Old World Street Party: Quebec City, Quebec
Why: This sleepy 400-year-old city comes alive for New Year's, when its old-world plaza, the Grande Allée, fills with DJs, revelers, and pop-up restaurants. It's like a street party in France.
What to Do: The east's best skiing is just outside town, at Le Massif de Charlevoix, with 2,526 feet of vertical. If food is more your thing, try the amazing French-Canadian fare at Aux Anciens Canadiens.
Where to Stay: No inn has more Gallic charm or is closer to downtown than the Auberge Saint-Antoine.