While Las Vegas is known as the go-to destination for gaming, partying, and entertainment, the city also has a lot to offer for a fun Vegas family vacation. Las Vegas is packed with activities that kids will love, including kid-friendly restaurants, arcade games, lazy river pools, outdoor recreation, and themed Las Vegas hotel accommodations.
Here are the top activities to add to your list of things to do on your next family vacation in Las Vegas.
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1. Kid-friendly pools
If you’re looking for a pool complex that’s good for families, there’s no shortage of options on the Las Vegas Strip. Many of the hotels and resorts have massive pools, lazy rivers, waterfalls, and splash pad areas where your kids can cool off and enjoy some time outdoors. Some popular pools include:
- The Splash Zone at Circus Circus
- The pool at Excalibur Hotel & Casino
- Mandalay Bay Beach
- The Oasis Pool at Luxor
- The Family Pool at Flamingo
2. Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings
The Tournament of Kings experience at Excalibur is a truly unique dining option that includes dinner and an interactive show in a round theater arena. The performance tells the story of King Arthur and his knights who fight for their guests’ honor. Each knight represents a section of the audience, letting guests root and cheer for their favorite. Your kids will love the action, food, and fun time spent with the family.
3. The Midway at Circus Circus
One of the most popular destinations for kids in Las Vegas is located at Circus Circus on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip near Resorts World. The Midway at Circus Circus offers the best arcade games, classic carnival games, and live circus act performances you can enjoy for free. Catch a show, win some prizes, and take home some vacation memories.
4. Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
Another free thing to do in Las Vegas that your kids will never forget is The Wildlife Habitat at The Flamingo. The outdoor garden and wildlife exhibit features a flock of Chilean flamingos, pelicans, other wild birds, fish, and turtles. The beautiful waterfalls, streams, and foliage create a welcome oasis that will give your kids a break from the hustle and bustle on the Las Vegas Strip.
5. Hershey’s Chocolate World
A fun place for both kids and parents alike is Hershey’s Chocolate World inside New York-New York on the Las Vegas Strip. The flagship Hershey’s store is 13,000 square feet of chocolates, candies, fresh-made treats, and Hershey’s branded gifts and souvenirs. Get a picture of their 800-pound chocolate Statue of Liberty or personalize a chocolate bar with your name for a truly unforgettable trip.
6. Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
If your kids can’t get enough of nature and wildlife, you definitely don’t want to miss the opportunity to see the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Not only does it have one of the largest tanks in North America, but it’s also home to sharks, stingrays, exotic fish, turtles, and other sea creatures. Explore the aquarium on your own or book a chance to feed stingrays and sharks during an interactive feeding.
7. Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island
Fans of Marvel’s Avengers will have the time of their lives at this interactive experience that takes you through the history, science, and technology behind some of your favorite Marvel superheroes, including Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Thor. You’ll get to see some of their equipment, shields, weapons, and uniforms close up at Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
8. M&M’s Las Vegas
M&M’s Las Vegas gives chocolate lovers another good reason to visit the Strip. The 28,000-square-foot store features four levels of delicious tribute to these candy-coated chocolate bites with customizable M&Ms, fun exhibits, photo-worthy displays, and unique souvenirs. Your family will have a blast exploring the store — even if you choose not to indulge.
9. The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade
For one of the best views in Las Vegas, The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade really cannot be beat. As the largest observation wheel in North America, this immense Ferris wheel stretches 550 feet into the sky with enclosed pods that can fit up to 40 riders. The High Roller gives your family a chance to see Las Vegas from all angles and admire the stunning Las Vegas hotels, the flashing lights of the casinos, and everything else along the Strip.
10. Fountains of Bellagio
The Fountains of Bellagio attraction is a Las Vegas icon that is worth the effort to see. No matter your children’s ages, they will be awed by the stunning water feature that shoots choreographed jets of water into the air with beautiful lighting and music. The fountains run daily in front of the Bellagio Las Vegas and are free to viewers on Las Vegas Blvd.
11. The Botanical Gardens at Bellagio
The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are another exhibit at the Bellagio that you don’t want to miss. Their skilled horticulture and engineering experts put together seasonal displays using vibrant flowers, living plant material, lighting, water features, and man-made structures to create a transformative world you can explore for free. The Conservatory is open to all ages.
12. Kid-friendly restaurant options at Resorts World
If you’re looking for family fun restaurants or a place where you can have a special vacation dinner with your kids, Resorts World restaurants have everything you could want to make the most memorable meal of your trip. Be sure to check out these dining options:
- Aqua Seafood & Caviar Restaurant – Give your family a taste of decadence at the best seafood restaurant Las Vegas has to offer. With the freshest seafood and in a beautiful setting, your family will never forget this shared dining experience.
- Mulberry Street Pizzeria – Grab a delicious pizza and other Italian dishes at this casual dining establishment at Resorts World
- Sun’s Out Buns Out – Highlighting the humble ingredient of the egg, this creative eatery takes breakfast to the next level with fun dishes that your family will love
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13. Thrill rides at The STRAT
For older kids hoping to get their adrenaline pumping during their Las Vegas vacation, The STRAT has several thrill rides at the top of their sky-high tower, nearly 1,000 feet in the air. You can take your pick between the Big Shot, which shoots riders straight up a tower and back down again, or X-Scream, which dangles riders over the edge of The STRAT for a heart-pumping, weightless experience.
14. Fly LINQ zipline
Another thrilling adventure your family can do together is the Fly LINQ zipline that has you soaring over the LINQ Promenade from Las Vegas Boulevard to the High Roller. Choose to ride the zipline in a sitting position or fly head-first if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. And when you’re done, there are tons of restaurants, stores, and other attractions just a few steps away.
15. The Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York
Your family can also ride The Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York Hotel & Casino! At speeds over 67 mph, you’ll see Vegas from a whole new angle with a 203-foot drop and 180-degree loop high above the Strip.
16. Kid-friendly Las Vegas shows
A favorite thing to do for many Las Vegas visitors is to catch a live show on the Strip. While some shows may not be entirely appropriate for younger audiences, there are several live entertainment options that you and your kids can enjoy together. Check out:
- Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand
- Blue Man Group at Luxor
- Shin Lim at Mirage
- America’s Got Talent Superstars Live! at Luxor
- Mat Franco at The LINQ
17. Gondola ride at The Venetian
The gondola rides at The Venetian are not just for couples. The unique attraction features a ride for up to four people down the Grand Canal as a serenading gondolier takes you past shops, cafes, bridges, and balconies. It’s the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon and an excellent opportunity for a family photo.
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Family vacations are a time to build memories with your kids that can leave a lasting impact on their lives. When vacationing in Las Vegas, be sure to make it unforgettable with an elegant dinner that lets your kids and loved ones know how special they are. Book a reservation at Aqua Seafood & Caviar Restaurant for the best seafood and more on the Las Vegas Strip!