Top Local Destinations to Ring in the New Year – And How To Get There

Champagne bottle shooting a cork New Year’s is just around the corner. That means it’s time to make plans to celebrate!

If you live in Albany NY or in any of the surrounding areas in Upstate New York, there are dozens of options when it comes to celebrating New Year’s out on the town. In fact, there are so many things going on at New Year’s, it might be tough to choose which events and activities you’d like to attend.

Luckily, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite local destinations in Upstate NY where you can ring in 2018.

Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s In the Capital Region

Saratoga, NY

Saratoga Springs is an amazing place to spend New Year’s Eve. From exclusive parties at local restaurants to First Night Saratoga – the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in New York State outside of NYC – Saratoga really goes all out.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or you’re searching for something that’s affordable and family friendly, you’ll find it in Saratoga.

Explore all Saratoga has to offer on New Year’s here.

Albany, NY

Albany’s celebrations tend to be overshadowed by Saratoga’s on New Year’s, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in New York’s capital city. The bars, pubs and clubs in downtown Albany will be hopping, with some featuring live music and specials to ring in 2018. If you’re looking to enjoy festive nightlife without major crowds, Albany’s the place to be on New Year’s Eve!

If you’re planning to greet 2018 in Albany, be sure to check out Capital Holiday Lights in the Park, one of Albany’s most popular attractions that runs through January 2nd this year.

Learn more about New Year’s Eve festivities in Albany NY.

Lake George, NY

It may be a bit outside of the boundaries of the Capital Region, but Lake George is still magical place to spend New Year’s. The village’s summer crowds may be long gone, but on New Year’s Even the village comes alive again with a variety of festivities.

From cruises on the lake to live music and parties at local bars including King Neptune’s and the Lake George Beach Club to restaurants serving up delicious specials, New Year’s Eve in Lake George is a blast. And, you can top it all off with fireworks over the lake at midnight!

Find out more about ringing in the new year in Lake George.

New Year’s Transportation in the Capital Region – and Beyond

No matter where you’re planning to celebrate New Year’s, it’s a good idea to have a designated driver or chauffeured transportation lined up ahead of time. If you’re planning to indulge in a few beverages and/or you don’t want to deal with traffic and parking, hiring a professional driver is a great idea.

Plus, chauffeured transportation can make a special evening even more memorable, and will take all the extra stress out of your New Year’s plans this year!

Whether you’re traveling with your family, a large group, your sweetheart, or just a couple of close friends, Premiere Transportation has transportation options that will work for you.

Learn more about our New Year’s Transportation options!

Celebrate New Year’s In Style

New Year’s is a time to celebrate – to look back at the previous year and look forward to the year ahead. With dozens of events in Albany and the surrounding areas throughout Upstate New York, you’re sure to find the perfect place to celebrate with those most important to you.

We’d be glad to help you get there – and home – safely this New Year’s! Give us a call today at (518) 459-6123 or request a quote online to find out how we can help to make this New Year’s celebration your best one yet!