10 Reasons Las Vegas is Great for Families

While many might think Sin City is best enjoyed for adults only, the city is impressively kid-friendly, from free transportation to discounted meals and, of course, tons of things to do. Below, we’ve detailed our favorite reasons why Las Vegas is a great destination for the whole family.

Play the royal family and stay in a real-life castle

Hotel options in Vegas create a range of fantasy words, many of which are particularly exciting for little ones. Excalibur is an affordable option built like a castle (you can even spot the occasional knight performing in the Tournament of Kings), Circus Circus offers a true experience under the big top, and New York New York offers a NYC experience without the crazy crowds.

Kids ride free

The strip is surprisingly easy to navigate, with an array of family-friendly transportation options. The most popular, perhaps is the Las Vegas Monorail, which runs every four to eight minutes between seven stations. The best part? Kids five and under ride free!

There are tons of cheap eating options

While Las Vegas has an array of exquisite cuisine, it also offers lots of affordable options, perfect for families. Most casinos have at least one buffet, with deals at most for free or reduced-priced options for children.

It’s home to the country’s largest indoor theme park

Adventuredome at the Circus-Circus hotel is an expansive indoor theme park, home to an array of rides, coasters, arcades, and free shows for the whole family.

You can go to the circus for free

Circus-Circus also offers free circus acts at its Carnival Midway stage. Live acts begin each day at 11:30 a.m.

Live like a king in King Arthur’s court

The Tournament of Kings Dinner Show at excalibur is among the many things to do for families in Las Vegas , offering a nightly dinner show with medieval jousting in a theater-in-the-round.

Walk under live sharks

The Mandalay Bay Shark Reef is home to an affordable aquarium that boasts 1,200 species of exotic and endangered fish, reptiles, and sharks. Two underwater tunnels offer a panoramic experience under the sea.

Many theater shows are designed for kids

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Murray The Celebrity Magician, and V the Ultimate Variety Show are among many family-friendly theater options, boasting tickets you can score for less than $50.

Kids play in the coolest treehouse ever

In downtown Vegas, the Container Park is an open-air shopping center built from repurposed shipping containers, home to one of the best kids’ playgrounds in Vegas at the Tree House and Play Zone.

Mingle with flamingos—for free

The Flamingo hotel is home to a Wildlife Habitat that houses ducks, swan, fish, ibis, turtles, parrots, hummingbirds, and of course, flamingos. The all-ages experience is free to all.


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