Things to Do on New Years

There are so many things to do on New Years that it truly is difficult to decide just what the ideal celebration is for you. People all around the world celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another in grand and ceremonious fashion, and New Years images are always nostalgic. The manner in which people celebrate is as diverse as the places that celebrate the famous holiday. As you peruse New Years vacation ideas for this year, topping the list of questions may be where to go on New Years Eve 2016. You can stay at home and celebrate with friends or may consider taking the party on the road at one of the popular New Years travel destinations.

Things To Do On New Years
Things To Do On New Years

Perhaps the most well known New Years party is the Times Square celebration held every year in New York City. On this night, the financial capital of the world and one of the world’s most important cities holds one of the largest New Years celebrations anywhere. More than 1 million people attend every year and in 1999, when people gathered to ring in the new millennium, it is said that over 2 million people attended the festivities. When the Waterford crystal ball drops at midnight, the bright lights of the big city are shrouded with confetti and the excited masses sip champagne and share New Years kisses. The coverage is everywhere, from MTV to CNN to NBC. Bands, DJs, and entertainment pepper the streets until the early morning hours.

If you are looking for international New Years travel destinations, London puts on an amazing show and provides an amazing setting to start anew. The compelling scenery of London’s many attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, and Big Ben draw thousands of tourists every year. And on New Years, London becomes the host of one huge party. Fireworks blast off over the River Thames with the London Eye in the distance.

There are many other New Years travel destinations in the states that are well known for their 2016 New Years celebrations and general party atmosphere. New Orleans serves up an amazing mixture of entertainment and culture at their New Years parties. The Mardi Gras atmosphere is sure to satiate your partying appetite.

Las Vegas is also a great option for New Years travel destinations where you can find very good package deals. Many people purchase a package that includes a stay at one of the luxury hotels or resorts, entrance to clubs and casinos, entertainment, dining, toast at midnight, and more. The Strip in Las Vegas hosts two primary parties with bands and DJs but the entire city is alight with celebration that night. Partying goes on into the early morning hours on New Years Eve in Las Vegas. You may consider heading to the strip if you’re looking for a particularly festive way to ring in the beginning of your new year.

Other people enjoy New Years Eve cruises. This is an amazing way to leisurely usher in the New Year in style. Many of the major cities around the world that have bays, harbors, or lakes will have cruise liners that open up their decks to people on New Years Eve. It is possible to make reservations on a cruise package New Years in places such as Chicago, New York City and Toronto, where you will be able to pre-purchase tickets that normally get you dinner, drinks, a midnight toast and entertainment.

There are so many things to do on New Years Eve depending on where you are ringing in the New Year. The parties and celebrations in Mexico City and Rio are no less spectacular and alluring than those in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. With so many places to choose from, and so many ways to start out a brand new year, the question is simply finding the destination that is ideal for you.

Top image: James Morgan; Destination NSW

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