Going Out on the Town in Las Vegas When You're Under 21

Las Vegas is known for being a city for those 21 years and older, but just because you haven’t yet turned that magical age doesn’t mean you can’t go out for a good time. Your options are much better if you’re over 18, although even those under 18 can find events, bowling alleys and movie theaters.

Las Vegas has a curfew, so those under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturday from midnight to 5 a.m. Those over 18 can still be out enjoying the 24-hour nature of Las Vegas, just without drinking or gambling.

Shows are a great place to spend the evening, and while plenty of venues offer acts appropriate for all ages, a few require the audience to be over 18, like Absinthe. The acts here are amazing, defying gravity in every way, plus the show is full of adults-only humor.

If you’re under 21, try getting away from the Strip to find more things to do. Go have fun singing karaoke, play pool at Cue D’s or test your mini golf skills–and in Las Vegas, you can stay out all night doing many of those things.

Still wondering what do for a night out in Las Vegas if you’re under 21? Read our list for the 10 best ways to spend your evening.

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East Of The Strip

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Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
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