If you’re considering a family-friendly vacation, chances are that Las Vegas isn’t on your list of destinations–but it should be! It offers a wide range of PG-rated entertainment, spectacles and attractions designed to engage family members of all ages.
Top Kid-Friendly Las Vegas Attractions
Start off with a visit to the Bellagio Las Vegas and enjoy a brilliantly-choreographed spectacle of water, music and light set to stirring operatic, classical and Broadway tunes–it’s become an iconic Las Vegas show of its own. The aquatic ballet runs every 15 minutes from 3 -7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Next, stop by Mandalay Bay for a visit to its amazing 1.3 million-gallon Shark Reef aquarium, one of the largest in North America. Enjoy a total sensory experience that takes you on a virtual undersea journey of 14 breathtaking exhibits, including an acrylic tunnel with an almost-360-degree view of sharks, fish and other tropical predators.
View even more wildlife in an amazing garden setting with a visit to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage Las Vegas, where you’ll come face-to-face with some of the most exotic and majestic creatures in nature, including white lions and white tigers, panthers, leopards, and even a family of bottlenose dolphins!
Afterwards, stick around and be sure to catch the volcano eruption at The Mirage, a man-made simulation of one of nature’s wonders and an amazing spectacle of controlled explosions, fire and water. Eruptions start at 8 p.m. and run every half hour until midnight.
For a great mid-day escape from the Las Vegas heat, you can’t beat MGM Grand’s 6.6-acre, five-pool complex! It features a winding lazy river to float on, plus cooling waterfalls and fun, cave-like grottoes. Your kids will also love the Tank Pool at The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, where a three-story water slide whisks guests right through the middle of a shark tank—in a clear tunnel, of course! After drying off, have some fun in the hotel’s arcade.
And speaking of arcades, kids of all ages will enjoy a visit to the New York New York Hotel & Casino, home to one of the biggest action-packed arcades in all of Las Vegas! And while you’re there, be sure to take a spin on the hotel’s signature 67-mph roller coaster that takes off from the lobby and wraps its way around the hotel—how cool is that?
Need even more ride excitement? Spend a few hours at the Adventuredome, an enormous, 5-acre indoor amusement park located at Circus Circus Las Vegas, right on the Vegas Strip! America’s largest indoor theme park features thrill rides, traditional carnival rides, laser tag, mini-golf, bumper cars, midway booths, an arcade, clown shows and more. From junior rides to family rides, and large rides to coasters, Adventure Dome has just the right amount of speed for every member of your family.
Treat yourselves and your kids to an amazing live magic show at the MGM Grand with David Copperfield, one of the greatest illusionists of all time! Copperfield has been wowing audiences with his mind-blowing feats for decades, and continues to outdo himself with new and astounding feats of illusion and magic. Make some magic of your own and book tickets online—you could save 20%!