Las Vegas: Make Your Dollar Go Further

Vegas is packed with family-friendly hotspots. Don’t roll the dice — save big bucks with these family vacation travel tips.

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Is your next family getaway to Las Vegas? Great choice! Now, stop stressing about it — you won’t have to roll the dice to pay for your trip. Las Vegas is packed with loads of fun family-friendly sights and activities. With the help of this guide, you can save big bucks without missing a thing.

TIABI Coffee & Waffle

Every kid loves waffles, and TIABI serves up waffles with wild flavors that rock. Order the Red Velvet Waffle, or mix sweet and savory with a Maple Bacon Waffle. If you want to skip the sweet stuff completely, then order a Breakfast Sandwich piled high with meat, egg, and cheese. Wash it all down with a cold Snickers Iced Coffee to get truly revved up for a day of family adventures.

The sun rises behind the High Roller Wheel in Las Vegas.

High Roller Wheel

Take your crew for a whirl 550 feet above the city on the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Book a spot for a 30-minute spin on the High Roller Wheel to check out thrilling views of Las Vegas and beyond — if you dare! Get a discount when you book your tickets online, plus, children 6 years and under ride free.

Discovery Children’s Museum

Brain games, experiments, and arts and crafts all spark young minds at this clever kids’ museum. The Summit, a 12-level, 70-foot-high tower, teaches them all about magnets, air pressure, energy, and more. There’s also a cool lab where kids can test their building ideas to see if they’re earthquake-proof. Discovery Children’s Museum is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon if you’re looking to escape the Las Vegas heat.

Tacos El Gordo

Step right up to the counter and order the family some tasty Carne Asada Tacos at this laid-back eatery that’s the real deal when it comes to Mexican food. You won’t break the bank feeding the family eats like the burritos, tacos, and loaded fries dished up here, and your clan will definitely leave feeling full and satisfied.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Avengers assemble! Kids can pretend to be their own superheroes at this hands-on hot spot that puts them right in the middle of the action. Everyone will get to see Avengers gear like Iron Man’s MK 45 suit and Captain America’s shield and uniform. Snap a few pictures of your little ones next to these superhero relics, they’ll love to show their friends!

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The Mirage

Did you know that it’s always free to see this famous hotel’s aquarium, atrium, and volcano? Who can say no to that? Take your family to the Mirage for a quick afternoon adventure, where they can see the outdoor volcano really erupt — complete with big bangs and fireballs. Don’t forget to stop by the huge, colorful aquarium right behind the front desk. It’s home to about 450 fish from 85 different species.

A close-up image of a pink flamingo standing in water near the Flamingo Hotel on a cloudy morning.

Wildlife Habitat

Speaking of free, don’t miss the chance to get a photo op with some pink flamingos, and check out the swans, turtles, and fish at this cool animal habitat on the grounds of the Flamingo Hotel. Kids can watch two live feedings a day and snap a selfie with a parrot while they’re at it. Who’d ever guess that flamingos would have their own island right on the Vegas Strip?

Rollin Smoke Barbeque

If your family loves brisket and BBQ, this place is for you. Sink your teeth into some finger-lickin’ good BBQ at Rollin Smoke Barbeque, and don’t skimp on the napkins. You can also chow down on other Southern eats like Hush Puppies, Green Beans, Cornbread, and Fried Catfish. Get ready for great portions and even better prices.

="A distant view of the Fountains of Bellagio at night in Las Vegas.

Fountains of Bellagio

Have your kiddos ever seen water dance? Well, they sure will at the Bellagio. Take the family to these famous fountains and prepare to watch them stare in awe at the amazing water that shoots towards the stars. Lights, color, music, and jets of water are all timed to put on a show with some major wow factor. One thing you can bet on — this Vegas show is totally free.

There are great new memories waiting to be made for your family in Las Vegas, and you don’t have to spend big money to make them. If you’re looking for even more Vegas inspiration to plan your upcoming trip, check out our other Las Vegas guides.

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