Las Vegas in just a few days with the family may seem like a daunting task because most people are unsure what the city offers aside from casino gaming and nightlife entertainment. However, Las Vegas is also a family town with plenty to do with the family. In fact, you don’t have to set foot on any of the main casino floors if you don’t want to as impossible as that may seem, but admittedly it is quite difficult not to set foot inside a casino per se considering many of the main attractions are at casinos!
In this article we will give you plenty of activities that will easily fill a brief vacation in the city often dubbed ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’.
Gambling in Las Vegas
If you are traveling with children, the gambling age in Las Vegas is 21. That said, they can walk through the casino floors, so this is a tour in some ways. As long as you keep walking and your children are accompanying at all times, then you are not breaking any rules. As for online gambling in Las Vegas, online casinos aside from some social casinos do not have licenses to operate. However, sports betting online is OK.
The main US state that allows online gambling as per Playcasino is New Jersey, while Michigan and Pennsylvania is a recent addition.
Big Bus Sightseeing Tour
One of the best ways to get around Las Vegas and see all the city offers is to hop on ‘The Big Bus’. Not only do you have a host commentating on the sights you pass while on this entertaining open-top bus, is that you can get off the bus at any point in its route and explore. Once you are done with your mini expedition, you can wait for the next Big Bus on the route and jump back on to continue. On this tour, you do not have to step foot inside a casino if you do not want to!
Check the bus tour out for yourself here as it is a must do tour!
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
If you are into celebrities, and let’s face it, who isn’t at least a little intrigued by seeing what they look like up close and personal, then Las Vegas Madame Tussauds is definitely worth a visit. This will take up a decent 2 to 3 hours of your time, not including getting there. It is located in the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino resort, so it does mean going inside a casino kind of.
You will run into movie stars, athletes, marvel superheroes, and more as you wander around the complex that boasts over 100 wax works. At the end there is also a treat as Madame Tussauds has a 4D movie theatre which blows wind, snow, and water in your face as you watch the 3D screen.
Visit the Bellagio For Idyllic Photo opportunities
If you go to the Bellagio, you have 2 options. Firstly, check out the Fountains which are amazing in themselves. If you can visit at night, the choreographed fountain water display looks even more fantastic than during the day. Plus, this is one of the exceedingly rare activities that is free in the city.
Once you have had your fill of the water show, head to the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and once again it is free to enter. This is a display of art and beauty put together by 140 horticulturalists and well worth seeing. You will get some amazing photo shots and if you are lucky, there may be an event going on which there often is.
Go to The Top of The Eiffel Tower
Who needs to visit Paris when you can simply take a lift up the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel? This replica model of Parisian pride is 46 stories high and has its own replica museum. Once you are at the top, there are some decent views of Paris and you get to check out before you explore the Arc de Triomphe and Louvre.
The whole French ambiance is really well put together and this gives reason as to why Las Vegas is also known as ‘The City of Dreams’ because it seems the developers can dream up anything!
Eat Out in style and Then Visit a Show
As the assumption is that we are helping you look for things to do with the family, we are avoiding the casino scene altogether. Therefore, we suggest checking out the ‘High Roller Observation Wheel’ at the LINQ and then eat in one of the many plush and affordable restaurants in the area with the family where there is usually entertainment to go with your meal.
You should also look at going to the theatre or a show which is always a treat as Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world for shows.
Vegas is in the desert, so there are lots of water parks to take the kids to cool down and have some fun. While you are there, you can also sun yourself, indulge in ice cream, and have a relaxing swim or float around one of the slow-moving rubber ring water lagoons.
Really as far as Las Vegas is concerned, casinos and gambling may take up the lions’ share of the city’s culture, but on the surface of it all, it’s another awesome holiday town. As you can see, there is plenty to do and see in the city that has nothing to do gambling!