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1. Posted by travelemz (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

My Fiance and I will be in NYC for New Years eve - we are unsure on what to do.
We dont want to be freezing cold in times square and Dont want to be clubbing.

We are after a place with open bar. Mixed age - no kids. Some where when My partner can wear Jeans (silly I know - we are 5 months into our backpacking world trip so its all we have! )

We Dont want to be clubbing, some where where we can drink have a dance have a laugh with others.

Any recommendations??
Weve looked into a lot of places but we dont know what they are like, also looked into party boats..

Would LOVE to hear from you all.
Our budget is about $100 per person!


2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I don't see why you want NYC then - NYE there is all about the party on Times Square. I think you want Arkansas - truthfully!

3. Posted by travelemz (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Yeh bit too cliche for us to be honest!! so are you telling me there is nothing to do in NYC besides Time square.. Im no local but I cant see any truth in this..!

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

There are lots of parties in New York on New Years Eve--and tons of websites that advertise them. My personal favorite website is at:

which I recommend mostly because it lists the prices of all of the options for each event on the main page--instead of teasing you and then hitting you with higher prices after you've clicked on the event.

New York City is not cheap for New Years Eve, however. Many of the parties are high-end affairs and many of the shows will be half the price if you go a day or two earlier or later (this particularly applies to Broadway shows near midnight).

For example, a New Year's Eve dinner cruise on the Spirit of New York ( will run you $249 per person, while the same cruise at lunchtime on New Years Day runs $42 per person.

Nevertheless, you'll find parties in all price ranges at the site I mentioned. Hope you find one and have a great New Years Eve and a great 2012.

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6. Posted by tedh17 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

There's lots happening in NY on New Year's Eve. Most restaurants have dinner parties planed, and many have entertainment too. You don't need to go to a 'famous' club or restaurant to have a great time. Virtually every neighborhood in all the boroughs will have celebrations at reasonable cost.

If oyu haven't been to Times Square on NYE,then you are in for a treat. Seriously, 1 million people having a party. There's no telling what the weather will be, could be very cold, rainy or even snowing, but if you've been trekking about the world, that probably won't be a problem for you to handle for a couple of hours either.

There are usually fireworks, concerts in the park, people strolling along the waterfront too.

For specifics, chec Time Out or New York Magazine, or just go with the flow. Some favorites of mine are Chelsea and Tribeca areas of Manhattan, Williamsburg and Atlantic Avenue near the East River in Brooklyn.

And, have a happy New Year!