If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas, I am sure you know there are about a gazillion things to do there! But if you travel with kids…that eliminates about 90% of the standard Las Vegas activities (gambling, shows, etc.). My family recently took a completely unplanned, totally spur of the moment road trip to Vegas. All we really wanted from our trip was warm weather and to see what we could see for FREE.
Long story short, we found 4 family-friendly Las Vegas free attractions that we enjoyed a lot. You have probably even heard of them. These are the places my family recommends as our You Must Go Here At Least Once While You Are In Vegas List:
1. Volcano At The Mirage
My kids LOVE the volcano and would go to Las Vegas just to see the Volcano At the Mirage (on the Las Vegas Strip). Even though you will be tempted to get as close as possible to get a good view of the show, WATCH OUT because your eyebrows just may get singed by the hot gas explosions (seriously!). The volcano erupts at the top of each hour from 6pm – 11pm, spewing smoke and fire 100 feet above the water. It’s AWESOME!
2. Fountains of Bellagio
This free water, music and lights show takes place in front of the Bellagio (on the Las Vegas Strip). You will want to check out the show schedule because times vary depending on the day. The shows start every 15 minutes to half hour – so you never have to wait long. The fountain show lasts for a few minutes and is pretty spectacular. We went to shows during the day and night. I’d say the after dark ones are better because you can really enjoy the lights part of the show.
3. M&M’s World
Located at the corner of the Strip and Tropicana Avenue. Open daily from 9am-Midnight. The M&M’s World is four floors of M&M’s candy and related items. There is an entire wall dedicated to M&M’s candy in dispensers. We could not resist creating our own colorful mix of every flavor M&M. (You do have to pay for the M&Ms – and just FYI: Their M&M’s cost about 4 times what they cost at a regular store…but it’s totally worth it for the experience!) The 4th floor is home to the M&M-sponsored Toyota Camry race car. My boys loved getting up close and personal with a real NASCAR!
4. Children’s Park at Town Square
The Children’s Park at Town Square features a ton of free things for kids to play and do. Our favorite feature was the Splash Pad. But there is also a really cool kid-size hedge maze, Princess Tower Playhouse, slides and more. We couldn’t believe it was free to get in, we were totally willing to pay for a chance to play on the Splash Pad! Oh, and if you are into shopping and dining…Town Square is full of the best stores and restaurants! Town Square Address: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South
This was our first family trip to Las Vegas, but I am sure it will not be our last. If you have visited and/or lived in Las Vegas and know of fun places we should check out next time, I hope you will leave a comment below. What are your favorite family-friendly things to do in Las Vegas?