New Year’s Eve is coming and you wanna take that sweetheart you’re going to kiss at midnight out on the town. But now where to take them in that RV? Are you looking for a fancy event where you can get all decked out in your best and go dancing? Or maybe you’re a little more laid back and want something casual where you can just be yourselves and enjoy the atmosphere? If you’ve got young ones, it might not even be either of those options. Whatever your style, these are five places you won’t want to miss ringing in the new year with plenty of RV parks close by.
Yosemite National Park, California
It’s hard to top this beauty and all the opportunities it offers, especially on New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re looking for a classy black tie affair or something a little more low key for the little ones, Yosemite Park does it right. The park boasts a six course meal (complete with sparkling toasting wine) and lets you dance into the night at its Majestic Yosemite Hotel bash. Fancy penguin suits not your thing? Head on over to the Yosemite Valley Lodge and treat your kiddos to a 9 pm ball drop and goodie bag. Whichever your style, be ready for a night to remember.
It’s a beautiful part of the country in the summer with its lush trees and ocean views, but it’s also a place for true history buffs to join together to ring in yet another new start. Head on down the road just a ways and take in all three historic districts: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. A non-alcoholic family event takes place every year (but you’ll have to pay for tickets for admission) that features live music, dancing and entertainment. They’ve even got a children’s show that runs in the evening to entertain little eyes and ears. As the night comes to a close, a fantastic fireworks display signals the end of the evening.
Big Bear Lake, California
In this small California town of 5,000 people, you’ll find party after party celebrating the new year. They’ve got a little something for everyone (even a 20’s theme mystery night). Be sure to check out their torchlight parade over at the Snow Summit Ski Resort, where skiers and snowboarders carry torches down the massive Magnificent Mile mountainside, leaving a snake-like path of light on their wake. It’s a totally spectacular sight to see as you ring in the new year with friends and family. And guess what? It’s totally free to watch!
Jellystone National Park, South Carolina
Aside from New Year’s activities, this campground is themed and ready for your family. Home of the famous Yogi Bear (kind of), Jellystone offers an unreal number of activities that you can participate in through the whole holiday. If you’re into gem mining, ceramics, games, fishing or something else entirely, the event coordinators here have probably got you covered. A-i-n’t that right-a Boo Boo?
Last but not least, Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is the ultimate vacation for families with small children, but it’s also fun for adults! Fancy dining events, Cirque du Soleil and one of the best fireworks shows in the country await those that make the journey down to the Sunshine State. And the parks stay open late, which gives the kiddos more time to adventure through Magic Kingdom or explore Animal Kingdom.
No matter where your travels take you, when you’re in good company you’ve got all you need. But if you can make it to one of these beautiful, super fun locations to surround yourself with gorgeous scenery and parties, it just makes the experience that much more memorable. Sit down, buckle up and hit the road in your RV to your celebration destination. And cheers to another year living the Good Life.