Three Day Las Vegas Family Itinerary

Some folks think we are crazy for taking our kids to Las Vegas. However, we have found the spectacular shows, outrageous restaurants, and incredible themes can be just as exciting for kids as adults! Here are the best things to do with kids in Vegas in a three day Las Vegas family itinerary.

little boy on his father's shoulders in front of the New York New York casino in Las Vegas

Day 1: Las Vegas Family Itinerary: Mid-Strip

Breakfast at Eataly

Eataly at the Park MGM is the perfect place to get breakfast in Las Vegas with kids. Adults can start with a Lavazza macchiato and an indulgent Prosciutto de Parma breakfast sandwich. Kids will love the pastry assortment.

two boys picking out chocolates from baskets at Eataly
Browsing the Italian Chocolate Bar at Eataly

ProTip: This place gets busy in the morning. We suggest going early between 7-9. It also can be a little confusing. Go to the Lavazza counter first and order your coffee and your breakfast. You will take your breakfast sandwich receipt up a level to the Chef’s Table to pick up your order.

ProTip: This is also a great place for a midday break. Adults can grab a glass of wine and kids can pick from the awesome Italian chocolate bar, or choose from a variety of crafted Italian sodas.

Go Shopping at the Coca Cola Store

Across the street from Eataly, you will find the Coca Cola store.

From giant Coca Cola piggy banks to red and white baby onesies, the Coca Cola store has it all. Kids in Las Vegas will love browsing the unique Coca Cola merchandise.

Pre-Covid they also had a fountain where you could sample different Coke products. Hopefully it comes back soon!

Browse the M&M Store

little boy looking at multiple colors of m&ms at the m&m store in Las Vegas
Browsing the M&M Store

A short walk away from the Coca Cola store, the M&M store is a must on a Las Vegas family itinerary.

a young boy with sunglasses on looking at jars of M&Ms in the M&M store in Las Vegas
Browsing M&M Souvenirs at the M&M Store

This store has 4 floors of fun family activities. From awesome M&M clothing, to colorful M&M dispensers, this is a great place to shop for souvenirs. Kids love filling bags up with different colored M&Ms, or personalizing their own M&Ms!

Get Lunch at New York, New York

There are multiple Vegas kid friendly lunch options at New York, New York.

If you are looking for a sit down lunch, try:

  • Nine Fine Irishmen: a casual Irish pub that is loud, lively, and has a kid’s menu
  • America: fitted with a giant map of the United States, this is a fun, kid friendly place to get a meal
The bridge leading up to the New York New York casino
New York, New York Casino

If you are looking for a quick service restaurant, try:

  • Shack Shack: a classic for burgers and shakes
  • Village Street Eateries: If you all want something different, wander over to this Greenwich Village themed area where there is a pizza restaurant, a deli, a fish restaurant, and a bakery. There is something for everyone!

Play at the Big Apple Arcade and Ride the Rollercoaster

New York, New York has the best arcade for kids on the Strip. Load up a card and play all of the arcade classics, getting points towards prizes.

A boy playing the Doodle Jump arcade game at the Big Apple Arcade in the New York New York Casino in Las Vegas
Playing at the Big Apple Arcade

If you are brave with bigger kids, ride the Big Apple Coaster!

Big Apple Coaster ProTips:

Dine at the Tournament of Kings

A truly medieval experience, no three day Las Vegas itinerary with kids is complete without Dinner at the a Tournament of Kings. Horse back battles, eating with your hands, and pyrotechnics make the Tournament of Kings don’t miss experience for families.

Day 2: Las Vegas Family Itinerary: North Strip

Have Breakfast at Bouchon

Start Day 2 of your 3 day Las Vegas family itinerary at the Venetian. A casual but upscale French bistro, kids and parents alike will enjoy a meal here. The pastries are and parents will enjoy their high quality espresso drinks.

Take a Gondola Ride

A Gondola on the water inside the Venetian Casino in Las Vegas
The Gondola Ride in the Venetian

Yes, they’re a little bit pricey, and a little corny, but they are tons of fun and one of the best things to do with kids in Vegas!

Gondola Ride Pro Tips:

  • Best hours to go if you don’t have tickets are between 10-noon
  • 34$ per person Monday through Thursday , $39 per person Friday through Sunday
  • Travel with a group of three or four so you don’t have to ride with another couple.

Explore the Grand Canal Shoppes

A sign that says Welcome to Fabulous It's Sugar Nevada in a candy store
The It’s Sugar Store in Las Vegas

The Canal Shops are a great place to spend an hour or two browsing. Kids will love:

  • Cocolini: A delicious gelato bar with multiple flavors to choose from
  • It’s Sugar: A candy store with pretty much everything you could imagine related to sugar
  • Le Macaron: Delicious small macarons in beautiful colors
  • Lolli & Pops: Features assorted truffles, gelato, and high end candies
  • Sloan’s Homemade Icecream: Adorable ice cream and candy shop that kids will love browsing

Get Lunch at the Black Tap

Milk shake with sprinkles on the glass and a piece of Funfetti Cake on top.
An unbelievable Milkshake from the Black Tap

Tucked into the Venetian, this place is epic, and belongs on everyone’s Las Vegas family itinerary with kids. They have a milk shake bar with the most unbelievable drinks you have ever seen. They also serve a really good burger.

Jars of toppings at the milkshake bar at the Black Tap in Las Vegas
Crazy Shake Milk Shake Bar at the Black Tap

ProTip: This is one of the most popular restaurants with families in Las Vegas, and they don’t take reservations. We recommend going when they first open at 11 AM. There will be a long line at the entrance, but you will like be seated once they open their doors.

Play Twilight Zone Golf

Glow in the dark alien at the end of a mini golf hole at Twilight Mini Golf in Bally's in Las Vegas
Twilight Zone Golf at Bally’s

Walk down the strip to find Twilight Zone Golf hidden in the basement of Bally’s. This place is a total hit with kids. With 18 holes of blacklight mini golf, families can easily play for two hours and enjoy the creepily themed holes. Cost is $12 per person. There is also a small arcade right outside of the golf area where kids can get some games in.

creepy girl sitting up in bed at the Twilight Zone Golf at Bally's in Las Vegas
Twilight Mini-Golf

Check out the Flamingos at the Flamingo

Right next door to Bally’s, the Flamingo hotel maintains a wildlife habitat that is free, and worth checking out during a Las Vegas family itinerary. Guests will see flamingos, pelicans, fish, and turtles. To learn more about the animals, the keepers do a presentation at 8:30 and 2 PM each day.

Explore the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Jellyfish in a room of flowers at the Bellagio Botanical Gardens
The Bellagio Botanical Gardens

Loop around to the Bellagio next. The Bellagio Conservatory is a small but very elaborate display of flowers that is free for families to explore. Kids will love the bright colors and interesting themes that change each season.

See the Bellagio Fountains

A trip to Vegas isn’t complete without seeing the dancing Bellagio fountains. There is a show every 30 minutes from 3-7 PM, and every 15 minutes between 7 PM and midnight. On weekends the shows start at noon. Every spot near the fountains great viewing.

Tall fountains shooting towards the sky in front of the Bellagio casino
The Bellagio Fountains

ProTip: If you are looking for a higher end dinner with family, or a date night, the Eiffel Tower restaurant has one of the best views in Vegas. It is a great place to catch the fountain show while enjoying a great meal.

Have Dinner at Trevi

For dinner, end your day at the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. Easy with kids, families will love enjoying an Italian dinner overlooking the Trevi fountain. With a cloud filled evening sky and the bustle of the shops around, this is a perfect place to enjoy an easy meal with kids in Vegas.

Table set for dinner in front of a replica of the Trevi Fountain in Caesar's Forum Shoppes
Dinner at Trevi

ProTip: Don’t miss the free Atlantis show, an animatronic attraction located in the Forum Shops at Caesar’s. It runs Thursday through Monday on the hour between noon and 8 PM.

Awe at Mystere: Cirque du Soleil

No Vegas trip is complete without a Cirque du Soleil show. Mystere at Treasure Island is the best Cirque du Soleil shows for kids. With no age cut off, toddlers to teenagers will love Mystere. With bright colors, and incredible acrobatics, kids will immediately get drawn into the magic.

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Day 3: Las Vegas Family Itinerary

Have Breakfast at Citizen’s Kitchen and Bar

Citizen’s Kitchen and Bar is the perfect place to start your day on the south strip with kids. They serve comfort food like pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles in a casual fun setting. Kids are welcome, and will enjoy the kid-friendly options.

Visit the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

With more than 100 sharks and 2,000 animals, the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a must see on a Las Vegas family itinerary. There are 14 total exhibits dedicated to undersea predators on a self guided tour. There is a touch pool, and the opportunity to see some rare animals like a golden crocodile and a Kimodo dragon. At the end is a fun virtual reality experience which school aged kids will love.

Shark Reef Aquarium ProTips:

  • Adults 29$, Kids 24$, Kids under 4 are free
  • Timed entry tickets are required and days book up quickly, so reserve in advance.
  • Shark, stingray, and sea turtle feeding experiences are available at a premium.

Eat Lunch at Border Grill

Border Grill is one of our favorite family friendly restaurants in Las Vegas. With two floors of patio dining, you can enjoy a delicious Mexican meal overlooking the pool area at Mandalay Bay. The kid’s menu has great options like quesadillas and burrito rolls. Adults will love the margarita options. This is a perfect stop on a Las Vegas family itinerary.

ProTip: Border Grill books up, reserve ahead on Open Table.

Take the Mandalay Bay Tram

The tram from Mandalay Bay runs express to Excalibur, and then on the way back stops at the Luxor. It is a short ride, and air conditioned. Trams start running at 10 AM and come every five minutes. Kids will enjoy the trip, so we recommend taking the ride to Excalibur and looping back around to the Luxor as your next stop.

Explore the Titanic Artifact Exhibit

The Titanic Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor is an amazing museum that adults and kids love. There are recreated state rooms and the stairwell of the ship, extensive artifacts, and a large piece of the ship on display. Elementary age children in particular are fascinated by this exhibit, and it’s really well done. This is a must see on your Las Vegas family itinerary. Adults 32$, Kids 24$, Children 0-3 are free.

Have Dinner at the Luxor Food Court

By now your kids are probably sick of sit down restaurants. The Luxor Food Court has all of the staples kids could with a view of the giant pyramid above. Choose from Johnny Rockets, Bonanno’s Pizzeria, and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs to name a few.

Rock with the Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group at the Luxor is another show that welcomes kids 3 years old and up. The show had our kids dancing and laughing to the antics of the iconic Blue Men. This is a really fun experience, and a great note to complete your three day Las Vegas itinerary with kids.

Little boy looking towards the stage with blue lighting seeing the Blue Man Group
Seeing the Blue Man Groupk

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