New Years Eve In Las Vegas

Without a doubt New York City is the best place in America to ring in the New Year if you’re looking for a large public gathering. With that being said, Las Vegas has recently launched itself into the second best to celebrate New Years Eve. Las Vegas is definitely the #1 place to celebrate New Years Eve in the Pacific time zone.

Whether you’re looking to party in a club with some of the best DJ’s or gather outside and watch fireworks or live music there’s definitely something for you. Along with the awesome party come some things to know about.

FIREWORKS

7 Las Vegas strip casinos will shoot off fireworks for New Years Eve. Gathering is not confined to one area as fireworks will be shot off from MGM Grand on the south end of the strip all the way to the Stratosphere on the north end of the strip.

LAS VEGAS STRIP CLOSING

The chaos of 300,000+ people on the Las Vegas strip for fireworks means that the Las Vegas strip will be closed much of the night on New Years Eve. If you have plans elsewhere get back to your hotel early. Better yet, don’t leave the strip.

DOWNTOWN VEGAS

If confined spaces and live music are more to your liking then you may want to head to downtown Las Vegas. This year’s Downtown Countdown will cost anywhere from $30 to $40 but you get concerts and “fireworks” show on the awesome Fremont Street Experience canopy. This is 21+ only…NO KIDS! (YAY)

Photo – aiBOB

 

Daniel Tosh Breaks Down Batman Beatdown on the Vegas Strip

By the time I saw the clip of the video of a dude beating up Batman on the Las Vegas strip, I was already bored by it.  As soon as anyone saw it someone would pass the video on with some kind of comment.  Some funnier than others.  Last night on Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh broke down the video with some funny commentary.  I know I’m not funny, so I’ll leave the fun to the professional.

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Vegas Strip Traffic Makes Cabs $30 per Hour

Damn, that’s slow drive across the Las Vegas strip in traffic gets billed at $30 per hour!?  I’ve never realized that before.  Thankfully insane cab fees are going to be reviewed next week.

When cabs slow to less than 12 mph, wait time is assessed at $30 an hour, or 20 cents for every 24 seconds the cab is stopped or running at the low speed.

Another major issue being looked at next week are “long hauls” from Mccarran Airport to strip hotels.

Long-hauling occurs when a customer hires a taxi at McCarran International Airport, usually asking to go to a Strip or downtown location, and is taken there by way of the airport connector tunnel.

The Taxicab Authority has regulations prohibiting the practice, but there are exceptions that allow drivers to take their customers the longer, more expensive route.

Cab drivers always get angry when I tell cabs at McCarran to please avoid the tunnel.  Some get upset because they won’t do that and some because they want to make a quick buck.  I hate having to do that, but it’s worth remembering to save a few bucks to buy another drink.  In general cab drivers don’t mess with me when I tell them I’m from New York, but I’m sure I’ve been taken out of my way for no reason.

Hopefully the zoned fare proposal and other ideas are seriously looked at so that the cab drivers can’t take unsuspecting tourists on a ride that costs them way more than it should.

Photo: Flickr: MathTeacherGuy