The top 5 family friendly activities to experience in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is often referred to as Sin City and for most conjures up scenes from Hangover the movie. The city has over the last decade, however, transformed itself into a family friendly destination filled with fun for the whole family.
The following are five of the most exciting, family-friendly activities in Las Vegas:
Experience the thrills of skydiving without the height
Vegas Indoor Skydiving offers the experience of skydiving indoors without the fear inducing heights that traditional skydiving require. The indoor skydiving experience uses a massive fan to propel the body of the indoor skydiver up and in to a hover position. Indoor skydiving has a distinct advantage over traditional skydiving as it offers the freefall feeling for up to 15 minutes, whereas the same experience only last 30 to 40 seconds during traditional skydiving.
Vegas Indoor Skydiving offers a Family Block Package for just $325, which includes a 15 minute block with orientation and a video of your indoor skydive.
Tournament of Kings at Excalibur Hotel
The Excalibur Hotel offers what might be the most unique dining experience in the world. The Tournament of Kings offers its audience a look in to a time where jousting knights on horseback, sword fights and dancing maidens were commonplace. While the medieval entertainment enthralls, the audience is treated a 3 course banquet fit for king.
General admission for the Tournament of Kings is just $59 and children 3 and under enter for free.
The Excalibur Hotel also offers a world-class gaming experience, offering blackjack, poker, roulette, slots, sports betting, baccarat, keno and more.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
The Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Hotel is an oasis in the dessert that is Nevada. The aquarium offers a multitude of attractions including, sharks and turtles in the shipwreck section, as
well as, octopus, Komodo dragons and even piranha in the rest of the park. The piranha feeding is a must see and the touch pool will give the children a chance to have a bit more interaction.
Entrance for the Shark Reef Aquarium is $18 for adults, $12 for children from 5 to 12, and free for children four and under.
Waterslide at The Golden Nugget Hotel
The Golden Nugget Hotel shark tank waterslide gives its riders a unique Aquarium experience. The three-story slide takes a journey through an aquarium filled with sharks and all manner of sea life. Guests of the hotel have free access to the slide, the pool, and the Jacuzzi which should offer a couple of hours of family-friendly fun.
Visitors to the hotel can access the slide, pool and Jacuzzi at the following cost, free for under twos, $15 for children under 11, and $20 for adults.
Thrill Rides at the Stratosphere Hotel and Tower
The aptly named Stratosphere Hotel and Tower offers thrill seekers an adrenaline fueled Vegas experience and is definitely one for the older children. The Stratosphere Tower stands at over 1,140 feet, with few buildings in Las Vegas eclipsing its height. The tower plays host to all the Thrill Rides which include Big Shot, X-Scream, Insanity and the SkyJump – the highest commercial decelerator descent at over 820 feet.
Prices for the Stratoshpere experience vary depending on the rides you want to enjoy, with Tower tickets starting at $12 for children and SkyJump tickets at $119.99.
The Stratosphere Hotel and Tower also offers live shows, a swimming pool, a spa, nine restaurants and even a wedding chapel. The Hotel’s rooms also come with free high speed wireless internet access that you can use to use to enjoy the online game on up to 3 devices. In addition, the gaming site features 80,000 square-feet of gaming entertainment for the guests.