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Las Vegas is served by McCarran International Airport and Las Vegas Airport, located in North Las Vegas.
Of course gambling is the most prevalent activity in Vegas, but the city offers much more than that for those seeking a different sense of adventure and excitement. The city’s proximity to the Grand Canyon makes it a must-see for nature enthusiasts, and most of the casinos and hotels along the famous Strip also offer spectacular live shows and exhibits for those who aren’t interested in the gambling tables. Hotels on the famous Strip feature ongoing attractions such as a musical fountains and live shows, while the neon-illuminated pedestrian streets and Cirque du Soleil, dazzle people every night.
While Las Vegas is mostly synonymous with glamour and nighttime entertainment, the area is also a favorite among rugged outdoors enthusiasts. The desert is a visually stunning landscape and a great place for those interested in camping, hiking, or rock climbing at Red Rock Mountains, easily the best rock climbing experience in the country.
There’s much more to see and learn about Las Vegas, and the interactive map is a great way to continue uncovering all the important landmarks and attractions of this vibrant city.
We had a queen double room with plenty of space. There were four of us staying in there and we never felt cramped! The bathroom had a great mirror with a little magnifying mirror on the side that was very useful. The downstairs casino was very convenient and just the right size. We went to the pool often and it was a little crowded in the afternoons so get there early to get a spot in the shade!
We had to go gamble at other casinos where the slots were more friendly. You hardly see anyone winning at Harrahs. Its a nice place to stay but not play. The food is good but too pricey compared to other casinos. The Buffet should be half the price that it is to make it more affordable for families to stay there. Thank God for Denny’s next door when you have kids.
it’s a good place to go shopping at the outlet mall, both north and south.
and thing to see the water fountain dance at Bellagio. we watched during the day which was also good, but at night it would be better because of additional colorful lights.
casinos are a must visit.
if you got time do see the grand canyon. take a helicopter ride over the canyon and the dam.
Room, food and entertainment bargains abound. Yeah, Las Vegas is mostly about gambling and things that facilitate gambling, but there are tons of other activities to enjoy. E.g., i don’t know if they claim the title, but Las Vegas must be the Foot Massage capital of the world. There must be a thousand different spas around town offering an hourlong massage for twenty-two bucks. They call them ‘foot massages,’ but they pretty much massage your whole body. Unlike traditional Swedish massage, you don’t get undressed at these places. Just wear loose clothing. Also, please note: massesses expect about a 75% tip. Even with a $15 or $20 tip, I assert that an hour long foot massage is the best value in Las Vegas.
In that time we gambled, ate, saw a wedding, and had a double decker bus tour. The next 2 days we stayed at Mandalay Bay (which was beautiful but location was not as great as the Flamingo.) We took a bus tour to the grand canyon which was the most amazing experience of my life. We ate lots of food and gambled and caught the Thunder Down Under show at Excalibur. The last night we moved to the Rodeway Inn and spent New Years Eve on Fremont St. It is not for people who HATE crowds. It was AMAZING. Completely worth the money (if you know how to budget) My tip for everybody would be when you profit — CASH OUT and keep that money in a separate spot. Don’t gamble more than you can afford and you may come back with something 🙂
You can also shop till you drop or stay connected through the internet. I think it’s best to disconnect so you can forget about all the things you need to do. Las Vegas is great to go solo, as a couple or in a group. There are so many choices for excellent food that you will have trouble picking where to go. I have stayed at many different hotels and have not been disappointed with any of them. Competition keeps the hotels up-to-date to attract visitors. You can also explore the area for museums, antiques/collectibles and sightseeing tours to landmarks. I highly recommend Las Vegas for a short vacation to forget about the outside world.
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It’s hard to know where to stay in Bangkok and finding family accommodation in Thailand’s vibrant capital is harder still. We’re hunting for the best family hotels in Bangkok at every price point, budget guest house, hostel, mid range hotel and luxury resort because we travel all ways. Many hotels cater for singles and couples, but we’ve searched for the best hotels with family rooms or suites, tried many and can share our reviews and recommendations here with you. We’ve found the hotels with the family facilities and the family-friendly establishments from budget to luxury. We list family-friendly hostels that have private family rooms here too, they are often a good choice and there are a couple that we use regularly for short stopovers. Modern hostels can be swanky and up-market, don’t rule them out. We also include some of the best 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts that cater to kids and families. We travel to Bangkok often, so this page is constantly updated with new finds and new hotels.
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Agoda are the Asia specialist booking site and we use them regularly with great results. Because they are local they tend to have a wider range of properties and can source good deals. You should also check Hotels Combined , this is a hotels comparison website, they will find you the best deal for a hotel across multiple websites. They do not check Agoda so you must always check them separately. Booking.com work fine for Bangkok too, but we would tend to use them more for Europe, they often have fully refundable deals if that is what you are looking for.
What to expect to pay? You can find a family room, of a decent standard from just under $50/ night. At this price you probably won’t get breakfast and a private bathroom would be a bonus. On the ground, on foot, you may find cheaper but for the peace of mind of booking in advance, this is about the minimum. Obviously the sky’s the limit, prices go up and up to thousands of dollars per night. The properties I’m including here go up to around $500/night for real luxury stays. You will find lower prices outside Bangkok, for example Kanchanaburi or Chiang Mai. If you ‘re touring Thailand with kids you absolutely must spend a few days in Bangkok, don’t think it’s just a big city revolving around shopping, there are a million fascinating, cultural and fun things to do here.
This has been a favourite area of Bangkok for a long time, for singles, couples and families. To be in the thick of the action just steps from the iconic Khao San Rd and within easy reach of the Chao Phraya river and water taxis, Rambuttri Rd or next along, Thanon Thani are for you. Both streets run parallel to Khao San. This area is loads of fun for kids and adults in the early evenings, it’s just buzzing with fun and you’ll never go short of food or shopping. Later at night it can get too crazy for kids. It’s very much a love it or hate it sort of place. My family loves it, it’s an aspect of Thailand you have to experience. Even without the vibrant activity on Khao San Rd, this is a good area to be based for exploring Bangkok.
Rambuttri Village Inn has a rooftop pool, a swanky new extension, an inner courtyard with fish pool and is affordable. We had a room for 2, 1 young child stayed free, but they don’t have rooms for 4. Older families can book 2 rooms. Step out of the door and you’re immediately in throng of food stalls, street vendors and restaurants but because Rambuttri is set back, there is no street noise that I recall.
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Secret Service has a “very good” Agoda 8 and free WiFi. It has 4 bedrooms and good ratings and is on Thanon Thani, the next road over. Around $50
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This small hotel, a few doors up from the Secret Service scores 7.9, again free WiFi. Again around $50 but sleeping arrangements my not be ideal for you, bunks and 3 singles, one child under 12 shares and stays free.
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This place, Shanti Lodge, is our new budget favourite on this side of Bangkok ( and this is the part of Bangkok we’d recommend). It’s a proper, backpacker’s guest house, beautiful, well run, spotlessly clean and with bags of charm. It’s on a quiet street just steps from a river jetty and next to the flower market. Walking to Khao San Rd. takes about 10-15 minutes depending on you. We love it! We had a room for 4 people, 1 double, 1 bunk bed and it was the cheapest place we’d stayed for a long time, under $40. We also took 2 twin rooms, side by side. These were way more ” budget” in feel, shared bathroom, and cost slightly less. The shared bathroom/showers are the cleanest and most pleasant I have ever seen. This is the one we’ll use from now on when we’re passing through.
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This one is a little further away but still in walking distance of Khao San Rd. It gives you breakfast and two double beds. It’s probably too far to walk to the river from here for kids, but a tuk tuk would be easy. It’s a little more expensive at around $60.
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The Old Capital Bike Inn is an absolute gem. The family suite is divine, breakfast is superb and the location is perfect. It is within easy walking distance of Khao San Rd area but in a much more up-market street with good food options. It’s also close enough to walk to the river. If you’re looking for amazing, quirky decor, a touch of luxury and an old Bangkok feel, this is one to try. They also ofter complimentary vintage bike tours of the old town area. The Old Capital Bike Inn have a selection of rooms and suites for honeymooners and families. Breakfast is included. This one costs around $180 /night for a very special family suite. We picked this one for a birthday treat, it exceeded our expectations and Jason, who runs this hotel, is incredibly helpful. A full post on this hotel is here.
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I can’t find anything in the Khao San area with 4 beds and a pool.
$-$$ The Rambuttri Village Inn and Plaza on Rambuttri Rd. Bangkok no 4 bed rooms but has a pool
$-$$ The Secret Service Hotel 2 adults 2 kids
$-$$ The Rang Kha Mhin Home Stay 2 adults 2 kids
$-$$ Sourire at Rattanakosin Island Hotel includes breakfast, 2 double beds
$$ The Old Capital Bike Inn includes breakfast, luxurious family suite
The stunning Chao Phraya River river is abundantly supplied with large 5 star hotels, often with rooftop pools or bars, some of the most prestigeous and best family hotel Bangkok can offer, are here. Family suites and family apartments are common in these family-friendly hotels.
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If you’re looking for a luxurious riverside 5 star at a higher price point, the Lebua at State Tower will give you a stunning 2 bedroom executive suite for under $400. This one is in Silom, near the BTS and overlooking the river. A dream of a hotel!
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If you want to avoid the modern tower blocks, this traditionally Thai, but modern, luxury hotel is for you. Again, it’s right on the river and has any number of pools, restaurants and bars. A 2 bedroom family suite with breakfast comes in at just over $500 at Anantara Riverside . This one has the full “wow!” factor and is arguably the best family hotel in Bangkok.
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Close to the Palace and Wat Pho ( the reclining gold Buddha, my kids’ favourite Wat) is Chinatown.
The Feung Nakorn Balcony will give you a Grand Suite for 4 people with breakfast, at just over $100. This is another place that we really like the look of, it’s design and good food reputation make it one of the properties we will be using during our coming Bangkok trip.
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$$-$$$ Feung Nakorn Balcony a grand suite, includes breakfast
We often stay on this side of Bangkok these days, partly because we like this hostel ( Mile Map Hostel ), partly because we like the atmosphere and reduced tourist numbers, making street dining more of an authentic experience. The BTS and river taxis are nearby. We have a full post on the advantages and disadvantages of staying in Silom in: Where to stay in Bangkok? Try Silom.
Mile Map Hostel has 4 bed family rooms, with shared, immaculately kept, modern showers. There is a kitchen and plenty of areas to sit, relax and enjoy. It’s a nice neighbourhood, plenty of authentic, cheap street food and a magical Hindu temple on the corner. Walk to the river to get water taxis to the big tourist sites or Khao San Rd, they’re dirt cheap and lots of fun. There are good vegetarian food options nearby and lots of coffee shops.
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$-$$ Mile Map Hostel, Silom, Bangkok modern, functional 4 bunk family room, very clean.
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Back to our main travel in Thailand page for more information on Thailand vacations and travel in and to Bangkok. As I said above, we travel to Bangkok often ( over 20 times now) and each time we like to try a new family friendly hotel as well as returning to our tried and tested favourites. We hope you find our information on the best family hotels in Bangkok useful and enjoy your stay in this incredible city.
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not all places are that impressive for tourists but it is a very interesting and diverse place to visit.
One of the best cities to visit in America if you love experiencing the city.
It’s very diverse and rich in history.
One of the most beautiful city in the world.
You can find almost anything you want in the city.
It’s gives the feel of what a true melting pot should be.
New York City has so many things to offer.
It has tall skyscrapers, diversity and anything you want is there.
They have beautiful attractions, theater and museums.
The only thing I really don’t like about NYC is the subways.
They’re dirty and outdated…
Nice city view when you are on top of those tall building like top of the rock and empire state building.
No matter morning or night. Go for the cruise is the best where you can enjoy a great look on all those famous building and liberty statue.
For the best experience, travel as the locals do – on the subways. I have been in New York City before and it was exhausting because I drove into the city.
Finding a parking space is possible but it is very expensive and can be quite hard to find. The last two times, We bought an unlimited metro pass for the week, which includes both the trains and buses. We also rented a car so that we could drive out of the city into the mountains to see the beautiful fall colors. However, it took 1 1/2 hours to get 13 miles because of the massive traffic so the car stayed parked most of the time. The subway made my travels part of the experience, instead of a headache to endure. No trip would be complete without going to Grand Central Station, this renovated building is definately magnificent.
We visited Central Park (over 800 acres) and Prospect Park (Brooklyn – over 400 acres). Both very beautiful and huge parks that give a wide variety of things to do and experiences to enjoy. I loved the horse & carriage ride, the pedicab tour and the time spent just walking through the parks. We enjoyed the waterfront parks and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. We also attended a couple of Broadway shows.
Take the boat to Liberty and Ellis Islands and enjoy learning about the history of the many immigrants to our country. I spent time researching and finding the passage documents for my grandparents and great grandparents who came from Europe.
Take the train out to Coney Island and enjoy the beach, the amusement park and, of course, Nathans original hot dog restaurant.
The shopping was fun and something for all different budgets.
We ate somewhere new each night and had a wonderful variety of food available for every budget. However, the best part was the people. They were so friendly and every time that we even looked like we might not know where we were, there was magically someone there asking if they could help us.
Loved NYC, loved the shopping, the sightseeing, the hustle and bustle of Times Square and to get away from it all go to the peace and tranquility and beauty of Central Park.
New York is full of things to do for almost anyone from anywhere. No matter what you are interested in doing, New York has it.
You will definitely enjoy your stay in New York.
Vibrant city that’s nice to visit, but unless you’re really into running the rat race it’s not a place I’d ever live.
Fun to see most of the New York stereotypes are completely accurate. It’s just like on TV!
Purchase sightseeing package to see different perspectives of NY. Take a bus ride and boat ride to see Manhattan differently.
Must see are Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Top of the ROck, Boat ride, Bus ride.
Take a day trip to Washington DC or Factory Outlet.
I like to see how people dress and be themselves in NYC. I am not a big fan of big cities. Regardless, if you do not plan ahead and just let your instinct take you inside the city.
You might be more surprise. If you do not mind walking, it is the best way to see the charming part of the neighborhoods.
A city that never sleeps seems to really describe the area with broadway and off broadway theaters, restaurants and people enjoying the billboards around.
Best to enjoy during Spring and fall
New York not only has the glass wall skyscrapers but also the classic brick or granite building with renaissance wall decorations.
The skyline is amazing in the evening. The skyscraper with all lights on tells you why here is called the center of the world.
Best city in whole world. Makes sure to spend at least 5-7 days in New York, avoid going on winter times, gets very cold.
Shopping malls in NY really offers discounted prices and good items. There’s a lot more to explore and visit.
Eventough NY is one of the most expensive city in the world, but i love this city so much and definetely will br back again someday
I think New York is a great city for entertainment, food, shopping and museums. I think my city Chicago is prettier and cleaner and not as expensive.
Big city, very crowded, lights never ends. They have everything in there, shopping, sightseeing, culinary, etc.
No matter what your interests are, New York will have something for you. It offers the best of the best on a level that no other city in the world can compete with.
Stay as long as you can, and be sure to get the hell out of Midtown.
Very exciting and full with skyscraper and billboards. Shopping is excellent and Central Park is stunning.
Very nice to visit and sightseeing. Trash is very noticeable and detracts from beauty of the city.
I was told the New Yorkers were cold. I think the opposite was the case. Everyone was very nice and friendly.
But of course it is very fast paced, what else would you expect? You need to keep up with the rhythm of the city to enjoy it.
NYC can only be glimpsed in 4 nights/5 days…you really need to stay up around Times Square if you have limited time.
But with the luxury of weeks, well head to the suburbs – Chelsea, Gramercy and south were the ones we enjoyed most, in the brief time we had there. Next time we’d take an apartment down that way and stay at least 2 weeks…SO much to do, and not all shopping (out of kilter for those from the southern hemisphere anyway).
Not the same like we imagine before, great architecture with a lot of historical building, old city but it is amazing.
NY.. people are very unkind and rude. they don’t like being asked.
they seem to be very busy. lots of beggars on the street.
the streets are littered with all kinds of garbages.
they are something like a symbom of unkindness. I hate “NY”.
some sell “I LOVE NY” like T-shirts, and other stuff at the shops.
I hate NY. dark and gloomy. people are unkind and rude everywhere.
New York is an interesting City. Although very crowded and busy, but for a tourist New York city is a city that must be visited.
The City is complete with a variety of entertaiment criteria.
So many historical places to see. So many shopping centers to choose from and lots of enjoyment to experience.
It was our first time to New York City. We decided to go on the hop on, hop off bus to get a good idea about the city.
We bought the 2-day pass and used it to many times in the 2 days.
There are lots to see and experience in New York. If your visit is only 3-5 nights, then focus on the monuments (Liberty Island tour, Brooklyn Bridge), historical buildings (Empire State, The Rockefeller Center – take the tour and go up to the Top of the Rock observation deck), 9/11 Museum, The Highlands walkway, Times Square.
More than 5 nights will give you more flexibility of watching Broadway, exploring Hell’s Kitchen restaurants, and Woodburry outlet in New Jersey.
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