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Best New Year’s Eve Staycation Destinations To Ring In The New Year

Kick off the new year right! With the new year approaching, a relaxing staycation at a unique hotel could be the perfect way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, or get a jump start on your travel bucket list. These hotels located on rivers around the United States offer charming stays for travelers, each with its own flair of excitement and fun. Picture themed rooms, beautifully and exotically decorated hotels, and loads of amenities that can make or break a relaxing vacation getaway.

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New Year’s Eve Staycation: Hotel McCoy (Tucson, AZ)

Best For Art and Instagram Lovers
At Hotel McCoy in Tucson, there are beautiful murals and art pieces everywhere you look, decorating both the interior and exterior of this funky, 1960s motor lodge. That means there are plenty of places to snap Instagram-worthy photos and marvel at the fantastic art by local artists. Located in the middle of the desert, about 18 blocks from downtown Tucson, Hotel McCoy offers 50+ murals on site, an all-local art gallery, Barrio Books, the onsite bookstore, and many more amenities. Spend some time relaxing at Oasis Beach, the hotel’s mid-century modern baby blue pool open all year round, or play a game of ping pong, foosball, or cornhole. At nightfall, visitors can get cozy by the fire pit and enjoy a locally sourced beer or wine from the Tucson Sunshine Climate Club bar.

Hotel McCoy Trip Tips
Nearby Attractions: Saguaro National Park, MotoSonora Brewery, Best Room: Sentinel Peak, New Years Eve Event: None

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New Year’s Eve Staycation: The Roxbury Motel (Roxbury, NY)

Best For Themed Rooms
Whether you stay at The Roxbury at Stratton Falls or the Roxbury Motel, you are guaranteed a fun-filled and entertaining visit if you book a room with the Roxbury! And being just down the road from each other, guests are able to enjoy the amenities of both hotels. From the full service spas and outdoor swimming pool to the waterfall trail system and the beauty of the Catskill Mountains, Roxbury will provide you with a relaxing and fun getaway. But the main draw is, of course, the epic themed rooms, including the Tower Cottages, the Mansion Rooms, and the Motel Rooms. Your stay at either Roxbury Hotel will be nothing short of amazing when you see their detailed themed rooms first hand. And with all of their extra amenities and package offers, Roxbury is a great staycation destination to visit this year.

Roxbury Motel Trip Tips
Nearby Attractions: Skiing, Restaurants, Recreation, Best Room: Galileo’s Gate, New Years Eve Event: None

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New Year’s Eve Staycation: The Saguaro Palm Springs (Palm Springs, CA)

Best For A Pop of Color And Sunshine
Maybe you’re traveling to escape the winter weather, or maybe you’re checking off some bucket list experiences in Southern California. Whatever your reason for visiting, the Saguaro Palm Springs hotel is a fun place to stay during your travels. Known for their bright colored rooms and buildings and for getting sunshine almost every day year round, the Saguaro is perfect for relaxing poolside and getting your tan on. Visitors can also take advantage of the spa, gym, and weekend yoga and desert cruiser bikes, for something to do during breaks from their poolside cabanas. The pop of color everywhere you look and epic rooms that have views of the pool, mountains, gardens, courtyards, or city lights, a private balcony or patio, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas, make the Saguaro an awesome place to stay in Palm Springs.

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New Year’s Eve Staycation: The Curtis Hotel (Denver, CO)

Best For Overall Experience
Found in Denver, Colorado, the Curtis Hotel is another epic destination for ringing in the new year, or for your upcoming travels in the new year. With fun themed rooms, vibrant artwork at every turn, and a prime location in downtown Denver, the Curtis offers an amazing overall experience that is hard to top. The lobby is also a fun place to hang out with the Corner Office and Martini Bar, the epic décor, board games, and more. To top it all off, the Cutis Hotel has an amazing stay that is dedicated to making your stay the best it can be. You might even be able to participate in a hula-hoop competition in the lobby or play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with the front desk staff for complimentary upgrades!

Curtis Hotel Trip Tips
Nearby Attractions: LoDo, Nightlife, Best Room: Ghostbusters Themed Room, New Years Eve Event: None

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