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Top New Year's Eve Destinations

Fireworks on New Year's Eve in Reykjavik, Iceland

Now that you've discovered GAYOT's Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations, here are a few more great spots where you can party all night long in celebration of the new year.

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AUSTRIA

Kitzbühel
For New Year's Eve in a quaint fairy tale setting, Kitzbühel is GAYOT's top pick. This ninth-century town has been...Read the full review.

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CANADA

Niagara Falls
Long gone are the days when the most exciting thing to do at Niagara Falls was keep your eyes peeled for a...Read the full review.

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Prague
With a hand-held fireworks free-for-all competing with an official midnight display over Prague Castle and the...Read the full review.

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FRANCE

Paris
The City of Light is always spectacular in the evening, but on New Year's Eve, Paris turns into a mass of twinkling...Read the full review.

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GREECE

Rhodes
Throughout Greece, tradition plays a great role in New Year's celebrations. But since you can only be in one...Read the full review.

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ICELAND

Reykjavik
In Iceland, New Year's Eve traditions offer the chance to brighten up one of the darkest days of the year. With...Read the full review.

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INDIA

Goa
Gaining notoriety as a turn-on-tune-in-drop-out hippie paradise in the 1960s, Goa seems to use New Year's...Read the full review.

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ITALY

Venice
For La Festa di San Silvestro (New Year's Eve), Venice knows how to do things right. The music, fireworks...Read the full review.

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MEXICO

Mexico City
Mexico's capital and largest city is sedate at the beginning of the night, as most denizens of "D.F.," as locals...Read the full review.

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SCOTLAND

Edinburgh
Dust off your tartan and raise a glass of single malt. It's time for New Year's Eve in Edinburgh. Billed as the...Read the full review.

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SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town
In Cape Town, summertime means surf, suntans and a hot-and-happening New Year's Eve. The entire area...Read the full review.

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SPAIN

Barcelona
A marketing ploy by grape growers following freak weather conditions and a bumper harvest in the early...Read the full review.

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THAILAND

Bangkok
New Year's Eve takes place not once, not twice, but three times in Thailand, and its capital — Bangkok...Read the full review.

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UNITED STATES

Georgia
Savannah

The South may be known for its genteel hospitality, but when the time is right, Southerners love to...Read the full review.

Texas
Austin

Head to the Texan city renowned for its cool nightlife. On New Year's Eve, Austin really pulls out all the...Read the full review.


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(Updated: 11/05/13 CT)

From turrets and moats to spas and golf courses, GAYOT's Top 10 Castle Hotels blend the best of past and present.
Whether you are in the mood for zingy Creole or fresh Hawaiian, you will find the perfect place to settle in for Sunday morning hedonism.