Las Vegas, Nevada, is famously known for its casinos, entertainment, world-class resorts, and its cuisine. But did you know it’s actually known to be one of the most accessible cities in the United States!
I was just a teen when I first traveled to Las Vegas with my family. Since then I’ve traveled to Las Vegas a number of times on business. Yes, business! You see, during the winter and early spring, rates for conference space are less expensive so many companies and even nonprofits plan their meetings there. The city has made significant progress over the years to become more accessible to appeal to a broader market.
It’s well-known that Vegas likes to cater to older adults, so accessibility is a must. But, Vegas actually tries to appeal to people of all ages. From accessible taxis and transportation, to hotel and resort accommodations, to some of the best shows and entertainment in the world, to restaurants, bars, and casinos, you’ll find it’s a disability-friendly city. There are so many things to do in Vegas, most of which are accessible. In fact, the design and theme of each resort and casino is worth checking out as you move along the Vegas Strip. I look forward to getting back to Vegas and checking out what’s new and exciting.
Here are some recommendations to have a fun and accessible trip to Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is the iconic heart of the city, featuring extravagant resorts, dazzling shows, and a vibrant nightlife. Many resorts along the Strip have made efforts to provide accessible accommodations, including accessible rooms, ramps, and elevators.
Visitors can enjoy accessible entertainment options, such as accessible shows and performances, as well as accessible dining experiences. The Strip also offers accessible pedestrian walkways and transportation services, ensuring ease of mobility for individuals with disabilities.
The High Roller Observation Wheel
The High Roller Observation Wheel, at 550 feet tall and located at The LINQ Promenade, offers breathtaking views of the Las Vegas skyline. The observation wheel provides accessible boarding and accessible cabins are available. Each cabin on the Wheel can hold up to 40 people and one revolution takes about 30 minutes.
The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum is a fascinating place that showcases the history and impact of organized crime in America. The museum offers accessible entrances, elevators, and exhibits, allowing individuals with disabilities to explore many of its displays. Visitors can learn about the mob’s influence on Las Vegas and experience interactive exhibits that highlight law enforcement efforts to combat organized crime. Accessible restrooms and seating areas are available.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens provide a peaceful and beautiful break from the noise and bustle of a casino. The gardens offer accessible pathways, ramps, and elevators, allowing individuals with disabilities to navigate through the stunning floral displays and themed exhibits and admission is free!
The Hoover Dam is about a 45 minute drive from Vegas and its a marvel of engineering and a popular tourist destination. The Visitor Center at the dam provides accessible parking spaces, ramps, and pathways, allowing individuals with disabilities to admire this iconic structure and learn about its historical significance. But, the Hoover Dam Tour is not accessible! That said, the dam and the view from the top is worth the trip in my opinion.
Las Vegas, Nevada offers a range of inclusive attractions and experiences for individuals with disabilities. If you want to plan the ultimate, accessible trip to Vegas, work with an experienced and knowledgeable travel agent such as Travel for All.
Keep in mind, it gets extremely hot in Las Vegas during the summer months with temperatures sometimes above 100 degrees F, so plan accordingly. It’s a fun and accessible city and I hope you get the chance to visit!