Every year on December 31, millions of Americans find themselves disappointed with their New Year’s Eve experience. Whether you find yourself dining at a restaurant, dancing at a club, or simply relaxing at a friend’s place, the build up to New Year’s Eve often makes the experience itself impossible to live up to. And while it is true that it’s hard for any New Year’s Eve experience to live up to the hype, there are a few New York experiences out there that will truly dazzle. If you’re in need of a unique New Year’s Eve experience – one that will be one for the memory books — read on. We’ve pulled together some of the best-of-the-best ideas for New Year’s in New York City.
Time’s Square – while a somewhat obvious choice – is popular for a reason! What better way to welcome the New Year than with hundreds of thousands of your closest friends? In all seriousness, ringing in the New Year with a mass of celebrating people can offer quite the rush, and there’s no better way than to feel like you’re part of the zeitgeist than to celebrate together with a mass of happy people.
New York City helicopter tours are another truly unique New York experience. What better way to end the year than by taking in the magnificent vista of one of the most beautiful cities on the planet? New York City helicopter tours will take you over New York’s most iconic buildings and monuments, and offer a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year you’re leaving behind.
Check out a concert or show. Just because it is New Year’s Eve doesn’t mean New York’s legendary entertainment options will be shut down. Score tickets to a concert with one of your favorite artists – just be sure to plan well in advance for this one!
Re-create a moment from your favourite New York movie or television moment. Are you a huge How I Met Your Mother fan? Why not re-create the New Year’s Eve where the gang went from party-to-party in a limo? If Seinfeld is more your style, be sure to grab a coffee and a bite at Tom’s Café at 112th Street and Broadway (which served as the exterior for Monk’s Café in the show) on December 31.
What other ideas do you have for a perfect NYC New Year’s Eve?