In a city as big as New York, it can be hard to choose the best way to celebrate New Year's Eve. To help you plan the perfect night, we're counting down the top 10 ways to ring in the New Year in NYC. Read on to find out what experience comes in at #1.
10. City Bus Tour
Crisscross your way through New York on a hop-on, hop-off tour to see how various neighborhoods prepare for the New Year. You’ll see top sights including the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center on one of the biggest nights in NYC.
9. One World Observatory
The city may be bustling on New Year's Eve, but you can rise above the crowds at the One World Observatory. Nab this coveted ticket to end the year on a high note with sweeping cityscape views from the 102nd story of the Western Hemisphere's tallest building.
8. Private Carriage Ride in Central Park
Before the partying begins, enjoy a moment with your sweetheart, friends, or family on an intimate Central Park carriage ride. Cozy up under a blanket and enjoy the park's beautiful scenery and famous sights for a memorable way to close out the year.
7. Exclusive Nightclub Experience
This holiday is one big party, so where better to celebrate than at the city's hottest nightclubs? Skip the lines and head straight to the VIP sections of premier clubs like Lavo and Pasha to dance your way into the New Year.
6. New York City Helicopter Tour
Treat yourself to a unique year-end memory on a helicopter ride over the city. Fly high above the tallest skyscrapers and see the Big Apple from a perspective you can't get anywhere else.
5. Viator Exclusive at the Empire State Building
Available only on Viator, this ticket includes skip-the-line entry to both the 86th-floor observatory and the Top Deck on the 102nd floor. Soak up views of the city below, then make your way to the STATE Grill and Bar for a gourmet meal fit for New Year's Eve.
4. Radio City Music Hall
The long-running Radio City Christmas Spectacular delights audiences of all ages with its high-kicking choreography and sparkling seasonal decor. This world-famous show is the perfect way to cap off the holiday season—and the year.
3. Viator VIP: Rockefeller Center Ice Skating and Top of the Rock
Glide your way into the New Year on the rink at Rockefeller Center, where you'll be treated to hot chocolate and cookies at a heated VIP chalet. When you're done skating, head to the Top of the Rock for 360-degree views of New York from 70 stories up.
2. Viator VIP: Exclusive NYC New Year's Eve Luxury Dinner Cruise
Board a luxury yacht at Chelsea Piers and set sail for an unforgettable cruise. Enjoy a gourmet meal, open bar, and live DJ—then head to the deck for panoramic views of the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty.
1. Times Square Ball Drop Party
You've seen it on TV, now see it in real life. This exclusive ticket offers access to a luxury suite overlooking Times Square, plus dinner, drinks, dancing, and a champagne-and-confetti-filled view of the ball drop from above.