There is always something to do on New Year’s no matter where you are. Whether you like something low key or a huge banger, every city has something to fit your needs.
Personally, I like to mix it up from year to year. I stayed home with my family last year but two years ago I got all dressed up with all my friends and went to a huge open bar event. New Years is also a great opportunity to travel! Many of us have a few extra days off of work around the New Year so there’s no better excuse to hop over to a new city. I’ve only traveled on New Years once (and I was on a plane over the ocean on my way to Paris once the New Year hit) but there are so many places that would make the perfect landscape to ring in the New Year.
Here are my top five:
New York is the obvious New Year’s destination. While it’s definitely not the most cost effective time to head to the big apple as there are so many people also traveling there for New Year, watching the ball drop in person and feeling the energy of the city that never sleeps can be life changing. Check out some parties to attend here!
Walt Disney World
Did you know Disney World has a huge New Year’s celebration?! I’m obsessed with Disney and everyone I know seems to be going there lately. The fall is usually the cheapest time and least crowded of the year for Disney but the New Year is definitely not one to miss at least once. The park stays open until 1 and obviously they had a countdown and a serious fireworks show. Check out all the New Year’s details here!
Nashville knows how to party. Music City is known for country music, but the city and it’s culture is so diverse that there is something for literally everyone at any given time in Nashville. Whether you want to ring in the New Year honky-tonking on Broadway, or you want to see an indie band in another part of the city, it can be the perfect destination for any music lover. Check out the city’s event details here!
NOLA is another city that seriously knows how to party. Every night people fill the streets and drink buy one get one drinks. But, New Year’s is on a whole new level. New Year’s on Bourbon street gets close to they hype of Mardi Gras (if that’s even possible). The annual shoe drop is something I’m dying to see in person! Check out the details here!
Last but certainly not least, The Windy City. Chicago is my home but it never disappoints. The city is always buzzing with something. However when a holiday comes around, Chicagoans go all out and New Year’s is no exception. While the midwest is bitterly cold during December and January (and February, and most of March, and sometimes April) but there is no shortage of New Year’s festivities with not quite as much congestion as NYC. Check out some parties to attend here!