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Best Las Vegas With Baby FAQ + 2 Day Itinerary 2024

Trust this Mama - there are plenty of fun and safe family activities in Las Vegas with an Infant

OK, so you are going to Las Vegas BABY! Or more like Las Vegas with baby and you probably have a few questions, like…

Is it safe?

Is it appropriate?

Don’t worry, I got you.

First of all, you are not alone. Millions of families visit Las Vegas each year and you won’t have any problem spotting them either. Families, babies and strollers are everywhere! You definitely will not feel out of place in Vegas with a baby and all the trappings and gadgets that come along with family travel.

I have been traveling to Las Vegas since I was baby and the tradition has continued with my own family. All my kids have gone to Vegas numerous times, starting as babies in infancy.

Hot Tip: If you are also visiting Vegas with kids ages 2-14, we have a ton of helpful information in our Ultimate Guide to Vegas with kids.

Kids playing in Las Vegas

I created this article to be helpful for moms (and dads) who basically have NO CLUE what it is like to take a baby or an infant to Las Vegas.

Related article: Driving to Vegas? Read our list of the best toddler and baby toys for car rides & check out our list of road trip car games for kids

First I will answer some common questions and misconceptions that I have heard over the years about visiting Las Vegas with young kids, then I follow that up with an example itinerary that should help you get started on planning your next trip to Las Vegas with baby.

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Perfect 2-Day Itinerary In Las Vegas With Baby

Day 1

cracker barrel Las Vegas with kids

Lunch at Cracker Barrel

Right off Dean Martin Dr, Cracker Barrel is conveniently located right as you enter Las Vegas (from the south), making for the perfect spot to stop for a yummy lunch. The casual country dining room is perfect for families. Plus not only is the food hearty comfort food, the portions are huge and the prices are low. Eating in Vegas can pretty pricey most places, so this is a nice way to ease into the trip (and your wallet)!

Kids watching Las Vegas Mermaids at Silverton

See the Mermaids at Silverton

After lunch you can walk or drive across the parking lot to the Silverton Casino Hotel. There you will find the giant 117,000 gallon reef aquarium, where your babies and kids will LOVE watching the live mermaids swim. The mermaids are so sweet and really do great job interacting with kids, keeping them fully entranced. Mermaid swims are every 15 minutes, Thursday through Sunday starting at noon.

Thursday: 12:00 – 1:15pm 2:00pm – 3:15pm 5:00pm – 8:15pm

Friday: 12:00 – 1:15pm 2:00pm – 3:15pm 5:00pm – 8:15pm

Saturday: 12:00 – 1:15pm 2:00pm – 3:15pm 5:00pm – 8:15pm

Sunday: 10:30am – 1:10pm 2:00pm – 3:15 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:45pm

Hot Tip: While you are there, take a stroll through the calming ambiance of Bass Pro Shop’s Outdoor World. The entrance is adjacent to the aquarium.

Check into hotel

After seeing the mermaids, it is a good time to check into your hotel. You can get your stuff up to the room, freshen up and let the baby relax a little bit. If baby is crawling or walking, this is good opportunity to let them get their wiggles out.

Baby-friendly Vegas Hotel Luxor

We recently stayed at the Luxor and it was a great choice for our family since it was freezing winter and we could get to multiple hotels (Mandalay, Excalibur) easily through indoor connecting bridges. During the summer, we also really love staying at the Mirage, mostly because we love the pool.

Hot Tip: If you want help picking the right hotel for your family, check out our very detailed guide on the best family hotels in Las Vegas HERE.

Walk around explore hotel/have drink

Once you feel refreshed, take your crew down to the casino floor and explore your home for the weekend. This is a fun way to see all the exciting things your hotel of choice has to offer. You may even find a entertaining place to pop into for a quick snack or drink before dinner. We like popping into places like, Beerhaus, since they have a great happy hour and lots of games for the little ones.

Dinner at Casa Di Amore

Once you book your hotel, be sure to make reservations at Casa Di Amore and arrange for them to pick you up. The pickup shuttle is a complementary service and they will also return you to your hotel after dinner. Our driver (Steve) was very nice and fun to chat with. Just be sure to tip your wonderful driver for their service.

Las Vegas family restaurant Casa di Amore

Casa Di Amore is a happening family-friendly Italian restaurant in Las Vegas. This local favorite has live music, a dark cozy atmosphere oozing with old Las Vegas charm and delicious cuisine. The best part is that it is family-friendly, so you can roll up with your babies and be welcomed with open arms, wine and pasta!

Switch off gambling or go back to room

Once you are back to your hotel, the night is up to you. You may be tired from traveling the first night, so you may just want to call it a night. If you are up to gambling, here are some options.

Travel with other adults like grandparents that help you switch off with childcare for a couple hours. That is what we typically do. We do a variety of switching throughout the trip.

Utilize local babysitting services. Some hotels have in-house services or will help you arrange with an outside local company. Nannies & Housekeepers USA is a trusted company by many of the major hotels. They are licensed and insured as well as certified in CPR and first-aid. You also contact for local Las Vegas childcare.

Day 2

Breakfast in Las Vegas with a baby

Long relaxing Breakfast at Café or Buffet

Ease into the morning with long relaxing breakfast at either the hotel’s café or buffet. It just depends on your style and your appetite. My only recommendation is to take your time and relish your first morning in Vegas.

After Breakfast/Brunch

Cold Weather: If you visiting during the winter stay inside as much as possible, because baby it is COLD outside. This is a great time of day to explore the many exciting shopping areas within hotels or check out an exhibit. We stayed at the Luxor and it is inter-connected with Mandalay Bay as well as Excalibur, so there was a lot to do and see without stepping a foot outside. This is also a nice feature of staying at a family-friendly resort on the Vegas Strip.

Warm weather: If you are visiting during the summer or spring, enjoy a pool day. Luxor has one of the largest pools in Las Vegas, but Mirage is still my favorite. The Mirage pool also has a lot of shady spots and grottos for keeping the babies out of the harsh desert sun. MGM and Mandalay also have good pools, which you can read more about in our ultimate guide to Vegas with kids.

See a pre-dinner show

An awesome evening activity to do with babies in Vegas is to see a pre-dinner show. There are also a ton of family-friendly shows that have dinner and show packages. Yes, there are shows in Las Vegas that allow babies. We took ours to the Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur. There is so much action going on at all times, that a loud baby will not be a bother.

Vegas show for kids at Excalibur

Hot Tip: We have carefully researched a number of shows in Las Vegas (21 to be exact!) that allow kids, and we wrote a detailed article to help you pick the right show for your family HERE.

Go to Dinner with live music

After the show, it is time to hit up one of the many electrifying Las Vegas dining options. We don’t like the fun to stop, so we prefer something with live music. I recommend an Irish pub, like Nine Fine Irishmen at NYNY or Ri Ra at Mandalay Bay. They are cozy, family-friendly and the music is lively. We have a full list of cool Las Vegas restaurants that are kid-friendly and that have live music for more options. Vegas is also fill with a ton of celebrity and celebrity chef restaurants are fun for the family to experience too!

Ri Ra Irish Pub Las Vegas Live Music

After Dinner

If your baby is all good and you still have the energy to keep going here are some options for after dinner.

Cold weather: The shops and many of the indoor activities will still be open, so feel free to wander around with your stroller until you stumble upon something that interest you. Some hotels even have free indoor entertainment like the Fall of Atlantis show in the Forum Shops.

Warm weather: When the nights are warm, that is a great time to walk the strip, because city sparkles with lights and is loaded with outdoor entertainment. The main strip is very touristy and loaded with families. If you are worried about safety, I would just suggest to not go out too late. This is a good opportunity to catch some free classic outdoor shows like the Volcano show at Mirage or the Fountains at Bellagio.

After two full days for activities, you will be exhausted. Time to sink into those comfy hotel beds and dream about all the fun you had in Las Vegas with baby.

That’s A Wrap!

Vegas is the entertainment capital and there are countless ways to experience the fun and excitement of Las Vegas with baby. I want to prove to you that, YES, it is possible to have a fun, safe trip to Las Vegas with kids of all ages – including infants and babies. There are ample indoor places and shopping areas to stroll around in, lots of family-friendly restaurant options, kid-friendly shows that allow babies, extravagant pools, and unique attractions that are fun for all ages. Vegas can be whatever you make of it, and we have chosen to make it a family travel mecca that is unlike any other place in the world. You can too!

We regularly go to Las Vegas with baby, toddlers, kids and teens. We know what we are talking about. Everything you need to plan the best Vegas family vacation can be found on our Las Vegas family travel page. We also have exciting travel ideas for the greater state of Nevada for more family travel fun. So, click around and keep exploring.

Disclaimer: Links in this page are meant to help you find relevant information and book attractions easier by linking directly to specific pages on partner websites (i.e. TripAdvisor, If you click a link, we may earn a small commission on transactions. This helps support the cost of running our website, and it adds absolutely no extra cost to you as the consumer. Thank you, we appreciate your support! You can read more on our disclosure policy.

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Mama's Guide to Las Vegas with Baby: Perfect itinerary and FAQs

I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".


  1. Interesting article! I also visited Vegas once with my daughter. She was then about 2 years old and we had to rent a car with a child seat. This made it easier for us to travel and we didn’t have much trouble on the trip.

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