Exclusive: How Americans Rang In the New Year, According to Uber
The 365 eternally long days of 2017 are finally over, leaving us with newly blank slates and boundless optimism as we embrace the first couple days of a new year. But how, exactly, did we get here? Outside of the sheer force of will and strength that Americans naturally possess, there's loads of technology and progress to thank — not least of which should be bestowed on the many Uber drivers across the country and the world that have made our lives infinitely easier on a day-to-day basis. Holidays, rainy days, surge days — yep, we had a whole hell of a lot of those in 2017 and even more as the year came to a close.
So, in order to get a better sense of just how it is we celebrated the final day of the year, we partnered with the ride-sharing platform to give POPSUGAR readers an exclusive look at what Uber users did on New Year's Eve. From the most popular destinations to the most rides taken by one single individual, find seven amazingly insightful data points ahead that help unpack just how it is that Americans rang in 2018.
The Most Popular Uber Destinations in the US on New Year's Eve
- Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta
- Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in DC
- Navy Pier in Chicago
- MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
- Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
Honorable mentions: Disney (Orlando), Times Square (NYC), Madison Square Garden (NYC), Rockefeller Center (NYC), Union Square (SF), Mondrian South Beach (Miami), Café du Monde (NOLA), Bellagio Hotel and Casino (Vegas), Santa Monica Pier (LA), The Grove (LA)
The City That Used UberPOOL the Most
New York. But fun fact: 225,630 riders used the Multiple Stops and/or Split Fare features when heading to and from their celebrations.
The Most Trips Taken by 1 Driver
A driver in San Francisco took 64 trips.
The Number of Riders in Ubers When the Clock Struck Midnight
Exactly 33,611 trips were taking place in the US — with 3,432 NYC riders in Ubers at exactly midnight!
The Most Popular Food Ordered From Uber Eats
Craft Your Own Pizza from &pizza in Georgetown
The Cities That Kept the Party Going the Longest — and the Shortest
Riders in LA, Chicago, and New York stayed out the latest, while riders in Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, and Charleston, SC ended the night on the early side.
The Most Rides Taken by 1 Person Throughout the Night
A rider in LA took 12 trips.