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Las Vegas Trip...Help Needed

Perth
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Las Vegas Trip...Help Needed

I am taking my wife and 6year old daughter to vegas for 8 nights in March...staying at the planet hollywood.

Is this hotel ok? is vegas col then ect...any advice welcome

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1. Re: Las Vegas Trip...Help Needed

Wouldn't be my first choice for a six year old...

What is "col then ect" ??? Do you mean "cold then, etc."? If so, March can be a bit brisk. If asking for a colonectomy, then I can't help you...

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"Is this hotel ok?" - Yeah, PH is "ok," but you should be sure a hotel is OK before you book it, eh? Steel yourself for a variety of responses requesting a definition of "ok.".

Las Vegas is usually not cold in March. Here's a link to their weather norms:

http://www.lvol.com/lvoleg/hist/weather.html

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Ha Ha Ha... sorry is it cold in march... Vegas is the start of our trip to Alaska for the Northern Lights... we are there for 8 nights then off to Fairbanks and then onto LA. We are not really gamblers but dont have anyone to leave our daughter with nor would we want her to miss out on LA (Disneyland). We are coming from Australia and My Wife and I want to be able to say we went to Vegas. We understand that vegas is a party town but dont want to miss out on the lights and all because we have a child... Is food expensive...is there anything we should do or get before we go?...anywhere in particular we must see? we are new to travelling and dont really know too much about the sights

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Also Have not booked hotel yet, Just looked at PH and it looked good... we were thinking HRC , Bellagio or Ceasers

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5. Re: Las Vegas Trip...Help Needed

You wont be the first or last to bring a child to Vegas.

Check out the top of the forum page for the two very comprehensive "sticky" posts on children and what to do in Vegas. Many of the suggested activities are free.

You can spend what you want on food. Lots of alternatives.

Have fun and enjoy your trip to the States.

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8 nights in Las Vegas (asked jealously)? You'll be able to see nearly everything. Also, there is a "sticky" at the top of this forum listing family activities.

If you haven't booked yet, you have plenty of time to search around and pounce on a good rate somewhere.

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I visited vegas in feb, and to be honest was quite pleasant during day shorts and t shirt weather. However it did turn cool at night also check where you book to stay that there pool is open, a lot arn,t. I,ve not been with children but the Orleans hotel off strip seems very child friendly, its sort of behind NY NY. they do have a shuttle bus in and out, the hotel as things for children to do. Places to go, NY NY hotel, excalibur, fountains at Bellagio, show at Mirage, show at TI, trip up strat tower. All these are ideal for children

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Perth
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Wow Thanks very much... I thnk weather wise we will be fine... We will have to have snow gear for the trip to Alaska also so should be right... just have to brush off our summer clothed as its winter in AUS in March... Looks like there will be heaps to do for our daughter judging by the "stickys"... and im sure we can find child minding in the event that we want to go to a casino

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You'll be able to do a lot in 8 days. If you are renting a car you can even do day trips. I see Orleans off the strip has been suggested, which I think is an excellent choice, there will be a lot of family friendly stuff to do there.

PH and HR are both great hotels and I love them both. But They wouldn't be my first choice with a 6 year old. Just my opinion. You are also looking at Bellagio and Caesars, which would be nicer and better for a family. I also suggest you to look at Venetian/ Palazzo as they have a living area with big sofa, and they have many dining options within the property.

What is your budget per night? Since you are staying for 8 nights it will include at least 1 full weekend. You may even be able to split your stay into 2 hotels, if it suits your needs.

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10. Re: Las Vegas Trip...Help Needed

1. Planet Hollywood would not be my first choice for a 6 year old. It is geared towards 20-somethings. Also, the pool is not the best. Check MGM.

2. Having said the pool is not the best, March weather can go either way. I have been there twice in March. Once at the end of the month going into April and it was in the 50s and windy. The other time was at the beginning of the month and it was in the 60s.

3. I would think even for gamblers, 8 days in Vegas would be too much, especially if you can't depend on the pool each day. I would rethink you itinerary and add some other cities in the US. I didn't read all of the posts but there are a lot of things to see such as the Grand Canyon and many things between Nevada and Alaska.