Ringing in New Year’s Eve on the East Coast


Grab your noisemakers and party hats, because New Year’s Eve 2015 is here! For those spending quality time at home with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, maybe your New Year’s Resolution (like ours) ought to be a plan to travel more! Make that resolution happen with the BusRates.com directory of group-friendly charter bus operators – they provide the quotes and YOU get to choose your operator.

Before we usher in another 365 days of potential group travel goodness, let’s take a look at some of the best party spots to ring in the New Year on the east coast. If you’re fast enough, you might be able to get a group together to catch these celebrations before the ball drops tonight!

Times Square, New York City

It should be no surprise that Times Square is the first city on our list. There truly isn’t anything else like it. Be sure to bundle up and join an estimated one million people eagerly anticipating joy and hope for the year ahead in downtown New York. The many star-studded live performances on multiple stages lead up to the iconic Times Square ball drop. If you can’t visit in person, you can catch the live webcast available at the Times Square Alliance.

Adventure Aquarium, Camden, New Jersey

For those who prefer the company of animals as opposed to crowds, families can look to celebrate with over 8,500 aquatic friends at New Jersey’s largest aquarium, Adventure Aquarium. The third annual New Year’s Eve Splash is a family event that includes music, up-close animal encounters, character appearances and a “Countdown” Dance Party. Shake your tail feather in a Penguin dance-off, and catch the incredible views of the Philadelphia firework display at night. Many zoos, aquariums and museums have celebrations so check your local town if this idea piques your interest.

Project NYE DC, Washington D.C.

There are dozens of huge parties in the capitol of the country, but the Red Carpet Affair takes home the nomination for our third New Year’s Eve celebration hotspot. Feel like a Hollywood superstar on the east coast. Walk like a movie celebrity as the red carpet is rolled out for this Oscar- themed event. This is one of the largest all-inclusive New Year’s Eve Parties and takes place in a 56’ tall glass enclosed venue. Dress to the nines and ring in the New Year near the Smithsonian and The White House. If a wine and dine event is how you envision ringing in the new year, look for local red carpet events in your area.

Wherever you end up bidding farewell to the departing year, be sure to travel safely. Renting a charter bus, minibus or partybus is an excellent idea for party-goers on the move. Search our directory of United States and Canadian bus operators to find the best bus for your group. Happy New Year!