I recently went on a trip to Las Vegas with family members ranging from 27 to 91.
We were grateful we thought ahead and made dinner reservations for each night of our trip.
Splitting up during the day was the best way for us all to do the things we wanted.
When my grandmother proposed a girls' trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her 91st birthday, I knew I had to go with my mom, three of my aunts, and my cousin.
With a slightly big group, a wide age range from 27 to 91, and different experience levels — it was my first time, but my aunts and mom are pretty much Vegas insiders — we had to put in some effort to pull the trip off.
Here are a few things we learned on our multigenerational trip.
With a big group, it was nice to have things scheduled at the end of the day
There are so many great restaurants in Vegas, with a variety of food that anyone could enjoy.
But with a group of seven, we needed to plan ahead and make reservations. Everything else in the day up until then was more of a choose-your-own-adventure vibe.
One night, we planned to try out the incredible Asian-inspired dishes at Tao, and another night, we opted for Italian-inspired food with a view of the Bellagio fountains at Lago.
I loved trying all the different foods and ending the night with shared desserts.
Las Vegas is a unique and historic place for a reason — there's a lot to see and take in
The city is truly alive at all hours of the day.
We loved standing outside the Bellagio fountains and watching the shows every 15 minutes. The exhibit in the Bellagio Conservatory was another must. On our trip, it was set up as harvest scenes, with beautiful lights, sounds, and fall-themed scents.
We also landed in Las Vegas a few days after the Sphere opened, so we had to see what the hype was about.
I could've spent the whole day just watching the LED lights change from Halloween scenes to the phases of the moon to ads for upcoming movies and TV shows.
Accessibility was a top priority for my family, and Vegas delivered
Las Vegas is largely an accessible and walkable city with clear paths, elevators, and walkways for mobility, which was essential for my family.
The hotel we stayed at provided my grandmother with a walker and a wheelchair at her request. She was able to move around fairly quickly and not miss out on any of the excitement.
It was easiest for us to split up during the days
Because of our group's wide age range, we had to be conscious of how people wanted to plan their days. There was a mix of things on our to-do lists, from spending time at the casinos and relaxing by the hotel pool to going for walks on the Strip.
To make things easier, we broke off into groups based on what people were interested in.
One day, my cousin and I enjoyed visiting MeowWolf's Omega Mart, an interactive art installation that looks like a grocery store. Reading all the humorous labels on the fake groceries, climbing through secret tunnels, and exploring the exhibit was fun for us, but we knew it wasn't for everyone.
Vegas was a great location for our multigenerational trip
No matter your age, there's something to do in Las Vegas, whether it's seeing a show, trying your luck at table games, or taking in the sunshine.
I was fortunate to go on this unconventional girls' trip with my relatives to celebrate my grandmother, and we all found fun and exciting things to do.
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