The beginning of a new year marks a time of change and new resolutions. Everywhere across the world people countdown to the new year and celebrate New Year’s Eve. One of the best ways to welcome in the new year is by finding adventure in a brand new destination. Here are the best travel destinations for New Year’s Eve:
Easily one of Asia’s best cities for nightlife, Bangkok is the perfect place to reel in another 365 days, so as long as you’re fine with rambunctious crowds and lots of noise. Similar to NYC’s Times Square, Bangkok’s CentralWorld Plaza is a bustling location for celebratory occasions. A myriad of stellar bars, shopping opportunities, and entertainment options are all within accessible distance to the plaza, but if you have to settle on just one place to grab the evening’s grub, go for Sirocco, which offers sky-high riverside views.
Hop aboard a river cruise boat and take in the exploding sky from London’s River Thames. All booked up? No problem. There will be plenty of folks gathering waterside and along the surrounding hilltops such as Primrose Hill, Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath, Greenwich Park and Alexandra Palace. If the weather outside proves to be a bit too nippy for your personal preference, settle into one of the city’s many top-rated pubs for a jolly good brew and plenty of fish baskets to go around!
If you, like thousands of others, have ever tuned into any New Years’ Eve television programming, you’ll probably recall that Sydney, Australia is the first major international city to turn the calendar at midnight. The most well-known fireworks display occurs at Sydney Harbour with the iconic architectural spectacle of the Sydney Opera House as a backdrop. Unlike London, the weather should be far from nippy; summer’s just begun for Australia, and beaches make a perfect location for respectful partying and resolution-meditating.
New York City
You can never go wrong with the legendary Big Apple on New Years’ Eve. Crowds are dense here and hotel reservations can sell out a year in advance, but if you’re charmed by fast-paced energy and are hoping to catch a performance from one of your favorite pop stars, New York City might just be a place to check off the bucket list. If the thought of crowds make you feel a bit claustrophobic but you still want to partake in the city life allure, try booking a hotel with a window view of all the festivities happening down below.