Las Vegas isn’t short on places to party, especially when it comes to ringing in the New Year. You have lots of choices when deciding where to party, where to play and, of course, where to be when the clock strikes midnight.

But, the first decision you’ll have to make is: Should I celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip or off-the-Strip? There’s plenty to do at either place, but as a world-class destination located just off the Las Vegas Strip, we know you won’t be disappointed spending New Year’s Eve at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is known for its energetic party atmosphere. Mixing rock ‘n’ roll with class and sophistication, Hard Rock is Las Vegas’ party playground. And the resort is upping the ante to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017!

With room, dining and drinking specials throughout the resort, we’ve put together our guide to ringing in the New Year like a rock start at the Hard Rock Las Vegas:

Where to Stay
Traffic can be a challenge and partying can get out of our hand, so be smart and make arrangements to stay at the hotel. Rooms on New Year’s Eve are a hot commodity, so book now. The Hard Rock has rooms available with up to 15% off. View their New Year’s Eve weekend room offer.

Where to Park
Parking can be an issue, especially on New Year’s Eve. With the majority of hotels on the Las Vegas Strip now charging anywhere from $7 to $25, depending on time period in parking fees, free parking is hard to come by. Lucky for you for the Hard Rock has free parking. So, while we don’t recommend driving on New Year’s Eve, if it’s a must, at least you’ll keep money in your pocket at the Hard Rock.

Where to Party
Now that you have options for your room and parking, what is there to do when you arrive? Hard Rock has an entire property-wide New Year’s Eve party, meaning you can enjoy live entertainment, dining and drink specials throughout resort all evening long.

On Sunday, partygoers can close out 2017 in true rock star fashion with a New Year’s Eve Celebration with Travis Barker at Vanity Nightclub. Blink 182’s legendary drummer will perform amid a highly anticipated DJ drum set, VIP tables and a champagne toast at midnight.

Where to Eat
If you’re in the mood for a special dinner before partying, there are number of upscale or casual dining options at the Hard Rock.

MB Steak is a luxury steakhouse by brothers David and Michael Morton of Morton’s fame. This place is a sexy and swanky take on a timeless restaurant concept. Its two-story dining room and lounge are stunning and the menu features three kinds of waygu beef: American, Australian and Japanese.

If you’re looking for something a little more lively, Pink Taco, the mega-hip Mexican cantina is known for its trademark, Pink Tacos. And who doesn’t want to ring in the New Year drinking margaritas and eating fresh corn tortillas?

Nobu Las Vegas offers a unique Japanese cuisine experience. World renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine and infused bold South American and Western flavors will certainly captivate your palate.

Fu’ Asian Kitchen
If you’re up for Asian fusion, you will enjoy Fu’ Asian Kitchen’s signature dishes, like Curry Lobster Puffs, Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Spicy Fú Sauce and Sea Bass with Sake-Miso Glaze.

In the Mood for Casual Dining?
Culinary Dropout is good place to have a cocktail, a quick meal, enjoy music, and hang out. And, don’t forget Mr.Lucky’s, the iconic 24-hour restaurant serves down to earth American food, home-style food and service.

A Few Things to Remember

  • Fireworks will erupt from the Stratosphere, Treasure Island, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria and MGM Grand.
  • It will be cold, so if you plan to be on the street, dress warm. This year, the temperatures will get to the mid-30’s.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially if you are around a crowd of people. Check out the exits and always have a cell phone with you at all times in case of an emergency. Make sure its battery is charged.
  • Drink, and play responsibility.
  • And last, but not least, have a fun and safe evening! Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year!