Take your talents to South Beach, and you find beautiful scenery as well as beautiful people in abundance. After a day of trophy fishing, put your 12-foot marlin on ice and then book a table in the VIP lounge of clubs like Cameo and LIV to take in the competition of flashing lights, swinging skirts, and pumping music.
The Big Easy is better known for Mardi Gras than for New Year, but don't think a Cajun celebration fails to measure up. Visit the French Quarter, where there's always a party on the streets in the New Year's evening, to watch the paper-mache Baby Bacchus drop from atop of the Jax Brewery building in the French Quarter. Grab an oyster po'boy sandwich and a Sazerac cocktail to make it a true New Orleans experience.
One of the largest cities in the country plays host to one of the largest block parties in the country. San Antonio regularly crams the River Walk with hundreds of thousands of people, boasting fifty bands on three stages to draw attention while the fireworks blast until the wee hours of the morning. Watch from the ramparts of the Alamo, as Texas' forefathers did a century and a half ago, and soak up one of the most important events in US history.
Better known for its proximity to the great outdoors than its own activities, a New Year in Denver means spending most of the day skiing or rock climbing or hiking. Stand a full mile above sea level, and then take to the hills to conquer some of the tallest peaks in North America. Once you're at the top, take a breather and watch the fireworks from the capital city.
The city of the Founding Fathers rings in each New Year in sheer style. Rather than curse the cold, Bostonites throw a competition to chisel out everything from snowmen to mugshots in the ice, then judge them as the fireworks illuminate their art. With a huge array of famous bars downtown, hop from one to the next and sample any of the city's microbreweries that have made it a beer hotspot.