Baltimore is one of the premier destinations to ring in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display. Whether you’re looking for a super night out or just want to catch the show, Baltimore has many venues that are sure to satisfy your every desire. If you’re going to be outside for an extended time, make sure you and the kids dress accordingly. Now let’s check out some great places to check out this season’s fantastic show.
Spirit Of Baltimore
561 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Date: Dec. 31, 2013 at 9 p.m.
Why not take to the water this year on a Spirit Cruise to enjoy the new year? The view from the water offers fewer distractions and makes trying to find that perfect viewing spot a land lover’s problem, not yours. Enjoy the show from the warm and cozy interior decks while sipping on your favorite drink. It’s a special treat to see the fireworks reflect off of the water. Spirit of Baltimore even extends the deck-side party to 1 a.m. for those night owls.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
711 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Want to start the evening with some fine dining? McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks offers some of the finest dining in the city. Known for its surf and turf, you won’t be disappointed with your culinary experience. When you’re done, spin your chair around and watch the fireworks. The restaurant sits right next to the Inner Harbor, ensuring you a spectacular view.
The Bay Cafe – Canton
2809 Boston St.
Baltimore, Md. 21224
Dance the night away at the Bay Cafe. One of the premier party venues in Canton, the atmosphere here is tuned for the high-energy crowd. Party with friends and enjoy some great appetizers or a great meal. Then turn around and watch the show from a great bay-side location. Don’t forget to stop by the bar for one of your favorite spirits. The Bay Cafe is well known for its exotic drinks and ice cold beer.
Baltimore New Year’s Eve Spectacular
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Ampitheater St., Pratt St. and Light St.
Fan out and pick a spot on the public walkways. You’ll have to jockey for premium space if you arrive too late, but the energy in the crowd will keep your spirits high. Don’t be intimidated by this option. There’s plenty of places that offer excellent views.
City Dock In Annapolis
Annapolis City Dock
1 Dock St.
Annapolis, Md. 21401
Is downtown Baltimore too far away? Try Annapolis. The home of the U.S. Naval Academy is a great place to ring in the new year. You’ll find many great places to eat and shop while waiting for the fireworks show to start. There will be live music on the dock starting at 8 p.m. followed by a “Fireworks Spectacular” at midnight. The Walking Sticks and Radio City will be the bands getting everyone in the holiday spirit.
Perry Coleman is a freelance writer whose work can be found on Examiner.com.