8. Rio de Janeiro
If you want to greet a new year with about 2 million other souls in a warm beach resort, head to Rio de Janeiro.
The Rio Times says the main gathering at Copacabana Beach will feature a variety of musical acts, including the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra, which will play during the fireworks.
If you want to party in classic Rio style, pay a visit to Jobi Bar. It's a social institution in the city, having been open since the 1950s. For samba and choro music, head to Carioca da Gema.
Looking for a great view? Swing over to the Vista Chinesa, a small Chinese pagoda perched to provide a fantastic panorama.