Best Places to Celebrate New Year

Are you thinking of traveling to some place exotic to ring in the New Year? The hype of New Year’s Eve usually supersedes the night because of the maddening crowds, traffic snarls and overpriced taxi fares. However, you need not despair, because there are some ideal destinations where you can soak in the festive spirit without experiencing any such discomfort.

Whatever the place you have in mind for your New Year’s celebrations, you need to book them early because there are some venues that charge admission fees.

Places you could visit for the New Year:

  • Thailand: If you are someone who likes to party all night you should not miss the famous Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan. This all-night rave party attracts more than 30,000 tourists every year and it is the most popular amongst college-going students and free-spirited backpackers.

  • Sydney: Traveling to Sydney should be on your bucket list for the New Year’s celebrations because it is the first global city to welcome the New Year through a spectacular fireworks display at the Sydney Harbor. The event is telecast worldwide and the Harbor Bridge and Opera House at the background make for an exquisite show. You can continue celebrating through the following day by visiting the beaches like Bronte, Bondi and Manly in the city since it is summer at that time. There are many other picturesque attractions for the day like Icebergs, the Intercontinental Double Bay rooftop bar and Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel.

  • Hong Kong: This city is a huge favorite amongst travelers keen to spend the New Year in style because of a dramatic skyline and the fireworks at midnight. These illuminate the Victoria Harbor against a scintillating musical backdrop. Pyrotechnic displays and multimedia shows occur every 15 minutes and whether you are in the waterfront area or in the top floor of the Kowloon ICC Tower, you are bound to have a breathtaking experience. Tourists even gather at the Star Ferry Pier for dance, theater and circus shows.

  • Dubai: Dubai is of course the biggest crowd puller when it comes to New Year’s celebrations because of the exquisite display of fireworks atop the Burj Khalifa. This attention-grabbing skyscraper is brilliantly lit up with dazzling displays and crowds of people gather below it to catch the spectacular fireworks show. For those keen to party on, Dubai is a food lover’s paradise and you can indulge in a variety of cuisines in this city.

  • Cape Town: This city in South Africa is easily the most visually-stunning city in the continent, and the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve is expectedly mind-blowing. When you want to visit a place that serves delicious cuisines with a grand view of the celebrations, you should consider MAReSOL and Cape Point Vineyards.

  • Iceland: if you love thrill and adventure, the Northern Lights in Iceland can be the perfect treat for a New Year’s celebration. Watching this is an unforgettable experience, and doing it in the holiday season is definitely the best idea. You can travel to Reykjavik to witness a magnificent pyrotechnics show near midnight as the whole population in this capital city set off fireworks together. Post midnight the party continues in the pubs and nightclubs, and celebrations continue unabated even the day after.

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While there are many places apart from those mentioned above which can offer you one-in-a-lifetime New Year’s celebration experience, you should choose them wisely and make travel plans in advance to avoid getting disappointed. Airfares will be invariably much higher as the holiday season comes closer and hotel accommodation will be harder to get, so it is recommended that you make a choice early.

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