Have you started planning your vacation to reign in the new year? Some of the best resorts for New Year's Eve are across the country in the most popular cities. And with the most popular brands. If you own with one of these vacation clubs, you may be able to get some last-minute reservations. Or, take some inspiration for next year.
Spend New Year's in Las Vegas
There's no other place to be that's as exciting as the City of Lights for a New Year's vacation. Packed with luxurious resorts, casinos, entertainment and gourmet dining experiences, you can't miss an opportunity to vacation here for NYE at least once.
Wyndham Grand Desert
If the kids are tagging along, Wyndham Grand Desert is going to be one of the best resorts to stay in for New Years. Tucked away just miles away from The Strip, you can enjoy peace and quiet by day, with views of both the desert and the City of Lights.
This mega-resort includes three towers that give each one or two-bedroom suite an incredible view. Relax near the lagoon-style pool or stay warm on the spacious sundeck. There are two fitness centers, tanning beds, a sauna, four hot tubs, and activities aplenty.
When you're ready to go out for the evening away from your home away from home, take the free shuttle from the resort to The Strip for your NYE festivities. There is no casino on-site, making it perfect for families that are in Vegas for entertainment and fun. With spacious suites offering one and two-bedroom accommodations, enjoy fully-equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, as well as separate living and dining areas.
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Bluegreen Club 36
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One of the top Bluegreen resorts for New Year's Eve, Bluegreen Club 36 has a perfect spot for all your Las Vegas activities. Offering a break from the excitement on The Strip, Bluegreen Club 36 is also a family-friendly resort.
Stretch out in one or two-bedroom villas that are complete with the conveniences of home. Fully-equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, and spacious living/dining areas will allow you to relax while you're away. Splurge on a stay in the Presidential Suite, with extra space and over-the-top amenities, like a theater and game room.
On-site is a covered pool, indoor heated swimming pool, and sundeck to bask in the desert warmth. When you're ready for an evening out, take the free shuttle to Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino for a night of adventures.
Elara Las Vegas
You'll be floored when you see the Elara Las Vegas towering over The Strip. It's unique architectural design isn't the only thing about it that stuns guests. 50 floors of sweeping views of the city lights, mountains, and desert in the distance make a stay here worthwhile. You'll never miss the scenery with floor-to-ceiling windows right from your suite.
This Hilton Grand Vacations resort offers over-the-top amenities, too. Elara's exotic outdoor pool is complete with private cabanas, spa tubs, and a bar and grill. Accommodations range from studios, all the way to four-bedroom suites. The three and four-bedroom suites are even complete with fully-equipped kitchens, making your vacation easier.
What's another way the Elara is one of the best resorts for New Years? The full-service concierge can help plan your nights with show tickets, dining reservations, and local attractions.
Watch the Ball Drop in New York City
You don't have to watch the Ball Drop in New York from your television this year. Some of the best resorts for New Years include brands like Hilton Grand Vacations, Bluegreen, and Wyndham. Take a stroll down to Times Square for a night to remember with live entertainment, fireworks and of course, the midnight ball drop.
The Hilton Club New York
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The Hilton Club New York has a convenient and exciting location, right between 53rd and 54th Streets. With plenty of on-site dining options, you won't have to worry about last-minute reservations. The Bridges Bar brings romance to Manhattan's Seven Bridges with murals, steel cable accents, and the best martinis around.
The new concept restaurant, Herb N' Kitchen features salads, sandwiches, and brick-oven pizzas. With a barista as well, guests can order specialty coffees while dining or to-go. You may want to grab a hot cocoa for the cold NYE celebrations!
Owners only—the Lobby Lounge overlooks the city while you can relax and enjoy the view. Wine, cocktails, and light bites can offer a convenient snack before you head out to see all that the city has to offer.
The Manhattan Club
Just between Broadway and Seventh Avenue, The Manhattan Club is within walking distance to some of the best NYC attractions, bars, theaters, and restaurants. Executive and one-bedroom suites can accommodate up to four guests and feature kitchenettes for convenience.
Enjoy breakfast in the mornings and cocktails in the evening at the private club lounge that overlooks the City That Never Sleeps. This Bluegreen Vacations hotel will keep you comfortable on your New Year's Eve trip.
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Wyndham Midtown 45
As Wyndham is known for being a worldwide hospitality brand, of course, they have options for owners in New York City. If you happen to visit before NYE, make sure to experience the Suite Magic here! Inspired by the movie "Elf," experience the suite full of paper snowflakes, popcorn garlands, candy canes, and red bow ribbons.
Centered in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Wyndham Midtown 45 features boutique-style elegance, spacious suites, and a 33rd-floor sky lounge.
Best Family-Friendly Resorts For New Year's Eve in Orlando
Looking for the best resorts for new years, but need it to be family-friendly too? Orlando has the best resorts perfect for you. Adults can celebrate at CityWalk's EVE party, or take to the theme parks for fireworks and rollercoasters.
The Fountains Orlando
The Fountains Resort by Bluegreen is a massive, fun, and luxurious stay for everyone. 54 acres surround Lake Eve and sit next to the ever-popular International Drive. Accommodations range from one-bedroom villas, all the way to expansive three-bedroom suites, or even Presidential suites with over 2,700 square feet of living space.
On-site the resort is something for everyone. Bluegreen Wakoola Springs is the 75,000-square-foot "waterpark" with a zero-entry pool, two water slides, interactive water fountains, kiddie pools, and hot tubs. Should Florida have a rare, chilly day, take a swim in the indoor, 6,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor pool as well.
When the kids are getting fidgety, head to the clubhouse, complete with an activity room just for them. Moms and dads might enjoy bringing a book for the outdoor relaxation garden while the little ones spend the afternoon playing away. There's even a full-service bar in the clubhouse if you need a cocktail too.
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Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village
Considered one of the best Hilton Grand Vacations Orlando resorts, Tuscany Village offers an elegant (but fun!) retreat. Inspired by the whimsy and elegance of Europe, this resort provides easy access to the top attractions in Orlando.
On-site the resort is two heated swimming pools, so you can sunbathe all day if you want, and find a peaceful spot. An interactive children's water feature can keep the little ones busy. For those rare brisk evenings, take to one of the three whirlpool spas.
When you need a bite to eat but don't want to leave the property, guests have three hearty options. Enjoy Fresco Market & Deli for a quick bite or lunch food, the Toscana Pool Bar & Grill, or Fresh Tuscan Pizza that even picky eaters love.
Accommodations range from studios, all the way to three-bedroom suites that feature screened balconies, fully-equipped kitchens, washer and dryer, and whirlpool jet tubs.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek
One of the best resorts for New Years in Orlando, Wyndham Bonnet Creek will keep you comfortable all vacation long. Right next to Walt Disney World theme parks, you'll always find a great view of the nightly fireworks. Stroll along the lakefront boardwalks and find a cozy firepit spot to sit.
Five pools, water slides, splash zones, a lazy river, private cabanas, and poolside bars will blend your afternoons in the sun together.
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
There's no place like Walt Disney World on New Year's Eve. Every year, visitors can expect a spectacular fireworks show at the stroke of midnight. For one of the best resorts for New Years in Orlando, head to Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort. It's unique architectural design gives each guest an amazing view of the water or theme parks.
Disney Vacation Club owners at Bay Lake have convenient access to the Contemporary Resort by the Sky Way Bridge. On-site is Bay Cove Pool, complete with a 20-foot slide, whirlpool spa, and poolside bar. The most majestic feature of the resort, however, is the Top of the World Lounge. Get access to the absolute greatest view of the fireworks possible, all while enjoying delicious food and cocktails.