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Las Vegas, commonly referred to as Sin City, has a reputation for being a playground for adults who are looking for a wild time, but if you are pregnant, you probably do not want to spend your Vegas vacation partying in the clubs and gambling in the smoky casinos. Luckily for any pregnant Vegas-goers, there are a plethora of activities you can fill your day with that are both fun and safe for you and your baby.
Las Vegas is quickly becoming renowned as a premier culinary destination, and since you are eating for two, your trip to Vegas is the perfect time to partake in the delicious food this city has to offer. Las Vegas is traditionally known for its famous all-you-can-eat buffets, but there are also options for a more refined palate as well. Internationally known chefs, such as Tom Colicchio of “Top Chef” fame, have begun to open restaurants in this popular travel destination.
Melt away your tension and mommy-to-be stress by pampering yourself at a luxurious spa day. Treat yourself to a relaxing aromatherapy session, foot massage, pedicure or new cut and color for your hair. Most major hotels in Las Vegas have in-house spas, such as the Spa Mandalay, which, according to the hotel's website, is an ornate 30,000-square-foot spa in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, but you can also visit one of the numerous independent spas in this desert city.
Spend some of that money you are saving by not gambling and treat yourself to a fun shopping day. Whether you are looking for a souvenir of your trip or a new pair of designer shades for when you sit out by the hotel pool, this shopping destination will certainly not disappoint. Most of the major hotels have luxury shopping arcades located within the hotel grounds, so you will not have to travel far to fulfill your shopping needs. Popular shopping destinations include the Via Bellagio at the Bellagio Hotel, Mandalay Place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel or Le Boulevard at Paris Las Vegas, where according to Vegas.com, you will feel like you are strolling along the Parisian streets while you shop.
Enjoy your evenings in true Las Vegas style by attending one of the numerous shows that take place each night in this entertainment capital. No matter what you like, there is sure to be something for everyone in Las Vegas. If you are in the mood for something exciting, try a showing of Cirque de Soleil and watch the amazing costumes and acrobatics in action. Sing the night away at a musical like "Phantom of the Opera", "The Lion King" or "Jersey Boys." Vegas is also a great place for a concert, and you have the opportunity to see some of the greats live, such as Cher, Elton John and Celine Dion. According to Destination 360, a travel website, tickets to these events can range from free (for smaller acts in lounges) to upwards of $1,000 for the big-ticket shows that sell out easily. Plan ahead and look for ticket deals to help save a few bucks.
Enjoy a rousing game of roulette or hand of poker by gambling at a smoke-free room or area in one of the many casinos in Las Vegas. According to Vegas.com, several of the large hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, including the Bellagio, Mirage, Ceasars and Golden Nugget, have non-smoking areas where you can experience the excitement of the casinos without the worries of second-hand smoke.
A West Coast transplant currently living in Washington D.C., Rhiana Quick has always had a passion for writing and started her freelance career in 2010. Quick earned her bachelor's degree in political science and French from Boise State University and is currently working at a nonprofit organization.