Sin City may be notorious for its slots, casinos and shows, but they're not the only things to do in Las Vegas. Nevada's biggest city is full of family-friendly attractions, places to go and things to do that'll keep the whole family entertained.
Places to go
While there's lots to see and do within the city limits, the surrounding countryside offers you a wealth of natural attractions, including one of the world's greatest wonders that's bound to be on your bucket list. Take in the incredible natural wonders such as the Red Rock Canyon, or hop over the border into Arizona and visit the granddaddy of them all, the Grand Canyon. With so much on offer, and so many Las Vegas things to do, we're pretty sure you'll need more than one trip to see everything. Las Vegas nightclubs offer the very best in entertainment in a glittering, completely over-the-top style, or you can marvel at the skills of the performers at Cirque du Soleil. Out of the city, Mount Charleston offers scenic beauty and a welcome relief from the heat of the desert, or you could try out some water sports at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Everywhere you look in this town, there are attractions all vying for your attention. Want to see some of the world's best performers? They're here, every night, in some of the Strip's biggest hotels. If you have a head for heights, one of the attractions in Las Vegas you mustn't miss out on is the Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the USA. For a truly memorable experience, why not try one of the four knuckle-whitening rides at the top of the tower? Or, just take in that incredible view and whatever you do, don't forget your camera. Petrol-heads will love a visit to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while budding scientists of all ages will enjoy the hands-on exhibits at the Discovery Children's Museum. You can't leave Las Vegas without taking a picture of 'Vegas Vic', the cigar-chomping cowboy neon sign, who's been welcoming visitors to Las Vegas since 1951.
Places to visit
Any list of Las Vegas things to do has to include a trip to the incredible Grand Canyon. If you really want to turn it into the trip of a lifetime, then spend a little extra and book one of the many helicopter rides that take visitors over the Canyon. It'll give you a truly breath-taking view of one of the world's greatest natural wonders, and from up in the air you can appreciate how truly vast the canyon actually is. Back in the city, make sure you add the High Roller to your list of places to visit in Las Vegas. This giant Ferris wheel gives you an exceptional view of the city in all its neon glory, and a great chance to play 'spot the landmark' as you go around. Book a night-time ride for an unparalleled view of the Caesar Palace fountain display, and the man-made beauty of this remarkable town. There's plenty more to do and see in Las Vegas, including great shows and family-friendly attractions. Book your holiday today, and while you're waiting to take off, why not have a quick look at our recommendations of things to do and places to visit in Las Vegas?