New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and admittedly some of us have no idea what we’ll be doing when the clock strikes midnight; especially since we’re thinking about all the last minute Christmas shopping we need to finish. But when the ball drops, that last place anyone wants to be is at their local hangout sipping on the usual. If you’re dreaming of Champagne toasts, multi-level dance floors and memorable countdowns with top shelf-liquor, we’ve got a few suggestions for you. To help ring in the New Year right, we found five of the most luxurious, over-the-top NYE bashes to help you party your way into 2015.
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Bottoms Up NYE 2015
While rooftop bashes are just inherently cool, the Altitude Sky Lounge on top of the Marriott San Diego brings a whole new meaning to the word party. Altitude offers a great way to say hello to 2015 with unlimited food and drinks, party favors, DJ, midnight toast and amazing views 22 stories up. Rock out to tunes by DJ Miss Dust, while dining on sashimi, nigiri and rolls at the fresh sushi bar, before indulging in deserts from the chocolate fountain. Or get a little tipsy with well drinks, beers and Champagne. Those wanting a place to crash at the end of the night can take advantage of the package accommodations. Pricing from $165-$299.
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Hard Rock San Diego
While there won’t be any Playmates here like there will be at Hard Rock Chicago, any party at a Hard Rock is sure to please. With three floors, five venues and over 20 DJs, this party promises to be absolutely incredible. The crowd here is literally a who’s who of the area and is the place to be seen—or at the very least, a place to take some amazing selfies. For those who don’t want the evening to end with a countdown and a glass of Champagne, rooms are available to keep you rocking ‘n’ rolling all night. Prices from $75-$539+.
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Bivouac 2015 New Year’s Eve Celebration
Held in The US GRANT's ballroom, the theme of the evening is winter white, and all guests are encouraged to dress as such. Combining the best of modern elegance with a high-energy nightclub, the evening is sure to be an enjoyable experience with icy-themed décor, Champagne and Scandinavian cocktails, dancing, and dual performances by the Bivouac live bands, The Boundary Birds, and DJ Brett Bodley. Priced from $75-$890.
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Black & White New Year’s Party at The W
For those who like to party in style, look no further than the Black & While Party at the W San Diego. Taking place in four rooms on the property, including the great ballroom, grand ballroom, living room lounge and heated rooftop, party-goers will dance to tunes from three DJ sets, enjoy a four-hour premium open bar and ring in the new year with a spectacular countdown. All guests must wear black or white—it’s the name of the game after all. Priced from $130-$3,200.
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Annual Moonlight New Year’s Eve Cruise by Pier Pressure SD
Those who prefer to spend the night out at sea should consider boarding The California Spirit yacht for the Moonlight NYE Cruise. The $15 million luxury yacht offers views of the San Diego skyline, Coronado Bridge and more than even the tallest rooftop in the city can. On board you’ll find two dance floors with two DJs, gourmet appetizers, dining options, party favors and a fully open bar from boarding to docking. Priced from $155-$1,250.