Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2012

Countdowns, music, confetti and people — it’s time to celebrate new beginnings. Looking for somewhere exciting and fun when the countdown begins and the ball drops on New Year’s Eve? Check out our recommendations for Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2012, pick your favorite and plan your trip. It just may be the difference between an unforgettable year and one that is just mediocre.

Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2012: 4 Hot Vacation Spots

Orlando, Florida

If you’re celebrating New Year’s with the family, Orlando ranks as a must. Kids love counting down the final seconds to the Big Orange drop, an Orlando tradition. Or join the crowds at Disney World, Universal Studios or SeaWorld, and enjoy a day of thrills, shows, parades and midnight light shows. Other things to do in Orlando during New Year’s range from the parties on International Drive to celebrating at local hangouts.

Miami Beach, Florida

Spend the final hours of 2012 dancing the night away at a hot Miami club, or cruise the wild and colorful street scene in South Beach and join the mob dancing in the street. The city hosts hundreds of parties in its bars and clubs, all waiting for nightlife lovers. Just remember to dress for the occasion, as Miami represents a lively fashion scene among the best in the U.S.

Los Angeles, California

In addition, find swanky parties and celebrities in Los Angeles. From community-wide events to intimate shows, Los Angeles welcomes everyone to party like it’s 1999. Check for special events, concerts, bars, clubs and hotels hosting festivities. Pick an event, then buy an outfit because in L.A., visitors should dress to impress.

Austin, Texas

Known for live music and good vibes, Austin loves to celebrate anytime of year. For New Year’s Eve, the city hosts a massive party at the Austin Convention Center complete with live bands, art, food trucks and kids magic forest. Even better, this event is free and open to all ages. For those who want to sip a cold one, visit one of Austin’s trendy bars. No matter where guests go, they’ll feel welcome in Texas style.

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