Perhaps more than any other holiday, New Year's Eve is a destination event. The amount of fun and excitement that comes with ringing in the New Year is often contingent on where you're celebrating.
If you haven't decided on a location for your end-of-year party, Cheapflights.com has some suggestions that might come in handy. The site released this week its top 10 New Year's Eve destinations. Here's a quick rundown:
Las Vegas — Vegas isn't a party spot on New Year's only — it celebrates all year long. But that doesn't mean this desert oasis forgoes New Year's Eve parties. In fact, Vegas has plenty of things to do to wrap up the calendar year, including fireworks from the roofs of several casinos. If you're interested in visiting Las Vegas soon, check out this set of Las Vegas New Year's deals.
Rio de Janeiro — Americans don't need to reset their watches all that far when traveling to Brazil's Rio de Janeiro for celebrations. The 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro logo will be unveiled at the Copacabana party this year.
New Orleans — Renowned for its distinctly adult attractions, New Orleans also offers a kids' countdown this New Year's. The Louisiana Children's Museum puts together a countdown to noon, complete with balloons, confetti and a soda toast. After bedtime, there's plenty of stuff for adults to do, including live music and the legendary nightlife of Bourbon Street.
Prague — The city boasts one of the globe's best fireworks displays over the Prague Castle and Vltava River. If you're interested in celebratory music, the Czech Philharmonic is playing in the afternoon.
Cape Town — If you're not a fan of standing out in the cold to ring in the New Year, try Cape Town. Heading to the Southern Hemisphere means you'll stay warm on the waterfront. The city includes bars, street performers and fireworks.
Berlin — Germany goes all out every New Year, with the largest open-air street party in the world. The Bradenburg Gate plays host to the party, which includes fireworks, laser light shows, food vendors and street dancers, along with live music.
New York City — Times Square and New Year's Eve go together like peanut butter and jelly. The dropping of the ball is in its second century, and a massive crowd of people take to the streets each year to take part.
London — Although many people consider London a great place to spend Christmas, it's not bad for New Year's, either. Big Ben rings in the holiday (literally) before a fireworks display gets under way.
Tokyo — Japan's largest city hosts a few different holiday parties. One, at Universal Studios, is more rowdy, while the other, at the Zojoji Temple, is more subdued.
Paris — The world's most romantic city celebrates the upcoming holiday in a relaxed manner. You can enjoy French cuisine along the River Seine before taking in the view of fireworks and the Eiffel Tower.