You’ve wanted to visit Vegas all your life, but as a parent of young children, that dream seems a long way off. It doesn’t have to be. Not many people realize how family-friendly Las Vegas can be. That’s why after reading this article, you’ll be more than ready to book your trip and plan your family’s vacation to Sin City.
Las Vegas is well known for its casinos and shows, but did you know that it’s a major city in the Mojave Desert? It’s the kind of stuff dreams are made of for photographers, family campers and star gazers. Who would have thought camping could be a Las Vegas attraction.
You’re not into camping? No problem. Instead of breaking your bank account renting multiple rooms for yourself and your children, stretch your dollar a bit further. One overlooked option for families are vacation rentals.
Many Las Vegas property owners rent homes in communities like Green Valley, which is about ten minutes from the center strip, for as little as $1300 a week for a four bedroom, two bath home. Even cheaper, as low as $299 per week, if you’re going through your travel club membership. Going this route, you win with amenities like swimming pools, hot tubs, BBQ bars and washer/dryers.
You probably know Las Vegas for its age old slogan, ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’. While that may still hold true for some things, other activities are worthy of photos and stories for your friends and family back home. For example, you’ll definitely want to check out the Eiffel Tower Ride, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation and the Hoover Dam. All are inexpensive with pricing under $20 per person.
While you’re saving money on lodging, you’ll be able to afford a few meals while out on the town. One great place to go is Plaza Buffet where all you can eat ranges from $7-$9 per person, which is a great deal for eating and taking your food away with you.
But, don’t forget that you’re in a vacation rental. Quick family meals are at your fingertips. Popular grocers include Mariana’s Supermarket, Vons, and Trader Joe’s.
So, you see, Las Vegas isn’t just for adults. Save some money and book your trip to Sin City now that you’re equipped to make the trip as enjoyable for your kids, as it is for you.