Fun for all the family: Vacation in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas may not necessarily be a city associated with a family holiday, but in recent years the city has become a more family friendly place. Alongside the warm weather and easy access by plane, this desert resort is a great place to take the family thanks to attractions like the Tournament of Kings at Excalibur. Costing $59 a head (nothing for kids aged three and under), it offers sword fighting and jousting knights as well as a three-course meal – eaten using fingers! It is held at the Excalibur Hotel, on Las Vegas Boulevard.

To mix it up with something a bit more adventurous and energetic, why not take a tour of the Red Rock Canyon? There is a guided tour of this wild terrain, covering a 13-mile area, with lunch provided as part of the trip. Located not far from the famous Las Vegas Strip, this feels like another world entirely and is a remarkably beautiful area. The stunning landscape can be taken in by hiking or in a car, depending on the family’s collective energy levels, but is a must-see. However, after something like this, all concerned will probably want to relax in the evening, and a show like Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theatre could be just the ticket. Found at the V Theatre on South Las Vegas Boulevard, tickets are from $30 per person and features the likes of rope-jumping dogs and strollers pushed by cats. Kids will love this show, and it will wrap their day up nicely.


Of course, adults can always spend a bit of time gaming if they chose. The Venetian has more than 139 table games, including Blackjack, Baccarat and Sic Bo, and 1,247 slots games perfect for those who played similar games at sites like to test their skills. There are also numerous restaurants and bars, while the gondola ride along the canals will make the perfect romantic conclusion, ensuring Vegas has something for all the family.

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