Las Vegas is one of the most exciting places in the world, and it attracts visitors from different places around the globe every day. The first things people think of when they think of Las Vegas are the casinos and the massive amount of gambling that takes place. However, surprisingly, Las Vegas can be a place for the family as well. There are so many things for people of all ages to enjoy in Las Vegas. Here is a guide to family friendly things to see and do in Las Vegas.
The Bellagio Fountains are one of the most gorgeous attractions on the Las Vegas Strip, and it is free of charge to see the breathtaking show. Every half hour between 3 pm and 7 pm, and every 15 minutes between 7 pm and midnight, the fountains located in front of the Bellagio Hotel put on a choreographed water show set to different lighting and music from artists including Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley, that plays on a rotation. The water shoots up to 460 feet in the air in a spectacular artistic display that covers 8.5 acres.
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is another one of Las Vegas’s most popular tourist attractions. Tickets can be expensive, but the fascinating shows featuring artistic gymnasts are worth a visit. There are eight different shows that play at different venues: “O,” “Michael Jackson One,” “Mystere,” “The Beatles Love,” “Zumanity,” “Criss Angel Believe,” “Zarkana,” and “Ka,” and each show has its own uniqueness.
Shark Reef Aquarium
The Shark Reef Aquarium located at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is both an indoor and outdoor aquarium with a large assortment of seal life including 100 sharks, as well as exotic fish, reptiles, and sea turtles. The aquarium has more than 2,000 animals and is comprised of more than 1 million gallons of water. Visitors also have the opportunity to experience a diver’s underwater perspective by taking a walk through a tunnel. Those staying the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino can turn their televisions to the Shark Reef channel and watch a live feed of the aquarium’s sharks.
Big Apple Roller Coaster
The Big Apple Roller Coaster is a unique roller coaster located on the second level of the New York-New York Hotel and Casino. From the roller coaster visitors can enjoy beautiful views of Las Vegas. Tickets are $14, and roller coast hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11 am-11 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am-midnight.
Gallery of Fine Art
The Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art features a collection of art from museums and private collections around the world. Located inside the Bellagio, the gallery is open daily from 10 am-7 pm.
Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
The Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a beautiful display of various floral species. There is also live music in the garden daily from 5 pm-6 pm. The Conservatory is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and admission is free.