Vegas + Kids. It’s still feels like a confusing math problem. You think you’ve solved it, but it doesn’t quite feel right. Sure there are plenty of roller coasters, water shows, and M&Ms to keep your little ones occupied, but what else is there to do in Las Vegas with kids?
There’s tons. Really.
You’d be surprised just how much Vegas offers children that is educational, artistic, adventurous, and fun! Here is our list of unique and local things to do in Las Vegas with kids.
Pick up some cupcakes from Sprinkles, and enjoy the excitement through a child’s eyes, while riding the High Roller capsulated observation wheel slowly soaring 550 feet over the Strip.
A Kid-Friendly Show
Kids will love seeing the drumming paint scene in the Blue Man Group or the water acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil’s “O.”
Take your comic fanatics to the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Through a series of interactive minigames and exhibits, S.T.A.T.I.O.N. peratives explore the case files of Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man, ultimately becoming de facto members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
At KISS by Monster Mini Golf, the two worlds of KISS concerts and pyrotechnics, and the quiet, relaxing game of golf, come (or actually clash) together in a custom-designed, glow-in-the-dark adventure. This indoor experience presents 18 holes of rock ‘n’ roll miniature golf, complete with music from a live DJ.
The Container Park, located in Downtown, is an open-air shopping center and play space built from repurposed shipping containers. Dome, a glowing sphere, isn’t just a pretty sculpture, it’s a portal to other worlds. Inside The Dome, a 4K Ultra HD video stretches across the ceiling, creating 360° imagery that immerses viewers into the worlds of dinosaurs, aliens, and more!
The Container Park can offer a whole day of fun for the kids. After passing by a 55-foot-tall praying mantis statue, your kids will have a blast in the children’s park, interactive play areas, slides, giant foam blocks for building, and more.
This hands-on interactive experience puts you right in the middle of the action, as you step into the shoes of a real crime scene investigator. You will match DNA, compare tire tracks, examine bullet casings, and blood splatter. Gross! Then head to the state-of-the-art crime lab to see if you’ve ID’ed the suspect to receive an official CSI diploma.
If you have little ones, this may be the highlight of your child’s time in Vegas. The museum is three stories tall and full of hands-on interactive exhibits. Among the highlights are Eco City, Water World, Young at Art, the Summit (a 70-foot-tall tower packed with scientific experiments on 12 levels), and Toddler Town.
The attraction is built around the Neon Boneyard, a two-acre campus that features more than 200 vintage signs and marquees from the Vegas glory years.
Explore the real stories and actual events of mob history through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind mob and law enforcement artifacts found inside the restored 1933 former courthouse.
Where to Stay
Being smoke-free and casino-free, Elara is a perfect resort to take kids.
If you are traveling with kids, get one of the Elara cabanas for the day. You can choose from poolside to second story to have a shaded oasis for the day. You and your family will be treated to a mini fridge filled with water, a couch, cushioned chairs, dining table, ceiling fan, and a flat screen TV.
To Do: Family Movie Night & Pajama Party. Book one of the rooms with a movie projector screen and you can enjoy free movie rentals, big-screen style in the comfort of your condo. Order pizza or pick up food from one of the many restaurants in the Miracle Mile Shops.
Situated on the northern end of The Strip, this HGV is elegant, comfortable, and filled with family-friendly activities. The newly remodeled (and huge!) Marketplace offering Starbucks coffee, grab-n-go items, groceries, sandwiches, and fresh baked pizzas.
The outside amenities is where it’s at for kids. The pool area is complete with multiple waterfalls and water volleyball, casual cabanas and cornhole. Brand new sports courts including basketball, pickleball, and shuffleboard offer family fun outdoors. Indoors you can enjoy family games of shooting pool or ping pong.
With condos up to two bedrooms, this HGV is situated adjacent to the new LINQ shopping, dining, and entertainment promenade. You and your kids can quickly get to In-and-Out Burger for dinner, dessert at Sprinkles Cupcakes, and then finish the night with a ride on The High Roller to take in all the lights and red rocks of Vegas.
At the resort you can enjoy access to the ultimate pool scene of The Flamingo, or enjoy a much quieter pool time at the HGV pool and hot tub. You can also plan a family BBQ outside among the gorgeous landscaping.
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Kiddos!
Staying at one of the high-energy, mega resorts on The Strip is certainly fun, but all the noise, smoke, and crowds can make you and your kids want to depart after 48 hours. HGV offers the same luxury and hip-factor you’d find elsewhere, but with a more calm, fresh, and spacious feel. You and your kids can certainly relax for a long weekend or even a week, and not care to go back to reality. Don’t forget to get a Go Card through PartnerPerks to use at popular attractions for the ultimate Las Vegas with kids experience!