There are a lot of “top” lists when it comes to parents visiting Las Vegas with kids. As a Las Vegas resident of thirty-five years, I’m happy to list some of the top spots for children off Las Vegas Boulevard.
Centennial Hills Park & YMCA:
Located at 6601 North Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas, this is a Vegas parent’s dream. The park has an interactive water-play area, several playgrounds, a fenced dog park, multiple volleyball courts, two soccer fields, and a bountiful farmers’ market held here on a weekly basis. Right next to the park is the YMCA. This building features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, two gymnasiums, a dance room, fitness center, and an adult wing. If you’re visiting the park then be prepared for a drive. It is about thirty minutes off of the Las Vegas Strip. And, if you are planning on heading for the park between 3 and 6 pm then prepare for gridlock. A lot of hotel employees live in this area and the drive can turn into an hour and a half parking lot between my noted hours of commute.
The Sky Zone Trampoline Park:
Always fun for kids, this park is located on the east side of Vegas. The area can be rough, but parents from all over Las Vegas travel to it because of all the fun and excitement. And, it is a good way to wear the kids out for an early bedtime!
Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center:
One really inexpensive option for Vegas visitors with kids, the Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center is located about thirty minutes from Las Vegas Blvd. The pizza is good for kids but parents may want to stick with the salad bar. The facility has a dragon roller coaster that is perfect for little ones. They also have a regular racetrack for older kids and adults, as well as a separate and closely monitored kiddie track for toddlers.
Kiss Monster Mini-Golf:
Don’t laugh! I’m serious, the entire family will love this. Even if you’re not a fan of Kiss, this mini-golf course is a blast! It is close to Vegas but not on The Strip. It is a street over on Paradise road, next to The Hard Rock Hotel. Weddings, kid parties, adult parties, everything happens here! And, you can walk over to The Hard Rock afterwards and get a family meal, on a family-friendly budget, at Pink Taco.
About the Author: Helene Vece is a regular contributor to Vegaskids.info. Ms. Vece raised her two children in Las Vegas and takes her grandchildren for weekly Vegas adventures. Don’t miss her latest article: The Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids, Pre-Teens and Teens.