Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tourist-ey Frebbies

There are so many things I can post about things to do in Las Vegas. Being the wife of a concierge has allowed our family to see and do SO much in this town. I thought about doing a post about the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, or the Secret Garden at the Mirage, or the Adventuredome at Circus Circus, since these are the places we usually hit with family in town. However, unless you have a hubby with an employee badge they can be kind of pricey.
So, the wheels started turning about what great things you can do with the kids without spending any money. Here it goes... we are starting at the south-end of the strip and working our way down:

*Lion Habitat (Jarrett is obsessed with these guys, we have to stop in pretty frequently). They are at the MGM everyday (except Tuesdays) from 11am - 7pm

*Botanical Gardens - Gorgeous - open 24/7
*Dancing Fountains - if you haven't taken the kids to see this you all are missing out. The fountains are amazing. You can see them come to life Mon-Fri. 3 pm - 8pm every 30 min, then from 8-12 midnight, every 15 minutes. On Sat & Sunday the shows start at noon.

*Masquerade in the Sky - catch some beads and be amazed at the floating parade above. Parade happens at the top of every hour from 7-midnight Thursday-Sunday
(just checked out the website - seems it may be more risque than before - may not be ok for kids anymore)

*Wildlife Habitat - Wanna see some actual flamingos? turtles? ducks? swans? This is the place.

Caesars Palace
*Forum Shops - Remember those Roman statues that come to life? Pretty neat.

*Volcano - just got a new makeover & it is spectacular! Erupts every day at the top of the hour from 5pm-11pm.
*Aquarium - while you are there, you may want to peek at the huge fish tank behind the front desk & the atrium is a little indoor rain forest - also lovely.

Treasure Island
*Siren's Cove - ok- not appropriate for the kids anymore, but free date night, maybe? Shows nightly at 7pm, 8:30pm, 10pm, and 11:30pm

Downtown Las Vegas
*Fremont Street Experience - This brings back fond memories of my high school days. Great light show every hour from 8pm - midnight.

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