There has long been a perception that Las Vegas is for adults only. That there is nothing for kids to do in Las Vegas. In fact, Las Vegas has been referred to as a “Disneyland for Adults”. All of this can be attributed, in a big part, to the fact that Las Vegas is dominated by a large number of flashy and themed casinos where you can participate in various gambling activities.
In the United States, people are required by law to be at least 21 years of age in order to gamble and Las Vegas is not exempt from this. But the good news is that there are indeed things to do in Las Vegas for kids. So, my aim today with this post is to help you sort all this out by offering you a few things to do in Las Vegas that you can do with kids.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
This attraction is located at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in the Las Vegas Strip. The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat will make you feel like you are in a tropical setting. There are four pools at the attraction containing 2.5 million gallons of water in total. These pools are home to gorgeous artificial reefs.
The attraction is home to the bottlenose dolphins, including a new baby dolphin who was recent born this past August. This baby dolphin represent the fourth generation of bottlenose dolphins at this attraction. The baby dolphin and its mother, Bella, can be found in the Birthing and Research Pool. White tigers, white lions, and leopards can also be found at this attraction along with the bottlenose dolphins.
There are a few exciting activities available to take part in. These include Trainer for a Day, Painting with the Dolphins, and Yoga with the Dolphins. The admission prices for this attraction are $22 per adults and $17 per child aged between 4 and 12. These aged under 4 gets free admission.
The High Roller
The High Roller is located at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in the Las Vegas Strip. This is the tallest observation wheel in the world at 550 feet tall. There are over 28 capsules that can hold up to 4o people on each. Each capsule is large enough that you can walk around within it. Each ride on the High Roller will last for about 30 minutes.
You will get a sweeping 360 degree view of not only the Las Vegas Strip, but also the broader Las Vegas region. In fact, you will be so high on the observation wheel that you can see up to 25 miles in every distance that you look when the sky is clear. The ticket for the High Roller ride will start at $20 per person.
Las Vegas Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
The Las Vegas Eiffel Tower is located at the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino in the Las Vegas Strip. This is a half scale replica of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The viewing deck is about 460 feet high. You will be able to ride a glass elevator all the way up to the top of the Las Vegas Eiffel Tower. You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip and its world class hotel and casinos.
There is also a restaurant, known as the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, located on the 11th floor of the Las Vegas Eiffel Tower. If you are looking to buy a souvenir photo, you can do so at the Total Snapshot kiosk located onsite. The ticket for the ride up to the viewing deck starts at $13 per person.
Tournament of Kings Dining Show
The Tournament of Kings Dining Show is located at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in the Las Vegas Strip. This is an exciting medieval dinner and show. This takes place in a 900-seat theater-style arena. You will get to watch an epic battle between rival groups of medieval knights. Knights can be seen riding around on their horses and wielding their knightly swords. There will also be special effects too.
You will be given a three-course meal to dine on as you watch the medieval show play out. The ticket to the medieval dinner and show will start at $78 per person.
Shark Reef Aquarium
The Shark Reef Aquarium is located at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in the Las Vegas Strip. This is where you can go to view and learn about the various exotic water-related creatures. As the name of this attraction indicates, the signature water-related creature feature are the sharks.
There are more than 100 sharks in total, including 30 of them in the main tank which is one of the largest in the United States with 1.3 million gallons of water. There are two underwater tunnels that will make you feel like you are deep inside the sea. There are a total of 14 exhibits at the aquarium. The admission price to the aquarium is about $20 per person.
These attractions mentioned above help to demonstrate that Las Vegas is more than just an adult’s playground. There are truly things to do in Las Vegas for kids as these attractions prove.
Now, let’s get on to the hotels. The unique thing about hotels in Las Vegas is that many of them are combined hotel and casinos. Here are two hotel and casinos that I would suggest you to book with. Even though the signature onsite amenity at these hotel and casinos are obviously the casinos themselves, rest assured that there are plenty of onsite amenities that kids can enjoy also.
Paris Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas is located southeast of the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo Road in the Las Vegas Strip. This hotel and casino is themed with the feeling of being in Paris. As I mentioned earlier in this post, this hotel and casino is home to the Las Vegas Eiffel Tower. There are two onsite shopping district. One is called Le Boulevard while the other is called Bally’s Promenade.
These two onsite shopping districts are modeled to resemble romantic Parisian streets. They offer a variety of shops that sells products that are inspired by Paris. There are many onsite restaurants at this hotel. Some of these restaurants serve French cuisine. These include, but is not limited to, Burger Brasserie, Mon Ami Gabi French Restaurant, and Le Village Buffett.
Paris Las Vegas offers a unique rooftop swimming pool that is beautifully tucked into a manicured French garden. This swimming pool is called Soleil Las Vegas Pool. There is also a fitness center available at this hotel and casino.
All of the hotel and casino’s rooms and suites are designed with a chic European look, Versailles-style fixtures, and luxury romantic decor. At the minimum, you can look forward to WiFi, microwaves, and mini-refrigerators as room amenities. The average rate for a standard room range from $109 to $437.
Caesars Palace is located northwest of the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo Road in the Las Vegas Strip. This iconic hotel and casino is themed to immerse you into Rome. Caesars Palace offer a unique group of swimming pools called Garden of the Gods. Garden of the Gods is designed in the Roman architecture with statues of various gods from the Roman mythology.
There are a total of seven swimming pools for you to choose from within Garden of the Gods. There are a lot of onsite restaurants to choose from at Caesars Palace. These range from Bacchanal Buffet to Restaurant Guy Savoy to Mesa Grill. There are two onsite shopping districts. One is called Appian Way Shops and the other is called The Forum Shops.
Both of these onsite shopping district are also inspired by ancient Roman architecture. They house a range of shops offering Rome-inspired products. The Forum Shops also house a 50,000 gallon aquarium and an animatronic show called The Fall of Atlantis. A fitness center is also available at Caesars Palace.
The rooms and suites at this hotel and casino are designed with sleek modern decor, stone accents, luxurious furnishings, and Roman artwork. This design is meant to make you feel like a royal. At the very least, you can expect WiFi, microwaves, and mini refrigerators. The average rate for a standard room range from $163 to $589.
What are your thoughts? Are you feeling motivated to bring your kids with you to Las Vegas knowing that it isn’t an adults-only destination? Feel free to drop a comment below.