It's the big countdown we've spent all year counting down to. New Year's Eve is fast approaching for one final celebration in 2017. Whether you're waving the year farewell or sealing it with a kiss, the tantalizing energy of the night will make you want to leave the house. Or, maybe even town. Wondering what cities to travel to for New Year's Eve? There are plenty of places — from the obvious to the not exactly on your radar locales — to book a ticket to for one final adventure in 2017.
Over the course of three hundred and sixty five days you've celebrated events like promotions or raises, births or weddings, and the little victories like just catching the bus to work or matching with that stunner on bumble. And sure, maybe you spent a few nights filling your pillowcase with tears too. Such is the rollercoaster of a year in the life. Cap all of last year's memories with a night you'll never forget in a town you've maybe never visited and start the new year with a pop — of a bottle, that is.
You'll want to welcome 2018 under a halo of lights. I mean, it can only lure bright things for the year to come, right? Start planning 2017's last holiday in 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... 7 ...
Italy as a whole is a wonderland, a theme park of sorts, to those who enjoy their tourism with a heaping side of parmesan. For the traveler who regards New Years Eve as a go-all-out feast fest, you'll be delighted to know that Eataly World will be open for you to explore your relationship with gnocchi and pizza. Starting 2018 off with the best food in the world is only sending positive signs to the Universe for your year ahead.
Seoul, South Korea
If you're looking for a lit vacation, you'll literally find all the lights in Seoul, South Korea. Besides being a spectacle that doesn't even need fireworks to fill out the skyline, you'll find the best BBQ.
Looking for a little relaxation before the new year swoops in with a whole new set of everything? Take care of yourself and the final days of the year on a pristine island where you'll undoubtedly find your bliss. MyDomaine reports that this island will be one of the top travel destinations for 2018, so get there before everyone is uploading pictures to their Instagram feed.
Want to whip out your passport for a final trip of the year but have a resolution to be fiscally responsible for 2018? No worries. You can go to Greece. And that's not much of a compromise. Fares are reported by MyDomaine to be as low as $393. These deals will last through May!
The Scottish city that some of my friends regard as "actual Harry Potter world" is very into celebrating the final day of the year. Fodors reports that "4.5 tons of fireworks explode over Edinburgh castle." You'll be celebrating in style and fares are affordable through Norwegian Air.
New Orleans is not the kind of town you travel to for a quiet night in. Especially for New Year's Eve. Mardi Gras might be regarded as the time to experience New Orleans, but New Year's Eve will also suffice for a similar spirit. Watching fireworks over the Mississippi will be a New Year's Eve you'll never forget.
If you're looking for the most romantic New Year's kiss of your life, head to Paris where the Eiffel Tower's triumphant lights will shine on your romance with a light show and fireworks display, as reported by Fodors. Don't have a lover you're traveling with to ring in 2018? No worries. Grab one of the best croissant's you'll ever have and devour it at midnight.
New York City might drop a ball, but in Boise a potato is dropped. Apparently 35,000 make it out of the house to catch the crop drop, as told by US News. That's certainly something new to experience if you're looking to stay in the states this New Year's Eve.
Skyscanner took to the data to bring travelers information on the most searched cities for New Year's Eve travel purposes. Turns out, Dallas grabs the number one spot. Thankfully the site also lists the best possible fares to get there.
I mean, who wouldn't want to end 2017 on a note that fairytales are made of? Take it to Orlando, Skyscanner's number four spot for New Year's travel, to ring in the new year with an other-worldly light show. Round trip fares start at $48 according to Skyscanner's search!
New York City
The crowds drawn on New Year's Eve are not for the claustrophobic, but you don't have to be huddled in Times Square to experience the energy of New York City on the last day of the year. There's something to do on literally every single block. The city that never sleeps certainly doesn't intend to on this night of the year if that's the kind of night that you're looking for.
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