Whenever you’re headed to a vacation destination with your family, the only thing that your kids are really worried about is whether or not the hotel has a pool. Even when you’re out enjoying the day while visiting, all your kids can think about is getting back to the hotel for a swim. So, we have a run down of the best pools for kids in Vegas for you.
While Las Vegas does have family friendly hotels, we prefer to stay at a property that does not have a casino. To us a casino is not kid friendly. There is always the lingering smell of smoke in casino properties, as well as a lingering atmosphere of debauchery.
We just can’t really consider hotels with a casino family hotels. However, many of the best pools for kids in Vegas are in hotels with casinos. So you will have to weigh whether or not the pool makes it worth it to stay at these Las Vegas hotels with casinos.
Splashing in the pool is just one of many fun things for kids to do in Las Vegas! Several of these themed pools are nothing less than epic, and others have thrilling water slides to zip down. Here are a few of our favorite family pools.
Note that most of these Las Vegas pools open, weather dependent, in March.
Tahiti Village Resort and Spa
The Tahiti Village Resort and Spa brings an incredible pool experience with real sand and palm trees swaying. There’s even a lazy river, bridges and several waterfalls that add to the beautiful scenery. Toddlers and preschoolers are sure to love the sandy beach, while older kids will enjoy the lazy river and water volleyball. Tahiti Village is not a casino and is located a short distance from the Strip.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
The Mandalay Bay brings an impressive pool option for your family. With a 1.6 million gallon wave pool that has waves that reach up to 6 feet, a lazy river that extends for over a quarter mile, and beautiful pool areas with sand, bringing a tropical vacation atmosphere to it.
The Mandalay Bay is also home to Shark Reef Aquarium, where certified divers can actually dive with sharks.
These two beautifully themed pools have a ginormous Mayan temple that has waterfalls flowing down into the pool area. The cove pool is most appropriate for children, which has 4 waterslides, and there’s a jacuzzi for mom and dad hidden beneath the temple. The Cancun Resort is not a casino.
The Mirage Hotel and Casino
The Mirage has one of the best pools in the city. The pool area is nothing less than stunning, with lagoons, waterfalls, coves and beautiful blue waters. The water is not too deep for little ones, and there’s complimentary life jackets available for them as well. Only hotel guests can use this swimming pool.
Circus Circus Splash Zone
The Circus Circus Splash Zone has a lot to offer your family. Along with several huge pools, there are three water slides, a water playground for smaller children, whirlpools, and rental cabanas for mom and dad’s relaxation. This amazing pool destination is only available for Circus Circus hotel guests.
Maybe you’re hunting for a waterpark to spend the day with your family? The waterpark at Cowabunga Bay is an excellent choice. Not only is there kid-friendly swimming pool areas, but also spiraling waterslides, a wave pool, children’s play area suitable for children 6 and under, and last but not least, a lazy river.
As a waterpark, Cowabunga Bay does not require a stay at a hotel to enjoy the waterpark. Rather you can purchase tickets for the day, or even a season pass. It is located in Henderson, Nevada, a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM Grand Pool Complex
The MGM Grand hotel offers more than 6 acres of water fun featuring a 1,000 foot lazy river, four swimming pools, three whirlpools and cascading waterfalls.
Non hotel guests can pay to access the pool complex Monday through Thursday. So, this is one pool located at a casino that the kids could enjoy without staying on property.
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
The Golden Nugget may be best known for the Tank, an outdoor pool complex with a three-story water slide that runs through a 200,000-gallon shark aquarium. This unique transparent tube of a water slide winds around and through the tank so you can see the sharks as you whiz by.
South Point Hotel Casino
Away from the Strip but still a casino, this more simply pool is still a hit with families due to a nice shallow area for younger kids. The hotel also offers lots of fun activities for kids from bowling to a movie theater and arcade.
Now that you know about all of these great pool options for the kiddos, they can rest assured knowing they have plenty of swimming to do when they visit. Do you have any additions to our list of best pools for kids in Vegas? Let us know in the comments below!