10 Las Vegas Family Reunion Ideas
Tips on Planning a Family Reunion to Remember
Coming up with family reunion ideas can be overwhelming; with so many people of different ages and interests, it’s difficult to find something for everyone. Although the Entertainment Capital of the World is typically known for gambling and nightlife, there is actually an abundance of fun, and FREE attractions in Las Vegas, making it the perfect location for a family get-together. Finding things to do in Las Vegas for the whole family isn’t nearly as hard as you’d think, with the Convention Center nearby and natural attractions such as Hoover Dam or Red Rock Canyon just a short drive away. There is plenty to entertain the kiddos while giving the grown-ups some must-needed R&R (don’t forget to check out the!)
Family Reunion Hotels
The first step is finding accommodations for the whole group. Of course, we highly Westgate Flamingo Bay or Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Both offer fabulous group rates, making them the perfect home base for your family reunion weekend – even better, Westgate Las Vegas Resort is just one block away from the Strip, and has its own monorail stop on-site to conveniently take you around town. Wherever you choose to stay, our guide to a perfect Las Vegas family reunion will help you plan the most fun-filled getaway your family has ever experienced.
There’s so much to experience, beyond the casinos, nightlife and wine bars in Las Vegas. Whether your family prefers an action-packed trip or a little bit of rest and rejuvenation (or both!), keep reading our list of the Las Vegas family reunion ideas to make your get-together one to remember!
1 | Resort Activities at Flamingo Bay | Keep the kids entertained with nonstop scheduled activities at Flamingo Bay Resort! Every day from 9 am to 4 pm, you’ll find organized events perfect for every kiddo (and grown-up) in your group. Activities like craft and painting classes, ping-pong challenges, mini-golf tournaments, and even family movies! The events take place all throughout the resort grounds which have been prepared for ultimate fun. Basketball courts, heated pools, a put-put golf course, and a dedicated activity center make this location the perfect place to spend the day. Check out Flamingo Bay’s schedule of events and location key!
WHERE: 5625 West Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103 | WHO: 702-252-6000
2 | The Spa at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | Here, guests can indulge in an array of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. Serenity Spa offers massages, facials, manicures, waxing, and even holistic therapies. Start the reunion weekend off with a relaxing day at the spa, so the grown-ups can gear up for all the fun activities ahead. Reservations are recommended. Check out the spa’s offerings and curate a perfect spa day for you and your guests.
WHERE | 3000 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO | 702-732-5111
3 | Manilow: Las Vegas | With over 85 million albums sold, Barry Manilow is a performer who has inarguably reached legend status, and right now fans can see him perform live at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino’s International Theater. Odds are good that there will be a few Manilow fans in your group, and they will be excited to share their love of Barry with the rest of the gang. Fans young and old can enjoy an evening of hits upon hits in an intimate setting with this beloved performer. His show has currently been extended to 2022, but tickets are going fast! Imagine how cute it’ll be to hear the kids singing “Look Like We Made It,” after enjoying this incredible show with them.
WHERE: 3000 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-732-5111
4 | Conservatory and Botanical Gardens | The Conservatory and Botanical Garden located in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino is a wonder to behold. Professional horticulturists work with an engineering team to create some of the most whimsical and beautiful garden installations in the world. The displays change along with the seasons, including a special installation for the Lunar New Year. Knowing that a conservation team replants and repurposes most of the natural plant material will only enhance your experience. No matter the season, you’re sure to view a stunning display of colors, scents, and sounds. It’s a fully immersive experience—not to mention a perfect backdrop for some priceless family photos!
WHERE: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-693-7111
5 | Hoover Dam | Located in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is only a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas, and well worth the visit. Impounding Lake Mead, Hoover Dam is the highest concrete arch in the United States. Constructed during the Great Depression, it is an engineering marvel. Used as a source for hydroelectric power, Hoover Dam generates enough power to run Los Angeles and parts of Arizona and Nevada. The Dam receives roughly seven million tourists a year, so it would be a shame to be so close by and not check it off your list. Hoover Dam is open daily and you can purchase tickets online or in person.
WHERE: Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NV 89005 | WHO: 702-494-2517
6 | The Adventuredome | The Adventuredome is a dream playground for the kiddos. With unbelievable coasters like the Canyon Blaster and El Loco and spinning rides like the NebulaZ or the Inverter, kids and grown-ups alike can waste away the hours in this fun-zone paradise. For the younger ones who aren’t quite ready for the bigger rides, there are midway games, an arcade, and other activities like laser games and mini-golf. There is something for every adventure buff in your group, and you can close out the day at the classic carousel.
WHERE: 2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-794-3939
7 | Red Rock Canyon | Red Rock Canyon is a quick 30-minute drive from Las Vegas and many tourists hail it as the highlight of their trip. There’s a scenic 13-mile drive along the peaks and through the valleys, with plenty of scenic spots for pictures, taking in the view, or exploring. With hiking trails, native plants and wildlife, Red Rock Canyon is a perfect day excursion for your group. Fresh air, mild exercise, and breathtaking views are the stuff good vacations are made of! The drive and trails open at 6 am, so pack a picnic and plan to spend the day. Just don’t forget the basics like sunscreen, water, and a light jacket if you plan to stick around once the sun sets behind the hills.
WHERE: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161 | WHO: 702-515-5350
8 | Ethel M Chocolate Factory | At this historic chocolate factory, you and your group can be in on all the sweet magic! Guests can witness the manufacturing process firsthand, and if they’re lucky, they might be offered a few delicious samples. You can schedule a private tasting experience for your group, where they can indulge in a variety of gourmet chocolate and sweet treats. For the grown-ups, they even offer chocolate pairings with wine or beer. Self-guided tours of the factory are free and completely open to the public. Stop at the store on your way out and take home a few of your favorites. The options are seemingly endless: truffles, cordials, brittle, caramels, nuts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate…you get the idea.
WHERE: 2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV 89014 | WHO: 702-435-2608
9 | Benihana at Westgate Las Vegas | There is perhaps no better restaurant for a big family dinner than Benihana and the location at Westgate Las Vegas is unlike any other. Set among beautiful Japanese gardens and water features, you’ll feel as if you are actually in Japan. Dine on free-range chicken, filet mignon, fresh lobster, or even New York strip steak, all prepared exhibition-style right in front of you by master chefs. The kids will love the theatricality and the grown-ups can indulge in the specialty cocktails. This one-of-a-kind experience would make a perfect opening or closing dinner to your family reunion—either starting the trip off or closing it out—with a bang. Benihana is open until 10 pm most nights, and reservations are recommended for large groups.
WHERE: 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-732-5755
10 | Family Pic at the Famous Las Vegas Sign | This Vegas landmark has been a staple of the city since 1959. Although there are now numerous replicas, the original stands at the south end of the Strip. This iconic diamond-shaped sign is recognized the world over. In the digital age, it is almost blasphemous to visit Las Vegas and not take a photo in front of the sign. A group photo in front of the sign, with the bustling city in the background, would be the perfect keepsake to remember your Las Vegas family reunion.
WHERE: 5200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | WHO: 702-533-9112
Last Tips for Your Family Reunion
With so much to do in Las Vegas, this list is only the tip of the iceberg! Be sure to check out our Travel Blog for even for tips and ideas to make your reunion amazing.
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