2o16 is almost over and we look ahead to a new year of life, hope, and exciting beginnings. Wether you’re partying with family, heading out to a fancy soiree, or watching fireworks, we hope you have a great time. If you’ve always dreamed of celebrating the new year outside of your hometown, we got some spots that are too good to resist. Here is our list of the best destinations to welcome 2017!
New York City
New York is a great place to celebrate any holiday but none is more special than New Year’s Eve. The energy is high and over a million people gather in Times Square, and millions more around their flat screens, to watch the famous ball drop. Don’t feel like the crowd? No worries, there’s plenty of bars throughout the five boroughs where you can celebrate.
Rio De Janeiro
If you watched the 2016 Summer Olympics, then you know that Brazilians know how to throw a good party. And while you may be more familiar with the Carnival festival, New Year’s Eve is a good time too. While most of the northern world is bundled up, in Brazil it’s summertime so bikini it up and prepare to ring in 2017 dancing samba on Copacabana Beach.
Sydney is the first major city in the world to usher in 2017, and as the first, they put on quite the show. New Year’s Eve in Sydney is an all day event as more than a million people hit Sydney Harbour to watch the fireworks display, areal acrobatics, and water show. A New Year’s Eve in Sydney will definitely be a memorable one.
Hong Kong, China
The Chinese are leaders in innovative fireworks since they invented them 2,000 years ago. Every year, westerners are mesmerized by the annual fireworks display but what better way to end the year then by seeing them in person in Hong Kong. Watch from the shorelines of the famous Victoria Harbour or from a chic rooftop bar like Ozone. Either way, you’re guaranteed a spectacular sight.
The Bahamas is a great place to spend the New Year. The weather is nice and resorts like Atlantis are buzzing with excitement. Party like a local and enjoy the Junkanoo (traditional New Year’s street festival) parades, then end the night watching fireworks around the islands.