When most people think Vegas, drinking, gambling and overall debauchery usually comes to mind. But believe it or not, Las Vegas can be the perfect family vacation destination. Just be sure to stay at one of these best hotels for kids in Las Vegas.
Tahiti Village Resort
7200 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Located just a few miles south of the Strip, Tahiti Village is one of the best hotels for kids in Las Vegas. It boasts a family-friendly pool area with waterfall features and a lazy river. During the summer, there’s even an island-style luau with entertainment and an authentic Hawaiian feast. For families that want some space (and to save money on meals), there are apartment-style rooms with full kitchens.
Mirage Hotel and Casino
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
The Mirage has tons of family fun, including a 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium behind the front desk, a tropical rainforest atrium and a nightly volcano show. You can also come face-to-face with some of nature’s most exotic creatures at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, located right in the Mirage’s backyard, or simply lounge by one of the resort’s many heated pools.
South Point Hotel
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South
The hotel boasts a 64-lane bowling alley, a 16-screen movie theater, an arcade, a swimming pool area – and daily bingo!
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Circus Circus is home to the Splash Zone, which has swimming pools, whirlpools, a newly added kids’ water playground. There is also the Adventuredome, an indoor amusement park with roller coasters, bumper cars and more. Kids will love the daily free circus acts and the Midway with carnival games and prizes. The hotel is also the home to Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” show. Unsurprisingly, Circus Circus is one of the best hotels for kids in Las Vegas.
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
One of the most family-friendly features of the Mandalay Bay Beach is the pool area that has a quarter-mile lazy river, a wave pool and a sand-filled beach area. And once they get inside, the kids will be absolutely awed by the 1.6 million gallon Shark Reef Aquarium with over 2,000 animals, including sawfish, giant rays, sea turtles, piranhas, jellyfish and the rare golden crocodile. Families can also check out “Michael Jackson: ONE” by Cirque du Soleil.
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3850 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Designed to look like King Arthur’s castle, families will love the Excalibur’s pools with slides, as well as the Fun Dungeon, where kids of all ages can enjoy rides, video and carnival games. And don’t forget to take in the medieval Tournament of Kings dinner show. It’s the best hotel for kids in Las Vegas this side of the shire.
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
129 Fremont St.
Kids will get the thrill of a lifetime swimming in the Tank, which features a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium, a three-story complex, and 17 private cabanas. They can climb 30 feet in the air and rush down through the Tank on a one-of-a-kind waterslide to experience swimming right next to our sharks. There’s also an arcade and a light show right outside the front door.
New York-New York Hotel
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Take a stroll through “New York City” neighborhoods, and then take a whirlwind ride on the hotel’s Big Apple roller coaster, where you’ll go up 203 feet, and then drop you down 144 feet at up to 67 mph.
Hilton Grand Vacations on the Boulevard
2650 Las Vegas Blvd. South
If you want to get away from casino life during your stay, Hilton is a good bet. The hotel has a beautiful pool area, spray fountains, basketball hoop, volleyball net and gas barbeques. Families can also get competitive in the game room, which has ping pong, foosball and billiards. The rooms include studio, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, dining areas and living rooms.
Red Rock Resort
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Located near Red Rock Canyon, the resort is home to a three-acre backyard pool area that has a main wading pool, multiple other pools, Jacuzzi’s and a large sprinkler fountain in the main pool. Inside, there is a 16-screen movie theater, 72 lane bowling alley, an arcade and the Kids Quest play structure, which is a floor-to-ceiling climbing maze and play structure that boasts tunnels, slides, ramps, stairs, periscopes, air hops, talking tubes and more. You can also take part in a Red Rock Adventure, which includes horseback riding, hiking, biking, kayaking and indoor/outdoor rock climbing.
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
Green Valley Ranch’s off-the-strip locale means it has a quieter vibe. Parents will love the Kids Quest play center with hourly childcare so that the kids can have fun while you visit the on-site casino.
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