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Cool Hot Spots To Ring In The New Year!

Culture & Lifestyle Nov 28, 2015

This year, travel to one of these beautiful places to ring in 2016!

The year's not over yet. You still have time to squeeze in one more trip. Here are 10 destinations that are guaranteed to give you a memorable experience.

Sydney, Australia

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Australia is one of the first countries to ring in the new year. It is a perfect destination for an adventurer or a wildlife enthusiast. There is no more exciting place than the Sydney Harbour with fireworks surrounding the Opera House at midnight. It's actually summer vacation in Australia during December and January and you can spend New Years Eve on the beach waiting for the night sky to light up to welcome the new year.

Moscow, Russia

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If you are looking for a wintry destination rich in art and history then Russia is the spot for you. Take in Russian architecture in St. Petersburg or go to Moscow for cathedrals and museums. Get lost in the crowd this New Year's Eve at the Red Square to catch the fireworks above Saint Basil's Cathedral.


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If you love to explore cities, shop in style and indulge in Indian-Asian flavours then a trip to Singapore will be fit for you. Spend New Year's Eve in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and then head to the Marina Bay Sands Casino to end the evening with live entertainment and fireworks. 

Rajasthan, India

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If you're looking for a place with a rich history, culture and art, Rajhistan is the one for you. You can spend a night enjoying traditional Rajhistani food and performances in a desert tent after a day of exploring forts and palaces. You can take camel rides in the day time and shop for handmade crafts. Perhaps enjoy a romantic dinner for two in an 18th century haveli followed by fireworks. 


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Dubai has everything from beautiful mosques to the tallest sky scrapers, luxurious shopping malls, man-made beaches and some of the finest dining. On New Year's Eve there are multiple firework locations to choose from like the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab or the Palm Jumeirah. You can also spend the night dancing away at one of their hottest clubs or maybe enjoy a more low key celebration at an outdoor sheesha lounge.

London, England

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London is one of the oldest cities in the world and great spot for a history buff. Visit all the important landmarks like the London Bridge, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Take in the architecture and visit museums. Or forget all and indulge in some retail therapy followed by ringing in the new year in a pub.

Paris, France

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Forget about your weight loss resolution and head to Paris to eat in as many bakeries, cafes and restaurants as possible. And of course visit the famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe. And visit a French garden or take a cooking class for a truly memorable experience. 

New York, United States

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The whole world tunes in to see the Time Square Ball Drop in New York City but to witness it in person is to become a part of history. There is so much to see and do in New York. Take a boat cruise around Manhattan, visit the Statue of Liberty, watch the skyline from a sky deck, go skating in Central Park or take in art in one of the iconic museums. The city that never sleeps knows how to party. Go bar hopping or make reservations for a tasting menu. The possibilities are endless.

Rio, Brazil

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Brazil is famous for its festivals and celebrations which makes it a perfect destination for partygoers. It's a beautiful country offering breathtaking sights and sounds with its mountains, waterfalls and wildlife making it a great escape for nature lovers. It's known for its beaches and the Copacabana beach is the place to be to watch fireworks while cooling off in the water.

Las Vegas, United States

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If you can't decide where you want to spend new years, then go to Vegas. Where else can you see fireworks over the pyramids and the Eiffel tower at the same time? In Las Vegas the party never ends! You can drink on the strip, go to day clubs and even attend celebrity-hosted parties! Or opt for a romantic dinner for two instead at one of many celebrity chef restaurants. Maybe even spend a romantic evening at the spa or have a party for two in the Jacuzzi in the comfort of your own room. 

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Naemah Abid

Naemah Abid


Born in Saudi Arabia and originally from Pakistan, this Canadian immigrant is all too familiar with airport life. After taking her first pleasure trip abroad post-graduation, Naemah was hit with the travel bug. Find this frequent traveller sharing pictures and experiences, offering up advice and tra...