New Year's Eve in the USA: how to celebrate in major cities

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  • New Year's Eve in New York
  • New Year's Eve in Boston
  • New Year in Miami
  • New Year's Eve in Los Angeles
  • New Year's Eve in San Francisco

If the beginning of the New Year for you it doesn't just mean changing a number at the bottom of the date, but it really represents an opportunity to turn the page, to imagine a much brighter future where everyone can be brought to life your dreams and to your expectations, the choice of the destination where to spend the night may not be secondary 31th December.

Land of promises and a place where the future is already a reality, the United States is one of the destinations where, without a doubt, toasting the new year will have a decidedly different flavor.

So, if you are planning to be in the US for the last night of the year, let's see what the main cities offer.

New Year's Eve in New York

New Year's Eve in New York

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The first thought can only go - obviously - a New York, the most glamorous and fashionable city in the world. Here the Times Square New Years Eve it is more than a myth, one of those things that sooner or later in life you have to experience: the count down for the Ball Drop in Times Square repays the long hours of waiting in the square in a few and exciting seconds, indelibly fixed in our baggage of vivid memories.

In the Big Apple, as well as in the other major cities of the United States, there is no shortage private parties and truly refined dinners where you can wait for the most famous midnight of the year.

New Year's Eve in Boston

However, taking part in one of the events organized in the square certainly has an added value; if you will be a Boston, for 40 years now the new year has been awaited with the Boston’s First Night that animates some areas of the city (Copley Square, the Boston Common and Boston Harbor).

Free and suitable for everyone, including families, the night of December 31 in Boston rhymes with the splendid ice sculptures (at noon in Copley Square), artistic and musical entertainment events, but, above all, with the Celebrate Boston Parade and the fireworks that illuminate Boston Harbor at midnight.

New Year in Miami

New Year in Miami

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For lovers of milder temperatures, the ideal destination is undoubtedly Miami where the nightlife and the celebrations dominate the whole year and, therefore, we can well rely on the high organizational quality and not only for the celebration of the New Year's Eve.

The heart of the events will be held on the beach between 8th Street and Ocean Drive with parties and entertainment activities with a very summery flavor.

Another spot to wait for midnight will undoubtedly be the Bayfront Park Amphitheater which will host music, concerts, but above all the descent of the famous Big Orange from the InterContinental Miami Hotel.

Finally, also from the Bayfront Park Amphitheater you can watch the splendid fireworks display.

For those who still prefer the enthusiasm and rhythms of an exhilarating party in a club, we recommend the super party that the Mansion Nightclub, one of the hottest clubs in Miami, organizes.

New Year's Eve in Los Angeles

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On the West Coast, sure, Los Angeles is one of the coolest cities to spend the New Year 2018: the heart of the celebrations will be, again this year, theUniversal city walk which will be a riot of musical events with renowned live DJs, but above all with the simulation of the fall of the Times Square sphere and the always exciting fireworks display.

Among the various clubs present, theEgyptian Theater deserves a particular mention due to the presence, here too, of the ball drop, an event which is certainly worth attending, given the setting expressly inspired by the Egyptian world.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to celebrate the arrival of 2018 in the square, the appointment is at "Great Park”Which extends over the three blocks of downtown Los Angeles, flooding it with music and entertainment, art installations and food trucks for a real New Year's Eve with all the trimmings in the square.

New Year's Eve in San Francisco

Finally, if your New Year's Eve destination is San Francisco, the highlight of the celebrations is represented by fireworks that are launched on the waterfront, near the Ferry Building and SF Bay Bridge, capable of attracting millions of people for a show lasting about half an hour, well cared for and intense.

New Year's cruise

While waiting for the fireworks show, you can organize a picnic or, if you prefer, watch the fires from cruise, complete with dinner on board and musical entertainment; otherwise check if any of the restaurants in the area (like Waterbar or Americano) still have availability.

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