A Las Vegas holiday is one to feature on a majority of travel wish lists around the world, and for a good reason. Apart from being an adult playground for night-long revelry at the Strip, Vegas also offers many family-friendly avenues for the wholesome entertainment of all kinds of travellers. If you are planning a trip to Vegas anytime soon, here are the top five experiences that you must add to your itinerary:
If you have a dream of visiting Las Vegas and ending up winning an obscene amount of money during one of the many rounds of gambling, well, you are not alone. We have all grown up watching movies where Vegas is this ultimate escape to all that is glamorous, fashionable, luxurious and larger-than-life. The good thing is that it all exists here as in the movies and your imagination. A casino hopping tour here is one of the reasonable things to do as there are plenty of them on every turn and corner. If you can’t decide where to start at, the casinos at the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand are hugely popular. The atmosphere at most of these is quite surreal, especially for first time visitors.
Catch a Live Show
Roaming around the streets of Vegas, one can be sure of finding at least one show that has a gripping potential. Loud music, dramatic costumes and bright lights will guide you to the closest music, dance, magic or drama concert, no matter where you are standing at the Strip. Watching a cabaret show in Vegas is always a good idea and almost anybody you ask will guide you towards Le Cabaret. Some of the other popular shows one can consider watching include VEGAS! The Show, Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity, Paranormal – Mind Reading Magic Show and Absinthe among others.
Ride a Gondola
Leave the bustle of the Strip behind to experience the old world charm of Venice through a gondola ride along a man made Italian Village. You can choose an indoor ride, on which you will cross cafes and shops along the Grand Canal or opt for an outdoor ride where you will ride beneath a bridge and tour the front of the resort on your gondola. No matter what you choose, you will be in for a romantic and serene evening, one that will etch both Vegas and Venice in your memories forever.
Watch the Fountain Show
Almost every major tourist city around the world has its own musical fountain that attracts a majority of visitors but nothing compares to the Bellagio Fountains show in Vegas. A mesmerising spectacle of dance of water synced to music and light, the Bellagio Fountains show is a huge crowd-puller. The water jet reaches as high as 140 metres, making it visible from all surrounding areas. The shows are held every 30 minutes in the afternoon and every 15 minutes in the evening. The bonus is that it is free to watch.
Visit the Shark Reef Aquarium
A family-friendly outing in Las Vegas is best had at the Shark Reef Aquarium, home to over 2000 animals including the saw fish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish and the rare golden crocodile. An 8,800 square metre tank housing a large diversity of sharks and stingrays is one of the major attractions at the aquarium as is a Shipwreck that houses species of sharks, endangered sea turtles, stingrays, and sawfish.