Last Updated on June 19, 2015
Darcy has been bugging me for a long time to go to Vegas with him, but we somehow always ended up going on separate trips. So, we decided to take the opportunity to check out Vegas as a family on our last road trip. It was definitely a different experience; gambling, booze and all-nighters took a back seat to family friendly activities. You can read more about the family friendly activities we found HERE.
We were nervous about how Madison would react to the airplane ride to our starting point, Arizona. We were so thrilled when she was happy the whole time, even interacting and bringing a smile to so many of the other passenger’s faces. Madison did just as wonderfully on her plane ride home from Vegas to Vancouver.
We love how you can have a taste of so many different cultures in Vegas, simply by just walking down the strip. One moment we found ourselves reminiscing about out time having cheese, crackers and wine in front of the Eiffel Tower, and the next we were reminiscing about our Gondola ride and experience in Venice. Vegas sure does offer it all.
The free shows are worth stopping for and draw quite the crowd. The all day running Bellagio fountain is quite impressive, as is the fire and volcano show you can watch nightly at the Mirage. Madison was quite happy to watch all the bright lights and take in all the sounds around her during the shows, and our strolls down the strip and through the hotels. But, while Vegas can be very entertaining for a baby, taking it all in sure is hard work.
We opted to stay at a hotel that did not have a casino, figuring that there may be a chance that we would get a little more quiet through the night for Madison to get some uninterrupted sleep, and we were right. The Vdara was complete luxury, quiet and we had a great view of the strip. Our view at night was stunning.
Walking the strip, there is always something cool around you to admire. Though there is no longer a Treasure Island show, we still love this pirate ship. Aside from admiring all the cool hotels and structures, there is always a ton of shopping to be done in Vegas, including picking out a cool new outfit for Madison at the M&M store; who really can resist?
Our trip felt like it ended before it really had a chance to begin, but Vegas seems to be so chaotic that it is always a whirlwind romance.
What are your favorite things to do in Vegas?