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Vegas with Kids, Really?

September is a busy month for us here at Bitybean. While getting our own kids ready for back to school and saying good-bye to summer, we are also preparing for the All Baby and Child Expo (ABC), the biggest tradeshow in our industry. Thousands of vendor, retailers, bloggers and media gather together in one enormous convention hall in the middle of Las Vegas. Sin city may strike you as an odd location for a baby expo, but there are are a ton of fun things to do with children.


The first must see spot is the amazing water display at the Bellagio. Every 15-30 minutes, fountains spray and explode to music in an incredible show. It’s like watching water nymphs come to life and dance effortlessly in front of an ancient Greek styled casino. At night it becomes even more amazing as the water is lit up with changing colors. Day or night, kids love it!


A second must see on the strip are the dolphins! Yes, dolphins right inside the Mirage. They’ve kicked it up a notch and now there is more than just a show. Older children can be a trainer for a day and you can even paint with dolphins, now that is a sight to see! After viewing the Dolphin Habitat you can visit a small zoo in the Secret Garden right next door. There are white tigers, white lions, Bengal tigers, an Indian elephant, a panther and a snow leopard. Kids will love it and between the two places, you could easily spend a few hours.


Another great spot for kids is the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. The reef contains a myriad of marine life from sharks to jelly fish. Little ones will be mesmerized by fish swimming in the aquarium and can watch divers swim with the sharks. An additional plus is the refreshingly cool temperature providing a nice contrast to the heat of the strip.


There are beautiful art galleries, music and acts suitable for older kids and and the always intriguing Mob Museum. Open since 2012, it takes an in depth look at the history of organized crime and law enforcement of historic Las Vegas where you can learn “everything you want to know, and don’t need a warrant.” This is only a short list of some of the amazing kid friendly activities right in the heart of Las Vegas.   For more information and ideas on what to do in Las Vegas click here and you will surely find something that suits you. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening inside ABC. We are so excited!


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