“Out with the old, in with the new.” Regardless of what transpired over the course of this past year, ushering in the new one is a call for celebration. Many utilize the opportunity to spend time with friends and family, craft new resolutions for self-improvement, or simply appreciate a day off work. For centuries, civilizations around the world have recognized the calendar change and celebrated in various ways. There is so much to learn about the historical significance of New Year’s Day.
If you’re looking for a chance to escape for the weekend or whisk your loved one away for a romantic reprieve, the transition to 2020 can be your chance! Whether looking to travel across the world or stay close to home, the possibilities are endless when choosing a New Year’s Eve destination. Here are some suggestions:
New Year’s Eve Destinations
Sin City is already known for its extravagant lights and displays, so imagine the elaborate celebration that takes place on New Year’s Eve. The firework shows put on by a variety of casinos is sure to draw a crowd. Sparks will fly, and it will offer an unforgettable experience with your loved one! Visitors are advised to book hotels early, as people tend to flood toward this desert destination come the end of the year for the romantic experience they’ve been looking for.
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to take a trip across the pond for an international, romance filled, adventure. Many have found taking a river cruise on a Clipper boat to provide excellent views of the fireworks that explode over the Thames. Old pubs and taverns add a cultural flare and ideal location for spending the night with your friends and family. Or, you can make it exclusively you and your spouse, as you get lost in each others eyes under the fireworks. This is the perfect chance to Spark Romance this New Year. Book early so you do not miss out on this life changing experience!
We would be remiss not to acknowledge our own national iconic New Year’s Eve celebration spot. Times Square in Manhattan is certainly a sight to see, especially with the building anticipation of the famous ball drop at midnight. Even if the prospect of being jammed together in the cold with thousands of strangers doesn’t excite you, witnessing the symbolic transition to the new year is a special experience. Along with the fact, this time gives you a perfect opportunity to nuzzle into your spouse and have an unforgettable midnight kiss as the ball drops from above. By standing in the Square you will be part of a historical tradition that has been in effect since 1907.
Looking to stay closer to home? Merge the magic of Disney with the excitement of New Year’s Eve with the family. The possibilities are endless! Observe the fireworks at Magic Kingdom, party at Epcot, or get your dance moves on at Frontierland. There is fun for the whole family, and this includes other local options in Orlando that will help you make the most of the holiday. And those are not your only options! Want some romantic options in Disney? Have the family watch your little ones while you sneak off to the spa to enjoy a relaxing romantic couples night. You could also go on a carriage ride under the fireworks to discuss the love and beauty this new year has to hold in your relationship. Let the sparks fly!
Another closer-to-home option if you’re located in the Jacksonville area like me, which also will not break the bank is: the beloved historic city of St. Augustine. Take part in the annual St. Augustine Beach Blast Off by St. Johns County Pier, which offers fun and entertainment for the whole family. Choose food from over 30 vendors and enjoy adult drinks while the kids play in the Kids’ Zone, which includes inflatables, face painting, and other activities. End the night with a brilliant fireworks display that will be sure to impress.
Options for New Year’s fun are endless, so get creative! Decide what you want and who you want to take part in the celebration with you. Make the occasion special, remembering that a new year brings opportunity for positive change, self-improvement, and fresh perspectives in your relationship. If you’re struggling with a difficult transition, we would love to help! Visit ftajax.com for more information.