Sammi Reeves

Sammi Reeves

Las Vegas is home to the glittering lights of the strip, the neon signs of old-school casinos, and, without question, all sorts of debauchery. It’s not exactly the first destination you would think of when planning a family vacation, especially with young kids. Vegas is a “city for grown ups” – why would you take your young children there on a trip? Believe it or not, there is more to Las Vegas than the debauchery, and Las Vegas is actually a city that offers fun for all ages.

While the gambling and partying scene in Las Vegas certainly lives up to its longstanding reputation, Las Vegas is actually home to several attractions specifically created for kids. In fact, there are plenty of family-friendly things to do in Sin City that your young kids will love. Whether you’re looking for opportunities to explore the outdoors with your family or would rather stick to adventures close to the Las Vegas Strip, there’s numerous adventures and memories to be had with your young kids.

Before we dive into the top seven attractions, it’s important to recognize the natural (if you can call it that) wonders of the city of Las Vegas through a child’s eyes. And more specifically, the wonders of the Las Vegas Strip. The Strip itself is a bright, twinkling spectacle. Just a simple drive down Las Vegas Boulevard will have your child staring out the window in amazement as the neon lights sparkle in their eyes.

With so many over-the-top themed hotels like New York New York, the Luxor, Paris Las Vegas and Circus Circus, there are spots that will capture the attention of your little ones with their mere existence. And, of course, they’re also perfect for family vacation photo ops!

Let’s explore the top seven things to do with your young kids in fabulous Las Vegas:

  • 7) Springs Preserve

    Springs Preserve is a definite must-see for local kiddos and vacationing families alike! Visit the Nevada State Museum, enjoy their various trails and train rides, and enjoy a meal at the Springs Cafe. Springs Preserve is a great time for the whole fam!

  • 6) Pinball Hall of Fame

    Perfect for families staying on the Strip, the Pinball Hall of Fame is the perfect, inexpensive outing for families with children of all ages. The perfect retro destination to enjoy an endless number of pinball machines and vintage arcade games! For more information on the Pinball Hall of Fame, click here.

  • 5) The Adventuredome

    The carnival-theme is already a natural draw to Circus Circus Hotel & Casino for children, but throw in their magnificent Adventuredome, and you’ve got yourself a perfect destination for any family looking for a day filled with fun! From numerous rides and attractions, to midway games and clowns galore, families are sure to have the best time exploring the wonders of the Adventuredome! For more information, click here.

  • 4) Hike Mt. Charleston

    Whether it’s mid-summer or dipping below freezing, a hike at Mount Charleston is always a solid move for families. In the summer, Mot. Charleston offers breathtaking scenic views of rolling pine trees, and in the winter, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy some fun in the snow with your kiddos!

  • 3) Discovery Children's Museum

    The perfect Vegas spot for kids to experiment and explore! Families can enjoy a day at Discovery Children’s Museum filled with lots of learning and lots of fun.

  • 2) Red Rock Canyon

    Another fabulous outdoor-outing, Red Rock Canyon offers a beautiful and exciting experience for the entire family. Enjoy the various hiking trails the canyon has to offer, or simply opt to drive the 13-mile scenic loop and take in Red Rock Canyon’s beauty.

  • 1) Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

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    Give your kids a rare, unique experience with a visit to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Shark Reef is another fabulous opportunity for your children to learn while also having an absolute blast.

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