New Year’s Eve is upon us, and for those wishing to welcome the New Year with a bang, taking a trip out of town is usually an excellent idea. That way, the trip is in-and-of itself a celebration, and the actual New Year’s Eve can be spent on a public square or wandering down the decorated streets of some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations.
If you plan to stay in the US, here are a few places where celebrations are taken to a whole new level.
New York City, NY
Visiting New York in the winter can be a cold, but magical experience nonetheless. The streets are bustling with holiday energy, tourists and locals mingling in restaurants, shops and nightclubs, but the best thing of all is that Times Square gets a breath of new life on New Year’s Eve.
You can expect to see close to a million people in the street, and if you want to catch a glimpse of the Ball you are advised to come as early as possible.
The third largest city in the US comes alive around the holidays, and it’s the perfect spot to usher in the New Year, whether you choose a multi-course dinner or rockin’ to live music.
Navy Pier draws the largest crowd in Chicago due to its electrifying nature, offering the best view of Chicago’s skyline.
The party starts around 9 p.m. and features live music geared towards the younger crowd.
Los Angeles, CA
Bidding farewell to the departing year and welcoming the New Year on the streets of Los Angeles is the best choice for those who like their holidays sans winter jackets and heavy boots. Grand Park throws the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration and the party starts around 7 p.m.
It features 3 stages of live music, from rock to Latin alternative, it’s free of charge, but it’s free of booze as well, so you will have to leave alcohol at home. Luckily, with a forecast of 68 ºF and a whirling crowd, there is sure to be plenty of sizzle.
Going away to ring in the New Year guarantees a different kind of fun, so make sure you pick a destination that suits your taste and enjoy everything a street party has to offer.