226 NYE, CES and The Monorail

The end of the year in Las Vegas means a lot of people and several really big events. New Year’s Eve will bring 320,000 people in town to celebrate the end of the old year and to welcome in the new year. Then after that, the big “Nerd Fest” shows up. That would be what we normally call The Consumer Electronics Show or as we are suppose to call it; CES2017.

New Year’s Eve in LAs Vegas is often called “America’s Party” and is covered by the networks.  The fireworks will be launched from 7 of the resorts along the Strip.  Plus there will be a ticketed event down at the Fremont Experience.  We will be busy and we will be partying until about 2am on January 1.  Then the cleaning crews hit the streets and by 6am, the Las Vegas Strip is clean and shiny, looking as if  as if nothing really happened the night before.

Once Vegas recovers from that party, we open the floodgates again and welcome in 140,000 attendees and exhibitors for what is Las Vegas’ largest convention.  The big “Global Consumer Electronics Trade Show”  CES!  Anyone involved in designing, manufacturing, selling or promoting anything that has anything to do with consumer electronics, will be in Las Vegas and at this show.  CES  sucks up almost all the hotel rooms, the event centers and any other place that they can hold a conference, presentation or “meet-up”.  It’s here and so are they!



TVT Podcast 226 Jenifer Breed Las Vegas Monorail

Jennifer Breed – Director of Marketing at Las Vegas Monorail


Jennifer Breed – Director of Marketing at Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail first opened in July 2004.  It travels north and south from behind the Las Vegas Strip.  Starting at MGM and making seven stops ending at the SLS. It’s a great way to connect with the other transit options when you need to get from one end of the Strip to the other or to the Las Vegas Convention Station.

Being Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Monorail is not what most people would call a typical monorail system.  It’s an experience and a different way to experience the Vegas Strip.  Listen to the interview and learn what’s new with the Monorail!

Listen to the interview and learn what’s new with the Monorail!

(Vegas Locals can ride the Monorail for $1!)


Jennifer Breed’s Vegas Tourist Tips 

3 Things Every Vegas Tourist Should Do or See

  1. See a Las Vegas Show
  2. Eat at famous restaurant
  3. Experience Vegas Strip under the lights

Hidden Gem(s): Lotus of Siam 

Favorite Show(s): MJ One

Favorite Vegas Movie: Oceans Eleven/ Hangover

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Posted by Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony is The Vegas Tourist! Popular Tourism Ambassador, a frequent contributor to Las Vegas forums as well as travel media and bloggers. Loves to help people discover new things to see, do and experience while visiting Las Vegas and Beyond!

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