Seriously, mom? Do I have to go to the Discovery Children’s Musuem again? Pretty sure if you have a child or are traveling with one that is “at that age” then you should take heed if you want to enjoy your Las Vegas vacation, too. There are plenty of things to do with your ‘tweens and teens that do not require being the legal age limit of 21.
They’re old enough now…give them some culture! Download the City Center Fine Art Collection App on your smart phone, and take a walking tour of the public art pieces found at Aria, The Crystals, Vdara and Madarin Oriental. If that’s not enough, keep walking and head over to The Cosmopolitan where they will be dazzled by the program commissioned by the New York City Art Production fund. Collection pieces can be found throughout the Cosmopolitan’s lobby, restaurant levels and pool. Plus, it’s a fun photo opp! Other great art exhibits can be found at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art and Downtown in the Arts District.
If you feel the need to break away from the bustle of the casinos and the crowds of the Strip, head over to Town Square, just south of Mandalay Bay. There you will find a ‘tweens paradise of shopping like Sephora, Gap, Juicy Couture, and Abercrombie and Fitch. Mom and Dad will love the apple store, The Container Store, Whole Foods and Coffee Bean to make you feel like you really are in a normal town. Keep the kids entertained with great restaurants and a Rave Cinema; there’s even a town park for them to just chill at.
Still looking for more ideas? Here’s a few to add to your list (all RockStarMom LV approved!):
- The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
- Siegfreid and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
- KISS Mini-Golf
- The Neon Museum
- The Atomic Testing Museum
- CSI: The Experience
- Bodies: The Exhibit
- Family Friendly Cirque du Soleil Shows