The Best Time to Book New Year’s Eve Travel

New years eve card with pinesWhen is the best time to plan for New Year’s Eve? Though it is right around the corner from Christmas, the thought of planning is also ‘out of sight, out of mind,’ as the saying goes, for many people, until the last minute. So much effort goes into the arrival of the Jolly Old Elf, that the arrival of Baby New Year is often slighted. Planning one of the best winter getaways and a New Year’s Eve celebration somewhere with family, friends, or a couple’s getaway is simply one more thing to do. After all, from Thanksgiving weekend on, time and energy are primarily focused on Christmas or Hanukkah events, celebrations, get-togethers, and parties. One can only be happy and bright and focused for so long.

Yes, it’s an age-old dilemma, but the reality is, the best time to plan for New Year’s Eve is now. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s time to take a moment or two and think about where you’re going to be ringing in the New Year—with who or whom, and what destination. You don’t have to fly to Vegas or make a mad dash to New York City at the last minute. Over expectation can lead to big disappointment if reality doesn’t match the hype. Celebrating the start of a new year can be and should be more than watching the ball drop or being adrift amidst the bright lights, big city, all night long.

The good news is you don’t have to make New Year’s Eve work. Make it work for you. This year, New Year’s Eve is on a weekend. Plan a destination nearby or within reach and go there for the weekend to chill and celebrate. After a long December, it’s good for your soul to get away, and it’s a great way to end one year and start another. Whether you go with friends, a partner, or spouse, you can use the time to relax, recharge, reflect on the year past and the road ahead, and be festive in the moment.

Because finding that great place to go for New Year’s is just as important as celebrating it, this year, spend the long weekend in Maine and make that destination a getaway package to the Camden Harbour Inn. This New Year’s, pamper yourself at one of the most exclusive boutique hotels in all of New England. The Inn is hosting an entertaining New Year’s Eve soiree in its award-winning restaurant, Natalie’s. Dine, dance, and drink a toast in luxury with friends or your favorite person.

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Over the weekend, experience Camden, the picturesque seaside town where the mountains meet the sea, located in the heart of Maine’s mid-coast. Take a stroll through Camden’s downtown and harbor business district, or wander through its many neighborhoods. Camden’s historic 19th-century architecture surrounds a bustling harbor town that offers holiday travelers a wide range of galleries, cafes, restaurants, and shops to choose from. Camden boasts 58 buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places, which comprise the town’s official historic district.

The important thing is, take the time and get away this New Year’s Eve. No matter where you go or what you do, make the experience worth it. Whatever your mood, you’ll find it at the Camden Harbour Inn.