Step right up, folks, and behold the wonder that is Orlando, Florida – the greatest New Year’s Eve destination in the good old U.S. of A! Move over, New York City, because the Sunshine State is now basking in the glory of being named the top spot to ring in the New Year. And if that doesn’t put a little extra pep in your step, then get ready for the cherry on top, because the Empire State is hemorrhaging taxable income like it’s going out of style, while Florida is raking in the dough faster than you can say “Happy New Year!”
— New York Post (@nypost) December 27, 2023
That’s right, dear readers, Florida is laughing all the way to the bank as New York’s pockets get lighter and lighter. And just to add insult to injury, Florida’s communities are even poaching New York City police officers right from Times Square! It’s like they’re saying, “Thanks for the idea, now step aside and let the professionals show you how it’s done.”
According to Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the City Beautiful, from family-friendly outdoor attractions to world-famous theme parks. And let’s not forget about the block parties, concerts, dining events, and those one-of-a-kind fireworks displays that make Orlando the envy of the nation.
But what really sets Florida apart from the concrete jungle of New York City? It’s the less restrictive political environment, of course! WalletHub pointed out that Orlando boasts some of the longest fireworks displays in the country, and guess what? Consumer fireworks are legal, so you can put on your own show and light up the night sky like a true patriot.
And let’s not overlook San Diego, with its mild weather and clear skies, making it the ideal place to appreciate an outdoor get-together and fireworks show. WalletHub reports that San Diego has the lowest chance of precipitation on New Year’s Eve, meaning you won’t have to worry about your hair frizzing up in the rain while you’re decked out in your finest party gear.