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Family Friendly Activities to Do in Vegas This Summer

We all know that Vegas is a great place to go for some good, adult fun (what happens there, stays there, right?). But what about the kids? Can families have some good, clean fun in Vegas? Short answer: absolutely!

Vegas offers many opportunities for traveling families to have a great time. The great food and incredible shopping is a given, but there’s also tons of entertainment options for parents and kids to enjoy together. Here are a few of our favorite, family-friendly things to do in Las Vegas:

Pink Jeep Tours. The most recognized tour company in Vegas (and not just because of those bright pink Jeeps!), Pink® Jeep® Tours offers tours of Vegas and beyond. You can explore the main attractions of Vegas by day or night, or venture beyond the city to the Hoover Dam, the Valley of Fire State Park or the majestic Red Rock Canyon. The entire family will love the chance to share a little adventure in a pink Jeep!


The High Roller. This 550-foot tall Ferris wheel gives your family a bird’s eye view of the Vegas Strip. Located at the LINQ hotel, this is one destination you can feel good about bringing the whole family to.


Adventuredome theme park at Circus Circus. With roller coasters, miniature golf, a rock-climbing wall and dozens of other rides and attractions, Adventuredome hosts indoor fun that the family can enjoy together.


Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Dive into this aquarium experience at one of Vegas’s most well-known resorts. The Shark Reef’s main tank is one of the largest in North America, and it is home to thousands of sharks, fish, and other underwater creatures. You can even travel through the shark tunnel, where you’ll be surrounded by aquatic life on all sides.


Springs Preserve. This outdoor oasis gives families the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Vegas. Located just 3 miles outside of downtown, the preserve features gardens, walking trails, museum galleries and more that teach you about the geology, wildlife and history of the Vegas area. It’s a can’t-miss attraction for families in Vegas!


Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden at the Mirage. See exotic animals like lions, tigers, leopards and dolphins at this highly-rated, zoo-like experience in the heart of Vegas. The whole family will love it!


Gameworks at Town Square. Got games? Gameworks does! The whole family can have a blast with the games, rides, entertainment and food at Gameworks.


Pinball Hall of Fame. The Pinball Hall of Fame gives your family a museum experience that has something for everyone. With over 200 pinball machines for various games, it’ll give your family a fun stroll through the past.


Water parks in Vegas. Cool off by visiting one of the popular water parks in the Vegas area. Whether it’s Wet & Wild or Cowabunga Bay, your family will love soaking up the sun (and the water) at these popular, kid-friendly destinations.


Bonnie Springs Ranch. This Old West town outside of Vegas gives your family a chance to step back in time for horseback riding, train rides, a museum and more.


Head to the Grand Canyon. Vegas is actually a great home base for a trip to the Grand Canyon. Hop on a comfortable tour vehicle and travel through the desert to the canyon, where you’ll get world-famous views and world-class service from a highly-trained tour guide. It’s the best way to see the Grand Canyon from Vegas; it’s like two vacations in one!

Grand Canyon

This summer, don’t leave your family behind when you go to Vegas. Take the entire family for a trip that’s full of memories, excitement, adventure—and probably a whole lot of neon—in fabulous Las Vegas!

About the author

Katie is an Arizona native who has spent a lifetime traveling all over the American Southwest and beyond. She particularly enjoys trips that provide incredible memories and incredible Mexican food. Katie’s biggest adventure so far has been being a wife and a mother of four, but her bucket list is long and growing. Along with writing about her family and her travels, she loves reading, shopping, and Dr. Pepper.

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