Parents Guide of Las Vegas has the following recommendations for locals in Las Vegas looking to have some family fun without traveling 200 miles. In no particular order, here are seven great ideas for having fun with your family this summer.
7 Cashman Field – Las Vegas 51’s brings the experience of professional baseball. As the Triple A affiliate to a major league baseball team, your kids literally get to see the future stars of major league baseball every time you attend a 51’s game. Monday Night is family night w/ $1 Hot Dogs & Cracker Jacks. www.lv51.com
6 Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix – One of a kind outdoor go kart racing and amusement rides. Inside an arcade and pizza. Because they have courses for all ages, parents are guaranteed to love this place as much as the kids. Even if you’re not celebrating a birthday, it’s great to have a party at LVMGP. lvmgp.com
5 Springs Preserve – Get back to nature without leaving Las Vegas. Truly one of the most relaxing places to take the family. If your kids don’t have the benefit of a large back yard to explore, make it up to them by regularly visiting the Springs Preserve. New attractions always keep it interesting and annual memberships make it affordable. Springspreserve.org
4 Rave Motion Pictures – State of the art Movie Theater (actually 18 of them) in a standalone environment. No need to walk for miles through a smoke infested casino with your kids to see your favorite movie. So conveniently located at Town Square, you may not ever go to any other theater! RaveCinemas.com
3 The Putt Park – So what do you do if you own the entire parking lot of a large strip mall in Las Vegas? Why you turn part of it into a mini-golf course of course! One of the great things about mini-golf is the fact kids can compete against their parents on a level playing field. ThePuttPark.com
2 Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park – What can you say about a true Las Vegas original? Sky Zone was the first ever to scale the concept of connecting multiple indoor trampolines. With the help of UNLV athletic department, a visionary entrepreneur opened the first in the world trampoline park. Now there are dozens of them across the country. SkyZoneSports.com
1 The Smith Center – Who said getting a little culture isn’t fun? The newest landmark on Las Vegas’ skyline isn’t on the strip and it isn’t primarily targeted to tourists. Sharing world class dance, theater and music with your children in Las Vegas just became a reality. TheSmithCenter.com