Top 10 Favorite Family Friendly Outings in Las Vegas - South OC Moms


Viva Las Vegas friends! And you thought Vegas was just for adults. I am here to prove you wrong. There are so many fun activities and safe places to take your kids in Las Vegas. I have put together our top 10 favorite places to take your kids in Las Vegas. From tasty treats to sharks, we got it all!



1. SugarFactory
The name really says it all! The drinks and the sweets are what sugar would look like on steroids to say the least! I don’t think I have ever seen my kids eyes get so big, as when they brought over our insane shakes. Don’t forget to try the rainbow colored sliders! They are all the rave at this spot.



2. Minus5
This is the one place our kids beg us to return to anytime we are driving through Las Vegas. It may not seem like a kid friendly place, but we go during the day when it is nice and hot outside and freezing cold inside the ice bar. They also LOVE the glasses made out of ice. The bartender fills them up with juice for the kids and they just think its the best thing ever. My kids also see who can get back to our hotel room with as much of their ice glass intact as possible.  There are 3 locations in Vegas. The one on the Linq promenade is the largest, but all of them are fun.



3. Shark Reef Aquarium in Mandalay Bay
Who is ready to see some real deal sharks? This aquarium has over 2,000 animals, including sharks, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha and a Komodo dragon. This unique exhibit gives you the chance to dive with a higher concentration of exotic sharks than you’d ever find in the wild. My kids could have stayed here all day if we would have let them.



4. Area15
This place is sensory experience overload, so if you have child that can’t handle loud music and flashing lights this is not the place for you. But if your children can handle that type of environment, it is a lot of fun. It is free to get into Area15, but you have to purchase tickets online or at the venue for any of their individual experiences within Area15. I suggest going during the day with children, ideally first thing when they open. We enjoyed the Omega Mart, OX Experience, Museum Fiasco, Birdly and Haley’s Comet. My kids favorite experience was Haley’s Comet and Museum Fiasco.


5. Raiders Allegiant Stadium Tour
Just seeing the big black building from the freeway will be intriguing enough to get you to stop and enjoy a tour. Be sure to book the tour date and time of your choice before arriving to Las Vegas as they do sell out most days. The tour costs between $60 and $80 dollars depending on which tour you select. The tour is approximately 75 minutes and every Raider’s fan dream come true!


6. Hershey’s Chocolate World
Located a New York-New York this west coast flagship store sells more than 800 candy and chocolate confections by Hershey brands, and you can even customize your own chocolate bars! Don’t miss the huge milk chocolate Statue of Liberty. The kids can even star in their own Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup TV ad through one of the store’s many interactive experiences.



7. Water Show at the Bellagio
My kids are always memorized by the synchronized water ballet that takes place in front of the Bellagio. The fountains start up every 30 minutes, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and every 15 minutes from 8:00 PM to midnight. On weekends and holidays, the fountains display their magic every 30 minutes from noon to 8:00 PM and every 15 minutes from 8:00 PM to midnight. Best part is that it is free to watch, you just gotta find your best view spot to take it all in.



8. Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel
The High Roller is a huge Ferris wheel at The LINQ Promenade + Experience in the heart of the Vegas Strip. At 550-feet high and 520 feet in diameter, the High Roller has 28 air-conditioned pods that can hold up to 40 people. The experience takes about an hour in total and kids six years old and younger ride free!


9. M&M’s World
Take a detour to M&M’s World in the Showcase Mall. The store is 28,000 square feet of candy-coated chocolate goodness. Customize your own M&M’s using the Personal Printer to include unique messages and a variety of images — including Las Vegas-themed ones — and 16 different colors


10. Children’s Museum in Downtown Las Vegas
My kids love a good children’s museum. This one is located in Downtown Las Vegas, they have nine-themed, hands-on, interactive zones including The Summit, a 70-foot tower with 12 levels of science fun and climbing/sliding structures. Your kids will love all of the interactive experiences.


Bonus Favorite – Flying down Fairmont Street on a Zipline!
SlotZilla was definitely worth it! From 11 stories up in the air you fly on your stomach over 5 blocks of downtown Las Vegas. The flight in total is over a minute long and really a cool experience. Tickets are $59 per person and $39 per person if you do the lower version over only 3 blocks of Fairmont Street. Note, its best to go at night when the lights are glowing.




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