Celebrate the New Year in cities that never sleep

by Ian Begley

If you fancy rolling into the New Year with style, then Las Vegas is the city for you.
Famous around the globe for its world-class entertainment and casinos, there’s a lot more to this vibrant city than meets the eye.
American Holidays has compiled a list of the most exciting activities and excursions to ensure you have an amazing trip.

Bellagio Fountains
Water shoots 460ft into the air, perfectly choreographed to the tunes of Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly.
The fountains are destined to romance your senses. Take in a complimentary Las Vegas show of water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerise its admirers.

The Mob Museum
Find out all there is to know about America’s most famous criminals, such as Al Capone, and learn about the origins of the FBI at the interactive Mob Museum.
The museum provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories. From the birth of the mob, to today’s headlines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history.

The Grand Canyon
Be wowed by the breathtaking canyon which stretches as far as the eye can see.
Enjoy the scenery of all the rims of the canyon where you can see the Colorado river, lush forests of the Grand Canyon National Park, as well as the high deserts of the West Rim.
The Hoover Dam
This tour offers a unique way to see, learn and appreciate what Hoover Dam is all about. Built in 1931, the excursion offers guided exploration into lesser known parts of the dam.

Cirque du Soleil
Former Olympic gymnasts throw themselves around the stage purely for your entertainment.
Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec-based company recognised all over the world for high-quality, artistic entertainment.
Since its dawn in 1984, it has constantly sought to evoke the imagination, invoke the senses and provoke the emotions of people around the world.

Adventuredome
America’s largest indoor theme park. You’ll be left gasping for breath after the thrilling Canyon Blaster and El Loco rides. The colossal carnival-like atmosphere is more than five acres of thrills, chills and a crazy amount of fun for everyone.

Stratosphere Tower
Enjoy panoramic views of the Las Vegas valley from the Stratosphere Tower which stands at 1,149ft and is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States.
A unique fixture in the Vegas skyline, the tower is one of the most exciting attractions among Las Vegas resorts. With the vast quantity of things to do in Las Vegas, you can spend five nights in the Excalibur Hotel and Casino from €769pp in February.
For those who want two holidays in one, what about spending your four nights in the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas and another three nights in the Hotel Edison in New York this January/February from €835pp?
New York is a place that can be something different to every individual visitor.
If culture and art are your thing then the Museum of Natural History, the Met and the Guggemheim are just three museums in a city stuffed with them. If entertainment is more your bag then take a trip down Broadway or visit Times Square.
There is also the architecture, parks, music and people, the nightlife and daytime hustle and bustle, the subway and a yellow cab ride through skyscraper-created canyons.
For more information on these deals, visit www.americanholidays.com.

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