If you are thinking about traveling someplace to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you are not alone. Many people incorporate travel into their New Year’s Eve plans.
It can be hard to decide where to go for New Year’s Eve, so check out the 10 best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve:
1. New York City, New York, USA
Quite possibly the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the USA, all of the crowds head to Times Square in NYC for the countdown and ball dropping. It is also broadcast on television.
2. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The Famous Las Vegas Strip is closed to vehicle traffic and New Year’s Eve is one big street party in Vegas. Seven hotels and casinos that line the strip shoot off fireworks at midnight to ring in the new year. The big concert for 2010 is Coldplay and Jay-Z at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino and resort.
3. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
The free festivities begin at 8pm at Queen Victoria Park. Enjoy live music and fireworks at 9pm and midnight. The night’s musical guest is Styx for 2010.
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
It’s summer in Rio on New Year’s Eve and the party begins and ends at Copacabana beach. Four different stages are set up on the beach and a massive fireworks display happens at midnight.
5. Barcelona, Spain
In Spain, the tradition is to be with family at midnight, which means that there is no central location to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Instead, make reservations at a restaurant for midnight and then head out to the clubs afterward with the locals to celebrate till sunrise.
6. Sydney, Australia
Enjoy summertime in Sydney as you watch the midnight fireworks over the Sydney Harbour. The best views come from being on a boat in the water.
7. Tokyo, Japan
New Year’s celebrations are long in Tokyo. In fact, they can last up to a week! Usually the fun starts on December 29th and ends on January 4th each year. The popular gathering spot is the Tokyo Tower.
8. Koh Phangan, Thailand
Bring your flip flops and swimsuits and head to Haad Rin for the partying in Thailand. You’ll find it to be one of the wildest and biggest parties in the world.
9. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Year’s celebration in Edinburgh is called “Hogmanay.” It usually lasts three or four nights, starting on December 30th. The street parties are on December 30th & 31st. Enjoy live entertainment, fireworks and plenty of food and drinks.
10. Paris, France
The City of Lights offers street parties at the Champs-Elysees and Montmarte. Champs-Elysees is THE place to be on New Year’s Eve. Midnight fireworks light up the Eiffel Tower.