New Year’s Eve Destinations, Discounted

new year's eveNew Year’s Eve may mean no more than the night before the first day of January to travelers with no special plans. Others choose to celebrate at favorite local places or exotic destinations around the world. Wherever they go, New Year’s Eve travelers are looking for a bargain and finding it and booking it at a variety of locations.

“Although travelers can never go wrong ringing in the New Year in iconic places like New York or Las Vegas. Some of the best deals and great experiences can be found in cities like Orlando, Chicago and San Diego, where you can stay over the holiday for under $100 per night,” said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group in a Breaking Travel News report.

Hotwire.com has a list of the ten most popular New Year’s destinations, based on actual New Year’s Eve bookings, all at less than $100 per night:

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • New York City, New York
  • Miami, Florida
  • San Francisco, California
  • London, England
  • San Diego, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

“Booking trends show that travelers are opting for warm weather backdrops for their New Year’s Eve celebrations alongside the bigger, more traditional celebration cities,” said Bason.

This year, New Year’s Day is also the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation, setting 3 million slaves free and setting the political climate for the adoption of the 13th Amendment two years later.

That said, you’re probably wondering if we have any glitter makeup tips for New Year’s Eve. Well of course we do, as we see in this video:


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