If you are travelling in Las Vegas and it's your first time, make sure to choose the hotel that is closest to the action! Make sure to check out the location of the hotel that it is very near to the Strip- they call it Strip because it is the main road where all the big hotels are located and where all the actions of Las Vegas!
So, when you choose a hotel, make sure to locate the hotel first. You can either use the Maps & Locations via the MSN.com or use the main website of the hotel.
Las Vegas Strip is very long and the transportation there is very expensive so make sure to reserve a hotel that is close to the Strip. If you chose to rent a car, just bear in mind that parking is also a big problem in Las Vegas. The parking is also expensive and even if you park, you still walk a long ways...Hotels in Las Vegas are huge and their grounds expand to probably three blocks. Just imagine you walking to one to two blocks in a scorching sun!
Most of the super nice hotels are located at the middle of the Strip. Also, don't only rely on the price. Make sure to read reviews of travellers, too. That's a great thing to do...
If you like aquariums then you will enjoy the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are about $16.95 for adults and the price includes entry, a passport (a little book you can keep with pictures of fish and info in) as well as a handheld audio device you borrow during your time in the aquarium which tells you a bit about what you are looking at.
Head up to the bar at Mix in Mandalay Bay's THEhotel before 10:00PM for a fantastic free view of the Strip. It is truly amazing and especially splendid as the sun sets.
I have not seen this but my friends did. I will definitely not miss this on my next visit to the city. This tip is posted as I have seen this luxurious hotel and I believe the information I gave will be of help. Moreover, for more detailed information and online reservation, visit the website I provided below.
The Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino is located near the very southern end of the Strip and for that reason, many people don't bother going all the way out there - they do miss out on a gorgeous hotel, though! If you don't feel like walking, it is always possible to hop on the free skytrain that connects the Mandalay Bay to the Luxor and Excalibur hotels.
One of the main attractions at the Mandalay Bay is the Shark Reef aquarium, but at $16.95 per person we decided to skip it. Instead we spent about an hour walking around the resort - the pool area has been voted the nicest one in Las Vegas and I can understand why: for a while, it feels like you've just discovered a tropical island just off the Strip! There is also some good shopping to be done at Mandalay Place - it's the only place where I was able to find a bookshop on the Strip (The Reading Room, it is rather small but it offers a good book selection). The other purchase I made was at Fat Tuesday, where I got a pretty good mango daiquiri that came in a souvenir mug (you can get refills and yes, drinking on the street is allowed in Las Vegas!). Another interesting feature at the Mandalay Bay is the Las Vegas House of Blues, where you can get a pretty good meal while listening to great live music. Truly worth the detour!
There are so many things to see in Las Vegas. At one point, we just walk around and found out some neat places to take pictures. There is this little garden at the back of Mandalay Bay. There are so many grown palm trees and some little tiny water spouts and fountains. The place is kind of cool to take pictures. The grass is so green and there are so many trees! It is just amazing how the people there maintain the lushness of the area despite the scorching heat in Las Vegas!
Rip offs: The Shark reef – how disappointing. $15 entry fee and it took all of 18 mins to walk through. Mostly a circular glass tube where you can see the same fish over and over and yes over again and if you have every been to an aquarium or snorkeled, there is nothing new. A few small sharks, lots of groupers, parrot fish and other every day ocean fish. The only thing I found interesting was the komoto dragon and large pink jelly fish. Save yourself the money, pick up a flyer and you have seen all the fish they have.
Shark Reef is an aquarium/zoo. The animals are beautiful. The attraction is very informative. You may take a "guide" along with you (in the shape of a radio with prerecorded info to keep you posted on the tour). There is even a spot to pet crabs and sting rays!!! (I have always dreamed of swimming with the rays.... it's the closest that I've gotten.... one day!)
Anyway - while the location was busy. I found this to be more relaxing. Moved at my own pace, took a TON of photos and saw everything that I wanted to see, when I wanted to see it. Take your time and enjoy.
A new unusual wedding venue has just opened at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Get married whilst the sharks and stingrays swim around you. If you can survive that, your marriage will survive anything...and not many people will be able to say they got married in a $40million venue!
The whole wedding package includes....Minister, pianist, wedding album, a bouquet and garter for the bride and a buttonhole for the groom...all for $1175.00 plus tax.
Moorea Beach Club is a separate and secluded pool at Mandalay Bay. Only 21 and older are allowed for entry as the club offers 'European' sunbathing. This pool is a lot smaller than the regular Mandalay Beach, but is a lot more trendly and chic. They have a live DJ which creates a club like atmosphere. In addition to nice, padded lounge chairs they offer large loung canopie beds for shade or privacy.
You don't have to stay at the hotel to enter, it's $10 for women $40 for men.
Mandalay Bay has stepped up its game as the chic and fun place to stay when in Vegas. While other hotels are touting party hardy reputations, Mandalay Bay and its newest install THE Hotel are bringing back a little class to twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings who want to have a great time in Vegas, but don't want to eat greasy tacos like at Pink Taco at Hard Rock. The pool is the perfect example of this. Hard Rock hotel hosts Rehab on Sundays, which is an all day, heavy-partying, very crowded pool party that attracts lots of people. Yopu have to wait in line form 9am to get in and pay $40. Mandalay Bay has a smaller, more tame but more fun adults-only area called Moorea Beach. DJs spin cool house music, and the crowd is older than the punk rock kids of Hard Rock hotel. The pool is topless for those who want to reveal a little more. What is coolest about this pool is that it is a pretty small area, so it's easier to meet people and keeps up with your friends. There is also a good amount of seating, which you will NOT find at Rehab. The music is great and the food is okay, better than most pool fare, but not the best. Guys are usually charged $40 admission. Girls are free. It's worth it for a great day at a chic pool.
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