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New Year's Eve 2021-2022

Rock in the New Year at one of the upscale parties in America's Finest City

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

New Year's Eve in San Diego has everything for a party animal. The city nightclubs, hotels, and resorts host their special festivities. Here you can join some of the So Cal's best celebrations, including rooftop parties, midnight cruises, festive dinners, fireworks, and so much more.

The Big Night New Year's Eve Gala

The biggest annual New Year's Eve bash occurs at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The Big Night New Year's Eve Gala draws up to 5,000 revelers. With ten different party zones, eight dance floors, an open bar, a sitdown dinner option, and photo booths, it has something for everyone. Tickets start at $89.99.

Bottoms Up New Year's Eve

Altitude Sky Lounge is a top choice for nightlife in San Diego and also one of the finest places for an unforgettable New Year's Eve on the rooftop. At Bottoms Up New Year's Eve, you'll enjoy unlimited drinks and foods available until midnight, expansive nightscapes, and also the countdown to the New Year. Admission starts at $175.

Pier Pressure San Diego Moonlight NYE Cruise

Check out another beautiful way to mark the occasion—at California Spirit Yacht. Put on your most impressive cocktail dress and embark on the famous Pier Pressure San Diego New Year's Eve Cruise. What could be more memorable than a countdown aboard a luxury yacht against the gorgeous city skyline? Ticket prices for this priceless experience start at $136.

More things to do

After all, the options are endless—you can also join a beach party on the bay or browse the loud Gaslamp Quarter for more hip-style gatherings. If you prefer a quieter holiday with your close friends, set off to a pub crawl. Family-friendly NYE is also possible. Feel free to bring the whole clique and explore the city attractions, conveniently operating until late hours.