Visiting Las Vegas with Kids
Las Vegas is known worldwide as a flashy city with more than plenty to keep adults well entertained. Among gambling, nightclubs, and drive through weddings, it’s easy to see where “Sin City” gets its adults-only reputation. But not everyone realizes that Las Vegas doesn’t have to be twenty-one plus. The city that never sleeps is actually a multidimensional and family friendly holiday destination, and Las Vegas with kids is a great idea for your next vacation.
Where to Stay
Circus Circus: This hotel was specifically created for those planning a trip to Las Vegas with kids. Not only are the spacious rooms going to make children of all ages scream with delight, but the hotel also offers other perks, like the Adventuredome, a five-acre amusement park within the hotel, and the World’s Largest Permanent Circus, an all day long circus act where you can see jugglers and trapeze artists performing.
MGM Grand: Perfect for families with young children, this is one Las Vegas resort that you don’t ever have to leave. There are plenty of kid friendly activities and restaurants here, including the Cirque du Soleil and magician David Copperfield for entertainment and the Rainforest Caf? for some fun family dining. Kids will also love the enormous pool complex, with a 1,000-foot-long lazy river pool.
Where to Eat
Tournament of Kings: Doing Las Vegas with kids is easy with fun restaurants like Tournament of Kings. This dinner theater restaurant transports you back to the Middle Ages, where knights are jousting and ladies are dancing, while guests are encouraged to eat with their hands.
House of Blues: Live music and southern style food combine at this fun and thematic restaurant. A kids menu is available with a variety of choices such as chicken fingers and hamburgers. Adults will also love southern favorites such as baby back ribs and macaroni and cheese.
What to Do
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay: When visiting Las Vegas with kids you must make a stop at the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. This giant aquarium is sure to please with its large assortment of sharks, crocodiles, tropical fish, and stingrays. Kids can even touch some of the sea critters in a special area of the aquarium, which is an exciting way to end the visit.
Mirage Dolphin Habitat: Another very popular activity for families in Las Vegas is a trip to the Mirage Dolphin Habitat. Here, the family can observe dolphins in a specially designed habitat allowing more than eight times the space required by the government. Definitely an educational experience as well as highly entertaining, experts are available to answer any questions about these majestic creatures during your visit.
Las Vegas with kids is not only possible, it is recommended by many. Perfect for a weekend getaway, school vacation, or a longer holiday, a trip to Las Vegas with the family is a fantastic option. Just take a look at these recommendations for families, and start planning your own Las Vegas Holiday.
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About the author: Born with a love for travel, Lauren Aloise+ is exploring the world and writing about it from Madrid.