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Discovering your Ideal California New Year's Eve Destination

California is famous for its vibrant coastal cities, gorgeous beaches, and snow-wrapped mountains. It’s no wonder that the state is a popular choice when it comes to enjoying a New Year's Eve vacation. From the bustling nightlife of Los Angeles to the Holiday Bowl Balloon Parade of San Diego, California provides plenty of opportunities to make your New Year’s vacation truly special.

New Year's Eve in California: Top Accommodations

House Elk
Jan 3 - Jan 10
-24%
$261
$198 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Elk with Grill + Spectacular Views

4.2
Very good (98 ratings)
Elk, Mendocino County, California
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House McKinleyville
Jan 3 - Jan 10
-32%
$666
$451 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Mckinleyville with Yard, Jacuzzi & Patio + Beach Views

4.4
Very good (194 ratings)
McKinleyville, Humboldt County, California
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Apartment Bodega Bay
Jan 2 - Jan 9
-29%
$317
$226 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Lovely Rental Apartment in Bodega Bay with Free Parking + Gorgeous Views

4.4
Very good (87 ratings)
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California
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Best Cities in California for New Year's Eve

Best Cities in California for New Year's Eve

If you're looking for something spectacular next New Year's Eve, California's towns and cities are the places to head to.

  • 1. San Francisco

    Choose this bustling city as your base to enjoy a dream New Year’s Eve with a coastal twist. Start the New Year by enjoying the bonfire with friends at Ocean Beach or by visiting Market Street to see the annual Embarcadero Fireworks Show over the Ferry Building. Cruise ships like The San Francisco Belle and the Commodore also host fun New Year’s celebrations if you want to party on the water.

  • 2. San Diego

    San Diego is another superb option for a fun and safe New Year's Eve. Party the night away with elegant dining and entertainment on board a luxury yacht. And be sure to catch the Holiday Bowl Balloon Parade, one of the biggest balloon parades in the country, attracting over 100,000 spectators. Alternatively, head over to SeaWorld or Mission Bay to catch the spectacular fireworks extravaganza.

  • 3. Sacramento

    If you are looking for more laid-back California New Year's Eve destinations, Sacramento is the perfect choice for you. Marvel at the Sky Spectacular fireworks display and enjoy various activities leading up to the event. Watch street entertainers, sample local cuisine, listen to great music, and have fun as a family with children’s activities. Also check out the annual gala at Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo, with dance, food, drink, and a balloon drop.

Best Places to Stay for New Year's Eve in California

House San Francisco
Dec 26 - Jan 2
$138 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

House in Outer Sunset

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
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House San Francisco
Dec 26 - Jan 2
$99 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Inner Sunset with Exotic Garden

4.5
Excellent (391 ratings)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
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House San Francisco
Dec 26 - Jan 2
$105 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

House in Civic Center

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
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Best California Destinations for Nightlife on New Year's Eve

Best California Destinations for Nightlife on New Year's Eve

California is easily one of the hottest party destinations on New Year's Eve. Friendly people, a pleasant climate, buzzing nightclubs, and amazing bars across the state make for an ideal ambiance for partygoers.

  • 1. Los Angeles

    Whether you’re looking to enjoy fireworks displays at one of the theme parks, or a happening late-night party at Santa Monica's beach clubs, LA is the ultimate place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Be sure to visit Downtown Los Angeles for a rocking Party at Grand Park including a dazzling 3D light show. Rose Parade is also very popular, with marching bands, flower-covered floats, and equestrian units.

  • 2. Hollywood

    Bring in the New Year like an A-lister, by hitting the upmarket clubs of Hollywood. The annual Cleopatra Ball at the Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard is a local favorite, with renowned DJs, amazing themed rooms, and an incredible light show.

  • 3. Palm Springs

    From special dinner and entertainment packages to hip party spots, you'll find various places to celebrate New Year's Eve in Palm Springs. Enjoy New Year’s Eve's biggest outdoor Party at the Spa Resort Casino featuring great concerts. Alternatively, savor special New Year's Eve dishes at Melvyn's Restaurant including lobster tail, petite filet, and seared scallops.

Recommended Accommodations for New Year's Eve in California

Condo Mission Beach
Jan 3 - Jan 10
$153 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Condo in Mission Beach with Grill

4.9
Outstanding (9 ratings)
Mission Beach, San Diego, California, United States
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House Mission Beach
Jan 3 - Jan 10
-26%
$757
$560 per night
House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Mission Beach with Private Balcony + Spectacular View + Beach Nearby

4.4
Very good (58 ratings)
Mission Beach, San Diego, California, United States
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House Mission Beach
Jan 3 - Jan 10
-35%
$823
$533 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Mission Beach with Patio & Grill

Mission Beach, San Diego, California, United States
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The Best Californian Beach Destinations for New Year's Eve

The Best Californian Beach Destinations for New Year's Eve

Why not make the most of California's pristine beaches, great seafood, and rocking nightlife, as part of an unforgettable New Year's Eve getaway?

  • 1. Long Beach

    This beach city is famous for its annual New Year's Eve fireworks display on the waterfront. Face-painting, balloon artists, and other fun family activities are on hand to keep guests busy in the lead-up to the countdown. You can also indulge in the New Year's Eve menu at Brix, or choose from exciting parties hosted by various beach clubs and lounges.

  • 2. Santa Monica

    What better way to get ready for New Year than by partying by the beach in Santa Monica? Ring in the new year in style with DJs, live bands, champagne, complimentary appetizers, and more at 1212 Santa Monica. Attend the New Year's Eve Burlesque party at Bareburger or celebrate alongside the chic crowd at 31Ten Lounge.

  • 3. Orange County

    Orange County’s hottest New Year's Eve parties can be found at venues like Ten, Envy, and Bosscat Kitchen and Libations in Newport Beach. Features include top DJs, open bars, lip-smacking food, and more.

Top Offers for New Year's Eve in California

House Winnetka
Dec 27 - Jan 3
$273 per night
House ∙ 16 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Winnetka with Private Parking

4.7
Excellent (6 ratings)
Winnetka, Los Angeles, California, United States
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House Porter Ranch
Jan 3 - Jan 10
-20%
$568
$455 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

House in Porter Ranch with Grill, Pool & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California, United States
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House Hollywood Hills
Dec 28 - Jan 4
$555 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

House in Hollywood Hills with Pool, Yard & Jacuzzi

Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Information about California New Year's Eve Destinations

📏 Average home size 184 m²
🥳 Busiest month January
🛏️ Popular home types House rental and Apartment rental
🌡️ Hottest months 97 °F in July and August
❄️ Coldest months 34 °F in January and December
🌧️ Rainiest months March and December

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of vacation rentals can I find for California New Year's Eve Destinations?

We would advice browsing our selection of Apartment rental and House rental for California New Year's Eve Destinations.

California New Year's Eve Destinations: What is the cost per night?

On average, you can get an incredible rental for somewhere between $400 and $654 and find discounts up to 67%!

Can I find a vacation home for a group for California New Year's Eve Destinations?

in California, large groups should look for House rental since they usually fit 8 people.

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