5 Family Friendly Activities in Vegas

5 Family Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

When most people think of Vegas, they think of going for the partying scene. It’s a shame because there is so much more to Las Vegas than meets the eye. Believe it or not, it’s a great place for families! You don’t have to be in the mood to gamble to enjoy a few days in the Las Vegas area.

1. 7 Magic Mountains

One of my favorite places ever is called 7 Magic Mountains. This place is about 10 miles south of Las Vegas and it’s worth every mile. This is such a unique place to visit because it is a man made piece of artwork. The artist is known Ugo Rondinone, an international Swiss. These boulders stack more than 30 feet high and are very memorizing.

7 Magic Mountains

2. Hike the Nevada Trails

If you’re looking to get more of a sightseeing trip, while in Vegas, then you need to check out the Nevada Trails. It amazes me how many places there are to hike in this area. Pick a few trails that you think you’ll love and go the extra mile.

Nevada Trails

4. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada

Another family friendly activity for the Vegas area is The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You will find this amazing find about 15 miles outside of Vegas to the west. There are tons of side roads, plenty of trails to explore, and amazing views to see.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada

4. Lake Las Vegas

Looking for another family friendly location in the Vegas area? Go ahead and check out Lake Las Vegas while you’re in town. This is a unique place to visit because it feels like a town outside of Las Vegas. There are tons of hiking trails to enjoy, equatrian trails, views, and a ton of wildlife.

Lake Las Vegas

5. Zoo Life

There is more than meets the eye in Las Vegas and one of those things are the different “zoos” available. The cool thing about there being a zoo in Las Vegas is that there isn’t just one. There are a few places: The Farm, Lion Habitat Ranch, Desert Eco-Tours, and so on. There are also some aquariums in Las Vegas, such as the Mandalay Bay Aquarium and the Shark Reef.

Lion Habitat Las Vegas

Have you been to Las Vegas? What are some of the more family friendly events you have done?


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Kathy Dalton
Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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