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Glitzy New Year’s Eve getaways

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Over-the-top NYE destinations

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Don’t stay home with a bottle of bubbly watching the Times Square action on TV – live it up! Here are six over-the-top New Year’s Eve travel getaways to celebrate the New Year 2011. Cheers!

Over-the-top NYE destinations

1Dance until dawn in Atlantic City

The party doesn't stop at the Borgata. The upscale hotel has three distinct venues with live DJs and live music, so pick your hotspot – mur.mur, Mixx or Gypsy Bar. Feeling lucky? The casino-style hotel features 161,000 square feet of casino floor space, which boasts 200 table games, 85 table poker rooms and 4,100 slot machines. The luxe property also boasts six fine-dining restaurants (by renowned chefs Wolfgang Puck, Michael Mina and Bobby Flay), a 54,000-square-foot spa, indoor pool and gardens. Italian-style rooms, replete with plush mattresses and 300 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, starting at $699 per night for New Year's Eve.

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