Where To Go for New Years Eve in Long Beach, CA
Where to go in Long Beach for New Years Eve
As usually happens this time of year, we can get sidetracked preparing for the Holidays and forget to find someplace to go for New Years Eve. Typically I end up frantically searching the internet on December 30th, trying to find someplace to ring in the new year in Long Beach. Luckily, this year I’m thinking ahead and researching my options before the last minute.
I did find a great list of Long Beach New Years Celebrations on the Press Telegram website:
Some of the highlights of the list include:
The Queen Mary; a classic Long Beach favorite for New Years Eve. “The Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve ship-wide celebration includes seven parties and two fireworks displays; deluxe dining and room packages are also available. With their ticket, guests can soak up jazz in one of the ship’s historic salons, sing along to dueling pianos and dance to tunes ranging from the 70s and 80s to today’s Top 40.”
If you’d like to view the fireworks from another venue, you could always celebrate aboard a boat with Harbor Breeze Cruises. “Enjoy an OPEN BAR, Mexican buffet, champagne toast at midnight, beautiful fireworks show, and the DJ will be spinning your favorite tunes! This event is for ages 21 and up. This will be a sold out event, get your tickets early!!! ”
If you’d rather stay on dry land, there are wonderful restaurants, such as Parker’s Lighthouse. Revel in jazz music, a prix fix dinner, and a champagne toast with view of the fireworks.
How to Get Home Safely in Long Beach on New Years Eve
Anywhere you choose to spend New Years Eve in Long Beach, we want you to get home safely. I’ve found some great ways to get home for those that may have had “a little too much fun” and shouldn’t drive.
Long Beach Transit has published a schedule for free rides on New Years Eve from 5 PM to 2:30 AM.
AAA – “The Auto Club sponsors a complimentary Tipsy Tow service on New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July, which offers free rides to drivers who have been drinking.”
The most unique idea I’ve seen was on LongBeachComber.com about a relatively new service called Scooter Patrol – “The way it works is simple. If a person realizes he or she is too impaired to safely drive home, the individual may contact Scooter Patrol and request service. At a scheduled time, a professional licensed driver will arrive at the location on a motorized scooter, place the scooter in the trunk or storage space of the person’s automobile, and drive the individual home in his or her own car”
Once arriving at the residence, the driver will return the keys, remove his scooter, and leave. The service is completely free of charge, the only condition being that the residence is within ten miles of the pick up point. To make a reservation with Scooter Patrol in Long Beach call (562) 577-7365 To contact them via email, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
I hope this helps you ring in a happy, healthy, safe, and prosperous New Year!
Keller Williams Pacific Estates