San Diego on new year's eve is all about big parties, with many of the city's top bars, restaurants and hotels hosting spectacular NYE parties and special events.
There isn't sadly a large new year's eve fireworks display over San Diego any more - the last one took place several years ago now - but we have managed to track down some fireworks shows not too far away if you're determined to see in your new year with some pyrotechnics - see below for details.
The huge and enduringly popular new year's eve gala event that is the Big Night San Diego returns once more for new year 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
This party includes a total of 10 different party areas and 8 dance floors, with live entertainment provided by bands and DJs, top class food and drinks all included. They even offer discounts on hotel rooms if you want to stay over at the Hilton.
Get more details and buy your tickets online here.
It's called a block party, but while the event is actually taking place indoors it will be a great way to see in the new year in style. Taking place at the famous House of Blues on Fifth Avenue, this party has several DJs playing live across all three of the venue's different sections.
Tickets are available here.
Taking place a the Valley View Casino Center, this event has become a feature of new year's eve in San Diego, bringing a selection of top big name artists to town over 2 days of live electronic and dance music. Headlione performers in previous years have included Tiesto, Eric Prydz, Zedd and Hardwell.
Get the very latest on this year's event, with full lineup and tickets available on the official site here.
Billed as the Gaslamp's Hottest New Year's Eve party, this event takes place across all 3 floors of the Hard Rock Hotel and offers live entertainment from top performers - last year they had hip hop legends Method Man and Redman here so you can expect some real big names.
There are VIP options available as you might expect, includinng bottle service, and preferential rom rates are also offered. This will sell out quickly so get your place secured as soon as you can here.
We promised you some fireworks, and here is where we've managed to find them. It may involve a bit of a drive across the desert but you will be rewarded with a great new year's eve party that has live entertainment and even a ball drop to accompany the fireworks display at midnight.
Get more details and tickets here.
Taking to the water to see in the new year has always been a popular option in San Diego, and there are several top options to choose from. Local cruise specialists Hornblower take their luxury fleet out for a variety of special NYE events that include a brunch cruise, sunset buffet dinner cruise, VIP celebration dinner cruise and even a New Year's Day brunch cruise.
See the full range of cruises and reserve you place online here
As we've already mentioned, many of the top hotels in San Diego host their own private new year parties, making life a bit easier without having to wory about getting home afterwards.
As well as the places covered already, you might also like to check out the new year's eve events and accommodation packages at the Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, Hotel Republic and Hotel del Coronado.
You can see the full range of options and reserve your places at the top San Diego hotels here.
Without any big fireworks the options for live viewing in San Diego are limited, but there are some good webcam views over the city:
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