Why spend New Year's Eve sitting on the couch watching celebrations in other, faraway destinations? This year, go the extra mile, grab your partner, and celebrate the start of a brand new year with a romantic getaway. Here are a few destinations to explore with your sweetheart that won’t break the bank.

Bristol, Rhode Island

Bristol is a quiet seaside town, picturesque with its Gothic Revival, Romanesque, Queen Anne Italianate, and Colonial Revival architecture. The food is fantastic at places like The Lobster PotDeWolf Tavern, and Leo’s Ristorante — plus, it won’t cost you a fortune. Bristol is just a short drive to nearby Providence, where you might choose to ring in the New Year at One Providence Ball Drop, complete with laser lights, fireworks, food trucks, vendors, and more.

Sanity-saving tip: Stay at a B&B like the historic Bradford-Dimond-Norris House for a true New England experience. Or, if you want to curb costs even more, consider Airbnb. -by Sheryl Nance-Nash.

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