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Taking kids to Vegas this summer

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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So my husband wants to go to Vegas this summer for our family vacation. The kids are 8 &12. We will not be gambling or leaving them somewhere to do so. I'm just wondering if anyone has taken this trip with kids and what did you guys do for fun?
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reesesami
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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I went on a business trip to Vegas during summer once and my husband and daughter tagged along. She had a blast and she was 7 at the time.

We walked around a lot which she thought was great when we were inside (she did not mind the heat in small bursts but at length she would complain. We'd buy her a non alcoholic daiquiri and she'd quickly regain her pep!) We looked at the lions at MGM, the pirate show, just walked through all the super nice hotels, saw the water show, went to the M&M store, watched the actors in Caesar's Palace, went on a gondola ride, went up the Eiffel Tower (I know that is super cheesy but she is obsessed with Paris. She's super jealous that I've been up the real Eiffel Tower so she had to go up the mini one).

We did a lot of swimming in the pool of course. She and I went to a nice spa and got manicures and pedicures together. I was there for a spa convention so it was a must!

We went to circus circus which was actually pretty ghetto and warn down but we still had fun on all the rides.

We ate at Benihana for our "expensive" meal. She thought it was really great.

We were only there a 2 days/3 nights and I had to work but there was so much more we wanted to do. I googled activities for families in Vegas and came up with a bunch of ideas.
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lulu9209479
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM
I've been to Vegas 3 times and in my opinion it's not a place for kids
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SunnyDayz-Ahead
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Thanks for replying and adding where and what you did. :) Very helpful.


Quoting reesesami:

I went on a business trip to Vegas during summer once and my husband and daughter tagged along. She had a blast and she was 7 at the time.



We walked around a lot which she thought was great when we were inside (she did not mind the heat in small bursts but at length she would complain. We'd buy her a non alcoholic daiquiri and she'd quickly regain her pep!) We looked at the lions at MGM, the pirate show, just walked through all the super nice hotels, saw the water show, went to the M&M store, watched the actors in Caesar's Palace, went on a gondola ride, went up the Eiffel Tower (I know that is super cheesy but she is obsessed with Paris. She's super jealous that I've been up the real Eiffel Tower so she had to go up the mini one).



We did a lot of swimming in the pool of course. She and I went to a nice spa and got manicures and pedicures together. I was there for a spa convention so it was a must!



We went to circus circus which was actually pretty ghetto and warn down but we still had fun on all the rides.



We ate at Benihana for our "expensive" meal. She thought it was really great.



We were only there a 2 days/3 nights and I had to work but there was so much more we wanted to do. I googled activities for families in Vegas and came up with a bunch of ideas.

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SunnyDayz-Ahead
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Why?


Quoting lulu9209479:

I've been to Vegas 3 times and in my opinion it's not a place for kids

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ReadWriteLuv
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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I saw lots of kids when I was there in October, but I thought their parents were nuts. Maybe if you stayed out by Red Rock, but not anywhere near the strip. There are drunk people with foul mouths stumbling around 24/7 both on the streets and in your hotel pool area, keeping in mind that most of the strip hotels have pool party day clubs from March -October with wet t-shirt, thong and teeny bikini contests in addition to drunken, scandalous debauchery.

In addition to the porn card slappers that will absolutely hand your children their hooker advertisement naked cards, there are billboard trucks that drive up and down the strip 24/7 that advertise prostitutes, and the large billboards have mostly naked bejeweled thong wearing showgirls.

You can't get away from the booze, sex, and smoke there. You can still smoke everywhere in Vegas, and most hotels you HAVE to walk through the smokey casino to get anywhere in the hotel.

It's not at all a place for children. My sister brought her 3 year old there for her wedding and had to keep her shut up in the room the great majority of the time. People won't be nice to your kids or happy to see them. People go to Vegas to get away from kids.
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ReadWriteLuv
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Oh, I got mugged at 10am on a Monday morning walking into The Flamingo. My husband is there for 3 weeks right now and was assaulted by a drunk man with one shoe outside Planet Hollywood with ugly consequences.
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lulu9209479
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Doesn't seem to be a lot to do for them, I didn't see many kids when I was there. It's a wild place. They will probably see some things you don't want them to see when walking around

Quoting SunnyDayz-Ahead:

Why?



Quoting lulu9209479:

I've been to Vegas 3 times and in my opinion it's not a place for kids




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lulu9209479
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM
This is why


Quoting ReadWriteLuv:

I saw lots of kids when I was there in October, but I thought their parents were nuts. Maybe if you stayed out by Red Rock, but not anywhere near the strip. There are drunk people with foul mouths stumbling around 24/7 both on the streets and in your hotel pool area, keeping in mind that most of the strip hotels have pool party day clubs from March -October with wet t-shirt, thong and teeny bikini contests in addition to drunken, scandalous debauchery.



In addition to the porn card slappers that will absolutely hand your children their hooker advertisement naked cards, there are billboard trucks that drive up and down the strip 24/7 that advertise prostitutes, and the large billboards have mostly naked bejeweled thong wearing showgirls.



You can't get away from the booze, sex, and smoke there. You can still smoke everywhere in Vegas, and most hotels you HAVE to walk through the smokey casino to get anywhere in the hotel.



It's not at all a place for children. My sister brought her 3 year old there for her wedding and had to keep her shut up in the room the great majority of the time. People won't be nice to your kids or happy to see them. People go to Vegas to get away from kids.

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aj23
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I haven't taken my son to Vegas but I know there are tons of family friendly things to do. I'm planning on going back next year and making it a family trip.  Weather or not it's kid friendly has a lot to do with where you go. The Strip is the last place a kid needs to be but there are other parts that great. There's a few websites geared towards family vacations in Las Vegas so you can find a lot of information that way.

This is just a short list of things to, it's plenty but there are also more that aren't listed.
http://www.vegas.com/attractions/attractions-for-kids/

aj23
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

 There's actually quite a bit for kids to do there. They have a lots of museums and some theme parks and attractions just for kids. Most of the adult stuff Vegas is known for is in one general area and outside of that area its different.


Quoting lulu9209479:

Doesn't seem to be a lot to do for them, I didn't see many kids when I was there. It's a wild place. They will probably see some things you don't want them to see when walking around

Quoting SunnyDayz-Ahead:

Why?



Quoting lulu9209479:

I've been to Vegas 3 times and in my opinion it's not a place for kids





 

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