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Ring in 2024 at these local New Year's Eve parties and dining experiences.
Enjoy a decadent eight-course dinner on New Year's Eve at Addison. PHOTO BY ERIC WOLFINGER
Ease into the New Year with a luxurious eight-course tasting menu by chef William Bradley and team at the three Michelin-starred Addison. Expect a flavorful experience showcasing the purity of California gastronomy, as well as world-class ingredients such as caviar and white truffles. A supplemental wine pairing is also available thanks to lead sommelier Kyle South, and seatings are offered from 5 to 9PM. Reserve your table here.
Ring in New Year's Eve on the water in San Diego Bay. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY CRUISES
City Cruises will sail into 2024 with brunch and dinner cruises on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in the San Diego Bay. Brunch will offer a buffet format paired with live entertainment and bottomless mimosas, while dinner will flow with elegant cocktails, a buffet dinner, a DJ spinning tunes and beautiful views of San Diego’s waterways. Book your boat experiences here.
Savor the end of 2023 at Amaya at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, where a complimentary glass of Champagne will be followed by a decadent dinner of Royal Sturgeon caviar, pan-roasted abalone, veal chop, Snickers semifreddo and much more. Make a reservation here. Then, return on New Year’s Day when Amaya dishes up a three-course Champagne tasting brunch featuring sweet and savory delights. Book brunch here.
Let executive chef Masa Kojima sweeten your New Year’s Eve with his three-course prix fixe menu at this La Jolla institution. Seatings will take place between 6 and 8:45 p.m., and menu highlights include king crab chawanmushi, lamb chops and a quince tangerine tart. Reserve your table here.
Light up the night on Dec. 31 at Hotel del Coronado. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Get the new year off to a rockin’ start at Hotel del Coronado’s new restaurant, Smokehouse & Bar at the Historic Landry. Its Smokehouse Rockin’ New Year’s Eve party. will feature a live band playing rock 'n’ roll and blues tunes, an open bar, a decadent dessert display and passed trays of mini corn dogs and tater tot nachos from the Smokehouse chefs. Purchase your ticket here. The Del will also offer a New Year’s Eve showing of Top Gun: Maverick on the beach followed by a fireworks extravaganza.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve 007-style at Kona Kai San Diego's Bond Gala. Begin the celebration with a Champagne cocktail welcome reception followed by a delectable dinner. Finish with dancing, live music by Roseville and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Book your reservation here.
The al fresco dining room at Adelaide at L'Auberge Del Mar; PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Guests and locals are welcome to spend New Year’s Eve in coastal luxury at L’Auberge Del Mar. Commence the evening by booking a prix fixe dinner at Adelaide, with the option for a 5 or 8 p.m. seating time, where you’ll enjoy delicacies such as uni and caviar atop scrambled egg toast and black hawk wagyu Denver steak. During the later seating, enjoy Champagne and live music while watching the ball drop. For reservations, click here.
Fuel up for the night ahead at the Michelin-starred Valle restaurant at Mission Pacific Hotel, where chef Roberto Alcocer will serve a special six-course tasting menu to ring in 2024. Post-dinner, get glowing at Mission Pacific Hotel’s Neon24 New Year’s Eve party. Hosted at The Rooftop Bar, this indoor-outdoor extravaganza is all the rage, pouring drinks amid pulsating lights and a kaleidoscope of colors. Wear something bright and shine like a star on the last night of 2023. Reserve Valle’s New Year’s Eve tasting menu here, and grab your tickets to Neon24 at The Rooftop Lounge here.
The William D. Evans sternwheeler will be rockin' on New Year's Eve. PHOTO COURTESY OF EVANS HOTELS
With departures from Bahia Resort Hotel and Catamaran Resort Hotel, the Monte Carlo New Year's Eve Casino Cruise invites partygoers to board the William D. Evans sternwheeler for a night on the Mission Bay. Try your luck at casino games, indulge in a dessert bar and cash bar featuring specialty cocktails, enjoy live entertainment and commemorate the night in a photo booth. A Champagne toast will help you ring in 2024 as will festive party favors. Cheers! Make a reservation here.
It’s celebration season in Carlsbad at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Ring in 2024 with a delicious New Year’s Eve prix-fixe dinner at Bob’s Steak & Chop House from 5 to 9 p.m., where plenty of incredible dishes will help kick off the new year in style. From 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., kiss 2023 goodbye at Bar Traza. A dessert bar, flowing libations and a lively cover band will add to the party atmosphere (and tickets earn you a $20 dining credit at VUE or Bob’s Steak & Chop House.) Reserve your dinner at Bob’s Steak & Chop House here, and grab a ticket to Bar Traza here.
Spend NYE in the Gaslamp at Pendry San Diego. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Welcome the new year at The Pendry’s Provisional Kitchen, which will offer a special celebratory four-course menu paired with Champagne and spirited live music from 6 to 10 p.m. (Opt for the additional wine pairing to really get the party started.) Keep the good times going by popping bottles at the nearby Fifth & Rose, where you can dance your way into the new year with live music, craft cocktails and small bites. Tickets to the New Year’s Eve bash at Fifth & Rose can be found here. For dinner reservations at the Provisional Kitchen, click here.
Diplo will take the stage at Petco Park on Jan. 1 during the CRSSD Proper NYE/NYD two-day party. PHOTO BY MARIA JOSÉ GOVEA
Party the night and day away at Petco Park from Dec. 31 through Jan. 1, where world-renowned DJs—including Chris Lake, Diplo, ZHU and many more—will command the turntables as 2023 turns into 2024. Grab tickets here.
As The Guild Hotel heads into its centennial year, the Downtown San Diego property is throwing a glamorous 1920s-inspired bash complete with a live jazz band, burlesque performances, and open bar options. Get decked out in a flapper dress or zoot suit as you channel your inner Gatsby during this night of revelry. Expect passed appetizers, late-night snacks, Champagne and more. Reserve your ticket here.
Enjoy an elegant dinner at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Both The Grill at Torrey Pines and A.R. Valentien will celebrate 2024 with curated dining experiences. From 5 to 10 p.m., enjoy a prix fix three-course dinner at The Grill at Torrey Pines, or opt for a five-course feast by executive chef Kelli Crosson at A.R. Valentien. Dine on the outdoor terrace or in the dining room to indulge between 5 and 9:30 p.m. with an optional wine pairing. The Grill will also offer a New Year’s Day brunch, complete with a bloody Mary bar, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.