By Jeremy Alderman
With spring break quickly approaching, it’s only natural that families start looking for ways to entertain themselves for the week long break. This means, for some people, going on a vacation somewhere warm to shake off the long winter. Las Vegas, America’s personal playground, is a popular vacation destination for many tourists. With its warm weather, beautiful desert backdrop, and plethora of fun and interesting activities, it’s no wonder that millions of people flock to this desert paradise annually. Given that Las Vegas is considered the entertainment capital of the world, finding activities that are suitable for the entire family should be no problem. If you’ve no idea where to start, don’t worry: we got you. Here’s our top list of spring break ideas for the family in and around Las Vegas!
Take your spring break to new heights by hitching a ride on the High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel. At 550 feet tall, you’ll be granted breathtaking views of vibrant and sunny Las Vegas. During the day, you can see the mountains in the distance and at night, the brilliant lights around the city and the High Roller will mesmerize you.
You haven’t been to Las Vegas if you haven’t checked out a show; therefore, it is absolutely necessary to attend a Blue Man Group show at the Luxor. Featuring a blue-painted cast, this comic and artistic show has captured the attention of millions of people with their thrilling, interactive performances.
Perfect for all ages, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is a world-famous wax attraction that can be found on the Las Vegas Strip, in front of the Venetian. At this establishment, guests are encouraged to interact with the realistic wax figures that are featured in eight unique rooms. Be sure to snap a few photos with your favorite celebrity or fictional character!
This animal sanctuary, which is located in the Mirage, is home to some of the planet’s most exotic and majestic animals. Here, you can marvel at gorgeous White Tigers, White Lions and Leopards or play with Bottlenose Dolphins. There are even special programs offered by the sanctuary. Examples include “Painting With The Dolphins,” where with supervision from trained professionals, you’ll be able to witness the artistic talents of the sanctuary’s dolphins and create a work of art with them and “Yoga With the Dolphins,” which is exactly what it sounds like: a 1 hour long morning session of yoga with dolphins swimming nearby in the underwater viewing area.
Though the Grand Canyon isn’t technically in Las Vegas, it’s still close enough to make a day trip and check out this world famous spot. Canyon Tours is an award-winning tour agency, which specializes in group tours to the Grand Canyon. There, you and the family can go for a leisurely stroll, admiring the beauty of America’s natural wonder. If you’re interested in something a little more exciting, then go for an upgraded tour, where you’ll be able to explore the Grand Canyon via helicopter and boat.
The is absolutely no way you can go wrong with an indoor amusement park, especially when your kids are on break. Located along the world famous Las Vegas Strip, the Adventuredome is a wonderland of different rides and attractions. Popular attractions at this five acre destination includes the world’s only indoor double-loop, a double-corkscrew roller coaster, in addition to other amusement park classics like bumper cars, midway games, a video arcade, rock climbing, FX movies, and clown shows.
You can do what most people do and take your children to a regular art museum, or you can shake things up a little by bringing your family to the Pinball Hall of Fame Museum. This destination is home to one of the largest pinball machine collections in the entire world. Here, you and your family can marvel at the impressive display of pinball machines, which date back to the 1950s. The novelty charm of the pinball machine is sure to get anyone excited upon entering the museum.The Discovery Children’s Museum, formerly known as the Lied Discovery Children Museum, is home to nine themed exhibition halls suitable to kids of all ages. The museum presents a unique educational experience where children can engage with interactive exhibits. Some exciting examples include the Design Zone, which runs until April 29, where visitors can get an idea of how creative problem solvers like video game developers, music producers, and roller coaster designers use math to create, “It’s Your Choice,” which educates children on health education, and “Young At Art,” which allows visitors to familiarize themselves with the different dimensions of art. This colorful, festive, immersive environment is the perfect place to spend your time with your children.