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Pop the Bubbly! 8 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Diego

These Celebrations Are Sure to Make Your NYE One to Remember

Whether you’re in search of sparkles and champagne or something more unexpected, San Diego offers no shortage of NYE celebrations. But on the heels of a busy holiday season, likely filled with a plethora of parties and family gatherings, you may be a bit overwhelmed with the thought of another event to plan. Not to worry—we’re here to narrow the search. Find below a few of our favorite ways to close out the year, from cruising along the coast of Mission Bay to keeping it classy at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Raise a glass to 2024!

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Andaz San Diego Rooftop NYE 2024

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Step into 2024 while soaking up San Diego’s skyline at Andaz San Diego’s rooftop. What better way to kick off the new year than with a weekend at this chic hotel in the heart of downtown, where local art meets luxury. Located in a building built for the Panama-California Exposition (held in San Diego in 1915 as part of the World’s Fair), this historic structure played an integral role in first putting San Diego on the map. Today, the rooms are each decorated with work from local artists, paving the way for an inspiring weekend with panoramic views of San Diego and quality dining options from STK Restaurant. The NYE event will be held at The Rooftop by STK, where you can take in breathtaking views of the city, juxtaposed by a gorgeous pool, fire pits and the company of other in-the-know attendees. Reserve a spot on their website and revel in the evening, replete with great music and craft cocktails.

Location: Downtown San Diego


Champagne and Cabaret at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

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Ring in 2024 with a touch of retro elegance at the stunning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa! Reminisce on the sparkling allure of 1960s Las Vegas with a Champagne and Cabaret night that features a cocktail hour with a hosted open bar, a bottle of champagne and a chef-driven, five-course culinary journey. As you indulge in a symphony of delectable flavors, The Jazz Cartel will serenade you with live music, setting the scene for a magical night of the Carlsbad coast. To wrap your evening, saunter over in the resort’s Pacific Point lounge for a dazzling balloon drop and champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight. This is an epic New Year’s Eve celebration you won’t want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here.


New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl by Nasstive Entertainment

Why hit only one NYE party when you can make an appearance at more than ten? Crawl your way into the new year as you savor exclusive drink specials and boogie into new beginnings. Start things off at Bloom Nightclub, an underground bar with a handful of different rooms and vibes. The first 100 guests sip on free champagne, so better get yourself over there ASAP! Slowly make your way through the rest of the lineup, which includes the likes of The Smoking Gun, Bootlegger and Stout Public House—where you can enjoy free welcome Jell-o shots, free entry until 10 p.m. and a free glass of champagne, respectively.

Location: Gaslamp Quarter


Bahia Resort’s New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

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“In your honor, a royal flush.” With ample opportunity to secure some cool prizes, Bahia’s casino-themed party cruise is the place to go if you’re in the mood to live a little while sending it straight into the new year. Stay classy and stick to the champagne toast, or up the ante with a specialty drink (or three). Kick back and cruise on until just after the clock strikes midnight as the captain guides your time along the curvature of Mission Bay.

Location: Mission Bay


Proper NYE @ Petco Park

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Knock 2023 out of the park with a home run at Proper NYE in Petco Park. Featuring a whole host of DJs from around the world, the ballpark will be transformed into a party-laser, firework-infused setting. Treat your ears to something special when you soak in the sound waves of this lineup, which consists of GRAMMY Award-winning producer and label boss, @cidmusic, as well as @noraenpure, a South African-born DJ who’s currently based in Switzerland. Enjoy @waxmotif and @tobehonest, who both bring mixes down from where they’re based in LA. It’s time to step up to the plate and get ready for a “proper” pitch.

Location: East Village



New Year’s Eve at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Say goodbye to this year in style and slide into 2024’s DMs at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Whether you’re nestled in the arms of your significant other at the Lobby Lounge or out with a group in the courtyard of the Amaya, the options are stellar at this beautiful resort. Unravel the new year slowly with live music in the elegant Lobby Lounge while surrounded by the romantic Spanish architecture. Should you choose to dine at the Amaya, your taste buds will thank you while your eyes are treated to views of the property’s terracotta architecture. Set the tone for a graceful start to the year.

Location: Carmel Valley


Smokehouse Rockin’ New Year’s Eve @ Hotel Del Coronado

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Send off the year with smokin’ hot plans at Smokehouse & Bar inside the iconic Hotel Del Coronado—and get riled up as a live band plays rock ‘n’ roll and blues. Truly, what better way to say so long to this last season than while jamming out to great tunes? Included is access to a full open bar, small bites and a dessert bar. And don’t forget to peruse The Del for a sentimental walk down San Diego’s memory lane, as this is a historic landmark. We love a little nostalgia as the narration for a new year.

Location: Coronado



New Year’s Eve On the Boardwalk Cruise 2024

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What beats slinky dresses and a San Diego skyline as the springboard for a new year? Beats us. Hop aboard the Inspiration Hornblower Mega Yacht and find yourself inspired by the selection of hors d’oeuvres, the top-shelf open bar options and the company you’ll rub shoulders with. Get started on a complimentary glass of champagne as you board, and explore the two decks’ worth of entertainment alongside roughly 1,000 anticipated guests. Use this night as an opportunity to share some special moments with your friends or family, but don’t forget to meet and greet some new folks too. Happy New Year!

Location: Harborview

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