A Parents Guide to Las Vegas For Kids

parents guide of las vegas

Each year, more than four million visitors to Las Vegas travel with kids. Sunny weather, bargain-priced rooms and food, and tons of attractions make this destination usually associated with adult fun a tempting vacation spot for families. But how do children have fun in a city designed for adults? In Parents Guide of Las Vegas, author Kathy Espin offers first-hand details on hundreds of wholesome kid-friendly activities. From knock-your-eyes-out thrill rides to wild animal habitats, horseback riding to introducing kids to an Elvis impersonator, this ultimate guide has everything you need for family fun in this bewildering city.

Despite the sex and violence, this is an enjoyable flick with plenty to discuss with kids about the role of gambling in our society. Featuring a strong performance from Caan, this film is a reminder to teach our children that gambling can be a fun way to spend money responsibly.

A heartwarming tale of a girl’s search for her birth mother, this is an excellent film for teens and older kids to enjoy. It can also be a good opportunity to discuss the dangers of stalking and cyber bullying. Parents should preview this movie before letting their kids watch. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sex and violence, and some language.

Las Vegas isn’t called the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing. There are plenty of shows that are sure to please all ages, including awe-inspiring illusions by such legends as David Copperfield and Mat Franco. The LINQ High Roller is a great way to see the city from a new perspective. During the day you can enjoy some incredible views, but at night you’ll get to take in the spectacular illuminations of the city’s most famous landmarks.

You can’t visit Las Vegas without visiting the famous Madame Tussauds. Have the kids pose with their favorite celebrities and characters from TV and movies like Muhammad Ali, Snoop Dogg, and the Kardashians. Check the website for daily hours and pricing.

A unique blend of Old and New Vegas, the Fremont Street Experience is a must-see for all families. The street features zip lines, a large stage show, and a wide variety of wacky entertainment. You can even drive a go-kart in this unique attraction.

For a little bit of Vegas without the Strip, head out to Valley of Fire State Park for a day filled with hiking and exploring natural landscapes. There’s even a geologic wonderland complete with ancient rock formations and red-rock chimneys.