As we inch closer to the big 2019, people are scurrying around trying to sew together a satisfactory New Year's travel plan. The hot spots around the globe are creating quite a buzz, and we've put together an up-to-date list for your reference. We will start with the most talked about place to spend New Year's, and continue on to the rest of the most popular destinations this year.
#1: Sydney, Australia
Sydney is known to have an array of breathtaking experiences to offer; from self-driven journeys and wildlife experiences, to a world of good food, wine and city life adventures. The potential itineraries in store are endless, and you can customize it to fit your preferences precisely. Moreover, the New Year's Eve spots to hit in Sydney will blow your hats off. The Sydney Opera house New Year's Eve Opera Gala is one of several New Year's Eve blow outs that is likely to sell out. Imagine an Opera House setting for the night, starting with a rich performance featuring pieces by Puccini and Verdi, followed by an exclusive firework show and a huge party. This would surely be a fun-meets-elegant experience to have at one point in your life. Besides this famous party, Sydney encompasses plenty of unique New Year's Eve events such as cruises, wine and buffet boat rides, as well as parties on rooftops and towers.
#2: Athens, Greece
Athens is undoubtedly one of the hottest cities of the season. Granted it has other hit seasons which create so much buzz that its less popular to remember Athens this time of year. That would be a shame, as you're about to realize. The city is decked with local music halls (or bouzoukia) with major NYE merriment. Side note: the top trending hotel in Athens specifically for NYE is Melia Athens.
#3: Madrid, Spain
This city allows you to overdose on tourist-savvy activities by day, and flip the switch by night. After visiting the Royal Palace, Museo Nacional Del Prado, and Parque del Buen Retiro, just look behind the scenes and you'll see that Madrid is waiting for you if you're ready to push your limits. There is a very slim chance that you are not partying til dawn and jumping on the bandwagon of watching the sunrise at Templo de Debod. Then, your partner in life (or just for the night) can swing by the famous Chocolateria San Gines and binge on churros.
#4: Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica has been shooting up in the popularity charts for NYE destinations. This trendy city now provides the perfect atmosphere for you to celebrate that island life with Harbour Fest, a free and open-to-all event. It's known to be filled with happiness, peace, and pure Jamaican culture. This might be the best place to go as a young couple, a group of friends, or a complete family. Watch the fireworks over downtown and let the families and children enjoy crafts and activities in Kiddies Village. If you're traveling sans kids, Treasure Beach has some of the Island's best parties that you wouldn't want to miss.
Grab your go-to buddy(ies) and go out on a limb this New Year's. Take our word for it, its worth it!