The Countdown to NYE fun in Katy and Houston starts now. Check out our picks for the best places to stay, dine, and ring in 2016.
Written by Brittany Bluford & Ashley Lancaster
The hardest part about New Year’s Eve is deciding where to go. When the clock strikes midnight, make a memory at one of these awesome places.
STAY THE NIGHT
1515 Dallas St., Houston
Embassy Suites is just steps away from Discovery Green, Houston Rockets Toyota Center, and Houston Astros Minute Maid Park. Spend New Year’s Eve in a spacious room close to the sparkling downtown attractions. Visit embassysuites3.hilton.com.
1112 Eldridge Pkwy., Houston
If you’re exhausted from the concert, reworks, and New Year’s Eve party at the Holiday Inn Energy Corridor, skip the ride home and book a room. Room rates are available at a discounted price with the purchase of a ticket. Visit ihg.com.
Hotel Sorella – CityCentre
800 Sorella Ct., Houston
Check in at Hotel Sorella, enjoy live music, a balloon drop, and champagne at the Monnalisa bar party. Call 713-973-1600 for New Year’s Eve packages or visit hotelsorella-citycentre.com.
La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
600 La Torretta Blvd., Montgomery
Hang out with your honey at the Energie Lounge for dinner and drinks before the clock strikes midnight. There will be a stunning display of reworks over the lake.
Omni Houston Hotel
13210 Katy Fwy., Houston
Enjoy a buffet dinner reception, live entertainment, midnight toast, balloon drop, midnight snacks, a parting gift, drink coupons, and a bottle of sparkling wine. Packages starting at $339. Visit omnihotels.com/hotels/houston-westside/specials/new-years-eve-party.
3201 Louisiana St., Houston
If you haven’t tried the French cuisine at Artisan’s, New Year’s Eve is a great time to explore a new eatery. The restaurant offers reservations from 5 to 10 p.m. for $120 per person. Visit artisansrestaurant.com.
Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Kemah Boardwalk Suite G., Kemah
Cruise the night away on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay while enjoying reworks, dining, and dancing. Visit boardwalkfantasea.com.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
23501 Cinco ranch Blvd.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille offers diners New Year’s Eve entertainment and a set menu. Make a reservation for 5:30 p.m. and earlier for $59.95 per person. Any reservations after 5:30p.m. are $79.95 per person.Visit perryssteakhouse.com.
8502 FM 359 S., Fulshear
Enjoy fresh seafood, organic vegetables, and more dining options at this popular, unique neighborhood grill. Visit raysgrill.com.
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd., Houston
Join Topgolf for New Year’s Eve celebration from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with bay reservations starting at $75. They will have a DJ, cocktails, and of course fun and games. For pricing, bay reservations, and general admission prices, visit http://topgolf.com/us/nights/.
New Year’s Noon Bash
Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St., Houston
Head out for this famous celebration of the last day of 2015! There will be tons of games, prizes, entertainment, and a mid-day balloon drop. Visit cmhouston.org.
New Year’s Eve Run
800 Town and Country Blvd., Houston
CityCentre is known for its restaurants, retail shops, and attractions. On New Year’s Eve, fireworks and a DJ are added to the list of attractions. Visit citycentrehouston.com/events.
Sharky’s New Year’s Eve
The Downtown aquarium
410 Bagby St., Houston
Celebrate the new year with a buffet, balloon drop, contests, and giveaways for the kids. Reservations are required. Visit aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston. KM
BRITTANY BLUFORD is a freelance writer who loves to travel locally and internationally.