doesn’t have to stay in Vegas when it’s FAMILY STYLE! I’ll let you in on all the fun. Hmmm…you might ask, what do you do with a baby in Vegas? Actually our days were packed, and in the evenings we were holed up in our hotel room. This was partly because we kept to Lila’s bedtime and also because it was in the 30’s! Brrrr…weather I’m not used to.

Vdara was definitely family friendly. The hotel is non-smoking which was a HUGE plus for us. Although we didn’t have a separate room for Lila, we did have a divider so the hubs and I got to watch tv without disturbing my daughter’s sleep.

What a divider! haha. I kept imagining an actual room divider that slides out to cover the entire room. The other side of the divider was another tv, so at least I had something to do while the hubs went to gamble.

We had a separate kitchen area which was very convenient since I got to use the kitchen sink to wash her bottles and a fridge to store her milk. There was a microwave and a stove top which we didn’t need, but that could have come in handy if our stay was longer.

We took the tram at least 3 or 4x a day. The tram connected us to Crystals, the shopping center, and Monte Carlo. If you have the $$$, then Crystals is the place for you! We had fun window shopping, playing with the water features, and of course had lots of fun taking pictures.

Here it is. The largest Louis Vuitton in North America. One thing I love about my daughter is that she takes after me when it comes to people watching. She is easily amused at watching people walk by. We could have just spent the whole day walking around this mall, and she would have been content.

Our hotel was connected to Bellagio, so we spent a lot of time in their garden area. Bellagio’s Christmas decorations were gorgeous and breathtaking! The amount of tourists in Vegas was ridiculous this week! There was barely any walking room let alone time to snap a family picture.

This was Monday evening!  PACKED HOUSE!

Reindeer made out of acorns!

She’s walking now, so she’s in that stage where she doesn’t want to sit in her stroller for very long. Can’t blame her.

We also went to Caesars to check out FAO and the fish tank. We ate at our beloved Rio Seafood buffet and caught the first showing of their Masquerade Parade.

Oh why oh why were you closed, Serendipity?

All in all, it was a great first trip. City Center is a bit overrated, and it’s not the place to stay if you’re going to Vegas for that “Vegas” experience. It’s great to stay there if you want a low key, relaxing hotel stay or if you have a family.

Wow, I can’t believe 2010 is right around the corner. I hope everyone has a blessed New Year’s, and be safe if you’re partying it up tomorrow!

-lil sis