Visiting Las Vegas with your kids can be pretty challenging. After all, most people visit “Sin City” to have a great time with friends and workmates at their casinos and entertainment establishments.
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Fortunately, Las Vegas also has numerous attractions meant for the whole family. But before you plan your vacation, you need to know the dos and don’ts when visiting Las Vegas with your young ones.
Things to Do When Visiting Las Vegas with Kids
Las Vegas is home not only to casinos and other nightlife establishments. Here you can go to museums, national parks, and other attractions. To fully enjoy your time in Las Vegas, you must carefully plan the itinerary and map out the child-friendly attractions you want to see.
1. Family-friendly shows
Las Vegas also has several water parks, such as the Shark Reef Aquarium in Mandalay Bay and Siegfried and Roy’s Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage.
If you could get your hands on Las Vegas show tickets, visit the Treasure Island exhibit, which features Marvel’s Avengers heroes like Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man.
2. Las Vegas’s many kid-friendly attractions
Las Vegas has dozens of magnificent kid-friendly tourist spots that can make your vacation exciting and memorable. Take your family to the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum and let them enjoy different educational exhibits and fun activities.
If your kids love sweets, they will surely enjoy going to Hershey’s Chocolate World or M&M’s World, where kids can create customized chocolates.
3. Consider booking a hotel off the Strip
Staying in one of the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip is a great way to relax after a busy day of exploring the city. These hotels are also within walking distance of some of the iconic places in Las Vegas, such as the outdoor fountains at the Bellagio.
While hotels at the Strip are costly, you can be assured that it’s more appropriate for children. The areas outside the Strip where the smaller and cheaper hotels cater to adult activities, especially at night.
4. Get out of the city
And if you still have time, why not visit the majestic Grand Canyon? Las Vegas is also surrounded by several conservation areas and parks, including the Red Rock Canyon and Death Valley. You can also go to the Hoover Dam, which is only 36 miles from the city and opens at 5:00 A.M.
5. Go sightseeing in the morning
Do a bit of sightseeing in the morning when the temperature is much lower, and the crowds are smaller. Walking at the Strip and other popular areas will give you a different perspective of the city known for its nightlife.
Things NOT to Do When Visiting Las Vegas with Kids
Some places in Las Vegas are off-limits to young people, especially near the tables and slot machines of casinos. Please follow these simple rules if you want your vacation to go smoothly.
1. Don’t explore the Strip on foot and at night
While the Strip is quite a sight at night, it’s not the best place for children, given the many clubs and casinos in the area. Furthermore, the sidewalks are crowded during these hours, and you risk exposing them to some inappropriate night activities. If you want to go around Las Vegas at Night, we recommend taking a taxi instead of walking.
2. Don’t book your vacation without consulting a calendar
Las Vegas often draw large crowds of tourists and locals alike, especially from March to May and September to November. These months have the most moderate weather and are suitable for roaming outside the city. Consult your calendar so you won’t miss any significant events or special occasions.
Don’t forget snacks!
If you want to avoid expensive snacks and long lines while in Las Vegas, buying drinks and food is best before you hit the city. Always carry munchies and extra bottles during your trip to avoid those “hangry” moments with your kids.
3. Do Choose the Right Hotel
Choosing the right hotel is one of the best decisions you can make when you visit Las Vegas. If you are staying there for a few days, we recommend getting accommodation that offers the best comfort and amenities while still within your budget range.