Fun things to do in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve!

New-Years-Eve-New-OrleansThere is no better way to ring in the New Year than with a trip to the amazing city of New Orleans! This historic, bustling city is well known for its entertainment and nightlife, and New Year’s Eve in New Orleans is no exception. In fact, there are so many events happening that it may be difficult to pick just one!

Some annual traditions are must-sees, like the Crescent City Countdown with the fleur-de-lis drop and the spectacular fireworks show over the Mississippi River. Jackson Square is where all the action is, including live entertainment while you await the countdown.

However, if you’re looking for a dance party, Bourbon Street is the place to be.  You can take your pick from the many nightclubs in the French Quarter, and some of the bars and clubs even offer courtyards and balconies where you can watch the fireworks display.

If you’re more in the mood for a special dinner celebration, Reveillon Dinners are popular in this amazing city. Some of the best restaurants in New Orleans offer these gourmet meals for New Year’s Eve, an excellent choice for a romantic evening with your loved one.

Of course, there are plenty of live music venues that will be hosting New Year’s Eve events. From concert halls to jazz clubs, you can find all different types of music to ring in the New Year with on famous Frenchman Street.

For a night that you will never forget, sign up for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise, where you can enjoy live entertainment, great food and drinks, and a spectacular view of the fireworks from the luxury of a riverboat.  With both the Creole Queen paddlewheeler and the Steamboat Natchez available for this special event, you can enjoy the thrills of the Mississippi River and New Orleans in style on New Year’s Eve.

You can even find kid-friendly New Year’s Eve events in New Orleans, like the Louisiana Children’s Museum with an annual Countdown to Noon and the Audubon Zoo’s “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration. And, if you need a great place to relax after a long night of celebrating, the BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn provides a convenient and peaceful place to ensure a great night’s sleep.