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New Year's Eve 2020

The 7 Best Places In The United States To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020

Wondering where you should go to in the United States to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020?

From dazzling displays of bright, vibrant fireworks to thumping street parties and parades, you’ll find that travelling to a foreign city for New Year’s Eve can be a fun, culturally delightful experience. And, the best part is that each city infuses its own traditions into the festivities.

Best Places In The United States To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020

1. New York City, New York

Planning to ring in the arrival of 2020 with the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration? New York’s famous celebrations centre around the Times Square Ball Drop. Roughly one million people are packed into the square, waiting along with billions of TV viewers to watch the Waterford Crystal ball drop at midnight. Twinkling lights and cascading confetti make it an evening you have to experience at least once in your life.

2. Orlando, Florida

Looking for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve destination? It’s no secret that Disney World is home to impressive fireworks displays that occur nightly year-round. However, the New Year’s Eve show is especially enchanting. Let the kids dance off their energy then call in a sitter as you prepare to head out to celebrate New Year’s Eve for free at ICON Park. There, you can countdown to 2020 in different time zones all around the world.

Where to Spend NYE in the United States

3. Las Vegas, Nevada

The entire Las Vegas strip closes down in preparation for the festive party that occurs on New Year’s Eve. Around 300,000 people spill out into the streets for a big neon-lit block party. Then, at midnight the casinos launch fireworks that result in a somewhat overpowering show of vibrant colour and light. Cap off your evening at any one of Sin City’s famous clubs, which are sure to be packed with other partiers.

4. Lake Tahoe, California

Interested in rockin’ New Years Eve? Head to Lake Tahoe, either the California or Nevada, where celebrations begin as early as 2 pm. Live DJ sets ring across the famous lake as the countdown begins. 3, 2, 1…and finally the gondola ball drops down and fireworks light up the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Magical doesn’t begin to describe New Year’s Eve here.

Where to Celebrate New Years Eve in America
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5. Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska is a great place for families to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020. Festivities kick off just after sunset, with a dance party at 5 pm and a kid-friendly fireworks spectacular that lights up the night sky just past 8 pm. However, what’s really attractive about this NYE destination city is the Torchlight Parade. Volunteer skiers and snowboarders whiz past in a wintery procession full of light and magic.

6. San Diego, California

For another fair-weather night out, head to San Diego to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020. You’ll find the crowds are nothing compared to Los Angeles, and the restaurant and bar scene holds up as well. Make a reservation at one of the city’s hottest restaurants and settle in at a table to ring in midnight before moving on to a bar.

Best Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2020
Image: Carey San Diego

7. Chicago, Illinois

Looking for special deals on trips to Chicago in order to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020? Many hotels in the Windy City offer package deals that entice travellers from all over the world to visit. Enjoy dazzling fireworks along the shores of Lake Michigan or put on your dancing shoes and spend the evening listening to live DJ sets and superb jazz performances.

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New Year’s Eve 2020
Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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