There are plenty of to things to see and do in Macau that the kids will love. From old ruins and architecture to shows and pandas, there is something for everyone. If you need some inspiration, Little Steps Macau has put together a go-to guide for the top tourist attractions and places to visit in Macau that you and your family will love. Let’s go!
Senado Square has been Macau's urban center for centuries and is still the most popular venue for public events and celebrations. It’s on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The square is covered in a wave-patterned mosaic of colored stones, which was inspired by the Portuguese. The square is surrounded by pastel-colored neo-classical buildings, reminiscent of the Mediterranean.
Senado Square, Largo do Senado, Macau
Take a journey through the Venetian, the Italian inspired hotel, resort, and casino. Dine in one of their fine dining restaurants, take a trip with the little munchkins on a gondola. There are plenty of live shows for kids and adults alike. Or shop til you drop at one of the glitzy malls, then relax and take a dip in one of their four pools. The kids will love the sky designed ceiling, make a wish on a shooting star!
Venetian Hotel, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macau, +853 2882 8877, www.venetianmacao.com
Looking for some sky high fun then look no further. It’s 233m high and only 1.8 meters wide, yikes. The Tower Adventure is not for the faint-hearted. If you’re up for adventure why not take a sky jump. The 17-second fall is sure to exhilarate anyone! If you prefer to climb, then you can climb up on the outside. The view from the top is phenomenal. Enjoy the stunning Macau skyline. The kids will be more than impressed when you come back down.
Tower Adventure, www.macautower.com.mo/tower-adventure/tower-adventure/
Guia Fortress, Macau
The Giant Pandas are the real treasures of Macau. And your kids will surely show you all the love if you surprise them with this visit. You will find these beautiful cuddly animals at Seac Pai Van Park. The Macau Giant Panda Pavilion is home to two rare giant pandas, Kai Kai and Xin Xin. These pampered pandas live in a state-of-the-art facility and are adorned with gifts from mainland China. Good news, it’s free for kids under 12.
Macau Giant Panda Pavilion, Seac Pai Van Park, Macau, Website.
The 5,800 square meters Exhibition Center and its 14 galleries can accommodate over 450 interactive exhibits. The 12 permanent galleries are divided into four categories, including Science for Young Adults, Technology, Environment, and Lifestyle. Another highlight of the center is the planetarium. The tilted semi-dome screen is nearly 15 meters in diameter, so make sure you check out the stars with your little ones, who will be blown away for sure.
Macau Science Centre, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, www.msc.org.mo/index.php?lg=en
The Ruins of St. Paul are also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik. St. Paul's Church, is built with white stones and had a grand vaulted roof. The façade sits on a small hill, with 68 stone steps leading up to it. There is a steel stairwell that you can climb up and see the view from the top. This tourist sight is one of the favorites amongst tourists, so it does get somewhat crowded, better to visit the ruins on a weekday. Make sure you throw coins into the top window for luck.
Ruins Of St. Paul, Macau, Website.
This is the world’s highest figure 8 Ferris wheel standing at 130m tall. Golden Reel is a panoramic spectacle that promises to thrill, amaze and take your breath away as you travel around a figure-8 track high above the resort. The ride takes about 15 minutes, and each pod can hold up to 10 people, perfect for a big family outing. Make sure you bring your camera up and take lots of pictures of the skyline!