After reading several travel guides that are adamant that you should NOT go to Las Vegas with kids, I indeed am planning to do that very thing. I have two teenage boys - 15 and 18. This will sound nuts - but we are interested in staying in Vegas to do a bunch of the tourist things - shows, museums. roller coasters, shopping, etc. and then would like to spend a day at the Grand Canyon and a day at Red Rock Canyon. My questions:
1. Is it crazy to go to Las Vegas if you don't even plan to gamble?
2. Hotel suggestion? Should we stay on the strip, or would we be just as happy at an Embassy Suites or something? If the hotel is sort of a destination unto itself, then my boys would probably get a kick out of it.