From bay cruises and festive parties to fireworks and Champagne toasts, San Francisco is an exciting place to ring in the New Year. Whether you’re looking for a casual evening or a dressed-up affair, here are some memorable ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Catch the Fireworks on a Bay Cruise
Count down to midnight as you cruise past the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and more. You’ll have the chance to see lights of the city skyline, Oakland, and Treasure Island from the water, and you’ll have a great viewing spot on the water for the midnight fireworks. Many boat trips feature live music and open bars for the occasion.
Shop until you drop at Union Square, which will still be lit up for the holidays. From here, you can head to one of the city’s many parties, performances, and dance floors dressed in your holiday best.
Tour the City on a Cable Car
Hear the chime of the classic cable car bell as you take in the sights of San Francisco from its most famous mode of transportation. It’s the perfect way to see the hilly city.
Visit the Ferry Building
Taste the best flavors of the Bay Area and the West Coast at this waterfront foodie heaven. Treat yourself to a celebratory meal or pick up some party favors for later. You’ll have front-row seats to the fireworks from here.