Cities throughout the country put on big celebrations for New Year's Eve, everything from street parties and live music to firework displays to mark the big moment when the clock strikes midnight. Book yourself a New Year's Eve getaway and join in with the local New Year festivities.
New Year's Eve is second only to Mardi Gras when it comes to big celebrations in New Orleans. Everyone heads to Jackson Square as midnight approaches, where you can enjoy live music and watch as a giant fleur-de-lis descends a pole as the clock strikes twelve, heralding the start of a spectacular firework display.
Join the thousands of party-goers who head to the ultimate party town for New Year's Eve. The Las Vegas hotels all get together and put on a choreographed fireworks display to mark the start of the New Year, while the bars and clubs in town are even livelier than usual on December 31st.
New York is the ultimate New Year's Eve destination for travelers who want to party until dawn. Wrap up warm and join the crowds in Times Square to countdown until midnight, before heading to one of the city's trendiest clubs or have a few drinks in one of New York's rooftop bars for a perfect view of the New Year fireworks.
Celebrating New Year's Eve with the family doesn't have to mean an early night. Luckily, there are plenty of New Year's Eve destinations that cater for travelers with children. Let the kids stay up late for the big event and make some fantastic family memories together.
All the Orlando theme parks stay open late on New Year's Eve and many hold special celebrations to mark the moment the clock strikes midnight. The Magic Kingdom has its own firework display, while families with teens can dance until late at the Epcot party.
Navy Pier is the perfect New Year's Eve destination for families in Chicago. Not only can you enjoy rides, attractions, and great food but it is also the perfect place to watch the midnight fireworks display over Lake Michigan.
New Year's Eve in Boston, or First Night as it is known locally, is a very family-friendly celebration. There are two firework displays, one at 7 pm at Boston Common - perfect for families with younger children - and a midnight pyrotechnics display over the harbor. Set your alarm for the next morning and continue the celebrations with the First Day family activities in Copley Square.
New Year's Eve destinations can also make for romantic vacations. After all, what could be more romantic than sipping champagne and watching fireworks while spending a special night with your special someone? Any New Year's Eve vacation can be romantic when you're with the right person, but the following cities do romance very well indeed!
San Francisco makes for a romantic vacation at any time of year, but the city's spectacular setting makes for a breathtaking firework display come midnight. Make your New Year's Eve trip really special with a ticket to the San Francisco Symphony’s exclusive Black and White Ball.
For music-loving couples, there is only one perfect New Year's Eve destination: Nashville, Tennessee. Bash on Broadway is the main celebration, a free live music show which culminates in a fireworks display, but make sure you also check out the musical performers in smaller bars and clubs throughout the city.
What better way to celebrate a romantic New Year's Eve than by heading to the beach bars of Miami? Spend the day soaking up the sun before enjoying cocktails and fireworks on the beach when the clock strikes twelve.