Getting to Vegas
Kid-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas
5 Day Las Vegas Itinerary for Families
Day 1: Waterpark, Fun Food, & Culture
Breakfast: Head to Stacks & Yolks on your way out to the waterpark where you will find traditional breakfast food and over the top crazy breakfast food.
Waterpark time: We are going to start and end the week with a waterpark because Vegas is super hot. Kick-off the day with a family-friendly day out at Wet N Wild. This is at least a 20-minute drive from the strip and I do recommend renting a car. Vegas is too hot and to spread out to be walking to places with kids. Have lunch at Wet n Wild. The pizza there is excellent. Here’s a WetnWild coupon for a $24.99 single admission, 38% off.
Dinner – Head back to the Trump to get cleaned up from your day at the water park. Once cleaned up walk across the street to the Fashion Show Mall and have dinner at the Sugar Factory. Be sure to save room for one of the massive desserts at the Sugar Factory.
Evening – After dinner, catch an Uber to the Bellagio. Once there watch the Bellagio Fountains. If your kids still have enough energy walk into the Bellagio and see their conservatory.
Tip: Splurge on a cabana at Wet n Wild to get your kids out of the extreme sun. Also, have them wear an SPF shirt and drink lots of water.
Day 2: Gaming, Tacos, and Animals
Today have breakfast at nearby Peppermill Restaurant, it’s old school and super colorful. It’s a brief drive from the Trump Hotel. After breakfast head over to the Mirage where you can take your kids to see the animals at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
Once you are done at the habitat head south to Town Square where you can have lunch at Gameworks. Gameworks is a massive indoor arcade with a restaurant. Plan to spend a minimum of 2 hours here. If the kids in your family enjoy video games plan of at least 1 hour in the video game room They also have bowling here.
While the kids and dad game at Gameworks mom can go shopping. Town Square is home to loads of awesome shops including a massive H & M. Plus, there’s a playground and splash pad.
Dinner: Eat at Pink Taco for dinner inside the Hard Rock. Try to get to Pink Taco before happy hour ends and order the Pink Tacos unless you hate onions. They have pitchers on sale during happy hour.
Evening: After dinner, go back to the hotel for an evening of swimming at your hotel.
Tip: If you have younger kids take their swimsuits with you to Town Square where they can play in the splash pad inside the playground.
Day 3: Shopping, Sharks, and a Show
Morning: Head over to Mandalay for breakfast and to see the aquarium. Della’s Kitchen is a great breakfast place and the closest place to the Shark Reef. After breakfast, visit the Shark Reef. At the Shark Reef see lots of sea life including 15 types of sharks. At the touch pool, kids have the opportunity to touch sharks and stingrays
Lunch: Head over to the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood for shopping, lunch, and a show. Your family will enjoy dining at Nacho Daddy because let’s face it, kids will always eat nachos! It doesn’t hurt that they’ve got great margaritas too.
Afternoon: After lunch enjoying some time shopping. Las Vegas has some of the best shopping in the world. You can pick up bath bombs for the kids at Basin White. They have bath bombs with surprises inside.
Kids will also love Houdini’s Magic Shop where the store associates will teach them how to do a magic trick for no charge. The Miracle Mile Shops is also where a small Sugar Factory store can be found. Parents can enjoy one of their over the top cocktails while the kids can pick out candy.
Last but not least catch the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show at 4 PM while you are here. Your kids will love it and so will you. Another good option if it is a Tuesday – Saturday is Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. They have a show every Sunday at 4 p.m. Kids will get a massive kick out of seeing animals perform.
Dinner: Have dinner tonight at Firefly a family-friendly restaurant featuring tapas. Kids will have fun trying all the different plates here.
After dinner, take a ride on the High Roller and enjoy views of the entire Las Vegas area. The High Roller is the second largest Ferris wheel in the world and gives you sweeping views of the Strip and surrounding areas. It takes 30 minutes to complete once you get into a pod. High Roller Coupon
Tip #1: Try to get to Firefly in time to enjoy happy hour when they offer discounts on food and drink. Also, it’s a little earlier in the day which means it’s more kid-friendly. There are lots of good kid-friendly happy hours in Vegas.
Tip #2: To see all the lights at night, wait until dark to ride the High Roller.
Day 4: Festive Food, Hiking, and Golf Games
Breakfast: Have a fun colorful breakfast at the Truffles N Bacon Cafe.
Morning: After breakfast, drive out towards the Red Rocks for a bit of hiking at Calico Basin. The hike is easy and kids will enjoy climbing on the rock formations.
Evening: Catch a Cirque du Soliel show. Mystere, Michael Jackson, and the Beatles are all very kid-friendly. Skip KA, it’s too dark in the theater and children will fall asleep.
Day 5: Feast, Splash, and Rock Out
Today dine at Hash House a Go Go for breakfast. Dining here is fun and sure to be memorable.
Morning and Lunch: Afterwards drive out to Henderson and spend the day at Cowabunga Bay water park. Two water parks in one trip may seem like a lot, but it’s so hot in Vegas that with kids this tends to be a better use of your time than any other outdoor activity. Have lunch today at the waterpark. $10 off Cowabunga Bay coupon.
Before or after going to the water park stop by the Ethel M. Chocolate factory to see how chocolates are made. They also have an impressive cactus garden that’s worth seeing.
Dinner: Have Thai food for dinner at James Beard award-winning Lotus of Siam.
Evening: After dinner, catch the Recycled Percussion show. It’s super loud and kids will love it.
Tip #1: Don’t forget to put on sunscreen.
Tip #2: Get a Dole Whip at Cowabunga Bay, one of the only places you can get one outside of Disney World.
Have you taken your kids to Las Vegas? What was your favorite thing? We would love to hear about it in the comments below.