For some people, New Year’s Eve is a time for family bonding, while watching the worldwide celebrations on TV from the comfort of their warm homes with a glass of champagne in one hand, and a fork to eat their midnight snack of Christmas leftovers in the other. Many people also view this time of the year as a time of self-preservation and coming up with resolutions in order to take the negatives of the past twelve months and find ways to turn them into positives for the following twelve months. For those who seek to continue living in sin, there is no place in this world better to ring in the New Year than by heading to the city of sin itself: Las Vegas. Here are some of the best things to do in Vegas on the eve of 2016:
1. Afternoon Culinary Adventures
When someone goes to Las Vegas to celebrate the New Year, it is extremely important to make sure that you are doing so with a stomach full of delicious food! This tour has no age restrictions which is great if you are not of age, yet still find yourself in sin city. Equipped with professional guides, food tastings at restaurants that will be serving samples of their signature dishes, plus appetizers and desserts, this tour is a great way to pregame your night out on the town.
2. Champagne Night Strip Tour
Vegas may be known for its wild party scene, but this crazy city is also rich with history and chock-full of entertaining (and famous) viewpoints. This awesome tour begins with champagne at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, goes around the city and down The Strip, and ends at the Bellagio Hotel with its awe-inspiring water show and stunningly beautiful botanical gardens.
3. Hard Rock Café
What could be better than dinner and a party? Covered from bottom to top and side to side with legendary rock n’roll paraphernalia, fantastic live music, and an unobstructed view of The Strip’s New Years’ fireworks show, The Hard Rock Café is three floors of absolute madness. With out of this world food, a special champagne toast at the stroke of midnight, and New Year’s party favors to boot, this is the place to go for a lively atmosphere for an incredibly unique New Years’ experience.
4. Palace Station
99 cent margaritas. ‘Nuff said.
Voted the number one nightclub in Las Vegas several years in a row, XS is a huge space with both indoor and outdoor options, boasts a massive rotating chandelier, and the design is said to be influenced by the curves of the human body. This gorgeous, sexy club will be hosting the one and only Alesso as its special New Year’s DJ and is the only club that has a free guest list for ladies.
6. PBR Rock Bar
PBR prides itself on taking the phrase, “a little bit country, a little bit rock n’roll” to a whole new level. Affiliated with the Professional Bull Riders, this bar offers a menu full of comfort food and an open patio with a perfect view of the fireworks show. Tickets for New Year’s Eve include a complementary glass of champagne once 2016 hits as well as an open bar until midnight, which will surely give even the most timid of party-goers the liquid courage needed to ride the mechanical bull standing in the center of the bar.
7. Vegas Balloon Rides
If you’ve managed to dance the night away, are still awake by 7:00 a.m., and are looking for a memorable way to end the night/start the morning while simultaneously putting off your inevitable hangover, a trip in a hot air balloon accompanied by a champagne toast has your name written all over it. The meeting place is just off The Strip, which is all too convenient for those of you just leaving the clubs.
Regardless of where in the world you are, of where you celebrate, or of how you celebrate, have a happy and safe New Year!