New Year’s Eve can play out in one of two ways: You can always make the simplest decision of sitting on the couch in front of the television or getting together with couple of your friends. Or, on the other hand, there is the marginally more gutsy choice of going on an adventure of a lifetime- particularly a trip, which you will cherish for years to come.
Around the world, people celebrate New Year in a lot of similar ways – an astounding showcase of firecrackers, street side gatherings, music and a lot of good food. However every place has its own twist. If you have a thirst for adventure to cap off this year, we’ve narrowed down a list of the best places to visit.
- New York City, New York
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is still considered the wildest New Year celebration on the planet. Millions gather every year at Times Square to witness the grandest New Year spectacle of them all. New York should be up on your vacation list provided you’ve planned well ahead and have decent budget prepared to be able to afford the official party passes that can really liven up your night on the last day of the year.
You’ve heard all about it, now it’s time to pack up and finish the year off with a trip to Goa. Known for its serene and beautiful beaches, cheap liquor and year-long carnivals, Goa is an automatic choice for avid travelers. If you are in the mood for simply winding up and chilling out, pick Goa as your New Year destination, and make sure you go with a big gang.
- Paris, France
Foodies will be in for the treat of their lives if you pick Paris as your New Year destination. The classic ride on a boat across the river Seine, dining atop the beautifully lit Eiffel tower, or shopping amazing New Year goodies in Champs-Elysee, this romantic city gets more suave as the ball drops to round up the year.
- Madeira Islands, Portugal
Madeira Islands hold the Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. Isn’t that enough to convince you to pack your bags? The atmosphere begins buzzing with excitement the moment thousands of multi-coloured lamps light up the port of Funchal. Madeira is a great place to visit if you want to sink yourself in the sheer beauty of the most extravagant New Year’s party on Earth.
- Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Want to end the year higher than you can remember it? Book yourself a trip to Manali. Manali is known to be a common hangout zone for adventure sport enthusiasts. The cool climate and snowfall make it great for all kinds of winter sports, and the Manali-Leh highway will keep your vehicle’s engine on a roll. You can choose to go crazy and then sober up on some of cozy winter resorts available.
- Lakshadweep Islands
If you are looking for enjoyment within a budget, the Lakshadweep islands is a gorgeous place to visit this New Year. You can take part in watersports like deep see diving and kayaking or relax to the soothing beats of Kolkali & Parichakali dance forms. Listed by many avid travelers as a great place to end the year, Lakshadweep Islands can offer you a lot of entertainment for very little expenditure.
- Tarkarli, Maharashtra
Rated as the best place to visit if you enjoy stargazing, Tarkarli can also make your New Year vacation a memorable one with its dreamy setting of golden rocks and blue-green waters. The various thatches set along the coast make for quite a romantic time out as you munch gleefully on delicious seafood and hand-picked cashew bars. 2017 will be welcomed in delightful fashion thanks to the relatively low expenditure in Tarkarli.