Family-friendly entertainment/activities in Las Vegas.
The kids are starting their break from school.
It doesn’t matter WHICH break – any of them is a good time for a getaway, right?
One of our favorite places to go (you may have heard of it) is Las Vegas NV.
I know what you’re thinking.
Ok, maybe I don’t.
But – if you ARE thinking something like, “Sin city” (I’ve recently heard that) or “Las Vegas is for adults”, open up your mind and let the ideas flow in for a bit.
Las Vegas has PLENTY to offer for all ages – after all, people of all ages ACTUALLY live there, and like you and me, they want entertainment options close to home when they can’t go on vacation, too.
Family-friendly/kid-friendly (or maybe kid-ok) ways to spend your time in and around Las Vegas.
(This is just a small list of the MANY options available.)
1. Hike at Mt Charleston.
3. Swim, boat, play, or relax on the beach at Lake Mead Recreation Center.
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4. Visit and tour The Mob Museum of Las Vegas (best for older kids- we took our then-7-year old and The Teen, and they did have signs that warned when a room had graphic pictures or movies so you could choose how to split up the family and not traumatize the little ones). I would not recommend for under age 7 or 8. They will be bored, possibly scared, and probably not understand much.
5. Make your way to the Adventuredome Theme Park inside of Circus Circus (it’s around back, and there are both inside and outside entrances). This is an amusement park (with rides!) and has a huge arcade in the middle. Food options are available for purchase inside, also.
6. Circus Circus has a TON of other things to do – clown shows, roller skating, rock climbing, bungee jumping, Bank Heist Laser challenge, mini-golf, mini-bowling, arcade, and classic arcade, and Midway games (just like at the fair!).
7. Prefer ice skating over roller skating? Gotcha covered.
Photo gallery courtesy of Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream.
9. Walk (or ride) over to the Bellagio in the afternoon or evening to watch the waters in the fountain dance to songs. (This is our personal favorite, and it’s free!) Watch out for the dressed-up characters on the Strip (we’ve seen Batman, Olaf, a Firewoman, SpongeBob, Spider-Man), both there and elsewhere. They will beckon you to pose and get a picture with them, but then, of course, they expect a tip.
10. Teens and up may also enjoy going through CSI: The Experience at the MGM Grand – there are 3 different crimes you can solve, so if you go once, you can always go back the next time and do a different one.
11. Across the
12. Also at the New York New York, for the more adventurous, is a roller coaster you can ride, as well as an arcade – The Big Apple Coaster and Arcade.
13. In that same area – just down from MGM Grand is the M&M Store, with 4 floors of M&M memorabilia (and all kinds and colors of M&Ms) you can buy. There’s a mall right there, also, with stores to shop (Famous Footwear, Skechers, Ross, etc).
14. The Coke store. We love this one. 2 floors of Coke memorabilia (and sometimes the Polar Bear is there, ready to pose for pictures you can buy), Up on the 2nd level, take a load off and enjoy a fountain drink at one of the tables.
Have you traveled to Las Vegas with your kids? What other activities can you list that you did there with your kids?