Sin City has a bad reputation but in fact, there are plenty of Las Vegas activities for families. Starting with the place you stay, there is a lot to do for people of all ages. Las Vegas is a great family destination.
First of all, where should you stay? Most hotels offer option for the kids. Some, like the Four Seasons, has customized rooms according to the age of the kids staying with you. Theme hotels, like Circus Circus and Excalibur have plenty of activities for children as well. Most casinos also offer daycare and entertainment for children to keep them busy while their parents enjoy gambling. If you want a break from the Las Vegas strip, a short trip away is the Lake Las Vegas with plenty to do for the whole family.
There are plenty of places to eat for the whole family as well. Teens will always enjoy the Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood, and theme restaurants such as the Rainforest Cafe are always a hit with the kids. If you are still looking for a place to eat, Las Vegas is famous for its buffets. That way, everyone can get what they want.
If you are interested in catching a kid-friendly show, there are plenty of shows that are based on cartoons, such as the Lion King. Remember too, Las Vegas is the center for magicians! Some outdoor Las Vegas activities for families include touring the Hoover Dam and jet skiing. For older kids, there is also land sailing in the desert; a great way to see the natural wonders surrounding this amazing city. For the smaller kids there are also staged gunfights and cowboy shows at Bonnie Springs.
As you see, a trip to Las Vegas does not have to be limited to gambling and R-rated shows. There are plenty of Las Vegas activities for families as well!