I’ve been to Vegas in the summer with kids, and we loved swimming in the pool. But this time around, we went when the night temps dipped down to 40s and the daytime temps were still within jacket weather. There were a few activities we did with the kids that I would definitely do again that was free.
We stayed at Caesar’s palace, and we spent every day perusing the forum shops area before the shops were even open. It was just like our meeting spot for the mornings since we went to Vegas with my inlaws. It was perfect though because there is so much to look at for the kids – the fountains, the sculpture show, the aquarium, etc. Plus, it’s super kid friendly!
We walked next door to Bellagio hotel and enjoyed the conservatory. It was beautifully decorated for Chinese New Year. The water show outside the hotel came on every 15 minutes while we were walking around from 6:30-7:30, even though it’s supposed to only come on every 30 minutes according to their website. This was, of course, SO AWESOME for the kids. They were mesmerized by the water show, and every song was different. We watched at street level versus the hotel side, so after the shows, we would spend our time enjoying the street performers. In particular, we were blown away by this levitating man –
What!? How? We tried to you tube how this is done, and we got a glimpse of how this act is performed…but I still don’t quite understand how this guy was doing it. There was Spiderman as well, and the girls were getting a kick out of him because he was on top of a pillar trying to “act” like he was going to do a stunt. All for picture’s sake!
One of the mornings we ate breakfast across from Caesar’s hotel at Linq Hotel. Hash hash a go go is a must! Go on yelp – excellent reviews. The basic breakfast was perfect for my two girls to share. The servings are generous, and we were able to share 2 plates among us four especially because my inlaws are not big breakfast eaters. We drove to Circus Circus and played ticket games and watched the free circus acts that begin at 11, every hour. Each act is different, and we got to see the clown and trapeze artist perform. You have to get there like 5-10 min early if you want an actual seat. If not, you could of course watch from the side or even behind the stage.
My oldest hit the jackpot twice and won 1000 tickets. We got the itch to play ourselves, but we weren’t as lucky as her!
So tiring but so worth it. We were going to ride the gondolas at Venetian, but the wait was too long. Instead, we just walked around the canal and looked at all the beautiful decor –
Vegas with family is so different from a trip with your girlfriends It’s still just as much fun!