Things to Love About the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

The Reasons Why You Should Be Staying At Mandalay Bay

What's not to love about the Mandalay Bay Hotel? The place is huge and everything is top notch, but there are some things you can love a little more than the rest.

A few things that should be on your must-do list include a meal at Aureole where the best of the best happens every single night. Cocktails at Libertine Social should not only keep you happy but force you to snack some serious small plates that require plenty of socializing. Walk over to Franklin's Barat Delano for an excellent wine by the glass menu and check out the view from SkyFall at Delano.  You could also have a great burger at Burger Bar, drink an ice-cold vodka cocktail at an ice bar and swim with sharks at Shark Reef.

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    The Mandalay Bay is the complete resort with stylish rooms, ample space to feed your craving for Las Vegas action, and the best entertainment, shopping, and dining. Once you arrive there is very little reason to leave the Mandalay Bay Hotel Las Vegas

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    Sand, surf and plenty to look at. If you love to sit around the pool in Las Vegas, there is no better place to do it than at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The beach area has real sand, the lazy river keeps you cool as you float around the crowds and the cocktail waitresses make sure you are refreshed.

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    The View From Rivea and Skyfall at Delano Las Vegas
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    Technically Rivea is at The Delano Hotel but it is connected to Mandalay Bay and the towers look identical. If you are staying at Mandalay Bat you must at least have drinks at Skyfall lounge even if you do not have a meal at Rivea.

     

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    This Cirque show celebrating the music of Michael Jackson is more than enough to make you want to stay at Mandalay Bay Hotel. This is a Cirque du Soleil show that has your feet tapping and your heart racing. You'll sing along and you'll grit your teeth with anxiety. It is everything you want in a Las Vegas show.

     

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    Boutique Hotel right on the Las Vegas strip with a bar that is a hidden gem and enough personal service to make you question why you would go anywhere else. Yes, it is another hotel at Mandalay Bay but it really is just a younger sister property.

     

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    As long as you don't drop anything into the touch tank you should be fine. Take the kids and stroll around the aquarium and learn a few things before you kill those brain cells at the bar. No kids with you? It's still worth a trip as you find a dark spot near the jellyfish to whisper something kind into someone's ear.

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    Get me some crispy rice and a cocktail and I will be fine at Kumi Japanese Restaurant and Bar. Stick around the bar for a few good cocktails and order some sushi for a snack, this place has everything you need.

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    Mandalay Place at Mandalay Bay

    Shopping? Well, the Art of Shaving gets you looking good, the Nike Golf Store has almost everything you need for the links and Minus 5 will get you that Vodka drink while wearing a parka. Food options include Rira Las Vegas, SLive of Vegas, Hussong's Cantina and Burger Bar.

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    Vodka Martini. Need I say anything else? The perfect room for sitting and having a tasty adult beverage while having important conversations about absolutely nothing. Why waste your time with pretentious lounges when the scene at Red Square is exactly what you should be looking for.
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    House of Blues Las Vegas

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    Right in the lobby of the Mandalay Bay you have the House of Blues and almost every night of the week you have the best in entertainment.