I’m so pleased to have as my guest blogger today Eric White, editor of Cheapo Vegas, which is one of the very first Las Vegas websites I discovered as I was planning my early trips to the city. The humorous advice on how to enjoy Vegas frugally warmed the cheap little cockles of my heart and they became an instant favorite for me. In this post, Eric provides tips on how to have a rockin’ solo New Year’s Eve in Vegas.
New Year’s is one of the most exciting times to visit Las Vegas with close friends, but it is also a great time to travel solo and make new ones! Something about the prospect of a new year makes people especially outgoing and this is particularly true in Las Vegas, where people tend to be more genial and interesting in general. Or maybe that’s just the booze…
If your New Year’s Eve is looking lonely for whatever reason, booking a trip to Las Vegas is a surefire way to meet new people and get yourself out of the doldrums of a lonely ball-dropping! New Year’s in Las Vegas offers visitors a ton of options for entertainment and while some are better for couples or groups than solo travelers, there is no shortage of good times for Vegas solos. Without further ado, here are Casino Boy’s picks for spending New Year’s “alone” in Las Vegas:
Zumanity and Brooklyn Bridge NYE Bash at New York New York
A great way to enjoy your night as a Vegas solo on New Year’s is to treat yourself to one of Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas productions like Zumanity at New York New York. Zumanity is a sensual, more adult-themed Cirque production that features skin and acrobatics. It’s an interesting combination on paper but even more so in person!
Get tickets now for the 7:30pm Zumanity NYE show and fork over a little extra cash for a ticket to the Brooklyn Bridge New Year’s Eve bash. Your night will continue after Zumanity at a 4-hour open bar, from 9pm-1am, with live entertainment. (This is the point in the night where you should start mingling.)
Get tickets for both of these Las Vegas New Year’s events starting at $229 by calling 866.606.7111.
Fireworks Celebration at The Cosmopolitan
What would New Year’s be without a good fireworks show? Head to The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Social Club from 9pm-1am on New Year’s Eve for a stunning firework show, complimentary cocktails and live music provided by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Boulevard Pool has the perfect vibe for solo travelers to Las Vegas on NYE who are looking to meet new people and make new friends. Order yourself a cocktail, enjoy the views and don’t hesitate to rub elbows. (Just do it gently, you don’t want to be the guy spilling everyone’s drinks, even if they are free.)
Tickets for The Cosmopolitan Fireworks Celebration can be found at The Cosmopolitan website starting at $125.
Four Course Meal at Red Square in Mandalay Bay
If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, that means you have one more night to completely gorge yourself. Luckily for you, it’s easier than ever to find filling meals during New Year’s in Las Vegas! Casino Boy recommends trying out Red Square at Mandalay Bay. The lounge was recently remodeled and is hosting a four course menu for the New Year that includes Smoked Salmon Pizza and Tuna Tartare. After you’ve finished your meal at Red Square, hang around and enjoy the company of other Vegas solos and not-so-solos for drinks until 2013.
Tickets for the four course meal at Red Square can be booked for $125 a person by calling 702.588.5656.
The Black Keys at the Hard Rock Hotel
Music lovers will find that New Year’s in Las Vegas provides a wide selection of concerts to check out. From Nicki Minaj and Celine Dion at Caesars Palace to the Red Hot Chili Peppers at The Cosmopolitan, fans of any genre will have their day! The Black Keys at the Hard Rock Hotel is Casino Boy’s pick for best Las Vegas New Year’s Eve concert for singles. The Black Keys are a band from Akron, OH that plays bluesy garage rock, ideal tunes for relaxing and vibing with strangers. Ring in 2013 with The Black Keys at The Joint in the Hard Rock for $95+.
Eric White is the editor for Cheapo Vegas, an online authority on Las Vegas featuring Casino Boy and his tips on how to best experience the city as cheaply as possible. Eric doesn’t always travel solo, but when he does it’s to meet new and interesting people on the road! Or to find the best dive bar with the cheapest drinks….