Things to do in Las Vegas for Families

There are plenty of family-friendly things to do in Las Vegas with kids. Yes, the city is geared towards adults, but there’s been a huge effort made to make families feel welcome. We’ve put together a list of all the greatest things to check out on your next family trip to Las Vegas.

01 Premier Suites

With incredibly spacious suites, The Venetian Resort is one of the most family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. Our Premier Suites begin with over 900 square feet, and many are connectable to accommodate friends and family. Many of these larger suites can also include media rooms, pool tables, and more. Depending on the suite, you can enjoy an additional bathroom, which is always a plus when traveling with family.

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03 Early Check-in & Late Check Out

After a long flight with a little one, the only thing you can imagine is getting into your suite as soon as possible. At The Venetian Resort, you choose to add on an early check-in to your stay so your family can get settled before exploring the city. Another plus, you can also add on a late check out option, which can be a lifesaver when you’re trying to get everything packed before heading to your next destination.

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04 Kid-friendly Restaurants

Every kid is different, some love the whole vegetable spectrum, while others only eat chicken—typically in nugget form. But have no fear, there many kid-friendly restaurants Las Vegas can offer. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is home to the Instagram famous CrazyShake. One look at these over-the-top shakes will send any child into sugar heaven. Their burgers are juicy and flavorful so the kids will be excited for their dinner, too. Grand Lux Cafe is a wonderful option, too, they have a menu with a large variety that can help with fussy eaters. You can also order ahead for a grab and go meal to enjoy in your suite. Everyone can usually agree on pizza, right? Grimaldi’s serves some of the best coal-fired brick oven pizza on the Strip. For those looking for a more Southern Italian style experience, look no further than sixth+mill ristorante, pizzeria, and bar. They have three types of tomatoes they use for their pizzas, one for sweetness, tanginess, and consistency—all of them are delicious. What kid doesn’t love pasta? Head over to Buddy V’s for home-style Italian. Try the beloved Valastro Sunday Gravy, Smashed Meatball Sub, and much more. Mercato della Pescheria may sound intimidating, but it’s a coastal Italian meal you’ll want to have again and again. Share perfectly crisp fried mozzarella, Mama’s Lasagna, and chicken parmigiana. Last, but not least, Trustworthy Brewing Co. is great for families to dine out. Yes, they have award-winning craft beers, but they have incredible barbeque and five different, and equally yummy kinds of mac & cheese. Keep the kids busy with a couple rounds of skeeball and shuffleboard while you enjoy your meal.

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05 Sweet Rewards

Sugar is one of the best motivators, especially if you’re offering it up as a reward for good behavior. You’ll have no shortage of treats to tempt your kids from having a positive attitude and putting the phone away for a bit. Carlo’s Bakery has a fine selection of baked goodies from cookies, cakes, and pastries. If they’re more adventurous, check out Lolli and Pops for candy and chocolate from around the globe. Definitely try their bulk gummy bears, rumor is they’re the best you’ll ever have. For the ice cream lovers, head over to Sloan’s in the Grand Canal Shoppes for an ice cream and candy paradise. With a menu packed full of flavors, from Cookie Monster to Vincenzo’s Nutella Vanilla, the whole family will find a flavor just for them. Indulging in a sweet is one of the most fun things to do in Vegas with kids.

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06 Fun in the Sun

A new pool deck with a whole new look means your kid-friendly pool options in Las Vegas just got better. There’s a splash pad for the young ones and plenty of pool options, some with loungers placed right in the water. If an air-conditioned cabana sounds like heaven, take advantage of our private cabana retreats. Each of the new cabanas at The Venetian pool deck offer air conditioning, private restrooms, safe and storage, a personal cabana host, and other amenities that bring luxury poolside. They also have celebration packages you can add on. The family package includes build your own Dole Whip, a tech package for gaming, towel origami, and much more for a fun-filled day at the pool.

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07 Madame Tussauds

Keeping kids engaged can be tough; that’s why interactive experiences are such a hit. Madame Tussauds is one of the best things to do in Las Vegas with kids. Posing with the wax figures for photos and giving the celebrities bunny ears—Madame Tussauds is all about getting up close and personal with the famous lookalikes. One of their newest additions is their Virtual Room, a team-based VR adventure where your group of 2-4 people becomes time travelers on a mission to save the world.

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08 Gondola Rides

Take a voyage down the Grand Canal in our Venetian gondolas. As one of the most unique things to do in Las Vegas with kids, it’s a great way to start your day of exploring. As you’re enjoying the sights, your gondolier will serenade you with classic Italian songs. For the kids that are bit older, they can participate in Gondola University. For a few hours each day, they have the opportunity to learn how to pilot a gondola. Limited to nine participants per day, this is one of the better family things to do in Vegas.

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09 Canyon Ranch Rock Wall

For adventure-seekers, one of the thrilling things to do in Las Vegas with kids is finding a place where they can climb to their heart’s content. When there isn’t a jungle gym nearby, what better way to do that than a 40-foot rock wall? Children and teens, ages 10-17 can climb when accompanied by a parent or guardian. It’s a unique experience and a ton of fun for everyone in the family.

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10 Family Chill Time

While you’re immersing yourselves in the Italian-inspired resort of The Venetian, take some time to admire of all the art throughout the property. It’s easy to sneak in a bit of art history, and you can make it one of the more fun things to do in Vegas with kids. Turn it into a game by printing out pictures of the art and see who can spot the artwork first. For older kids, turn it into a selfie challenge. Set a time limit and see who’s collected the most creative art selfies by the time the clock runs out. A small hint, the LOVE art installation, the Armillary Sphere, and the frescoes over by Doges Palace are some of the most Instagrammed pieces of art at the resort.

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11 Grand Canal Shoppes

Strolling through the Grand Canal Shoppes, you’ll feel transported right into the heart of Venice. Plan for the perfect photo and check out the family-friendly stores for matching outfits. In St. Marks Square, enjoy the free Streetmosphere shows with classically trained opera singers, a slit walker, and other performers. Arrive early and grab some gelato from Cocolini’s so you can get a front-row seat. The performance is every hour from noon to 6:00 p.m., so you have plenty of opportunities to catch one of these family-friendly shows in Las Vegas.

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