Best Las Vegas Hotels for Families With Children

While Las Vegas features many adult attractions, the city is also a family-friendly vacation destination. Amusement parks, aquariums, arcades and shopping are plentiful in the city. Several hotels on the Las Vegas strip also cater to families and provide attractions and features for guests of all ages. Many hotels offer child-friendly swimming pools, inexpensive dining options and entertainment such as shows or exhibits to accommodate families.
Circus Circus

Circus Circus contains an indoor theme park called Adventuredome. This theme park stretches across five acres and features a mini-golf course, rock-climbing wall and an arcade. Adventuredome also has more than 20 rides and a variety of games to keep children occupied. Birthday parties can also be booked at Adventuredome. Carnival Midway is also located in Circus Circus and features arcade and carnival games for children and adults. Some games distribute tickets that can be traded in for prizes. Costumed performers also walk through Carnival Midway daily to perform for children. Circus Circus also offers free circus shows to entertain the family.

Circus Circus
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
www.circuscircus.com
(702) 734-0410

New York New York

New York New York is a hotel on the Las Vegas strip that brings familiar New York sights like Lady Liberty to the downtown area. The hotel's towers replicate famous New York skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building. The hotel has a 203-foot tall roller coaster that travels inside and around the hotel property at speeds of up to 67 miles per hour. New York New York also has a large selection of arcade and carnival games inside the Coney Island Emporium. A New York-themed food court inside the hotel offers a variety of affordable dining options for the family. The hotel is also across the street from shops and a movie theater.

New York New York
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
www.nynyhotelcasino.com
(866) 815-4365

Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay is an upscale hotel that offers several water-based activities for the family. In addition to regular swimming pools, the hotel has a wave pool and lazy river for hours of poolside relaxation. Mandalay Bay is also home to Shark Reef Aquarium, which offers several underwater and hands-on exhibits for guests. Visitors can walk through a glass tunnel that goes under a salt-water aquarium, which provides a close view of the sea life. Nearly a dozen species of shark inhabit the Shark Reef waters. Shark Reef Aquarium also allows guests to scuba dive with sharks, sea turtles and fish in a special tank.

Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
www.mandalaybay.com
(877) 632-7800

Marissa Willman is a Palm Springs-based travel journalist and content writer. She has been writing professionally since 2007 for such publications as Viator.com, VisitPalmSprings.com and Palm Springs Life. Willman is also the local guide for the Palm Springs section of travel website 10Best.com. Willman holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from California State University, Fullerton.