Vegas is a well-known travel destination for stag and hen parties from all over the world. But surprising, it is actually a great place to take a family vacation too. There is a lot of stuff that people don’t know about Vegas. But it’s important they get up to speed with this information before they take their families to visit. This will allow them to stay safe and have the best time.
Good for the kids
The first big surprise is that there is actually lots of entertainment to do in Vegas if you have children. I think some people would think twice about taking their little ones to ‘Sin City.’ But they don’t realize that the strip and the old town have been cleaned up. The sidewalks are wide, clean and lined with plants. You won’t see much graffiti on the strip nowadays either. In fact, it’s likely that Vegas keeps graffiti and spray paint removal services in business, as it’s never anything but pristine.
Traveling to Vegas out of season is a excellent idea when you have kids. This means that the temperatures are cooler, so your little ones will be much more comfortable.
It also means that the spring break and party going crowd have yet to descend on the place. That makes it a lot more pleasant for young families.
Another bonus is that the attractions like roller coasters, zoo, and sealife centers have a smaller wait to get into. The only issue that you may experience if you go to Vegas off a season with your family is that most if the pool does not open until March. While there is still plenty to do, it is kind of a shame to miss the fake beach at Mandalay Bay.
Eat well at the buffets
The next thing that most people are unaware of is that you can feed you family well with the buffet meals that are on offer in the Vegas Casino hotels. This is vital because it allows you to save money. Eating at one ‘all you can eat buffet’ can set you up for the entire day. Then you can just grab a snack or a Wendy’s in one of the malls later if you get hungry.
Watch out for special offers and try to get your buffets included in the price of your room, as this work out the best for saving some dollars.
Drink for free
Another thing that many people don’t know before they get to Vegas is that if you are playing the machines, you can drink for free in the Casinos. While this isn’t appropriate for the kids, it is certainly worth knowing if you decide to have a grownups night out. Make sure you tip your waitress to guarantee that they come back for your next order.
Lastly, while Vegas has cleaned up its act recently is still pays to be safety conscious if you are traveling with the family. There is now a high police presence on the strip boardwalks and the buses that run up and down the main road. But be aware that there is some pretty run down neighborhoods minutes from the strip, where drug use and homelessness is still a problem. The best advice is to keep to the well-populated areas and avoid the suburbs.