One reason people go out of their way to make New Year’s Eve extraordinary is to celebrate another year of survival. It is a milestone that marks change and a fresh start. Other people, on the other hand, simply want an excuse to attend a party. Whatever your reason, here are the best cities in the world to watch the New Year countdown:
Say “Bonne Année!” and give friends and strangers a peck on the cheek in one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. The center of the French party is at the Champs-Elysées. From here, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower sparkling in lights and fireworks display. Take in the beautiful moment but not alcoholic beverages, as you’ll be fined for drinking.
New York City
About a million people flock to Times Square to watch the much anticipated 70-foot ball drop a minute before midnight. Spectators also groove to the hottest musical acts from the Lincoln Center to the Lower East Side. If you do find yourself in the neighborhood, perhaps wine and dine at Rosa Mexicano or Tuome.
If this tiny but mighty city-state is your travel destination this holiday season, the place to be is Siloso, one of the three beaches in Sentosa Island. Very accessible from the city but exotic in vibe, Siloso Beach throws big and bold parties every year. Expect an overload of great food, drinks, people to meet and greet and mesmerizing pyrotechnics. The countdown party in Singapore is all about relaxing, letting go and having fun.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fun loving, sexy, and rowdy, people from Brazil do know how to throw an unforgettable countdown party. The well-known Copacabana Beach hosts a number of colorful events, which have a Carnival vibe. Welcome the New Year by sipping a glass of champagne, doing the samba and throwing flowers in the water as a present to the Goddess of the seas.
There are so many breathtaking celebrations across the world to mark the coming of a brand new year. By spending New Year’s Eve in Paris, NYC, Sentosa, or Rio de Janeiro, you can start your year with a bang.