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Top 5 Cities to Celebrate New Year’s 2014-2015

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Are you making your New Year’s Eve celebration one to remember? Next time knock an item off your bucket list and head out across the world in style. From traditional travel spots like New York to some places you may not have heard of, we’ve chosen our top 5 cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Auckland, New Zealand

For those of us who always want to be first—to see that new movie, get the latest technology—you can be the first in the world to say happy New Year here. As a plus, New Zealanders celebrate with class. Some of the hippest bars and restaurants in the country are located in the heart of Auckland, so you can be sipping a martini with a view of the city, watching the fireworks unfold though the 10th story windows of Pressure.

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Goa, India

Goa is India’s go-to party city, boasting some of the best ocean-view bars in the world. The feni is a tradition here, with locals serving the coconut and cashew-apple juice cocktails across almost every major beach. Celebrate with your shoes off, get lost in the electronic music, and enjoy the traditional fireworks over the water until dawn.

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Niagara Falls, Canada

If you’re looking to party in another country, but don’t want to go too far, Niagara Falls is for you. Make a short trip out of it and take in one of the world’s greatest wonders. Some tours keep operating during the holiday, meaning you can get right up close and personal. The Sheraton on the Falls Hotel has one of the biggest New Year’s parties in the area, where revelers enjoy fireworks against the roar of the water. Sheraton on the Falls is also steps away from Canada’s largest free New Year’s Eve Concert and fireworks show which this year features Keith Urban, Nick Jonas, Lights and Shawn Mendes. Get all the details here.

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Paris, France

The most romantic city to share a kiss at midnight, Paris tops our list for best travel destination this year. Fireworks over the Eiffel Tower, domestic wines, and an overwhelming history and tradition make this a cultural experience you need on your bucket list. This year, don’t settle for the routine—go somewhere amazing.

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New York, New York

We have to end with our home, don’t we? Manhattan is the place to be in the United States to ring in the New Year with its traditional New Year’s Eve ball. If you don’t mind the cold, or the lines, you might end up on TV and catch sight of some of the biggest stars. Fireworks, celebrities, and thousands of revelers cheering the clock down—what’s not to like?

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Planning your next year’s New Year’s Eve trip already? Not without the right luggage! Take a look at our selections and order in time for your New Year’s adventure.