Some people are content to ring in the New Year at home, either by throwing a party or staying cuddled up on the couch. But for those who like to venture out on the last night of the year, there are a variety of options. Just remember to plan ahead and get all documentation ready, especially if you’ll be traveling a great distance.
The first city to welcome in the new year is Sydney, Australia. Sydney Harbour is where the main fireworks display is held, with the stunning opera house and harbour bridge in the background. As an added bonus, the seasons are reversed, so you’ll be able to enjoy a summer holiday as well.
Few sights are as dramatic as the Hong Kong skyline, especially on New Year’s Eve. Victoria Harbour sets the stage for a sound and light show like no other. Hotels such as the Hotel Icon and Park Lane provide outstanding views, provided you make an early enough reservation. The entertainment begins early at Star Ferry Pier (Tsim Sha Tsui) with various performances.
Visitors looking for Asia’s best nightlife often find themselves gravitating towards Bangkok, which is why it can be very crowded and noisy at the end of the year. CentralWorld Plaza is known as the Asian Times Square and one of the main hotspots. Another great place to party on New Year’s is along the Chao Phraya River.
Everyone knows about the luxury of Dubai, so it’s no surprise they do New Year’s Eve in style. Standing at 2,716.5 feet, the Burj Khalifabai is one of the most impressive skyscrapers in the world and holds the title of world’s tallest building. Its fireworks display is something people never forget. For a calmer, more family-friendly atmosphere, visitors like to flock to nearby Burj Plaza. For foodies in your life, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Moscow is home to the historic Red Square. This tourist attraction may be cold, but it is also beautiful when the fireworks display their magic. Lenin’s tomb is a big draw, as are tours of Cold War relics. For something a little fancier, the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow is perfectly located with a rooftop bar.
Cape Town in Africa is one of the most beautiful locations on earth.e world. MAReSOL Portuguese dining is a great destination for food and drinks, while viewing fabulous fireworks.
London is another consistent favorite year after year, and people ride boats along the Thames to see the spectacle.