I have only been to Vegas three times before this most recent trip and while I always see plenty of kids here, I instinctively felt like it wouldn’t be ‘Vegas’ if I ever brought my kids along. I was under the impression that there wouldn’t be a whole lot for them to do, considering much of the attraction to Las Vegas is adult entertainment.
Alas, we knew we needed to get away somewhere, and we wanted a place we could drive to. So with that requirement, and having done Palm Desert twice already, we figured we would give Vegas a shot with the whole family. Boy, was I wrong about not having much for the kids to do.
I am writing this not only to document a memory, but also give some ideas for a Vegas trip for another family with small children. This is how the we did Vegas…
Day 1: The Drive & Arrival
We left the house around 10am equip with snacks, toys, music and fully charged phones. We stopped in Barstow for food and to stretch our legs, then back in the car while the kids and I slept the rest of the way.
We checked in at Bellagio and were given a wheelchair accessible room by the woman who checked us in as a curtesy. What’s the difference? Well, the room and bathroom are considerably bigger. I wouldn’t know that had I not stayed at this hotel twice before. We settled in and had dinner at Fix. Just a tip, every restaurant we went to we requested a rounded booth so we could sandwich the kids between us (good idea).
Ready for adventure, we drove to Circus Circus for a fun show and carnival games. Vivien, our 4 year old, actually popped a balloon with a dart and won herself a prize. We topped that off with chocolate fromHershey’s Chocolate World in the NYNY Hotel and we are still working through our endless bag of kisses.