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Best New Year's Eve Destinations

Best New Year's Eve Destinations
With the year end fast approaching, the rush for finding the best new year's eve destinations is once again in full swing. While most people have already decided where they are going to be for the countdown to the new year, there are many who are confused about where to spend New Year's Eve. Here are some of the best places that you can visit to have a rocking start to the year...
CelebrationJoy Staff
New Year's Eve is a celebration to usher in the new year and is typically celebrated with a party and a countdown of the last seconds of the year. It is one of the most celebrated events in the year, and one where everyone, irrespective of religion, cast, or creed, joins in the celebrations. Different places have different themes for parties, and while there are no hard and fast rules to determine the best destinations, some of these stand out from the rest. These parties have become such an important celebration, that come New Year's Eve, there are literally hundreds of parties to choose from, in almost every city of the world.

For those of you who have the means to travel, and expense is not an issue, here are some of the more popular party destinations around the world. Remember, there are many many party destinations that you can go to for New Year's Eve, and if you don't find something to your liking in the list below, do not fret. At this late date, however, most of the destinations may be full already, and you might have to pay through your nose to get there. But we already mentioned that money was no object, didn't we! So put your party hats on, and let's go take a look at some of the best places to be at this New Year's Eve!

Best New Year's Eve Holiday Destinations

Ibiza, Spain
This Mediterranean island is a haven for party goers, and this new year is going to be no different. With more than a hundred parties to choose from, 'I'm going to Ibiza' is the song that you should be singing. Long known for its crazy parties and varied nightlife, Ibiza is a place where even the most wild party people will enjoy themselves. Ibiza is home to the biggest nightclubs in the world, and some of the wildest and best parties happen at this exotic destination. With the parties and celebrations going well in to the early morning hours, partying in Ibiza is never boring. New year's parties are even wilder and Ibiza, the 'Dance Mecca of Europe' or 'Island of Ecstasy' as it is popularly known, should always figure on your list of new year party destinations.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the better party spots all the year round, Rio de Janeiro gets even more festive for new year celebrations. Often called a man's paradise, this place has everything that a man would want. Beach parties are the rage here, and with a different party no more than 5 minutes away on most beaches, this is one party place that you won't be getting bored of in a hurry. Home to some of the best beaches in the world, Rio de Janeiro, with its beautiful women, and 24/7 parties, should be high on your list of new year destinations to party at. Whether you want be partying the night away, or sitting on a beach watching the ocean for new year's, this wonderful city in Brazil has it all.

Goa, India
Another beach destination, this time all the way around the world in India, Goa is home to some of the best new year's eve celebrations. Goa parties have become hugely popular in recent years, and are the place for trance and techno addicts to be. The relaxing lifestyle, good food, and awesome nightlife make Goa a destination for people from around the world. Most popularly known for its rave and trace parties, Goa is also home to some fine beaches, and spending new year's eve at this place gives one the perfect mix of partying and tranquility. New Year's parties in Goa are mostly beach affairs, though there are numerous pubs and bars that have parties as well. With a huge amount of tourists coming to Goa specially for new year celebrations, this is one place you don't wanna miss.

Barcelona, Spain
With its beautiful beaches, variety of tourists, foreigners and students, and the amazing party scene here, who will not want to be in Barcelona for the New Year. With some party people and places starting the weekend from Thursday itself, this can be the perfect place to ring in 2012. With more clubs than coffee shops, and as many DJs as well, this is just one hell of a party place. Nightlife in Barcelona goes on till the wee hours of the morning, and there is something or some place for everyone to be. From jazz to techno, and live bars to gay bars, Barcelona has something great in store for everyone. So, go ahead, and get into the new year amid the atmosphere of medieval Spain.

Las Vegas, United States of America
More known for gambling than partying, the Las Vegas strip is nonetheless a great place to spend New Year's Eve. With parties carrying on into the early hours of the morning, and huge firework displays marking the New Year, this is another new year party destination that should never be crossed off your list. Home to some of the biggest entertainers, the Vegas Strip sees several hundred thousand people bringing in the New Year, right on the strip. One of the major tourist and resort cities of the US, this place is no stranger to good times and parties, making it one of the best new year's vacation spot. Home to some of the biggest casinos and hotels in the world as well, the Las Vegas strip is more than 6 kilometers long. 6 kilometers or almost 4 miles of hotels, casinos, and parties. A very good choice for a new year's bash.

Top New Year's Eve Destinations

If the top 5 didn't catch your fancy, then don't worry, as every city, however small or big, will have a huge list of parties to choose from. You will never run out of options when it comes to choosing a new year's destination, as any place you go to will be host to some party or the other. Here are some more of the best destinations to be at for the new year.
  1. Vienna
  2. Prague
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Dubai
  5. Paris
  6. Rome
  7. Hawaii
  8. Reykjavik
  9. Maldives
  10. Venice
New year's eve events can be anything from wild dancing and partying to lazing around having a romantic dinner before the year slips away, and what better places to go to than the ones mentioned above. Welcome the new year in style and grandeur, and party hard at these perfect locations to be. And if these are out of your reach for now, don't worry, there are about a zillion other places that you could go to for a new year party, and have fun. However, the 5 best new year's eve destinations mentioned above should be tried at least once in your lifetime. So this year if you have made other plans, or it is too late to make plans, never fear. Plan it out for next year, or the year after. Or after. But remember, whatever you do, you should visit these places to ring in the new year and party at least once, and the sooner the better.
Fireworks in Venice Italy
fireworks over Maldives
Fireworks Celebration in Hawaii
Rome skyline with fireworks
Fireworks above the Amsterdam
Prague New Year celebration
fireworks in Las Vegas
Arambol beach in goa
New Year Eve Party in Rio de Janeiro
Ibiza in Spain