Casino Tour On The Strip (Las Vegas)

What can I say about Las Vegas that hasn’t already been said? Yes, it’s tacky and weird, but it is a heck of a lot of fun and there is plenty to explore and do even with kids (mine at this point were 5, 6, and 8). Just exploring the incredible themed décor at the casinos can be an awesome adventure…Excalibur, Caesar’s Palace, the Venetian, New York, New York, Paris…you can literally go around the world and travel through time in a day.  You can also ride in a gondola, visit the Eiffel Tower, ride the Cyclone roller coaster, watch a volcano erupt and so much more.  We stayed at the Luxor and my kids were fascinated, knowing they were sleeping in the pyramid. Everyone kept trying to figure out how the elevator worked (it’s actually not an elevator but an inclinator that travels diagonally…wow).  There's plenty of stuff see and do just wandering around without setting foot in the actual casino. With all the clink clink clink of the machines though, we just couldn't help ourselves.  We walked around but there was no avoiding it.   My kids kept prodding me to put some money in.  I finally relented, heck I reasoned, maybe they were feeling lucky.  Isaac kept wanting to get close to the slot machines, he was absolutely fascinated-Good L-rd I hope he doesn't grow up to be a gambler.  I put some coins in and pulled the throttle of the one armed bandit.  Isaac ran over to see if we'd won and before I could even tell him to stand back, casino security was all over me, telling me my kids had to go.

Don't forget to try some of the unique and tasty treats whether it's a New York Pretzel or a Parisian croissant as you wander around working up an appetite.  Even food can be a fun and educational experience.

If it’s in your budget, I also highly recommend the Cirque Du Soliel show, Mystere (some of the other Cirque shows are not as good). It’s a definite crowd pleaser.  My kids and I absolutely loved it.

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