It’s also not that there isn’t anything for kids to do in Sin City, as there are family-friendly events like Cirque du Soleil, the Marvel Avengers STATION museum, Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, the popular Lion Habitat Ranch, and more. Plus, many Vegas hotels have roller coasters built in. So there’s plenty to do for families the day before mom and dad sit down at the poker table once the kids are tucked in.
But the idea of Disneyland as the ultimate tourist attraction is so culturally entrenched that a new investigation from Club Med comes as a real surprise.
Is Vegas the Happiest Place on Earth?
In Club Med’s “happiest vacation spot” survey, Las Vegas ranks first in North America.
The survey ranked cities on a scale of 0 to 10, crime, safety, pollution, cost of domestic beers, outdoor activities, day trips, spa and wellness centers, LGBTQ-friendly, and individual cities’ overall happiness.
“Las Vegas had an edge with a wide variety of daytime activities, perfect for visitors planning to make the most of their stay!” noted Club Med, adding: “With more than 40 outdoor activities, Las Vegas is the place to be if it’s an adventure you’re looking for. This city also has a high safety score, so you can feel comfortable exploring all that Las Vegas has to offer.”
The investigation also found that three of Vegas’ most well-known casino operators, Caesars Entertainment
(MGM Resorts CZR) (and Wynn Resorts MGM) (each reporting a daily occupancy rate of over 90%. WYNN)
Which other cities are participating in the study?
According to the research, these are the 10 happiest travel destinations in North America:
1. Las Vegas
2. New Orleans 3. Vancouver 4. San Francisco 5. Washington, DC 6. Los Angeles 7. Portland 8. Toronto 9. Halifax 10 Nashville
Las Vegas also did well in the world ranking of happiest vacations, beating cities like Barcelona, Spain and Rio de Janeiro. but it just came out on top. who went to Bali, Indonesia instead:
Las Vegas, Nevada
New Orleans, Louisiana
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
San Francisco, California,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Interestingly, neither Anaheim nor Orlando, the largest city near Walt Disney World Resort, made the Top 10, and the only other US cities to crack the global list were New Orleans, Louisiana, and San Francisco.