I love Vegas! It is the perfect vacation destination, no matter your situation. It was fun for me as a child, long before I was legal to party. I thoroughly enjoyed it in my 20’s, when I could fully participate in Sin City shenanigans. If you’ve read my blog then you know how I feel about making any destination kid-friendly, and therefore absolutely love doing Vegas with kids, and Vegas with my young baby. And yes, I even loved Vegas when I was pregnant! I was pregnant in Las Vegas (twice) and it was fabulous.
So, you might be asking “Is it safe to visit Vegas while pregnant?” and “What is there to do while pregnant in Vegas?”
The short answer is YES, IT’S SAFE and I will show you some useful tips on how to have a fabulous time in Vegas while pregnant.
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Is it safe to be pregnant in Vegas?
Let’s just get this out of the way. A lot of people ask this question, but I personally think it is a silly question with a simple answer. Of course it is safe to spend a few days or a week of your pregnancy in Vegas.
Most Vegas casinos do still allow smoking on the floor, BUT there are also non-smoking areas if you are really concerned about this for the limited time you will actually be spending in the casino.
Especially for the larger hotels on the Vegas Strip, these hotels have air filtration systems that do a pretty good job of keeping the air safe to breathe for kids, adults, and pregnant women. While there is room for improvement, most of us are exposed to air pollutants constantly anyways, especially in big cities, so it is not something I personally worry about for a few days in Vegas.
Honestly, you just have to use good judgment and common sense to have a safe visit to Las Vegas. Get adequate sleep and rest (you know your body). Eat well. Stay hydrated. etc.
By the way, if you’re planning a visit, check out our helpful articles on the best family hotels in Las Vegas, and the Top shows for families in Vegas. Also, if you are looking for a beautiful map of hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, we have one of the best ones right HERE.
Now to the fun stuff!
Things to do in Las Vegas pregnant
There are very few activities you will actually be restricted from doing when visiting Las Vegas pregnant, so the whole city is basically at your fingertips…but there are some fun things to do in Vegas pregnant that are perfect, or in some cases even specially tailored, for expecting mothers. If you are pregnant and visiting Vegas with kids, there are plenty of budget-friendly and age appropriate activities as well.
In fact, the lack of your ability to drink and gamble all night will actually force you to enjoy some of the other great attractions in Vegas such as spas, pools, shopping and shows, which can actually be a delightful and refreshing new experience of Vegas.
Las Vegas Hotel Spas
When we go to Las Vegas, we always stay at a big hotel on the Vegas Strip and rarely venture far from the strip (except that one time we drove several stressful miles searching for a grocery store for baby formula!). Here are some hotels to consider on the Vegas Strip with special prenatal pregnancy massages for expecting mothers:
The Mirage Spa
This 50 or 80 minute massage is specially designed for pregnant women in the second or third trimester to help alleviate symptoms of pregnancy including headaches, fatigue, soreness and swelling, which will have a calming effect on mom and baby. Learn more about Mirage at Vegas.com
This 50 or 80 minute massage is similar to the pregnancy massage offered at Mirage (both MGM properties), but the Bellagio Spa is slightly more exquisite and lavish overall. Learn more about Bellagio at Vegas.com
Four Seasons Spa
The Four Seasons is connected to the Mandalay Bay hotel, and is notable for its Forbes Five Star rated Spa, which has a special babymoon massage for expecting mothers in a second or third trimester. If luxury and splendor are important to you, the Four Seasons Spa should be your first choice. Learn more at Vegas.com
Lavish Vegas Pools
Most big hotels on the Vegas strip have at least a decent pool, but there are a few that really step it up a notch and stand out for the amazing resort-style pool experience. Here are my favorite Vegas pools for families:
Mandalay Beach at the Mandalay Bay
The Mandalay Beach Pool is just as the name implies – it is a beach with real sand! This pool sits on a huge 11 acres at the center of Mandalay Bay properties, and is full of palm trees, fountains and waterfalls. My favorite feature is the 3 mph lazy river that circles the enormous pool area. Learn more at Vegas.com
The Mirage Pool at Mirage
The Mirage Pool is my all-time favorite and the prime reason we stay at the Mirage almost every trip to Vegas. The huge winding pool is a true oasis, with cascading waterfalls and lush palm trees and greenery everywhere you might forget you are on the Vegas Strip for a moment. It also has a fun poolside restaurant and Dolphin Bar to take a break from the sun. Learn more at Vegas.com
Garden of the Gods at Caesar’s Palace
The pool at Caesar’s Palace is not my favorite because it is not tropical, but it is very popular and quite beautiful. There are eight different pools set within classic Roman architecture, columns and sculptures. You can also swim-up and play blackjack or grab a cocktail, which is a really nice touch. Learn more at Vegas.com
The Venetian Pool at Venetian
The Venetian is a large rectangular pool with a contemporary design with chic-furnished cabanas, a poolside restaurant, Riva, which is run by Wolfgang Puck. You can even get a poolside massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Guests at Venezia Tower also have access to the exclusive Venetian Garden-style pool. Learn more at Vegas.com
Fun Las Vegas Shows
There are so many great shows to choose from in Vegas, but we always tend to gravitate toward Cirque Du Soleil shows with intense acrobatics, interesting storytelling and heart-pounding music and theatrics. It seems that every major hotel on the strip has their own Cirque-style show, and for good reason. These shows are spectacular and super popular and will give you hours of interesting conversation afterwards.
Beatles LOVE at the Mirage
This is a must for Beatles fans, as it celebrates the legacy of John, Paul, George and Ringo – great music and great fun for all ages. Learn more and check deals at Vegas.com
Zumanity at New York, New York
This is a show a bit on the naughty side, which explores human sensuality and is likely to get your heart pumping. Learn more and check deals at Vegas.com
KA at MGM Grand
This show is all about epic storytelling and includes extreme acrobatics and martial arts with some serious pyrotechnics. Learn more and check deals at Vegas.com
Mystere at Treasure Island
This is the classic and original Vegas Cirque du Soleil show, with acrobatics and insane athleticism with a colorful and inspiring backdrop. Learn more and check deals at Vegas.com
There are lots of places to shop in Vegas, but here we will focus on my favorite hotels on the Vegas strip with major shopping areas.
Le Boulevard at Paris
I love, love, love the French style of the cobblestone streets and boutique shops at Le Boulevard in Paris. There are plenty of great places to eat including places to grab a quick crepe or delightful French treat. This would be my first choice for the romantic atmosphere alone. Learn more at Vegas.com
Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace
The sky is always blue and the weather perfect as you stroll through the Italian streets of the Forum Shops in Caesar’s. There are lots of high-end designer boutique shops, as well as favorites like Victoria’s Secret and H&M. There are tons of restaurants to choose from, including one of our favorites, the Cheesecake Factory, as well as a free show called Fall of Atlantis with fiery pyrotechnics. Learn more at Vegas.com
The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
The Mandalay Bay property is huge, and it stands to reason that they would have a huge shopping area. I am pretty sure you can shop for literally anything at the shoppes at Mandalay Place and it is conveniently located right off the casino floor. There are also lots of cool restaurants and bars, like the Minus5 Ice Lounge where they supply you with a warm jacket and you imbibe from frozen glasses in a room basically made of ice cubes! Learn more at Vegas.com
Grand Canal Shops at Venetian
They key word here is canal. The Grand Canal Shops has a gorgeous canal that winds through the entire sprawling shopping area. You can even take a romantic Gondola ride on the canal. I love Italian food, and you will find some great Italian restaurants here at the Venetian with an awe-inspiring atmosphere. Learn more at Vegas.com
Hot tips for doing Vegas pregnant
- Try to keep healthy and pay attention to your body by staying hydrated and taking naps as needed.
- There is no excuse not to dress absolutely fabulously to get in that distinct Vegas mood.
- Focus downtime on eating well. There are so many great places to try, and you’re eating for two – so live it up!
- Pay a little extra for a top-tier hotel on the Vegas strip with plenty of amenities besides gambling
- Travel with people who are responsible and not annoying drunkies (If you don’t know what I mean, you’re probably good).
- Just have fun! You can do just about anything in Vegas pregnant that you could do if you were not pregnant. Enjoy the finer side of Vegas.
That’s A Wrap!
So how is it being pregnant in Las Vegas overall? Great! I really don’t veer too much from my normal Las Vegas routine. I lounge by the pool, I hang out at bars, I listen to live music, I eat yummy meals, I go to shows, and I even spent a little time gambling. Really, the only thing that changed was that I had to eat TUMS like they are candy. Ha! I did have to rest my swollen feet often and I was more tired than normal, but hey, I was pregnant in Las Vegas! Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to stop doing what you love. Of course, you should check with your doctor before making travel plans and listen to your body. Only you know what you are up for. But if you feeling up to it, get out there and enjoy life, baby-bump and all.
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