Every year, my boys can't wait for our annual family vacation in Vegas. This year it will be our 7th year. Many people disagree that Vegas is a good place for families with children, but we love it. My husband and I are not gamblers and drinkers, and we really enjoy spending free time with our two boys.
Las Vegas has a lot to offer besides gambling and nightlife. Every year there is something to see and experience.
Usually we come to Las Vegas every September right after the weekend. The weather is great and we can't wait to relax by the pool while sipping cold drinks. We always choose a hotel with the best pool, which is suitable for families, and we will not spoil the appearance by putting our boys in order. Our family's top 3 choices are Grand MGM, Monte Carlo and Mirage.
# 1 MGM Grand
MGM Grand has an amazing pool complex. In my opinion, one of the best in Vegas. You feel like you are in an exotic paradise with lots of lush greenery, beautiful flowers, fountains and a small island connected by bridges. This massive paradise covering over 6 acres offers 5 pools, 3 jacuzzis and a lazy river. The lazy river was a hit with my family. It floats under bridges, through waterfalls and ends with a small lagoon with a waterfall, which is an ideal children's pool for children and toddlers.
I must admit that this paradise has several drawbacks. One of the drawbacks is that you need to rent a pipe or raft in order to truly experience the lazy river. I believe that the rental price is $ 15 per tube per day. It is known that MGM Grand holds special promotions where you can get a cheaper, free or 2 rental for 1. Before you book a room, you should check the sites with coupons for MGM (just go to Google and enter MGM Las Vegas coupons in search – early Vegas is good). The second disadvantage is that the complex's pool is located quite far from the guest elevators. You need to walk along the promenade with shops and restaurants to get to the pool, but the walk is worth it.
# 2 Monte Carlo
The Monte Carlo pool is much smaller compared to the pool complex in Grand, but we enjoyed it anyway. They are child friendly and that’s all that matters.
Monte Carlo offers 3 pools, a jacuzzi and a children's pool. If you are visiting Las Vegas with young children, you will love the indoor paddling pool with sun loungers for children. The 3-foot wave pool was designed to simulate the ocean and is an explosion for the whole family. If you want to swim, try the Lagoon Pool. It is a beautiful and relaxing square pool with a waterfall. My favorite was the relaxing 400 ft Easy River Ride. There is also tube rental, but you can buy a tube at their beachfront store for about $ 12, and the store will even blow it up for you. This is a real money saving for large families or staying longer like us. Once you're done with this, why not hand the phone over to a new family.
# 3 Mirage
The Mirage pool is a series of pools connected by bridges and lagoons with cascading waterfalls in a tropical setting. They had a waterslide, but to the great disappointment of my children, they closed it. They offer a raft rental to swim around, but we never needed it. You can ask for free life vests for children. The pool is located next to the guest elevators, along a small promenade with several shops, a bistro cafe and an ice cream shop. If you decide to order a drink, take my advice and order a small size. If you do not specify, they will bring you a huge drink with an even higher price.
Just a tip: most pools in Vegas say you are not allowed to store sun loungers by the pool, but everyone does. If you do not, you will not get a good place, because hundreds of people before you ignored the rule. Live and learn.
Enjoy Las Vegas with your kids.
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