Months Visited: August
Our family loves adventure and spending time outdoors, and we are willing to get off the beaten path in order to experience remote places and cultures. There are times when we are looking for relaxation and luxury though, and we enjoy a variety of activity types. We try to fit as much as we can into each day of a trip, and we mix it up with fun stops, outdoor activities, educational places, and top tourist picks. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 17 years, Boy age 12 years, Boy age 10 years.
Description: Riding a roller coaster on top of one of the large casinos along the Las Vegas Strip can be an exciting experience. Many of the larger hotels in the city offer an amusement ride on the roof, whether this is a roller coaster or another type. These rides can be some of the popular Las Vegas attractions for adults and kids both. There are ride restrictions and limits on height that must be followed. Many of the rides offer great views of the city and the strip, and the cost is usually fairly reasonable.
Our Experiences: Everyone loved riding the roller coaster on top of the hotel, but this ride is not for anyone who is scared of heights or timid. Smaller children may not meet the height requirements for these attractions but older kids and adults who like excitement find the amusement rides on top of the hotels a lot of fun. Our kids enjoyed the ride and would go again and again if we let them.
Description: One of the most popular Las Vegas attractions is the light show that is held each day in the downtown area. There is a light canopy that covers an entire street, and the show is held each hour once dusk falls, and they continue until midnight. There is no charge to experience the light show and it provides some terrific visuals and sound effects. Be prepared for crowds, because this is a popular stop for tourists and residents both.
Our Experiences: The light show on the canopy over a downtown street was a stop that we all really liked. The sound effects and bright lights were really interesting to see and hear, and this was something unusual that was a lot of fun for our entire family. We recommend this stop for anyone who is in the downtown Las Vegas area, especially since it is free. Be prepared for crowds though, and make sure that you stay aware of your surroundings and the people around you.
Description: The neon museum is often called the neon bone yard, and this is where old neon signs go when they are no longer being used. A guided tour is available, and appropriate footwear and shoes should be worn. Tours are held during the day and after sundown, and the night tours include some neon signs which are brightly lit. As one of the more interesting and historic Las Vegas attractions this museum draws in crowds of people who want to see many different neon signs of various ages, some dating back to the early beginnings of this city.
Our Experiences: This museum was not extremely exciting and adventurous but it was neat, a different type of place that we liked going through. There were neon signs of all sizes, and some of the most iconic signs in Las Vegas were retired here. There are some places where broken glass or rusted metal can be found though, so keep a close eye on the kids.