Las Vegas might be best known for its high-stakes casinos and lavish pool parties, but did you know it’s also got plenty of family-friendly entertainment? Take the kids to this exciting city to experience fun-filled outdoor adventures, captivating shows or even take to the skies on a thrilling roller coaster. In a city with endless entertainment and accommodation options, here are the best resorts in Las Vegas for families.
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While the Bellagio Las Vegas is known for its over-the-top luxury amenities, its also a great place to take the family. Kids will delight in the five on-site swimming pools and the international food options at one of the best buffets on the Strip. You’ll find plenty of space to stretch out in the Fountain View Two queen, where you can watch the mesmerizing fountain show or enjoy its 24-hour in-room dining. Dig into creamy gelato at the on-site Bellagio Patisserie or visit the colorful garden at the hotel, while the whole family can enjoy seeing the live acrobatics at the “O” by Cirque du Soleil show.
A perfect spot for animal-loving families, The Mirage has its own on-site wildlife sanctuary with dolphins, tigers and leopards. Step inside the lavish hotel to find a man-made volcano at its entrance, then explore further to find the Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. There are an array of suitable kid-friendly rooms and suites to choose from, while the Two Bedroom Tower Suite is a luxurious choice with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Strip. It also comes with a gas fireplace, private chef and butler services.
What’s better than exploring one city? Exploring two. New York-New York Hotel & Casino offers you a chance to see the “Big Apple” with its replica “Village” and “Brooklyn Bridge”, but the best part about this hotel is its in-house roller coaster. Kids will also appreciate the video games in The Big Apple Arcade, huge slices of New York-style pizza at New York Pizza and creamy milkshakes at Shake Shack. Retreat to your Park Avenue Two Queen View for dazzling views of the Strip in addition to flat-screen TVs and a pillow-top mattress.
Make a splash at the 10-acre pool complex at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Swim to your heart’s content in the wave pool and lazy river, then refuel at one of the hotel’s 30 dining options, which range from comfort cuisine at Burger Bar to frozen treats at Yogurt IN. Don’t miss the on-site Shark Reef Aquarium, which houses sharks, rays, sea turtles and Komodo dragons, while the evening entertainment includes the famed Michael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soleil. Stay in one of the spacious rooms or suites that offer floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs and pillow-top mattresses.
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa features a movie theater and 72-lane bowling alley, in addition to a Kids Quest play area filled with arcade games, a jungle gym and plenty of arts and crafts to keep them busy during your stay. When you need a breath of fresh air, Red Rock Canyon is only a five-minute drive away. Cool off at the on-site pool complex with splash pools for the little ones, or sample dishes from around the world at Feast Buffet. Families will find the Deluxe Double Queen room ideal for their needs with its plush down duvets and flat-screen TVs.
A historic gem in the heart of the bustling Fremont area, Golden Nugget Las Vegas is one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas. The hotel’s signature attraction is called the “Tank”, which features a pool and aquarium with a three-story waterslide that takes you safely past a shark-filled pool, while the six-layer chocolate cake at Claim Jumper is sure to be a hit with visitors of all ages. Stay in the newly-renovated Gold Tower Double to find Egyptian cotton linens, or upgrade to the Rush Tower Corner Suite for panoramic city views. Don’t miss the nearby Fremont Street Experience, where you can enjoy the world’s largest LED light show and a zip lining adventure.
It’s tough to be bored at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, as it’s home to the dazzling Mystere by Cirque du Soleil show and the kid-approved Marvel Avenger S.T.A.T.I.O.N exhibit. Refuel for another day of adventure at one of the 10 on-site restaurants, from Richie’s Sub Shop and Phil’s Italian Steak to Gilley’s BBQ. Soak up the sunshine at the on-site pool, then relax in one of the Premier Suites, which offers extra space in its separate living area. It also comes equipped with a large whirlpool tub, flat-screen TV and floor-to-ceiling windows with mountain views.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is one of the biggest hotels in the city, where you’ll find over 5,000 rooms to choose from. The Grand Queen Strip View is ideal for traveling families, as it includes two queen-size beds, flat-screen TVs and blackout shades to ensure a peaceful night of sleep. Snag tickets to see KA by Cirque Du Soleil, which features acrobatics, martial arts and pyrotechnics. During the day you can lounge at one of the five on-site pools, where its lazy rivers, waterfalls and caves will appeal to water lovers of all ages. If you’re looking for a sweet treat, head to The Dapper Doughnut for hot mini doughnuts.
If you’ve been to Las Vegas before, chances are you’ve seen Luxor Hotel & Casino, as its the iconic Giza shaped hotel. Families can enjoy the Criss Angel Mindfreak Live! Show or rock to the beat of the Blue Man Group, while the hotel’s on-site restaurants will lure you in, from Mexican favorites at T&T to juicy burgers at Burger Bar. Treat yourself to a milkshake at Blizz or spend the afternoon floating at the large pool, then unwind in one of the hotel’s lavish rooms and suites. The Tower Premium Queen Room features two queen-size beds in addition to a flat-screen TV and media center.