New Year’s Eve, although it’s named that way, often turns out to be predictable and boring because we choose to celebrate it year in and year out at the same old predictable clubs, pubs or watering holes. At the most, we head out to Goa or some other comparatively exotic locale. Let’s do things differently this year. Let’s go all out and bring in 2019 with style by partying or chilling at these offbeat places from around the world. Check them out;
1. Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaiso is a vibrant, colorful and upbeat coastal city in Chile which is definitely a place you must consider for this new year’s celebration. The biggest New Year’s eve party in Latin America happens in the city of Valparaiso. There is a 20 minute firework show which is also quite famous.
2. Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is widely considered as one of the best places for new year’s eve and receives a lot of footfall especially during the new year celebrations. Hard-partying locals throw citywide celebrations that last until the wee hours of morning. Nothing to complain about here.
3. Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava is the capital and the largest city of Slovakia. A beautiful and vibrant city, Bratislava is a place worth a visit for new year’s eve parties. Old town will be divided into “concert zones” for those who like live music and “party zones” for those who want to socialize. We recommend visiting both.
4. Edinburgh, Scotland
The compact and hilly city of Edinburgh is the unassuming yet beautiful capital of Scotland; which also happens to be a place you really want to be on New Year’s Eve. There is a torch light parade throughout the city at midnight and it is said that no other city celebrates the occasion with more enthusiasm. You can be a part of the street party at the Hogmanay celebrations that lasts for 4 days. Best of luck!
5. Vienna, Austria
Vienna is a beautiful city known for its galas and storied balls. It is equally popular for the New year celebrations that take place here. Parties with hot mulled wine and toffee apples are what you can expect to enjoy in Vienna.
6. St. Petersburg, Russia
The snowy city of St. Petersburg would make an ideal choice for you to spend your New Year’s eve. The whole city is covered with snow and its monumental bridges are all illuminated with holiday lights during the festivities. If you get invited to a Russian party, just remember, never try to outdrink a Russian.
7. Cape Town, South Africa
Only Cape Town is a city throughout the world which offers you the option to celebrate the New year at the top of one of the most popular natural wonders on the planet, the Table Mountain. Catch the waterfront fireworks at the midnight, they’re mesmerizing and completely amazing.
8. Boquete, Panama
Being a small town, Panama is usually not brimming with tourists and filled with every bounty of nature that a traveller can ask for. Panama City is replete with the modern spell of an exciting night life, high rise glass skyscrapers, and a nice fireworks show at New Year Eve, which is definitely worth seeing once. A New Year's bash in the Caribbean. Sounds like a dream, eh?
9. Madeira, Portugal
Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising of 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s one of best places to visit for New Year’s eve. Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is known for its spectacular New Year’s firework show. You can take a trip there, indulge in a bunch of adventure activities and top it off with a New Year’s party to remember.
Have a Happy New Year!