Originally Posted by Fireup2025
Any recommendations on New Year's in NYC? Times Square seems too nuts for me...but I am sure there are PLENTY of alternatives...
Several years ago, my husband, daughter and I visited NYC over the New Year's holiday and celebrated New Year's Eve at the top of the Empire State Building. The weather was brutally cold and it was wonderful to be able to go inside to warm up periodically. There were only a few dozen people there -- much more civilized than the hundreds of thousands of mostly drunken young adults in Times Square -- and we toasted the new year with champagne at midnight after mostly hearing (cause you don't have a real good view) the roar of the crowd when the TS ball comes down. Then we had the nicest surprise, watching several beautiful fireworks displays way out in the distance. Took the elevator down to the street, caught a cab, and was back in our hotel before most of the folks were even out of the Times Square mess.