New Years Eve 2014 in Atlanta
Atlanta is the colorful capital of Georgia and the southern United State’s most captivating city. For a memorable holiday break this year consider spending New Years Eve 2014 in Atlanta. On New Years Eve the city likes to see itself as not simply the state capital of the deep south, but a tremendous street party locale complete with fireworks and merry making, bringing visitors and locals out in the streets, and many just for the city’s Peach Drop party which typically provides the focal point for Atlanta’s New Years Eve celebrations.
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Best Parties and Fireworks:
New Years Eve 2014 in Atlanta will be celebrating the iconic Peach Drop event’s 24th year and expects over 100,000 party goer’s who’ll be there to enjoy the family-friendly activities. The celebration consists of carnival rides, live music, a substantial variety of vendors and its legendary Peach Drop, Atlanta’s version of the iconic Times Square ball drop, all to welcome in 2014. This special event takes place in Atlanta’s downtown underground district, with a fun variety of nightclubs and bars close by along Kenny’s Alley that will keep the party going until the early morning hours. There will also be a NYE weekend party at the Atlanta Civic Center and the Buckhead Ball at the Grand Hyatt.
Some of the best vantage points to enjoy the fireworks displays is from one of Atlanta’s many skyscrapers with the tallest being the Bank of America Plaza, actually the 52nd tallest building in the world, 9th in the U.S. Additional dominant buildings that make up the beautiful Atlanta skyline is the Terminal Station, Carnegie Library, the Equitable Building and the Fox Theatre, which has garnered an icon status in the United States.
There is a wide range of parties held at the local hotels on New Years Eve 2014 in Atlanta as well as in most of the bars and restaurants. NYE celebration highlights worth considering include the ATL New Years Eve gala, a black tie affair presented at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and the quirky Possum Drop New NYE celebration at the Possum Pickin music venue in the downtown area.
To pass the time during the day New Year Eve 2014 in Atlanta there are a number of suggested places to check out including the Woodruff Arts Center; home to Atlanta’s Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA).
The weather this time of year in Atlanta can be a bit unpredictable, with combinations of warm sunshine and clear blue skies to snow storms from time to time. That being said, there are plenty of fun things to do indoors as well including the Kendeda Canopy Walk, an amazing raised picturesque platform presenting views of some of the area’s remaining rare remaining urban forest. Another must see if you have the time is the Atlanta Zoo.
Accommodations during New Years Eve 2014 in Atlanta:
Atlanta has hotels for every budget however if you feel like treating yourself to a taste of upscale living you’ll want to consider hotel’s like Mandarin Oriental, the Four Seasons, Wingate by Wyndham or St Regis.