Las Vegas, Nevada is of course known as Sin City for many appropriate reasons. But what is less known is that many people head over to Vegas for a great vacation that includes bringing their kids along! Of course, Las Vegas is a nightlife-driven city with tons of non-kid-friendly activities such as gambling, nightclubs, and bars. But the truth is, finding exciting and appropriate activities and a suitable place to stay in this desert town is easy. Read on for a guide on kid-friendly hotels, places & activities in Las Vegas.
Family-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas
Before we get into the exciting things this Nevada city has to offer, let’s find somewhere to stay!
With around 143,117 available lodging rooms, Vegas has something for everyone. If you like to party, Vegas is the spot for you. If you are looking to avoid the ringing sound of the slots at the casinos, you will want to do a little research before you take off to McCarren International Airport. Check out the following recommendations for great “low-key” accommodations that are appropriate for families.
While not the most economical option, we love recommending the Waldorf Astoria (recently rebranded from the Mandarin Oriental) to families. While some might wonder why the glorious resort features no casino, family-oriented visitors can enjoy a smoke-free option while being located right on the Las Vegas Strip. Soak up the desert sun at the world-class pool, grab a culinary-inspired meal, all while avoiding the “sinful” vibe the strip has to offer.
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
An off-Strip option for families looking to preserve some of the typical features of a Vegas vacation without getting the kids in the thick of it, Green Valley Ranch offers opulent architecture, a huge pool, and tons of family-friendly restaurant options on-site. There’s also an on-site movie theater where the kids can stay occupied while you visit the casino.
Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
Offering the seclusion from the Strip and providing all the various activities you could want from a Vegas resort, Red Rock is a local favorite thanks to its shockingly reasonable prices. Your family will love the resort’s famous buffet and the fact that there’s an on-site kids’ club to provide fun and childcare if you want to hit the casino.
Fun Things to Do
Now we have a place to stay, let’s explore Las Vegas!
Explore the Strip
The world-known Las Vegas Strip is an exhilarating sight for anyone. The lights stretch for miles and can even be viewed from as far as outer space!
Take a spin on the Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York New York for a quick thrill, grab a burger at Shakeshack and take in the LV experience
Head to Fremont
Make sure to add historic Las Vegas to your trip by taking a stroll down Fremont. As the first paved road in Vegas, this area has a ton of interesting historical elements. Try ziplining above downtown Las Vegas or heading over to the shark tank at the Golden Nugget. This area is also great to just walk around and explore the endless sites and taste the exciting food.
Driving just 40 minutes east to the Hoover Dam is a great way to spend the day as a family activity. Check out the wild 726-foot concrete gravity dam while standing next to both Pacific Standard Time and Mountain Standard Time. Spending the day at Hoover Dam is a great way to decompress from the Las Vegas Strip.
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While visiting Las Vegas is not the most common family vacation, there are definitely many awesome things to do with your kids. Check out Vacation Renter for other informative and helpful guides on traveling as a family!