3 Exciting New Year’s Eve Travel Destinations

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations. How you ring in the new year sets the tone for the following months, and that’s a great reason to spend NYE in a fresh, fun place.

Welcome 2024 in Dallas, Texas

On New Year’s, Dallas is one of the best places to be. In fact, you might think you’re in New York City thanks to the lit-up ball atop Reunion Tower. Even though that ball is built to stay in place and won’t lower like the one in NYC, there’s still a dazzling fireworks display over the tower at the end of the night to celebrate 2024.

Dallas has what you need if you’re looking to ring in the new year with a party. Every year, the Dallas Hotel throws a bash on the 33rd floor in the rooftop lounge called NYElectric – expect an open bar, cocktails, DJs, and a view of the Reunion Tower fireworks that will take your breath away.

This city also understands the value of a sophisticated New Year’s Eve celebration. Start 2024 on the right note by attending Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve. Dress up in your best black tie look and get ready to party like it’s 1920. This event includes DJs to create the perfect opulent ambiance, an open bar, a number of different party areas, a countdown to 2024, and a midnight toast. Tickets will go fast for this one, so we recommend securing yours ASAP!

Start the New Year Right in Orlando, Florida

If your perfect image of ringing in 2024 includes being surrounded by your family — older and younger members alike — then Orlando is the perfect destination for you.

Disney Springs is a wonderful place to celebrate NYE if you want something on the quieter side, without a fireworks display. This is a great spot if you have little kids or bigger kids who just aren’t into the party scene. Or, maybe, you don’t have any kids at all, but you’d rather keep it low-key for the night. No matter your situation, Disney Springs can be counted on for great shopping, good food (we recommend stopping by the Rainforest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and Raglan Road), and sweet treats you’re sure to love.

Looking for a bigger party? Check out “The Experience” on Sunset Walk! This outdoor concert is open to all ages and welcomes hit recording artists for you to jam out to. This place is a haven for music lovers, and the fireworks that light up the sky at midnight will surely take your breath away.

We can’t forget to mention the breathtaking NYE celebration that happens at Magic Kingdom every year. Once you see the beautiful fireworks lighting up Cinderella’s castle, you’ll never want to compromise for anything less than the absolute enchantment that Magic Kingdom brings.

Spending the Night in Atlanta, Georgia

New Year’s Eve in Atlanta gives off a different vibe than Orlando or Dallas – an awesome vibe that is entirely unique to the city.

For adults looking for a fun New Year’s Eve, there are quite a few options. Underground Atlanta hosts the Peach Drop every year, which is exactly what it sounds like. A giant peach (weighing in at 800 pounds, to be exact) drops just like the light-up ball does in New York City. That spectacle, along with A-list vocalists, makes the night unforgettable.

Other activities for adults include hitting up The Battery Atlanta (where you’ll find tasty drinks, a DJ playing the hottest hits, and even bull riding), Beat the Bomb (an immersive gaming experience that you won’t find anywhere else), and The Great Hall New Year’s Eve Party (a classy gathering complete with charcuterie, champagne, and all the cheese platters you can imagine).

There are plenty of festivities for families, too. The Battery Atlanta hosts a celebration earlier in the night for the little ones, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta has a Peach Drop much like Underground Atlanta, and Stone Mountain Park starts their countdown at 8:59 p.m. (the ball drops at 9) so your kids aren’t out too late.

Where Are You Flying This December?

The end of the year will be here before we know it, so now is the best time to plan your New Year’s celebrations. Wherever you plan to welcome in 2024, South Bend International Airport can take you there.

We offer nonstop flights to 12 destinations with connections worldwide. To book your next trip, check out the airlines who fly with us.