Miami, December 31-January 3
This year there's a lot more to do in Miami for New Year's than sit on the beach. The College Football Playoff semifinals kick off with the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31, a game that will send the winner to the National Championship. Start 2016 with a look at the surprisingly good post-Lebron Miami Heat as they host Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, Jan. 1. Saturday, Miami's men's basketball team hosts Syracuse in an ACC showdown. Wrap the weekend up Sunday with the Dolphins hosting the New England Patriots in the regular-season finale. The game could have an interesting twist: If the Patriots are still undefeated at that point, they'll be playing the only other NFL franchise to finish a regular season with no losses.