In a city like Las Vegas, it is easy to get lost in the glitz and glam of the city, from the gambling to the clubs. However, there are still a ton of activities in Las Vegas for families to do to get away from it all.
The famous Las Vegas sign, welcoming you onto the Strip
For a view above all others, head to The Linq, a newer area on the Strip. This open-air retail and dining district paves the way to the High Roller, the tallest observation wheel in the world. Wander around for a little, maybe even getting a slice of “New York Pizza” near Las Vegas’ own Brooklyn Bowl. At the end of the walkway, you’ll find the High Roller. For just $24.95 for a daytime ride, or $34.95 for a nighttime ride, it’s the best way to view Vegas. With completely clear walls, you can view all of the city, from Egypt to Paris to Venice. I recommend taking the ride around dusk so can see the city in daylight as well as at dusk. With a 30-minute ride, you can soak up all of the city lights. To learn more about the High Roller and purchase tickets, visit http://www.caesars.com/content/cet-global/caesars-com/linq/high-roller.html#.VFmRSPnF9UE
The High Roller, as seen from The Linq
The wonderful view from the top of the High Roller
When heading to Fremont Street to absorb the feel of downtown Las Vegas, be sure to look up at the people flying by above on the SlotZilla Zip Line. This is one of the newest attractions at the Fremont Street Experience, allowing you to view Fremont Street from a new vantage point. There are two options- a shorter, more traditional zip line that starts off 77 feet high for $20.00, or a longer Zoomline which starts 114 feet up for $40.00. Each one takes you high above the action, providing an unmatchable rush. Once you purchase your ticket, make your way up to strap on your harness, and before you know it, you are soaring high and fast above the Fremont Street Experience. To book your flight on SlotZilla, buy your tickets at http://slotzilla.showare.com/
The starting point for Slotzilla
Can you spot the people flying above?!
There are so many different parks and landmarks close to Las Vegas, and the best way to see and experience these parks is to enjoy a Pink Jeep Tour. From Las Vegas, you can take many tours, ranging from Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, and even the Las Vegas Strip. These tours could not be any more convenient, since you’re picked up and dropped off from your hotel on the strip. The groups are small, allowing for a very interactive experience. Some tours are in a Tour Trekker, taking you around your destination while hopping on and off for a closer look. Other tours are in a Pink Jeep Wrangler, and some tours even include air and river combinations. Pink Jeep Tours are a great choice because you can sit back and enjoy the journey, while learning from the tour guide along the way. Full day and half day tours are offered and each is unique. There’s a Pink Jeep Tour for everyone, no matter what your preference. To view all the tours and to book a tour, visit https://www.pinkjeeptourslasvegas.com
The view on the Red Rock Canyon Classic Tour
A Pink Jeep Wrangler
A Tour Trekker
Experiencing Red Rock Canyon
While on the Las Vegas Strip, walking through each casino provides a totally unique experience. Many of the casinos and hotels offer multiple forms of entertainment, from the décor to the shows. Take a ride on the roller coaster at New York – New York, watch the circus acts at Circus Circus, marvel at the fountains in front of the Bellagio, see a volcano explode at the Mirage, or take a gondola ride at the Venetian.
The roller coaster peeking out of New York New York
Ride in a gondola at The Venetian
While in Las Vegas, the possibilities for family entertainment are endless. Although they say “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” you will be sure to have these memories for a lifetime.
Danielle Sheridan is a photographer based out of New York. You can view her work at http://www.daniellesheridanphoto.com.