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Is Vegas a Good Place for a Family Vacation/to take the kids?

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View Poll Results: IYO, is Vegas a good destination for familes, and have you recently been to Vegas?

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  • Yes, Vegas is family-friendly, and I HAVE recently been.

    10 14.49%
  • No, Vegas is not family-friendly, and I HAVE recently been.

    37 53.62%
  • Yes, Vegas is family-friendly, and I HAVE NOT recently been.

    5 7.25%
  • No, Vegas is not family-friend, and I HAVE NOT recently been.

    17 24.64%
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    BC-NanceLee
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    They don't have to approach you; they are lining the sidewalks and there's no getting away from them. Of course, kids won't necessarily know what the postcards are for but enough get dropped on the sidewalk that they could get an inadvertent eyeful.

    YUCK to everything Vegas.
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    Well, yeah, that's true that they are all over the ground. With just little tiny stars sortof covering up private parts. Spread legs and the whole nine yards.....

    But where Nance and I differ - I LOVE VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!! It's my playground! hee hee hee
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    Yup - Stacie and I have the wild hair and the driving thing and the young husbands in common but part ways on this subject!!
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    I have to say that I live in LV and I love it! I live in a ittle utopia though and rarely go to the strip. THere are many other things to do that do not include the strip. While I think carefully planned, the strip is not a place for heathens and sinners! LOL!! HOwever, there are other things. We have a small zoo the kids and I have been to there is a wildlife reserve that we plan to go to. I use all these things to teach the kids about things they have never seen before. Even the strip. I use it the few times I have taken 10 yo DD down there of what not to do, wear, behave, etc.

    Anyway, I think there are fun things to do here you just have to know where to go and what to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC-NanceLee

    YUCK to everything Vegas.
    Everything?? Does that include the Vegas girls that are members of FT?



    ETA: I'm not being snarky. That statement just jumped out at me, and I thought it was funny.
    Last edited by DunkinGirl; 12-01-2007 at 05:10 PM.
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    Hmmmm...trucks going down the strip with "rent a girl" photos plastered on the side, girlie show fliers being handed out on every street corner...

    I heard about someone taking her kids, boys 8 &10, who made a game out of collecting the different show girl fliers.
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    (Hi, I'm ElizabethOK's sister. I've been lurking here for a couple of years, but I think this is just my second or third post. Sorry for barging in, but I just couldn't resist.)

    We just took our kids, aged 9 and 12, to Las Vegas. We had an absolute blast! They did wonder about the fellows handing out the cards on the sidewalks, but they didn't actually see a card. We rode rides at two different casinos, saw a show, watched the fountains at the Bellagio, and checked out the various animal displays. Honestly though, their favorite part was walking through the different hotels. They were amazed at New York New York, the Bellagio, the Venetian and Paris, and loved the revolving doors and riding the tram/metro/whatever. We spent very little time on the strip at night, only spent about two hours at our hotel's pool, and only spent an hour at an arcade. We took a tour of the Hoover Dam, which was very cool. I was lucky enough to find some good coupons online so we ate pretty cheaply except for the last night. We splurged and tried the Wolfgang Puck restaurant at the MGM Grand. My son was so impressed that he asked the waitress to give his compliments to the chef! Guess he watches too much Food Network!

    Anyway, maybe it's because our kids are a little older, but we had the best time, were able to show our kids things they'd never seen before, and totally plan to go back again next year.


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    I never seriously thought about family vacations in Vegas, but now I am ready to change my mind Why not? I am not going to gamble ( prefer New Slot Games 2017 Play Slots for Free or Real Money - Newest Slots MrBet ), but I just want to enjoy the atmosphere of sin city It must be very original.


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    I took my 13 yo dd and her 13 yo BFF to Vegas 2 years ago. We stayed at the Golden Nugget downtown.
    Pros: great pool, with a slide going through a shark tank. Nice big comfortable room/ Most of one days the girls stayed in the room and watched TV shows in the darkened room. I know you can do this about anywhere, but the girls liked hanging out on a king sized bed doing whatever they wanted. We took the bus to the strip for two reasons. 1) BFF wanted to go to the Sephora cosmetic store in the downtown mall and sample everything in sight. 2) went to see the Blue Man group at the MGM. DD and I had Prime rib dinner for about $ 12 each; BFF went to MacDonalds. Downtown has a light covered pavillion that is lots of fun to watch, and the covered "strip" is much more doable in terms of size. We took the Zoom line that soars the length of the lighted strip. We ate at several well priced places.
    Cons: Weirdos are there too, ie. strangely costumed, or Trashy kind of getup people in the pavillion. BFF thought they were a blast, DD thought they were well, just weirdos. Taxis are not cheap, and the strip is now a huge Metroplolis.

    Years before that Dh and I rented a time share off the strip. We made many of our own meals, the pool was great. We went to the Hoover Dam for entertainment. We walked through casinos just for the spectacle of it; some casinos are really beautiful. We had dinner at a french restaurant Near the Paris casino across from the Bellagio and watched the fountains dance while we ate.

    So it depends on the age of the children. I don't gamble hardly. I spent an hour at the slots, bar side at our hotel and was treated to a big free bloody mary while I played after the girls were happily in their PJs on on their Iphone/Ipads in the room.

    Vegas can be G rated if you don't try to mix adult stuff with family rated stuff in my opinion. And it's not good for younger kids unless you rent a family friendly timeshare place and then do family type things while you are there.
    DD Sophia, 16, soon to be Junior in HS where has the time gone!

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    I voted YES Actually I've been to Vegas many times, I love it very much for amazing atmosphere. But trips to Vegas as rather pricy as for me, I recently tried blackjack online and seems like games like this have even more winning opportunities.


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