6. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Sun, sand, and people as stunning as the fireworks displays—this is what New Year’s Eve in Brazil is made of! You’ll be swept away by the carnival atmosphere on one of the earth’s most spectacular beaches. It’s tradition in Brazil to dress completely in white for the festivities (or “Reveillon”) an all-day party with musical acts, dancing, and four kilometers of open-air club.
7. Paris, France
The City of Love is an excellent place to ring in the New Year with that special someone in your life. And the stunning backdrop of a glittering Eiffel Tower, a massive pyrotechnic firework display, and the laid back bohemian hedonism of gay Paris make the ideal combination for a memorable New Year. Add some champagne, and pop—c’est magnifique!
8. Kitzbühel, Austria
For a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration among snowy, hills, horse drawn carriages, roaring fires, and brightly lit cobblestone walks, Kitzbühel, a ninth-century town in Austria, serves up a satisfying serving of romance set against jingling bells, medieval inns, traditional folk singers, and impressive fireworks to choreographed to music over the pristine alps.
9. Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
Renowned for its bars, cafes, and lively entertainment all year long—it’s no wonder that the locals in New Orleans book it to Frenchmen Street to party the previous year away, along to the tunes of fantastic musicians, dancing in the street, parades, eccentric costumes, and, of course, lots of flowing booze.