With all the glitz and glam offered in Sin City, some of the city’s greatest attributes often get overlooked and lost in the shuffle. And like anything, there are pros, cons, and two sides to every story. Las Vegas is no different, and that means the misconceptions people hear about do have a resolution. Below, we explore a few of the biggest myths about visiting Las Vegas so you and your family can travel, enjoy, and create memories in this sunny city!
Vegas Is Too Rowdy for Families
By far, the biggest myth is that Las Vegas is not family-friendly. The reality is that idea is untrue, and the city is still home to families, children, and locals who enjoy having a good time. Scattered all around the valley are a wide array of family-friendly things to do, from adventure and water parks to shopping, dining, and so much more. The city is not explicitly the Strip and popular downtown areas, and families are welcome to come, explore, and make a lifetime of memories.
Gambling Is Socially Required
The thought process might jump to gambling when you tell friends or family that you’re heading to Las Vegas for the weekend. They may even poke and prod about whether you’ll gamble or not and which games you enjoy the most. The good news is gambling is not actually socially required to enjoy Las Vegas, and you do not have to lose money on things you don’t want to lose money on.
With that said, heading to Vegas for a poker getaway does not mean you can’t also bring your family. There is plenty of room, time, and space for a mini poker break while the kids head to the pool. Vegas is cool like that!
It’s Hot All Year
Because Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert, it’s easy to assume and believe that it’s hot all year. Unless you’ve been to the west coast or vacationed in the surrounding area, it’s hard to fathom that it does get cold here. Like the rest of the country, Vegas experiences peaks and valleys regarding its temperature—though it doesn’t see much rain, and snow is variable given the mountain ranges.
Visitors can expect temperature drops during the typical winter months of November, December, January, and February. Starting in March, the sun warms up enough to begin welcoming tourists and snowbirds from all over the world. It’s worth noting, though, that even when it’s chilly, the sun shines, the sky is blue, and the palm trees are green. So, don’t hesitate to plan a winter getaway if it works for your family!
There’s Nothing To Do but Party
With the notion that Las Vegas is not good for families, another one of the biggest myths about visiting Las Vegas is there’s nothing to do but party. Fortunately, this is also false. Just like families can enjoy parks, shows, and experiences galore, nobody has to visit the city and party for a few days. The spas at the resorts are world-class, making them excellent for romantic or quiet getaways.
The valley is close to national wonders, such as the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon. And sightseeing and nature adventures are in abundance thanks to the proximity to the mountains. There is no shortage of excursions, adventures, and quality non-partying fun in the desert.