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Old 03-04-2010, 11:33 PM
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My husband and I want to do a short trip during spring break with the kids (1+13) and thought Las Vegas since it's short flight from Alberta, Canada. Would appreciate advise on which hotels are best with family friendly ammenities; great pool with possibly lazy river or water slide etc. Would appreciate the comments.Thx
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:19 AM
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ARIA Resort & Casino, opening Dec. 16, 2009, sits at the heart of CityCenter, offering panoramic views of Las Vegas, exclusive dining, dynamic nightlife and exciting entertainment.

Architecturally unique and sustainable in its design, ARIA promises impeccable hospitality and personalized service, thanks to the help of more than 10,000 employees. Expansive spaces like a three-story lobby and natural light in the casino will be complemented by the warm, intimate decor elements of reclaimed wood and native stone.

With several initiatives toward sustainability, ARIA has a Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.The resort is designed to achieve a 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency. Guests can "green their stay" by programming a preferred level of light and room temperature, as well as indicating the frequency of their linen and towel changes.

Among ARIA's offerings are an 80,000-square-foot spa, 215,000-square-foot pool deck, ten bars and lounges, nightclub and several restaurants. Crystals retail and entertainment district is located just outside the lobby and Cirque du Soleil will present an exclusive performance based on the music of Elvis in ARIA's 1,800-seat theater.

Pool: Yes, there is a 215,000-square-foot pool deck with three pools, an adult pool and 50 cabanas. Pool hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is also a 21 and older pool, Liquid.

This is one of the hotels i have stayed in when me and my family visted Las Vegas.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:08 AM
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Aria is a very good option and is a new one on the block but has carved out a niche for itself amidst the other big ones. Apart fro this you could also have other option like Palms, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and The Mirage. I would suggest you to just check all of them and then decide the best one which would suite you the best. As far a as I know all of these have been doing good and providing very good services. Hope that it helps.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:46 PM
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Our kids enjoy Circus Circus. Geared towards families with kids, it is a great choice for us. No water slide, but has circus acts, games, and rides.
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My husband and I want to do a short trip during spring break with the kids (1+13) and thought Las Vegas since it's short flight from Alberta, Canada. Would appreciate advise on which hotels are best with family friendly ammenities; great pool with possibly lazy river or water slide etc. Would appreciate the comments.Thx
Hi Tammym3938 I am wondering why Vegas? I have been there several times and Vegas really isn't gear for kids. Sorry but it's the truth. Vegas offer a ton for adults but kids? Not really. Other then Circus Circus which is an old hotel and dated there really isn't much more. Even the hotels mentioned which i have been too gear toward adults with pool side parties and some have topless sunbathing now. I say look into going someplace else and save Vegas for you and your hubby without the kids.
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Default Vegas and kids

Tammy, hi we are from Alberta also- lol. We have a timeshare in Vegas at Tahiti Village. Fantastic place to stay with kids. We have 11 year old twins and are heading down that way in May for our vacation. Alot of people think Vegas is NOT kid friendly but in actual fact it is very versitile. Don't get me wrong its not really the place during the evening hours but during the day its fine. We stopped by there last year for a couple of days on our way to Arizona (we usually drive) and had a blast. We took the kids up on the strip during the day and just right at dusk we made it to Treasure Island to see the ship battle. Then back to the hotel. As then you start seeing the weirdos come out. LOL. But Tahiti Village has a large large pool with a beach area and they also have a lazy river. You can get a limited kitchen room for about $78 a night or a full kitchen I think is about $100. The good thing about it is there are NO machines - no bells and whisltes going off. You can escape the Vegas noise and you are in a resort feeling place. Its great and I'm sure you and the kids will love it.
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Welcome JoanPenny to Family Vacation Critic. Thanks for sharing your great tip on a good place to stay while traveling in Vegas with children. I think the travel industry has become a lot more family friendly over the years, recognizing that family bonding has become more important than ever. You mentioned you had a timeshare, but also listed rates. Is Tahiti Village open to non members as well?
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:49 PM
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Default Vegas - with kids

sorry yes - we have a timeshare there but they also have open reservations to the public as well. Its a great place to stay we loved it.
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Smile Vegas - kids loved it - so did we!

We took a family vacation to Vegas this past October; our children at the time were 3,7,9 - and they had a BLAST!! . We stayed at the Excalibur, there are some definite pros and cons. Cons - you have to walk through the casino to get to anything, and I found this to be the same with most of the other hotels. Although the casinos have what they call "state of the art air filtration systems" they ALL smell like smoke.

Pros - definitely the price!! We stayed for $45 a night!!! There was a nightly added charge of $6 and some change - but still, I couldn't believe how cheap it was. We took the kids to see the following:

Circus Circus- the circus and the amusement park were a great hit, as was the arcade. (several hours of entertainment for the kids)

Tram between Excalibur to Mandalay Bay with a stop at the Luxor.

MGM - Lion Habitat at MGM Grand -free but so/so we only stayed about 10 minutes

Fountains at Bellagio - free absolutely beautiful!

Mirage - volcano - free and really neat for the kids

Conservatory at Bellagio - my husband and I enjoyed it, and the kids were only mildly impressed

Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo- free my kids liked the flamingos - but this is only about 45 minutes of entertainment

Fremont Street Experience - the overhead TV was really neat with the various shows, however this was undoubtedly one of the most unpleasant of areas.
Mirage - Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat - we all loved it

Shark Reef - we all really enjoyed this - especially the touch tank.

Various other rides and roller coasters around, as well as mm world, hard rock etc.

I recommend checking out this link to see things to do there, and then cross referencing them on Youtube so that you can actually "see" if it is something for your family. http://www.vegas.com/attractions/

Hope this helps!
Suz

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These things looked pretty good, and some that I can learn, and I hope to learn more on it!
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