New Year is one of the most anticipated important events in the calendar. As people from all over the world make their countdown for a new year, everyone prepares their rituals and beliefs before the hands of the clock ticks to midnight. From the new year’s eve kiss to the media note, fireworks musical display to the traditional way to spend the holiday, the sky is illuminated with different colors of lights and the world is covered with cheers and numbers.
Every last month of the year, the preparation of the new year begins. And it is the month where travelers decide where to spend the new year’s eve. Before the countdown, make sure to include Top 10 Best Cities to Spend New Years Eve in your list.
10. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer, spending New Year’s Eve in Rio is a must. Located at the Peak of Corcovado Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue is standing 98 feet (30 meters) tall plus the 26 feet (8 meters) pedestal and 92 feet (28 meters) wide. The Corcovado Mountain is situated in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. The mountain peak is 2,300 feet (700 meters) above sea level.
Join the over two million crowds as you grab your caipirinha drink. Enjoy the jungle-covered mountains, white sand beaches and amazing Guanabara Bay. The stunning views, sumptuous cuisine and nice people make it a beautiful city to visit. During the New Year’s Eve, Rio is filled with fun and wild night of revelry on Copacabana Beach.
9. Las Vegas, Nevada
Simply known as Vegas, Las Vegas is called the Sin City, America’s Playground, and the Entertainment Capital of the World. Many people visit the place merely for gambling, shopping, nightlife and fine dining. Some also consider it as a theme park rather than a most populated city.
Before the New Year’s Eve, Vegas is packed with over 300,000 visitors who make the city a ‘party town.’ At around 6 in the evening, the city’s famous four-mile-long Strip closes to traffic. However, you can walk around as you drink, mingle and watch the fireworks illuminating the city sky. Also, most of the hotels, clubs, and bars offer various special shows and activities.
8. Miami, Florida
Known as the home of the Miami Heat, Miami has become famous for its sports sector especially in the NBA universe. It also features their stunning beaches, high-rise buildings, museums and innovative restaurants. The Port of Miami was designated the “Cruise Capital of the World, ” and the city is dubbed the the “Capital of Latin America.”
Before the New Year’s Eve, you can head to South Beach and experience the good old-fashioned all-night dance-a-thin. While Miami offers different celebrations within a year, New Year’s Eve party is one of the most beautiful events as you can witness the famous ball drop which they call a 35-foot neon ‘Big Orange’ that falls from the Intercontinental Miami. Watch the massive fireworks display at Bayfront Park and experience different activities and musical entertainment for your family and enjoy the food.
7. Vienna, Austria
The capital and first city of Austria, Vienna is a home to many major global organizations. According to UNESCO, constant stay in a coffee house with a newspaper on hands, pastry, and a strong espresso beverage is a cultural Viennese pastime. The city offers a stunning classical and contemporary designs, arts and ornate geometry which make Vienna the second best cities to live in the world.
If you are looking for a more sophisticated way of celebrating New Year, take a trip to Vienna. Enjoy the dignified balls, classical music concerts and a dose of the best symphonies in the world. After that, make a champagne brunch. You might also like to visit the City Hall Square and in the Prater for more partying and dancing, enjoy the New Year’s Eve Trail in the Old City, eat at a gala dinner or festive balls at a concert, the opera, in a hip club or a refined bar.
6. London, England
London is the home of the Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, Big Ben, The British Museum, and Westminster Abbey. The city boasts off their historic sites, trendy fashion, mouth-watering foods, and nice British ale. Take a snap of the Tate Modern, Royal Opera House, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Before checking out of the city, visit the crown jewels, Buckingham Palace and the Camden Market.
The banks of the Thames River is packed with over 250,000 visitors who are also waiting for the Big Ben’s countdown. Just when the clock ticks to midnight, the place is filled with the elaborate light show, and fireworks display. The celebration does not end there because it usually continues all throughout the night with numerous activities, the New Year’s parade packed with marching bands, colorful floats costumed dancers and a little procession of the Queen’s horses.
5. Paris, France
Known as one of the most beautiful cities, Paris is a lively city crowded with heaps of villages. Located on the Seine River, Paris is a cosmopolitan and a major town in the continent. While the tourism elevates each year, new establishments and buildings are appearing. Walk along the old buildings on the cobblestoned streets; visit the Cathedral Church of Notre Dame, Sacré-Cœur, and the Eiffel Tower.
Paris boasts the famous Eiffel Tower. During New Year’s Eve, the tower shines with breathtaking light show and fireworks display. Also, the streets of the city are crowded with packs of visitors enjoying the night out, making the rounds of bars and clubs, and having a very good time with fireworks and champagnes. Along the Seine, lovers also spend their evening cruising in privacy.
4. South Lake Tahoe, California
The most populous city in the county of El Dorado, South Lake Tahoe is situated on the southern coast of the Lake Tahoe. With a population of about 21,403 as of 2010, it decreased from 23,403 from 2010. Lake Tahoe has extended for about five miles along US Route 50 which was called Lake Tahoe Boulevard. It is packed with T-shirt shops, restaurants, shops, hotels and resorts.
During New Year, the city hosts the Snowglobe Music Festival which is considered one of the best events to witness a great combination of EDM artists. Visitors are allowed to dance and party all night. But aside from that, the event offers a lot more. A lift ticket is given to the visitors who may want to spend the day skiing.
3. Sydney, Australia
With an advancing economic market, Sydney is the top financial hub in the entire Asia Pacific. Sydney has maintained its tenth rank for five consecutive years. Since the Summer Olympics in 2000, plenty of tourists visits the place to see the city’s landmark and natural attractions such as the Sydney harbor, Royal National Park, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Bondi Beach. It is primarily strong in finance, manufacturing, and tourism.
Indigenous smoking ceremonies, aerial flyovers complete with messages in the sky, mini-light shows, a huge and fantastic fireworks display and a lighted boat parade are just a few of the most anticipated activities during the New Year’s Eve in Sydney. There’s also the final dance party which takes place at Bondi Beach and some special activities at Taronga Zoo for children.
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
The second on the list of the top cities to spend New Year’s Eve goes to Edinburgh. From the chilly hills to the historical sites of the city, Edinburgh is a great place to spend your vacation. The world’s biggest performing arts festival goes to this city which is also a home for the annual ‘Hogmanay’ New Year’s celebration.
Home of the Hogmanay; thousands of visitors visit Edinburgh to witness this annual observance. Hogmanay is a culmination of the last day of the year. During this day, the city is filled with world-class famous music activities, traditional ceilidh dancing, fireworks show and during the day, there are activities like the Royal Mile, a dive in the cold waters of the River Forth, the Loony Dook Parade and a dog-sledding competition.
1. New York City, New York
New York City is a stunning place to visit whether for first timers of tenth-time visitors. Every place offers their unique qualities. And so the city has a lot of great things in the sack. Either you’re a first time visitor or not, New York City will make you come back and visit the city. The Big Apple is among the most visited cities in the world.
Millions of visitors stay up at Time Square for the New Year’s Eve celebration. As the countdown begins, a huge 12-foot glittering ball is gradually dropped down from a flagpole over the Times Square building, and tons of confetti are dropped onto the people. This event is always televised. You may also expect a fascinating fireworks display and light show and big celebrity music acts. Write down our wishes and resolutions on the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall.