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November 01

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There’s no better way to celebrate all you have accomplished this year than by planning a final vacation for the year. Time your stay at InterContinental San Diego right, and you can enjoy all the New Year’s Eve festivities the California town has to offer. From kid-friendly events to parties going late into the night, there’s something for everyone. Best of all, by staying at our luxury hotel, you have a relaxing place to rest up after saying goodbye to the year.

A Look at NYE Events in San Diego

Whether you’re looking for an energetic night out or something more chill, there’s no shortage of ways to countdown to the new year. 

  • City Experiences has several cruises to choose from in San Diego. The New Year’s Eve Premier Dinner Cruise is a four-hour outing complete with a Live DJ and plated dinner. For an earlier outing, reserve your spot on the Signature Early Buffet Dinner excursion. They even have a New Year’s Day brunch cruise.
  • Another option for an evening on the water is from Flagship Cruises & Events. The dinner cruise features unbeatable views of the San Diego Skyline. Take in the sights as you dine on a delicious meal.
  • Purchase your wristband to take part in the Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls. This 21 and up event takes you to some of the best bars in San Diego, where your wristband gets you in with no cover.
  • For a high-energy outing like no other, purchase tickets for Fngers Crssed present PROPER NYE/NYD at Petco Park. The two-day event features a lineup of incredible techno/house artists. Tickets are known to sell out, so we recommend purchasing them as soon as possible.
  • If you’re looking for a kid-friendly option, head to Seaworld. The popular San Diego attraction’s Christmas Celebration continues through mid-January, so you can still enjoy all its festive fun on NYE. Keep your eyes on the website for updates about extra fun taking place on Dec. 31.

Say Goodbye to the Year in Style

For anyone looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Diego, there’s no better place to call home than InterContinental San Diego. Situated along the bayfront, our luxury hotel is close to all the top events while providing you with a tranquil space to escape to.

From sophisticated yet laid-back accommodations to exceptional amenities and world-class dining, our San Diego hotel has it all. Don’t wait to reserve your stay. Check out our special offers before reserving your stay online, or call 619-501-9400 to speak with a reservation specialist.

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