Whether you’re looking to pull out the tux or just kick off the flip flops, we’ve got some of the perfect spots to ring in the New Year. From bright city lights to a star-studded desert sky, here are seven of the best destinations for New Years to gather with friends and loved ones and create resolutions for the new year.

Atacama Desert, Chile


Sometimes your ideal New Year’s Eve involves getting far, far away from it all—into the remote desert wilderness—for a rejuvenating vacation. The Nayara Alto Atacama resort is the perfect oasis for wellness-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Spend your day mountain biking marbled red rock canyons, hiking volcanoes, or simply rest at the revitalizing spa for a pampered day of self-care. Known as one of the best stargazing spots in the world, you’ll be enthralled with the night sky once the sun goes down. Then, ring in the new year with the one you love—have your Inspirato Destination Concierge plan a romantic evening under the Milky Way with a special bottle of champagne to pop open at the stroke of midnight.

New York, New York


New York City is synonymous with New Year’s Eve and not just because you can gather with a half million of your closest friends to watch the ball drop in Times Square (although that in itself is quite an adventure). The city that never sleeps knows how to put together a party. From your sky-rise residence at the Pendry Manhattan West you can watch the liveliness of the city unfold from your floor-to-ceiling windows. Pop that bottle of Dom the Concierge stocked for you and toast the year ahead.

Las Vegas, Nevada


We don’t need to tell you that Vegas knows how to throw a party. And on New Year’s Eve, you can expect Sin City to outdo itself. Reserve the Penthouse Suite Fountain View—the ultimate 1,500 square-foot room—at the famed Bellagio hotel, just footsteps from the strip. Your Destination Concierge can arrange dinner reservations, show tickets, and access to one of the city’s over-the-top New Year’s bashes. On New Year’s Day, head to Dragon Ridge and play a round on the Nicklaus Signature course while the folks back home are spending the day watching parades and football on TV.

Anguilla, British West Indies


Looking for one of the best tropical destinations for New Year’s? The four-bedroom Jobsie Villa in Anguilla is an ideal place to host your own small, private New Year’s bash. Anguilla is a tiny speck of sandy paradise that long ago shunned cruise ships and grand resorts, making it a truly idyllic luxury escape. Spend the day at Little Bay—accessible only by boat—for snorkeling, paddleboarding, and a catered beach picnic. Then return to the villa where your Concierge can arrange for a grand pool party with a private chef, live music, and batches of fresh coconut and rum cocktails.

Paris, France


Jetset to Paris for an ultra-chic European New Year’s celebration. Among many of our luxurious accommodations, the 18th-century Hotel de Crillon provides visitors with Michelin-starred dining, a bespoke wellness spa, and so much more. For a spectacular New Year’s Eve, admire the light show on the Champs-Élysées, take a cruise along the Seine, or let loose at the infamous Parisian Cabaret—the Moulin Rouge. Journey back to your boudoir to enjoy the last moments of the year cuddled up with your partner, sipping Dom Perignon in the comfort of your lavish accommodations.

Scottsdale, Arizona


Although Scottsdale isn’t the first place that comes to mind for a special New Year’s Eve celebration, it most definitely should not be overlooked. With warm daily temperatures hovering around 60-70 degrees in late December and early January, this worthy winter escape beckons visitors with a historic downtown filled with art galleries, restaurants, and cafes. Tee off at one of Scottsdale’s 200 pristine golf courses, hike along snaking trails of the Sonoran Desert, or simply relax at one of the many luxurious spas. Spend sunset by the hot tub as you watch the sun fall behind the breathtaking desert landscape and—as the clock strikes midnight—grab a warm blanket and relax under the gleaming cloak of stars.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming


Powder hounds might consider heading to Jackson Hole instead—one of the best ski destinations for New Year’s. Grab waffles for breakfast at Corbet’s Cabin on the summit and then wrap up the year carving turns on one of the country’s most storied ski runs with the Grand Tetons as a panoramic backdrop. Enjoy aprés-ski drinks at Snake River Brewing before heading into town for elk steaks and small batch bourbon. At midnight, go outside to admire the way the Rocky Mountain air brings the Milky Way to life—thanking your lucky stars you’ve made it another year.

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