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If Im thinking of arriving on NYE, whats it like?

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  1. user3657

    user3657 High-Roller

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    Never been on NYE, I know it gets crazy on the strip.

    I'd like to know everyones thought if my arrival is 6pm NYE. I would be staying downtown. Can I still make it downtown? is taking a flight that day going to be a nightmare? And I would I beable to make it somewhere close to the strip after checkin? I know I would have to walk most of the strip though.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Flights that day will not be much different than other days. Cost bill probably be much higher.

    As long as you cabbie avoids the strip, or the adjoining streets (he will), all will be fine. Getting back up near the strip is another story. If you are staying downtown, why not spend the evening there?
     
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    Slotchick High-Roller

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    We arrived New Year's Eve a couple years ago and the airport was busy! It was tough finding our driver for the masses, I was actually quite surprised; albeit, we arrived around 2pm. You should be able to get around if you can find a cab, and not worry about being long hauled as it will be traffic deadlock getting to and from the strip all night. The properties on the strip close their doors to guests around 11pm (so they don't go over max occupancy in their casinos) and you need to show you are staying there to enter if you need in before the fireworks so make sure that you are ready for that too.

    Enjoy!! I would do New Year's in Vegas again in a heartbeat! :)
     
  4. user3657

    user3657 High-Roller

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    Im learning towards hitting a club on the strip :) but how would you get into the hotel nye if they lock the doors early? Do you really need to be inside the hotel at 6pm if you want to check out a club at 9?
     
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    For your flight and at the airport its probably not going to be much more different than a busy day at the airport.

    For getting to Downtown: the closure of The Strip runs from about Mandalay Bay to past Sahara, so at the least the taxi will be able to take the tunnel and go down the freeway, so you will be able to get there.

    At your hotel: I would expect a long and slow check in process.

    For getting back to The Strip: you can still take a taxi, the question might be to what property you can get to thats closest to where you want to go - IE: if you were going to The Venetian they need access to The Strip for taxis so that probably won't work, but then Harrah's has a rear entrance and so you could go there instead. You can also take the bus from Downtown to The Strip as well but check for route maps because the bus runs a different route on NYE (it runs about 1-2 blocks east of the route it normally does)

    Also note that Fremont Street has its own NYE party going on and you need a wristband to get out under the canopy so if you don't have one you might have to use a side/back entrance of your hotel to get out of there and start making your way up to The Strip.

    The Strip closes around 6PM to vehicle traffic but the hotels will still be open at that time. The hotels don't start closing their doors to the general public until 8-9PM.

    If you have tickets to a party or event at the hotel you will be able to show your tickets to security to get in, plus there are usually other ways to get in - at hotels with monorail stations you can show a monorail ticket from the same day to get in, at some casinos they will let you in if you show them a players club card.

    I think the biggest issue you are going to have is trying to line up as general admission to get in to one of the clubs - most of the clubs (as well as bars and restaurants) will be selling tickets for admission and so they may not have any general admission entry and its not like there are a lot of people shelling out to get in to a club and then just hanging out for an hour or two before leaving to go somewhere else - most are going to be paying to get in and staying in until after midnight.

    Also to add: if you want some alcohol for the room to drink before you head out then you need to bring it with you - stores Downtown and on The Strip aren't allowed to sell alcohol on New Years Eve
     
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    The major clubs are going to be booked unless you arrange something in advance. If it's a club in your hotel you may be able to work something out. If you've got the funds, this may be the time to see what a concierge can do.

    Bill
     
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