Florida is a warm, sunny state surrounded on three sides by beautiful, scenic beaches with some of the longest coastlines in the United States, which run along both the gulf coast and the Atlantic coast. Floridians love to party and with all the beautiful beaches, and entertainment places, there are plenty of things to see and places to go on New Years Eve 2017. Needless to say, Florida is the party place to go to ring in your New Year and New Year’s Eve celebration. Below are some places to go and information about entertainment that will help you decide where in Florida to go.
Popular Places to celebrate NYE
Beach Blast Off Party in St Augustine
If you are the early to bed, early to rise type, St. Augustine is the best place to go. They have a Beach Blast Off Party that, other than Disneyland, is the most family friendly options you have. The party is held at St. John’s County Ocean Pier, begin about 4 pm and continue till about 10 pm. There are many activities for the children as well as fun filled activities and competitions for the adults including many food and drink booths. The fireworks show at the end is musically choreographer and is a delight to watch.
Theme Parks in Orlando
The biggest hit of Florida are the theme parks such as SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios, and Walt Disney World. All the parks have many options for you to choose from including eating until you pop or dancing the night away until you drop. To end the night, there are spectacular fireworks shows that light up the night and leave you in awe.
Beach Parties in South Florida & Miami
Miami is probably the party capital of Florida. Located in the southern part of Florida, you will not want to miss the Mango Strut Parade, which is a humourous take on the traditional holiday parades. Other events include the Orange Drive Miami Music Festival in which you will see many celebrities. If you come to Florida from a state that is normally cold in the winter, pack your shorts and swimsuits because the temperature in Florida is anything but cold.
NYE Extravaganza in Key West Florida
Located at the southernmost tip of Florida is Key West where you will find one of the most unique New Year’s Eve Celebrations in the entire state. As a humorous take on the New York Times Square countdown, Key West offers costumed artists descending on wires from above and costumed people in the crowd to entertain amidst the cheers and fireworks acts. A famous bar called Sloppy Joe’s Bar has the live band Red Shoe Drop who is known for its eccentric acts.
First Night Celebrations in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg has a celebration called The First Night Celebration, which is a cultural festival like none you have ever seen. There is a mix of art, foods, music, dancing and drinks, which all make up the perfect ingredients for a night you will not soon forget. A couple of things you will not want to miss is the Drum Magic and the Resolution Bonfire. If you are going to Florida for New Years Eve 2016, you will have a lot to choose from all of which will be unforgettable.