New Year’s Celebrations Worth Traveling For

Ring in the new year from the bright lights of a big city. But don’t wait too long to plan your getaway — long before the official countdown begins, prime parties and the best viewing areas are sure to sell out. So check out these New Year’s Eve travel ideas and plan a night you’ll never forget.


There’s nothing like seeing the historic Houses of Parliament illuminated by fireworks as the iconic Big Ben rings in the new year. This is New Year’s Eve in London, where you can plan ahead for tickets to the official staging area, or catch the fireworks from hilltops around the city, such as Primrose Hill and Greenwich Park, which offer sweeping city views. To get at the center of the action, consider a trip on one of the Thames Clippers (London river boats) or opt for a quiet celebration at one of London’s oldest pubs, such as the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden, where Charles Dickens is believed to have been a regular customer.

Where to Stay: Hard Rock London

Las Vegas

Every New Year’s Eve, The Strip is closed off to vehicles so you can ring in the new year from the capital of entertainment. Several casinos compete for the best fireworks show in town, making for a spectacle you won’t soon forget — especially when you watch from the rooftop patio at Hard Rock Cafe, located right on The Strip.

Where to Stay: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

New York 

The ball drop in Times Square has been known around the world as the New Year’s Eve celebration since it debuted in 1907. Even if you’ve never been, the chances are high that you’ve watched it live on TV. Experience it in real life at Hard Rock Cafe New York, located at the center of the Crossroads of the World.

Where to Celebrate: Hard Rock Cafe New York

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