Going on a Vegas vacation with the kids? Then check out the top family friendly hotels in Las Vegas that offer comfortable accommodations plus packages of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. From magic shows and thrill rides to animation workshops and trips to animal habitats, there’s something exciting for kids and adults alike.

1. CIRCUS-CIRCUS heads the list of family hotels in Las Vegas with its indoor theme park—the Adventuredome that’s filled with scream-worthy thrill rides. There’s also Midway that offers a carnival ambiance with jugglers, acrobats and magicians plus an arcade with 200 games to challenge your kids’ gaming skills. For the artists in the family, there are animation workshops courtesy of the legendary animator, Chuck Jones.

2. Next on the roll of kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas — MANDALAY BAY/FOUR SEASONS. Mandalay Bay Beach has a wave pool, lazy river, and tons of real sand — the ultimate relaxation. Treat the family to a stunning performance of The Lion King, a stage adaption of the Disney movie with the same title. Visit the Shark Reef that allows kids to come face-to-face with sharks and other exotic sea creatures through an enormous glass aquarium. Finally, for the Michael Jackson fans in the family, the hotel presents Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour.

3. THE VENETIAN is another one of the family hotels in Las Vegas. It boasts of Gondola rides featuring singing gondoliers that will delight teenagers and young kids alike as the gondola glides smoothly through the Grand Canal, giving them a view of Venetian streets, cafes and bridges. Pose with and take pictures of your favorite movie star at Madame Tussauds that houses more than 100 lifelike wax versions of famous people. In the evenings, everyone gets to be entranced by the playful antics of the Blue Man Group.

4. Nathan Burton and Dirk Arthur will leave the kids in awe with spectacular magic shows. These magicians are just two of the reasons why THE FLAMINGO is one of the kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas. But it just doesn’t offer amazing magic. The hotel has a 15-acre Caribbean-style water playground for absolute water fun and a wildlife habitat where kids encounter real live Chilean flamingoes and other kinds of birds.

Other family friendly hotels in Vegas include Excalibur with its Polar Express and Spongebob 4D rides and the Mirage with its Secret Garden and Wildlife Habitat. There’s also New York New York, famous for its rollercoaster with a “heartline” twist and Paris hotel where you can experience a breathtaking ride up the Eiffel Tower. The Stratosphere offers everyone a spectacular view of Las Vegas City from its observation deck.

Author's Bio: 

Jamie Baker has traveled extensively with her kids across the United States and overseas. She is a travel and lifestyle expert currently working for VegasKids.info where she writes about Vegas and kids and specifically about hotels and shows in Vegas for kids. She lives in California with her husband and three children.