When you think of Las Vegas you probably don't think it's a dream destination for kids, let alone toddlers. Most people think of Vegas for the shows, casinos, and parties. My family decided to go to Las Vegas this year for Thanksgiving and we didn't want to miss out on the fun so we decided to go! There are plenty of things to do in Vegas with toddlers and most are free of charge! The listings below are in no particular order, enjoy!
1. Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat
Most people don't know this but there is a hidden wildlife habitat tucked away inside the Mirage Las Vegas. You can get an up-close look at tons of different animals and the attraction is open daily. Unfortunately it was raining and a bit cold on the day we visited and we didn't realize it was an outside activity so we decided to forgo the adventure however, there's a lot to see in the Mirage without going into the Habitat. My toddler was amazed by the aquarium at the check in area as well as the different animal statues and waterfalls throughout the lobby. If you do choose to go into the habitat, it's $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids ages 4 to 12, and under 4 are free. There aren't many things you can do in Vegas for under $40 and if it's just you and your partner + your toddler, I'd consider that cost a win! Everyone likes winning, especially in Vegas!
2. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
This is by far my favorite attraction in Las Vegas, it's perfect for all ages, and it's free! Each season, horticulturalists and designers transform the Bellagio's Arcadia into a magnificent floral display. The conservatory and botanical gardens usually change 4-5 times per year and every season they have a different theme. When you walk into the Bellagio from the hotel lobby you can practically smell your way to the gardens. My toddler loved all of the different colors, flowers, and statues within the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden and I did too! In fact, my 83 year old Grandmother also loved it, it is truly a treat for everyone.
3. The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
This habitat is nestled in, you guessed it, The Flamingo! They have a beautiful flock of Chilean flamingos, ducks, pelicans, swans, fish, and turtles. The habitat is open daily, dawn to dusk and it's free. They do have dedicated pelican feedings that would be extra fun for your toddler. Check the website but the pelican feedings currently happen twice a day at 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You can also get your picture taken with one of the resident parrots or you can get a great photo opp with the flamingos!
4. Fremont Street AKA "Old Vegas"
Fremont street offers a variety of different sites, sounds, and action! We spent several hours on Fremont. It was cold and rainy the day we visited but the best part is that it's all covered so it doesn't matter the weather, this is a fun place to go for the whole family. I wasn't a fan of taking my toddler into casinos or bars (not my personal cup of tea) but we didn't have to while we were downtown. We walked around and watched all of the street performers, saw a dance show on one of the stages, looked at the lights, and watched the zip-liners fly overhead. My toddler was amazed at all of the people and lights. When we got tired we ordered coffee (chocolate milk for the little one) and a snack at one of the outdoor cafes and took a break. This was one of the most fun days for all of us during our trip to Las Vegas.
A southern girl trying to make my dreams come true. My husband and I love to travel and go on new adventures--We love Jesus and the blessings He provides!