|Where else can kids ride a roller coaster around the Statue of Liberty, check out a mega-sized Egyptian sphinx, shop at the Roman Forum, look for a skull at Treasure Island, ride to the top of the Eiffel tower, and then have a gelato at Piazza San Marco? The center of Las Vegas, or the Strip as it's called, is four miles of themed landmarks, splashy fountains and lagoons, hotels, casinos, shopping, restaurants, shows, and attractions. Las Vegas and its surrounding area does offer a variety of fun things to do with kids.
|Las Vegas Blvd. - The Strip
|Old Las Vegas
|Red Rock Canyon
|Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden (2 Cactus Drive, Henderson) – If you're taking a day trip to Hoover Dam or Lake Mead, stop at Ethel M on the way. On a self-guided factory tour, kids can see candies being made, and there are free samples in the shop. Best of all, the cactus garden outside is fabulous, particularly if kids haven't seen a wide variety of cacti – ocotillo, jumping cholla, rabbit ears, saguaro, barrel, prickly pear, and hedgehog cactus!
|Tip: Lake Mead or Hoover Dam are easy day trips from Las Vegas.
Travel for Kids has plenty of fun things to do with kids in Las Vegas, but you'll need a fun place to stay.
Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels, all styles and price ranges, convenient to the Strip, and all with swimming pools:
|Las Vegas family hotels