Famed for many things including cable TV’s Boardwalk Empire, its historic past and beautiful landscapes, you can make your own history by celebrating New Years Eve 2018 in New Jersey. From the vibrant Atlantic City, the East Coast’s version of Las Vegas, to Trenton, its capital city, the state has a lot to offer when it comes to bringing in the New Year, and there’s nothing like witnessing the fireworks displays NJ provides, lighting up the sky over the Atlantic Ocean.
Parties and Fireworks
For New Years Eve in New Jersey, premier venues include the Showboat House of Blues, celebrity performances at Caesars, the Tropicana, said to be presenting Gladys Knight, and the Borgata, presenting a vast array of entertainment choices that are guaranteed to appeal to all tastes. Popular Bader Field will also be packing in the crowds with a wide range of live big name entertainment which is said to include talents like David Solano, Adventure Club and Tommy Trash.
The best way to catch the fireworks in Atlantic City on NYE in New Jersey is from its legendary Boardwalk, which begins at the beautiful Absecon Inlet and extends along the beach for 4 miles to the city limits, and 1.5 miles to popular Ventnor City. The boardwalk is lined with hotels and casinos and a nice range of arcades, restaurants and shops as well. Major attractions include the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum, House of Blue and Boardwalk Hall.
Most of the hotels will be holding their own special events on New Year Eve in New Jersey including the Hilton Embassy Suites in Piscataway Township which will be having a cocktail reception, open bar, a 3 course dinner, dancing and DJ’s, party favors and champagne as New Year rings in.
Enjoy the ultimate NYE in New Jersey celebration aboard the cozy and warm Spirit cruise ship enjoying breathtaking views of fireworks above the Statue of Liberty, complete with synchronized music. Cruise packages include a buffet dinner, DJ’s, party favors, an open bar, and a champagne toast. This 4 hour cruise departs from New Jersey’s Lincoln Harbor Marina in Weehawken, and is the perfect way to spend New Years Eve in New Jersey.
The Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ will also be hosting a special event featuring dancing and gourmet dining. In Morristown, NJ the Madison Hotel NYE party package includes 5 hour open bar, a lovely sit down dinner and dessert, dancing, DJ’s and more. In Hobokan, New Jersey, the place to be on New Years Eve is either Bahama Mama’s or the Brass Rail Bar and Restaurant, both offering all the fun NYE amenities you could possibly want on this very special day.
Accommodations for NYE
The accommodation choices in New Jersey are varied and numerous, especially if you plan on staying in Atlantic City, but you’ll want to plan ahead. Among the favorites are the Tropicana, the Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, and Bally’s, all located on Boardwalk Central.
Updated: Top 10 hotels in New Jersey
- Icona Diamond Beach
- HYATT house Bridgewater
- Sonesta ES Suites Princeton
- The Water Club at Borgata
- Hampton Inn Carlstadt-At The Meadowlands
- Westminster Hotel
- The Madison Hotel
- Congress Hall
- The Virginia Hotel
- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa