What Are You Doing for New Year’s Eve?

by Cristina on November 19, 2010

by Cristina | November 19th, 2010  

Each year, my New Year’s Eve plans range between: night in with my better half, night with parents, party with friends or concert in the city’s public square…and , honestly, it gets really boring after a while. So, I’ve decided to do something totally different this year. Yes, travel to a city which holds interesting New Year’s Eve celebrations.

In Europe, among the interesting places to celebrate New Year’s Eve are: Edinburgh, Paris and Barcelona. I’ve always had a soft spot for Edinburgh though, so celebrating Hogmanay this year sounds absolutely amazing.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are busy traveling times and the rates are higher than during the rest of the year (but slightly lower than during peak summer season). So, start looking for the cheapest flight to Edinburgh ahead of time. You could easily plan to arrive in the city on December 29 (the celebrations start on December 30) and leave the city on January 3 (after you manage to see some of the city when it’s not overcrowded). A round trip flight from London starts at £95 per person (on easyJet); of course, that’s unless you manage to find a deal.

Also, look for hotels in Edinburgh while you plan your flight. Of course, it’s not hard to find expensive rooms but when you want cheap accommodation you need to spend a bit of time researching the options. You can find 2-star hotels at £86 per night but the hotel is located far from the center. On the other hand, hostels can be a good choice especially if you travel with your friends. Private rooms start at £40 per night and the hotel is located close to the city center.

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villa pals January 6, 2011 at 7:28 am
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Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, full of wonderful architecture and with a rich history to explore….On the eve of New Year i am going to visit the “Edinburgh Castle”,which is the most famous plus most visited landmark here…Also i have decided to quit smoking too..

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Tom October 31, 2011 at 8:16 am
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For new years eve I will be going to seadogs restaurant down rose street just before heading down to watch fireworks display and music. Been going for the past 3 years and each year it just gets better and better. Edinburgh Plumbing

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