Las Vegas is considered to be a great vacation spot, for adults however and it is not really considered to be a great place for kids. Right to the south however is the city of Sparks. Sparks takes advantage of the hot desert and the love that kids and everyone has with water, bowling, putt putt, and go carts and has built one Wild Island. Wild Island is a Family Adventure Park that is great for all ages. If its an extra hot day and you want to get wet put on your suit and head over to the water park. It has nearly 15 attractions that range from the very popular slides to the relaxing lazy river. Guests of all ages are welcome as there is slides and pools for the big kids and small slides and zero depth pools for the young ones in our lives. General admission for the water park is just $27.50 for a day of great fun. If water isn’t on your to do list for the day don’t worry there is a lot of fun inside and out. One of my favorite was the Laser Maze! Its just as it seem, you get to go into a dark room that mimics a bank vault and try to work your way through an array of laser motion sensors. you get to pick an assortment of mazes ranging in difficult and then race through the laser maze to get to the price on the end. Go quick and you might be able to get a high score.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the best rental cars in town, their cars and trucks are always new and in great condition. Its quick and easy to get started just select a location to the right.
I’ve said this before and I’m going to say it again I love restaurants and pubs built on top of a brewing company. I don’t know if it’s the beer I like or the food. But the combination of the two just always makes for a great meal. While traveling with family in Nevada a local of sparks pointed me to the Great Basin Pub. He managed to let out the fact that it was actually called Great Basin Brewing co. and it happened to be a pub. It sparked my interest anyways and I had to check it out. The dinner menu was large and had lots of pub favorites. On top of those must haves was a large array of great one of a kind dishes. The menu also had a little beer mug next to many of their dishes and I noticed that it meant these dishes were made with their beer. I thought that was so cool and more brewing company’s need to have recipes that go along with their beers and complement the flavors that are infused in the beer. We started off our evening with the house classic Willy Dillys, these are dill pickles beer battered and fried. They were amazing soft on the inside yet crisp and crunchy on the outside. As my dinner I got the barley-Crusted Chicken Parmesan which was delicious, and for desert we shared the Bahama Mama Bread Pudding.