A New Year. New possibilities. New commitments. New resolutions. Celebrations and customs may vary around the world, but in most places, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party days of the year. We are all waiting for this special night and carefully preparing for it. Countries around the world will be ringing in the new year soon with fireworks, festivals, friends, parties. That is a magical time when all of the cities around the world are more gloriously alive than they usually are. Here are the best cities to be for New Years Eve in order to have unforgettable New Years celebration.
If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, you’d know it has an energy and style unlike any other, and its New Year’s celebrations dip into that uniqueness that is Barcelona. If dancing and partying until the first sunrise of the New Year sounds like it’s right up your alley, then you may want to celebrate with some of the greatest partiers in the world. The Spanish culture of late meals and even later nights out don’t change just because it’s New Year’s Eve. Unlike most other cultures around the world, the party in Barcelona doesn’t even begin until close to midnight, with the traditional eating of the twelve grapes during the twelve chimes of midnight. It’s typically family time when the clock strikes twelve, then it’s off to the clubs to celebrate in style until the sun comes up on the New Year. Continue reading New Year’s Eve – Best Cities For Celebration→
New York City is an ultra modern, stylish and a beautiful place to visit. It is an important site when it comes to business, vacations and settlement. New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.
New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment.
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York.
Since its opening in 1883 as the then worlds longest and first steel-wire suspension bridge, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline. A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on a clear day affords outstanding views of the East River and the city skyline.
Times Square is renowned for its electronic billboards that cover the facades of almost every building in the square. Such is the iconic value of the electronic billboards that zoning law now requires buildings to be covered with them.
Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square as the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located on the eastern edge of Central Park. Founded in 1870 and often referred to simply as “the Met”, it’s main building is one of the world’s largest art galleries. Its much smaller location called “The Cloisters” houses the medieval art collection.
Completed in 1959, the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed museum is among the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks. The museum’s great rotunda has been the site of many celebrated special exhibitions, while its smaller galleries are devoted to the Guggenheim’s renowned collection, which ranges from Impressionism through contemporary art.
The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Standing at 1,047 feet (319 m), it was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.
Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, the Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 art deco commercial buildings. Many artistic features are on display in its halls and gardens and on its facades.
Presented by the people of France to the USA in 1886 to celebrate its centennial, the Statue of Liberty welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans traveling by ship from it’s home on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It commemorates the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, United States, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It is 1,250 ft (381 meters) tall. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for more than 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City.
In the heart of New York City, Central Park is host to approximately twenty-five million visitors each year who escape the sprawling and thriving metropolis for some quiet relaxation. The park contains several lakes and ponds, extensive walking tracks, two ice-skating rinks, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, a reservoir with an encircling running track, and the outdoor Delacorte Theater which hosts the “Shakespeare in the Park” summer festivals.
The Cathedral of St. Patrick (commonly called St. Patrick’s Cathedral) is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City
Various factors contribute into a city’s cost-of-living for expatriate employees, such as monetary value, consumer confidence, investment, interest rates, exchange rates of the country’s currency, and housing costs. Combine all these and some living standards and you get these lovely but expensive cities. Almost all of them are in the US, Europe, China, Japan and the UAE.