New Year’s Eve Party Cities, the Best and Worst

New Year’s Eve parties will be happening all over the USA tomorrow night, from the charmingly small and nerdy to the wildly extravagant. But where to party the night away?

fireworksWith so many cities known for their NYE extravagance, how do you choose? Well some are just better than others. In fact, recently published a survey comparing New Year’s Eve hotel rates for 30 major destinations in the USA as well as a comparison to regular rates.

The prices shown reflect the rates on December 31, 2014 for the cheapest available double room in a centrally-located hotel that is rated at least 3 stars. Regular rates reflect the price for the least expensive double room the week that follows (January 7–8, 2015). Here’s the Top 10

1. New Orleans $359 (+ 302%)           6. Nashville $284 (+ 167%)
2. Atlantic City $350 (+ 586%)            7. Denver $269 (+ 108%)
3. New York City $345 (+ 287%)        8. Las Vegas $249 (+ 117%)
4. Miami Beach $313 (+ 144%)            9. Savannah $223 (+ 153%)
5. Honolulu $284 (+ 162%)                 10. Los Angeles $209 (+ 36%)

Ok, so you can drop the Big Easy from your list…so where can you score that midnight kiss? How about Louisville, Kentucky? What about the Galt House Hotel? It boasts as the most elaborate in town, with three parties in three locations, each offering a variety of packages that range in cost from $50 per person to $375 for two.

How about San Juan, Puerto Rico? With warm temps and plenty of cocktails, San Juan is an excellent destination for winter visits and a party-hopping New Year’s. Even without the coquito—a Puerto Rican version of eggnog popular this time of year—San Juan ranks in the Top 10 for looks, style, and friendliness.

Or just around the corner from us in Atlanta, the quaint coastal city of Savannah offers a carefree New Year’s Eve, and is pedestrian-friendly as well as being just plain old friendly. There’s plenty that’s free and easy here on December 31: fireworks at Tybee Pier and a free music festival at City Market. If you’re up for it on January 1, you can also do the annual Polar Bear Plunge into the chilly Atlantic.

Wherever your NYE travel plans take you, book your hotel with XciteGO and be sure to get the best price!


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