Henderson, NV is a Top Family Vacation Destination

Hoover Dam in Henderson, NV
Hoover Dam in Henderson, NV

Family Vacation

Henderson, NV's family-friendly activities and attractions combined with the ease of a short trip to Las Vegas make the city a great spring break vacation base.

Shop your way through The District's more than 50 stores, or eat at the many restaurants there.

Enjoy the area's gorgeous weather at Lake Mead National Recreation Area where 1.5 million acres of camping, kayaking, biking and fishing opportunities are available.

Hungry? Visit the Ethel M. Chocolates factory and enjoy a complimentary sweet treat and self-guided tour; once you've had your fill, check out the Ethel M. Botanical Cactus Garden, which features one of Nevada's largest collections of cacti.

Make the short drive to Las Vegas to visit Silverton's 117,000-gallon aquarium and watch thousands of tropical fish swim. Mermaids have been known to make an appearance in the aquarium, and marine biologists enter the water for an interactive fish feeding show. To see even more creatures, head to Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium, where more than 2,000 animals are displayed, including more than 100 different species total and 15 species of sharks.

For more Vegas fun, explore the 15-acre Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, Adventuredome Theme Park, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and the Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park (also known as the Las Vegas Zoo).

Restaurants: 350-plus*

Shops: 500-plus*

Don't miss: The Hoover Dam, where visitors can take the Powerplant Tour or the Dam Tour to learn more about the dam's history.

*Source: Yelp.com

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