Contrary to popular belief, Las Vegas can certainly be a family destination, and it is.
Las Vegas, Nevada isn’t just a great place for bachelorette parties and last minute weddings. It can also be a great vacation for families with children of all ages!
With Circus Circus’s Adventuredome, the Bellagio Fountains, the High Roller and more, Las Vegas, Nevada has so much to offer to fill this next awesome family getaway!
Things to do
Adventuredome theme park
Enjoy kid-friendly attractions like mini golf, bumper cars, a smooth Ferris wheel and rolling roller coasters, plus classic arcade games, a virtual reality room and more! There’s plenty to do at the Adventuredome, with rides suitable for all ages, sizes, and thrill-tolerances. Thrill seekers and gamers alike will likely want to spend a whole day here, as there are plenty of entertainment opportunities for kids and their parents.
- Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. or midnight
- Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to midnight
- Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. or midnight
The Adventuredome’s hours of operation depend on COVID restrictions and other variables, so be sure to check the schedule in advance!
- Pay to play (or ride the rides)
- All-day bracelets: 48 ” and over: $ 33.9547 and under: $ 19.95
- Location: Circus Circus Hotel & Resort
- Address: 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Advice: It is much cheaper to buy a wristband than to pay for each trip independently. If the kids want to stay longer than thirty minutes, getting the bracelet is the way to go!
On the softer side, a peaceful evening watching the Bellagio fountains can be a great activity for kids. A perfect and relaxing conclusion to a fun-filled day, this classic attraction is a Las Vegas must-see that guests won’t want to miss! Watch the water jump and dance to familiar music, accompanied by a dazzling array of light effects in this fabulous (and free) activity.
- Saturdays and holidays: every half hour from noon to 8 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight
- Sunday: every half hour from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 7:00 p.m. to midnight
- Monday to Friday: every half hour from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to midnight
* Price: Free
- Site: Bellagio Hotel and Casino
- Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Advice: Make dinner reservations ahead of time, as most people like to eat right before or right after the evening shows!
High Roller Observation Wheel and LINQ Walk
The tallest observation wheel on the entire planet, the High Roller is another Las Vegas staple that visitors won’t want to miss. On each thirty-minute ride, guests will have an exceptional view of the outer Las Vegas valleys as well as a good perspective of the twinkling lights and landmarks of the Las Vegas Strip. Be sure to check the height restrictions before going to make sure toddlers are tall enough to ride!
The noria más alta del mundo se llama Ain Dubai, opened in October with 250 m of viola. Para haceros una idea, the noria más alta ahora (High Roller, in Las Vegas) mide 167.6 my el London Eye se queda in 133 m, casi la mitad. pic.twitter.com/ZxAbNG9gjs
– Laura Sacristán (@Lau_sacris) September 23, 2021
- Every day, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Day: Adult: $ 25, Youth: $ 10
- Night: Adult: $ 37, Youth: $ 19
- Site: LINQ Walk
- Address: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Advice: Don’t forget to take a look at the nearby FLY LINQ zipline for an even more exciting addition to the High Roller!
A fantastic opportunity for a fun photoshoot, kids will enjoy taking selfies with realistic wax representations of various Marvel superheroes, famous athletes and celebrities like Miley Cyrus. Madame Tussauds is also a great place to bring very young children who might not appreciate the more rhythmic attractions as the museum is very laid back and quiet!
- Sunday to Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Children 3 to 12 years old: $ 24.95
- Adult: $ 29.95
- Address: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Ste. 2001, Las Vegas
Shark Reef Aquarium and Beach at Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas seems to have it all, and that includes an aquarium! The Shark Reef Aquarium and Beach at Mandalay Bay is a great choice for families looking for a little educational content and spectacular views of ocean life to complement their Las Vegas vacation! With over fourteen exhibits, including an area where you can walk through an underwater tunnel and a fantastic beach just steps away, this attraction is sure to be a hit with everyone!
Shark Reef Aquarium Hours
- Every day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Children 3 and under: Free!
- Children 4 to 9 years old: $ 19
- Adults: $ 25
- Seniors: $ 23
- Hours: Every day, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Hotel guests: free!
- Children 3 and under: Free!
- Children 4 to 16 years old, $ 10
- Adults: $ 20
- Site: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
- Address: 3950 S, Las Vegas Boulevard
In conclusion, a trip to Las Vegas, or “Sin City”, should not be for adults. While sometimes referred to as a city designed to party, parents can find plenty of exciting things to do in this popular tourist destination for hard-to-please kids and teens.
Whether the days are filled with adventures at the Adventuredome or wandering around Madame Tussauds and the Shark Reef Aquarium, families will have fun in Las Vegas, Nevada!
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