Las Vegas Family Vacations Travel Guide

Post Last Modified – June 30, 2021

A Travel Guide For Planning Las Vegas Family Vacations

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Over the years, our family have traveled to and have enjoyed a few family vacations in Las Vegas. There’s so much to see and do in and around the city that are great for all ages, making Vegas an ideal family holiday destination.

Las Vegas has developed and progressed over the years into becoming one of the worlds premier holiday travel destinations.

Did You Know … The City of Las Vegas, Nevada now ranks as one of the favorite family travel destinations in all of the United States?

Taking A Family Vacation To Las Vegas

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Things continue to evolve and change rapidly as each year goes by in the city. It is now truly a family vacation playground.

Below, are just a few reasons why you should consider your next family holiday to Vegas and why we’ve enjoyed our travels to this city as well.

Most people we talk to and many of our friends that have been to Las Vegas have only one thing to say about their experience, and that is;

“We Loved It and How Soon Can We Return!”


Great Reasons To Visit Las Vegas With Your Family

Best Las Vegas Family Itinerary

Las Vegas Strip Skyline

It doesn’t matter what time of year you plan on visiting the city, with the endless number of hotels and resorts to choose from, there are outstanding vacation package deals throughout the year.

This especially so if you choose to visit in the summer months when it’s hot!

Las Vegas Themed Resort Hotel

We’ve enjoyed camping vacations in past years, traveling from our home in Western Canada to various destinations in California, Arizona and Nevada in the summer.

There are some excellent RV Parks conveniently located in the city for you to stay when spending some time in Las Vegas.

This makes your stay in Las Vegas even more affordable, especially when traveling with kids!

Grand Hotel Las Vegas


Las Vegas Family Vacations – Because Of The Food

Ellis Island Casino BBQ Dinner

One of the great things to do in the city is attending the many amazing Buffet restaurants. Whether at the beautiful themed resorts on “The Strip” or any other Casino Hotel, expect amazing buffets at very affordable prices.

After all, it’s one of the most popular ways of attracting people into their resorts in the first place!

If you are a foodie, then Vegas offers some amazing dining options for you to choose from. Whether it’s affordable buffet style dining, to first class restaurants show casing some of the world’s leading chefs, it’s all here in Las Vegas.

One of our favorite hidden gems in the city just off “The Strip” is the Ellis Island Casino.

They have a tiny restaurant in the corner of the casino that has the best BBQ dinner ever, along with excellent selections of Craft Beer!

Just one of the many places to discover for dining in Vegas!

Las Vegas Family Vacation Attractions – Hidden Gems In The City

Las Vegas Chinatown

Did you know that Vegas has a thriving Chinatown located just steps away from the Las Vegas Strip?

Spring Mountain Road offers excellent Asian cuisine and unique gifts from every part of the continent.

If you love Asian food, there are specialty restaurants along this street that specialize in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Mongolian dishes that are both affordable and delicious!

So for a special night out dining with the family, consider Chinatown!

Shopping Galore In Las Vegas Nevada

Las Vegas Outlet Center

Vegas offers the highest concentration of high-end boutiques and retail stores anywhere in the world. You can find; Tiffany, Prada, Armani and many more designer stores for the more sophisticated shopper.

Many of these high end retailers often carry exclusive items that you won’t find elsewhere!

For the more bargain shopper, there are two large destination outlet malls that I’m sure you will enjoy shopping at. The Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Fashion Outlets Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Family Vacation Attractions – Shows & Rides

Blue Man Group Las Vegas

All of the major hotels seem to offer a themed ride of some sort to attract families to their resorts. From the famous rides at the Stratosphere to attending a live Blue Man Group Show, there are always fun things to do in the day and evening with the entire family.

Below, I’ve included the Official website page for the Blue Man Group show at the Luxor Hotel for your convenience.

This is an amazing family friendly live show, definitely not to be missed!

🤡   Blue Man Group Luxor Hotel

Las Vegas Thrill Rides

The Cirque du Soleil franchise has numerous live shows, outstanding performers as Terry Fator and many more that are great for younger audiences.

Terry Fader Show Las Vegas

Enjoy magic, dance and family comedy shows that everyone will enjoy!

Las Vegas Nevada – A Perfect Family Friendly Destination

New York New York Hotel Las Vegas

Travel to Las Vegas and you will see why this city makes for a perfect family holiday destination. See spectacular live entertainment showcasing some the planets biggest stars.  On our last family holiday, we absolutely loved the Terry Fator show.

A true delight for the whole family! 🙂

What a performance!

As you can see, I’ve only touched the surface of the many things to see and do in Vegas. You can spend days enjoying the sites and attractions in and around the city from;

🎱 Shopping;
🎱 Visiting the Spectacular Themed Resort Hotels on The Strip;
🎱 Attending a family NASCAR Race Event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway;
🎱 Visit the Hoover Dam & Grand Canyon;
🎱 Take a Scenic Helicopter Tour;
🎱 Go Golfing;
🎱 Attend A Live Show;
🎱 Go to the Circus and so much more!

NASCAR Petty Driving Experience Las Vegas

Did I mention NASCAR Racing? You bet I did!

We love attending these Premier Auto Races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A beautiful facility just minutes north of downtown Vegas.

How about actually taking a spin or driving a real NASCAR race car?

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Our family had a blast doing this on our last visit. Check out my post and photos of our 🏁 NASCAR Driving Experience! 🙂

I could go on and as there are endless thing to do now in this ever changing city in the desert. Be sure to check out my other post on the many 🏜 Family Attractions In Las Vegas for more detailed information and photos.

Las Vegas Family Travel – Resort Hotels

Caesars Palace Resort Las Vegas Nevada

The resorts on “The Las Vegas Strip” and elsewhere, are absolutely amazing!

You can spend days and days wondering and enjoying the amenities each of these hotels offers visitors. Since our last visit, a few new resorts have been built and we can’t wait to return to see them.

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You will simply be in Awe the first time you enter of these colossal stunning resorts. It’s like stepping into a little city of its own, entering these uniquely theme based Casino Resort Hotels.

Each one offers something special with;

Grand Casinos .. Fabulous Buffet Restaurants .. Fine Dining Options .. Shopping .. Entertainment .. Attractions & More!


Family Things To Do In Las Vegas Off The Strip


Hoover Dam & The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

These are two “Must Do” attractions within easy reach of the city. A visit to this part of Nevada definitely must not be missed.

We loved camping at Grand Canyon National Park and the fully guided tour of Hoover Dam was amazing!

Hoover Dam Nevada

The whole family will love an outing to these two major tourist attractions.

Hoover Dam Nevada

Below, I’ve included the Official website links to these two major attractions, where you can access much more detailed information.

🏜   Grand Canyon

🌊   Hoover Dam

The Mighty Grand Canyon

The Mighty Grand Canyon

As mentioned above, our family love to include a stock car race while visiting Vegas.  Attending the NASCAR Races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is absolutely amazing!

A beautiful facility that’s definitely worth checking out whether you’re a race fan or not, you will love it!

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Take a quick peek at my article and photos of 🏁   Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Great Hotels – Great Shows – Great Prices – Vegas Vacations

Treasure Island Resort Fireworks

Las Vegas is the most entertaining and exciting City to visit anywhere in the world!

Where else can you find a city that has all the travel conveniences that only a complete resort destination can offer?  Everything that you would expect from a World Class City and much more.

Las Vegas is a City that has something for everyone, both young and old.

Travel to Las Vegas anytime of the year!  There are always great things happening during all seasons, making this City a perfect place to visit! 🙂

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I’ve just touched the surface here on why taking a family vacation to Las Vegas is a wonderful idea. Whether you stay in a fancy resort, a nearby motel or camping at an RV Park, this city is perfect for a holiday with the entire family young and old!

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

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