Best Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Destinations
Book your NYE trip now
New Year's Eve is looming near, and many people have yet to plan their big night. Why not turn NYE into a weekend getaway instead of a one-night party?
Skip your local crowds and head to a new spot to ring in the new year. From Santa Monica to Las Vegas, here are fun options for everyone, including procrastinators.
But don't wait another minute - the time to book your trip is now.
Everyone else in SoCal is heading into Los Angeles or West Hollywood for New Year's Eve, so you should consider booking a room at Shutters at the Beach in Santa Monica. This iconic hotel sits on the sand and the location can't be beat. Skip the crazy scenes on Sunset Blvd. and visit the taverns on Main Street in Santa Monica and you'll find where the locals hang out to celebrate in style.
Celebrate the New Year at the great Midnight Supper at the St. Regis Mexico City. A tradition at the St. Regis Mexico City, the roaring 20s-inspired Midnight Supper invites couples to don formal attire for an evening of glamour and opulence. For those who prefer a more intimate evening, take in a terrace view while enjoying a decadent menu of champagne, seafood, foie gras, filet mignon, salmon and chocolate at Diana Restaurant, which overlooks the famous Fountain of Diana the Huntress on Paseo de la Reforma.
If a snowy and charming New Year's Eve is your dream come true, then head to Quebec City in Quebec, Canada. This winter wonderland is filled with charming boutiques, restaurants and historic hotels.
Okay, so Las Vegas isn't the most unique destination, but it's an easy one to reach from many cities, with direct flights available, and there are always plenty of hotel rooms. Plus, this is a fun city. Book a table at one of the top restaurants in town, throw down a few chips on the roulette table, and wear your fanciest evening gown. Because you can. Try staying somewhere new, such as the Cosmopolitan. It's a favorite because it's sophisticated and not too Vegas-y.
Visit the the Art Institute of Chicago to see one of the most extraordinary collections of modern art in the world. Then watch your reflection in Cloud Gate, a famous bean-shaped sculpture, and take your sweetheart ice skating at Millennium Park. This is a snowy wonderland throughout the winter months, and sometimes that's all you need to make it truly feel like the new year has arrived.