Best Reason to Take Your Kids to the Strip

Mat Franco


People who live in Las Vegas get asked all the time if they hang out at the Strip. The city’s tourist center—which is adult-oriented by nature—is a tough sell for locals with kids, but one entertainer we don’t mind crossing Las Vegas Boulevard for with our young’uns in tow is Mat Franco, whose show at the Linq is as kid-friendly as those Sprinkles cupcakes. The 28-year-old is the first and only magician to win America’s Got Talent, and boy, does he have it in spades. Sure, “Vegas magician” is a trope as old as the town itself, but Franco brings something fresh to the genre that delights even YouTube-jaded Gen Zers. To get them to put their phones away for an hour and actually pay attention to something live? That’s what we call true magic. In the Linq, 702-777-2782,

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