Las Vegas, like many other resort towns, is starting to become more family-orientated. Sure, there’s still the usual fare of casinos and shows, but for those of us who seek less skin and more family fun, Vegas may be just the place.
New York–New York Hotel & Casino:
Location: “The Strip,” $140.00 a night
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino:
Between the giant pool complex and the 1.6 million gallon–shark reef aquarium, the kids are sure to have a blast. After playing in the wave pool or the lazy river pool, the kids can visit real-live sharks, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, rare golden crocodiles, moon jellies, sawfish, and giant rays in the aquarium. For parents, there’s also an adults-only pool and 23 restaurants and bars. The rooms have large bathrooms, internet service, and cribs if needed.
Location: Slightly off “the Strip,” $170.00 a night
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino:
It’s a Shark Tank in there! The Golden Nugget Hotel has a 200,000 gallon–shark tank that your kids can actually swim through. That’s right. This one-of-a-kind pool has a three-story water slide that propels you around sand tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and zebra sharks via a transparent tube. And even though this hotel is Classic Old Vegas Style, the “Fremont Street Experience and other downtown casinos are only steps away.” The Golden Nugget will run you $80.00 a night. It has a fitness center and internet access, and cribs are available.
Location: Fremont Street, $80.00 a night
So why not consider Las Vegas as a family vacation destination? After all, it’s not just for gamblers anymore.