Survival Tips for New Year’s Eve on the Vegas Strip
Spending New Year’s Eve in Vegas is one of those indescribable events, where you have to be there in order to get it. Streets are closed to car traffic, hotels lock down their doors, and hundreds of thousands of people are left out on the street to party the night away. If you want to have a fantastic time, and live to see 2016, follow these basic survival tips:
- Book ahead of time, like as soon as you know that Vegas is your New Year’s destination. Prices are at their peak for the holiday already, and even the not so great hotels and motels are going to get booked beyond capacity long before Christmas
- Don’t bother driving. They really do close of the streets to cars, making it extremely difficult to get off of the strip once the festivities are over. You’re better off relying on taxis, monorails and your own two feet to make your way from one party to the next.
- Nightclubs are open, and are throwing huge parties with big name DJs. Calvin Harris will be at Omnia, Diplo at Surrender, Alesso at XS, J. Cole at Light, and Tiesto will be at Hakkasan. Drais rooftop club at the Cromwell will give you a front row view of the strip fireworks while partying 2015 away. Or if you want a party that’s a little more intimate, toast 2016 overlooking the Bellagio fountains at the classy Hyde Bellagio. Clubs give you what you won’t get outside on the street, a VIP table, elbow rubbing with celebrities, and rounds of drinks right at your fingertips.
- Another way to spend the hours leading up to the big midnight blow up is at a show or concert. A number of stages will be graced by top name musicians on the 31st including Adam Levine and the rest of Maroon 5 at the Mandalay Bay. Planet Hollywood is expecting a visit from the vivacious Britney Spears, and Bruno Mars will be adding his own touch of musical class to the Cosmopolitan.
- The best views of the fireworks are from a few stories up. There’s no ball-drop to commemorate the changing from one year to the next in Vegas, but there is a thunderous roll of fireworks as each strip hotel blasts off their own light show in the sky. If you are really into seeing this perfectly coordinated skyline masterpiece, the best seats in Vegas are as high up as you can get. Parking garages and rooftops afford great views, or splurge on an upper floor hotel room and throw your own party indoors.
- Above all else, have a great time within the laws of the land. The streets of Vegas will be spewing over with partiers, which means the police force is going to be out in full force trying to keep the peace. No one wants to ring in a new year from behind a row of steel bars, so avoid any shenanigans that will put you there.
One New Year’s Eve in Vegas will have you hooked for life. Hundreds of huge parties are taking place all over the world, but no one is throwing one better than Vegas does.