9. London, UK
By most accounts, London is one of the best places to spend New Years Eve in the world. Like with any spot popular with locals and tourists, you should make plans well in advance and expect to pay dearly for any venue with a view. However, the city’s NYE pyrotechnic display is second to none. The Mayor of London’s firework show along the embankment sends the old year off with a bang. Almost all restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs have some sort of swanky shin-dig going on. On January 1, you can attempt to recover from your hangover by watching the New Years Day parade of dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders and musicians and strolling along the West End streets.