I have absolutely no idea where to go for New Year's.
September 20, 2012 9:50 PM Subscribe
You had an unforgettable experience watching the ball drop in NYC this past NYE. The thought of staying at home this New Year's makes you feel sad and depressed. Where in America do you ring in 2013?
posted by signondiego to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I posted previously over the summer about where to ring in 2013. Last year was the first time I traveled for the New Year, and I would like to keep that up. I stood in Times Square from 5am-midnight, met awesome people, and got great airtime on TV. I think I would be miserable if I didn't do something this year.
I've been thinking hard about this the whole month, and through a process of elimination, realized I will have to save my big Europe trip for next year. So that's out.
About me: I'm young (but of drinking age) and don't drive, so going somewhere remote is out of the question. Wherever I go, I want to be surrounded by people and just have a great time. I like staying in hostels, so a city that has a great hostel is a plus.
To me it's not really about the celebration. Seeing the ball drop was cool, but just exploring somewhere new works too. As long as there is a New Year's party of some sort within the city, that's fine by me. Weather isn't a factor.
I have been thinking about San Francisco, but I'm moving to elsewhere in California next year, although that wouldn't necessarily sway me from SF. Miami could be fun, but I think I'd like to leave the state.
For cheap destinations outside the U.S., I've been thinking about possibly Canada (mainly Quebec), Panama City in Panama, or San Juan.
Boston sounds fun, too. There are some other U.S. cities I have been looking at, but those are the ones worth mentioning. I've been wanting to book something by October-ish, but I've narrowed it down quite a bit.
Just trying to get some ideas here. I would love some outside perspective. Anything I'm not thinking of? Thanks!