Places to Visit to End Your 2016 with a Blast

 

December: time to put away your passport and get busy planning for the festivities ahead. Not necessarily. There is still time to squeeze one last adventure out of your 2016. Take a look at this list for your year-end slash Christmas vacation ideas.

  1. Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city, offers an array of seasonal experiences, from Christmas night markets to slope skiing. Between 26th of November 2016 and the 8th of January 2017, expect the city to be brimming with fun activities as the Advent in Zagreb programme commences. The central squares will be packed with market stalls where you can snack on gingerbread, shop for glittery Christmas decor or enjoy sipping mulled wine.

  1. Australia

Festival lovers flock to the small town of Lorne in Victoria for the annual Music and Arts Festival, which commences on the last week of December and ends on New Year. Go berry-picking at the local farms of Victoria, go for a fun road trip at the Great Ocean Road, and celebrate Christmas in summer at some of Australia’s finest beaches.

  1. Brazil

Celebrate the yuletide season by sunbathing on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro in, and welcome the New Year with a fun party at Copacabana Beach in Brazil. While you’re at Copa, drop by the neighbouring beach at Ipanema, as well as other beaches like the Baixo Baby when travelling with the whole family, Praia do Arpoador for avid surfers and Sao Conrado Beach if you want t go diving and hand gliding.

  1. Thailand

Witness Asia’s biggest and most famous regatta! Held every first week of December, the King’s Cup Regatta in Phuket is a week-long birthday celebration of the King of Thailand. Also, make sure not to miss spending some time on the beautiful beaches in Phuket, such as the Kamala Beach, Patong Beach, Surin Beach, Bangtao Beach, and Mai Khao Beach.

  1. Dubai

Travellers love visiting Dubai during cooler months, with concerts, sports events, celebrations and parties keeping tourists and locals busy. The festive month begins with fun celebration on the 2nd of December 2016, as UAE celebrates its 45th National Day. You’ll be amazed with the colourful parades, fireworks and plenty of flag-waving on this public holiday.

  1. New York City

What’s not to love in New York During the holidays? From elegantly decorated store fronts to the fun Rockettes Christmas show at the Radio City Music Hall, New York brings in thousands of tourists every December. Check out the Big Apple on holidays. It’s definitely a sight to behold. Also, we recommend Rockefeller Center for an ice skating session, shopping at the new pop-up shops or just enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at Serendipity 3.

The year may almost be done, but the fun and excitement of new adventures doesn’t end here. Heed these places for your year-ender travel adventure.