4 Places to Celebrate the New Year in Your RV

places to celebrate the new year in your RV
Image via Flickr by Dov Harrington

Traveling around the country in your RV doesn’t have to get put on hold for the holidays. No matter where you go, there’s sure to be some fun and memorable way to celebrate the New Year. For these events, you may want to plan a special trip to experience the fun for yourself.

Black and White New Year’s Celebration

Head over to Palm Desert, California for New Year’s, and you can celebrate in style at the Black and White New Year’s Celebration. Don’t think you have to give up glamour because you’re traveling around the country. Get dressed up in your fanciest and enjoy cocktails, dinner, and a champagne toast at midnight. Book a weekend stay at the resort for $358 — a New Year’s special — and buy your tickets for $75 per person.

Emerald Desert RV Resort
76000 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, California 92211

New Year’s Beach Ball Drop

Looking forward to sand and sun for your holiday travels? Panama City Beach isn’t just for spring break. Join the celebration at Pier Park for a full evening of beachy fun. Admission is free, and it’s a good event for the whole family. Enjoy live music, a light show, great food, and a Beach Ball Drop with 10,000 inflatable balls raining down. At midnight, a glowing beach ball drops and then the fireworks begin.

Pier Park
600 Pier Park Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Celebrate New Year’s in Yosemite National Park

There’s more to Yosemite than great camping and exploring nature. At the end of the year, you can celebrate in one of two ways.

Bring the whole family out to the Mountain Lounge Celebration at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Kids are welcome and everyone will enjoy the dance floor as the DJ plays all your dance favorites. Snacks and games will be available. At 9:00 p.m., kids of all ages can enjoy the balloon drop. Tickets are $67 for adults and $34 for children 12 and under.

For something finer and more luxurious, choose the elegant black tie affair at The Ahwahnee with a six course meal, live music, dancing, and a toast at midnight for $243 per person. You’ll be able to ring in the New Year in style.

Yosemite National Park

Polar Bear Plunge

Whether you stay out too late the night before and you need to wake up or you just want something different this year, head on out to Lake George, New York for the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. Join 1,000 other participants as they brave the freezing waters for bragging rights and a lot of fun. The event kicks off at Duffy’s Tavern on Amherst Street, and when you’re done, you can grab a drink there to warm back up.

Shepard Park Beach
Canada Street
Lake George, NY 12845

There’s all sorts of fun to be had on the open road and in the small towns and parks across the United States. No matter what your style, whether elegant or wild and crazy, you can find a fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve while you travel the country in your RV.

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