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.
Admission: Price depends on the company operating the cruise and the itinerary followed
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Lake Mead is a large lake in the Las Vegas area and this lake is man made. It is considered one of the biggest lakes in the Western Hemisphere created by man, with clear blue water and a recreational area that covers over 1.5 million acres. This is one of the top Las Vegas attractions for visitors who come from all around the USA and the world. This area is popular for boaters, swimmers, hikers, and others who enjoy natural beauty and fun activities. A cruise along Lake Mead allows you to see much more than a day spent on the shoreline.
Our Experiences: Our Lake Mead cruise was very nice. Some of the cruises that we considered included meals, stops along the cruise rate for popular attractions, and even a history of the lake and the surrounding area. We spent around 6 hours enjoying the boat ride and we saw some interesting sights and scenic landscapes along the way. This was a popular stop for our family and everyone enjoyed the cruise a lot.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Around 3,000 visitors per day make the Hoover Dam one of the top Las Vegas attractions, and a tour of the dam can be a very interesting experience. The engineering and architecture that was required to create this dam is fascinating for many people, and if the dam was not built then Las Vegas would not be the tourist attraction that it is today. The Hoover Dam was built to solve the dual problems of a lack of irrigation most of the year and flooding during certain seasons when the snow melted in the mountains. The electricity generated by the Hoover Dam is considerable, and a tour of this modern marvel is a must for anyone who is interested in the history of the area or in engineering.
Our Experiences: Our tour of the Hoover Dam was a bit tame compared to some of our other stops, but it is something that everyone should experience. There are a number of large machines, and the tour can be noisy at times. The kids were interested in the equipment and the information provided but this was not as exciting as some of the other stops we have had on our trips. This is an educational stop that many will enjoy, and the massive size of the dam and unusual architecture make structure this an interesting sight to see.