Saying “New Year’s is overrated” has almost become overrated itself. We get it. You don’t want to jam yourself into a tiny confined space to watch fireworks with a million strangers, only to discover you REALLY have to pee at 11:36pm. And this is why most sensible people avoid New York, London, Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong, and the other uber-famous New Year’s Eve parties they show on those around-the-world montages. They're a lot like late-season NFL games: best enjoyed at home, on a big screen.
So you need an alternative for your NYE vacation. And while we all know Vegas, Miami, and New Orleans go off, well, we all know it. So if you’re looking to travel to ring in 2017, and want a great party that the whole world might not be at, we suggest these 12 places that do NYE as well as anyone.