13 Romantic Getaways for the New Year

Are you looking to do something different this New Year’s? Do you and your partner finally have a vacation to yourselves this season, and you’re looking to make the most of it? In that case, we’ve got some ideas for you!

Check out our guide to 13 romantic New Year’s destinations that you’re sure to remember with a smile throughout the entire year.

Maui, Hawaii

Escape the cold and fly to this island paradise, where you will be treated to fireworks on the beach, and an assortment of couple-friendly activities.

Vienna, Austria

If you huddle up on the Danube Bridge at midnight, you will see a splendid fireworks show over the water. For beautiful 19th century accommodations, stay at the Hollmann Beletage, and spend New Year’s Day snuggling before heading out to see the cathedrals.

Saranac Lake, New York

If it’s not New Year’s without a little (or a lot) of snow, Saranac Lake may be the getaway for you. Enjoy your favorite winter activities, including some Adirondack skiing, and to get extra-pampered during your stay, book a room at the Point Resort.

Edinburgh, Scotland

See the torch-lit streets filled with locals singing “Auld Lang Syne” before sitting down to some Scottish shortbread and whiskey. Share a kiss while enjoying the warm, welcoming cultural celebration going on all around you.

Venice, Italy

The sights and sounds of Italy and some of the best wines in the world? Yes, please.

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

What’s more romantic than gazing out over the falls? It may be chilly, but Niagara Falls throws a mean New Year’s Party – and an annual concert for music lovers.

Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Couples who don’t want the party to end should head to Foxy’s Tamarind bar for a full two days of New Year’s festivities, including drinks, dancing and beachfront fun.

Lake Tahoe, California

It doesn’t get much more romantic that renting out a little ski cabin, and snuggling by the fire with a glass of wine after a day of enjoying the slopes together.

New Orleans, Louisiana

If you and your loved one wish to stroll the historic streets, and enjoy the utmost in food, culture and fun, head to New Orleans. The party is virtually guaranteed to go all night.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Enjoy the beautiful scenery by day, and celebrate the coming of 2015 with the locals by night – the streets will be lined with bonfires! To top it off, you can enjoy a romantic dip in the hot springs.

Las Vegas, Nevada

If your idea of romance is hitting the hottest clubs and dancing til dawn with your partner, then Vegas for New Year’s may be your dream come true. Before the ball drops, the Vegas Strip shuts down traffic, so everyone can gather on foot and ring in 2015.

Hong Kong, China

Love Couple Relaxing on the BeachHong Kong knows how to throw a party, and if you and your partner are seeking some excitement, this is the place to be. Enjoy a stunning pyrotechnics show from a boat off of the Victoria harbor – the view is magnificent.

New York, New York

There is just something magical about the Big Apple. For a classic New Year’s getaway, get caught up in the excitement of Times Square, and make sure to plant a big kiss on your partner as the ball drops.

Happy 2015!

-The Alternative Daily


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