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You’re crushing it at work. The kids are top of their class and in every extracurricular activity known to man. You’re out 4 out of 7 nights a week making it all happen. Life is pretty perfect. Well, even if this total fantasy is not the current state of affairs, we know that your New Year’s Eve plans are probably up in the air. The fact is you’re busy, and there’s been no mind-space to think about where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in 2024. But you know what? You have your passport and Amex, which means you’ll find a way. And you deserve a real vacation. Yes, there are some destinations where you are SOL: you know the song and dance this time of year. You’re more creative than that though, and these are the destinations worthy to bring in the New Year.

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Cuba

Why to Go:

The time is now to travel to Cuba, and Havana is where to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Not only is the weather perfect and the pricing relatively reasonable, but the restaurants and hotels will have lively parties to bring in the New Year. Cuba is a lifetime trip, and as an American, most can qualify under the “Support of the Cuban people” exemption to travel to Cuba. Cuba has it all – culture, good food, beautiful beaches, art and most of all the Cuban people. This is where to celebrate New Year’s if you’re looking for the perfect combination of culture, city life and beach.

Where to Stay: Paseo206, Loma del Angel or one of the hotels on the Galavante List here. 

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Rome

Why to Go:

Italians go all out for the holidays, and the pinnacle celebration is the New Year. Rome’s weather is relatively mild, so it’s warm enough to walk around with gelato in hand while shopping and taking in the Roman sights. Even if you’ve been to Rome more times than you can count, there is always the comfortable familiarity of the city. Your circuit of lunch in the garden at The Russie, photos at the Spanish steps and shopping the Via Condotti is always a a good use of time.

Where to Stay: Hotel Eden, The Six Senses Rome and The Bulgari Rome.

Portugal

Why to Go:

Portugal is where to celebrate New Year’s Eve this 2024 for both city, country and beach life. Lisbon has been one of the top destinations in Europe in recent years, though it’s always had culture, top restaurants and history as a draw. Nowadays there are also chic neighborhoods and cool boutique hotels that make it a go-to long weekend destination. Outside of Lisbon, wine country is calling in the Duoro Valley. You can get both the wellness aspect with a healthy balance of wine at the Six Senses to start out your New Year on the right foot.

Where to Stay: Sublime Lisbon and Six Senses Douro Valley

Spain

Why to Go:

Spain is where to celebrate New Year’s Eve because 1) Spain is always a good idea and 2) they have some of the best parties in Madrid, and believe it or not Ibiza.

Where to Stay: Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid and Six Senses Ibiza

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Istanbul

Why to Go:

Istanbul is glamorous any time of year, but especially for a New Year’s celebration. Beautiful people get decked out to bring in the New Year in style, whether you’re headed to a club or a restaurant that turns into one for the celebration. Besides one of the most fun destinations for where to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you’re in a cultural capital of the world. From the historic mosques, souks and museums, Istanbul is where to start out 2024 exploring the world.

Where to Stay: The Four Seasons Bosphorus, Six Senses Kocates Mansion or Soho House Istanbul

Bora Bora

Why to Go:

There’s nothing like waking up in the New Year in Utopia. Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places in the world. You know you’ve done something right when you are headed to Bora Bora, which is an exclusive enclave of luxury hotels and a top island destination. If you’re into pristine beaches, turquoise waters and complete and utter serenity, Bora Bora is where to celebrate New Year’s Eve this 2024.

Where to Stay: The St. Regis or The Brando. Or both; you’re worth it.

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