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10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Places to Be on New Year's Eve

U.S. News & World Report logo U.S. News & World Report 31-12-2016

Ring in the New Year in these under-the-radar retreats the world over.: New Year's Eve marks one of the biggest spectacles of the year. In places such as New York City and Sydney millions cram together to watch fireworks displays, get doused in confetti and enjoy beloved performers sing on a live stage. But if you've already watched the ball drop in festive places across the globe, why not opt for visiting something a little more under the radar? These underrated destinations boast all of the key ingredients of a successful New Year's Eve celebration – think: firework displays and live performances – without the added stress, high costs or massive crowds. Read on to ring in 2017 in lesser-known locales the world over.

New Year's Eve marks one of the biggest spectacles of the year. In places such as New York City and Sydney millions cram together to watch fireworks displays, get doused in confetti and enjoy beloved performers sing on a live stage. But if you've already watched the ball drop in festive places across the globe, why not opt for visiting something a little more under the radar? These underrated destinations boast all of the key ingredients of a successful New Year's Eve celebration – think: firework displays and live performances – without the added stress, high costs or massive crowds. Read on to ring in 2017 in lesser-known locales the world over.
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