Las Vegas Family Travel—The Coolest of the Summer Hot Spots

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Las Vegas may not be the first place you think of when considering summer travel with the family, but you may want to think again. Known for world-class service, luxurious hotels, divine dining, and superb entertainment, a few days in Vegas may be the perfect vacation for your family this summer. Especially when you consider the off-peak summer rates.


The Best Las Vegas Family Travel Spots

Best Family Friendly Hotel: Trump International Hotel Las Vegas tops the list for best luxury family resorts. At check-in kids are greeted with a Trump Kids Welcome bag complete with a Las Vegas themed coloring book, crayons, and sunglasses. It's perfect to tote to the pool, where you can indulge in one of eight poolside, climate-controlled cabanas offering a secluded place for the kiddos to play. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a meal at DJT, or H2 (Eau) Pool-side dining. When mom is ready for a break, The Spa at Trump is the perfect escape.

Best Kid Friendly Place to Dine: Holsteins Shakes and Buns at The Cosmopolitan provides a fun atmosphere and good food. The Kids Menu offers easy stuff like burgers, hot dogs, and grilled cheese served with French Fries, drink, and a small sundae. Adults can enjoy the large selection of grown-up foods like Lobster rolls, and options to switch out traditional burger patties for veggie, chicken, salmon, or Kobe beef. Shakes are old-fashioned and gigantic! Guests over age 21 can spike theirs with a drink of choice. Reservations are suggested.

Best Educational Experience: Discovery Children's Museum, now located at The Smith Center, boasts 23,000 square feet and three levels full of new and improved exhibits. All ages can enjoy this summer activity for $12 per person. Tip: Be prepared to get wet! The first exhibit is Water World, and even with the complimentary parkas, you may want to bring a change of clothes.


Best Tour for Families with Tweens: One of the coolest outdoor museums in the U.S. just got cooler. The Neon Museum, home to two acres stocked full of donated, historical neon signs and lights that have illuminated the Las Vegas Strip since 1928, now has a guided night-time tour. While most of the signs themselves are not electrified, the new custom-designed lighting will showcase them beautifully. This is a great opportunity to experience iconic pieces of Las Vegas history, and a great way to escape the heat as well. The Neon Museum recommends children should be 12 years and up for this tour.


Best Place to Get Wet: Wet-N-Wild Las Vegas is the place to be this summer. Nevada's premier water park offers over 25 slides and attractions. Several of the attractions are named after famous landmarks in the Southern Nevada region. It's a bit of a trip from the Strip, but worth it for some good old-fashioned summer fun!


 Where are your favorite places to take your kids in Las Vegas?

Image Credit: Trump Towers Las Vegas, Discovery Children's Museum, and Wet N Wild Las Vegas have all been provided to Stefanie Van Aken, RockStarMomLV, and permitted for use through respective company's public relations agencies.

Stefanie Van Aken Stefanie Van Aken is a luxury family travel + sophisticated lifestyle writer and blogger covering travel, tastes, and trends for you and your entourage at She is a mom to four and is based out of Las Vegas, but ready to take on the world. Discover more of her luxury family escapades at Stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 


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Stefanie Van Aken is a luxury family travel + sophisticated lifestyle writer who covers travel, restaurants and trends for Stefanie shares tidbits of style in these categories to keep you and your little entourage hip and in the know. She speaks from experience with a little entourage of her own 4 under 9, including a set of twins! Based in Las Vegas, but ready to take on the world!

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