From New York to Honolulu and Paris, finding the perfect place to bring in the New Year is simple when you begin planning in advance. Flexible stays are very important to wanderlust looking for seamless hotel stay.

These cities offer a range of activities for people of all ages, with options that include cruises, fireworks displays and classic countdowns.

New York City

The city that never sleeps is the number one place to be for a night to remember. Before you begin your night, check into a daystay or a flexible hotel to prepare for a long night of celebrating. The San Carlos Hotel provides an early check-in for your convenience.

For a classic New Year’s Eve, watch the ball drop at Times Square, or head to Brooklyn Bridge for a tour and a fireworks display at midnight. For a more intimate New Years Eve, join the celebrations held at one of New York’s rooftop bars to share cocktails with friends while you enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city’s festivities.

New Orleans, Louisiana

From gumbo and alligators to Mardi Gras, New Orleans is a must-visit destination for New Years Eve.

For those interested in family-friendly events, visit the Audubon Zoo or Louisiana Children’s Museum to enjoy a variety of daytime activities. After the kids are asleep at a short stay hotel, parents can enjoy a

Reveillon Dinner to taste a selection of the city’s finest cuisine. For a more active start to the evening, dance your way into the new year at one of the lively nightclubs on Bourbon Street before visiting Jackson Square at midnight for a fireworks and fleur de lis drop.

Paris, France

Romantic Paris is the place to be if you want to ring in the New Year all month long. Visit Champs-Elysees to join the citywide celebration, or plan your own intimate event at a late check out hotel. The Palace Privilege is the place to be for dancing and drinks, while Pavillon Royal offers a private fireworks display in an elegant, more exclusive setting. Book a same day hotel to rest before capping the night with the midnight light show held near the Eiffel Tower.

London, England

Clubs, cruises, fireworks and five-star dining make London the place to be for a classic New Year’s Eve adventure. Join a midnight cruise to watch fireworks displays from the river, or grab a ticket to the annual fireworks display held by the city. Several classic ball drops are available in London, including those held at Carnivale at Battersea Evolution and the Natural History Museum. Rest at an hourly hotel for a few hours to rev up for the citywide January sales events before you end your celebrations.

Honolulu, Hawaii

If you are looking for sunny beaches during the holidays, Honolulu, Hawaii is the place to be for the new year. Make the most of your time with an early check in hotel, and then head to the beach for a relaxing afternoon before joining the fireworks display held on Waikiki Beach. For a more festive gathering, grab tickets to the Party of the Year held at Aloha Tower Marketplace, or visit RumFire for a night of dancing and drinks before watching the nearby fireworks display.

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Scott Dylan graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in History, a Minor in Economics, and a firm belief that financial knowledge is a human right. When Scott's not writing about financial matters, he's traveling to new places, cooking strange foods and getting to know good people.