The 10 Best Cities to Spend New Years Eve

| by Natasha Shine

Wondering what to do for this New Year’s Eve? How about traveling to one of these 10 exciting places around the world? Each place offers a New Year’s Eve celebration that is fun and unique. We’ve compiled the list of the 10 best cities to go for New Year’s, where you’re sure to have a celebration to remember for a lifetime–or at least until next year :)

1. Sydney Harbour, Australia

Go see what some call the greatest fireworks in the world and spend New Year’s Eve in warm weather.
Hop in a boat in Sydney Harbour for a chance to have a front-row seat for the world’s biggest firework display.

2. Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the year and celebration of the New Year. Four days of parties and festivities is what makes Hogmanay in Edinburgh the UK’s most famous New Year’s Eve party. Complete with live music, fireworks and plenty of whiskey.

3. Sunrise Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

Travel to Thailand where you can experience the world’s most famous full-moon party. The party lasts through the whole night and into the next day, where you can jump in the ocean for a dawn swim.

4. Niagara Falls, Canada

This famous waterfall becomes illuminated with a display of more than three million lights on a four-mile route. Then brighten the night even further by watching the fireworks that they are televised across the country.

5. Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Watch an official midnight display of fireworks over the Prague Castle and the Vltava River. You can also ring in the New Year at the clubs and bars on the Charles Bridge and in the town squares.

6. Las Vegas

When in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve, you can literally be in 5 cities at once: dinner in Paris, countdown in New York and have a party in Venice. Vegas has it all! Fireworks light up the entire Vegas strip and there are shows and concerts all over the city.

7. Times Square, New York, New York


Time Square is the classic place to ring in the New Year where you can watch the ball drop and be a part of millions of people all around the world tuning in. The festivities continue after midnight with fireworks throughout the city.

8. South Beach, Miami, Florida


Party in the city where the heat is on! South Beach has long been a popular New Year’s Eve staple, where people party all-day and all-night. You can buy tickets to one of many clubs that offer exclusive New Year’s Eve parties, such as LIV nightclub in the Fontainebleau Hotel (pictured).

9. Anjuna Beach, Goa, India

Dance under the stars at the beaches in Goa, India. New Year’s Eve is the best time of year to party in Goa, with fireworks and celebrations all along the coast and all-night long on the beach.

10. White Parties in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Go to a white party at the Copacabana Beach in Rio, where it is said that wearing white will bring you luck for the New Year. Watch the incredible fireworks display with live music shows from Brazilian samba to rock bands.

Where would you like to go for your New Years’ Eve celebration? Have a destination you’d like to recommend? Share in the comments section below!


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