11 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in San Diego if You Hate Crowds 

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, reflections, resolutions, toasting, getting toasted, balls dropping, counting down, and hooking up (for your innocent midnight kiss, of course!).

Saying goodbye to 2016 and ringing in 2017 is something that many are looking forward to but the celebration comes with a cost… crowds!

If a packed club sounds like a claustrophobic nightmare and your inner introvert is telling you to skip the whole thing altogether, here are a few things you can do if you hate crowds but still want to have fun.


1.) Catch a Movie

The LOT movie theater in La Jolla is having a New Year`s Eve special which will include caviar, cold seafood, vodka and champagne. Sounds like a pretty good start to the New Year!


2.) Have a Private Party at a Luxury Hotel

Book a private suite at one of these San Diego Hotels and invite your VIPs!

3.) Charter a Private Yacht 


Take your NYE to the water and charter a private yacht and celebrate with family and close friends.  Here are a few SD companies that offer private yacht charters:

4.) Treat Yourself to a Calorie-Full Dinner with Friends

You’ve worked hard this year and you deserve it! Make some reservations at one of these fine dining establishments and eat and drink until your heart is content… you`ll start that diet tomorrow like every other New Year`s resolution-er.

5.) Get a Private Table On a New Year’s Eve Cruise

Hornblower is offering a high-end dinner party that will be complete with themed music, entertainment and classic cocktails.

You get your own private table with a 4 course dinner and free-flowing champagne… what more can you ask for?

6.) Rent Your Own Villa

If you don`t feel like a hotel get together with friends, try a staycation in a sweet pad! You can rent out anything from luxury homes to beach bungalows with airbnb.com.

7.) Solve a New Year`s Eve Murder Mystery 

Enjoy a fun night of mystery and comedy at San Diego’s Mystery Cafe, which includes the show, a three course meal and a champagne toast.

8.) Enjoy A Night in with Take Out 

If you don`t want to go anywhere, try a night in with take out! Watch Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin countdown to the New Year from the comfort of your home and pajamas. Don`t forget a bottle of champagne and make sure to order from one of SD`s best take out joints.

9.) Have a Bonfire at Moonlight Beach

Enjoy NYE on the beach by a warm bonfire and good friends. Make sure to pack a cooler with food, refreshments and of course, S`more stuff!

10.) Take a Tour South of the Border


Hang out in Baja with Five Star Tours & Charter Bus Company. Ring in the New Year with a four day tour starting at the SD Airport. Enjoy a traditional Baja lobster dinner at Puerto Nuevo Lobster Village with all the trimmings,  visit Mexico’s largest wine producing valley, Valle de Guadalupe and tour Ensenada.



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