Writing this a day later because we fell asleep super early last night!
Anywho, this was probably one of my most favorite days in Las Vegas. Mainly because I got to see the traveling Warhol collection at the Bellagio, but also because it solidified my babywearing is awesome stance!
For breakfast baby and I walked over to the fabulous Wynn Las Vegas and we were greeted with a lovely NO STROLLER sign on our way in.
No Strollers = no worries with this babywearing family! I insolently marched through the lobby while carry the babe in our Bitybean. The no stroller stance lead me to believe that the Wynn Las Vegas was not going to be baby friendly, but to my surprise they had changing tables in the handicap stall of every restroom. Each toliet also had an ashtray next to it, but this is Vegas and nothing should surprise me anymore 😉
I decided to head down the strip after discovering they charge 15$ for a short stack of pancakes! The baby and I meandered through the Palazzo and then found ourselves at the Venetian food court enjoying our $4.50 pancakes!
After breakfast we took the monorail down to Bally’s and walked across the street to the Bellagio. FYI if you are going to see the fountains at the Bellagio they start running at 3pm. My favorite artist in the whole wide world is Andy Warhol. No strollers are allowed in the Bellagio Fine Art Gallery, and I proudly marched my Bitybean wearing tush in there and enjoyed my 45 minute guided audio tour. The baby loved the cow wallpaper but then fell asleep for the rest of the exhibit! Silly babies!
Then we went back to the hotel for a quick nap before going to meet Matt at the convention center. I can’t stress enough the importance of making sure both you the caregiver and the baby get enough rest on vacations!
For dinner we took the monorail down to old Vegas to check out Circus Circus and the Riviera.
Where’s the food!?
If you can get past the smell of 25 years of smoke Circus Circus is by far the most family friendly place in Las Vegas in my opinion. I refrain from using the term smoky because there was not smoke in the air, but it smelled like there used to be a lot of smoking in that place. There is an entire level of arcade games, and in the center there is a small stage where about once an hour there are acrobats, trapeze artists, and other circus themed acts that perform.
The Rivera was where we ended up for dinner. While they did serve 58 cent Pabst in a plastic cup there was nothing really spectacular about that casino. Everything was perfectly acceptable, but there is nothing worth while there. I do not recommend going there for anything more than super cheap drinks.
After a short ride back to our hotel it was off to bed for the lot of us!
Recap of How to Survive Vegas with an Infant
- babywear! Go where no stroller bound baby has gone before.
- nap! No one likes a cranky baby or a cranky caregiver because they skipped their nap time.
- Cheap beer can be found at the Rivera
- Circus Circus is super family friendly
- try new things! There is nothing holding you back but you.