New Year’s Eve 2022: Where To Go This Year — And What To Do!

published on November 15, 2022 by

The upcoming holiday travel season is shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent years, with some destinations rapidly filling up. That means it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve 2022 getaway. From the beaches of the Caribbean to the slopes of Lake Tahoe, we’ve rounded up a few options for your consideration this year. 

Ringing In The New Year With Mickey: Orlando

A visit to Disney World is going to be amazing anytime of the year. But for a magical night at the Magic Kingdom, New Year’s Eve at this Orlando attraction can’t be beat. You and your family will enjoy everything Mickey and the gang have to offer during the day — and then, when night falls, you’ll thrill to Fantasy In The Sky, a special fireworks extravaganza (which also takes place the night before on Dec. 30). Good to know: The best Disney resort deals can be found by renting directly from Disney Vacation Club owners via RedWeek

Where To Stay: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

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Caribbean Sunrise: Aruba

Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 in a tropical paradise. Winter on the Caribbean island of Aruba isn’t really winter at all — in fact, it’s perhaps the best time of year in the destination, with sunny skies and balmy temperatures in the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The entire island throws a big party to celebrate the new year on December 31, including spectacular fireworks displays, dance club parties that go until the break of dawn and family friendly celebrations in the capital city of Oranjestad. 

Where To Stay: Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club

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A Hawaiian Escape: Kauai

For another tropical New Year’s Eve option, consider Kauai. If you’re traveling with younger kids, this Hawaiian island throws a free, all-ages New Year’s Eve bash each year at Poipu Beach Park. The evening kicks off with a family friendly movie at sunset on a huge outdoor screen followed by some truly awe-inspiring fireworks over the water. Even better, the island’s best food trucks are on hand, offering locally inspired eats. 

Where To Stay: Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club

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Slope-Side Celebrations: Lake Tahoe

Maybe the beach isn’t calling you this winter. For a snow sports-filled New Year’s Eve getaway, try Lake Tahoe, located on the border between Nevada and California. This world-famous ski resort town is a fantastic NYE choice — especially if you’re staying at The Ritz-Carlton Club, Lake Tahoe. On December 31, the property hosts a glitzy Champagne Bar celebration in its expansive Living Room, offering a variety of sparkling wines by the glass or bottle. It’s an old-school, extremely classy New Year’s Eve party, with dancing, music and more. 

Where To Stay: The Ritz-Carlton Club, Lake Tahoe

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Arizona Rest & Rejuvenation: Sedona

If what you’re really in need of at the end of 2022 is a trip that soothes your soul and heals your body, Sedona might do the trick. This Arizona destination is renowned for its wellness offerings and scenic red rock-filled landscapes. Take advantage of the city’s many spas, where expert practitioners will lead you to high desert bliss. Take a hike to Cathedral Rock, a place where the energy force known as a vortex exists, making it a particularly powerful place for meditation. Reserve a table at one of Sedona’s fine dining restaurants, where you’ll enjoy seasonally inspired menus and intimate atmospheres. Kiss 2022’s stress goodbye and start fresh in the new year. 

Where To Stay: Hyatt Pinion Pointe

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