Las Vegas Family Activities Guide
Coming to Las Vegas with the whole family? A great way to create a memorable vacation is with lots of exciting activities that everyone will enjoy. You can visit aquariums, theme parks, wax museums and more all right here in Vegas. We've outlined some of our top picks below.
Action Packed Family Activities
Pole Position Raceway
If you're looking to create some friendly competition, be sure to check out the premiere indoor go-karting located right on the Strip. Race your friends along the ¼-mile course and reach speeds up to 45 MPH.
Explore five acres of fun including indoor roller coasters, arcade games, rock climbing, bungee jumping, bowling and more! Make sure to take a ride on a local favorite, the Canyon Blaster coaster and reach speeds up to 55 MPH!
Located at the iconic Stratosphere Tower, this thrill ride will launch you 160 feet into the air in just 2.5 seconds! After the initial jump into the sky, you will bounce about three times until reaching the base of the tower. Tip: You must be at least 48 inches tall to ride.
Plan a trip to the world's first indoor trampoline park featuring a landing pit with over 10,000 foam cubes. Before your visit, make sure to fill out the waiver below as no paper waivers are available on-site.
Museums to Enjoy as a Family
Discovery Children's Museum
Visit the three-story museum where kids can explore art, culture, and science! Fun exhibits include jungle gyms, water play stations, art and painting, a costume center, and a 5,000 sq. ft. space with exhibits from our nation's top museums.
The famous wax museum originally started in London 200 years ago and opened in Las Vegas in 1999 featuring all of your favorite celebrities. Get up close and personal with the Marvel Superheroes, Beyonce and even Elvis!
Spend the day exploring Springs Preserve with the family. Named the "Best place to take your kids in Southern Nevada" by Nevada Magazine, the grounds include the Nevada State Museum, eight acres of botanical gardens, 3.65 miles of trails to bike or walk, an animal habitat, and much more.
For Animal Lovers
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Visit one of the largest shark reef aquariums featuring over 1,200 unique species and 14 exhibits of exotic fish, reptiles, and sea turtles!
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Meet some of the world's most exotic animals including lions, panthers, and tigers! While visiting the secret garden take a swim, paint, or do yoga with the bottlenose dolphins. Tip: Hours of operation change daily due to inclement weather and local events; to make a reservation please call (702) 791-7188.
Red Rock Canyon
Located 20 away from the Las Vegas Strip, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is home to cliffs reaching 3,000 feet high and more than 200 unique mammals. Plan a hike or pack a picnic and overlook the beautiful desert scenery.
Visit the 16th largest manmade lake in the Western Hemisphere and enjoy swimming, boating, jet skiing, hiking, and more - all just 30 miles away from Las Vegas.
Take the family to one of the most historic attractions in America! Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, the Hoover Dam attracts over 1 million people each year.
Family Dining in Las Vegas
With all of the fun activities you'll be doing as a family, a delicious meal to keep you going is a must. Check out our dining guide for our recommendations on local Vegas restaurants.
Planning Your Family Vacation to Las Vegas
Looking for additional things to do together? Some of the best activities involve a fun local event or show. Be sure to browse through our local event calendar for upcoming events, and our Las Vegas show guide if your family is into concerts or large productions.
If you're planning your next family vacation, keep the Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas in mind. Our two room suites, complimentary breakfast and evening reception with snacks and beverages will create the relaxing environment your family is looking for. Take a look at our hotel accommodations and feel free to contact us with any questions.
We look forward to your stay with us!