The best destinations for New Years Eve

The best destinations for New Years Eve

The holidays are underway and many thoughts and for many travelers conversations are turning towards where to spend New Year’s Eve. Expectations can be tricky to handle for this holiday, it is a time of year when many people are traveling so even the best served destinations can be crowded and stressed. We recommend first you decide what kind of experience you are looking for and from there decide what type of destination best fits your personal logistics.

The best destinations for New Years Eve

We of course won’t be reviewing every possible locale here, but most that we mention are places we have been, both party centric and those with a more laid back atmosphere.

Those Looking for a Party

The best destinations for New Years Eve

Let’s face it sometimes it doesn’t feel worth it unless there are lights, music, and a whole lot of energy going on. We’ve been to some major world and seen firework displays that are breathtaking like in Dubai, UAE, or have felt a little underwhelmed in places we had high hopes for  like Hong Kong. Then there are big cities with a lot of energy and soul like Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Macau and Bangkok. There are the classic favorites like New York, Paris, London, Singapore, Sydney and Las Vegas which can host quite a show but have miles of crowds to contend with.

 

 

Those Looking to have a more intimate celebration

The best destinations for New Years Eve

To be honest New Years Eve anywhere is going to be more expensive, crowded and possibly a let down if you are more about enjoying the quiet luxuries. For this reason we’ve spent New Year’s Eve in recent years in very cool big cities that have excellent hotels and are out of the main radar of the crowds. For instance Lisbon and Madeira in , had fantastic firework displays. Chennai in India had some of the best hospitality and catering and restaurants we’ve ever dined at on NYE and Almaty in Kazakstan was a delightful and spellbinding place to ring in the New Year.

A Further Travel Tip

The best destinations for New Years Eve

If you are looking for a bargain around this time of year New Year’s Day is one of the best kept secrets especially in big cities. Everyone checks out that day and not as many are checking in. We have scored rates that are 30% more affordable in and Chicago at places like the Peninsula and the Waldorf Astoria by checking in on New Years Day itself.

 

 

 

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