After years of raising you, your dad deserves to be treated to a trip. From having some great bonding moments to showing how much you appreciate all he’s done, planning a vacation is a great way to make some special memories. Las Vegas is the ideal place to take your dad. No matter what his interests are, from hiking to museums to food, there is something every dad will love in Vegas. Read on to find some of our favorite dad-approved activities to check out when you’re planning your next father-son trip or father-daughter trip to Las Vegas.
Sharing a drink with your dad is one of the best parts of adulthood. If your dad is into craft cocktails or whiskey, check out Legacy Club for a drink and a great view of Las Vegas on its rooftop bar. For some extra fun, the flair bartenders at D Bar right on Fremont Street of some classic Vegas fun. If he’s more of a laid-back beer guy, Las Vegas has a number of breweries. Can’t decide on one place? The only obvious solution is a Las Vegas bar crawl.
Is it really a trip with Dad to Las Vegas if you don’t stop into at least one casino? With so many to choose from and open 24/7, it’s easy to pop in at any point during your trip. Whether you like slots or table games, placing a few bets with your dad is an exciting activity to do together that is outside of the typical father bonding moments. Who knows, maybe you’ll win big together and can plan another trip soon!
As mentioned earlier, grabbing a drink with Dad is a special moment. Why not make it even more memorable by making it into a fun mixology course? Learning some new skills together is always fun, especially when it ends with knowing how to make a signature cocktail. Legacy Club offers the Elevated Cocktail Course so you and your dad can craft and enjoy three classic cocktails based around a monthly featured spirit.
Kick it up a notch and take your dad to the racetrack. Get your adrenaline going by racing him in an exotic car around the track. If your dad is also a car connoisseur, this is the perfect Las Vegas activity to do with him so you can both marvel at the beauty of the cars. Whether you choose a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, Porsche or a McLaren, or a simple go-kart, this will be one of the most fun things to do with Dad that you’ve done in a while.
Is your dad into the great outdoors? Maybe you grew up going on family camping trips? Or maybe you’re interested in being a little active on your trip with Dad? The area surrounding Las Vegas is one of the most beautiful places to explore, with the surrounding desert, canyons, lakes, and trails to explore. Be sure to pack your hiking gear and put away your phone to have some great moments connecting with nature and your dad.
It seems like all dads must be interested in the history of something. Luckily, for you and your dad, there are plenty of museums around Las Vegas that can impress anyone’s interests. Learn about Vegas history at the Neon Museum and Mob Museum, get in some spooks at Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum, be quirky at the Pinball Hall of Fame Pinball Museum, or do some classic learning at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
Pools, sports, great cocktails and food… What more could you ask for on your trip with Dad? Circa Resort’s Stadium Swim pool amphitheater is a place for sports fans and pool enjoyers alike. Order a poolside drink and something to eat while you catch some of the biggest games on the big screen. Better yet, when you stay at the D Hotel, you and your dad will get complimentary access to Stadium Swim so you can hang out at the pool as much as you want.
If your dad is like most, sports are a pretty big deal. What better way to spend a day with Dad in Vegas than at the biggest sportsbook in the world? On top of an incredible experience at Circa Sports, you and your dad will be surrounded by fellow sports fanatics. Not much beats a 78M pixel screen and 3 floors of sports betting. Make it even more interesting by placing some bets and seeing who does better for some bragging rights.
You may have grown up with your dad cooking some steak on the grill. Now that you’re in Vegas, it’s time to treat Dad to his own steak dinner. Andiamo Steakhouse offers some of the best steak in town along with some pretty impressive cocktails and an extensive wine list, the perfect combo to show your dad your appreciation. After all those years of him making you dinner, it’s time to return the favor!
If your dad is a golfer like many are, Topgolf Las Vegas is a must-visit when in town. With fun golf games to play and some elevated bar food and drinks to enjoy, this is a great bonding experience to have with your dad. If neither of you happens to golf, don’t cross this off of your list of things to do with Dad! Topgolf offers golf lessons and beginner-level games to get you started. Who knows, maybe this will be the start of a new hobby you two share.
When you start planning your father-son trip or father-daughter trip, be sure to put Las Vegas at the top of your list. With endless activities to choose from and plenty of bonding moments to make some amazing memories, you and your dad will have the best time possible. Book a room at the D in Downtown Las Vegas so you and Dad can stay in style while still being close to everything the city has to offer.