Many of the casinos are difficult to get around with kids. Anyone under 21 years old are not allowed to stand or be near the gaming floor. Some hotels are heavy with smoke and others are not kid friendly. Circus Circus is a hotel that is known to cater to kids as best as any casino can. It is a dated hotel and can be smoky, but they have a huge upstairs arcade area for hours of fun. Some of my best family vacations memories were spend playing the old-style arcade games.
Touring the M & M factory is a sweet stop and right on the strip. There is no price to go, unless you want a souvenir, but it is a fun and bright place for picture taking.
The Coke shop is another one of my favorites. For a few dollars you get a mystery selection of unique international flavors in Dixie cup sized containers. Kids, as well as adults, enjoy trying to figure out the flavors and why anyone would even drink some of them at all. Make sure to share the tasting package since it saves money and truthfully, some of the flavors taste horrible. Personally, I think that makes the tasting even more fun for kids.
In Vegas, the shows are endless as are the activities. During the day, look into the matinee shows that cater to families. There are so many choices and the prices on matinees are much less expensive. Catch a magician, a Cirque du Soliel show, or maybe a Broadway-style show while everyone else is gambling.
With some of the most spectacular hotel pools around, your family can spend hours by the pool. There is even a water park right off the strip.
Just set down with the kids and come up with a plan, though you might want to talk with them about street vendors and some of the more questionable things they might see on the strip. Also, make sure you address the adult-time issue and what is expected of them during that time. Just side notes, many of the hotels have babysitting as well to give you some time away to head downstairs and gamble at night.
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