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An Unexpected Local Getaway {Mandalay Bay}

You may or may not be counting down the days, but we’ve got a 3-day weekend coming up!  Needing a break, but not wanting to get too far out of town?  There is a surprising local getaway that doesn’t get nearly enough notice — Mandalay Bay.

…no, I’m not talking about the Mandalay Bay of Las Vegas fame.  And I know what else you’re thinking: Oxnard?? Really??

I was a doubter myself, until Brett and I checked in at The Mandalay Bay Embassy Suites for a quick weekend away.


Talk about a diamond in the rough!  I literally felt like I was at a Hawaiian resort when I walked out into the pool area.  Yah, I even ordered a Blue Hawaiian and a Piña Colada.


Our room had a living room, a separate bedroom, and, wait for it… two bathrooms (totally unnecessary, you say?  You obviously don’t know the key to a happy marriage).   Oh, and we had a balcony that looked out onto this:


I know, right??

I haven’t even gotten to the very, very best part.


From 5 to 7 each evening, there are free appetizers set out in the hotel restaurant dining area, with free cocktails, wine, and beer – all you can eat and drink!

ladyface beer - LocalLove805

Ladies and gents, make sure to call a taxi if you plan on going out that night.  And definitely order the “Surfer’s Punch.”  I triple-dog-dare you.

Don’t forget to bring your bikes – there are tons of trails along the beach, and you can bike to some great restaurants on the waterfront in the harbor.  Don’t have a bike?  Rent one for a nominal fee at the concierge desk.

National Bike to Work Day!


The Embassy Suites: Mandalay Bay is a relaxing, affordable weekend getaway for you 805-ers to head out of town – without having to brave weekend Santa Barbara traffic.  And, let’s be honest. That’s worth it’s weight in gold.

You are so close to The Village at Ventura Harbor, which is a great place to grab drinks and seal-watch ;).

Things we love: Large, updated rooms steps from the beach, and resort grounds that make you feel hours away from home.

BONUS: The free (and strong) happy hour drinks just keep on coming, and the full breakfast comes with a custom omelette station and Starbucks-brewed coffee.


Get out there, already!

xx, Nicole {LL805}

[Embassy Suites, Mandalay Bay is located at 2101 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard]

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