What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, they say. Yeah so our stay in Vegas didn’t include the clubs, and alcohol BUT it did include bikinis, sun, the incrrreeedible hotels, amazing food and fun. SO many people were and still are baffled at the idea of us travelling to Las Vegas with the kids, they can’t get their head around taking kids to a city that is known for it’s amazing nightlife and casinos, I mean, I don’t see any issue with taking kids to a city built by the mafia?! 🤷🏼♀️ Although, the mafia did something right, they have built this incredible grand city with huge hotels, which now suits everyone, from you single partiers to fun seeking families like us!
This is one of our favourite places to take kids, we love America anyway, the locals there have always been so kind especially when you have kids – I mean, the ladies walking along the strip at 2am whilst we all had jet lag and couldn’t sleep where SO nice to Stu, they even invited him in to their home – so sweet right? 😉 but seriously, the people are always so welcoming and lovely!
There’s also huge amounts to do in Vegas, in one day you can see the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, Dolphins, Lions, Tigers, Sharks, a Pyramid, a beach, Venice, New York, roller coasters, children’s museums, swimming pools, huge fountains and SO much more. That’s just off the top of my head, there is just tons of stuff to do and (shocker) with kids. I wanted to include this helpful link to show you ‘39 things to do in Las Vegas with kids’.
We spent a lot of time by the pool, for us Vegas was the chilled part of our adventure, we actually went on a two week road trip after our initial 5 days in Vegas. SO, a lot of the hotels will have a small pool for the children along with another 5 plus pools in each hotel, and you’ll be surprised at the amount of kids are there. We even met two of the loveliest couples in Vegas who we’ve kept in contact with (love you guys!), everyone was just so friendly and happy to speak to us – which is the opposite to what you’d think with couples, usually you receive a frown or a look of disapproval from all the splashing – it was quite the opposite, really lovely genuine people. (Even the party goers gave some aww’s at the kids)
So we have stayed in the Luxor, Venetian and MGM Grand. All amazing and beautiful for their own reason, the Luxor rooms where so cool and different as they are all on the edge of the Pyramid, however for kids I don’t remember the pools being that great for kids – I mean, if it’s cheap and that’s what you can afford then go for it but it wouldn’t be my first choice, it’s also at one end of the strip which isn’t ideal as it’s quite far out of the way.
Venetian is the one you want, it was just amazing, our favourite by far. The bit of the hotel that everyone can walk in and out of is on another level, you have to visit there if you go to Vegas, we also ate at the Canaletto restaurant there which was lushhh!
We’ve also stayed at the MGM Grand, this again was beautiful and pretty cool. Our room over looked the strip which was entertainment in its self for the kids, spotting New York New York’s rollercoaster go around, all the lights flickering and dancing – just fascinating! The pool here was great for kids, Indiana loved this pool and met a few little friends too. This is where her swimming really developed and became super confident on her own.
Also if you want to get away from the city there is an incredible national park about an hours drive from Las Vegas called, Red Rock Canyon. If you go here, go first thing in the morning or late afternoon, the heat from midday is almost unbearable mid summer.
So yeah, Las Vegas is surprisingly amazing for kids and not your usual trip which makes it even more fun! There are cheap buses running up and down the strip every few minutes, it truly is super easy and dare I say it relaxing!!
If you’re thinking of going or have been with kids, I’d love to hear from you. We’re always going to new places as a family so check out my insta or feel free to follow me here ❤️🙌🏽