8 Exotic Travel Destinations to Bookmark for New Year 2019

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Not referring to Ella Fitzgerald song here. Actually, I just realized this sentence could serve a 2-in-1 purpose.

  1. Me actually asking you all your plans about New Year’s Eve.
  2. Me referring to Ella’s song to get you in New Year’s kinda mood for this blog post.

Well, I am done being extra. So, now the real question. What are your plans for New Years? If you still haven’t planned anything, I’m disappointed. Grab your mobile and book a flight to a good, romantic place. If your plans take you to a destination within the States, you won’t have to worry about connectivity issues. Companies like Cox make it easy for you to find services in your vicinity through ‘Cox near me’ feature. However, if you plan to travel outside of America, you will have to educate yourself about their service providers. Well, that’s not that big an issue.

First things first, let’s have a look at some of the places you can opt for this New Years.


London is by far one of the best places to be at during New Year’s. Hands down!

The splash of fireworks, the streets bathing in multi-colored lights and the picturesque views make it a perfect pick. Every year, more than half a million people hit River Thames to enjoy the eight minutes long fireworks display. Because that’s a huge amount of people to host on a single river bank, the event has lately become ticketed. But investing in these tickets is worth it. Apart from the New Year’s Eve celebrations, you can indulge in the following activities around New Year in London:

  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
  • Christmas at Kew Gardens
  • Natural History Museum Ice Rink
  • Skate at Somerset House

The city won’t bore you. There are a plethora of activities to choose from if you hit London around New Year.

Rio de Janeiro

New Year’s Eve celebrations in this city is a huge beach party in other words. Popularly known as Reveillon, crowds dress in white on New Year’s Eve. This is because they believe this color brings good luck to the New Year. Each year around two million people gather at Copacabana Beach to dance to samba music and a twenty minutes long fireworks display. Some of the things to do at the party to make yourself feel like a local include:

  • Jump over seven small waves
  • Eat lentils
  • Give presents to the goddess lemanja


Next up on the list, is Vienna. With its rich culture and architectural wonders, the capital of Austria is one of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve at. The unique thing about celebrating the New Year in this city is that you will get to witness operas and operettas. Apart from that, you can indulge in gala events and dancing. The festivities start at 2 p.m. and continue till 2 a.m.


Because of its position in the world, this small island is the first one in the world to countdown the New Year. If you are planning to visit a place that offers entertainment but has a low count of people, Kiribati is the best place to visit with your partner. Some of the things to look up to at this tiny place are:

  • Sandy beaches
  • Blue lagoons
  • Swaying palms


Joining Kiribati in this league, Sydney happens to be one of the few first places in the world to welcome the New Year. The city spends a whopping amount of around 7 Mn dollars on the New Year’s Eve fireworks. People start camping around the harbor a night before and the harbor cruises sell out months before the event.


If you are on a hunt to visit a place that provides you with all the great celebrations but in a budget-friendly way, hit Bangkok. Every district in Bangkok have its version of street parties and live entertainment to welcome New Year’s Eve. But the biggest celebration takes place at Bangkok Central Square. From beer garden to a huge projection screen displaying the countdown, the Central Square offers an entertainment packed night every year.


One reason that you would want to book a flight to Tokyo is to experience New Year’s Eve in a Japanese way. Which, btw, is worth witnessing. Because Japanese do New Year a bit differently. To welcome New Year, the temple bells ring and food stalls are set in popular shrines of the city. To witness the marvelous fireworks, find yourself a spot along Tokyo Bay.


The city of love!

Until a few years ago, Paris did not welcome New Year with all the dazzling fireworks. Still, many people headed to this romantic city. I guess attraction is in Paris’s air. Anyhow, the absence of fireworks does not make it a boring place to celebrate New Year’s Eve at. The Eiffel Tower with its lights that dazzle at the stroke of midnight makes it worth visiting.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your laptop, find yourself areasonable package and book right away. Because I am about to do the same.Well, actually not. My Internet has started posing issues. Time for me to getin touch with a Cox Internet Customer service rep. Sigh!

Anyhow, you guys enjoy booking seats for yourselves. Happy holidays!


Stephen N. Mills is an entrepreneur, marketer, and writer. As San Francisco resident, he loves reading books and writing on different topics like SEO, Branding, Health and etc. That's where he finds his inspiration to author in-depth guides that teach E-commerce store owners ways to manage, grow and scale their business. In a former life, Stephen co-founded a custom menswear company which generates 6-figures in annual revenue through its website and retail.

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