Fun things to do in Las Vegas are as numerous as options in a buffet line. This Summer we've got fun for everyone, from Cirque du Soleil shows to the High Roller observation wheel and Adventuredome. What to do, what to do? It's all here. Ready to explore Vegas activities?
Voted Best Family Show in Las Vegas by LasVegasKids in 2018, Mystere by Cirque du Soleil features breathtaking acrobatics in a show room where every seat is offers outsanding views. There are plenty of shows in Las Vegas, many in fact are family-friendly, but few offer the quality of Mystere.
This 550-foot tall observation wheel has a 360 degree view of Las Vegas. Instead of those old two seaters that seem to rock back and forth precariously, you'll be stepping into a state-of-the-art air-conditioned pod that's roomy enough for 40 people. You may walk around and take pictures from every possible angle.
If you and your children love the excitement of the Big Top, you'll adore the atmosphere of this hotel. Circus-Circus Hotel Las Vegas is a family-oriented casino hotel comprised of three multi-story towers connected by a sky shuttle. It is not the most luxurious hotel in Vegas, but it's pretty convenient.
Experience a spectacular story unfolding amid its pools, platforms, tunnels and overhead. A riveting pre-show begins as characters appear, swimmers gliding through the water, angel-clowns materializing among the audience and an array of strange creatures, aerialists and other performers. Then, as fire, water and smoke appear, the action begins all around you.
It's hard to put the Blue Man Group into words: take a rock concert and a comedy show, add a heaping dash of whimsy, stir in unrivaled creativity and a generous pinch of high-tech visual treats. Shake well and serve! There’s no act in the world like Blue Man Group, and their enduring popularity proves it.
Here's a bonus tip for scrolling down this far! Things to do in Vegas are generally cheaper mid-week since weekends are when most tourists visit the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM Grand is located across from New York-New York, Excalibur and Tropicana hotels assuring your family will be within close proximity of some of the best attractions and shows in Las Vegas. The hotel is one of a few stops on the Las Vegas Monorail, so you'll find it a breeze to get to a number of other Strip hotels and attractions.
The Eiffel Tower Experience, located at the Paris hotel, is one of the top things to do for Las Vegas visitors. Take a glass elevator to the 50th floor for a panoramic view of Las Vegas from this half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. Along the way, your tour guide, will point out can't-miss Vegas landmarks.
Fans of Criss Angel & Cirque du Soleil get to see a unique combination of the two forces. The show features Angel's magic and well-known stage presence presented with the artistic flair that is Cirque du Soleil's signature. The main focus of every act is Angel's magic. The set and illusions are stylized with a gothic feel much like an old-fashioned circus.
Delano Hotel and is a non-smoking, gaming-free, all-suite hotel, that's perfect for families due to its proximity to tons of fun things to do, shows, and restaurants. Best of all, Delano offers free access to the Mandalay Bay Beach complex!
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 linked in their destinies and their destinations.
LOVE by Cirque du Soleil takes audiences on a magical journey through the fantastical world depicted by the music of the Beatles. Acrobatics, aerialists and a cast of colorful, intriguing characters combine to create a mystifying visual pared with the already sensational soundtrack.
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!
In the inimitable style of all Cirque de Soleil shows, 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.
Dive into the world of The Avengers, where you can explore the history and scientific origins of the Marvel characters. From interactive minigames to exhibits featuring Captain America's uniform, to a green-screen photo experience with several Avengers-themed backgrounds. Best yet might be the interactive experience that allows guests to try on Iron Man's suit and go for a drive via virtual reality.
This may be the best family attraction on the Vegas Strip. 14 exhibits are devoted to more than 2,000 animals, including crocodiles, piranha and 15 species of sharks. A 1.3 million gallon shipwreck allows visitors experience an almost 360-degree view, teeming with sharks and fish, through an acrylic tunnel. The Touch Pool is where guests can touch a collection of animals including sharks, rays or horseshoe crabs.
GameWorks features more than 200 games organized into several themed attraction areas. Try your hand at new games like Dance Revolution and Indy 500, or reminisce with old favorites such as PacMan, Centipede, and Asteroids. There’s also a carnival-style “Big Win Zone” where visitors can collect tickets for winning and redeem them for great prizes.
Step into the shoes of a real crime scene investigator working to solve one of three different murders. Helped along by videos featuring your favorite characters from the CSI show, as well as real-life forensic experts, you’ll match DNA, compare tire tracks, examine bullet casings and determine if you’ve correctly identified the murderer! If you have, you’ll receive an official CSI diploma.
With lifelike wax creations of over 100 celebrities, Madame Tussauds lets you “grab hold” of your favorite stars. From Brad Pitt, Will Smith and George Clooney to Britney Spears, Sandra Bullock and Angelina Jolie, you’ll have pictures to show everyone who you hung out with in Vegas.
The sinking of the Titanic on April 14, 1912, was one of the worst human disasters. More than 90 years later, it continues to educate and fascinate young and old. In this 25,000-square-foot exhibition at the Luxor, you’ll relive the calamity.
This world famous oasis by Siegfried and Roy showcases their dedication to animals in a unique and unforgettable setting. Lush greenery and jungle themed music abounds as you wander through the Secret Garden see white tigers, lions, leopards, and other endangered species.
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: sans utensils!
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 at MGM Grand Las Vegas. Voted 'Best Family Show' and 'Best All Ages Show’ for three years in a row, Jabbawockeez is modern dance at its most fun and most accessible.
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.
More things to do in Las Vegas
- Big Apple Rollercoaster
- AdventureDome Theme Park
- Voodoo Zip Line
- Town Square Children's Park and Playground
- Fly LINQ
- CBS Television City Research Center
- M&M's World Las Vegas
- Tree House & Play Zone at the Container Park
- Adventuredome Videos
- Red Rock Canyon
- Brooklyn Bowl
- LINQ Promenade
- Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
- Fall of Atlantis Show
- Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York
- Free Town Square Shuttle Service
- Whole Foods Market Town Square
- Town Square Movies In The Park
- AMC 18 Movie Theater at Town Square
- Atomic Testing Museum
- The Toy Shack
- Hershey's Chocolate World
- SlotZilla Zip Line
- Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix
- Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
- The Springs Preserve
- Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing
- Las Vegas Ice Center
- Las Vegas Natural History Museum
- The Neon Museum
- Top Free Attractions in Las Vegas
- Free Circus Acts
- The Stratosphere Tower
- Big Shot at Stratosphere
- The Fountains of Bellagio
- Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand
- Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour
- Pirates 4D
- Mirage Volcano
- Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
- Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
- Laser Quest
- Town Square Las Vegas