New Year's Eve in Santa Cruz can sometimes be a bit of a whirlwind. Whether you're looking for a nice place to grab a bite, the best party in town, or for a less conventional way to celebrate, we thought we'd highlight a few of our favorite New Year's festivities in Santa Cruz to help you kick-off 2015 in style!
Check out our top spots to eat, drink and be merry:
Are you looking for something low-key like a nice meal? There are plenty of restaurants that will be open late on NYE. Severino's is known for having live entertainment and a wonderful ambiance. Located in the heart of Aptos, this is a charming spot to enjoy a fresh seafood and celebrate in comfort and style.
Looking for something unique and dazzling? The Chaminade Resort & Spa is hosting a fabulous Fire & Ice themed party to kick-off 2015! This will be an event to remember as it is an all-inclusive party package with dinner, open bar, dancing, and late check-out for NYE guests. This is a great event to party the night away.
If you're hoping to skip the whole party thing, there's still plenty of other festive options available to you in Santa Cruz. Say goodbye to 2014 and skip the crowds by heading over to the Cocoaunut Grove a night early for some pre-New Year's celebrations. Here you can catch a magic show and sip a free glass of champagne on Dec 30 2014! There's also a New Year's day hike taking place on Jan 1 2015. This is your chance to kick off 2015 by getting close to nature and exploring some of the local state parks.
No matter what kind of night you're hoping to have for New Year's Eve 2015, there's plenty of options to choose from in Santa Cruz!