Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tips for Doing Vegas with Kids

  • Don't go in the summer. 116 degrees in June in the desert is no joke. The pool feels like soup.
  •  Tell your kids that that Chewbacca and Mickey Mouse out on the street are really doctors trying to give them vaccine or make them eat their vegetables so you don't get stuck spending all your winnings on $15+ photo ops.

  • The French waiters at Paris will totally bring your 8 year old a glass of wine when she orders it.

  • Forget the Cosmopolitan and the Mirage.  You will spend all your time at the M&M store and Hershey World.

  • Speaking of France, there's also Italy (the Venetian and Caesar's), Egypt (Luxor), America (New York New York), and even Camelot (Excalibur).  You can totally turn this into a social studies lesson.

  • The High Roller sky wheel has an all you can drink bar car option.  You can't take the kids, but you can trap them in the car in front of you and watch them all the way around while you get needed alcohol-laden adult time for 30 whole minutes.

  • The only free thing in Vegas is a piece of candy from the Ethel M chocolate factory. One.
  • I take that back.  There are 3 trams that run short distances between a handful of hotels.  Tell the kids it's a special attraction and you can kill an afternoon riding in air-conditioned comfort.
  • Slot machines look like Nintendo games.  Your children will lose all attention span.  Consider investing in a kid leash.  Or taser.  YMMV.

  • You will get lost in Caesar's Palace.  Kids or no kids.

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