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01 Mar

You Don’t Have To Spend Big To Do It Big In Vegas With Your Kids

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I have been fighting a trip to Las Vegas since my college days. I can play a great game of cee-lo, poker or black jack, but gambling outside of the stock market never interested me. Neither did the night life.

I always thought Vegas was a place to gamble and the way I respect my cash, I never saw it as anything else.

Now as an adult with a family I finally took the trip and I learned that I WAS WRONG!

Vegas was dope, and you don’t have to spend big to do it big in Vegas with your kids. These 4 places are just a few of the activities that hit the spot and made the trip fun for the both the kids and this DAD!

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On the Vegas Strip:

The Tree House At The Container Park

#FatherhoodIsLit The Container Store

My wife loves shopping! So when she told me she wanted to go to the container park to shop I immediately hated the idea! I did love that the stores were all made of re-purposed shipping containers but hate shopping!!!!

My 1st thought was season 2 of The Wire with all the shipping containers and I was excited to see how they built it, they also had a big tree house style park the kids could rock out at.

We could have spent the whole day there if we really wanted and it was FREE just how we like it. Here kids of all ages can run around wild for hours and so can the parents. They have more than just slides so come dressed accordingly, as I came with a pair of white Jordans which came out black after a day here lol!

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They also have a huge praying mantis out front that shoots fire from its mouth at night time. That alone had the kids going crazy! Once you get tired of playing around or even shopping you can take the quick 2 minute walk to downtown Vegas and see all the craziness that goes down at the old strip. Just remember it gets really crazy at night.

Circus Circus 

#FatherhoodIsLit Circus Circus

One night we decided to check out a casino called Circus Circus which friends said was kid friendly.

The minute we walked into the hotel/casino I saw the sign for their theme park called ADVENTUREDOME and it reminded me of a Chuck E Cheese’s on steroids. It was huge and packed with kids of all ages.

The best deal there was getting an all day pass which costs $32 for big kids and $18 for the smaller ones. It wasn’t free but for that price you can’t lose.

You can spend hours here and it wasn’t even as chaotic as most places or one would think of in Vegas. Bring food though as the prices for a meal there are insane just like anywhere else on the Vegas strip.

Off The Vegas Strip:

Red Rock Canyon

#FatherhoodIsLit Red Rock Canyon

The great outdoors and I really don’t get along. I hate getting sweaty or dirtying my clothes so I’m never really interested in that side of life. So when my wife asked if we could go off the strip to check out the Red Rock Canyon I wasn’t the happiest.

It was actually pretty DOPE and it was cheap! It only costs $7 per car which was dirt cheap for what you actually get to do.

You can do like us and take the scenic route by car (takes about an hour,) stopping at various lookouts to take pics. Or you can park the whip and walk for miles, which of course I wasn’t doing at all!

If you want to fill your instagram with really dope memories then this is your place, the visual elements here are off the hook. You get so close to the mountains that you actually start to appreciate them and the colors of the actual rocks. I have never ever seen anything like it before and probably won’t for a long time.

Here people can do various activities like tours or even rock climbing for an additional fee! Pack the car with food and drinks as the prices inside are steep and stores are far from the park. Remember don’t feed the animals!

Lake Mead

#FatherhoodIsLit Lake Mead

When you think of Vegas all you think about is the desert! You think of sand, cactus plants and scorching heat, so when I heard they had a lake we could visit I had to see it.

Our friends told us we could stop by there before heading over to the Hoover Dam and feed the fishes. I thought to myself, I don’t want to do that shit but once again it was for the kids not me. They always win.

To my surprise it was way more than I expected and it was cheap! It is $20 dollars per vehicle which made it affordable especially since there were 8 of us. That just gets you in; you have to pay for other activities like camping, renting a boat or taking a tour. You can also hike a few trails, we did absolutely NONE of that and had a BLAST!

Our main focus was to kill an hour feeding pop corn to fishes and I honestly thought we were going to be feeding wack fishes but I was wrong.

We spent over an hour feeding huge fishes and just watching them in awe. It was different, it was fun and it was very relaxing to do. It is crazy how much fun you can have with a big bag of pop corn and some funny looking fishes.

Don’t want the seagulls shitting all over your Jordans? Walk over to the boat basin and feed the hundreds of fishes there instead. For some reason the birds stay away from there. This was the simplest excursion we had and to me it was one of the best.

It’s always the simple things that matter the most, you don’t have to spend big to do it big in Vegas!

Know of some cool things to do in Vegas with your kids? Hit up the comment section to let us know!

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This Post Was Originally Posted At Cool4Dads.com



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