8 Out Of The Ordinary Places For New Year’s Celebration

December 5, 2018

New Year’s Eve is a time for ringing out the old and ushering in the new. For many, getting away from large metropolitan crowds is part of the holiday dream. To assist you in finding the perfect place to get away this holiday season, we have compiled some of the best places to see and enjoy the changing of the year while keeping the crowd sizes at a manageable level.

Celebrate in Key West Style

The Florida Keys are an international vacation rental hotspot where celebrations are a way of life. Don’t miss the daily Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square, or one last 2018 voyage on a replica sailing vessel. Visitors have several options for New Year’s, including dropping the conch shell at Sloppy Joe’s, lowering a wench at Schooner’s Wharf, or dropping the Red High Heel at New Orleans House.

A Georgia Taste of Bavaria

Located on the southern edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Helen, Georgia is the place where your vacation rental is reminiscent of the old world. Geared toward wholesome family fun, Helen wraps up the New Year’s with their Dropping of the Edelweiss.

Make It a Coastal Celebration

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is home to Broadway on the Beach, an all-in-one entertainment destination packed with activities and dining. Liberty Brewery and Grill will light up the sky with fireworks which you can watch from the local venues, or while strolling on the beach. Choose a vacation rental within walking distance of the venue, so you’ll have time to see everything.

Blowing Rock’s New Year’s Blowout

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains town of Blowing Rock, NC, Appalachian Ski Mtn is an excellent alternative to the crowds of metropolitan areas. Festivities include torchlight skiing, moonlight ice skating, and fireworks at the midnight hour. Accommodations are limited, so reserve your holiday vacation rental now.

Festivities Galore in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN is the jewel of the Great Smoky Mountains. From fine dining to ski slopes for every skill level, this is a great New Year’s destination. The grand finale includes choreographed fireworks and dropping the ball from Gatlinburg’s Space Needle.

Holiday Variety at Jackson Hole

Nestled in the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole is famous for alpine entertainment. Winter sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, and fireworks are only a few of the New Year’s possibilities available to couples and families alike. The three area ski resorts offer a wide range of New Year’s vacation rental possibilities that put you front and center for a holiday you will never forget.

A Full Day of Festivities in Salt Lake City

The Natural History Museum of Utah celebrates New Year’s at noon on December 31st for even the smallest revelers. Reserve a New Year vacation rental at Snowbird’s Resort and enjoy the early evening torchlight parade and fireworks. For singles and couples, there will be festivities all over town at venues like Leonardo’s and the Sky Lounge.

Auld Lang Syne at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a winter wonderland on the California-Nevada state line. End-of-year travelers can choose between north bank festivities at places like the Northstar California Retreat or Squaw Valley, which include fireworks, and champagne toasts. On the southern shores, vacation rental retreats like Heavenly Holidays offer live music, cocktails, fireworks, and more.

Little-known gems like these can be found all over the country, offering exciting celebrations without the hassle of big city crowds. Reserving a vacation rental early guarantees room availability and helps you avoid the roadways after the fireworks.