New Year is celebrated just once a year and so it really is worth all the efforts. So, which all are the best places to celebrate New Year Eve when the clock strikes midnight of the 31st December? We have literally scanned the entire world for the most extravagant and authentic annual celebrations right from the New York City to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Besides, the fun doesn’t really stop after the New Year’s Eve as many cities around the globe offers plenty of activities for the New Year’s Day. Epic firework displays, night long parties, and cultural traditions are some of the many things that happen around the New Year. Here we have shortlisted the 5 Best Place To Spend New Years.
Most Visited Places To Spend New Year Eve
Sydney in Australia is the first major international city that greets the New Year at midnight. The grand fireworks display takes place at Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House offering a marvelous backdrop.
The Islands situated in the harbor or even the family-friendly parks on either side provide spectacular views.
There is also a bonus – Summer has just started in Sydney, so you can take advantage of the city’s beaches, including Manly, Bronte, and Bondi.
New York City
Everyone may or may not agree, but there is no denying that New Year’s Eve in New York City boasts an atmosphere that only a few other cities can rival. Most popular is the annual gathering of a million people in Times Square to witness the popular musicians and the famous ball drop, which consists of a 12-foot-wide crystal ball weighing about 12,000 pounds descending atop One Times Square. To have a slightly less chaotic experience, you can book a reservation at one of the bars or restaurants that overlook Times Square. If you wish something entirely unique, consider a boat ride on New York Harbor during nighttime, which offers the most spectacular views of the midnight fireworks display on Liberty Island.
The historic Red Square in Moscow offers one of the coldest yet one of the most visually attractive settings for a New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
While you are there in Moscow, you may wish to view one of the world’s most visited tombs of communist leader Vladimir Lenin or enjoy a tour of Cold War relics from the Soviet era.
If you wish to celebrate New Year in truly grand style having Russian flair, the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow may be the option for you. It’s centrally situated and also has a rooftop bar.
Rio de Janeiro
If Rio is famous for its Carnival festivities, it is New Year’s Eve celebration that comes in a close second. Iconic Copacabana Beach in Rio hosts the world’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, which involves more than two million people cramming onto the two-and-a-half-mile stretch of sand. Popular as Réveillon, this uniquely Brazilian party blends traditional, religious, and superstitious beliefs altogether. Locals dress in white head to toe and toss flowers into the ocean as a gift to Yemanjá, the goddess of the seas. This party also includes huge oceanfront stages for dance performances and live musical, and a vibrant fireworks display at midnight completes the celebration.
Cape Town is one of the most spectacular cities located in Africa. New Year’s Eve fireworks make it all the more beautiful. If you are searching for a place that has delicious food and a view of the New Year festivities, then check out MAReSOL (it specializes in Portuguese cuisine). In case you happen to be in the mood for a party, then Cape Point Vineyards is the place to consider.
Moreover, you can make the most of your Cape Town trip by visiting South Africa’s world-famous vineyards around Cape Town.
New Year’s Eve is the night when the whole world comes together to celebrate the year that has just gone and the year coming ahead. Some people spend months in planning a perfect New Year’s Eve, while others prefer to go somewhere quiet and witness the festivities unfold. If you are also someone who is tired of seeing the same places on New Year’s Eve and wish to see a new landscape, then this above guide would prove to be the most helpful thing for you at this moment.