To end the year on a high note, there's probably nothing better than bathing in the colours of a magnificent desert sunset before a sheet of stars fills the sky. To make the most of your natural surroundings here, spend New Year at Amangiri, perhaps one of the alluring destination hotels in the entire country - don't be surprised if your hungover breakfast neighbour on 1 January is an up-and-coming Netflix star. The resort offers tented pavilions, suites and even four-bedroom desert houses that you can rent out for a holiday blowout en famille. Outdoor fires, Zen design and five-star cocktails are all on the menu, as well as once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as horseback riding to Amangiri's Chinle Site for dinner in the desert before the countdown to midnight. On New Year's Day, if you're not tanning by the stone pool, one of the most striking pieces of land in the US is also a couple hours' drive away: the warped, rosy-orange earth that forms Antelope Canyon on Navajo territory in Arizona is absolutely not to be missed if you're in the area.