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New Year's Eve in New York: Top Destinations

What Does New York Offer For a New Year's Eve Vacation?

The Empire State possesses an ideal combination of lights, glitz, and glamor in New York City, juxtaposed with lovely nature and a more laidback pace in the upstate area. You can easily ring in the New York with a crowd in Manhattan or do so at one of America's natural wonders, like Niagara Falls.

New Year's Eve in New York: Top Accommodations

Apartment Financial District
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Financial District, Manhattan, New York
from $338
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Apartment NoMad
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
NoMad, Manhattan, New York
from $460
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Apartment Financial District
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Financial District, Manhattan, New York
from $341
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Apartment Financial District
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Financial District, Manhattan, New York
from $340
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Apartment Financial District
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Financial District, Manhattan, New York
from $449
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Apartment Theater District
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Theater District, Manhattan, New York
from $1,212
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Apartment West Village
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Village, Greenwich Village, New York
from $520
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Apartment Financial District
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Financial District, Manhattan, New York
from $340
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Apartment Park Slope
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York
from $262
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Best Places for Couples to Spend New Year's Eve in New York

Traveling as a couple, New York New Year's Eve destinations can be either breathtakingly romantic or party central, depending on your relationship style. Wrap up warm against the December chill to watch fireworks explode over the city skyline, or check into a luxury hotel to celebrate with a bottle of champagne and your loved one.

  • 1. New York City

    Crowds descend on New York's Times Square, but if you'd rather not join the throng and wait for the ball to drop, check out VIP hotel packages which include dinner, dancing, champagne, and a viewing platform.

  • 2. Niagara Falls

    Every year, there's a huge party on the Canadian side of the Falls at Queen Victoria Park, with live music, food stalls, and a great view of the fireworks over the Niagara River. Hotels on either side of the border offer special New Year's packages, so why not spend a few days in the area, and make a trip of it?

  • 3. Buffalo

    This upstate city adjacent to the Falls offers its own New Year's Eve event, the Buffalo Ball Drop. Take in the spectacular show including lasers, live music, and of course, fireworks choreographed to popular music.

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

Apartment Murray Hill
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Murray Hill, Manhattan, New York
from $340
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5.0
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Apartment Theater District
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Theater District, Manhattan, New York
from $829
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4.9
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Apartment Financial District
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Financial District, Manhattan, New York
from $626
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5.0
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Best Places for Families to Spend New Year's Eve in New York

If you're ringing in the new year with the kids, you need options that are all about great fun for all ages. Luckily, the state offers a range of events suitable for everyone in your family.

  • 1. New York City

    One of the best family events in the city is at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, where a ball drop is held at child-friendly midday, rather than midnight. Coney Island's boardwalk party is also a city classic, with traditional fairground rides, live music, and fireworks at midnight.

  • 2. Niagara Falls

    Let the kids call the shots with a trip to Hershey's Chocolate World or Fallsview Waterpark, where there are three acres of indoor watery fun for kids – and adults – of all ages.

  • 3. Orange County

    Families who want a relaxed, cozy New Year's Eve in New York will find everything they're looking for in Orange County, located in the lovely Hudson Valley. One of the best parties in the area is at the Castle Fun Center, where the fun kicks off early and ends at 9pm, allowing parents to get the kids tucked into bed before the real celebrations start.

Recommended Accommodations for New Year's Eve in New York

Apartment West Village
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
West Village, Greenwich Village, New York
from $881
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Apartment Financial District
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Financial District, Manhattan, New York
from $445
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5.0
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Apartment Bedford-Stuyvesant
Apartment ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
from $290
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Most Exclusive Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in New York

It can be hard to escape the crowds on New Year's, but if you know where to look, it's possible to get away from it all and enjoy a high quality, exclusive break with friends or your partner. Choose between a luxury five star hotel in the heart of the city, or a country resort offering a gourmet meal and dancing until dawn.

  • 1. New York City

    One great New York City experience on December 31st is the rooftop bar at the Public Hotel. Enjoy the views from the warmth of the indoors, with ample food and drink and champagne to toast the New Year at midnight. In general, hotel rooftop parties are an exclusive and glamorous, if pricey, way to celebrate the holiday — be sure to book in advance.

  • 2. Niagara Falls

    The best views in Niagara are undoubtedly from the Skylon Tower, so reserve a table for a dinner to remember. As the restaurant slowly revolves, you can enjoy the ever-changing view in absolute comfort.

  • 3. Saratoga Springs

    This tony upstate town does posh well. Plan a vacation here over New Year's Eve to enjoy fireworks, live music, and various events at the town-sponsored First Night festivities.

Top Offers for New Year's Eve in New York

Apartment Kips Bay
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Kips Bay, Manhattan, New York
from $469
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Apartment NoHo
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
NoHo, Manhattan, New York
from $503
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Apartment West Village
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Village, Greenwich Village, New York
from $495
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