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Las Vegas for teens?

Is there much to do to entertain teenagers in Vegas? Also, hoe long of a drive is it ti the grand canyon?

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1. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

Pools, shows, shopping, some attractions in and around hotels. A lot comes down to the teenager in question - some would have a great time, others less so. And bear in mind that as parents, you may feel restricted in terms of the things you'd like to do but can't with teens with you.

South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park is a 4-5 hour drive from LV.

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2. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

Blagger pretty much nailed it, pools, shows, and shopping. Thrill rides at Strat and good dining options too, if they are into that.

Age is a big thing too, you will need to keep a close eye on them in LV, and under 18 can't get into a lot of places unescorted.

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3. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

Younger teens who still can do the "kiddy" stuff would be OK. Older teens will be tortured by all the things the see that they want to do, but legally cannot do.

Also, the age in Nevada to be able to gamble, go into bars, etc... is 21, not 18.

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4. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

Consider some of the off strip properties with bowling alleys, movie theatres, etc. But it seems to me like there are better vacation destinations for minors.

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6. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

I think if you do some research here you will find a lot for them to do. Rides on top of the Strat. Roller coaster at NYNY. Video arcades. Lots of shows like Mac King, Nathan Burton, Wax museum,Pools, Excaliburs jousting show, Popovich pet show, Imperial Palace Auto collection if they are into cars, and just the stuff to see in all of the hotels. Have fun.

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7. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

My son, 15, has been going with us occasionally since he was 9. Currently he likes

--shopping (lots of shopping) - outlets, Miracle mile shops, etc

-The Gun Store

-midway at Circus Circus (yep, he likes to play and win stuffed toys to take home for the girls) - better midway here than at other hotels IMO and his

-walking the strip to see Bellagio fountains etc

- the occasional show (not into Cirque and big ones - he likes comedy and has also been to Tournament of Kings twice -likes that cuz he can eat with his fingers I think)

-restaurants (he loves to eat - he's 15)

-hanging in the room playing his video games and ordering room service( he likes to eat - he's 15)

swimming ( tho we don't go all the time in pool season)

-people watching on Fremont Street

- the Zipline on Fremont

-did I mention eating and shopping? =)

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8. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

There's lots for teens but you will pay through the nose to keep them busy 16 hours a day.

I went with my folks to Reno when I was 14 and we were not rich. I hated every last second of it. If you expect a teen to be civil when he/she is not being entertained, well I am sure you know the rest.

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9. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

Hi there, I was 16 the first time I went to Las Vegas. My friend's parents were brave enough to take 4 teenage girls here as a midway stop on our way home to Utah from California. I was absolutely thrilled just to walk around at night, seeing the lights, the Bellagio fountain, going on rides at one of the many hotels w/ mini amusement parks, dinning in fancy rest aunts, M&M's world. We were only there for one night and I was sad to leave. I felt like there was so much more we could have seen.

Now that I am older, I am looking forward to taking my daughter there for a mini-vacation this weekend.

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10. Re: Las Vegas for teens?

Check out the Pinball Hall of Fame. 100's of games to play.