New Year’s Eve is the largest party and is celebrated all over the planet. Celebrations begin in Australia and, like a wave, follow the time zones in a westward direction all around the world. It is one of the only times of the year that the worlds many diverse cultures and nations come together for a common goal; to celebrate the coming of yet another year. They may all do it differently, but there is not one major area in the world that does not celebrate New Year’s Eve in some way. Here are three of the absolute best destinations to spend this New Year’s Eve!
Amsterdam in the Netherlands: Amsterdam has been called the Venice of the North. The area is well known for its lackadaisical approach to partying making it one of the hottest spots for you next New Year’s Eve celebration. If you like to party, you will not be disappointed. Dam Square sits in the center of the city and explodes like a human bomb at the stroke of midnight. Revelers who have come from all the corners of the globe set off fireworks, blare noisemakers, swig beer and pop open Champagne bottles.
Cape Town in South Africa: By far the place to be in Cape Town at the stroke of midnight is the Waterfront. This area is guaranteed to be jam packed with people in a plethora of cocktail lounges, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and jazz clubs. With Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean in the background, it sets one of the most beautifully dramatic scenes for a party. The city brings in more than eighty thousand party goers to its Coon Carnival each New Year’s Eve. This city goes to the extreme in celebration; from dancers in brightly colored costumes with painted faces to the massive marches of banjo players through town, you will have a truly unforgettable experience.
Jackson Wyoming in the U.S.: Winter in Wyoming makes Jackson the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. You can begin your day skiing, then enjoy one of the many other snow activities like snowshoeing or dog sledding. The area has so many great ski resorts to choose from, it will be difficult to decide where to start. Due to its size and amenities, the most popular area to visit is Jackson Hole. No matter where you end up in Jackson, it is a great place to take the entire family to celebrate New Year’s Eve together. Kids of all ages will just love the torch light parade and the midnight fireworks display. And after the children are off to bed the adults can enjoy some Champagne in a hot tub.