New Years Eve is arguably the biggest night of the year. A time when we all get together on the last night of the year to celebrate the year before and the year about to start.
With people planning their next New Years celebration almost immediately after the previous one has finished, eikon has put together a list of the top 7 New Years destinations, to help you decide where your next celebration should take place.
7. Gold Coast, Queensland – AUSTRALIA
Queensland’s Gold Coast has become one of the of the most popular tourist destination in Australia. With around 10 million tourists visit the Gold Coast area every year, The Gold Coast has proven itself to be a great destination for boys, surf, and beaches.
New Years Eve is generally celebrated at Surfers Paradise with Fireworks across the beach or parties right across the coast.
6. Berlin – GERMANY
Berlin is Germany’s capital and cultural center. Dating back to the 13th century Berlin was divided during the Cold War, today it is better known for its art scene, nightlife and modern architecture. Berlin’s nightlife is one of the most diverse and vibrant in Europe and makes an ideal location for your next New Years celebration.
Fireworks always celebrate the beginning of a new year at the famous Brandenburg Gates in Berlin.
5. London – ENGLAND
Attracting over 16 million international visitors per year, London is Europe’s most visited city. The city is dripping with culture, diversity, and bars, making London an obvious destination of choice for any party goer.
The London Eye and the Thames are the central points for the New Years Eve fireworks in London if you can’t get into one of the huge gay night club parties.
4. Miami, Florida – USA
The vibrant city of Miami is located on Florida’s southeastern tip and is famed for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs. Drawing over 38 million visitors annually, Miami has become one of the top gay destination in the world.
Miami has massive new years eve parties and a huge fireworks display across the coastline.
3. Sydney, New South Wales – AUSTRALIA
Sydney is Australia’s largest city and is best known for its Opera House, beaches, and harbour bridge. Sydney hosted over 2.8 million international visitors in 2013 or nearly half of all international visits to Australia, making it one of the biggest tourist hubs in the region. Sydney boasts the world renowned Bondi beach and a good range of bars and clubs that attract LGBTI people from around the globe.
It also has one of the largest and most recognisable fireworks displays on New Years Eve. Costing an estimated $7million each year.
2. Queenstown – NEW ZEALAND
If you’re into the outdoors and getting active, Queenstown is the place for you. Situated on the shore of Lake Wakatipu and set against the dramatic Southern Alps, Queenstown and the surrounding Central Otago region is known for its vineyards, wine and adventure sports. Queenstown has become a hub for the region boasting phenomenal natural scenery with great nightlife and bars to suit.
1. New York City, New York – USA
Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, New York City is the place to be for art, culture, and fashion. With a record 56.4 million tourist making their way to the big apple in 2014, New York’s nightlife is second to none.
Probably the most famous of New Years celebrations when the “ball drops” in Times Square to herald in the new year.
Last Updated on Feb 24, 2017