New Year’s Eve is an exciting holiday, and it paves the way for a fresh start in the coming year. It is also a time to blow off some steam and have a blast, and each of these incredible destinations is a perfect place to celebrate.
Times Square: New York City
This destination should not come as a surprise, but there is a reason that it is so popular with celebrants from around the world. Watching the brightly-lit ball drop at the stroke of midnight is an iconic symbol of the holiday, and the atmosphere in Times Square makes the area feel like a wild party all night long. Musical performers, celebrities and comedians keep you entertained as you wait for the ball to drop, and bars stay open late, so you can enjoy a drink after the fact.
Just because you have children, it does not mean that your chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve is gone forever. In fact, one of the best ways to spend the holiday is with kids of all ages in the chocolate-focused town of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Watch the giant chocolate kiss rise up from the ground at midnight, and enjoy sweet activities throughout the night. This event is a must-do for families that are ready to make holiday memories.
This one might surprise you, but it can actually be an incredible way to ring in the new year. Since the time zone is five hours behind the Eastern United States, you can celebrate the ball drop with a cocktail at sunset. The beach is the place to be on this evening, and locals as well as travelers mingle at area bars overlooking the water. Pop open a bottle of champagne and leave the jackets at home when you are at this tropical destination.
Picture 1: New York Manhattan Skyline © Beboy – Fotolia.com
Picture 2: Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii © Chee-Onn Leong – Fotolia.com