Fall Family Fun in Las Vegas

When most people think of Las Vegas, they quickly picture the Strip, gambling and all night partying.  I get it.  But there is so much more to Las Vegas than that!  

As the weather begins to cool down, we love to be outdoors hiking, enjoying outdoor movie shows at The District, or checking out one of the fall festivals and art shows.  One fun thing we like to do as a family is go to Gilcrease Orchard in the fall.  Yup, you read that right.  There is an orchard in the desert.  They have 60 acres of agricultural land and they grow all kinds of vegetables there.  Of course, in the fall most people go to pick apples and pumpkins.  We love getting out there and being able to pick our own veggies too.  We've picked kale, zucchini, beets, and eggplant.  The kids love it  and it's lots of fun talking about what kinds of dishes we can make with what we pick. 

Once we pick our vegetables and pumpkins, we make our way to their apple cider donut stand.  It can be a long line, but it's totally worth it!  They're are made fresh right there and are delicious.  They have a large area with picnic tables where you can sit and enjoy your donuts or other snacks.  Don't forget to grab their famous apple cider to-go.  It's made fresh on-site and is kept frozen to protect it's freshness.  

I recommend getting there early, since it can get crowded.  Plus, it's still Vegas and the afternoons can still get pretty warm.  

If  you are looking for family-friendly events in the Vegas area, or in your own local area, I recommend checking out Eventbrite. They also offer tools to create events as well – check it out here!