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San Francisco Travel Association Presents Where to Stay in San Francisco for New Year’s Eve

December 28, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

There are myriad activities and events taking place in San Francisco to help launch 2017 off to a fun start. Those looking to stay in the city for the spectacular fireworks show or attend special performances and late-night parties should book rooms in advance as nearby hotels fill up quickly.

Best Area to Stay to Watch Fireworks: Embarcadero

Every year the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show. The best view of the fireworks can be found at the hotels and restaurants along the waterfront. Attend Confetti and Cocktails” NYE at the Americano Restaurant & Bar or stay in a neighborhood hotel.

Nearby hotels include: Hotel Vitale, Harbor Court Hotel, and Hotel Griffon.

Best Area to Stay for a New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl: Marina

The New Year’s Eve PubCrawl in the Marina covers a bit of ground. There are plenty of fun pubs perfect for large groups of friends. For something a little more “contained,” Eye Heart SF “Streets of San Francisco” NYE, at Fort Mason offers a sweeping view of the entire Bay from a giant Ferris wheel, a virtual reality playground and the “HUSHconcerts” silent disco. No matter where the party starts, a nearby place to stay is always key.

Nearby inns include: Seaside Inn, Buena Vista Motor Inn, Travelodge by The Bay and Coventry Inn.

Best Area to Stay for a New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Union Square, SoMa and Financial District

Some of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties are taking place in Union Square’s many hotels, such as the San Francisco New Year’s Eve at Hotel G, W San Francisco New Year’s 2017, NYE International Ball 2017 and Metropolis NYE 2017 w/FKJ. Fortunately, this neighborhood has plenty of hotels within walking distance. Another great reason to stay in Union Square: It’s a transportation hub, making it easy to get anywhere else in San Francisco.

Some nearby hotels include: W San Francisco, Handlery Union Square Hotel, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco Marriott Marquis Union Square, Hilton Parc 55 San Francisco Union Square, Park Central San Francisco Union Square, Westin St. Francis San Francisco Union Square, Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel and Clift Hotel San Francisco.

Best Areas to Stay for a New Year’s Eve Performance: North Beach and Civic Center

At the Regency Ballroom on Van Ness Ave., the party is M.O.A.N.Y. (Mother of All New Year’s). Davies Symphony Hall at the Civic Center will rock with “NYE’s Celebration – With Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess and the San Francisco Symphony.” The party in North Beach will be “Beach Blanket Babylon’s” special New Year musical revue. Bonus points: Several popular brunch spots, are nearby for the morning after.

Nearby hotels include: Washington Square Inn, Hotel Boheme, San Remo Hotel, The Opal, Hotel EPIK, Cova Hotel and Hotel Metropolis.

Best Areas to Stay in San Francisco for New Year’s Day Brunching: Everywhere

Greet the first morning of the year on board the Hornblower’s San Francisco New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise, or brunch like a local at the best brunch spots with lines worth the wait, we’re sure you’ll find a meal that’s snap or Insta-worthy.

Find More New Year’s Eve Events in San Francisco here.

The San Francisco Travel Association is the official destination marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, activities and more, visit, read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. San Francisco Travel also operates Visitor Information Centers at Hallidie Plaza, 900 Market St. at the corner of Powell and Market streets and on the lower level of Macy’s Union Square.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 44 international cities on 38 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with 78 cities in the U.S. on 13 domestic airlines. SFO offers upgraded free Wi-Fi with no advertising. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit Follow SFO on and

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