West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, is absolutely huge. It’s the largest in North America and the fifth largest in the world. At 3.8 million square feet, this mall has everything you might ever need for a trip to the mall: two hotels in case you’re too tired to drive back home after shopping (Fantasy Land Hotel and the West Edmonton Mall Inn), a water park complete with a gigantic wave pool (the world’s largest), the world’s largest indoor amusement park, an ice skating rink, a marine life exhibit and a theme park with roller coasters.
Category: Swimming pools
I went to a wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in the Mexican Riviera a couple of years ago, and one of the most amazing things I did NOT have a chance to do was the Xcaret Eco Water Park. I was so disappointed because the place looks amazing. Xcaret (the pronunciation is “eesh-caret”) is a huge eco-water park about 1 hour south of Cancun and about 15 minutes away from Playa del Carmen. There is so much to see and do there, and there is definitely something for everyone.
by Gudrun Enger, of Kitchen Gadget Girl
Last week I wrote about a hike we took while on the road to Hana, upon a recommendation by Maui Revealed. We also followed their recommendation and explored the fascinating, natural Olivine Pools on Maui’s upper West coast, the best natural swimming pool on Maui.
It’s heating up in Las Vegas. During our last family visit temperatures topped 112+ degrees. Still, Las Vegas provides lots of opportunities for an affordable family vacation. With the slump in business travel, hotel rates are amazing. We spent our spring break in Las Vegas staying in premium hotels on the Strip and in Down Town Las Vegas for less that $100 a night. On our trip last week we scored a full suite at the Las Vegas Desert Rose Resort, a few blocks off the strip, for a similar price.
On a summer visit to Las Vegas, a pool can be a source of hours of family fun. Although this city is not always considered the most family friendly tourist destination, I have found that families can be found frolicking in most Las Vegas hotel pools. Many casinos are now introducing separate pool areas for adults. I think this is a great idea. Hopefully this will segregate the splashing kids from the serious (and perhaps topless) sun bathers. Read More »