12/28/2011 07:52 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2012

10 Worthy New Year's Eve Destinations (PHOTOS)

Celebrations and customs may vary around the world, but in most places, New Year's Eve is one of the biggest party days of the year. For many, simply spending the night with close friends and family is the best way to celebrate. While it's certainly a great way to ring in the New Year, there are many people who like to turn it up a notch.

The following 10 places are by no means the best (as best of lists are all subjective anyway) places to watch the clock strike midnight, but this list does give any traveler and adventure seeker a starting point for celebrating this holiday in a unique and different way, providing great places on five of the seven continents to celebrate. So pop open the bubbly make it a resolution to celebrate New Year's Eve in one of these great destinations.


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