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Whether you’re spotting the fireworks far from Chicago’s Navy Pier crowds or the dropping of the conch shell at Sloppy Joe’s in balmy Key West, you’re sure to make 2016 memorable with these fun things to do.
Read on for our list, or skip to the city of your interest: Amsterdam; Aspen; Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Hamburg; Houston; Key West; Madrid; Melbourne ; New York City; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Shanghai; Toronto; Vancouver; and Washington, D. There’s nowhere quite like Amsterdam on New Year’s Eve (or Oud en Nieuw, as they call it here).
You may be pumped to celebrate the New Year, but you’d be forgiven for watching the wallet after the holidays.
Fortunately, the wealth of holiday cheer here is spread around with a variety of free activities on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Expect huge floats, classic cars, marching bands, dance troupes, and lots of cheering revelers. Watch the Sunset From Stone Mountain Kiss 2015 goodbye with a New Year’s Eve trek to the summit of the world’s largest exposed granite monolith.Instead of focusing on top-end horsepower, the Thruxton’s power feels strong all through the rev range. I didn’t have the opportunity to make adjustments to the lever and I am curious as to whether that would help with overall feel.Because of this, it is very forgiving about gear selection. I didn’t get to spend much time cruising down the highway, so I can’t speak much to the addition of a sixth gear. While I am sure the Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires had a hand in this (remember, Triumph updated the Thruxton’s rims to 17 inches to accommodate real sport rubber better than the old 18-inch wheels), the upgraded suspension was the star of the show. The overall fit and finish on this bike shines through.To enjoy both on a shoestring budget, here are our top tips. Get Walking This is the perfect night to take a stroll along the canals. Pay a Visit to the "Skinny Bridge" It’s best to view Amsterdam’s most romantic bridge, the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) at night, when it’s beautifully illuminated. And Museumplein is another good firework-viewing spot for after midnight. Hit the Water The free ferry from Amsterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Noord is like a micro-cruise, with expansive views twinkling with glittery lights by night.Later on, you’ll have little option other than to walk, anyway, as public transport stops at around 8 p.m. Come straight back with the next boat, or stay and explore the city’s up-and-coming north neighbourhood for a while—but don’t forget that service is reduced on New Year’s Eve. Midnight: Firework Frenzy At midnight, Amsterdam explodes with fireworks, pretty much all over the city. The best places to watch them in a crowd are the city’s squares, including Dam Square, Museumplein and Rembrandtplein.
Sitting at a stoplight, I could hear the fan on the radiator kick on as the new 1200 cc liquid-cooled engine warmed up.