So you want to ring the new year in style? Well choosing where you spend your new years is almost as important as who you choose to spend it with. There are some places that are really well known for being hot destinations for new year celebrations and we’ve compiled a list of the best places to celebrate the end of the year while welcoming the next:
As if you needed a reason to visit Japan, but here it is. The Japanese have a solid reputation for being some of the friendliest people in the world and it is deserved. Tokyo is a big city that has a lot to offer any time of the year, but for New Years it gives off something special. In Japan, New Years celebrations are akin to Christmas celebrations in the west. That is, many of the older people will return to their home village to be with their family. This leaves a lot of young people in the city ready to party. One of the best places to celebrate New Years in Tokyo is at Shibuya crossing.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
This is one of the most beautiful sites in all of Asia and makes a fabulous location to wake up to on New Years Day. As New Years Eve creeps in, you can kayak around the bay while enjoying the pink sunset cast across the limestone mounds. There are few things better than waking up on a boat surrounded by good friends and beautiful views, making Ha Long Bay a contester for the best New Years destinations.
New York City, USA
While many American cities have adopted the tradition of dropping a ball to mark the beginning of the New Year, New York did it first and can always have that claim. Between 42nd and 45th street gets insanely busy on New Years, meaning if you want to secure a decent spot you’ll have to arrive around 2pm. Bring snacks as food in the area is limited and hunting out food will cause you to lose your spot. This is without a doubt one of the most exciting places to spend New Years and everyone should experience an authentic New York New Years at least once.