Las Vegas Family Vacation Ideas
Who needs Las Vegas family vacation ideas? You are wondering what to do in Las Vegas with kids, which attractions to take them to, what shows to see with kids? Here are some family friendly Las Vegas activities that kids and teens would enjoy.
Las Vegas For Kids
In all honesty, Vegas stopped being the ultimate family destination a while ago, but there are still plenty of fun family friendly Las Vegas activities
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.
How to Save on Las Vegas family vacation
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.
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Free Las Vegas Attractions for kids and Teens
And finally, if you are looking for free family friendly Las Vegas activities 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 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.
Family Friendly Las Vegas Shows
There are quite a few shows in Vegas tailoredfor 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! The shows we recommend for kids also 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. And, of course, there are plenty of magic shows that th little ones would love!
|Tournament Of Kings||Comedy Pet
||The Ultimate Variety
|Le Reve||Blue Man Group
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family friendly Las Vegas Attractions
|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 suitable 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 and cultural attractions you could enjoy during Las Vegas family vacation in 2013-2014. Most of these attractions 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 - perfect if you are looking for interactive Las Vegas activities for families, 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!.
Family friendly Las Vegas 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 family friendly Las Vegas attractions for your vacation.
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 .
Tours Recommended for Las Vegas family vacation
||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 during Las Vegas family vacation is of course the 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.
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 for those looking for adventurous Las Vegas family vacation with kids.
Hotels On The Strip Recommended For Las Vegas family vacation
During your Las Vegas family vacation, you will need a hotel to stay in. There are two theme hotels in Las Vegas suitable 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.
Hotels Off The Strip Recommended For Las Vegas family vacation
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!
Theme Parks For Las Vegas family vacation
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 for Las Vegas family vacation.
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)!
Las Vegas Arcades and Midways
Are you still looking for Las Vegas family vacation ideas 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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