Where Are The Fireworks, You Ask?
In what will certainly be the site of one of the largest displays of public affection in the nation, Vegas will be packed come midnight on New Year's Eve. Times Square might draw a denser crowd, but the Strip will be one of the best places to be as we ring in 2013 with seven simultaneous firework displays.
Where are they this year? It's pretty much deja-vu from 2011. They'll be shooting off from the rooftops of the Stratosphere, Treasure Island, the Venetian, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria, and MGM Grand. Setting up shop outside CityCenter on Las Vegas Boulevard should give you views of the displays at Aria, Planet Hollywoood, and MGM Grand. Hang around The Mirage to see fireworks from Treasure Island, the Venetian, and Caesars.
As we mentioned last year, the last place you want to be is at the base of any of these hotels (unless you find a place to lay on your back on the sidewalk -- let us know how that goes). Our advice would be to try to position yourself so you have a view down The Strip, allowing the lights of the casino to complement the displays in the air.
No plans yet? Check out our Ultimate Guide to New Year's Eve for the scoop on what's happening before and after the big show.
[Photo: Las Vegas Sun]