Posted on 09 December 2010.
These days some have taken to spending New Year’s Eve at home to avoid the traffic and the crowds. But New Year’s Eve is not the same if you sit at home alone or with a couple of friends. The idea really is to get out there and enjoy with these very friends and welcome the next year with gusto. To help you in picking a great destination this year, here are the top 10 destinations in the United States that you should consider going to.
1. New York – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
Millions of Americans have watched the famous ball drop from a building in Times Square in New York. But to experience the Waterford Crystal New year’s Eve Ball come down from a flagpole on top of a Times Square Building as you stand among the thousands of people who come to visit each year is a completely different feeling altogether. There are people who start to assemble in the Times Square as early as 3pm to be a part of the celebrations. If you would rather be more comfortable as you watch the ball descend, get a reservation in one of the fine dining restaurants in Times Square that has a view of the proceedings. These are extremely sought after reservations and so you may want to book in advance. The party goes on till after midnight and there are amazing fireworks that you can witness too.
2. Las Vegas – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
For a city that knows how to party every night, the New Year Eve celebrations are a class apart. The place sees the busiest night of the year on the thirty first of December with all restaurants and clubs packed to the brim. So do make your reservations if you do not want to starve. With tequila shots and margaritas flowing, the city offers two prominent options for the party. The Strip is a vehicle free area where you can carry your drinks on the road and enjoy the fireworks as they start about 10 to 15 minutes before midnight. Those looking for a less crazy night may choose America’s Party that is a closed block party and is charged at $20 for non Nevada residents. An electronic firework display with tribute bands awaits all those who decide to go here this New Years.
3. Los Angeles – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
With the diversity that Los Angeles is known for, there is a New Year’s Eve celebration for every budget. Some of the events that you can check out include the annual Giant New Year’s Eve at The Hollywood Palladium. Tickets are for $65 and the VIP passes are priced at much higher at $165. There is also the Gridlock that is being held at the Paramount Pictures Studio Lot. The show with multiple stages and fireworks shall be hosted by Pamela Anderson this year. General admission is for $150 and the VIP passes go for $250. Another interesting event, the Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball is being organized at the Egyptian Theatre. Tickets are available between $25 and $100. A large outdoor New Year’s Eve Countdown Bash is being organized at the Universal City Walk for anyone who wants to come and visit and be a part of the city’s celebrations. Some other options that you can also check out in LA include Together As One at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Chromeo at Club Nokia, Glow Masquerade NYE at the Marriott Marina Del Rey, Giant Hotel 2010 at The Westin Bonaventure and more.
4. New Orleans – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
The fact that you are in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve is celebration enough due to the large number of events that are planned in the city. The atmosphere is just right and the place is abuzz with the Sugar Bowl Teams, students and alumni. The city that rocks every nights, rocks even harder on New Year’s Eve with numerous events that are too many to even list. Celebrations at Jackson Square begin as early as 9pm with local musicians and fireworks. There is also the famous gumbo drop and street parties that you can enjoy. For heralding 2011 on the river the Steamboat Natchez allows for two interesting hours on board. You can also depend on the House of Blues to have a good concert on for the weekend.
5. San Francisco – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
San Francisco and the Bay Area offer a lot on all days of the year and the New Year celebrations are a class apart. Celebrate the eve with a twist this year at the Comedy Countdown New Year’s Eve, a show that includes Sklar Brothers, Shane Mauss and Charlyne Yi among others. The show starts at the Palace of Arts at 9:30pm on New Year’s Eve. If you would rather enjoy the fireworks outside than those inside the hall, walk towards Bay Bridge and you could catch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks with Kayak. There is also an open bar and fireworks at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion starting at 9pm where you can enjoy music till the wee hours of the morning. Some other events that have been planned in San Francisco include Sea of Dreams NYE at the Concourse Center, Sensation Feat. DJ Collette and DJ Heather with Bali at Ruby Skye, Dawn of a New Decade at the Infusion Lounge and Front Row NYE 2010 at Sens.
6. Denver – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
The mile high city has concerts, fireworks and various events to offer this New Year’s Eve. You can choose to start the celebrations slightly earlier for the little ones at the Children’s Museum of Denver. There are five ball drops planned just like the way they do in Times Square and these are planned by the hour between 9am and 4pm. The fireworks at 16th Street Mall promise to be spectacular as you watch among magicians, costumed entertainers, artists and comedians. A quieter and yet mesmerizing option is the concert at the Boettcher Concert Hall by Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Bring in the New Year with polkas, waltz and other classics. Some other options that are recommended include the trendy nightclub Beta that brings the Manufactured Superstars, The Church that has 6 dance rooms and 8 bars open for the night and miniBar at Cherry Creek if you want to avoid downtown.
7. Phoenix – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
Celebrate a country style New Year in Phoenix at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino. This place promises to have live music and other interesting options like building your own slide, grilled wood fire vegetables and more. The Insight Fiesta Bowl Block Party has been named as one of the best places to bring in the New Year. The place is likely to have more than 150,000 people enjoying rallies, fireworks and carnivals. Good New Year’s Eve theatre can be enjoyed at the Celebrity Theatre with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.
8. San Antonio – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
Another favorite destination to celebrate New Year’s Eve, the Alamo City has many parties to offer on the riverside this year too. The Carnaval de San Antonio is free for all. If you can afford to continue the festivities for some more time, then you can also catch the Alamo Bowl that will be held in the city on Jan 2, 2011.
9. Atlanta – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
Atlanta’s largest New Year’s Balloon Drop is planned at Downtown Countdown. This open to public event is likely to have the young and the old enjoying side by side with musical performances from Coolio and Soul Asylum. Check out Atlanta’s very own version of the Times Square ball drop – The Peach Drop. There is a Spiral Entertainment party on Peachtree with open bars, DJ’s, gourmet buffet and much more. The Château Élan New Year’s Eve Parties in the foothills of Georgia promise to be bewitching with the Masquerade New Year’s Party and Carnival celebrations.
10. San Diego – 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2010
San Diego has some large events that San Diegans can enjoy in their own city. In fact these events are so great that they are also an attraction for outsiders. The First Night Escondido 2010 at Grape Day Park, Escondido City Hall and California Center for the Arts, Escondido brings in the New Year with dazzling fireworks and music. Celebrate New Year’s Eve on a Midway Aircraft Carrier and witness the fireworks from the best location. The Yacht Party at North Harbor Drive where you can enjoy the best wines, chocolate fountains, hors’ d’œuvre and much more.
No matter where you celebrate New Year’s this year, Fox Rent A Car wishes you a Happy New Year and a wonderful New Years Eve 2010!
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