This zany miniaturized replica of the NYC skyline works its magic, especially at night. Wrapped around the big-city façade is a Coney Island-style roller coaster, nearby a huge virtual-reality and video game arcade. Cirque du Soleil‘s half-zany, sort-of erotic Zumanity show performs for adults only.
If you lose your shirt in the casino, NYNY offers plenty of watering holes to drown your sorrows at: Nine Fine Irishmen, featuring live Celtic musicians; Pour 24 and Tom’s Urban for craft beers from across North America; the sing-along piano bar at Times Square; and lame, gimmicky Coyote Ugly (kinda like the movie). Find the South Strip’s cheapest eats on the cobblestone streets of NYNY’s Greenwich Village. Near the hotel lobby, Il Fornaio bakery and cafe does decent breakfasts, while the star-spangled America diner is open 24 hours (but the food there ain’t great).
New York-New York stands opposite the MGM Grand, with its monorail station and northbound SDX Express bus stop. Excalibur‘s southbound SDX express bus stop is just south of NYNY, across Tropicana Avenue.