Head to the Texan city renowned for its cool nightlife. On New Year's Eve, Austin really pulls out all the stops with its annual First Night Austin event. This family friendly celebration of the arts takes place in the streets and at select indoor venues, offering nearly everything from dance and theater to music and food. Streets are closed down for the Grand Procession down Congress Avenue and for the plethora of festivities that include the requisite fireworks at midnight, along with digital portraits, sculptures, puppet shows, clog dancing, jugglers and drumming.
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.