Whether you’re in that 18-20 category or you have someone tagging along that is and you don’t want them to feel left out, there’s plenty to do in Vegas that doesn’t require you to be 21 years of age.
Concerts and headline shows:
Since so many people come to Las Vegas for the entertainment, let’s get this one out of the way: Most Vegas shows are allow guests that are under 21, although some are 18 and up – Chippendales, Fantasy and Crazy Horse come to mind – so check before purchasing your tickets in case that’s a factor.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and The Pearl at the Palms are among the concert venues in town that tend to (depending on the show, of course) be all-ages. Lounges and bars where you might smaller musical acts are, of course, 21 and older.
New York-New York, Excalibur and Circus Circus have a wide selection of arcade games, but the king of arcades is Gameworks, located by the Showcase Mall on the Strip. They stock everything from newer fighting and shooting games, ’80s classics and all those fun, motion-enhanced racing games.
A lot of Vegas’ attractions are for all ages, even if they’re located inside a casino. For example, there’s the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, or the Auto Collections at Imperial Palace. Off the Strip, you can visit a museum (like Vegas’ unique Atomic Testing Museum) or the Springs Preserve, an interactive, educational attraction where you can learn about the Mojave Desert or just make your own delicious vinaigrette.
For even more, check out our Las Vegas attractions list.
Vegas has plenty of exciting rides and attractions for adrenaline junkies. The Roller Coaster at New-York New-York and the Big Shot at the Stratosphere are among the most popular and exciting ones in town, but the Adventuredome at Circus Circus has a variety of rides, including the only indoor roller coaster with two loops and two corkscrews. Sadly, SPEED at the Sahara has closed down along with the rest of the resort.
For something a little different, you can try the Fremont Street Flightlinez in Downtown Las Vegas. This “ride” has you zooming via zipline under the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience, over tourists and the kiosks of Fremont Street.
There’s no shortage of interesting sights and destinations in and around Vegas that aren’t tied to your age. A quick look at the VEGAS.com tour section shows a variety of tours ranging from Red Rock, the Valley of Fire and Grand Canyon to Hoover Dam and “Area 51.”