If you are tired of having a routine New Year and want a change of scenery, we bring you a list of destinations where you can experience a different party. Whether in search of romance, fun or culture, here you will find the best New Year destinations for your dream’s trip:
Romantic New Year in the Winter
Who has never dreamed of living that New Year advertised on Hollywood movies? In the northern hemisphere we welcome the year under a magical snowfall or by a fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate. These destinations are ideal above all for those who want to celebrate this time with friends.
New York is the first destination you think of if we want to live this typical party like in the movies. Ideal for couples, since as tradition dictates by hearing the 12 midnight strokes you should be given a kiss on the mouth by who accompany you. The biggest party is in Times Square, where the final count is done for new year, accompanied by fireworks and street decorations.
Paris is another classic winter destinations to visit on this date, especially for romantics who choose to travel with their partner. What better than to welcome the year with a kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower, and fireworks in the background?
London is also a good choice for those who want a winter New Year. If you are lucky you may even experience some white parties, although snowfall in London are not as common. What is common is New Year’s Day Parade, the largest parade of New Year in Europe, together with many festivals and concerts.
Other destinations that are considered to enjoy a winter New Year are Berlin, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Amsterdam
New Year Beach Party
Going the other way, why feeling so much cold when you can enjoy the beginning of the year on a warm beach, partying late into the night? While anyone can join these parties on the beach, these destinations are ideal for groups of friends who want to party until the sun of the new year gives them welcome.
Rio de Janeiro has one of the most famous new year parties in the world, mainly on the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Cariocas are known for their joy and festive spirit, and at no time is better reflected than in these dates. Also you can participate in the celebrations of the Sea Goddess Iemanjá, where floating candles are placed in the sea. A unique show.
Montañita is an ideal destination for groups of friends, especially between 20 and 25 years. It is a surfers favourite, where besides typical Ecuadorian celebrations, like burning the midnight doll, you will find the usual fireworks.
Playa del Carmen offers at this time much more than beach and sun, besides the eve celebrations, days after receiving the year takes place there the BPM Festival, a great festival of electronic music.
Other destinations for the year resting on the sand are: Sydney, Cancun, the Canary Islands, Cartagena, Ibiza and Valparaiso.
Alternative New Year
Who says that the New Year has to be celebrated in the traditional way? And why stop with the traditions of the West when there is so much to discover? These destinations are perfect for the adventurer within us, whether travelling alone, as a couple, or with friends.
Bangkok is a unique destination to visit during the holidays, especially for its ceremony to throw hundreds of paper lanterns flying high through the sky. Also, if you stay a couple of weeks you can live one second New Year in the city, the Chinese New Year!
Dubai is not a destination for anyone, it is one of the most magnificent cities in the world, created in the desert. And what better place to welcome the new year from the observation deck of Burj Khalifa, surrounded by fireworks and from where you can see the circumference of the earth.
Other non-traditional destinations to consider to start the year differently include Tokyo and Hong Kong, although the New Year’s party in the latter takes place in late January as Hong Kong Chinese New Year is celebrated.
Do not forget that no matter where you decide to go, it is essential to book tickets and hotels early, as these destinations are very popular and you don’t want to miss out and be forced to bring in the new year at home.