New Year's Eve

Are you looking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve destination? According to Wallet Hub, over 103 million people will travel at least 30 miles from their home for New Year’s and over 93 million will drive to their destination.

Wallet Hub compiled a list of the 100 best New Year’s destinations (Nashville came in at #25). There are several destinations in the top 25 that are only a few hours drive away. If you’re up for a New Year’s road trip, check out these spots.

Atlanta, GA
Ranked 3rd

In Music City, we drop a giant music note at midnight. In Atlanta, they have been ringing in the New Year with the Peach Drop ever since its conception in 1989.

Louisville, KY
Ranked 19th

Louisville Kentucky New Year's EveNew Year’s Eve in Louisville is epic. This year, there will be live music From Paris, confetti cannons, a balloon drop, party favors, and the city’s one and only ball drop.

Birmingham, AL
Ranked 20th

Birmingham is host to a variety of New Year’s Events including live bands, special entertainment and more in their Loft Entertainment District, swanky hotel parties and more. See a list here.

If you prefer to stay close to home, don’t miss Music City’s festivities.

Nashville, TN
Ranked 25th

Wallet Hub placed Nashville at #25 on their list.Get ready for an incredible New Year’s Eve celebration with Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Carly Pearce, Jonny P, Larkin Poe, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers are playing the 2017 event as the city counts down to the midnight Music Note Drop and fireworks to ring in the New Year against the backdrop of the iconic State Capitol building. Learn more here.

See Wallet Hub’s top 25 cities for New Year’s Eve celebrations below.

How Wallet Hub created their list: 

In order to determine the best spots for celebrating New Year’s Eve, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across three key dimensions: 1) Entertainment & Food, 2) Costs and 3) Safety & Accessibility.

They evaluated those dimensions using 25 relevant metrics, each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for New Year’s Eve partiers. Finally, they determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its total score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample. In determining their sample, they considered only the city proper in each case, excluding cities in the surrounding metro area. Learn more about their methodology and see their complete list of top 100 places to spend New Year’s Eve here.

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
City Total Score ‘Entertainment & Food’ Rank ‘Costs’ Rank ‘Safety & Accessibility’ Rank
1 New York, NY 77.23 1 99 6
2 Orlando, FL 76.47 4 21 75
3 Atlanta, GA 72.93 5 41 88
4 Los Angeles, CA 72.63 6 56 47
5 San Francisco, CA 72.52 2 97 71
6 San Diego, CA 71.51 11 54 39
7 Chicago, IL 71.14 9 70 40
8 Miami, FL 70.21 3 100 72
9 Washington, DC 69.27 10 88 35
10 Las Vegas, NV 68.55 7 69 84
11 Seattle, WA 66.43 12 87 62
12 Dallas, TX 66.18 14 31 54
13 Denver, CO 65.55 16 36 43
14 New Orleans, LA 65.49 8 90 89
15 Austin, TX 65.24 15 39 53
16 Philadelphia, PA 65.15 13 80 34
17 Buffalo, NY 64.38 21 45 27
18 San Antonio, TX 64.06 18 24 69
19 Louisville, KY 62.24 22 10 96
20 Birmingham, AL 62.22 24 37 73
21 Boston, MA 61.32 19 93 8
22 Anaheim, CA 61.25 28 62 11
23 Houston, TX 61.13 26 40 67
24 Tampa, FL 61.11 27 35 61
25 Nashville, TN 60.65 17 50 90

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