Stunning ocean views, amazing cuisine, and a hoppin' ballroom! Sounds like a great place to be right before the clock strikes midnight! RAYA New Year's Eve at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, 6 p.m. Celebrate New Year's Eve with a five-course a la carte menu presented by Chef de Cuisine Marissa Gerlach. Call, 949-240-2000. Price: $150 per person.