I will be able to scratch an item off of my "bucket list"; and that was to be in Las Vegas on New Years Eve. My sister and I are going to do it this year and have already made reservations at Casino Royale. We chose CR because of the price and location; price = $447 for 4 nights, arriving on Monday the 29th and leaving on Friday the 2nd. I did some checking and we couldn't even come close to this value, compared to the major casinos. Location = what can you say, sandwiched between Harrah's and Venetian, right across the street from Mirage and a short walk to a lot of action. My question, to the people on this board that have experienced NYE in Vegas: where would you all suggest to go for the best viewing of the crowds on the Strip and the fireworks? We don't want to be with the mass of people on the Strip; we would rather be above the crowds and watch it all unfold, or as much as possible.