Las Vegas isn’t just an adult playground. There is far more to the city when it comes to family travel. The Las Vegas Strip is home to dozens of awesome family activities. But none are better than these 5 Las Vegas Strip family friendly activities:
Adventuredome at Circus Circus
Circus Circus – an MGM Resorts property – is the most family friendly hotel in Las Vegas. They have affordable rates and plenty of exciting activities for parents and kids of all ages. On the complex, there is an epic amusement park called the Adventuredome.
Adventuredome is a 5-acre indoor amusement park with rides and games for people of all ages. The most popular ride is the Canyon Blaster. This high-speed roller coaster features a corkscrew and double-loop. Some of the other rides at Adventuredome include bumper cars, a carousel, a swinging pirate ship and many other exciting rides for kids, teens and adults. All day passes cost $29.95 for guests 48-inches or taller and $16.95 for guests under 48-inches tall.
Touring and Shopping at Hershey’s Chocolate World, M&M’s World, and Coca-Cola Store
Within walking distance to each other, there are 3 popular family friendly shops located at the south end of the Strip. Inside New York New York is the brand new Hershey’s Chocolate World. Inside the Hershey store, guests will experience statues made out of Hershey’s chocolates, Hershey’s brand gifts and, of course, a seemingly endless supply of candy for purchase.
M&M’s World and the Coca-Cola Store are almost directly across the street. These stores are similar to the Hershey’s store, except they sell M&M’s and Coke products. M&M’s World is a 4-story building with different activities and products on each floor. The largest Coke bottle is located in front of the Coca-Cola Store, which is right by M&M’s World. The store has many cool and creative Coke bottles for sale, and other unique gifts.
Terry Fator Show at Mirage
Not only does Terry Fator put on one of the best family friendly shows in Las Vegas, his show is one of the best, period. Fator is a ventriloquist that originally became famous on the show America’s Got Talent. His show is pure entertainment. When you attend his show at Mirage, you will see a mix of singing, jokes, puppets and celebrity impressions.
Tickets to see Terry Fator at Mirage range from $68-$100+. The show is well worth the price of admission. Fans of all ages rave about the entertainment value of his shows. Terry puts on a show at 7:30 PM Monday-Friday (times and dates subject to change).
Shark Reef Aquarium
Ever wanted to experience a shark up-close and personal? Here is your chance! The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a 1.6 million gallon aquarium with sharks, exotic fish, reptiles and sea turtles. The aquarium includes 100 cool sharks that kids (and parents) will love to see. Shark Reef Aquarium is an educational and entertaining experience.
There are 14 different exhibits with sea creatures such as rare Golden Crocodiles, a Blacktip Reef Shark, Green Sea Turtle and more. Tickets to the Shark Reef are inexpensive ($18 for adults, $12 for kids, free for kids under 4). Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office at Mandalay Bay.
High Roller at The Linq
Caesars Entertainment has produced many awesome hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip (Caesars Palace, Paris, Bally’s, etc.). Early in 2014, they opened an entertainment and dining district right on the Las Vegas Strip called The Linq. The Linq is home to some fancy restaurants and shops.
But the main attraction is the High Roller. What is the High Roller? It is, as of 2014, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Riding the High Roller is quite an experience. Riders have an amazing view of the Las Vegas Strip. The view at night is out-of-this-world awesome. One ride lasts 30 minutes, which is one full revolution around. Prices are more expensive after dark and range from $19.95 to $44.95 for one-ride.
Additional Awesome Activities for Families
Looking for more activities to last your entire vacation? There are plenty more activities for families than our Top 5 list above. First off, sightseeing is a must when visiting the Las Vegas Strip. During summer months, Las Vegas temps almost always exceed 100-degrees so plan accordingly and drink plenty of water. When sightseeing, there will be a lot of walking involved. But it is well worth it because the views are stunning.
Shopping at the Premium Outlets just off the north end of the Strip is a great idea for those in need of new clothes at affordable prices from top brands. This is one of the best outlet malls you’ll ever find. Last but not least, Stratosphere is home to some of the best thrill rides in the world. If you or your children have ever wanted to ride a roller coaster atop one of the tallest points in the world, head up to the Stratosphere and fulfill your fantasies.
Las Vegas truly is a town for everyone, and that’s what makes it such a popular tourist destination. There are plenty of fun activities for parents, young children and teenagers. Las Vegas isn’t just a giant adult playground. It is an everyone playground. Enjoy your trip!