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Most Sinful New Year's Eve Getaways

Jerusalem, Israel

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Wrath: Jerusalem

Why It’s Sinful: With long shopping lines and inevitable airport delays, it’s hardly necessary to seek out frustration and anger around the holidays. But for a New Year’s that combines ire with irony, visit the most contested city in the world, which packs unparalleled sightseeing with trendy nightlife, dining, and shopping.

Where to Stay: Find your own Bathsheba at the King David Hotel, named after a biblical personage who was no stranger to wrath. The grand old Art Deco hotel doesn’t skimp on luxury; get a room that faces the Old City and the King David gardens.

How to Atone: Clear your mind and body at the Dead Sea. The mud from its shores is famous for its cleansing properties.


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