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Posted: 6/15/2014 6:17:30 AM EDT
We have never been to Vegas. We are mid 30's with a 5 year old boy and 14 year old girl. Where would you recommend we stay and find the best deals?

Gambling is not very high on the list mostly just want to see some attractions and experience the atmosphere and lights.

Thanks for any tips.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 6:19:20 AM EDT
Bunny Ranch should have a family discount.

Your avatar reminds me what I do each time I complete the act of Coitus with my wife
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 6:33:28 AM EDT
Try the MGM Resort website. You may be able to find a decent package deal there. Try to stay at one of the newer places, they are worth the extra $20-30 per night in most cases. You may be able to find a package with a daily free meals or something, that can add up quick. Make sure you take a trip out to the Pro Gun Club in Henderson near the dam.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 8:45:20 AM EDT
http://www.funjet.com/Deals/Deal.aspx?deal=146

pretty sure we went through funjet last time.
stayed at the venetian.
but there was a nice hotel nearby with a lazy river for guests.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:02:02 AM EDT
I would recommend against going to Vegas with children. Having said that, I highly suggest you don't stay at the older, cheaper dumps. Vdara would be perfect for a family. No casino, no smoking, and all the rooms have a kitchenette. November should allow for good rates since that time of year isn't too busy for Vegas. I don't know about packaged deals, Often you can find just as good or better deals buying plane tickets and booking a hotel separately. If you book the hotel by itself, keep checking as rates change you can always call back and get the cheaper rate if you booked before. Vdara.com
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:11:04 AM EDT
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If its anything like the one on Reno 911, have 911 on speed dial for false advertising.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:33:10 AM EDT
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Stay OFF the strip with kids at night time (walking). If going to a hotel for a show or dinner/buffet, drive and park in the garage. I would look at some of the off Strip property's and rent a car. Look at the Red Rock or Green Valley Stations.

Take the kids to do some things off the strip like hiking at Red Rock, the damn Dam tour at Hoover Dam. While at the damn (near lake), you can rent a boat for 3 hours. There's also a paddle boat tour you can take at the lake. If the younger one stayed with grandma/grandpa, that would open up some more stuff to do like the Sky Shot ride on the top of the Stratosphere and maybe zip lining in Boulder City. There is Bonnie Springs/Old Nevada (in Red Rock) with a petting zoo and a old west gun fight every hour or so. You can also make the run down to Disney Land for a day, its only 4ish hours away (depending on how long your stay in Vegas is). Also make a trip to Circus Circus. They have a indoor theme park with some "kiddie" rides for the 5yr old and your wife can hang out with the 5yr old while you and the 14yr old ride the roller coaster. Find some short (5yr old) hiking trails up in Mt Charleston. It will be chilly so you'll need jackets.

Some of the hotel's have a "kids zone" where you can drop off the kids for a hour or so (It's like Chuck E Cheese, but with out the pizza), if you guys want to play a couple of hands of poker/black jack.

There is 4 or 5 days worth of stuff to do with the kids if you look around.....

<Edit> I almost forgot about going downtown off Fremont, walking the back alleys and letting your kids kick bums while they sleep. That ALWAYS a blast!


Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:41:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:45:02 AM EDT
When I see adults dragging their kids through the casinos and pool sides I get peeved.

Go to disney for fuck's sake.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:47:54 AM EDT
My recommendation is somewhere other than Vegas for your family vacation. There are so many places that are better for families, why take them to Vegas?
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:49:52 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:51:01 AM EDT
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If you aren't into gambling or expensive as hell food or expensive as hell shows, I would go someplace else.

I used to be into gambling (poker and some blackjack) and when we went, I rarely played cards because I live near the MS coast and the gambling there was better.

To me, the only reason to go to vegas if you aren't into debauchery is for the shows and you almost have to sell one of your arms to do those.

No matter how dressed up they make the place, it is still seedy to some extent.

We don't have kids and the place got old really quick. I can only imagine taking kids there.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:05:14 AM EDT

No way in hell would I take a kid 18 or under to Vegas.

And as mentioned above you are gona get some shit while your there for havering a 5 yo with you.

If you go find the Korean BBQ place that's on the strip. It's fantastic.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:07:12 AM EDT
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Don't take kids to Vegas. Unless you like getting sneered at like a chain-smoking pregnant mother and hearing "Tsk-tsk..." from every parent you pass on the strip.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:09:14 AM EDT
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It's called Kimchi, and it is 24hr All-you-can-eat. Normally ~$20 a head.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:09:34 AM EDT
My parents took me and my brother to Vegas when we were kids. We had fun. They would've had more fun without us though.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:12:16 AM EDT
M&M world was crawling with kids when we were there.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:12:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:12:23 AM EDT
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No offense, bro...but I'm guessing that was a few years ago.

Vegas tried the "Disneyland" stint...it didn't work, and they went back to adult themes a long time ago.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:14:50 AM EDT
vegas.com

swairlines vacations.

Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:17:13 AM EDT
Why November? You do realize it is the winter and the outside pools may be closed (slides and lazy rivers).
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:24:34 AM EDT
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+1 Vegas is for adults, my parents took my brother and I there as teenagers and it was definitely not teen-friendly.

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Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:37:13 AM EDT
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No offense, bro...but I'm guessing that was a few years ago.

Vegas tried the "Disneyland" stint...it didn't work, and they went back to adult themes a long time ago.
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
My parents took me and my brother to Vegas when we were kids. We had fun. They would've had more fun without us though.



No offense, bro...but I'm guessing that was a few years ago.

Vegas tried the "Disneyland" stint...it didn't work, and they went back to adult themes a long time ago.

Oh. I might have to go back then.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:40:19 AM EDT
My .02.

KIDS SHOULD NOT BE ALOUD WITHIN 3.5MI OF VEGAS! ALL CHILDREN BORN IN VEGAS SHOULD BE SENT FOR ADOPTION ELSEWHERE!!!

Really, there is a reason why Vegas dumped its attempts at family fun in the late 90s.
Find an alternate vacation or an alternate place for your kids. A cruise would be nice. Yellowstone would be nice.
Vegas? Never. Really. Just went 3 mos ago. Adult Disney.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:48:36 AM EDT
I'll pile in with the "don't bring kids to Vegas crowd". So many better places to take kids.

They hand out porn on the streets. And I'm not talking, "It's there if you look for it", I'm talking shoving it in your face, literally.
All the resort casinos have everything placed so that you have to go through the casino floor to get anywhere-restaurants, shows, pool, etc.
You will be judged by ever person who sees you there with kids.

I love Vegas. I will take my kids the day they turn 21 if they ask me to. But not until.

Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:53:58 AM EDT
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My recommendation is somewhere other than Vegas for your family vacation. There are so many places that are better for families, why take them to Vegas?


Link Posted: 6/15/2014 10:56:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 12:44:41 PM EDT
Okay thanks guys for the info. I was under the impression you could avoid most of the adult stuff easily. November is my wife's birthday maybe we will just make it a trip for us.

Thanks again for the links and time.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 12:56:40 PM EDT
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ayup

look at a rental home too

we found a kickass rental home for like $89/nt when we had a family reunion down there 3-4 years ago
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 1:14:16 PM EDT
About the time the water park closed to put up another hotel was about the time they dropped trying the kids stuff there.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 1:25:43 PM EDT
If I had kids and wanted to still go to Vegas I would probably go in spring or fall. I would stay in a nice hotel on the strip.

I have been there in November and it gets too cold at night and pools are usually closed.

There are plenty of things to do for the family; though as mentioned quite a few are not in Vegas such as Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, etc..,

I would agree to avoid the strip at night with anyone under 18. We were there with three guys and were constantly bugged by people begging for money, soliciting for sex, trying to sell you drugs, etc.., We only saw security/cops the whole trip in parts of the casino.They definitely need to clean up their act if they want to continue to cater more to families.

And I wouldn't even consider going downtown with kids either. Fremont Street was like walking through a very crowded mall during x-mas. Lots of lights, loud action/music, and the same types of people as on the strip selling their wares. Not too mention it's probably easy to mug, pick pocket someone, get stabbed, and get away with it down there.

I do love going to Vegas with my friends even as it's more and more of a downer walking around the strip; but it would be tough to justify going to Vegas with kids.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 1:26:38 PM EDT
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The new mega hotel/casino being built on the grounds of the defunct Echelon will include a water park. At least that's the plan.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 1:30:44 PM EDT
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Okay thanks guys for the info. I was under the impression you could avoid most of the adult stuff easily. November is my wife's birthday maybe we will just make it a trip for us.

Thanks again for the links and time.
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If it'll be just you and your wife, then I recommend staying at Aria, Wynn/Encore, Bellagio, Palazzo/Venetian only. All the other places are older, (exception being Cosmopolitan which is also a nice place and worth staying at) have less amenities, and won't give you as good of an experience. Sign up for their "special offers" and sign up for their Facebook pages. You'll get some better deals this way. If you're not all about gambling or clubbing, stay in a suite because you'll enjoy your time all that much more. However, even the regular rooms in the places I listed will blow away suites at any regular hotels you'd stay at outside of Vegas.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:14:10 PM EDT
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Try the MGM Resort website. You may be able to find a decent package deal there. Try to stay at one of the newer places, they are worth the extra $20-30 per night in most cases. You may be able to find a package with a daily free meals or something, that can add up quick. Make sure you take a trip out to the Pro Gun Club in Henderson near the dam.
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MGM is nice but not cheap. Hooters across the street is a fraction of the price. The only Hooters girls are in the one restaurant. Other than that it's just your typical older Vegas hotel with a good location.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:19:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TuskenRaider:
We have never been to Vegas. We are mid 30's with a 5 year old boy and 14 year old girl. Where would you recommend we stay and find the best deals?

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Gambling is not very high on the list mostly just want to see some attractions and experience the atmosphere and lights.

Thanks for any tips.

Don't go to fucking Vegas with kids, especially a 5-year-old. What the fuck are you thinking?
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:20:29 PM EDT
Wherever you go, use VRBO. All kinds of good deals.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:23:30 PM EDT
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The new mega hotel/casino being built on the grounds of the defunct Echelon will include a water park. At least that's the plan.
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Originally Posted By SexyPenguin:
About the time the water park closed to put up another hotel was about the time they dropped trying the kids stuff there.



The new mega hotel/casino being built on the grounds of the defunct Echelon will include a water park. At least that's the plan.


Um...they reopened a new Wet N Wild.

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Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:23:48 PM EDT
When I'm banging a skank cocktail waitress and we're making a lot of noise, don't be banging on my wall screaming at me to shut up because you have children in your room. < That really happened to me earlier this year. It's VEGAS!!! YOU'RE CHILDREN DO NOT BELONG HERE!
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:24:17 PM EDT
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Gambling is not very high on the list mostly just want to see some attractions and experience the atmosphere and lights.

Thanks for any tips.

Don't go to fucking Vegas with kids, especially a 5-year-old. What the fuck are you thinking?
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Originally Posted By TuskenRaider:
We have never been to Vegas. We are mid 30's with a 5 year old boy and 14 year old girl. Where would you recommend we stay and find the best deals?
Gambling is not very high on the list mostly just want to see some attractions and experience the atmosphere and lights.

Thanks for any tips.

Don't go to fucking Vegas with kids, especially a 5-year-old. What the fuck are you thinking?


I've been going there with my daughter since she was a couple of months old. Are you going to call CPS?
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:25:40 PM EDT
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When I'm banging a skank cocktail waitress and we're making a lot of noise, don't be banging on my wall screaming at me to shut up because you have children in your room. < That really happened to me earlier this year. It's VEGAS!!! YOU'RE CHILDREN DO NOT BELONG HERE!
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The type you take home to meet mom, I'm sure. Do you realize people fuck in every city and town in the world?
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 7:27:32 PM EDT
you should be Duck or Deer Hunting in November. all other travel should be suspended until after hunting season.
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When I'm banging a skank cocktail waitress and we're making a lot of noise, don't be banging on my wall screaming at me to shut up because you have children in your room. < That really happened to me earlier this year. It's VEGAS!!! YOU'RE CHILDREN DO NOT BELONG HERE!
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Vegas tried to get Family Friendly and lost money. Vegas wants Adults.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 7:30:08 PM EDT
Make sure your kids get some escort cards that are passed out all over the strip for their scrap book.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 7:40:03 PM EDT
Try Smarter Vegas for promo codes for hotels.

Don't book your hotel as a flight/hotel package through orbitz or any other travel site. There is no package discount they provide that can't be matched or handily beating using a promo code and booking direct. Also, if you book a package deal through a travel site, it will make canceling your existing reservations a pain in the ass if some better hotel offer comes along...which can and will happen.

The trick is to get one hotel reservation on the books using the best deals you can find today, and then keep your ear to the ground up until your actual trip and cancel/rebook as necessary if a better deal comes along. Get one in the bag though because it effectively costs you nothing when cancellations are free.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:25:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By woodsie:
Try Smarter Vegas for promo codes for hotels.

Don't book your hotel as a flight/hotel package through orbitz or any other travel site. There is no package discount they provide that can't be matched or handily beating using a promo code and booking direct. Also, if you book a package deal through a travel site, it will make canceling your existing reservations a pain in the ass if some better hotel offer comes along...which can and will happen.

The trick is to get one hotel reservation on the books using the best deals you can find today, and then keep your ear to the ground up until your actual trip and cancel/rebook as necessary if a better deal comes along. Get one in the bag though because it effectively costs you nothing when cancellations are free.
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Jesus, you can get the Rio for as low as $30/night. Goddamn. That's cheaper than staying in your car while you're there.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:27:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By A_G:
I would recommend against going to Vegas with children. Having said that, I highly suggest you don't stay at the older, cheaper dumps. Vdara would be perfect for a family. No casino, no smoking, and all the rooms have a kitchenette. November should allow for good rates since that time of year isn't too busy for Vegas. I don't know about packaged deals, Often you can find just as good or better deals buying plane tickets and booking a hotel separately. If you book the hotel by itself, keep checking as rates change you can always call back and get the cheaper rate if you booked before. Vdara.com
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What he said. Vegas is among the worst places I can think of to take children on vacation. The entire shithole is designed to separate you from your money as smoothly and painlessly as possible. Of course so are Disney resorts, but at least you get cute t-shirts there.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:39:17 AM EDT
One of the coolest things out here that is family friendly is the lion rescue near the M. You can walk the facility for relatively cheap (by Vegas standards), and you get quite close to the lions. If you want to spend a lot of money you can interact with the lion cubs, if they have cubs available.

http://thecathouse.us/
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Jesus, you can get the Rio for as low as $30/night. Goddamn. That's cheaper than staying in your car while you're there.
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Originally Posted By woodsie:
Try Smarter Vegas for promo codes for hotels.

Don't book your hotel as a flight/hotel package through orbitz or any other travel site. There is no package discount they provide that can't be matched or handily beating using a promo code and booking direct. Also, if you book a package deal through a travel site, it will make canceling your existing reservations a pain in the ass if some better hotel offer comes along...which can and will happen.

The trick is to get one hotel reservation on the books using the best deals you can find today, and then keep your ear to the ground up until your actual trip and cancel/rebook as necessary if a better deal comes along. Get one in the bag though because it effectively costs you nothing when cancellations are free.


Jesus, you can get the Rio for as low as $30/night. Goddamn. That's cheaper than staying in your car while you're there.


$30 for room, $500 for gambling.

It's a bargain!

Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:50:50 AM EDT
Stay at cousin Eddies.
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