10 Spots for New Year's Eve 2003
fun and fabulous.
Travel across the time zones with us from Sydney via
Rio to Tahiti.
Sydneysiders to be one of the first in the world
to farewell 2003 and usher in 2004. Sydney
always puts on a fabulous show with street entertainment
and a spectacular show of fireworks that lights
up the Harbour. Hurry to book a table with a view
in one of Sydney's great restaurants or reserve
a seat on Magistic's New Year's Eve harbour cruise.
Otherwise, find a good vantage point on the water's
edge and join the crowds in the celebrations. Find
out more about visiting
Sydney and Australia.
New Year's in the African bush or savannah à
la Ernest Hemingway. Observing elephant, giraffe
and prides of lion instead of throngs of humans
may just be what you need to clear your head for
a fresh start into 2004. Abercrombie & Kent
are well-known for their reliably top-notch luxury
tours. Visit www.abercrombiekent.com. |
New Year's, Parisians and travelers alike cram
the métros to head to L'Arc de Triomphe
for a luminous (and slightly crazy) get-together.
Champagne bottles spray bubbly, Bonne Année
shouts are heard everywhere and you may just find
yourself kissing a stranger. For a more subdued
evening, dine at one of our New
Year's Eve restaurant picks. You can
also browse our France
site to learn more about restaurants, hotels,
news and events taking place while you’re
in the city. Find reduced rates for flights, hotel
rooms and car rentals here.
in the New Year in the quaint, historic town of
Salzburg between the venerable baroque buildings. The excitement
will culminate at midnight, when the famous "Blue
Danube" waltz by Johann Strauss will resound
throughout the city under a dazzling fireworks display.
The city will be filled with waltzing and polka
music again on New Year's Day starting at 5 p.m.
along the "Music Mile," broadcasting the
Mozarteum Orchestra's New Year's concert in the
squares and streets of the city. Visit www.salzburg.info. |
couple of million Brazilians and international
visitors dance the night away to African and samba
beats along the Copacabana. An eclectic crowd
all dressed in white throws flowers into the sea
for Yemanja, the goddess of the sea, enjoys the
massive fireworks at midnight and gets into a
joyful frenzy until the wee hours, followed by
Champagne breakfasts. Two highlights are the fireworks
cascades at Forte de Copacabana and at Le Meridién
Hotel and all the major hotels hold parties. This
year's celebration is expected to be gigantic!
about a 150-acre island for you and your inner circle
including several houses, food, beverages, sports,
and staff? With more than 150 acres of unspoiled
tropical environment, sparkling white sugar-sand
beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, superb
elegant accommodations, and a staff of thirty-plus
to attend to your every need, Musha Cay is available
for exclusive and private use by you and 21 of your
guests for a total 22, double occupancy. Basically,
anything you want, you can have.
Yorkers stay warm and cozy at private soirées,
while thousands of out-of-towners gather for the
annual Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration
& Ball Drop. Fireworks will light up the city
at Brooklyn's Prospect Park and Central Park,
where they will signal the start of a midnight
5K run. And, the Annual New Year's Eve Concert
for Peace will be held at the Cathedral of St.
John the Divine. If you're not in the mood to
freeze your toes off with the joyful mob at midnight,
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park offers
a New Year's Eve Private Dinner Cruise & Fireworks
Package at $1199 per couple. More information
find out more about visiting New York click here.
about ringing in the New Year at one of the Big
Easy's many fine restaurants?
Make it a mini vacation with the help of our three-day
itinerary. Experience the first exhibition of
ancient art from the Egyptian national collection
to tour the U.S. since Tutankhamun and Ramses, some
20 years ago. |
largest of the Society Islands in French
Polynesia, Tahiti held a magical attraction
for artist Paul Gauguin and writer Robert Louis
Stevenson. To understand why, simply listen to the
winds whistling through casuarina trees on a secluded
black-sand beach, or stroll through beautiful botanical
gardens and marvel at island flora. |
(Updated: 10/29/08 KR)