Traveling to Vegas With a Baby Part 1

Vegas was interesting to say the least

It’s like a whole other experience when you have to be a responsible adult. Hah.

The first day was pure chaos.

Theres so much extra crap you have to bring when you have kids.. like car seat, stroller, diaper bag, toys, food, etc etc. I felt like I was moving across the country with how much stuff we shoveled into the airport by ourselves.

The flight there was fine. No turbulence and only one loud outburst from baby. I thought she would end up taking a nap during the 2 hour flight since she usually does around that time, but, nope.

New environment, too much excitement… must stay awake mommy! She did end up falling asleep for the last 20 min we were in air. Hey, I’ll take what I can get!

So we grab our million items once we get off the plane and go catch the shuttle bus to the car rental place and wait in a long line. My husband was stressing cause his friend was the first UFC fight of the day which started at 3pm. We landed at 1pm and got to the shuttle at 1:30pm. We should have had plenty of time to grab the car and go. Nope. Apparently I scheduled the car pick up for the following day, so our car wasnt even there. It took an hour back and forth to finally get a mini van, which added $10 to our bill. My husband wasn’t happy about having a mini van when we booked a small suv, but we didnt have time to mess around. We finally get going and it’s like a little after 2:30 and he still has to drop me and baby off at Harrahs to check-in.

Needless to say, he didn’t end up making it there before 3pm and actually missed his friends fight which got stopped due to injury. This was kind of the whole point of our trip, but we had no clue when he’d be fighting, otherwise, we could have scheduled a better flight time for him to make it. It sucks, but what can ya do?

So I was alone with baby waiting to get the check-in email alert that my room was ready but nothing ever came. So I had to go stand in a line after all even though I attempted to avoid it by the email text check-in they sent the day of our arrival. Meh.

Once I got into the room though, it was great; nice and newly updated. Not the nicest room we’ve ever stayed in, but it was pretty decent!

harrahs las vegas

I basically just stayed in the room to nap with her and walked around the hotel a bit to get food.

Other than that it was a pretty boring first day…

Since this post is long enough, ill update with another.

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15 Comments

  1. June 24, 2016 / 4:20 PM

    Ekk doesn’t sound like your trip got off to the best start, what a shame! x

  2. June 24, 2016 / 6:53 PM

    I used to live in Vegas for 3 years. Can’t wait to go back to Vegas! It’s a fun city

  3. June 24, 2016 / 7:40 PM

    It’s too bad you guys missed the fight. At least the room is nice. I hope the rest of the trip went smoothly.

  4. Courtney Gillard
    June 25, 2016 / 8:07 AM

    It is hard to travel with a baby. Your accommodation looks nice, although a missed flight is very exhausting.

  5. Kathy
    June 25, 2016 / 11:13 AM

    I think it’s always hard traveling with kids. I don’t think I would ever go to Vegas with any of my kids. I’d want to go with my husband and that’s it. I know it can be difficult when you have to bring the kids.

  6. Elizabeth O.
    June 25, 2016 / 10:30 PM

    Traveling with a baby, especially to Vegas can be a real challenge! It seems like you survived the trip with minor challenges! Good job!

  7. Nicole Etolen
    June 26, 2016 / 7:20 AM

    Oh, this is very informative. My son is already old enough but I think travelling with kids especially with babies is a hard thing to do.

  8. June 27, 2016 / 12:18 PM

    Travelling with a baby is always going to be a little bit hectic job though it does have lots of fun & excitement to travel with your little one for the first time. I can understand about your boring first day, but hoping it turns good there after!

  9. June 27, 2016 / 6:41 PM

    I can’t wait to hear your entire experience. I am going to Vegas next week with a baby. We’ll see how well that goes. My baby can’t walk yet, so it will probably be a lot just sitting the room. We are going through during a road trip, so will just be there for about 18 hours.

  10. adriana
    June 27, 2016 / 8:38 PM

    These are great tips! Good to know that bringing babies actually isn’t the worst idea to Vegas!

  11. June 27, 2016 / 11:10 PM

    We have Vegas on our bucket list …. not just for travelling but as well as for moving there for good. No kids in tow yet but might happen soon. Thank you for this informative post. Will definitely be helpful for others to be able to plan ahead. Sorry you missed your flight.

  12. June 28, 2016 / 8:45 AM

    Oh no! Missed flights are a bummer but I hope things turn up for you in the coming days of your vacation.

  13. tauyanm
    July 1, 2016 / 6:20 AM

    millons items to bring when travelling with kids haha same experience here. although, my daughter is 8yrs old now, she brings her own bag instead for snacks and drinks and tissue herself haha

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