Tourist destinations aren't just for kids and traveling families. Adults love to see and do just as much as kids. And while traveling to remote islands and other exotic locations may be ideal for travel sometimes, there are also times when adults just want to have some good old-fashioned fun of the mature variety. Here is a list of ideas of adult tourist attractions to consider before your next vacation.

Las Vegas Strip

Everyone knows about Las Vegas. And though the "sin city" is fast becoming a destination for families, it is still one of the most visited places for adults looking to get away. From the gambling in casinos to the live shows of all kinds, there is much to hold the interest of virtually any adult with any type of interest. Another little-known fact about Las Vegas is that there is great food there, too. Some of the best restaurants in the country are featured on the famous Las Vegas Strip, which is another reason to explore the lively city. Also, if you're interested in venturing out, the Hoover Dam is within an hour driving distance, making for an added bonus excursion to your trip.

Branson, Missouri

If Las Vegas is too much stimuli or too far away, yet live entertainment and gambling sound enticing, you may want to consider traveling to Branson, Missouri. As one of the more mature adult tourist attractions, Branson, Missouri is ripe with live entertainment, particularly featuring mature musical acts such as artists from the 60s, 70s, and even the 80s. Branson is also known for the Titanic Museum and the Hollywood Wax Museum as well, making for a wide variety of entertainment for many adults.

Times Square

One of the most sought out tourist attractions in the entire world is Times Square in New York City. This cornerstone of shopping and entertainment is yet another perfect location for traveling adults, particularly those who are interested in seeing what the state of New York has to offer. Aside from the famous FAO Schwarz store and the flagship Toys 'R' Us stores, there is plenty to take in, including visiting nearby studios for MTV, or even traveling to the NBC studios in Rockefeller Plaza and the famous Broadway theater district to see a musical or two.

Universal Studios

Children aren't the only ones that enjoy the thrills of a rollercoaster ride. Adults like them, too. If you're the kind of adult that loves the excitement of theme parks and rides, then it's a must that you go to one of the most visited tourist destinations for people of all ages, Universal Studios. The famous Disney World rival has a reputation for being more adult-friendly than its character-driven counterpart, but don't let the characters deter you. Universal Studios 'characters are much more adult-friendly and there is much range, including everything from the Simpsons' characters to X-Men. Then, you can also enjoy all of your favorite childhood treats without ever feeling like you're out of place.

There are so many options for adults looking to get away for mature attractions. Whether your interests include adult entertainment like gambling and live shows, or you're interested in bringing out your inner kid, the top destinations that you should consider include the Las Vegas Strip, Branson, Times Square, and Universal Studios. With these highly popular destinations, there's something in this list for virtually every type of adult.

Source by Andrew Stratton