A Little Less Hype For Las Vegas Locals On NYE


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Fireworks explode above the Strip to ring in the new year Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Las Vegas.

It's one day away from one of the most popular nights on the Las Vegas strip.

That’s right – New Year’s Eve. Where 300,000 people gather together in six square miles to ring in the New Year together.

Do you have your tickets yet?

If you’re a local – probably not. You may not even know what you’re doing yet, and might just end up playing it safe and staying home. Many who live in the valley do a New Years Eve night on the strip once or twice – and then stay far, far away for years to come until the urge for a blowout rolls around again. 

We wanted to share some stories about some of the reasons we stay off the strip, and some reveling alternatives.

Here are some of the picks that made the cut:

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And here's some ideas for things to do as the new year begins. 



Scott Roeben, editor,; Heidi Kyser, writer, Desert Companion Magazine; Natalie Cullen, web editor, KNPR's State of Nevada 

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