Las Vegas or Bust! New Year’s in Sin City

Whether you’re sipping champagne at Restaurant Guy Savoy or celebrating a New Year’s ritual at Voodoo Lounge, Las Vegas is never at a loss for trés chic places to pop your cork on New Year’s Eve. If you’ve got a vacation planned, we’ve got some things to show you in Sin City.

About New Year’s in Sin City

Every year, more than 300,000 visitors arrive in the desert town nicknamed Sin City to take part in one of the best and biggest New Year’s parties, rub elbows with celebrities at the nightclubs, view fireworks from rooftops high atop The Strip, and reflect on the passing year.

Sin City is named one of the top 10 destinations in the world for New Year’s Eve, the Strip’s nightclubs are the places to see and be seen. The hottest celebrities always host New Year’s parties in Sin City at clubs like Tao and LAX. Tickets for such events can be pricey (we’re talking in the $200 range to get in, not including drinks) so plan ahead if you’re going to hit the club scene.

Bars on the Strip of Sin City

Las Vegas New Year's Eve

Revelers—celebrities and unknowns alike—fill the bars up and down the Sin City Strip and downtown, and even if you skip the club scene, you won’t be missing out. Rooftop lounges like Voodoo Lounge, on the 50th floor of the Rio, give unrivaled bird’s-eye views of the crowds below and the exploding sky above. One of the best views is actually at Skyfall Lounge, offering 180-degree views of Sin City—a prime location to sip champagne as the sun sets on the desert below.

For a more vintage-Vegas experience this New Year’s, head downtown to Fremont Street. Here, bands play beneath the Viva Vision canopy of lights, and the outdoor mall swells with music, dancing and plenty of adult beverages. Want to check out how local Las Vegans celebrate? Duck into Downtown Cocktail Room (111 Las Vegas Boulevard South), a swanky speakeasy in the middle of downtown—and one of the few bars where there are no video poker or slot machines.

Las Vegas New Year's Eve

When you’re ready to get away from the raucous revelers, head over to Bluegreen Club 36. Located just off Sin City’s Strip on Tropicana Avenue, the resort offers a luxurious retreat from all the action. Because let’s face it—we can’t all party the night away. Ring in your Sin City New Year at Bluegreen Club 36 in Sin City. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a nightcap and reflect on the year that’s passed, while making resolutions for 2016.