Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations

If it’s the end of the year, that can mean only one thing: a storm of “Top 10” and “Best of…” lists are raining down upon us like so many bits of New Year’s confetti. Add one more to the list.

Yahoo Travel has announced its Top 10 Destinations for New Year’s Eve. Traditional favorites like New York, Las Vegas, and Paris make the list, places where you might need to take out a second mortgage to afford a hotel room. Yahoo’s rationale for choosing Las Vegas reads almost as if they’re trying to keep potential visitors out: “The showrooms are filled with entertainers including magician David Copperfield and The Doobie Brothers while nightclubs are hosting a list of celebrities such as Paris and Nicky Hilton and Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline.” Kevin Federline! Where do I sign up!?

Also on the list is the more affordable, but slightly more out of the way, city of Manila, in the Philippines, where New Year’s celebrations are likely to be some of the rowdiest anywhere. As for me, I’ll be partyin’ it up in the world-famous metropolis of St. Louis, Missouri, where I’ll be coming up with my sure-to-be-short-lived New Year’s resolutions, and reflecting on all the ones from last year which were forgotten by January 5th. Anyone want to try to top that?