For years, no one would have dared to take a child to Las Vegas, but times have changed and so has this gambling destination. A visit to Sin City today means fun wandering up and down The Strip while attending Broadway-worthy performances, riding amusement park rides, and dining on some of the best foods from both celebrity chefs and those who are a little less well-known. Add in the trips to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon and you can have the best vacation of your child’s lifetime!

5 Family-Friendly Hotels that are Worthy of Your Next Vegas Vacation

Circus Circus

Circus Circus features circus acts and carnival type games daily on the Midway
Circus Circus features circus acts and carnival type games daily on the Midway

Circus Circus might be at the old end of The Strip, but that doesn’t mean that your family will not have a blast while staying there. While your kids will love the Adventuredome, circus acts, and carnival games the most, you will love stopping into Slots of Fun next door to try your hand at winning big at the slot machines.

Mandalay Bay

Night view of Mandalay Bay Hotel
Night view of Mandalay Bay Hotel

The pool area at Mandalay Bay is amazing and no family will be able to resist the soft sand that leads to the numerous pools that include a wave pool and lazy river.  When you are not out walking The Strip or seeing a show, you can wander through the Shark Reef Aquarium, which happens to have more than one and a half million gallons of water with sharks, stingrays, golden crocodiles, sea turtles, sawfish, and much more.  Mealtime will be a breeze when you stay here as well because there are more than twenty restaurants that serve child-friendly options.

Green Valley Ranch Resort

Mediterranean-style resort is Green Valley Ranch Resort
The Mediterranean-style resort is Green Valley Ranch Resort

If you do not want to stay amongst all the hustle and bustle of The Strip, then a stay at the Green Valley Ranch Resort is a must.  Your entire family can swim in the multiple pools, although an all-time favorite will be the one with sand at the bottom.  When you are all through with the water and sand, the Regal Cinema will be waiting with the most recent movies.  While your spouse has the kids at the massive arcade, you may find that you have plenty of time to sneak away to the spa.

The Mirage

Mirage hotel and casino is projected to break the all-time visitor volume record
Mirage hotel and casino is projected to break the all-time visitor volume record

The active volcano outside The Mirage will capture your kids’ attention from the beginning, but once they see the dolphins, tigers, and lions inside Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, they are never going to want to leave.  Before dinner, you can all check out the saltwater aquarium and nights can end with a Cirque du Soleil show without even leaving the hotel.

MGM Grand Hotel

MGM Grand Hotel is the biggest casino in town among the best Vegas has to offer
MGM Grand Hotel is the biggest casino in town among the best Vegas has to offer

MGM Grand Hotel has everything that children and parents are looking for while on vacation. The pool area contains more than six acres of land and includes a winding river, waterfalls, and grottos that look like caves. The restaurants all cater to families like yours and you have a plethora of options when it comes to shows, although the favorites seem to be Cirque du Soleil and David Copperfield.

These five hotels will turn your Vegas family vacation into a trip of your dreams because you will not even need to go too far to find fun and excitement to keep your children entertained all day and all night long.