12 Best New Years Eve Celebrations in the US
By Danielle Call @mustangdmv
Looking to get away for New Years Eve but still want to stay close to home? Check out this list of fun and different NYE celebrations throughout the US. From the Peach drop in Atlanta to the Torchlight parade in Alaska, you'll find that there is more to New Years Eve than Times Square!
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Another family friendly New Years Eve destination, Denver offers an early fireworks shows for families and kids that might not make it all the way to midnight! Bonus - once the kids are in bed, parents can head out for a fancy night on the town at one of the New Years Eve galas or find more laid back celebrations.
If you're looking for a family friendly place to spend New Years Eve, why not celebrate in the happiest place on earth? Spend the day at Walt Disney World with rides and characters celebrating on Main Street USA. End the night watching fireworks over Cinderella's Castle!
Forget the ball drop this New Years Eve and bring on the pineapple drop! Spend the holiday in a tropical paradise with beaches and luaus for a warm way to ring in the new year!
- Redwood National and State Parks
Another spot to ring in the new year surrounded by nature, Redwood National forest is awe inspiring in its own right. Celebrate with close family and friends with these trees that have seen hundreds and thousands of years pass by.
- Big Sur
Instead of surrounding yourself with a million people screaming "Happy New Year!" at the stroke of midnight, why not spend it with close family and friends surrounded by nature. Make this beautiful peaceful spot whatever you want it to be for your New Year celebration.
Phoenix has the feel of big city life, with the added advantage of the sprawling desert surrounding it. Take a hike up Camelback Mountain before you explore all of the bars and desert parties that Phoenix has to offer on New Years Eve.
If you're looking for something a little more relaxed for your New Years Eve celebration, check out what Seattle has to offer. Great for the city and nature lover, you can take a boat ride to admire the fireworks or hang out in a chill cafe to ring in the new year.
- Alyeska Resort & Hotel Alyeska
Spend the New Years holiday here, and watch as a parade of skiers and snowboarders descend the mountain carrying flaming torches! What a beautiful way to light up the night sky on New Years Eve!
- San Antonio River Walk
With good food, bars, and music you could spend all day at the San Antonio River walk. With outdoor concerts and art stations for the kids, San Antonio New Years Eve is great for the whole family.
- Woodruff Park
Atlanta is full of bars, clubs, and parties on New Years Eve, but don't forget to head out to Woodruff park before midnight to watch the giant peach drop!
If you're looking for something a little more country and a little less rock n' roll, then Nashville is the place for you! Country music concerts are held around the city all day and night. Bonus- you can find a great BBQ sandwich to snack on before midnight!
- Times Square
No New Years Eve list would be complete without New York City. It's chilly but those that are dedicated enough will spend the day in the iconic Times Square with incredible performances and the Philips Ball drop at midnight.