I am sure you are not the only one finding yourself thinking about spending few days in a luxurious Las Vegas hotel, gambling in one of its numerous casinos, watching a show or a musical, or just simply shopping around.
Most people think of Vegas as a bunch of casinos put together in the middle of the desert and nothing else. The fact is there are much more to Vegas than just gambling. The night life in Vegas is amazing starting from the night clubs and ending with the many great shows available to everyone. Whether you are into watching magic shows, musicals, plays, or variety shows, you can see your favorite show almost daily and most of the time for half the price. You can purchase your tickets at one of the many half price ticket booths located all around the strip.
If you are planning a Vegas trip for you and the family, keep one thing in mind, most of the strip hotels charge extra for kids sharing the parents room, even if they are under 17 years of age. One more thing to know about picking a hotel for your stay, try to stay away from the pet friendly hotels, as you might find yourself in your room trying to get some rest, but can't because of the non-stop barking of the dog staying in the adjacent room.
Whenever i visit Vegas i stay away from the strip hotels, as they are overpriced, and mostly noisy as many of the party freaks stay in them. I always pick a hotel about 15 to 20 minutes away from the strip, where i can pay less for the stay and enjoy peaceful and quiet nights. You can use the money you save by doing so to rent a vehicle which will in turn help you save money by not using cabs to go where ever you want to go.
You can also, watch the Bellagio Fountains show free of charge from 3:00 in the afternoon until midnight every 15 minutes or half hour depending on what time of the day or night it is. You can also take your kids to the Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay hotel where they'll enjoy watching many of the sea creators on display, this one is not free however, there is an admission fee of about 15 or16 dollars if i remember correctly.
If you are into the night clubs thing, you can enjoy a different one every night you stay in Vegas as most of the hotels on the strip got them, from Caesars, to MGM and the Venetian. Your kids might enjoy a Gondola ride at the Venetian as well.
If money is not a issue, you can always take a plane or a helicopter Grand Canyon tours. These can run you any where from 200 to 350 dollars a person or so. You can find the exact prices and times online. Again, if money is not an issue, you can enjoy dining at the many luxurious restaurants scattered all over.
If you did all the above and still have some time to kill, you can always go to a chapel and renew your vows if you are married, or marry a total stranger if you are single.