It can be tough to get a good picture of Las Vegas’ New Year’s Eve Fireworks–all those colorful explosions create a lot of smoke–but photographer Michael Asuncion captured some great shots of last year’s fireworks. This year promises to be just as spectacular, with seven hotels lending their rooftops to the famous Fireworks by Grucci team: the MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian, and the Stratosphere.
Over 300,000 people will take over the Las Vegas Strip on December 31 to ring in 2011. While you can certainly enjoy a lot of free entertainment just walking up and down the Strip on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be much warmer inside one of the Strip’s clubs or restaurants. (The average low in December is 34°F.) For a spectacular view of the fireworks, try one of Vegas’ high-rise hot spots: Voodoo at the Rio, Ghostbar at the Palms, or the Stratosphere’s uppermost levels. Tickets vary in price–Voodoo’s begin at $50, while the Stratosphere’s start at $129.
Photos courtesy of Michael Asuncion