Las Vegas may be a playground for adults but there is one place the kids can enjoy, too.Head toward the north end of the Strip and you really can't miss the giant neon clown sign and massive pink and white circus tent-shaped building that is Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park, a Las Vegas staple since 1968. The hotel is so iconic you've even seen it in numerous movies and books. Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park is such a great place for families. The accommodations are affordable and you'll find an absolutely endless supply of entertainment for people of all ages.True to its theme, the hotel boasts a permanent circus under its big top. Just follow the sounds of guests oohing and aahing and you'll find acts like aerialists, jugglers, acrobats and trapeze artists flying through the air with the greatest of ease. The best part? These circus performances are totally free. So take your talents to the midway where more than 200 classic carnival games await. There's even an arcade with classic and current video games.The fun doesn't stop at the midway. The biggest attraction at Circus Circus is The Adventuredome. It doesn’t matter if it's the hottest summer day or a chilly winter afternoon, this indoor theme park is ready for action year-round.The five-acre park has a dizzying (literally) array of rides to choose from. The Adventuredome features everything from a double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster to child-appropriate coasters and more.Parents might need a bit of adult time after all that sensory overload and luckily Circus Circus has plenty for the 21 and older crowd, too. The resort has a full casino, a race and sports book and there's the adjacent Slots A Fun casino where you can play the slots, shoot some darts or watch sports on big-screen TVs.Adults will also appreciate the hotel's gourmet dining room, THE Steak House, which has earned acclaim in Las Vegas for its perfectly prepared prime cuts of meat and old school service.
Imagine a stately French castle where a dancing obsessed shut-in brings guests to party, drink and overlook the glittering estate. Now forget most of that because it's weird. But it's kind of what we pretend every time we're in Chateau at Paris Las Vegas. It's not really stately, because it is in a Las Vegas casino after all. And it's technically not French. But when you get a table on the second floor, or you're standing outside beneath the Eiffel Tower spying the fountains across Las Vegas Boulevard, it's easy to get lost in the allure of the modern manor.To be clear: You're not a wealthy shut-in who lives at the nightclub. So don't go acting like you own the place. But do live it up as much as you can. Chateau may not be the newest or the most talked about club on the Las Vegas Strip, but it's solid, sultry and it makes a statement about how a nightclub can be sophisticated without sacrificing craziness.You know the old saying whenever you're shopping for your latest grand, French estate, "la'cations, la'cations, la'cations." (It has been brought to our attention that that's not actually French. We don't care.) It's as true of Parisian castles as it is of Vegas clubs. When searching for the best place to party in Vegas, while maintaining a view of and connection to the city, it's hard to find a better spot than Chateau. Being inside with the chandeliers and the fireplace/DJ booth is beautiful, but being beneath the tower, across from the Bellagio, so near the street and the people, is something truly magnifique.Chateau Rooftop Garden, the outdoor nightclub, is something more than just another balcony on the Strip. All you have to do is look up and see the Eiffel Tower to feel like a commoner who banded together with the townspeople to throw a bash against excess -- then you all just ended up partying instead. And that's totally understandable. The glamour is casually elegant and the amenities are the same drinks and leather seats you can get anywhere. But at Chateau they're all just a little more rich for being housed beneath a monument to art, architecture and design.