Whether it’s a black-tie gala dinner in Nob Hill, a high-octane party with global DJs, or a top-deck yacht party off Pier 39, San Francisco never fails to deliver an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. However, ask any San Franciscan what to do on New Year’s Eve in SF, and their reply will be: ‘Fireworks!’ Come midnight on 31 December, a show-stopping display glitters across the skies over the Bay, illuminating in full technicolor the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. It’s a spectacular backdrop to the ultimate San Francisco NYE 2023. The question is, where to enjoy the show?
Fresh Start Festival is something of a New Year’s Eve tradition in San Francisco. Kicking off on 31 December, this color-saturated, glitter-washed, two-day party is for the fiercest of festival-goers… what happens in Fresh Start stays in Fresh Start. It’s brilliant fun, and you’ll be ringing in NYE 2023 with some of the world’s finest DJs. The venue is perfectly placed at The Waterfront. Just remember to look up at the big moment to catch those epic San Franciscan New Year’s Eve pyrotechnics.
If you’re keen for something a little less Lollapalooza, head offshore aboard a yacht. San Francisco puts on some excellent above-deck NYE festivities, a mere glide out from the city’s most famous piers. As well as enjoying a rewarding taste of SF’s gourmet foodie scene, you’ll enjoy dazzling views across the Bay—including, of course, that celebrated night-sky extravaganza. And what more appropriate snapshot of a New Year’s 2022 perfectly spent in San Fran?