Last year we started a new tradition where we take the kids to Vegas. With both kids off of school for a week, we break it up and take a little family vacation while we can.

Day 1

Driving to Vegas is only a little over 4 hours from So Cal, but driving with kids it’s more like 6 hours.

Our first stop was the Alien Park. We picked up some snacks, took a bathroom break and walked around checking all the alien memorabilia.Jacob was not a fan. Our next stop was the Pinball Hall of Fame and Museum. Hubby is a huge fan an even has his owns a pinball machine.The kids weren’t into all the nostalgia, but did find some games they were familiar with.

Definitely a place worth checking out with or without kids.

When we bought tickets for the High Roller roller coaster at the Linq we just picked a random time. Turns out before 5 pm was really a great choice! We got to see the sunset over the Las Vegas strip.   When we got to the top,all the screens changed to confetti and notified us we were 550ft above the strip. So cool! After our long day we checked in to the hotel and rode the tram to the nearby hotel for dinner.

We ended the day with dinner at Noodles and crepes for dessert at the Bellagio.

Day 2

Hubby and kids wanted to go to the pool, but I wasn’t interested. So we split up and met up later in the day.

While hubby sent me pictures of the kids in the pool, I enjoyed breakfast in bed.I still had more time before they got back so I went exploring.

I walked by the entrance to the Britney Spears concert and was reminded of the good time we had on our girls trip a couple of years ago. J took a nap while the rest of us relaxed in our room for a bit.

For dinner we took the kids to Rainforest Cafe. I have great memories going there as a kid.

After dinner we headed to Lights on the Race Track. The track is 20 minutes away from the strip, but highly recommended if you are in the area.  Day 3

We started the day with nutella waffles. #wheninVegas Then we walked around the strip, walking in and out of hotels, checking out the displays and the fountains. Our favorite strip activity!

After 4 hours of walking around we were ready to head home. Vegas was fun! We went on new adventures and made new memories we will always remember.

Our first stretch break was the Seven Magic Mountains. Driving home the view was absolutely gorgeous! It’s so magical seeing g-ds work.

Our final stop was a buffet. I’m not a big buffet fan, but hubby is. So I compromised and checked out a place hubby has been wanting to check out. It wasn’t horrible, but also I wasn’t really hungry. The chocolate fountain was our favorite.

Thanks for the memories Vegas!

To see previous visits click below.

Vegas 2016

Vegas 2015

Vegas 2014

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