July 1, 2022

Where to Go for New Year’s Eve: 7 Last-Minute Ideas in the U.S.

New Year’s Eve festivities will look different this year for obvious reasons. While the Centers…

Where to Go for New Year’s Eve: 7 Last-Minute Ideas in the U.S.

New Year’s Eve festivities will look different this year for obvious reasons. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending against getaways and large celebrations, there are ways to turn “staying home” into a fantastic staycation. In truth, the end of 2020 offers a chance to rethink the traditions we never really enjoyed anyway (crowded clubs with exorbitant cover charges, freezing fireworks displays) and forge new ones that lean into the true meaning of New Year’s Eve celebrations: reflecting on the past year and preparing for the one ahead.

If you’re looking for ideas for where to go for New Year’s Eve, these seven hotels have holiday programming that speaks to the scrappy creativity that has come to define life in 2020: Think in-room dinners, drive-in concerts, socially distanced outdoor activities, and even door-to-door entertainment in a retro motor lodge’s parking lot. Before you book, make sure you read up on the latest local travel restrictions and CDC guidelines, and follow our up-to-date coronavirus coverage here.

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