Las Vegas Blog
In recent years, Las Vegas has become one of the most desired locations on the planet to celebrate New Year’s Eve and this year promises to be no different.
As always, there will be a fireworks extravaganza at midnight unlike any other in the country with seven major hotels on the Strip simultaneously shooting off displays from their roofs.
Although the fireworks up and down the Strip may be free (and quite impressive), it’s the wild parties that everyone comes to Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve for. This year, celebrities are flocking to Vegas in full force for parties, but seeing them up close will cost a pretty penny.
Try a $200 cover charge at the door (gasp) or a $2,000 table (faint) at Pure in Caesars Palace to party with Rihanna! That’s not even to see her perform but simply just to possibly catch a glimpse of her New Year’s toast. If that’s too much, then spend $50 less on cover by hitting up LAX in the Luxor and hanging out with Diddy on New Year’s in Las Vegas.
And of course, there is always Kim Kardashian, who seems to unfortunately be every where these days. She’ll be at Tao in the Venetian on New Year’s. To see her shake her KardASS, it will cost a whopping $210 at the door. At least at Tao you’ll be treated to an open bar from 9pm- 11pm.
Sadly, we still just can’t seem to justify spending that kind of cash in this kind of economy. Not even for Kim. So this year we’ll be headed to the more affordable hot spots.
Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas is holding its’ annual TributePalooza hosted by Las Vegas’ spunky Mayor, Oscar Goodman. Starting at 6pm, 12 fantastic cover bands will pay homage to some of the best music groups in history including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith. At only $20, this huge party on Fremont Street in Vegas sounds a lot more appealing for those of us on a budget.
Another appealing option is Voodoo Lounge at the Rio. While this may no longer be the hippest spot in Las Vegas, it only costs $50 at the door and we’re trying to spend under $100 here folks (not an easy task on New Year’s Eve in Vegas). The coolest part about the Voodoo Lounge is the incredible view from the balcony on the 51st story. Since the Rio is a couple blocks off the Strip, club-goers at Voodoo will enjoy the cheapest and most extraordinary view of the incredible fireworks display in Las Vegas.
But if you’re not pinching pennies like us and are willing to throw down some serious cash, the place to do it this year is at opening night of the $50 million club Marquee in the brand new Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas. Considering it doesn’t open until December 31st, we don’t know a whole lot about it yet other then Jay-Z will be performing and DJ Erick Morrillo will be manning the DJ booth on New Year’s. Plus, it’s always fun to be the first to see the best new Las Vegas clubs. Just make sure you put aside a cool $300 (not including drinks) to get in.
Have a happy holidays and make sure to ring in 2011 with a bang! We’ll see you next year!