Las Vegas might be famous for its clubbing and partying scenes, but it is also home to a variety of attractions perfect for families. With many activities already restarted and the strip set to fully reopen to vaccinated travelers by June, it’s a great time to plan your next vacation. Here are our top 10 family friendly things to do that you won’t want to miss on your next trip to the city!
1. Visit The Grand Canal Shoppes At The Venetian
The Venetian is one of Vegas’s many themed resorts, and in addition to hotel rooms, it is also home to the Grand Canal Shoppes. Its combination of a fun theme and a variety of stores and attractions make it a good option for people of all ages. In addition to checking out the stores, you can also look forward to unique attractions such as Gondola Rides.
2. Catch A Cirque Du Soleil Show
After a period of closure, Cirque Du Soleil is headed back to Vegas. Offering breathtaking acrobatics shows, this is an option sure to entertain the whole family! Shows are beginning again in June 2021, making it the perfect time to grab tickets for your upcoming trip! A couple of the shows include O, a classic partially aquatic Cirque show, and Mystere, a newer show.
3. Stay Or Play At Circus Circus
Here’s another suggestion for circus lovers – considers staying at, or at least visiting Circus Circus hotel. Like many of Vegas’s themed hotels, Circus Circus offers many attractions in their AdventureDome in addition to rooms. You can look forward to checking out the classic arcade, trying your hand at midway games, or getting a thrill at one of the hotel’s many coasters and rides.
4. Brave The X-Scream
Here’s one for families with older children as well as thrill-seekers! Check out X-scream, located at the STRAT. This hair-raising ride teeters over 800’ above the ground, giving visitors a truly memorable view of the city below. Children younger than 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Additionally, all riders must be at least 52″ tall to ride.
5. Stop By Hershey’s Chocolate World
Children with a sweet tooth will love a visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World! This giant candy shop offers a variety of fun, interactive experiences in addition to all the candy you could ever dream of. You can look forward to personalizing your own Hershey’s wrapper, trying a Hershey’s milkshake, and so much more!
6. Visit Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Get to see a variety of animals up close to Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay! This gorgeous aquarium is home to creatures such as sharks, piranhas, and a Komodo dragon. Timed entry tickets are currently required if you do plan on stopping by!
7. Visit The Fun Dungeon
Check out the Fun Dungeon, located at Excalibur Resort, to play a variety of games! You and your family can look forward to playing arcade games, midway games, and more at the Fun Dungeon. If you’re hungry after a long day of fun, the Fun Dungeon also features a Dairy Queen where you can grab a quick bite to eat or a refreshing treat.
8. Explore At Discovery Children’s Museum
Have some hands-on, interactive fun with a trip to Discovery Children’s Museum. This 3-story museum features a variety of exhibits kids of all ages will love. For families with young children, check out Toddler Town, a desert-themed playland. Or, for slightly older kids, explore The Summit, a tower that consists of 12 adventure-filled levels.
9. Go Mini Golfing
If you’re looking for a combination of spooky and fun, check out Twilight Zone Mini Golf by Monster Mini Golf in Vegas. You can look forward to exploring a blacklight mini-golf course that features a variety of ghouls and creatures the course. The location also features bowling and an arcade, for even more fun!
10. Visit Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden And Dolphin Habitat
If your family is looking to see even more animals, head over to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Home to animals including dolphins, tigers, and lions, an outing here will make a truly memorable experience! In addition to viewing the dolphins, there are generally a variety of VIP packages as well as meet and greets. Special experiences are currently not running, however, meet and greets with the dolphins – which include a photo with them and the opportunity to feed them – are!
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