Las Vegas Family Vacation Ideas

Below are Las Vegas family vacation ideas! There are many things to do in Las Vegas for kids and teens, plenty of attractions, shows and tours. Here are some family friendly Las Vegas activities that kids and teens would enjoy.

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

Las Vegas Power Pass

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

Free Shows And Attractions in Las Vegas

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.

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Family Friendly Las Vegas Shows

There are quite a few shows in Las Vegas suitable 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
Tournament Of Kings
Comedy Pet
Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Jeff Civillico
The Ultimate Variety
The Ultimate Variety
Le Reve
Le Reve
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
Terry Fator
Terry Fator
Jabbawockeez
Michael Jackson
Live
Raiding The
Rock Vault
Legends In
Concert
Recycled
Percussion
Recycled Percussion show in Vegas

family friendly Las Vegas Attractions

Natural History
Natural History museum in Las Vegas
Lied Discovery
Lied Discovery Kids Museum in Las Vegas
M&M World
M&M World in Las Vegas
Railroad Museum
Nevada State Railrad Museum in Las Vegas
Nevada State Museum
Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas
Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones Experience in Las Vegas
Titanic
Titanic the exhibition in Las Vegas
Bodies
Bodies the exhibition in Las Vegas
Ethel M Chocolate
Ethel M Chocolates in Las Vegas
Mob Attraction
Mob Experience in Las Vegas
Mob Museum
Mob Museum in Las Vegas
CSI The Experience
CSI The Experience in Las Vegas
Madame Tussauds
Arnold Schwarzenegger at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas
Pinball Hall of Fame
Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas
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 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
Springs Preserve in Las Vegas
Shark Reef
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
Bellagio Gardens
Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas
Floyd Lamb Park
Floyd Lamb State Park in Las Vegas
Secret Garden
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas
Flamingo Habitat
Flamingo Wildlife Habitat in Las Vegas
Mystic Falls
Animatronic lioness at the Mystic Falls Park at Sam's Town Hotel in Las Vegas
Lake Mead
kayaking in Lake Mead near Las Vegas

Kids love nature and animals, and you can find a few amazing parks with wildlife in Las Vegas for kids. 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

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon and Colorado River from above
Red Rock Canyon
Calico Hills at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas
Bonnie Springs
Bonnie Springs/Old Nevada
Spring Mountain
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park near Las Vegas
Death Valley
Sailing stones at Death Valley - day trips from Las Vegas
Valley of Fire
riding a dune buggy in Valley of Fire
El Dorado Canyon
riding ATV at El Dorado Canyon near  Las Vegas
Zion National Park
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon
Monument Valley
Monument Valley

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.

Helicopter at Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour


Skywalk in Grand CanyonGrand Canyon and Hoover Dam With Skywalk


Helicopter at Grand CanyonGrand Canyon West Rim Sunset Helicopter


South Rim of the Grand CanyonGrand Canyon South Rim Bus with IMAX


Airplane Flight Simulator in Las VegasAirplane Flight Simulator


Double-Decker Bus of the Stars in Las VegasDouble-Decker Bus of the Stars


Hop-on Hop-off Double-Decker Bus Tour in Las VegasHop-on Hop-off Double-Decker Bus Tour


Red Rock Canyon Tour from Las VegasRed Rock Canyon Tour


Airplane ready to part of Grand CanyonGrand Canyon West Rim Tour With Skywalk


Desert Safari Hummer Adventure Tour from Las VegasDesert Safari Hummer Adventure Tour


Hotels On The Strip Recommended For Las Vegas family vacation

Four Seasons
Mandalay Bay
Excalibur
Circus Circus

During your Las Vegas family 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.

Hotels Off The Strip Recommended For Las Vegas family vacation

Desert Rose
Cancun
Alexis Park
Desert Paradise
Tahiti Village
Grandview
Westgate Flamingo

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

Theme parks in Las Vegas

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)!

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Las Vegas Arcades and Midways

Las Vegas arcades

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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