Most of us think of gambling and quickie weddings when hearing the name "Las Vegas". The city is still all that but has become much more. Las Vegas now offers fun and recreation for all ages, including children. It may just be one of the best values for your vacation budget due to the unending availability of: discount flights, all you can eat buffets
and often generous hotel/resort room discounts and family appropriate entertainment. Families have been know to combine the entertainment of Las Vegas while using the city as a starting point to explore the U.S. Southwest: Boulder Dam & Lake Mead, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Red Rock Canyon,
Valley of Fire, etc. Las Vegas is served by the McCarran International Airport. Interstates and U.S. highways: I-15, I-215, I-515, US-93, US-91, US-95 and other Nevada State highways. Las Vegas. Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel/resort or an affordable place to stay, Las Vegas offers options in many for every budget: Luxury Resorts, hotels, motels, and even guest ranches, houseboats and RV Parks just outside of the city. Las Vegas has cuisine and restaurants to satisfy any taste and budget. Good food in quantity has always been a hallmark of Las Vegas and of course there are still the all-you-can-eat buffets.Las Vegas shopping includes, resort/casino based shopping, malls and outlets. Some Resort/Casino based shopping locations are: Crystals at City Centerís Aria, The Forum Shops at Caesars, Miracle Mile Shops,The Shoppes at Mandalay Place,
Via Bellagio, Esplanade at Encore, Wynn Las Vegas,The Shoppes at The Palazzo. Visitors can find other typesof shopping locations at: The District at Green Valley Ranch,
The Fashion Show Mall, Meadows Mall, The Galleria at Sunset, Chinatown Plaza. Las Vegas has a reputation as the 'Wedding Capital' of the world
and it is well deserved: no blood tests, no waiting period. You can even begin the process by preapplying online through Clark County which devotes several
web pages to weddings in Nevada and Las Vegas. Entertainment is a huge business in Las Vegaswith major casinos having nightly shows and finding family friendly shows is not difficult.Popular attractions include: Adventure Canyon, Adventuredome at Circus Circus, Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, The Atomic Testing Museum, Lied Discovery Children's Museum, Liberace Museum and others. There are also open air theatres, art festivals, street performances, symphony performances, Nevada Ballet Theater, Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas Philharmonic. With some advance planning by using coupons,
special offers and promotions, a trip to Las Vegas can be a part of most any budget.With a bit of advance planning, Las Vegas is affordable and a trip can fit into the family travel budget by the use of: coupons, special offers/promotions, air ticket discounts, hotel/motel special offers, a trip to Las Vegas can fit into the family travel budget.