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New Year's Eve in Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by blue227, Oct 14, 2015.

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  1. blue227

    blue227 Tourist

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    My wife and I are going to be spending NYE in Vegas this year and wanted to know where is the best place to view the fireworks display on the Strip. We’re going to be staying at the Wynn where my host recommended a street view from in front of the Wynn but I wasn’t sure if that comment was made in order to keep us from straying to another casino.

    My host also mentioned that my hotel room might be a good place to view the fireworks. If so, what type of view should I request when I check-in? Mid Strip?
     
  2. sybgal

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    We did our one & only NYE last year....lol. The area by the Wynn may be less congested than mid-strip. It was shoulder to shoulder people from Harrah's to PH .....people were getting knocked down & walked on by Paris. Not fun at all. They close the strip pretty early....seems like 4 or 5pm till after they can get everyone cleared out. Fireworks were on top of many casino buildings so you could look in many directions to see well. Remember...if you venture out....you can't get into some casinos without a room key for that hotel. (at least till after 12:30 or so) Good luck!
     
  3. Auggie

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    Being out front of The Wynn you might not have the best view to see everything, but it might be a good place to watch the fireworks because it won't be packed shoulder-to-shoulder with people like the rest of The Strip will be and give you a few options on what to do before and after the fireworks.

    The important thing is that New Years Eve isn't like any other night of the year in Las Vegas: most hotels close their parking lots a little after noon, The Strip closes to traffic in the afternoon and then around 8PM the casinos start closing their doors to the public (in most cases they only let hotel guests in).

    If you are at one of the mid-strip casinos and want to be on The Strip to see the fireworks then you should start working you way out from the casino to the street around 10:45-11PM: it is so packed with people and the mob moves so slowly that it can easily take that long to work your way through the crowd to a decent spot, plus the sidewalks are blocked off from the actual street so you have to work your way from the casino to the sidewalk, then down the sidewalk to one of the choke points to get actually out on to the street.

    For most people being out front of Bellagio/Caesars Palace is one of the better places to watch the fireworks on The Strip - that'll give you a view both up and down The Strip, plus the fireworks that are coming from center strip, but it is the most packed with people.
     
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    The Strip on New Years is over rated. Stay in Wynn area and it might be better. Last time I went to Vegas for NY on strip the area by PH was dangerous and crowded and very unpleasant. So crowded it was like a riot waiting to happen. So crowded that movement was impossible at times. Some fights, creeps feeling up girls in the crowd etc. I literally heard a girl beside us say some creep was grabbing her ass in the crowd behind her but she couldn't turn around or even stop it because we were so packed in. Never again. Last two years I spent NY downtown. Much better time. Prior to that I had been on strip for several years.

    I did note it was less crowded near NYNY/Monte Carlo but the nonsense began near Cosmo/PH.
     
  5. natedog666

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    Going to try and do the Cosmo this year as Bruno Mars is back again. Saw him at Wynn last year for NYE, I assume the fireworks would be pretty cool on one of those Cosmo balconies? Anybody been?
     
  6. Junkyard Hog

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    We will be there for New Years at the Wynn.

    We were planning on doing a club at Wynncore (we knew Bruno Mars was there last year) but the only thing I've seen from 2 of the clubs is they have DJ's booked.

    Anybody heard anything else on Wynn options for New Years?
     
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    Mid-Strip in the landscaped area in front of the Mirage is good placement for viewing. That's where the Strip bends - and if you're in that bend you can see both directions up and down The Strip with fewer buildings in the way.

    Me - I watch it from my balcony and stay off the street. It really is a good vibe to see that many happy people celebrating. But, wifey and I have done The Strip street thing (and Downtown thing) before and don't feel the need to re-do it. It's awesome but just so many people.

    Bill
     
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