By Pooja Valeja
New Year’s Eve is all about saying goodbye to the year that gave you some of your most beautiful memories and learnings and a Warm Welcome to the coming times. While some prefer celebrating it with Pomp and Show, some like it Simple and Quite. If you are a travel buff and like exploring places, now is just the right time to book your tickets and get your reservations in place to spend the end of the year at some of the most spectacular locations of the world. Here are ten destinations you could pick from to bring in 2020.
- London, U.K.
The city is known to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with lit-up streets and colors all around. Cannon Street right next to St. Paul’s and The Monument area is the best place to catch the Fireworks. It’s also a great idea to watch the Thames flow with the London Bridge, and London Eye glittering in the background or take a ride in the waters to enjoy the fireworks.
- Paris, France
The most romantic city in the world showers loves during the festive season with lights across the city, encouraging tourists to take a romantic walk. The highlight is the lights and fireworks around the Eiffel Tower. Glittering sharp midnight with fireworks in the backdrop makes it an ideal place to make new memories and bring in the first minute of the New Year.
- New York City, USA
A walk down Times Square during any time of the year is splendid, but it’s extra special during the New Year with the fantastic Ball drop at midnight to bring in the New Year. Every year witnesses a showcase of renowned musicians performing and entertaining thousands of people.
- Sydney, Australia
One of the few cities that can claim to be the first to strike midnight, Sydney, is your one-stop for all things beautiful when it comes to New Year celebrations. The fireworks at the stroke of midnight over the Harbor Bridge is the main attraction.
- Goa, India
People still believe that parties in Goa are not the same as they used to be, but New Year’s Eve still sees some of the craziest parties on the beaches of Goa. If you are looking to bring in the New Year and not remember what happened, head over to one of the many parties on Anjuna Beach or Candolim Beach.
- Berlin, Germany
The party city of the world is sure to entice one and all during New Years with the “Green Fairy.” While parties all around the year are wild in Berlin, the New Year is extra special with people celebrating on the streets and an open invitation to most parties across the city.
- Las Vegas, USA
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Especially during the New Year, the sin city of United States of America sees almost 300,000 people from across the world, bringing in the New Year. The Vegas Strip has clubs and bars to hop around all through the night and casinos to bring in your new year and try your luck.
- Cape Town, South Africa
The only place in the world that allows you to celebrate the New Years atop one of the wonders of the city, The Table Mountain. Fireworks over the riverfront on Table Bay is a must-visit this time of the year.
- St. Petersburg, Russia
The most extended New Year celebration in the world is starting on the 25th of December and ending on the orthodox Christmas Day 7th of January. The splendid boulevards and Hermitage Museum are a must-watch.
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In 2014, Dubai entered the coveted Guinness Book of World Records with the most prominent fireworks display of the New Year. The celebration in the city has always gone up a notch during the festive season. The beautifully lit up Burj Khalifa and the view from the luxurious Burj Al Arab are the best attractions of the city.