10 Places to See Fireworks in Bay Area on New Year's 2011

Are you looking for some sizzle to launch 2011? The consensus among many is that 2010 is a year to forget. Hoping for a brighter future in 2011, fireworks add sparkle, magic, and memory to your new season for great things to come. San Francisco loves a party and there are plenty of places to get in on the fun.

Alameda Port
New Year's Eve Dinner & Fireworks Cruise - Food, views, music and fireworks while sailing the San Francisco bay. Friday, December 31, 2010, boarding 8pm, cruise 9pm - 1am. 2394 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 337-9000.

Berkeley - Hornblower Cruises & Events, Berkeley
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and Starry Night New Year's Eve Cruise - Dinner, drinks, hors d'ouevres, fireworks, views, entertainment and dancing. Berkeley Doubletree Guest Dock 200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, CA 94710. Friday, December 31, 2010 boarding begins 8:30pm and 9:30pm. All Ages. 1 (888) 467-6256.

San Francisco - Embarcadero - Pier 14
New Year's Eve Fireworks - Friday, December 31, 2010 12:00am.

San Francisco - Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar
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First seating 5:30pm - 7:30pm, second seating begins at 8:30pm. Dinner and drinks with waterfront views of the midnight fireworks. Friday, December 31, 2010. 369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105. (415) 369-9955.

San Francisco - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
NYE 2K11 Midnight Kiss at Gordon Biersch - Food, drinks and fireworks on the bay. Friday, December 31, 2010 9pm - Saturday, January 01, 2011 2am. 2 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. (415) 243-8246.

San Francisco - Hotel Vitale
Vintage Havana Night at Hotel Vitale and Americano - Intimate bar, lounge and restaurant with outdoor patio space. Fireworks show at midnight and drinks, food and dancing. Friday, December 31, 2010 9pm - Saturday, January 01, 2011 2am. 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. 21+ Party. (415) 278-3700.

Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Francisco
San Francisco Premier New Year's Eve Cruise and Belle new Year's Eve Cruise - Scenic views, dinner, midnight fireworks, open bar, party favors, live music and dancing. Departs Friday, December 31, 2010 8pm. Pier 3, San Francisco. All Ages. 1 (888) 467-6256.

San Francisco - Sens Restaurant
NYE Live 2011 - Front row view of the fireworks live from outdoor elevated in front of thousands of people. Two rooms of music (hip-hop, mash-ups, top 40, house), drinks and dancing. Formal attire. 100 Drumm St., Embaracero Ctr 4, Promenade Level. Friday, December 31, 2010 9:30pm. (415) 571 6788.

Sausalito - Empress Cruises and Events


New Year's Eve Fireworks Boat Cruise and Dance - Friday, December 31, 2010. 310 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, CA 94965. (888) 922-4898.

Vallejo - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
New Year's Bash 2011 - Fireworks, dance parties, live music, shows, food and more. Friday, December 31, 2010. Park is open from 4pm - 12am. 1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94589. (707) 643-6722.

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