Las Vegas is a great destination for New Years Eve, with a wealth of organised shows and entertainments, and some amazing deals on hotels and casinos. Nights out in Las Vegas are pretty special any night of the year, but as you would expect from this glitzy party city, New Years Eve is something else!
There are so many shows on over the New Years period it is a good idea to go to one of the show guide websites such as www.VegasView.com, so that you can scan through all the choices and make reservations on the ones you are interested in to avoid disappointment. Some shows tipped to be sold out quickly this year include the Cirque du Soleil “O” show at the famous Bellagio Hotel, and the Mama Mia show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Also there is also a rumour going around that Britney Spears might be doing some special Las Vegas come back shows around this New Years time.
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Albuquerque is a surprising city lying in the desert of New Mexico. Its story started in 1705, when a few Spaniards, lead by the Duke of Albuquerque, grounded a little village on the banks of Rio Grande. In 1900 Albuquerque was one of the fastest growing cities in America, and still holds on! The city proudly counts 900 000 inhabitants, enjoying a warm, but pleasant weather. The people there are mostly very friendly, welcoming the guests.
Downtown Albuquerque in the New Town looks very modern
First of all, visit the city and get familiar with it. It is very nice, unsophisticated and casual. With trousers and sandals you are already one of the locals. Visit Old Town and New Town, and the best way to do it is by bike. Take a break on Rio Grande banks at Tingley beach and after that a portion of culture at KiMo Theatre, a renowned landmark. Make a pedestrian trip up to Sandia Peak, where you can even ski in the winter, despite the huge surprise you will experience. Although, you can even skate in the middle of summer in Albuquerque, at the heart of desert ( The Outpost Ice Arena has four skate rinks under the same roof).
If you are thinking of a place to visit this fall, Albuquerque in New Mexico is a must. Fall means brilliant colors springing on the ground and in the skies of Albuquerque. A must see and a must do on the first week through the second week of October each year is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Why is it creating a buzz
The International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque attracts crowds of approximate 100,000 each year. So getting in the park early is the best option. They usually open the gates of 78-acre Baloon Fiesta Park for the crowd at around 4:30 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon. Adults are charged $6 while children twelve and below can get in for free.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away and Christmas just around the corner, maybe now’s the time to start planning that epic new years trip to Las Vegas. If you’ve never been, the new years’ celebration is truly a spectacle – massive fireworks displays exploding from the hotel roof tops, hoards of drunken people invading the strip, and one of the greatest NYE celebrations in America. Vegas’ annual celebration of the new year attracts over 300,000 people every year, which means there’s plenty of options for having a great time if you don’t want to brave it out on the strip.
First tip: book NOW. With over 300,000 invading the city, the best hotel rooms are sure to book up fast. Check the usual suspects to try to find the lowest price, but remember it’s NYE – ‘cheap’ now might be ‘expensive’ next week, with most hotel rooms in the $200 – $00 range. The later you wait, the higher it’s going to go. However, staying far away from the strip might not be the best idea depending on your game plan.
October marks the start of this year’s annual Virginian Wine month, as wine lovers the country over make the trip to taste some of the East Coast’s and also Americas finest wines. This year, more than 150 wineries look set to take part, and one thing we are pretty sure of is that you won’t be getting round them all in one day!
The global wine growing community holds the state of Virginia in high regard for its wide variety of grapes such as Chardonnay to cabinet Sauvignon. Virginia has produced wine for over 200 years and with all varieties available, Virginian vineyards have won a number of accolades and awards from various international festivals.
Virginia wine month is not just an excuse to attend a wine tasting event, but an opportunity to see this state at its prime just as autumn sets in. With many other celebrations happening at the same time, you can both enjoy some of the best wines in America, as well as have a great time during your vacation.
This year’s annual wine month starts in October and one of the best ways to experience things is to follow the highly popular ‘Virginia Wine Trail’. Many of these are well marked and at the same time as taking you to over 130 wineries, you will get to see a number of historic towns and attractions. What better way to explore Virginia?
If you are over 18 or 21 there are tons of great New Years Eve events to take part in while visiting Sin City. There will be plenty of shows, after parties, and hotel roof top bashes going on to keep you entertained for hours and hours! There are more than enough attractions and events being hosted, and you can try to see a few or just spend your time at one. Remember that Vegas is often referred to as the Times Square of the west, so be sure to prepare ahead! Here is a list of the top 5 attractions you can take part in on NYE.
1. The main strip party of the year will be held like always. You can expect a wonderful mixture of live music, people drinking and living it up, as well as plenty of fireworks and general joy. Forget about the recession and all of your worries in Las Vegas on NYE! It isn’t recommended that children attend, but they are permitted. With all of the people around its best to leave the kids at home.
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No doubt if you have done any research on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua you have heard something about the Maypole festival. Often called “deh carnival” by the locals, the Maypole festival is a hybrid festival that traces its roots back to both the English May Day rites and the indigenous worship of Mayaya, the goddess of fertility. This clash of rituals has given birth to the sexiest celebration outside of Rio.
What to expect
During the month most of the neighborhoods take turns hosting their own smaller, more intimate festivals. They never seem to be planned very far in advance, you just have to ask people on the street where the party is that week. Old Bank, Cottontree, Beholden, Loma Fresca, Fatima and Santa Rosa all host, and all have their own twist but usually involve either live music or domino tournaments, bowling or basketball games, loads of excellent coastal food and, of course, the May Pole tree covered in bows and ribbons. Stick around late to watch the rum to kick in the locals get crazy dancing and laughing.
You never thought Richard Branson would be likened to Captain Kirk from Star Trek but yes, it’s very possible that the Virgin boss will now enter an entirely new frontier in space with his new VSS Enterprise.
The news did not come as a surprise to most people, because it’s been said that whatever Sir Richard has set his mind to do, will be done. The unveiling culminated in a glamorous event where celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Brightman saw it fit to graze the party at the Mojave Air and Space Port with their presence. This marks the beginning of Virgin Galactic, and we will soon see a slew of space tourists being blasted out to orbit for a mere fee of $200,000. The final fare and inaugural launch date has yet to be set but it’s beens said that there are already 300 eager space tourists, including pop superstar Justin Timberlake and scientist extraordinaire Stephen Hawking. The fee includes thorough training before space tourists can appreciate viewing the Earth from orbit. At this very moment, the first spaceport is being constructed in New Mexico.