• New Year’s Eve San Diego-style!
    Posted by at December 21st
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    No matter how good (or bad) 2012 was, everyone’s looking forward to a better 2013 and that starts with New Year’s Eve in San Diego! So are you going to spend another night on your couch watching thousands of revelers celebrating on TV or are you going to go out there and usher in 2013 with a bang?!

    Haven’t made plans yet? Not sure where to go? Here’s a handful of options that will surely give you a night to remember!


    Big Night San Diego

    New Year's Eve with Big Night San Diego

    The thousands of people attending this event each year can’t be wrong…This party is A-mazing!  Your All-Inclusive tickets get you access to 12 themed party areas, 6 dance floors, food, drinks and a ton of fun! If you’ve got a little extra cash to spend, spring for the VIP tickets for the top-shelf liquor and private bars – while the lines at the normal bars are never bad, it’s always good to ring in the new year VIP-style!

    Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, One Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
    Time: 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM
    Cost: Starting at $120
    > Find out more about Big Night San Diego

    NYE Ivy with Drop the Live & Grum


    Featuring headliners DJ Drop The Line from NYC and DJ GRUM from Scotland, Andaz is definitely an enticing option for the imported electronic music crowd. With 5 separate venues throughout the hotel offering entertainment – including the Ivy Nightclub downstairs and the Ivy Rooftop (because let’s face it…San Diego’s beautiful weather let’s us party outside while people in other cities have to bundle up on NYE).  And let’s not forget the Lipstik Dancers. These girls are H-O-T, hot!  Tickets include “playful party favors” and a champagne toast at midnight.

    Location: 600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
    Time: 9:00 PM to 1:30 AM
    Cost: Starting at $75
    > Find out more about NYE Ivy with Drop the Live & Grum

    More Downtown New Year’s Eve Celebrations

    And of course, don’t forget your favorite nightclubs when making NYE plans – FLUXX, Stingaree, SideBar and Hard Rock.

    On The Coast

    New Year’s Eve Beach Party

    Located at the beautiful Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa on Mission Bay, this 2,000+ person party features entertainment by Sleeping Giant Music (DJ Fresh One, DJ Chris Cutz, DJ G-Roy & DJ Sanjay, etc) in 4 separate areas. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a ton of fun can be had at this annual event. This year’s bonuses include an optional VIP Party Boat pass that will take you out onto Mission Bay aboard a private boat with 3 decks of music, a prize casino, open bar and the ultimate in unique experiences.  Also, don’t forget to stop by one of the party’s themed photo booths for some commemorative photos. Remember what happens on NYE stays on NYE, right?!

    Location: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 (map)
    Time: 8:00 PM to 1:30 AM
    Cost: Starting at $139
    > Find out more about New Year’s Eve Beach Party

    In The Water

    Moonlight NYE Cruise 2013 Aboard The California Spirit


    Board the California Spirit at 9:30pm and ring in the New Year on the open water. What better way to enjoy the last night of 2012 than gazing at the picturesque views of Downtown and Coronado? With 2 dance floors, open bar, food and party favors you will experience an evening like no other! Tickets start at $175 or spring for an extra $25/person for your group of 6 and get a reserved table. The boat returns to the dock at 1:00am.

    Location: 1050 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
    Time: 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
    Cost: Starting at $175
    > Find about more about the Moonlight NYE Cruise 2013 Aboard The California Spirit

    Be Safe this New Years Eve in San Diego

    Now remember gang… There’s a lot of fun to be had on New Year’s Eve (and believe me, there are a lot of people having it!) but be responsible…don’t drink and drive – and don’t be “THAT GUY”!

    Happy New Year!

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