By Advocate Contributors

Originally published on Advocate.com February 10 2010 11:00 AM ET

Adult swim
After its successful debut at Luxor this summer, the Sunkissed LGBT pool party will return on Sundays in May (hotel TBD). For a longer sunning season, seven days a
week, check into Mandalay Bay. The low-slung lounges and crimson cabanas of its adults-only pool, Moorea Beach Club, form the ideal chill zone. SunkissedLV.com; MandalayBay.com

Serendipity 3
Dance music bounces off the striped walls all day at Serendipity 3, the legendary New York dessert emporium reimagined Strip-side in 2009 for grown-up tastes. Hit the backlit bar for a Sin City FroHo (a liqueur-spiked frozen hot chocolate) or a cotton candy martini. CaesarsPalace.com

The Bathhouse at THEhotel

THEhotel’s 14,000-square-foot spa, a low-lit, slate-walled den of Zen, helped its parent property earn the moniker Mandalay Gay. Don’t miss the signature Scents of You massage, incorporating custom-blended oils based on your responses to a personality quiz. Treatments are available to nonguests by reservation. MandalayBay.com