Kid Friendly Activities in Las Vegas
Have you ever noticed how many kids you see in Las Vegas these days? That’s probably because the city takes lights, fountains and shows to a whole new level recognizing the more it can offer in kid-friendly entertainment, the more likely families will visit.
With plenty to do for grown-ups, the city’s luxury brand of hotels offers the best in hospitality for everyone in the family whether its shopping, sights or eating, the city is filled with extravagance! Each hotel typically features high-end entertainment from shows like Cirque de Soleil and illumination phenomes Penn and Teller, to magical acts and concerts. Here are a few places to start:
- Take your kids to Venice without the expense on a Gondola Ride at the Venetian.
- The Excalibur has a Tournament of Knights for the kids.
- A short history lesson of the Fall of Atlantis presented as a fountain and animatronic show in the Forum Shops at the Caesars.
- A 160-foot Big Shot ride at the Stratosphere hotel.
- The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.
- A spectacular light and fountain show from the front of the Bellagio.
- MGM Grand’s CSI Exhibit where your kids can be a detective!
Outdoor Activities Near Las Vegas
However, if you’re looking for quiet and fresh air, there are many attractions beyond the Vegas strip that make you appreciate how much Nevada has to offer in its natural beauty. Here is a list of suggestions within a several hour-drive that are worth exploring with the family.
- Mt. Charleston, is a ski resort located only 35 miles outside the city.
- Mt. Zion National Park is a 2.5-hour drive with rock formations and views worth every minute.
- Lake Meade – the 16th largest man-made lake in the US – is only 45 minutes away and perfect for swimming, boating, hiking and jet skiing.
- Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest state park and located 1 hour away.
- The scenic Death Valley, a 2 to 3-hour drive, is said to be North America’s lowest and driest spot.
- The Grand Canyon is approximately 2.5 hours from Las Vegas to the Skywalk, where visitors can walk out over a portion of the Grand Canyon for a exhilarating view and experience.