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A Tour for All Tastes: The Young Family

The Young Family
If you have kids, you’ve been here. For the most part they are looking for things they can do in town with the whole family; however, they probably won’t need much coaxing to enjoy an adult night out at least once during this weekend.  Heeeere you come to save the day.

The Young Family








8 a.m.
Growing kids (and tired adults) need a good, hearty breakfast before starting off the day. With five locations across Southern Nevada, you can’t go wrong taking your guests to Egg Works or The Egg & I (www.theeggworks.com) to get your morning going. Huge portions, fast and friendly service and crayons for the kids are a plus. Visit to find the location closest to you. 

10 a.m.
If the nieces and nephews are a little older and, like most children, fascinated by crime scenes and whodunit games, The CSI Experience in the MGM Grand is the place to go (reserve in advance at http://lasvegas.csiexhibit.com). Is this your wild younger sister whose kid has a Mohawk? Then KISS by Monster Mini Golf (http://monsterminigolf.com/kiss), is the place for you. The sweet spot for just about everyone is the Lion Habitat Ranch (www.thecathouse.us) where the king of beasts will entertain even the most restless of kids (and adults).

1 p.m.
When in Rome. Even though we have a hard time being “tourists,” that doesn’t mean our holiday company isn’t down for a little cheesy Las Vegas style. That’s where the Rainforest Café in the MGM Grand comes in. Since you showed them a locals place for breakfast there’s no better, over the top complement. If you opt for The CSI Experience beforehand it’s convenient, too. The atmosphere is fun and different and will keep the kids distracted enough for you to gear up for Part II.    

2:30 p.m.
Vegas is known for being hot, right? Let’s show your visitors and their kids that we’re creative, and if we can’t really have a white winter we’re sure going to manufacture one. The Ice Rink at the Boulevard Pool in The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas opens November 22 and is popular for creating the “winter” vibe we love so much. At $15 ($10 for locals) it’s the prime place to bring the kids for a fun, energy-expending afternoon. S’mores and firepit? Check.

6 p.m.
This is the opportunity for you to be the world’s best family member. Offer to watch the kids and send mom and dad out for a romantic dinner on their own. Off The Strip try for Marche Bacchus, 2620 Regatta Drive, or Hank’s Fine Steaks in the Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Dr., in Green Valley. On The Strip we love Mon Ami Gabi, 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., if you can sit on the patio. They won’t be able to thank you enough. As for you, why not take the youngsters to Glittering Lights (www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com)?  

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