On a family vacation, kids feel like the luggage at times dragged around town from place to place with little or no say in the matter. Not so when visiting a city I am awful fond of, Vegas is never a drag for anyone including kids. In fact, I am starting to think the real fun in Las Vegas happens long before you turn 21! Where else can you ride a gondola, witness gladiators fight it out in the street and see a volcano erupt all in one day? Kind of like OZ, kids will feel transported to another dimension, a cool and crazy dimension that is undeniably Vegas and absolutely nothing like home. Here are some ridiculously fun things for kids that will relieve you of dragging or hauling them anywhere at any time in Las Vegas.
1. Enjoy a Tournament of Kings
The Tournament of Kings dinner show at Excalibur will transport you back to medieval times. Wouldn’t your kids enjoy watching a jousting match, spirited sword fights and fireworks over dinner?
2. See the fall of Atlantis, free!
The eleven-minute Fall of Atlantis show at Caesars Palace happens every hour on the hour featuring cool special effects and animatronic statues. It’s the perfect show to catch on your way for an epic sundae at…
3. Splendid Serendipity
Legendary in its own right, Serendipity 3 ice cream parlour is a little slice of heaven right in Caesars Palace. Make sure you save room for dessert you don’t want to forgo eating a deep-fried Oreo sundae!
4. Check out a Shark Reef, in the Desert
The Shark Reef Aquarium of Mandalay Bay is home to over 2000 sea-faring creatures including sharks, crocodiles, and a Komodo dragon! Mandalay Bay is one of many kid-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. Home for the sharks could be home for your family stay in Vegas.
5. Enjoy Rides of many Kinds
There is no shortage of amusement park fun in Vegas! Visit Coney Island at New York New York or Adventuredome at Circus Circus for all kinds of rides including thrilling coasters and games galore.
6. Take Time to Smell the Roses
Visit the Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio and feel like Alice entering Wonderland! The plants and flowers change with the seasons, but it is always a delight to see and smell. Make sure you check out the world-famous free fountain shows in front of the Bellagio. They combine dancing water that shoots skyward to lights and music to thrill visitors at various times throughout the day.
7. Visit Places Where Kids can Learn and Have fun!
Vegas has many great museums and learning opportunities that kids love. See how we look on the inside at the Bodies: The Exhibition at the Luxor or travel to the time of the dinosaurs at The Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
8. Behold a World of Chocolate
What really makes Las Vegas for kids? The chocolate!!! See how chocolates are made and sample a bunch too at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. Explore four floors devoted to candy at M&Ms World and 13000 square feet dedicated to treats at Hershey’s World and experience a sugar rush of epic proportions!