It’s that time of the year where resolutions from the year that went by are taken up again. We all tend to go haywire when it comes to planning the perfect place to be, to start the year. But which is the best city you need to be at when the clock strikes midnight? Where is the best view/vantage point across these cities you can enjoy the fireworks display? We have curated the perfect list for you.
1. Sydney – Australia
Well it wouldn’t be the perfect start to this post if not Australia’s harbor city is on top of its list. Sydney is known to have a gregarious fireworks display with the clock strikes 12 and the dark sky being lit up for around 15-30 minutes straight is just a stupendous sight to drop your jaw at. Bradfield Park and Campbells Cove always remain the favorite spot for locals and tourists to flock at for the best views. And for the best itinerary to the Land of Oz, this is something you should explore.
2. New York City – USA
It is here, where the term “Who will you kiss when the Ball Drops?” originated from. Times Square at New York is THE go-to city for every American to celebrate the beginning of the new year. And where is the best place to check the activities out from? Well right at the heart of Mid-Town is where the excitement is all at, to catch a glimpse of all the action going around you.
3. Jost van Dyke – British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean sure is an unusual area to spend the eve at. But what many people aren’t aware of, is that the island of Jost van Dyke is where the party gets wilder as the minute passes by. Get your loved ones here and get set at Foxy’s Bar to let your hair down and shoot some shots up.
4. Dubai – UAE
Oh Yes, people in the Middle East definitely create a jubilant vibe around as the moment nears by. If you are around the Palm Atlantis area or near the Burj Al Arab hotel, there is a fantastic treat for your eyes. Or if you manage to hold your spot in Downtown Dubai, the fireworks display around the Burj Khalifa building is sure to blow your mind out. Here’s an itinerary you could check out!
5. Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
If the Americans have a lavish style, the South Americans bring in a glamorous way of welcoming the new year. Post the parades and events throughout the eve, the fireworks along Copacabana beach in Rio have all locals and travellers from around the world glee in awe.
6. London – England
“Blimey is it a whole year gone already?” is something you will commonly hear in the United Kingdom. As you get out of Westminster station, you will feel the excitement building up as fireworks being ready to set ablaze along the abbey and the London Eye. Make sure you hit the area early enough to get the best spot at the edge of the bridge near the Big Ben. We’ve got your trip all planned out meanwhile.
7. Bangkok – Thailand
“Swasdi pi’ him!!!” In the land of smiles is where people to be more extra friendly and caring as the holiday season kicks in. If you find a reservation at any of the rooftop bars within the city’s central district, you can experience some of the best parties and a fantastic view of the lanterns being let free into the sky and the fireworks along the Chao Phraya river. Need help getting to Thailand? Help is right here, our very own planning tool! And if you need more reason to visit Thailand, we have that too – here.
8. Paris – France
With thousands flocking from the Arc de Triomphe till the Louvre Museum, the excitement around the air builds up as the second hand approaches 12. On trying to squeeze yourself amid the crowd in front of the Tour de’ Eiffel, you will probably get the best view of the fireworks from the tower. Could the city get any more romantic? Bonne’ Annee’!!
9. Hong Kong
Although the energy of the city may not be as high as when it is Chinese New Year, Hong Kong gives you the best fireworks display when the clock strikes 12. Board the tram and get yourself atop the Victoria Peak as soon as the afternoon fades away, to experience the best view from the edge of the vantage point.
10. Las Vegas – USA
When the party scene(s) of a particular city is known to be at its height throughout the year, it is no doubt that the energy level goes higher than always when its new years eve. Grab your drink and get yourself near the Bellagio to view the amazing fountain laser show along with the fireworks in the back. Who knows? You may have Bon Jovi himself wishing you a happy new year.
Are you looking for the best Asian hub to welcome the new year along with electrifying party surrounding? Singapore is your go-to place if you are looking for insanely amazing views of the fireworks and wild parties, where you get to meet people from all over the world. Or are you looking for a lavish experience? Book yourself in the Marina Bay Sands well in advance and get atop the observation deck to feel the surrounding work its magic on you. And we’ll let you in on some more secrets about the city.
12. Koh Phangan – Thailand
Ah finally we come to the Party Capital of the east. Well known for its all night’er full moon parties, the island of Koh Phangan celebrates its full moon party during the last week of December during Christmas, and gets geared up quickly to set the area up for the next flock of Party Animals to come rock the new year in style.
Everyone around you would be making up resolutions that were either from last year, or are going to get fulfilled only the year after. Are you ready to make up a travel resolution for this year? We are here to make it come true. All you have to do is just drop us a Postcard.
Happy New Year 🙂