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New Year's Eve in New York City

Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations

Times Square is a popular destination for travelers looking for an exciting New Year's Eve celebration


Blinding neon, world-class performers and that famous ball drop. Times Square is a given for merrymakers who want to go the classic route. As for those who prefer their festivities with an edge, there's only one choice. Purchase a Times Square Official Party Pass and you'll glide past the velvet ropes at the city's top bars and clubs — premium open bars included and bragging rights guaranteed.


STK Rooftop: High notes include an A-list clientele and five-hour premium open bar in the Meatpacking District overlooking the Hudson.

Monarch Rooftop Lounge: Alluring designer décor, DJs, a six-hour premium open bar and gasp-worthy views of the Empire State Building, all within easy walking distance of Times Square.

Bryant Park Grill: Party it up Parisian-style at a Fashion Week favorite with a top shelf open bar, DJs and a landmark location in Bryant Park.


New York Marriott Marquis: A perfect Times Square home base and home to two festive NYE parties, including a gala and five-course dinner at The View, 48 floors above the city.

Hotel Gansevoort: A celebrity favorite and that oh-so-sassy rooftop bar — where else if you're partying in the Meatpacking District?

Learn more about New Year's Eve in Times Square at the official website

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