Las Vegas is known as the happiest place on earth for adults and is filled with fun and excitement. There is plenty to do as a family if you travel to Las Vegas with your children. The most famous attraction is the Las Vegas Strip, but you will find a wide variety of other things to do such as shows, rides, and even museums. Many hotels are attractions in themselves and include exciting architecture, shows, fountains, rides, and even dolphin shows.

01The Las Vegas Strip

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The Las Vegas Strip is what most people associate with the city of Las Vegas. Best viewed at night when the city comes alive with thousands of illuminated neon lights. Plan to spend a few hours wandering along the strip taking in the sights including the enormous entertainment places that house hotels, shows, and dining options. To truly experience all that Las Vegas has to offer, you should stay in the heart of everything on The Strip.

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02Fremont Street

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In the older part of Las Vegas, known as Downtown, you will find the pedestrian-only Fremont Street. The area is home to many unique attractions such as a five-block section that has overhead LED lights that illuminate the sky with different patterns as you walk beneath them. At night a music and lights show takes over the street at regular intervals. There are a number of shows and street performers on Fremont Street.

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03Helicopter Rides over Grand Canyon

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Enjoy an aerial view of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon from a helicopter ride. There are a number of helicopter tour companies in Las Vegas offering everything from a 15 minute flip over the city of Las Vegas to longer tours that take in the Grand Canyon and the scenery around Las Vegas. This is a great option for people who have limited time in the area.

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04Venetian Hotel and the Gondola Rides

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The Venetian Hotel is one of the grandest resorts in Las Vegas and is very popular with couples on honeymoon or for romantic getaways. Inside the hotel, you will find a shopping arcade that has been designed to resemble the streets of Venice. Some of the top attractions in Venice have been recreated in the hotel such as the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. One of the most famous features of the hotel is the Gondola Rides along the canals. Enjoy a romantic moment aboard the Gondola's and pretend you are in Venice.

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05Paris Hotel and the Eiffel Tower

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The Paris Hotel is located on the Las Vegas Strip and is one of the best-known hotels in the area thanks to its iconic replica of the Eiffel Tower that stretches into the Las Vegas skyline. In the resort, you will find a selection of French shops and even a recreation of the Paris Opera house. The Eiffel Tower is forty-six stories high, and the observation deck offers incredible views of the city. On the forty-fifth floor, you will find the romantic Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

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06Bellagio Resort and Fountain Show

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Head to the Bellagio Resort to experience this large high-end hotel that is filled with attractions. At the resort, you will find the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Botanical Gardens, the Conservatory, a large spa, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The most famous feature of the resort is the grand fountain display at the entrance. Visitors can enjoy a fantastic view of the music and water display from the sidewalk.

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07Mirage Hotel Volcano

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One of the most iconic hotels on the strip thanks to the volcano situated next to the sidewalk, in front of the hotel. The volcano erupts at regular intervals, but the display is particularly impressive at night. Inside the hotel, you will find the Secret Garden that is home to a variety of exotic animals including a pair of white lions.

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08High Roller Ferris Wheel

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Just off the Strip, you will find Linq Promenade and at the end of that street is one of the most iconic rides in Las Vegas, the High Roller Ferris Wheel. You can see the Ferris Wheel towering over the city in most aerial photographs of Las Vegas. The Ferris Wheel is 550-feet high, and a full rotation takes around 30-minutes. Each of the large cabins holds up to forty people.

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09New York, New York Hotel

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This hotel is visually amazing and is a replica of a section of the Manhattan skyline. Famous replica's in the hotel include the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Inside the hotel, you will find a version of 5th Avenue complete with high-end stores and restaurants. Thrill seekers will love the giant roller-coaster that wraps around the hotel.

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10Caesar's Palace and The Colosseum

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Caesar's Palace is probably the most famous hotel in Las Vegas, and it features in a number of movies and TV series. The Colosseum is the resorts massive concert venue, and shows here are often sold out months in advance. Famous stars that have performed here for extended periods of time include Celine Dion and Elton John. The resort complex has a vast array of dining options and smaller shows to enjoy.

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