dh is travelling there on business and i have family there so we are going for maybe 3-4 days.
any specific places that we NEED to see/take the kids?
looking for any family friendly recs....
I wouldn't say *need* but there are things to do to keep them occupied.
First question, will you have a vehicle to get around off the strip? That'll increase activities for the kids greatly.
Off the Strip:
Lied Discovery Children Museum (on LV Blvd, north of the "strip")
Red Rock Canyon
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
Natural History Museum
The mermaid and tanks at Silverton Hotel & Casino
Town Square has a playground and the splash pad is on(bring swimsuits). It's on Las Vegas Blvd south of Mandalay Bay.
On the strip:
MGM - Lion exhibit & The Rainforest Cafe
Mandalay Bay - Shark Reef ($$$ - and our family didn't enjoy it for the price),
Mirage - The Gardens and Tiger Habitats, Volcano
Circus-Circus - rides and games
NYNY, Stratosphere & the Sahara - rides (older kids, though)
Bellagio - fountains, flower gardens & butterfly house
TI - Sirens (if pirates don't scare them)
Caesar's Palace - There's a show in the Forum Shops (it's hard to find, but it's down near the Cheesecake Factory for a reference; again, if animitronics don't scare them)
so yesterday, we went to the shark reef, saw the siren show at treasure island and went to town square.
the siren show is hilarious. the kids really enjoyed the shark reef. my niece got us discounted tickets otherwise i could see not being impressed for the money. it was more expensive than the ones in san diego and san francisco and those ones are bigger. but again, my kids LOVED IT. especially with the glass floors. my 16 mo old thought that was amazing.
and omg, the whole foods at town square was one of the best whole foods i have ever been to- and ive been to almost every whole foods west of the mississippi. ;P