Top 5 New Year’s Destinations in America

Can’t decide how to spend this New Year’s Eve? Look no further, we have compiled a list of the 5 best cities in America to ring in 2015. Whether it is watching the sunset from the beach or dancing the night away at a rooftop club, you are sure to find  a special way to spend the evening.


1. Los Angeles, California

L.A. Nightclub - Flickr: Bruce Turner
L.A. Nightclub – Flickr: Bruce Turner

Los Angeles is notorious for its lavish club scene. The hotel and nightclub parties in LA seem all the more accessible when it’s barely jacket weather. Take advantage of the warm weather and suit up for one of L.A.’s wild parties like Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball, Gatsby’s House, or the W Hollywood New Year’s Eve.

L.A. does not have much in the way of public transit, so if you decide to go all-out, be sure to have a designated driver. For family-friendly fun, ring in the New Year with Mickey Mouse in Disneyland, or join the (free) party just outside Universal Studios at Universal Citywalk.


2. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas at night - Flickr: woosh2007
Las Vegas at night – Flickr: woosh2007

You can count on having a raucous New Year’s Eve in Sin City. Every casino and club is bustling, and every venue hosts shows featuring A-list entertainers. Watch acts like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Iggy Azalea, and Calvin Harris.

Rooftop bars and clubs boast spectacular views of the Vegas Strip and multiple fireworks shows. Whether you fancy a comedy show or pop concert, gambling or dancing, Vegas has everything you could ever want for a wild and glamorous New Year’s Eve.


3. Honolulu, Hawaii

Sunset in Honolulu - Flickr: Stuart Seeger
Sunset in Honolulu – Flickr: Stuart Seeger

Ring in the New Year in paradise. Honolulu is a relaxing and most romantic city any night of the year, but fireworks over both Waikiki Beach and the Aloha Tower Marketplace make this night extra special. Spend the day relaxing in the sunshine or snorkeling with turtles. At night, enjoy the fireworks on a romantic dinner cruise, attend an outdoor concert, or spend the evening at Kaka’ako Party of the Year with carnival rides, live entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden, and of course, a fireworks show.


4. New York City, New York

New Years in Times Square - Flickr: Anthony Quintano
New Years in Times Square – Flickr: Anthony Quintano

What more classic way to ring in the New Year than standing in Times Square to watch the big ball drop? Be part of the action and watch the ball drop from the street, or enjoy the view from one of the city’s numerous penthouse lounges and clubs. Party with the elite at exclusive nightclubs, or dance the night away at a jazz club or techno party. The Big Apple is the perfect place to dance the night away and celebrate until the early hours of 2015.


5.  New Orleans, Louisiana

Bourbon Street - Flickr:  Quinn Dombrowski
Bourbon Street – Flickr: Quinn Dombrowski

New Orleans is the best place for cocktails, a singles scene, and friendly neighbourhood joints. The city’s warm atmosphere and never-ending good times make it a natural winner for a memorable New Year’s Eve. Celebrate from Jackson Square, the center of all the action, where live music will entertain crowds of party goers as they await the traditional fleur-de-lis drop. Dance at one of the many booming nightclubs in the French Quarter; you won’t have to walk very far down Bourbon Street to find energetic music and open-air courtyards and balconies to get a view of the fireworks.

New Orleans also has Reveillon dinners, specially priced multi-course tasting menus, where you can enjoy authentic gourmet southern food. You can also enjoy live concerts at one of the city’s countless live music venues. Whether you prefer jazz and blues or contemporary DJ sets, you can be sure to have a great New Year’s at any venue.