The Top 5 Cities for New Year’s Eve

As we approach the end of 2015, everyone is looking for a unique way to celebrate the year that was filled with laughter, tears and a time when change seemed the norm. Do you live in a city that knows how to throw a party and can help you ring in the new year right?

WalletHub ranked these top five U.S. cities as the best place to celebrate New Year’s Eve:

  1. Orlando, Fla. Universal Citywalk is hosting a huge party in this theme park city, with the “largest outdoor dance floor” and DJ M-Squared. There are several other affordable and fun events, including the 6th Annual Thorton Park Street Party, Enzian’s James Bond New Year’s Eve Party and A Night at the Delta at B.B. King’s Blues Club at Pointe Orlando.
  2. San Francisco, Calif. Because this city knows how to throw a party, San Franciso truly is the best city on the West Coast in which to ring in 2016. Apartment residents get to enjoy events all over town, including massive fireworks displays on the water, the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Gala Cruise, the NYE International Ball at the Palace Hotel and the San Francisco New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl.
  3. Atlanta, Ga. Residents of this great Southern city love to be on hand for the annual “Peach Drop”, which is a 16-hour family event filled with carnival rides, entertainment, and festival food. To top it off, this event at the Underground Atlanta features the descent of an 800-pound Peach, followed by a spectacular fireworks show and millions of pieces of confetti.
  4. San Diego, Calif. In addition to a thrilling fireworks display over the water, San Diego boasts a number of over-the-top events for its residents, including Bond Ball 2016, San Diego Club Crawl, Moonlight New Year’s Eve Cruise and Mega Countdown at Fuse nightclub.
  5. Scottsdale, Ariz. While Scottsdale offers several exciting parties, there are also some more laid-back options for dwellers of this Southwestern city. Activities range from a “Las Vegas-style” party with three different party spaces at Talking Sticks Resort to famous waltzes played by the Phoenix Symphony.

If you live in one of these fabulous cities, you already know what great locales they are for celebrating New Year’s Eve. If you want to be closer to the fun or are looking for a new start for 2016, visit We will help you find the perfect apartment near all the activities you enjoy. Plus, when you tell your new apartment community that you found them on, you can earn up to $200 in rewards. Happy New Year!