Whether your December 31st is something of an annual milestone or just another day, there’s something for you this New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. From fireworks exploding over The Bay to all-night disco revelry, you’ll find it here.
Fire and water
San Francisco launches fireworks over the Bay, between the city’s jewel, the Golden Gate Bridge and the strikingly long Bay Bridge.
This year City Kayak is offering private kayaks for hire, giving you the chance to paddle out towards the Bay Bridge and view the pyrotechnics show from its very heart, with the SF skyline as your backdrop.
San Francisco has all the big-ticket parties you would expect, and this year’s “Streets of San Francisco” looks set to be one of the biggest. Held at the historic Fort Mason, a waterfront location with panoramic views from the Golden Gate to Alcatraz, your ticket includes an open bar, entertainment from international and local DJs (Steve Aoki, Designer Deejays), and a miniature recreation of San Francisco’s landmarks inside. This year, Streets of San Francisco boasts “the largest amount of bar staff in the Bay Area on NYE”- a major drawcard for partygoers looking for a large-scale dance party without the lines. This is THE place for your all-nighter.
In a historic ballroom located within a former bank, show San Francisco’s social elite just how classy you can be. A ticket to “A Midnight in Paris” will gives you access to two dancefloors, an outside terrace and optional VIP access with open bar.
Looking for something just as monumental for your NYE but without the raucous revelry that comes with most large-scale dance parties, the je ne sais quoi of this black-tie event could be just what you need. So take out that long-forgotten tux and slip back into that ball gown- because the city’s well heeled are certain to be at “A Midnight in Paris”.
Of course, as with nearly all cities on NYE, hitting the town means paying big for entry almost everywhere. If you’re a drinker but are on a budget, and still feel the need to see in the New Year at one of the city’s parties, consider choosing an all-inclusive events; i.e. where your ticket includes alcohol (such as “Streets of SF”). This way you’ll know what your maximum costs are once you’ve bought the ticket.
If anything, be sure not to miss the fireworks over the Bay. The city lights up at midnight, the multi-colored sparks illuminate the Bay and a collective countdown and cheer reverberates from the ocean to the hills.