Kid Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

July 11, 2013

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In my previous post 7 Reasons Why You Should NOT Take Your Kids to Las Vegas, I admitted that we made a mistake in taking our children on a family vacation to Las Vegas. Take a peek and learn from our mistake. Having said that, I do have some positive activities to highlight . . .

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

While I wouldn’t do it again, we did survive our trip and actually enjoyed a number of  family friendly activities in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas with Children

Shark Reef at The Mandalay Bay

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Shark Reef: Komodo Dragon

  • Shark Reef begins with a reptile section.

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Shark Reef: Walk Through Aquarium

  • It’s pretty darn cool to have sharks and fish swimming up, over and around you.

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Shark Reef: Sting Ray Touch Tank

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Shark Reef: Circular Jellyfish Aquarium

  • So graceful and deceptively serene.

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Shark Reef: Lion Fish Aquarium

Kid Friendly Las VegasShark Reef: Green Sawfish

  • The most impressive fish at the aquarium!

Las Vegas with Children

Bellagio Dancing Fountains

  • FREE! FREE! FREE!
  • show runs every 1/2 hour

Las Vegas with Children

The Dancing Fountains set to lights and music at the Bellagio are my favorite thing about Las Vegas. Let’s just say the Bellagio is the one bright spot in Vegas.

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

A walk through the Bellagio is the one Family Friendly stroll you’ll experience in Las Vegas. The hotel is simply grand and yet whimsical at the same time.

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

  • FREE! FREE! FREE!
  • Breathtaking, creative, unique, brilliant, colorful . . .
  • All in the comfort of cool air conditioning!

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

Don’t forget to look up while observing the Conservatory Gardens.

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

Bellagio Fiori di Como

  • The Lobby of the Bellagio is adorned by a chandelier filled with 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms by artist  Dale Chihuly.
  • FREE!

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

Each hand-blown glass blossom is dazzling. The display is gorgeous!

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

Caesar’s Palace Fall of Atlantis Talking Statues

  • Talking Statues tell the tale of The Fall of Atlantis.
  • Show includes lights, water and fire!

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

  • Young children may be scared by the drama.
  • Located at the very end of The Forum Shops.
  • Plan dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and take in the show.
  • FREE!

Las Vegas with Children

The Fall of Atlantis Fish Aquarium

  • An enormous fish aquarium filled with exotic fish is located adjacent to the Fall of Atlantis Statues.
  • FREE!

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

The Fall of Atlantis Aquarium actually rivaled the aquariums at Shark Reef. Our kiddos were captivated by the variety of fish in the circular tank.

Las Vegas with Children

Las Vegas Monorail

  • Our kiddos considered the Las Vegas Monorail an amusement park ride without loops and twirls.
  • It really is a must for getting from here to there with kids in Vegas.
  • Single ride $5.00, Daily passes available

More Family Friendly Options You Might Want to Checkout

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

The Signature MGM Grand

  • Three non-casino buildings with condo style rooms.
  • The rooms are big and spacious with kitchenettes.
  • Enormous bathrooms with Whirlpool spa tub and separate shower.
    • The huge spa tub was a hit with the kiddos!
  • Small on-sight restaurant and Starbucks.
  • We booked through vrbo.com (Vacation Rentals By Owner) and got a fabulous rate!

Las Vegas with Children

  • Each building has it’s own gorgeous pool and hot tub area. In the photo above, the children are enjoying an additional sunbathing pool.
  • The pools are quiet and private. Many days we had the pools all to ourselves.
  • You also have access to the sprawling pool complex at The MGM Grand.
  • We preferred our quiet, private pool areas.

Kid Friendly Places to Eat in Las Vegas

  • The Cheesecake Factory is located at The Forum Shops in Caesar’s Palace.
    • Take in The Fall of Atlantis Show located next to The Cheesecake Factory.
    • Casual dinning with good children’s menu.
  • Earl of Sandwich located in Planet Hollywood.

    • Good sandwiches, salads, fruit and yogurt selection.
    • Fast food choice without all of the fried food choices.
  • Hotel Food Courts
    • More budget friendly choices aimed at families.
  • Pizza Delivery
    • One night we had pizza delivered to our hotel (cheaper than dinning out) and enjoyed dinner and a movie in our room.
  • Be prepared, dinning in Las Vegas is not cheap.

Kid Friendly Las Vegas

Life with Jeannine

Have you and your children survived a Las Vegas Family Vacation? What are your thoughts. What family friendly Las Vegas Attractions have you enjoyed? Where did you stay, play and eat?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

shannon April 1, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Thanks for your advice. I won a trip to vegas from work, but I hate leaving kids behind. I don’t drink or gamble so i figured we could just bring them. You gave me so things to consider.

Jeannine April 6, 2015 at 7:20 am

Good luck planning your trip Shannon. There are definitely things for children to do in Las Vegas; however, it’s not the most overall kid friendly vacation spot.

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