<------ back

Ring in the New Year with a California Road Trip

Posted on Dec 29, 2014

The coming of the New Year is reason to celebrate, and what better way to do so than with a California road trip? Beautiful landscapes, gorgeous weather, and countless events and activities await you and your rental from 1st Choice RV. The beauty of an RV rental is that you have complete control over where your adventure takes you and how you choose to countdown to 2015! However, for some great December 31st destinations for your California road tripcheck out these uniquely Golden State options.

Big Bear Lake

Looking to spend New Years Eve surrounded by mountains in a beautiful natural landscape, but still want to attend a big celebration? Not a problem! Pencil Big Bear Lake into your California road trip itinerary for the Wyatt’s New Year’s Eve Party and Snow Summit’s annual Torchlight Parade. Head over to the Big Bear Lake Convention Center for a family friendly celebration complete with live music and dancing, arts and crafts, a bounce house, and complimentary midnight champagne! While in the area, you can also head over to Snow Summit Ski Resort at 7pm to watch over 100 skiers and snowboarders navigate a torchlight parade down the slopes!

The Rose Parade

If you want to see something with a storied history that is guaranteed to take your breath away, point the wheel toward Pasadena for the126th Annual Rose Parade. While the parade itself is on New Year’s Day, there are plenty of festivities and celebrations in the area on New Year’s Eve as well. The parade itself is made up of the most ornately decorated floats you will ever see – all with a unique design, pattern, and adorned with only flowers. Many take up to a year to create!

Sacramento’s New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular

Each year The Golden State’s capital is home to the best New Year’s fireworks on the West Coast. More than a fireworks show, the events surrounding the main attraction include live music, dinner specials, vendors, live music, and children’s activities. Set on the city’s historic waterfront, breathtaking firework shows start at 9pm and midnight and the complimentary activities guarantee to provide a full evening’s worth of entertainment and a worthy stop on your California road trip.

First Night Monterey

First Night Monterey seeks to use visual and performing arts to bring families and the Monterey community together in a New Year’s Eve celebration. As their mission states, First Night works by “…using art as a catalyst to unify the community through creativity, imagination and participation.” With activities for all ages, their flagship New Year’s celebration is arguably the best family function for New Year’s Eve. If your family and rental RV happen to be in the Monterey area on December 31st, do yourself a favor and celebrate the arts with First Night!

Los Angeles Nightlife

Maybe the family friendly thing isn’t on your radar this New Year’s Eve. If you’re looking to stay out late for more adult oriented entertainment, then the LA nightlife scene may be calling your name. With ample bars, clubs, DJs, and live music in the greater Los Angeles area, there is no shortage of world-class parties to attend. Visit for a thorough list of New Year’s Eve happenings in Los Angeles and other California urban centers.

A California road trip is the best way to celebrate the New Year, and if you are looking to road trip the right way then do it in an RV! The Golden State offers countless New Year’s Eve celebrations to tack on to what will already be an unforgettable vacation, so don’t hesitate and visit us at 1st Choice RV today!

Connect with Us

Back to top