I wanted SUNSHINE, and somewhere close. Vegas was the closest warmest place I could think of, but there is the yuck that comes with Vegas. So I took it as my personal quest to make Vegas a family friendly vacation destination. I started with where we were going to stay. I really didn’t want to be in the big hotels and casinos, so I stumbled upon the Desert Paradise Resort. It had 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, laundry room, dining room, outdoor patio, and most important a heated pool. I was able to get it for not much more than a couple of hotel rooms that would have been required of us if we’d stayed at a traditional hotel.
Red Rock Canyon, was first on my list of un-Vegas things to do. We had so much fun. We found a waterfall and were able to go behind it and find a cave on the back side. The kids climbed on the rocks, played in the water, and explored everywhere. The rocks were perfect for climbing and there was no problem with too many people. Did I mention it was warm?
“Can we go swimming?” is what I heard at 6:00 every morning. Alyssa didn’t care what time of day it was, she wanted to go swimming. This was hands down Alyssa’s favorite activity, and the rest of the kids didn’t seem to mind it either.
Playing at the park and the temple
A little Las Vegas is OK… Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay and a day on the strip. If you are a Nevada Resident you get a discount!