My family and I traveled to the city of North Las Vegas last April, and we had a vacation of a lifetime. We knew little about the area, so we basically started from scratch using the Internet as a resource to find a place to stay and things to do. North Las Vegas is full of helpful and friendly people, and the area is quite community oriented considering its closeness to the Strip. By the way, the weather was divine - a typical 75 degree North Las Vegas day.
We decided to stay at The Vegas Chalet Motel, which is located on the Boulevard, just a short drive from the Strip. We were within walking distance to some great restaurants and the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. The Outlets were fabulous, and I found some great clothes for me, my husband and two kids. We had a rental car, but public transportation is easily accessible and everywhere. The hotel was very clean, accommodating and friendly. Our room was spacious with a lovely bathroom and two double beds. A continental breakfast was served in the morning that was free and very satisfying.
Our favorite North Las Vegas restaurant was Famous Dave's On East Craig Road. It was the best, and we all enjoyed mouthwatering barbecued ribs. The staff was fantastic and kept the kids entertained with coloring books and crayons. Our kids also really loved our visit to The Planetarium, which was smaller than I expected, but it certainly kept the kids happy enough to want to go back the next day.
We found a sitter through the hotel one night and had a night on the town! We really enjoyed a show at the Luxor Hotel & Casino featuring Criss Angel, who mystified the entire audience. We also spent some time in the casino after the show and actually won some money. It helped pay for our fantastic North Las Vegas vacation. A vacation that I will surely do again.