Looking for things to do in Las Vegas with kids? We've got tons for the kids that they'll ACTUALLY want to do! We've got you covered with our list of fun, family-friendly activities and entertainment for your family trip to Vegas.
The Tournament of Kings turns into a holiday wonderland. There will be the mythical Merlin and even falling snow! It's the perfect way to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season. Get Tickets Here
The world fell in love with him and his magic on NBC's "America's Got Talent," and now we're claiming Mat Franco as our own with his headlining magic show at The LINQ. Winner of season nine, this guy has already proven that he has the mojo to wow a massive audience with his sleight of hand and out-of-this-world magic. Oh, and his charisma just cranks it all up to 11. Tickets from $58
This holiday themed performance is Las Vegas' most famous holiday tradition, done in the style of those great family TV specials of the past. Get Tickets Here
Mystere, by Cirque du Soleil an amazing sensory experience, colorful costumes & wild acrobatic. Tickets from $77
American's Got Talent, the ultimate competition show up close and personal in Vegas! Tickets from $55
Dec 17-24, 2022: Santa Claus steers his sleigh from the North Pole to Las Vegas to find out who's been naughty and nice. Children 12 and under receive a FREE photograph with Santa Claus. Throughout the day, Santa Jaws will "swim" by to join the kiddies for a photo. Santa will put on a SCUBA suit and plunge into the shipwreck exhibit to wave farewell alongside his underwater friends before going back to his elves and reindeer.
Tickets from $24
Shin Lim learned his world-class magic skills from: YouTube! You don't want to miss this show. Tickets from $77
Shark Reef offers 14 exhibits with more than 2,000 animals, including 15 species of sharks, crocodiles and piranha. Tickets from $24
Watch master magician David Copperfield's perform his world renowned illusions live in Las Vegas. Tickets from $89
LOVE by Cirque du Soleil takes you on a magical journey through the fantastical world depicted by the music of the Beatles. Tickets from $70
The newest celebrities in Vegas are 30 furry criters--all once in animal shelters--and one clown named Gregory. Tickets from $29
With FlyOver, you feel like you're flying but you're not! It allows you to dip, soar, and coast through the skies at the world's most beautiful destinations, using special effects like mist, wind, scents, and motion to make the ride feel almost completely authentic. Tickets from $26
Marvel Avengers STATION is an interactive exhibit and attraction bringing visitors into the world of The Avenger. On display is an extensive range of authentic props and costumes from the Marvel Avengers movies. Tickets from $25
Be prepared to have your mind freaked by master illusionist Criss Angel. Get Tickets Here
Take a ride to the top of SkyPod, the 1,149-foot-tall tower and the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. Ride ALL the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping thrill rides. Take a selfie at the selfie-spot and check out the indoor & outdoor observations decks. Get Tickets Here
This 550-foot tall observation wheel has a 360 degree view of the Las Vegas Strip. You'll love seeing all the Vegas sights from far atop this gigantic ferris wheel which is taller than the famous London Eye! Get Tickets Here
If your thrill-seeking kids are looking for exciting things to do in Las Vegas, look no further! Fly LINQ is the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip! Get Tickets Here
KA is a coming-of-age tale, presented in Cirque's now legendary 'feast-for-the-senses' style that is, at the same time, exhilaratingly beautiful. Inspired by the Egyptian idea of 'ka a spiritual duplicate' the show tells the story of twins, male and female, who are separated and finally reunited. Get Tickets Here
We love this new Vegas family activity: this family-friendly attraction brings kids all of the totally not weird grocery store items you can expect from your absolutely regular singular dimension. For all of your family's free-range, organic, mind-bending nutrients, visit your galactically local Omega Mart today! Okay, so Meow Wolf Omega Mart is obviously not your usual neighborhood supermarket, which begs the question, what is Omega Mart? It's a 52,000-square-foot interactive art installation that features work created by a wide range of local and international artists that you can find hidden around every unexpected corner and through every interdimensional portal. Your kids will love this place! Get Tickets Here
"O" weaves an aquatic tapestry of eye-catching moments with world-class divers, synchronized swimmers and performers of every description. Defying gravity and the human imagination, the show embraces the magic of music, extraordinary costuming and the surreal, moving every element out-of-the box to provide once-in-a-lifetime entertainment. Get Tickets Here
Tournament of Kings transports audiences into the legendary realm of King Arthur. Forget the average ‘dinner and a show' night out: this is an immersive and interactive experience like no other. The theater-in-the-round arena hosts valiant knights on horseback jousting for their honor while you enjoy a hearty three-course meal eaten medieval-style: without utensils! Get Tickets Here
Dance enthusiasts and casual fans alike will find plenty to love in this high-tech mix of stunning hip-hop influenced choreography, special effects, and the group's trademark flair. Get Tickets Here
There's no act in the world like Blue Man Group, and their enduring popularity proves it. Blue Man Group can be called the ultimate sensory overload show. This show is fun, bright, visual, colorful, funny and bursting with theatrics and entertainment. There's a reason why 35 million people around the world have attended a Blue Man Group performance, because it's fun and creative and bizarre. Get Tickets Here
When Terry Fator and his puppets are a marriage made in Sesame Street heaven. Without each other, Fator would have been just another middle-aged singer to walk across the stage on "America's Got Talent." And, well, the puppets would still be puppets. But thanks to their exposure of winning "America's Got Talent," Terry Fator has capitalized on his success and now headlines in Vegas with essentially a puppet show. Get Tickets Here
Barbie The Exhibition takes you from 1959 to present-day; examining how pop culture and fashion trends have shaped the Barbie global phenomenon. The exhibition features a multi-million dollar collection of hundreds of artifacts of Barbie including the original 1959 Barbie and an original Barbie Dreamhouse. Get Tickets Here
Mac and his goldfish (don't worry, we won't spoil the surprise for you) have been renowned fixtures of the Las Vegas show circuit for over a decade and it's easy to see why. At first glance, his retro style may be off-putting, but don't be deterred by the plaid suit and bad haircut – retro doesn't mean old-fashioned, and in this case it certainly doesn't mean boring! This is one of the few afternoon shows in Vegas and it's perfect for a family break. Get Tickets Here
If it's condensed theatre you want, it's condensed theatre you'll get. Welcome to Potted Potter, the widely imaginative continuation of the J.K. Rowling star character Harry Potter and his gang of friends. Rather than recreating the successful New York City theatre performance, this show attempts to combine all seven Harry Potter books into one 70-minute show. Get Tickets Here
Hoover Dam Tours are plentiful, after all these are top things to do in Las Vegas with family. We'll help sort through all those tours and help you find the perfect one for you. After you get picked up, kick your feet up in the bus and enjoy what happens next. With seats and foot rests that are probably more comfortable than your living room recliner, you're seeing the Hoover Dam is the best way possible. You've even got a swanky restroom on board in case of potty emergencies on the way to the Hoover Dam. Your friendly tour guide will give you a rundown of everything you can expect to see at the historic Hoover Dam (including the generator room). You'll learn about the construction and what it takes to keep this colossal man-made wonder running smoothly. Families, here's your chance to get off the Strip and into the great outdoors! Get Tickets Here
If your kids (or teens) are grown up enough for this Las Vegas attraction, it's a super fun, outdoor thing to do while in Vegas. Suitable for beginners and experienced riders, this ATV tour takes you to places in the Mojave Desert seldom seen. Come prepared for adventure -- this is the longest ATV adventure offered in Southern Nevada. You will be escorted in a van to the staging area in Jean, Nev., where your ATV will be waiting. After a short safety briefing, you will begin a two-hour ride through rugged desert and mountain terrain, riding through historic Hidden Valley, near extinct lava beds and across dry lakes. You also will enter the rugged McCullough Mountain Range for more trail riding. This tour covers anywhere from 20 to 50 miles of desert terrain, depending on group size and riding level. This tour includes bottled water. The morning tour includes a stop in Primm, Nev. for a short break. Get Tickets Here
The perfect day in Las Vegas for families is a tour to world famous Hoover Dam. Travel in style in a custom Tour Trekker vehicle and enjoy free lunch and admission fees. Get Tickets Here
Area 51 Tour is a "Top Secret" and seriously fun attraction that proves Area 51 really does exist and who knows, on this tour you just might see alien space crafts or even some well armed top secret military facility guards. The truth is out there and now you can conduct your own search when you visit a number of famous locations frequented by UFO enthusiasts. Your tour begins with a quick stop near McCarran International Airport where you can see the planes for Janet Airlines, the airline that doesn't exist and never has! This fleet of unmarked jets transports workers to and from Area 51. Enjoy a scenic drive by SUV through some of the most desolate desert in the world and on your way view some very unusual ancient Indian petroglyphs that resemble aliens. Next you will explore a mysterious dry lake bed, the site of a number of UFO sightings. When you return home you might think of this Area 51 tour at the one of the more unusual things to do in Las Vegas ever! Get Tickets Here
Take a ride to the top of SkyPod, the 1,149-foot-tall tower and the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. Ride ALL the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping thrill rides. Take a selfie at the selfie-spot and check out the indoor & outdoor observations decks. Go ahead, give it a go and challenge your comfort zone. If you're wondering what to do with the kids in Vegas this weekend, this might be a darn good option.
The Fremont Street Experience "turns up the wattage" in downtown Las Vegas every night with spectacular computer generated Light and Sound shows. The components of the light and sound show constitute a modern technological and engineering marvel, the only one of its kind found anywhere in the world. The space frame towers 90 feet above a four-block section of Fremont Street and serves as a display system for the shows. The canopy houses 2.1 million lights, capable of producing millions of color combinations and 540,000 watts of concert-quality sound.
Tucked into a tiny corner of Fremont Street in downtown Vegas, nestled at the end of Fremont Street near Denny's, is a hidden gem that will awaken the child inside all of us. If you can still fondly recall toys you played with when you were a youngster, then the Toy Shack is place that will come alive for you. From old X-Men figurines to plastic WWF stars and even old Ghostbusters memorabilia. What's more, there are old arcade games, a tall gum ball machine, tons of Hot Wheels, a collection of Barbie dolls, and the list goes on. There are rows full of toys from decades ago that will no doubt bring back lots of memories. If you're in Vegas with kids, the good news is that they won't mind spending time here either! The Toy Shack sells toys for children six years and older. Your young ones will marvel at all the toys on display and of course, they'll press you into purchasing one, or two toys, or even ten. Caution, prices are known to run on the higher end.
The Container Park, located in Downtown Las Vegas, is an open-air shopping center built from repurposed shipping containers. Located just a few blocks away from the Fremont Street Experience, this open-air shopping center filled with boutique retail shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. Marking the entrance is a 55-foot metal preying mantis sulpture which shoots flames during special evening occassions. Once inside the park you'll be surrounded by restaurants, bars, and retail outlets. The feature attraction for kids is the children's park. Located in mostly a shaded area (key for those hot summer months) the park contains a 33 foot tall slide sure to delight the advertureous child in your group as well as a NEOS playground, an electronic game that requires kids to chase after flashing lights. Also at the children's park are large foam blocks, sort of like giant sized Lego, for building, throwing and jumping on! There's a one-of-a-kind interactive play area where both children and adults can have fun and be active while exploring their creativity. Be sure to try SasaSweets Chillspot's one-of-a-kind frozen treats and Sweet Spot Candy Shop's vintage and classic candy. Children are not permitted after 9pm, even still, Downtown Las Vegas doesn't get much more family-friendly.
The Mob Museum is going to expose you to history that your school textbooks didn't dare to cover. Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Stewart Avenue and Third Street (right by Main Street Station), The Mob Museum is an interactive attraction showcasing the history of these famed gangsters. Here you'll get an inside look at organized crime's impact not only in Las Vegas, but its influence in America and the world.
This behind-the-scenes tour conducted by the Golden Nugget marine biologists shows you the inner workings of an incredible 200,000 gallon Las Vegas shark aquarium. Learn what sharks and fish dine on and how the feeding process works. You'll even go home with a souvenir shark tooth.
Hoover Dam was a marvel of engineeering in its day (and still is). The size and scale of the dam is impressive: at its base, Hoover Dam is as thick as two football fields measured end to end! It produces more than four billion kilowatt-hours each year which is enough to serve electricity to 1.3 million people! On top of being a workhorse, Hoover Dam is a popular tourist attraction with almost 1 million visitors annually.
Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Zipline in Boulder City--just 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip--gives you the chance to "fly" and experience the beauty of the Southwest desert mountains. You'll sit in your own paragliding harness that's suspended from cable wires. Travel from one point to another by flying over the desert ecosystem from the top of Red Mountain. Some riders have reached speeds of 50 miles per hour.
Explore Lake Mead on a paddle-wheeler boat, viewing amazing sights such as Hoover Dam and the Arizona Paint Pots. Your tour begins with a stop at Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering feats ever accomplished. There you will take a guided tour starting at the visitor's center that will include an informative movie, a trip to the generator room on the Nevada side and time to explore a number of exhibits at the center. After a 90-minute stay at the dam you will move on to Lake Mead. Here enjoy the largest man-made lake in the United States with more than 550 miles of shoreline. Board the Desert Princess, a three-level Mississippi-style paddle wheeler with two enclosed climate-controlled decks and a third observation deck.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory provides free fun for parents and children when visiting Las Vegas. Touring the Las Vegas factory along with visiting the Botanical Cactus Garden is free of charge. Although samples of decadent, gourmet chocolates are given out at no charge, mom, dad, and the kids will find it difficult to leave without buying some of the delicacies to take home.
The surf culture of the 1960s lives on at Cowabunga Bay. A wood-paneled station wagon, bright floral beach umbrellas, and a 1967 Volkswagen bus parked alongside the lazy river all showcase the water park's vintage aesthetic. The 35,000-square-foot wave pool even features a backdrop inspired by drive-in theaters, allowing visitors to debate the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey while swells roll into shore. Cowabunga Bay was voted Las Vegas' best waterpark and features over 25 water slides and attraction.
Water parks abound in the desert, but Wet 'n' Wild offers something for every member of the family. With adult slides, rides for teens, as well as kiddie pools, for the diverse family, there's an option for everyone.
Three-stories tall in stature, the Discovery Children's Museum 58,000-square-foot building is home to nine-themed exhibition halls totaling 26,000 square feet of interactive hands-on core exhibits. The musuem location is a safe, easily accessible, family-oriented destination.
If you love animals Las Vegas Natural History Museum will make for a fun few hours. At the museum you'll encounter dinosaurs, whales, sharks, and wild native Nevada animals.
So you like beef jerky? But have you tried exotic jerky made from Alligator, Buffalo, Ostrich, Elk, Kangaroo, or Beef Jerky Milk Chocolate? This Zagat rated store will surprise you with its vast seletion of jerky and dried fruits.
This two-acre musuem consits of 150 old neon Vegas signs housed in the Neon Boneyard Park. Neon Museum Boneyard is only available to the public through an hour long guided tour. Tours are available seven days a week and tour times vary based on the season.
There are lots of great pools for kids in Las Vegas and after you've walked the Strip, conquered Big Apple Coster and fired away at New York-New York's 32,000 sq ft arcade, you'll be ready for some R&R, and few cities do H2O fun like family-friendly Las Vegas. The Mandalay Bay pool is quite possibly the coolest pool in the world! Circus-Circus Hotel's Splash Zone and Pool includes a hand full of whirlpools a 50 foot slide tower featuring three slides!
This thing to do in Las Vegas is not only fun, it's one of the best entertainment values in Vegas has to offer. Why? It's free! Look to the center stage of the Carnival Midway where Circus Circus Hotel presents the world's largest permanent circus with live acts every day! You'll see dazzling aerialists, trapeze artists and clown shows. Performances start at 11 a.m. daily. This is a favorite free and fun kids activity in Las Vegas. Looking for more Free Things To Do in Vegas for Families?
It's Vegas and thus, it's hot! If you've got small children this is a wonderful thing to do with them: one of the best options for cooling down from the desert heat is to visit the Children's Park and Playground at the popular outdoor Town Square Shopping Mall. With a number of play areas that are either in shade, in trees, or in a fountain, your kids will have fun and stay cool. If you're looking for a cheap family activity in Vegas, this is a great one.
High up on the list of beautiful and spectacular sights that are a must-see for every Las Vegas visitor of any age are the Fountains of Bellagio located at Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas. As an added treat, this is one of the few shows in Vegas that is not only G rated from start to finish, but absolutely free! Furthermore, every show is synchronized to different music, so you and your kids can take in the spectacle again and again. The music runs the gamut from old standards by the likes of Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson to the latest electronic dance music from Tiesto. Or you might be treated to a show tune or classical music. If your kids are into different kinds of music, they will probably recognize and be able to tell you not only a particular song's artist, but also its title. This might just be on of the best shows in Las Vegas due to its accessibility and price point--free!
This December in Las Vegas is bursting with activities, events, shows and concerts.
So, this is our list of the best things to do in Vegas with kids. We know, we know, it's pretty long and extensive but there's something for everyone here. Have something to add? Or a comment or suggestion? Let us know.