What are the best things to do near Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas?

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Once you check into your luxurious room at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, you may never want to leave. And who would blame you? From the spacious, stylish rooms to a Sky Lobby and two-level Spa, there’s mush to hold your attention in the hotel. But there’s plenty of excitement in Las Vegas, so break yourself away from the property and explore the city. Here are the best things to do near Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas:
 
1. Take to The Strip. There’s a reason Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is located on The Strip, the quintessential stretch of shows, lights and casinos that have made Las Vegas famous. When you picture nightlife in Las Vegas, you’re thinking of The Strip with its dancing fountain water and light shows and casinos at every turn.

2. Immerse yourself in art. CityCenter, the complex that houses Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, has chosen to showcase magnificent works of public art for their unrivaled Fine Art Collection. You’ll find sculptures, paintings and installations by 20th and 21st century artists like Maya Lin and Jenny Holzer throughout the property.

3. See a Cirque du Soleil show. If you’ve never seen a Cirque du Soleil show, you’re in for a dazzling spectacle of color, sounds and talent that eclipses the traditional circus. Cirque's newest show, Zarkana, is running at nearby ARIA Resort & Casino; arrange tickets through the concierge. The show is full of mind-blowing acrobatics and original musical numbers — a truly larger-than-life, only-in-Vegas type of experience.

4. Go on a shopping spree. Crystals at CityCenter has a spunky architecture signaling that this shopping mall isn’t your average collection of chain stores. High-end retailers like Gucci and Prada are the mainstay of this CityCenter destination, so be sure to come and browse if you need a new look for a night on the town.

5. Enjoy fine dining at ARIA. World-class dining experiences are right around the corner from Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas if you choose to explore off the property. Meaty fare with a French flair awaits at Jean-Georges Steakhouse, while Julian Serrano offers new interpretations of Spanish cuisine at his eponymous restaurant. Venture a little bit further and dine with world-renowned French chef Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand or enjoy Charlie Palmer’s inventive American fare and stunning wine list at Aureole at Mandalay Bay.

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