Weekend trips to Vegas on the cheap are an easy, easy way to find some sun for the weekend – or at least ditch the snowsuit, during the winter months. In our house, that usually meant adults getting away for that weekend without kids.
On our most recent trip, we decided to check out the ‘kid friendly’ factor of the attractions, before bringing our own kids, to see if spending three or four days in the desert with the cheap flights and hotels, would be worth the trip. If you’re considering Vegas with the kids, there are some kid-friendly attractions.
Kid-Friendly things to see in Vegas (area)
The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
The shark reef at Mandalay Bay is even cooler than some of the aquariums that we’ve seen on other trips, and a cool way to spend a morning (Get there early, because it’s a busy attraction). Located far down the strip in Mandalay Bay, you can even get FREE tickets for the attraction through the popular and free mobile game, Popslots. Expect to spend an hour walking through the aquarium and visiting the gift shop at the end of the experience. If you’re looking for something more relaxing but educational, Dr. Timothy Francis isn’t that far.
The Neon Sign Museum
Cool because you’ll get to run through the boneyard of Vegas neon signs, the kids will find a favourite and be enamoured with just how big they really are. This one is more suited to older children, that would find the signs, and the history of the signs, cool. Volunteers on-site are incredibly knowledgeable and can muster up an answer to any curious question the kids are going to pop.
Get out of the City: Seven Magic Mountain
One of the coolest things we were able to see on the trip, you’ll either want to rent a vehicle or hop in an Uber to take the trip to Seven Magic Mountains, an art installation in the desert. The kids will love exploring the area. The installation was supposed to come down last year, but it looks like the exhibit has been renewed until the end of 2021.
Take a Spin on the High Roller Wheel
The Ferris wheel at the Linq is completely enclosed, and will give you a vantage point that goes far beyond the strip. Visit during the day and it feels like you can see far out into the desert. The best part is that it’s only $9 for youth during the day. Feeling hungry after? Walk the promenade where you’ll find In and Out Burger, a kid-favourite, and Sprinkles Cupcakes!