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explore Hot Spots Great Getaways Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve FOR Partyers cancún ★ PHILaDeLPHIa FOR Sightseers ★ FOR Water Lovers Los anGeLes photos (CloCkwise From top leFt) Courtesy oF hard roCk resort in CanCun, the philly mummers, queen mary, by shen hong/Corbis, marCo CristoFori/Corbis, and by melissa Cha Why: ■ For an all-inclusive new year’s in Cancún, mexico, check out the all-new hard rock hotel and celebrate like a rock star. partying all night at the hotel’s five bars and lounges, featuring live music, dancing, and, of course, plenty of authentic music memorabilia. Vip treatment at any hour, with 24-hour room service and an in-room liquor dispenser. usair ■ philly celebrates the new year with its mummers parade, believed to be the oldest folk parade in the u.s. mummers from five divisions: comics, fancies, string bands, wench brigades, and fancy brigades. Costumes require months of preparation. the parade’s after-party, where crowds revel in the streets outside the mummers museum. ■ it’s an urban metropolis dotted with laid-back beach communities. be sure to pack flippers along with your dancing shoes. sleeping with the fishes (sort of) aboard the Queen Mary, a 1930s ocean liner turned floating hotel, event venue, and host to three restaurants. the ship’s new year’s blowout. sail into 2013 with the pacific below and fireworks above. Don’t miss: ■ ■ ■ stay up for: ■ ■ ■ FOR Families ausTIn ★ FOR Night Owls maDrID ★ neW YorK cITY FOR Romantics Why: ■ with the slogan keep austin weird, the city offers an eclectic itinerary for families ready for something new. austin’s new years (any), a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts. expect a bit of everything: visual art, music, and film. the fireworks finale over auditorium shores. the show welcomes 2013 with dramatic pyrotechnics. ■ it may not be the city that never sleeps, but no one hits the sack before sunrise. madrid is all-night entertainment. Celebrating Nochevieja with a glass of bubbly cava, a traditional sparkling wine produced exclusively in spain’s wine regions. the crowds at puerta del sol, who eat one grape for each of the 12 bell tolls when the clock strikes midnight. ■ as the world tunes in to new york’s ball drop, see the action from the best angle of all: times square. pinning a handwritten wish to the wishing wall at the times square Visitor Center. on new year’s, thousands of paper wishes rain down as confetti. a one-million-person round of “auld lang syne,” the song new york made a new year’s classic. Don’t miss: ■ ■ ■ stay up for: ■ ■ ■ December 2012 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2012

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: New Year's Eve
Hub Crawl: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Wine & Dine: Holiday Spirits
Wine & Dine: Beaudevin Wine Bar, Charlotte, NC
Adventure: Creek Ranch, Florida
Adventure: Palm Springs Golf
Great Escapes: Universal Orlando® Resort
Gear Up: Gifts for Good
Travel Feature: Into the Yucatán
Mapping It Out: US Airways' Route Planning Department
University Spotlight: University of California, Berkeley
Great Tastes: College Eats
Celebrate Tucson, AZ
Must Read: The Socialstructed World
Special Section: Kentucky
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - December 2012