Ahh…… Las Vegas during the spring. The perfect time for families to enjoy the outdoor before the weather becomes an unbearable dry heat (like every summer is). If you’re looking to get outside with the family know that Las Vegas offers plenty to do during May (and even into early June). Check out these events with your kids before the Las Vegas weather goes from nice to hot!
#1. The 9th Annual Best Dam BBQ. Ok, this event is in the sleep town of Boulder City, NV. Sure, the town is a twenty-minute drive from Las Vegas, but on the weekend of May 24th & 25th- it is worth it. The town comes alive with aromas of smoked meat, burnt chipotle and grilled corn. The best part? The public has accessed to some of the country’s finest BBQ masters. People from around the country show up to the Best Dam BBQ for a chance to show off their barbeque skills and win cash. Admission is free, the food is cheap, and there are plenty of bounce houses and parks for the kids to enjoy. http://www.bestdambarbecue.com/
#2. The return of Wet N’ Wild. Ok, if you grew up in Las Vegas then you know what a landmark event this is. Wet N’ Wild is the ULTIMATE in water parks. It used to be located on the Las Vegas Strip. Now, it is located in a family-friendly neighborhood on the southwest side of the city. S. Fort Apache Road, just off I-215 between Sunset Road and Warm Springs Road to be exact. This waterpark has everything for kids and adults of all ages. It officially opens on Memorial Day weekend.
#3. Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat. During May and June the crowds at this attraction are bearable. Located within The Mirage Hotel & Casino, this activity is local friendly. Load up the kids in the car and then flash your Las Vegas ID for a special discount. Young ones will love viewing the dolphins from an underground location. Older kids can find adventure among the lions. The Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat is also health conscious. The snack bar sells reasonably priced PB&J sandwiches or carrot and celery sticks.
Las Vegas has so much to offer when it comes to families. People tend to underestimate our city. Start with the suggested three events and then check back here for further updates.