The Las Vegas Strip may be slanted toward visitors over 21, but parents will still find plenty of things to do with the kids--both on and off the Strip. Away from the Strip, parents and kids can explore hiking trails, museums and water parks. On the Strip, you’ll find things like animal attractions, an observation wheel and even a small theme park.
Families visiting Las Vegas during the summer may want to make a trip to one of the city's water parks. Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas has an assortment of attractions sure to entertain every member of the family, from scream-inducing water slides to a go-with-the-flow endless river.
Las Vegas also offers a host of hiking and nature watching activities, all a short drive from the Strip. Grab a picnic lunch and go hiking in Red Rock Canyon to see rare features like petroglyphs and hidden springs. Take plenty of water and time your outside activities according to the season–in warmer months, go in the morning for the coolest temperatures.
If you’re staying on the Strip, going out earlier in the day helps cut down on the more adult elements you may encounter while out sight-seeing. Take a morning ride on the High Roller, for instance, so everyone can enjoy the panoramic view of the Las Vegas before you wander through the Linq’s Promenade for lunch.
Read on for more suggestions on the best things to do with kids in Las Vegas.