Guide to a Las Vegas Trip with the Whole Family

Guide to a Las Vegas Trip with the Whole Family

When traveling to Las Vegas as a tourist, there seems to be the general idea that it’s a place suited only for adults. But it’s no longer just a place for gambling, bachelorette parties, and good old fashioned debauchery. It’s now a growing city with its own history and culture. And because not every adult out there is into the idea of strip clubs and all night poker sessions, The Strip has become a pick-your-own-adventure scenario, depending on who you’re there with. There are tons of family-friendly options that will allow you to visit this famous city without spending all night holed up in a windowless casino or club.

Gondola Ride at The Venetian

Modeled after the beautiful canals of Venice, Italy, The Venetian offers gondola rides in the man-made canals that go in and out of the hotel. The gondoliers wear the classic attire, and you can ooh and ahh at the beautiful sights inside the hotel as well as outside on The Strip.

Fountains at Bellagio

This is a classic Las Vegas attraction, and the best reason to get outside and go for a family walk on The Strip. The fountain show happens every 30 minutes during the day, and every 15 minutes after 8:00pm.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at Mirage

Experience a face-to-face interaction with these exotic and beautiful animals. Dolphins and tigers and lions and leopards, oh my!

The Fall of Atlantis show inside The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace

Once an hour, The Forum Shops puts on animatronic show that has become a true Las Vegas classic. It tells the story of gods and goddesses and even has a scene with real blazing fire! Plus, it’s been voted the best shopping destination in the city.

The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas

Even though it’s a 10 minute drive from The Strip, this museum is worth it and will please the entire family. Las Vegas was built on the base of organized crime, and the museum offers an interactive journey through the very true stories of this sordid part of American history.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum at The Venetian

Take pictures with your favorite celebrities at this world-famous wax museum! They have the classic Las Vegas stars like Elvis and the Rat Pack, and newer celebrities like Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

This aquarium has fourteen exhibits displaying over 100 different underwater species. They even have a Touch Pool where the whole family can touch a rotating collection of animals that includes sharks, rays, and crabs.

M&M’s World on The Strip

An enormous four-level monument to the M&M’s brand that offers a personalizing candy station and a free 3-D movie showing.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor

Go here to experience the story of this famous tragedy. It offers 250 authentic artifacts to see and also some recreations of actual rooms on the ship.

Big Apple Coaster and Arcade at New York New York

Ride a thrilling roller coaster and then go play in the Coney Island themed arcade. Plus, the New York New York park offers lots of good NY-themed food, like hot dogs and there's even a Shake Shack s o you can pretend you’re really in the Big Apple!

Bodies… The Exhibition at Luxor

This famous exhibit is not only interesting, but a chance for the whole family to learn about the anatomy of the human body. Fun and educational.

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus

A full indoor theme park right on The Strip! Ride some rides, eat cotton candy, and get a caricature drawn of the entire family.

CSI: The Experience at MGM

This quintessential Las Vegas adventure transports you right into an episode of this popular TV show and let’s you solve a crime with your family. Truly an experience to remember.