Once you’ve decided to celebrate a New Year in Russia, take the fact that there are not so many nice hotels into account, and many people start booking the best hotels starting from March! The peak for booking the hotels falls for October, and in November no good hotels remain at all! However, some propositions can be still available even in December if you are lucky to get a room, when someone cancelled the booking. Hence, it is better not to risk and to book a room for the new year holidays in advance. Thus, we’ve decided to make a list of top places for celebrating a New Year.
Fabulous New Year in Sochi + Krasnaya Polyana
Sochi is a wonderful place for celebrating New Year. The weather is warm, the streets are decorated nicely, the atmosphere of a party is all around. And the main thing is that there are many places to visit: you can ski in Ice Palace in the Olympic village, go to attraction park and a famous Dendrarium, to sail on a yacht or to head to Krasnaya Polyana to try our mountain skiing. Individual excursions with the locals, for example, to Abkhasia, Ritza, Gagra, Pitsunda – these are going to be excitingly interesting, but you should take care of booking them in advance. However, many people prefer to rent a car for such travels – it is quite cheap and a lot more convenient.
Where to stay in Sochi?
Choose a sanatorium with a full pansion (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included) and with all amenities. Don’t opt to taking an old Soviet-style option, otherwise your vacation may be spoiled with dull interior, and with the absence of service. Check the reviews for the best hotels and sanatorium in Sochi. Having selected a good hotel option, you will get fresh air, cleanliness, calmness, and a sound of tide right in your hotel room.
Those who like active leisure should opt for going to Krasnaya Polyana. The easiest is to get there from the railway station of Sochi to Adler, with a local train. Even if you don’t like skiing, you can spend time with lots of fun, trying out sliding the slopes on ‘vatrushka’.
New Year for Russians is one of the most favorite holidays. They prepare for him in advance, they are waiting for him throughout the country, regardless of their religion and political opinions, they discuss it in all the media.
But celebrate this holiday in different ways. Someone is exclusively at home with the family, someone is on a visit with a noisy company. And recently, especially when we have January holidays in our working schedule for a good holiday, more and more Russians are using them as an opportunity to relax and to celebrate the new year on the next trip. If you belong to this category of people, but have not yet decided where to go, then we publish a hint on New Year destinations.
Cognitive New Year
Go to another city or country to study culture and art - a great way to spend the New Year holidays, and celebrate the holiday. Price list for hotels will most likely be higher than usual, but new impressions are worth it, you will agree. And book hotels and apartments will need to be in advance, do not forget to take this into account.
Where to go to New Year in Russia
If there is no desire to leave the Motherland, it will be logical to ask "where to go to New Year in Russia?". If you do not live in Moscow or St. Petersburg, then visiting these cities for the New Year will be a good idea. After all, it is here that the lion's share of interesting museums of the country is concentrated, and all vacations can be spent on interesting exhibitions. As for the celebration of the New Year itself, in Moscow you can do it right in the heart of Russia - on Red Square, surrounded by other celebrants. In St. Petersburg, such celebrations are held on the Palace Square, after which you can stroll along Nevsky Prospekt. Even if you get tired of the museums, or not all will work on New Year's holidays, you can just enjoy the architectural monuments.
Residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg can recommend going to each other as guests. And if you have been in many capitals many times, many places are nearby: the cities of the Golden Ring, Ryazan, Veliky Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Vologda, Kaluga, Rostov the Great, Vyborg …
Traveling around Russia will be an excellent option if you are looking for a place to go to the New Year with children - the younger generation will be in the usual cultural and linguistic environment. For small travelers, water parks, theaters, circus performances, parks and zoos, as well as various children's museums, will be of primary interest. More information about all this you can read in our special material "Rest in Moscow with children." In addition to the capital's entertainment, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and other cities can be equally interesting for children. We dedicated special material to each of these cities. Choose! In Sochi in winter with children, maybe there is nothing to do, but if you are family skiing, then the review of children's museums for a change will come in handy.
And of course the best option for children will be a trip to the New Year in Veliky Ustyug - to the place where the good wizard Grandfather Frost lives! There you can stay at the hotel and participate in a huge number of festive events, where it will be interesting for both children and adults. Travel companies even organize charter trains to Veliky Ustyug, and it is better to buy such tours in advance. You can get to Fatherland's homeland yourself (for details, see our guide to Veliky Ustyug), but you need to think about hotels in advance.
Active New Year
For lovers of skiing, winter is the most favorable time: all ski resorts are relatively close, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. So the New Year holidays turn into an excellent occasion to get out plenty to ride.
Ski holidays for the New Year in Russia
With a part for fans of mountain skiing and snowboarding, Russia is not deprived of snow or mountains. More or less a good skiing is found throughout the country - from the Leningrad region to the Far East. As examples - Sheregesh for Siberians, Abzakovo and Bathhouse - for residents of the Urals, and for the central part of Russia - Krasnaya Polyana.
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