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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Kid Friendly Las Vegas: Family-Friendly Things to Do and Places to Stay in Vegas





Got a family vacation in mind this year but still haven't decided where to go? If it's been a while since you've visited Las Vegas, it's time to go. And this trip, bring the kids! That's right. Las Vegas is now more kid friendly than ever. Nowadays, Vegas is just as kid friendly as Disney, and with just as much to do for kids of all ages. Going on vacation to Las Vegas with children may sound a little hard to make exciting for the kids, but with so much to offer parents may be pleasantly surprised. Today, Las Vegas holds something for everyone at every age. Check out these reasons why Vegas should top your next family vacation travel list and see list below of the most popular hotels and resorts preferred by vacationing families.


Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden And Dolphin Habitat, Las Vegas


Las Vegas Amusement Parks, Theme and Water Parks


Here are the thirteen major play spots on and off the Strip that will keep your kids smiling.

* Adventuredome
* Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden And Dolphin Habitat
* Doolittle Pool
* Freedom Park
* Coney Island Emporium
* Star Trek: The Experience
* Buffalo Bill's Amusement Park
* Stratosphere Tower
* Las Vegas Wet'n'Wild Water Park
* The Eiffel Tower Experience
* The Roller Coaster at New York New York Hotel & Casino - See Video Below
* SPEED the Ride
* SkyMania Fun Center


Las Vegas Wet'n'Wild Water Park


Keep your eyes open for the little tucked away fun spots that you'll find inside all the Vegas kid friendly resorts like Excalibur, the fairytale castle, is every bit as impressive as the one that the famous mouse lives in.

Las Vegas Kid Friendly Shows and Restaurants


Depending on the season and who's in town, there are always at least 20 great kid friendly shows that your children will still be talking about long after their Vegas family vacation is over. Some of the shows include:

* Blue Man Group
* Lance Burton Magic Show
* World's Largest Permanent Circus
* Gregory Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater
* Monty Python's Spamalot
* Steve Wyrick Magic Show
* Xtreme Magic Show Starring Dirk Arthur
* ICE at the Riviera Hotel and Casino

And don't miss the Tournament of Kings interactive dinner show at the Excalibur Hotel Casino. And speaking of dinner, a family friendly vacation requires child friendly restaurants, and Vegas is overflowing with them.

The Rainforest Café at the MGM Grand Casino is among the many top kid friendly restaurants in Las Vegas. You'll also want to experience the Pasta Pirate at the California Club, and America at the New York New York.

Other Vegas Family Friendly Vacation Ideas

If you want to sneak a few educational experiences into your Vegas kid friendly travel plans without the little ones being any the wiser, Vegas offers plenty of options. Topping the list is the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, followed by the Lied Discovery Museum and the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

Kid-Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Vegas


Of course, some Vegas resorts make a better family choice than others. Many of the following offer cribs and other family-friendly amenities; great pools; kid-oriented attractions; rooms big enough to fit extra family and in some cases even camps and other organized activities for kids.

Excalibur Hotel Casino



The Excalibur Hotel and Casino is located at the end of the strip in Las Vegas and is the perfect example of how kid friendly Las Vegas can be. The Tournament of Kings jousting dinner show, the Fun Dungeon arcade, and accommodations in a medieval-style castle make this hotel one of the best family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. Excalibur Hotel Casino is actually a castle with a drawbridge and a colorful atmosphere. More than 4,000 rooms are available and the rooms are some of the most inexpensive on the strip often ranging from about  $35. The shows and attractions are sure to thrill all ages. From 4-D Sponge Bob ride, puppet shows, Louie Anderson and a ventriloquist to adult themed activities such as golfing and castle walk which features shopping strip, and Sylvia Brown to do readings and a tournament of kings for everyone. If you are planning a vacation to Las Vegas for children you can book online and save money on each night you stay.

Tournament of Kings Dinner Show at the Excalibur




MGM Grand Hotel Casino




While this is a kid friendly Las Vegas hotel, it is for the older kids. There is not as much for the smaller ones. This hotel has over 5,000 rooms available and boasts Lion habitat 8.5 acres just 12 miles from the hotel. There's a five-pool complex which features a long, winding river pool with waterfalls and fun, cave-like grottos. The casual dining includes Emeril's, a sea-inspired restaurant offering Louisiana Creole flavors by chef Emeril Lagasse and at the Rainforest Cafe with its 10,000-gallon salt water aquarium, kids will enjoy the rainforest decor, periodic mist showers and animatronic gorillas. The kids can also enjoy the magic of David Copperfield or Cirque du Soleil which allows children from age five or older.

Rainforest Cafe - MGM Grand Hotel & Casino




Stratosphere Hotel



Finding a thrill in Las Vegas for children that are a little older can be easy. At the Stratosphere Hotel there are rides guaranteed to make you scream. The big shot will take you 45 mph straight up 160 feet and let you dangle 1,081 feet above the strip. Other rides include the X-Scream, Insanity ride and a much calmer observation deck that is the tallest in the U.S.

The X-Scream at the Stratosphere Hotel - Casino & Resort Hotel






New York New York Hotel & Casino






This hotel's signature feature is it's 67-mph roller coaster that takes off from the lobby and wraps around the hotel. The hotel also houses one of the biggest arcades in Las Vegas, and walking through the faux New York City neighborhoods and eateries is a little like walking through a Disneyland village.


The Roller Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino






Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa



A half hour off the Strip The Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is great for smaller children. Red Rock has 850 rooms and offers family-friendly extras such as the multiplex Regal Cinema with showing of adult and children movies. Here vacationing families dominate the scene, especially at the huge wading pool with sprinklers. There's a 72-lane bowling alley, a kids' club and babysitting service. Kids Quest has an indoor playground with a giant maze and jungle gym and supervised activities, from arts and crafts to karaoke; accepts children from six weeks to 12 years old; hourly rate, depending on age. If you are going to Las Vegas for children's attractions, this floor to ceiling climbing zone provides more than 35 attractions for children.

Other popular family-friendly hotels and resorts in Las Vegas include:

Bellagio Las Vegas
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino
Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa
Hilton Grand Vacations Club On The Las Vegas Strip
Wyndham Grand Desert

If you have time, take the kids on a tour of the Grand Canyon in nearby Arizona. It's a once-in-a-lifetime trip that your kids will be telling their kids about. A little closer to Vegas is the Red Rock Canyon, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Lake Mead, and the Floyd Lamb State Park.

Kid Friendly Las Vegas is worthy of a visit, so make it your preferred family vacation destination.





Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon




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