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Where are the best places for New Years Eve celebrations? Here’s our round-up of the 10 best upscale New Years Eve (NYE) parties all over the USA to ring in the new year, including in New York City, San Francisco, Miami, and more.

where are the best new years eve (nye) parties in the us?

Just like that, 12 months have come and gone and New Years Eve is almost upon us.

Soon thousands will gather in Times Square in New York City for watch parties as the ball drops on NYE. There will be fireworks and outdoor celebrations all over the country. But if being outside in the freezing cold isn’t quite your thing, there are many restaurants and hotels hosting unbelievable NYE dinners and parties in some of the most glamorous cities in the US, including New York City, Miami and San Francisco.

Here’s our curated list of the best New Years Eve (NYE) dinners and parties to light up the night as we welcome 2024. It’s not too late to book something amazing.

10 best new years eve (nye) celebrations in the us this year

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1. the skylark

 200 W. 39th St.

You can watch that big, beautiful ball drop from The Skylark on the 30th floor in Midtown West, from a much warmer vantage point. The Skylark offers direct Times Square Ball Drop views, both indoors and outdoors. You will also have panoramic vistas of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River, all from the comfort of its chic interior and outdoor terrace.

The New Year’s Eve schedule includes: 

  •  Premium Open Bar, 9pm-1am
  •   “Dinner by the Bite,” 9pm-12am
  •  Dessert Bites, 12am-1am
  •  Premium Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Tickets ($550-$700) are available at Resy

2. jimmy’s

15 Thompson St. 

The party never stops in New York City. Atop ModernHaus SoHo’s 18th floor, guests won’t be taking a dip in the venue’s swimming pool, but instead, can cozy up at its intimate pool deck, a social scene now beckons guests fireplace in the intimate  indoor lounge with jaw-dropping views of Lower Manhattan and Midtown. Get your gowns ready for a Black Tie New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration at Jimmy’s.

Don your masks (but the fun kind) for The New Year’s Eve celebration at Jimmy. 

The New Year’s Eve schedule includes: 

  •  Gala Masquerade Celebration
  •     Premium Open Bar and Passed Canapés, 9pm-1am
  •     Performance by celebrity impersonator
  •     Champagne Toast at Midnight
  •    Cash Bar, 1am-4am
  •    Tickets (Single Admission, $300 and Tables, $700-$5,250) are available on EventBrite

3. the peninsula

700 5th Ave

High above the lights of Fifth Avenue, toast to 2024 at The Peninsula’s Rooftop New Year’s Eve party. The glamorous Gala Event will see the hotel’s Salon de Ning and Chalet de Ning transformed into a Studio 54 inspired disco party complete with 70s-themed music courtesy of a live DJ. For refreshments, enjoy caviar, araw bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, as well a specialty cocktail bar and champagne. Who wouldn’t enjoy toasting to the new year and dancing the night away 23 stories above the noisy city below?

4. the grand terrace at ophelia

3 Mitchell Pl. 26th floor

Formerly a women’s boarding house and then a speakeasy where members of the Rat Pack would frequent, now it is a magical winter wonderland. The Art-Deco-inspired cocktail lounge, located atop the historic Beekman Tower in Midtown East, The Grand Terrace at Ophelia has been transformed to resemble a shimmering snow globe 26 stories above NYC. Talk about some gorgeous views! You will have views of midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn while sipping on sublime reinventions of classic cocktails inspired by the glory of the lounge during its heyday in the 1920s and 30s.

5. westlight

Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the 22nd floor atop the William Vale Hotel is the Westlight. Book a private rooftop chalet, table or general admission ticket to the cocktail lounge’s New Year’s Eve festivities that include an open bar, specialty cocktails, live music from The Craig Hill Band and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets start from $275.

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6. gurney’s montauk resort and seawater spa, the hamptons

If you are looking to get out of the city but not go too far then look no further than Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa. They are expanding their New Year’s Eve focused offerings with events for the whole family, including cookie workshops, a kid friendly party, and a classic adults only celebration complete with a live band.

7. rockaway hotel, rockaway beach

108-10 Rockaway Beach Dr. Queens

Or take a little jaunt to Rockaway Beach.  This is an amazing New Year’s Eve celebration.  You will enjoy music from a live DJ, dancing, drinks, and snacks at The Rooftop. This is all enjoyed while streaming the ball drop.

The next day, start the year off with a freezing, yet rejuvenating cold bang. The Rockaway Hotel will be hosting its second New Year’s Day Polar Plunge. Participants can celebrate the new year with a buffet of bagels, spreads, muffins and coffee in the hotel’s winter pool house at 12:00 a.m. prior to heading down to the beach to take the plunge. Afterwards warm up at the hotel’s sauna and pool followed by a post plunge party with host and DJ, Paddy Tubz.

Tickets are $50/person which can be purchased here.

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8. the fontainebleau

If you’re looking for one of the best NYE parties in Miami this year, check out the Fontainebleau for some New Year’s fun. Tickets range so click on website to check it out.

9. the w hotel

Featuring unique and sweeping views of the Biscayne Bay, the New Year’s Eve Electric at W Miami is one of the only spots where you can get panoramic views of the fireworks as they pop off all throughout Miami. Dance the night away under the stars while enjoying an open bar, local DJs and plenty of VIP package options

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10. the mint

Looking for something unique this New Year’s Eve? For its 9th year, the historic Mint will be transformed into a playground for the senses. New Bohemia features 23 immersive environments to explore over 6.5 hours. There are 7 dance floors, game rooms, variety and sideshow stage, themed karaoke, circus performances, dancers and art galleries throughout.

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That’s our take on the 10 best New Years Eve (NYE) parties in the USA this year. Wherever and however you choose to celebrate, we’re wishing you a safe, healthy and happy New Year, dear reader.

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.