Looking for the best European cities for New Year’s Eve? Want to celebrate the New Year in style with fireworks, great drinks, and good vibes. With all the cool cities in Europe, how do you know the right one to celebrate the New Year.

I have picked out my favorite European cities and what makes them great and unique, so you can celebrate the New Year the way you want to.

Here is a list of my favorite European Cities and why they make the best European cities to celebrate the New Year.

Paris during New Years

1. Paris

Best New Year’s Eve Spot For Fireworks

There is something about Paris that makes it ever so special. The Eiffel Tower, plentiful museums, hustling people or just the good cafes you find on every corner. You can’t go to Paris without falling in love with the city. There is so much to see and do that one trip is never enough.

It is such a great city and even a better place to bring in the New Year. Watching the fireworks over the Eiffel Tower is a bucket list item. One that shouldn’t be missed.  If you are in a near Paris for the New Year’s Eve, it is worth staying in the city and celebrating.

Budapest NYE

2. Budapest

Best New Year’s Eve Spot For Underground Bars

If you are looking for a good spot to celebrate the New Year’s in some unique and cool underground bars, Budapest is your spot. Cheap on drinks and full of fun underground bars.

It might not be the glam and glory you get from Paris, but if that is not your kind of scene you will love the ruggedness that Budapest offers. It draws more of a hipster underaged crowd but is also good for all ages. I have never gone to Budapest and not had a wild and memorable time. Be sure to check out a pub crawl while you are here as well.


3. Prague

Best New Year’s Eve Spot For Street Parties

Prague is known to get a little wild for New Year’s Eve. People flock to the streets and start their own fireworks show. People are singing and dancing, and of course, the booze is flowing. Which can make for a little dangerous situation, but also can be a lot of fun.

Prague is a great fun city to visit any time of year, and although it can be a bit cold during New Year’s Eve the party in the streets totally makes it worth it. So don’t let the cold stop you and come celebrate the New Year in Prague.

London New Years

4. London

Best New Year’s Eve Spot For Pubs

There is no doubt about it that London has a special charm to it. Big enough city to feel isolated if you want, but friendly enough that you never have to. The Brits are so incredibly friendly, that it is easy to make friends in almost any pub.

It is easy to get along with their friendly and easy to use tube public transport system. You can get almost anywhere in the city with no hassle. Also, their iconic double-decker buses make for great means of transportation on a night out.

Best European Cities For New Years Eve

5. Rome

Best Spot For Cheap Eats and Drinks

Rome has to have one of the oldest feelings in Europe. There are so many ruins to see and they are all so close together that you can easily walk to everything. I love going to Rome and just walking around the city, getting a bite to eat and enjoying a good drink or cocktail.

It is hard to walk a block without seeing something delicious that you want to eat. There is so much good cheap food around every corner. If you are not looking for a crazy party, and more want to enjoy some good food and have a cultural experience. Rome is the spot.


6. Liverpool

Friendliest New Years Spot

Head into a pub and enjoy a nice cider and have a friendly chat with some local northern Brits. Nothing beats the English charm of heading down to a local pub. New Year’s Eve everyone tends to come out and to embrace the New Year with a banging celebration.

You will learn quickly why the Brits have the reputation that they do. They know how to party and they are not shy about making new friends. So friendly and outgoing that everyone in the pub best friends. Liverpool was home to the Beatles and there are plenty of lovely local pubs to check out while you are there. There is also plenty of live music to check out.

Best European Cities For New Year's Eve

7. Berlin

Best New Year’s Spot For Clubs

Berlin has the best clubs I have been to. They are all so unique and out of this world. If you are a fan of electronic music, or just into experiencing out of the ordinary, Berlin is your place. It is hipster, full of great vegan cafes, but more importantly, I go for their clubs.

Their clubs are not commercialized like Ibiza, but yet they are some of the hardest clubs to get into in the World. Rather than most clubs that only let the most attractive and dressed to the nine people in, Berlin tends to shoe those people away. Only letting in the most haggard not giving a dam people. However, there are clubs in Berlin that require you to dress for the occasion, so be sure to plan ahead.

Copenhagen Denmark

8. Copenhagen

Best New Year’s Spot For Fine Dining

If you are past the age for crazy parties, people vomiting in the street or crowded pubs than Copenhagen might be the spot for you. Yes, there will still be some of that going on. But Copenhagen is also home to fabulous Michelin star restaurants. Sometimes it is nice to have a good quiet evening with some close friends, enjoying a fabulous meal over a good bottle or two of wine.

Copenhagen is a perfect spot for those looking for a quieter less crazy New Year. As long as you are ok with the cold weather, Copenhagen could be your spot.


9. Edinburgh

Best Spot For College Kids

Edinburgh is a vibing young city with always tons of fun activities going on. It is full of so much culture and of course, the Scottish people can drink. They are just as friendly and maybe even a little wilder than their neighbors, the Brits. If you can handle the snow and don’t mind the cold Edinburgh is a city that won’t disappoint.

There is a ton to do in and around the city. So you can still be entertained during the day before the crazy party begins.

10. Bucharest

Cheapest Party Spot

Bucharest is seldom mentioned and I find it hard to know why. It is a great city to go out and have a big night, for a fraction of the price as a lot of other European cities. Their nightlife is always pumping. The old town is small and easy to navigate. There are also tons of places to stay nearby, so you can stumble home to your hostel, hotel or Airbnb.

Bucharest is a great place for anyone wanting to go out and have a crazy night out for New Years, but not break the bank. Great for all ages and plenty of good cheap street food to eat after a long night of drinking. If you are looking for more to do while you are in Bucharest, check out my blog post on 10 Things To Do Under $10.


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