THE BLOG
11/20/2014 03:55 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

18 Best Places to Celebrate New Year's

New Year's comes but once a year, so it's worth it to make the festivites memorable. But where's the best place to be when the clock strikes midnight on December 31? We've scoured the world for the best annual celebrations, from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Berlin's Brandenberg Gate. The fun doesn't have to stop after New Year's Eve, though, because many cities offer a wide variety of New Year's Day activities as well. Epic fireworks displays, all-night dance parties, one-of-a-kind cultural traditions--you'll find all these and more in the world's best places to celebrate New Year's.

By Michael Alan Connelly

Michael Alan Connelly is the Editor of Fodors.com. Follow him on Twitter: @malanconnelly.

PHOTO GALLERY
18 Best Places to Celebrate New Year's

More from Fodors.com:
10 New Hotels for Your Next NYC Stay
Chocolate Lover's Guide to Paris
12 Best New Spas in the US