Whether you want to go where the party is or get far away from the crowds, Kayak has released its latest Travel Hacker Guide, revealing the destinations travellers are hoping to spend New Year’s Eve. These are the top 10 destinations with the greatest year-on-year increase in searches for American and Canadian travellers hoping to ring in 2018 some place special.

Guadalajara, Mexico

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Overhead of Liberty Market (Mercado Libertad) in Guadalajara.

The city of Guadalajara may be inland from popular beach spots like Puerto Vallarta, but Mexico’s second largest city is famous for one thing that might take your New Year’s celebrations to the next level – tequila.

Kingston, Jamaica

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Coronation Market in Kingston, Jamaica.

Kingston boasts the beautiful Blue Mountains and the ocean, so visitors can escape the winter and hit the beach – enjoying the kind of celebrations that only Jamaica can provide.

Mexico City, Mexico

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Fantastic view Mexico City's downtown at twilight. The nightlife of the city can be seen around the Palacio de Bellas Artes building in foreground.

Mexico City is a bustling option for travellers who want to start their year somewhere warmer, but still soak up all the culture that the country’s capital has to offer.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Homes in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam may be known around the world as a party destination, but there’s so much more to the canal-lined city. A wealth of culture and an amazing dining scene means you can accomplish so much more than just a New Year’s party.

Lisbon, Portugal

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Glazed tiles in the Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira. Portugal, 17th century in Lisbon.

There’s no doubt that Lisbon is one of the most up-and-coming destinations in the world, and with good reason. Sunny weather, gorgeous winding cobbled lanes and plenty of amazing restaurants to try has many people considering a winter break there.

Barcelona, Spain

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The ceiling of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Barcelona is sure to entice travellers looking to spend their New Year’s holiday soaking up sun, culture and all the amazing cuisine they can stomach.

Paris, France

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People dine at a cafe on Rue Mouffetard in Paris, a popular street lined with cafes, bars, souvenir shops, and an open-air market.

Paris is one of the most popular destinations in the world – and with good reason. The City of Lights is famous for its romance and ambience and will lure in many travellers who want to see in the New Year there.

Madrid, Spain

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Spain, Madrid. Interior of La Catedral cafe restaurant. 

The Spanish capital is a bustling spot to soak up culture and cuisine – but it is well known for being home to a slew of amazing cocktail bars and nightclubs that will keep you out all night.

Montreal, Canada

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Rue Garnier, Montreal, Canada

While Montreal won’t take you away from the cold, it more than makes up for it with an incredible mix of cultures, where you can feel like you’ve wandered into one of Europe’s hottest capitals without ever leaving the continent.

Athens, Greece

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Eating at a restaurant in Athens.

Spend the first days of 2018 in one of the world’s most historic spot, ringing in the New Year in a city that’s been around for more than 5000 years.

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