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San Diego: New Year's Eve 2013 Guide

What to do and where to go by neighborhood: San Diego's best New Year's Eve parties



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champagne and clock counting downDowntown

Andaz:

Remember that chick who was supposed to be dating Prince Harry? This is where they met.
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Fluxx:

It's Fluxx. Need we say more?
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Porto Vista Hotel:

A festive evening awaits your arrival, as this celebration features a premium 5-hour open bar, festive party favors, and a midnight champagne toast to top off the night—but you will already be on top of the city at this scenic rooftop.
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The Westin:

If you’re wishing you were in Europe, and more specifically France, travel downtown, and bring in the New Year, at this Midnight in Paris celebration. DJ Scotty Boy will provide the beats as you dance the night away, along with an open bar and tasty bites and appetizers.
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Hornblower Cruises:

Keepin’ it classy: a 4-hour cruise on a yacht with a buffet dinner, drinks, and DJ. Don’t forget your diamonds and pearls. Tickets: $155.
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Hard Rock Hotel:

This party will be as epic as always. With 3 floors, 5 venues, and 12 DJs, the possibilities are endless. Tickets are already selling out. It is never too early to plan for this night of the year!
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House of Blues:

Action-packed bloc party complete with DJs, dancers, and masquerade hostesses. Celebrate the New Year, loudly. Tickets: $30.
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Sheraton Hotel:

Ain't no ball like the Royal Princess and Knights Black and White Ball! But seriously, it sounds fancy -- so you might want to look into a haircut there, Scruffy. All-you-can-eat buffet (obviously we're intrigued), dinner, drinks, the works. Tickets: $80.
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Side Bar:

DJ Epic Twelve is spinning until 2 a.m. So go on, get down with your bad self! And, you know, like, someone else too. It is New Year's. Be social.
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US Grant Hotel:

If you feel like a classier night with a red carpet and 12-foot ice bar because you’re swanky like that, head to the 1st Annual NYE Soiree: The Bivouac. A throwback to the Hotel’s restaurant in the 1910’s, this event will have an intimate and upscale feel. Think chandeliers and sparkle rather than strobe lights and spilled beer. Tickets: Adults (21+) - $60-$950. (TIP: Use code "SDMAG" for $10 off pre-sale tickets!)
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USS Midway Museum:

Does the combination of an open bar and the open sea sound like you? Then grab a life vest and run – don’t walk – to the New Year’s Eve Gala on the Midway. No Titanic re-enactments, please. Tickets: $169.
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La Jolla

Beaumont's:

They don't call it the Birdrock 'n' Roll for nothing! Okay, no one actually calls it that. But they should. Because it would be awesome. The Next Best Thing to Johnny Cash will be rocking the best party, on New Year’s Eve at Beaumont’s!
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Brockton Villa:

Ah, soft candlelight, the sound of crashing waves, a little bit of bubbly. This is about as far from the Jersey Shore (both physically and atmospherically-speaking) as S.D. gets.
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La Valencia:

Ever dined inside of a pink hotel before? What about a famous pink hotel? Oh, you have? Fine. Well. You should go again. Enjoy and exquisite holiday menu and live entertainment.
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Del Mar/Solana

Belly Up:  

Prince Harry made out with someone here too. Oh, and the Reverend Horton Heat is performing, so that's cool. Tickets: $55 in advance or $60 at the door. 
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Burlap:

Four-course prix-fixe menu, complete with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Enjoy a delicious meal before you venture out for the evening, or toast with Burlap at midnight. Tickets: $65.
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Flavor:

Dinner, dancing, drinks. Or pass on that whole dinner thing and just head straight to the dancing and drinks -- they know what's up, as this is one of North County’s premier restaurants and lounges. Tickets: $92.
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Carlsbad

Sheraton Resort and Spa:

Ring in 2013 by Going Back in Time to the Roaring Twenties! If your idea of New Year's is more "Rock the Cradle" than "Rock the Casbah," this is the shindig for you. With Legoland fireworks, games, and buffets -- we're pretty sure there won't be a whole lotta fist pumping action going on. Unless your family is into that sorta thing, in which case -- party on! Tickets: Kids age 3 and under - Free, Kids 4-12 - $30, Kids 13-17 - $45, Adults (18+) - $90.
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Midway

Valley View Casino Center:

LED presents OMFG! NYE 2013. The title sums it up nicely, we think. Calvin Harris will perform along with other DJs and musical acts to welcome the New Year with a crash, a bang, and probably auto-tune. 2-Day Pass Tickets: Adults (18+) - $164.
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Pacific Beach

Catamaran Resort:

A truly Californian way to usher in the New Year. New York may have the Ball Drop but we have sand, surf, and beach parties. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a party overlooking Mission Bay, NY has nothing on us. Tickets: $139.
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Temecula

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa:

Toast the New Year with a Fire & Ice themed celebration where you’ll wine, dine, and dance your way to 2013. And make sure you have your “jazz hands” ready because The Gayle St. Gregory Band will be playing a mix of soul, blues, and jazz.
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Kearny Mesa

The Comedy Palace:

Don’t take the New Year too seriously; it’s not the end of the world, guys. The Mayans were just joshing. Head to the Comedy Palace for a NYE night of laughs, good eats, and Gangnam Style dance moves (we’re guessing). Tickets: Adults (21+) - $50-$100.
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University Heights

Cueva Bar:

A 3-course prix fixe meal with options like flank steak, caramelized squash bisque, and smoked shitake mushrooms. Ring in the New Year with a dinner bell because 2013 tastes delicious. Tickets: $40.
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