My first New Year’s Eve in New York City, I decided to ring in 2007 with a trip to Times Square. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see the iconic ball drop in “The Crossroads of the World”? The problem? I decided to attempt this around 11 p.m. on December 31, 2006. Although I felt like I was miles from the actual ball drop, it was nice to feel the collective energy and excitement of those around me—all ready to begin their adventures for the New Year. If you do decide to head to Times Square this New Year’s Eve, there are several places to enjoy the evening, for a list, click here. Also check out R Loungeat the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel. With floor-to-ceiling windows, this is a prime spot to see the ball drop while you dine, drink and dance the night away. For reservations, click here.