10 Things To Do In Vegas With Kids
When I told people I was going to Vegas with my kids, they kept staring at me as if I was crazy or out of my mind (they probably recalled that crazy place when they went for spring break or a bachelor party). However, that was not my case, the experience overall was unique!
Moreover, it may seem impossible, but we successfully had a one-week spring break (2022) vacation in Vegas with the kids. Therefore, I think this post could be helpful for any other family taking their kids there.
Hence, these are my top 10 things to do in Vegas with Kids:
1. Circus Circus Hotel
First, let me tell you, if you do not have kids, there are plenty of other hotel options for lower prices and better quality.
The above statement can resume many expectations you may have (expecting nice rooms, a friendly gym, nice hallways, etc.). However, if you are reading this, it is quite probable that you have kids, and well, if you prioritize your kids, this hotel is a great option.
With that said, we loved this hotel, but just because of the kid’s games. Indeed, my kids had a fantastic time, and, as a father, that’s everything that I wanted for them. Whereas you may have other things to do for kids in different hotels, at this hotel you have:
- Arcade games
- Roller coasters
- Fair games
- Free circus shows it’s only here. AND THESE ARE AMAZING.
- And the prices for the game cards are reasonable, with around 30 dollars per kid, they can play for up to 1.5 hours.
On the other hand, if you don’t have kids and still reading this review, let me tell you what I do not like about the hotel:
- The rooms are big but super old.
- The buildings (outside/inside) are aging. And you can notice this.
- The bathrooms are old. Not in good condition.
- The elevators are old. They worked, but they made a lot of noise (which is scary).
- I could continue with the negative things, but they are all around the aging of things in this hotel.
- The same I post as my google review: https://goo.gl/maps/83r5RXP2kztwwAPJ8
Hotel and hospitality
2. Hop-on, Hop-off
The Hop-on, Hop-off is a great thing to do with kids to get to know each part of Las Vegas. Also, even when you are tired of walking, you can rest on the bus or if you are tired of walking from place to place, you can just take a bus; since, their frequency is every 15 minutes.
According to Expedia, you can pay a regular hop on hop off bus for around 48 dollars, or you can choose a local insider tip and use the buses from Las Vegas Deuce (https://www.lasvegashowto.com/las-vegas-deuce), where a 24-hour ticket cost 8 dollars. Plus:
- The buses have AC
- You can use it as many times as you want during those 24 hours.
- I used the go-through all Vegas from the Las Vegas Sign down through the stripe to old Downton (Freemont Experience).
3. Marvel Station
At first, we were super excited about this; I think it is excellent to go, but not with high expectations. However, let me be clear, my kids loved it, but to be honest, this place is like a marvel interactive museum.
Why? Most of the “attractions” are simple sculptures/dolls/puppets with brightening lights and LED screens. Therefore, if you expect anything you could find at Universal Studios, forget about that.
Moreover, they only have one interactive game (using some remote control), but it seems that it was created with Windows 95. Terrible game and user experience. Not cool.
Again, maybe I was the problem here because I expected too much as a Marvel fan (and probably because of the ticket price)! But overall, you may spend a good 1 hour here with your kids.
You can find more on their website: https://www.stationattraction.com
4. The Venetian, Gelato at Venice.
Have an ice cream (Gelato in Italian) while walking through the streets of Venice. If you have never been to this hotel, just by stepping inside of it, you have a unique experience. Moreover, the whole hotel is a recreation of Venice, Italy, including the architecture, roads, parks (piazzas in Italian), gondoliers, bridges, and even the sky. Of course, you realize it’s fake, but everything is so lovely your kids will love it.
Definitely, this is a must-go, and the best part: it is free.
In regards the ice cream, there are many places inside the hotel, but the one I recommend is Co Co Lini II. This place has no great reviews, but its location is all.
Finally, you can find out more about this hotel here: https://www.venetianlasvegas.com
5. Ice Bar (Minus 5 Experience)
One cool thing to do with Kids is the Ice Bar inside the Venetian Hotel. Again, I am all about experiences for my kids, and I think this is one of them.
In brief, this place is intended for Adults (like almost everything in Vegas) as the ticket prices include different drinks and the price ranges vary base on that. However, I still think is a pleasant experience for kids and pretty affordable.
Finally, you can find more info here: https://www.minus5experience.com/locations/venetian/
6. Cirque Du Solei – Mystère
Extremely exquisite experience for both Adults and Kids.
What’s more -as described on their website- this show combines powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics, and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Furthermore, deemed a theatrical “flower in the desert,” Mystère thrills generations of audiences with its exhilarating blend of whimsy, drama, and the unimaginable brought to life on stage.
Finally you can find more information visiting: https://treasureisland.com/shows/2/mystere-by-cirque-du-soleil
7. Bellagio Water Show
This is a free activity and totally worth it, located in front of the Bellagio Hotel.
As they state on their website, “The Fountains of Bellagio were destined to romance your senses.”
On the hotel website, they also state “There is nothing like seeing them in person.” but I will give you a quick peek and let the following video speak for myself
8. Monorail between hotels
Compared to everything so far, not sure if this is a must-do, however this is free and fun. So, if you want to do this, there are three free trams that operate between Mandalay Bay and Treasure Island. Again, for the kids is fun and this can help you stay off your feet and still enjoy the majority of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Moreover, just a quick clarification here, this monorail is not the same system as the official Las Vegas Monorail that operates on the East side of the strip; which is actually paid.
Finally, for more information, you can check this article: https://www.vegasunzipped.com/las-vegas-strip-trams/
9. David Copperfield’s show
There are no photos or videos because they are not allowed during the show (they remove you from the show if they catch you recording).
However, let me tell you, I am a big fan of David. Indeed, I used to watch him on the TV when I was a kid. Despite he is getting old, his magic is not. Compared to other magicians out there, his show was great for the kids! Indeed, I cannot explain how amazed they were by every trick he performed. I recommend going here.
Finally, for more information you can check their website: https://mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/david-copperfield.html
10. Grand Canyon with the Helicopter Experience
Lastly, you must do the Grand Canyon experience. At these days, there are many ways of doing it, but if you have the chance to do the helicopter ride, it’s a fantastic experience.
On the other hand, the price per passenger (including kids) goes around $500 each (I know, not cheap).
However, the whole experience is:
- A bus will pick you up from the hotel.
- Take off from a private airport.
- Fly over the Hoover Dam
- Fly in between the Grand Canyon valley
- Stop at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to have breakfast
- Fly back to the airport.
- Bus back to the hotel.
Once again, a lot of stimulation for the kids and grown-ups! It is a must-do-in-vegas.
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We sincerely hope you use these tips to the maximum and enjoy the reading.
See you next time!