From Friends specials to ensemble rom-coms, pop culture has always pushed the narrative that New Year's Eve is a magical time where anything can happen. While our countdowns in the years past haven't exactly ended in a meet-cute with a good-looking stranger, we're still committed to having a grand time.
Sure, watching the ball drop in NYC is a memorable way to celebrate, but traveling to somewhere slower-paced might just be what you need to decamp, reflect upon the past year, and get ready for 2018. That's why we've picked out five relaxing trips you can do with little planning. From wine tours to a ski hideout, read on to find out five ways to make New Year memories even better than what's in the movies.