fully immersing ourselves in the Las Vegas culture eventually caught up to us on our last visit and so we found ourselves having to search for some good ways to keep ourselves occupied in more of a chilled out fashion. We had to find a way to wind-down our time on the strip, so to say and so we went about searching for what would otherwise be dubbed family-friendly fun.

As it turns out, there’s really quite a bit to do hey and in fact, I’d go all the way and say that a typical family could plan their entire getaway to a city such as Las Vegas. Make no mistake about it, you’ll have to try and turn a blind eye to that entertainment which falls more under the vice category – our eyes nearly popped out of our heads when we once caught sight of a married couple with their three kids in hand being “propositioned,” right in front of their kids – but I guess that just comes with the territory. If you head on further downtown you can experience a bit of nostalgia with what really looks like old-town Las Vegas, enjoy some good food in one of the many smaller establishments and then perhaps later take a nice family trip to the Hoover Dam, where you can go through a guided tour of its history and its current operation.

Theme parks are also galore in Las Vegas and the little ones can really wear themselves all the way out, but you can also visit the site of the old nuclear weapons testing centre, enjoy the many water parks and pool areas and just have a good old time with the whole family in what is otherwise outright sold as the city of sin.

Alexa Taylor

Written by Alexa Taylor

Lover of airplanes and the feeling of the sun on my face, I collect postcards and need to pet every dog I see.