By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The sizzling city of Rio can be a sensory overload during Reveillon (New Year's Eve) festivities, with lodging selling fast and all-inclusive party packages offered at a premium. This time of year is a great excuse for a short getaway without traveling too far from the city to ring in the New Year without stress or hassle.

In general, the farther away from Copacabana Beach the calmer the streets will be. Staying in the city, Andrew Harding of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here