Las Vegas For Kids, Teens and The Whole Family
Top Attractions, Shows, Museums, Arcades and Other Things To Do in Las Vegas With Kids
Is Las Vegas for kids or teens? In all honesty, Vegas stopped being the ultimate family destination a while ago, but there are still plenty of things to do in the city! Besides, for some families it's not even a question whether to bring kids with them on vacation in Las Vegas or not. At least our family has no choice, as we don't have anyone to leave our kids with. So if your family is like ours, you can still get the most of your vacation. Here are some wonderful things you could do with your kids here.
Visiting Las Vegas Family Shows in 2013s
Permanent Family Shows in Las Vegas
There are quite a few shows in Vegas tailored or appropriate for kids and teens, although most of them have age restrictions of 5+. But then you wouldn't normally want to take 2 year old for a show as they can't even sit still!
|Le Reve||Tournament Of Kings||Comedy Pet
|The Ultimate Variety
||Blue Man Group
||Terry Fator||Recycled Percussion
The shows we recommend for kids include: Cirque du Soleil (all except Zumanity - which is strictly adult show! However, even for Cirque du Soleil kids need to be at least 5 years old.
||Michael Jackson One
||The Beatles: Love||Criss Angel Believe
The following magic shows are also appropriate for kids.
||Penn & Teller
|Nathan Burton||Criss Angel||Mike Hammer
How to Save on Attractions
First thing you will need (not that you can't do without it, but it will save you a lot of money) - is the Las Vegas Power Pass. For one relatively low price you will get free access to many great attractions in Vegas. It's best to rent a car, because the Power Pass includes attractions in different parts of the city and it will be quite costly to hire a taxi and too long to travel around by bus.
Museums in Las Vegas For Kids and Teens
|Natural History||Lied Discovery||M&M World||Railroad Museum
|Nevada State Museum||Chuck Jones||Titanic||Bodies
|Ethel M Chocolate||Mob Attraction||Mob Museum||CSI The Experience
|Madame Tussauds||Pinball Hall of Fame||Thrill Rides||Arcades
It might not be the cultural capital of the world, but there are quite a few museums in Las Vegas for kids and their families! Some example include: the Natural History Museum whose name speaks for itself, Nevada State Railroad Museum where little ones can see and ride vintage trains, Nevada State Museum - a hidden treasure located inside the Springs Preserve park, and Lied Discovery Children's Museum that is the largest life and science lab in Las Vegas for kids.
There are plenty of attractions in Las Vegas for kids and their families. Most of them can be enjoyed by adults, teenagers and little children. Although we think the following attractions are more geared towards older kids, but you know your child better.
The highly controversial Bodies - The Exhibition displays real bodies and body parts - here your children can learn about healthy body vs. unhealthy. Titanic is a small museum that recreates the story and displays artifacts that belonged to passengers from the famous ship. Other attractions included here are Ethel M. Chocolate Factory, Mob Attraction that is the coolest interactive attraction in Las Vegas for kids, Mob Museum (not to confuse with Mob Attraction), CSI The Experience, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum and The Pinball Hall Of Fame where you can play pinball games on machines dating back as far as 1900's!.
Parks, Zoos and Aquariums
|Springs Preserve||Shark Reef||Bellagio Gardens||Floyd Lamb Park
|Secret Garden||Flamingo Habitat||Mystic Falls||Lake Mead
Kids love nature and animals, and you can find a few amazing parks with wildlife Vegas. Springs Preserve is a great park with plenty of family activities and a few cool displays where your kids can run, bike and learn about green living. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is an amazing indoor aquarium with beautiful exotic fish and other sea creatures. Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a free indoor garden with amazing flowers that change every season - one of the coolest free attractions in Las Vegas for kids and adults.
Other parks we've included here are Floyd Lamb State Park, Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, Mystic Falls Park, and Lake Mead .
Trips To National Parks
||Red Rock Canyon
|Valley of Fire
||El Dorado Canyon
||Zion National Park
Our favorite thing about Vegas is it's location. No really! It's located so conveniently that it's very easy to get from the city to great national parks. The most poplar trip from Vegas is Grand Canyon. Other national parks you could explore with your children while on vacation in Vegas are Death Valley, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon.
Tours For Kids and Teens
While there are about 200 different tours in and around Las Vegas, not all of them are suitable for little children. If tours is something your family wants to do during your vacation, we have compiled a list of the most fun tours in Las Vegas for kids and teens.
Arcades And Midways in Las Vegas For Kids and Teens
Are you still looking for things to do in Las Vegas for kids and teens? There are a lot of great arcades, midways, mini golf and other family activities in Las Vegas. Great kids arcades are the Fun Dungeon at Excalibur Hotel, Carnival Midway at Circus Circus, Coney Island Emporium with hundreds of video games and arcades located inside the very popular amusement park at New York New York hotel.
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Amusement Parks and Thrill Rides
Vegas is home to so many great amusement parks and other thrill rides that if your kids or teens are into this stuff you will never get bored! That's not the case with our two boys, they are more into animals and fish, haha! But nevertheless, we've made the research for you and are happy to recommend the following amusement parks in Las Vegas for kids and teens.
Insanity and X-Scream are insane rides located at the Stratosphere Hotel - the tallest hotel in Vegas. The Adventuredome is probably the most popular amusement park in Vegas, located at Circus Circus hotel. The Roller Coaster at New York New York is a fantastic ride that goes around the entire hotel (on the picture)!
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Free Shows And Attractions in Las Vegas For Kids and Teens
And finally, if you are looking for free things to do in Las Vegas for kids and teens - there are some wonderful shows and attractions that don't cost a dime! Strictly speaking, not all of them are geared towards little children, but all of them are clean enough so kids can enjoy them together with you.
Some wonderful free shows in Las Vegas for kids include the erupting Volcano at The Mirage, the dancing Fountains at Bellagio, the Fall of Atlantis show of moving statues at Caesars Palace, the light show of The Fremont Street Experience.
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On Strip Hotels in Las Vegas For Kids and Teens
During your vacation, you will need a hotel to stay in. There are two theme hotels in Las Vegas for kids - they were actually built with kids in mind. They are quite affordable and offer plenty of kids activities. Circus Circus is built in a shape of a traveling circus, and runs a free show called Circus Acts. Excalibur is built in a shape of a medieval castle, and runs a theme dinner show Tournament of Kings.
The other two hotels that we included - Mandalay Bay and Four Seasons are fun for both adults and kids - they offer plenty of things to do for the whole family.
Off Strip Family Resorts in Las Vegas For Kids and Teens
Did you know that not all the fun in Vegas is on The Strip? Most of it, yes, but there are many small quiet resorts, hidden behind the huge hotels or off the Strip. What make these resorts a great choice for Las Vegas family vacation is that they look so much like resorts in the Caribbean. They have great swimming pools and water parks, and you could stay there all day long and feel like you are somewhere in Tahiti. If you suddenly feel like experiencing the "real" Vegas - it's just across the street!\
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