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Las Vegas with a Family
Nothing destroys a family vacation as much as the words, "I'm bored” or "What can I do now” and with this in mind, Las Vegas has gone to great lengths in recent years to add to its already formidable reputation as the "Entertainment Capital of the World” by including many things to do with kids in Las Vegas. Obviously Sin City is still the destination of high-rollers looking for big games, mega-casino adult resorts, adult entertainment and high-end shopping but scratch beneath the surface and you will find a treasure trove of adventure, activities and entertainment suitable for all members of the family, no matter what the age. Las Vegas for kids offers the opportunity for the whole family to enjoy some quality time together in a fun and rewarding way.
Family Friendly Hotels in Vegas
Firstly, find a Las Vegas family friendly hotel that offers all the fun and games and includes many child-friendly activities and amenities. Just avoid adult-only hotels such as the Bellagio and the Wynn (unless you and your family are booked in there) and head for one of the other many other options both on and off the Strip. With children's swimming pools, playgrounds and indoor playrooms there is plenty to ensure their amusement all day long.
Really good Las Vegas family friendly hotels include Circus Circus which offers a plethora of arcade games for the bigger children, circus acts that will appeal to the young and old and the entertaining Adventuredome theme park. The castle-themed hotel of Excalibur will transport the family back to medieval times with its carnival atmosphere and famous Tournament of the Kings Dinner Show where you can eat with your hands while watching knights jousting and armies invading.
Mandalay Bay also welcomes families and with its world-class shark tank, sandy beach and wave pool offers a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere for the entire family.
Things to Do with the Children on the Strip
The kids activities Las Vegas offer vary enormously and cater for all budgets and likes. A great time can be had by all by just wandering down the Strip and enjoying the many free activities and sights. Marvel at the Fountains of the Bellagio, enjoy M&M's World and the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. Take a gondola ride at The Venetian, step into the Steven Spielberg GameWorks offering all the high-tech wizardry in video games and be sure not to miss the heart-stopping and adrenalin rush of the rollercoasters at New York New York. These are just a taste of the many kids activities Las Vegas offers.
Outside of Town, But Plenty Good
When the thrill of bright lights, heady excitement and fast pace starts to dim, there are plenty of out-of-town kids activities Las Vegas offers. Find a quiet park and enjoy a family picnic and well-stocked ponds. Check out the zoological-botanical parks with exotic animals and birds, enjoy the outdoor activities of Springs Preserve and visit the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Museums offer insight into the history of Sin City with authentic train rides, Elvis memorabilia and interactive children's exhibits. Other things to do with kids in Las Vegas include a trip into the desert to bring the Wild West to life.
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada is a place where the whole family can enjoy a little bit of history that includes wild west shows, a petting zoo, exhibits and horseback rides. Take a drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, hike, walk or cycle and enjoy the spectacular views and colors of the Red Rock Canyon or thrill the kids with a helicopter or air flight to the Grand Canyon and enjoy a picnic on the rim or down in the valley on the banks of the Colorado Valley.
Bring the whole family and discover Las Vegas for kids with a wholesome atmosphere, great adventures and activities while also enjoying the famous bright lights, fabulous dining and shopping for which this city is so well-known.
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