New Year’s Day is just as exciting as New Year’s Eve in the Bahamas, where the locals follow Junkanoo street parades that conclude with informal beach gatherings and fireworks displays around the islands. Featuring music, street performers, and colorful costumes, these parades, a sort of Bahamian take on Mardi Gras, also take place on January 1. The notable New Year’s Day Junkanoos can be found in downtown Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, along Bay Street in downtown Nassau , in Nicholls Town on North Andros , in Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay , and in Alice Town in North Bimini . Alternatively, big properties such as the Atlantis and the Grand Lucayan offer their own parties, some of which are family-friendly.
For some Times Square might indeed be the best place of all--- there are people in this world who have watched the New Years eve celebrations and love the bright lights that TS has to offer and that is what they envision a NYC vacation to goal is to go get a beer or a bagel or a piece of cheesecake at 2am. I remember walking through the streets of Tokyo when I was in the military many many years ago and having the lights there remind me of Times Square causing me to miss the US and get quite sad (It also might have been the Orion beer). The bottom line is there are different strokes for different folks and no one here can really tell you what is best for you. Just make the best of it where ever you end up and use the subway to wisk you off to another part of town when you get bored.