One of the first resorts you spot as you drive into Las Vegas from Southern California is M Resort, which sits several miles south of Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Boulevard. It's far removed from the hustle and bustle of the Strip as most people know it, and that's why the M Resort is so popular with return visitors.
A lot of people from Southern California stop here for a weekend away instead of driving all the way to the stereotypical Strip, and a lot of locals seek out M Resort for its spa, pool, gambling and restaurants. The resort's buffet is very popular and often has a long line, and the casino hosts local gaming events. Get a room with a view that looks out over the rest of Las Vegas.