When you think of Las Vegas, a child-friendly vacation is probably not what first comes to mind. After all, with a nickname like “Sin City,” Vegas naturally evokes images of casinos, wild nights and scenes from “The Hangover.” However, if you think Las Vegas is out of the question as a great family vacation, then you’ve got it wrong. With the right planning, Las Vegas and children go together perfectly! Here are our top tips for how to make it work:
In addition to casinos, bars and concert venues, Las Vegas is actually also chock full of kid-friendly attractions. From the Coca-Cola store to the aquarium, Adventuredome and the Bellagio fountains, there are plenty of fun things to do with the kids in Las Vegas. Of course there’s also always the hotel pool and the excitement of sleeping in a hotel that will also be great for your kids. These day time adventures will keep your kids busy and having fun. After a full day of family fun, you won’t feel guilty for slipping away during the evenings for some more adult oriented entertainment.
Did you know that Las Vegas is close by to some great national treasures? The Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon are both within driving distance of Las Vegas. There are also other gorgeous parks nearby that will allow you to enjoy the desert scenery such as the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Valley of Fire State Park, Mount Charleston and Zion National Park. While some of these options like the Grand Canyon are a 4-hour drive, making for a long day, others, like Red Rock Canyon are just 20 minutes away. Everyone put on your walking shoes and take a family hike!
After a busy day out sightseeing or visiting nearby parks, your kids will be happy to spend the evening in the hotel. This is the perfect chance for parents to hit the casinos or book tickets for a show! Certified Nannies of America is the go-to Las Vegas hotel nanny service, offering you a care-free night away from the kids. Our nannies will bring fun, age-appropriate activities to enjoy with your kids and can even make sure they get dinner and are off to bed by the time you return.
The last tip for making Las Vegas and children the perfect match is making sure you pack well. When traveling with children, you have to take into account their unique needs. However, when traveling to Vegas, you also have to consider the unique conditions and requirements of the destination. Make sure you pack plenty of sunscreen, hats, comfortable shoes and a small backpack for each of your kids to carry. For our full list of packing suggestions, check out this post.
So, contrary to popular belief, Las Vegas and kids make the perfect match! A vacation to Las Vegas can be the perfect way to please everyone in the family, young and old. Whose ready to pack their suitcase? We hope to see you here soon!