New Year’s Eve Along the California Coast

While New Year’s Eve celebrations are happening all over the world, the California Coast is without a doubt one of the best places to usher in 2014. With events throughout the Golden State, there are plenty of places to party with friends and family. We’ve narrowed it down to a few of the best along the Pacific Coast.

San Diego

What to do:

– The Catamaran Resort and Spa NYE 2014: Celebrate the New Year with an all inclusive open bar, appetizers, midnight champagne toast and four rooms of top tier entertainment. Option to upgrade to the VIP Party Boat.

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Catamaran Resort and Spa
Price: Regular $129. VIP Boat Cruise $159

– Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl NYE 2014: If you want to enjoy the best bars and drink specials in Downtown, join the Bar Crawl to welcome the New Year.

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Stout Public House
Price: $10

– Mission Bay Fireworks: Celebrate New Year’s with bed-time friendly fireworks’ shows hosted by SeaWorld San Diego over the beautiful Mission Bay.

Time: 8:50 p.m.
Location: Mission Bay
Price: Free

– Flagship New Year’s Eve Dance Party Cruise: Enjoy live music on two levels, gourmet appetizers and premium bar selections (available for purchase). Price includes boarding pass, champagne & complimentary midnight toast.

Time: 9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: 990 North Harbor Drive
Price: $62.50 Adult General Admission

– Flagship New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise: Celebrate on the sea with a three-course dinner, live music entertainment, and premium bar selections. Price includes, dinner, boarding pass, champagne & midnight toast.

Time: 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Location: 990 North Harbor Drive
Price: $105.00 Adult; $65.00 Child (4-12 yrs): Hosted Bar Packages available for additional $40.00 (adult ticket only)

– Mad Men New Year’s Eve Celebration: Savor artisan vintage cocktails and a mid-century inspired five-course dinner with a modern twist by Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel. Then, listen to Lorraine Castellanos quartet’s favorite songs of the Mad Men era.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Westgate Hotel
Price: $179

– Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND: Like the famous Times Square party, Kids’ New Year’s Eve features a children’s concert and countdown to the New Year, followed by a huge LEGO brick dropping 22 feet into 2014, as well as a dazzling fireworks display.

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: LEGOLAND
Price: Included with admission

– New Year’s Eve Gala 2013: Ring in the New Year aboard the USS Midway Museum. Includes open premium bar, elegant dinner stations, and dancing to a live band.

Time: 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: USS Midway Museum
Price: $169 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

– John’s New Year’s Eve Party and Horn Parade: Have a ball this New Year’s Eve at John’s Incredible Pizza Company. Watch the ball drop at midnight on the big screens and join in the IncrediBear Horn Parade at midnight!
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Johns Pizza in South Bay
Price: Celebration Package Before 12/31 Kids (3-12) – $10 Adults – $15 On 12/31 Kids (3-12) – $15 Adults – $20. Premium Package Before 12/31 Kids (3-12) – $25 Adults – $30 On 12/31 Kids (3-12) – $30 Adults – $35

Where to stay:

– Blue Sea Beach Hotel

– Sommerset Suites Hotel

Laguna Beach

What to do:

– The Deck On Laguna Beach: Celebrate the New Year in style in your finest Gatsby attire at The Bungalows. Indulge in a highly fashionable progressive cocktail party, with acoustic music, DJ, and tasting menu.

Time: : 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. -1:30 a.m.
Location: The Deck On Laguna Beach
Price: $299 Per Person for Progressive Cocktail Party, Tasting Menu, & Late Night Soiree, starting at 7 p.m. OR, $150 Per Person for Late Night Soiree Only, starting at 10 P.M.

– NYE at Seven Degrees: Enjoy an open beer and wine bar including complimentary champagne (until 10pm), culinary delights, great music, and a complimentary toast at midnight.

Time:  7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Seven Degrees
Price: First 100 tickets for $100

Where to stay:

– Laguna Cliffs Inn
Los Angeles

What to do:

– New Year’s Eve 2014 at Greystone Manor: Enjoy a five hour premium hosted bar and a special live DJ performance at one of LA’s most famous venues.

Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Greystone Manor
Price:  $125 – $4,400

– Goo Goo Dolls New Year’s Eve 2014: Start the New Year in tune with the Goo Goo Dolls and be one of the first to hear their newly  released album, “Magnetic.”

Time: 10:00 p.m.
Location: House of Blues
Price: $130 – $210

– Katt Williams NYE 2014: Start your year off with a good laugh by seeing comedian Katt Williams at the thrilling Nokia Theater at L.A. Live.

Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Nokia Theater L.A. Live
Price: $49.50 to $125

–  New Year’s Eve LA – Grand Park: Grand Park rings in 2014 featuring live performances by dublab’s finest, Versa-Style Dance Company and more, 3-D projections and countdown covering 22 stories of City Hall, live photo booth projected 100 feet above Grand Park, food trucks and a cash bar.

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 12:30am
Location: Grand Park
Price: Free

Where to stay:

– Best Western PLUS Carlyle Inn, West LA/Beverly Hills

– Inn at Venice Beach, Venice Beach

– Inn at Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey

– Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina del Rey

– Hilton Garden Inn, Marina del Rey

– The Belamar, Manhattan Beach

– Quality Inn & Suites, Hermosa Beach

– Sunrise Hotel, Redondo Beach

Santa Barbara

What to do:

– Santa Barbara Symphony Presents: New Year’s Eve Pops: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with great music by Bob Bernhardt, guest conductor, who is fast becoming a Santa Barbara favorite.
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: Granada Theater
Price: $38 – $153

– New Year’s Eve Midnight Masquerade:  Toast the New Year at one of the world’s top resorts, Bacara. Enjoy gourmet action stations by award-winning chefs, a DJ, party favors, balloon drop, and champagne toast.

Time: 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Bacara Ballroom
Price: $85 per person; includes Chef tastings, party favors and a champagne toast. After 10 p.m., late evening admission is $50 (excludes dining).

– Cruise Ship, Celebration: Santa Barbara’s luxury 42 passenger cruise service lets you ring in the New Year from the sea. Experience amazing views of the coast and mountains. There is a full bar on board.

Time: 10:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Location: Loading at the Wharf
Price: $60.00 per adult.

– New Year’s Eve Dance Party at Chumash Casino: Boogie down for the countdown to 2014 during a fun-filled flashback concert, featuring 70’s disco tribute band “Boogie Knights” and totally awesome 80’s band “The Spazmatics”.

Time: Not specified
Location: Chumash Casino
Price: Free with your club Chumash Card

Where to stay:

– Pacifica Suites

Pismo Beach

Where to go:

– Noon Year’s Eve 6th Annual Celebration:  Families can gather for the NOON balloon drop.  Plus, kids can make noisemakers, enjoy an apple juice toast and dance along to the music of Matt Cross.

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum
Price: Admission

– New Year’s Eve Extravaganza:  An evening of festive music and entertainment provided by the symphony featuring violinist Brynn Albanese, soprano Sarah Kleeman, and pianist Terry Spiller. Additional entertainment will include the Suspended Motion Aerial Artists.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: the Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo
Price:  $40 – $70

– New Year’s Eve Party at Robert Hall Winery: Celebrate the New Year with a throwback Party to the 1960’s.Option 1: The Four Seasons Event starts at 7pm with appetizers, wine/champagne in the cavern, followed by an elegant four course meal in the Meritage Room. Then, dance into 2014 with the band or with the Stork Club DJ in the cavern.
Option 2: The Stork Club Event starts at 9pm with sweet and savory appetizers, wine, champagne and a DJ.

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Robert Hall Winery, Paso Robles
Price: Option 1: $155/person, $130/members. Option 2: $60/person, $48/members.

– New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch:  Enjoy the start of 2014 with some bubbly and brunch.

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cuvee Champagne Bar., Avila Beach
Price: $10 – $50

Where to stay:

– Spyglass Inn

– Cottage Inn

– Sandcastle Inn


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