Every year my boys can’t wait for our annual Vegas family vacation. This year is the 7th year. Many people disagree that Vegas is a great place for families with children, but we love it. My husband and I are neither gamblers nor drinkers and we really enjoy spending our free time with our two sons.
Las Vegas has so much to offer alongside gambling and nightlife. Every year there are many things to see and experience.
We usually visit Las Vegas every September after Labor Day weekend. The weather was good and we couldn’t wait for the lounge by pool sipping cold drinks. We always chose a family-friendly pool that was family-friendly and we didn’t get dirty looks by taking our boys. The top 3 picks in our family are The MGM Grand, The Monte Carlo and The Mirage.
# 1 The MGM Grand
The MGM Grand has a unique pool complex. In my opinion a best of Vegas. You feel as you enter a spectacular paradise with plenty of lush gardens, beautiful flowers, fountains and a small island connected with bridges. This 6-acre paradise offers 5 swimming pools, 3 whirlpools and a lazy river. The sweet stream hit my family. It floats under bridges, through waterfalls and ends in a small Lagoon with a perfect waterfall wading pool for kids and toddlers.
I must admit that this paradise has some drawbacks. One of the frustrations is that you need to rent a pipe or raft to truly experience the lazy river. I think the rent is $ 15 per profit per day. The MGM Grand is known for running special promotions where you can get the rental for the cheapest, free or 2 for 1. Before you book your room you need to check the websites that have coupons for MGM (go to Google and type in the MGM Las Vegas coupons in the search – vegas are good first). The second drawback is the pool complex located a short distance from the visitor elevator. You have to walk the promenade with shops and restaurants to get to the pool, but the walk is great.
# 2 The Monte Carlo
The Monte Carlo pool is small compared to the pool complex at The Grand, but we enjoyed it no matter what. They are child friendly and that is why.
Monte Carlo offers 3 swimming pools, whirlpools and a children’s pool. If you are visiting Las Vegas with little ones you will love the kiddie pool included with the size of chairs on the beach. The wave pool with 3ft balloons is designed to glorify the ocean and is a blast for the whole family. If you like to swim then try the Lagoon pool. It is a nice and relaxing square with a waterfall. My favorite is the relaxing 400 feet of Easy River Ride. There is also a tub, but you can buy a tube inside their beach shop for about $ 12.00 and the rent will be up for you as well. This is a real money saver for bigger families or staying longer like us. Once you’ve done this, why not pass the tube on to the new family.
# 3 The Miracle
The Mirage pool is a series of pools connected by bridges and lagoons with cascading waterfalls in a tropical setting. There used to be waterlide, but to my children’s great disappointment they ended it. They offered the raft rental to float, but we really didn’t need to. You can ask for complete life jackets for kids. The pool is located near the guest elevators below the small promenade with several shops, a coffee bistro and an ice cream shop. If you decide to order a drink take my advice and order a small size. If you do not know they will bring you a great drink with the most price tag.
Just one tip: Most pools in Vegas say that you’re not allowed to save pool lounge chairs, but everyone else does. If you don’t you can’t get a good place because of hundreds of people before you ignore the rule. Live and Learn.
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