Fluff Approved Getaways for New Years

If you're one of those people feeling the last minute crunch from family to make your holiday plans, here are some great destinations for you to spend the holidays! It’s not too late to book!

1. Rome, Italy

Rome is called the Eternal City because ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world or how many empires came and collapsed, Rome would go on forever. I can think of few things better than ringing in another year in a city centuries old. Kind of puts things in perspective, huh?

Rome is called the Eternal City because ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world or how many empires came and collapsed, Rome would go on forever. I can think of few things better than ringing in another year in a city centuries old. Kind of puts things in perspective, huh?

2. Marrakech, Morocco

New Year, new experiences right? I can think of few greater experiences than watching fireworks and enjoying delicious Moroccan food in a riad in Marrakech. Exploring souks and new cultures over the new year.

New Year, new experiences right? I can think of few greater experiences than watching fireworks and enjoying delicious Moroccan food in a riad in Marrakech. Exploring souks and new cultures over the new year.

 

3. New York City

Few New Years parties are more famed around the world than New York City's ball drop in Times Square. One of the best parties on earth, Times Square draws revelers from around the globe to watch a giant, illuminated glass ball drop 141 ft in 60 seconds. So renowned is New York's practice that the term "when the ball drops" is synonymous with it being midnight on New Years Eve! Complete with confetti, cheers and giddy pandemonium, as I New Yorker I can say I'm proud we throw one of the greatest parties on earth to ring in the New Year, and as a New Yorker, I avoid Times Square like the plague on the evening of December 31st. :)

Few New Years parties are more famed around the world than New York City's ball drop in Times Square. One of the best parties on earth, Times Square draws revelers from around the globe to watch a giant, illuminated glass ball drop 141 ft in 60 seconds. So renowned is New York's practice that the term "when the ball drops" is synonymous with it being midnight on New Years Eve! Complete with confetti, cheers and giddy pandemonium, as I New Yorker I can say I'm proud we throw one of the greatest parties on earth to ring in the New Year, and as a New Yorker, I avoid Times Square like the plague on the evening of December 31st. :)

4. Vail, Colorado

More of a ski bunny? Continue that snowy white Christmas into the New Year in glam ski town, Vail Colorado. Shortly after nightfall, festivities begin with ski instructors skiing down the slopes with torches. Top mountainside views will make this a New Year to remember.

More of a ski bunny? Continue that snowy white Christmas into the New Year in glam ski town, Vail Colorado. Shortly after nightfall, festivities begin with ski instructors skiing down the slopes with torches. Top mountainside views will make this a New Year to remember.

5. Punta del Este & José Ignacio, Uruguay

With it's lax banking laws, nightclubs and casinos Punta del Este is definitely the place to be scene in South America, making it like a South American Monaco and now, during South American summer is peak season.  If you'd prefer your vibes a little more boho chic and laid back, head to José Ignacio. Boutique hotels and restaurants, exuding farm-to-table and blending in with the rustic landscape make José Ignacio a true gem.

With it's lax banking laws, nightclubs and casinos Punta del Este is definitely the place to be scene in South America, making it like a South American Monaco and now, during South American summer is peak season.  If you'd prefer your vibes a little more boho chic and laid back, head to José Ignacio. Boutique hotels and restaurants, exuding farm-to-table and blending in with the rustic landscape make José Ignacio a true gem.

6. Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

OK, so yes, it's in Uruguay like the two locales previously mentioned but Cabo Polonio is for the true off-the-beaten path adventurer and we felt it deserved a position on the countdown all it's own. Farther up the coast this settlement is only accessible by walking through dunes or 4x4s. With no electricity or running water, torches light your way at night and you can rent eclectic cabanas built by locals. Full time population? Under 100.

OK, so yes, it's in Uruguay like the two locales previously mentioned but Cabo Polonio is for the true off-the-beaten path adventurer and we felt it deserved a position on the countdown all it's own. Farther up the coast this settlement is only accessible by walking through dunes or 4x4s. With no electricity or running water, torches light your way at night and you can rent eclectic cabanas built by locals. Full time population? Under 100.

7. Chile

There's so much to do in this country from sightseeing in the capital of Santiago to skiing in the nearby Andes. Another fun option? A wine trip through Chile's wine country in the Colchagua valley. Even more? Why not head as far south as Patagonia or visit Easter Island? Visiting Chile really will have all of your bases covered.

There's so much to do in this country from sightseeing in the capital of Santiago to skiing in the nearby Andes. Another fun option? A wine trip through Chile's wine country in the Colchagua valley. Even more? Why not head as far south as Patagonia or visit Easter Island? Visiting Chile really will have all of your bases covered.

8. Bermuda

With much of the Caribbean being in the hot zone, many holiday travelers are missing island vibes. Bermuda's beautiful pink sand beaches, pastel homes and British colonial architecture are definitely curated insta-worthy and the best part? It's really a stones throw away from most major east coast airports.

With much of the Caribbean being in the hot zone, many holiday travelers are missing island vibes. Bermuda's beautiful pink sand beaches, pastel homes and British colonial architecture are definitely curated insta-worthy and the best part? It's really a stones throw away from most major east coast airports.

9. Hawaiian Islands

About that not too late thing, this first place is a little tough. Bookings are up with the Hawaiian islands getting many of the American travelers that previously holidayed in the Caribbean. With 6 inhabited main islands to choose from, there’s something for everyone. My personal favorite? Kaua'i. From the stunning cliffside of the Napali coastline to lush fern valley forests, this island is a nature lover’s dream and I can think of few better places to ring in the new year.

About that not too late thing, this first place is a little tough. Bookings are up with the Hawaiian islands getting many of the American travelers that previously holidayed in the Caribbean. With 6 inhabited main islands to choose from, there’s something for everyone. My personal favorite? Kaua'i. From the stunning cliffside of the Napali coastline to lush fern valley forests, this island is a nature lover’s dream and I can think of few better places to ring in the new year.