Ask anyone, where you should spend New Year’s Ever in America and the answers and suggestions, will include Las Vegas and New York City. It is the two places where the parties are bigger, the parties are more televised, and the countdown is dramatic as the clock ticks to midnight. Although beyond all the glitz and glamour you’ll find in Vegas and New York there are several destinations that could offer you a New Year’s Eve you’ll never forget.
Louisiana – New Orleans
The best party destination for all year-round partying is New Orleans. The locals are super friendly, the weather warm and the bars remain open till late, it is the place where people walk around with their favourite adult beverage, meet new friends and enjoy a climate perfect for all night partying. The New Year’s Eve celebrations take place at Jackson Square in the French Quarter, entertainers and bands keep the party going throughout the night, fireworks across the Mississippi River is part of the final countdown just before midnight and continues as the new year arrives. The party continues afterwards at nightclubs and bars situated on Bourbon Street. If you want to plan something really unique then book with the Creole Queen for a firework cruise or the Natchez steamboat.
California – San Francisco
San Francisco offers numerous New Year’s parties as it is located on the bay, the New Year’s events are as unique as the city itself. The Bay front is where spectacular fireworks offer a show like none other. You can cruise on the Hornblower boat where brunch and dinner are offered as you get to countdown the last hours to midnight on the fireworks cruise. Everywhere else there are several festivities to choose from, you can book at any of the New Year’s Eve balls, go all posh and book a black and white ball or join thousands at the Passport to the World ball, where several DJ’s play, entertainers and live music is played, and the bar remains open all night. If it is a more casual approach to the new year you like, then the Twin Peaks rooftop is what you’ll love, it is one of the highest points, and you still have the option to watch the most remarkable firework show at the Embarcadero.
Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World knows how to throw a party worth attending and the New Year’s Eve Party caters for both adults and children. Decadent dining, dazzling dance parties, toasting to a sparkling new year and mesmerising fireworks are all part of the line-up planned for the 31st of December. Every year Walt Disney World also offers special New Year’s packages that include various hotels. The most popular package option is watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks while dining at the California Grill situated in the Contemporary Disney Resort. Several other events are also worth considering and include tasty treats, a dash of magic like only Disney can, and great music at the Atlantic Dance Hall situated in the Board Walk Disney Resort.