Happy New Year, Miami: Where to Find the Fireworks and Festivities
It’s never too early to start planning for the New Year, and that’s especially the case when we’re just a couple weeks away. We’ve checked out what our favorite cities are up to when it comes to welcoming 2014, and we’re here to share. So check out what’s going on in and around Miami to celebrate the countdown to 2014.
With sunshine, sand, and stunning surroundings Miami is a great place to ring in the New Year. They certainly have something for everyone, as it’s a perfect place to do your thing among the beautiful people at various clubs, hotels, and bars. At the same time they have plenty of traditional stuff to do, as it’s easy to find some fireworks along the water.
For those looking for more of a club scene to welcome 2014 you can pretty much just make your way along the main strip in South Beach, and you’ll see plenty of options. At Nikki Beach Miami they’re celebrating with what they’re calling Glitz and Glam, and it can all be yours for just $100 per person. That includes private fireworks at midnight, a champagne toast, and a chance to overpay for drinks all night long—we kid, we kid. Other nightclub options include an open bar over at SET for $150 per person including three hours of open bar, and W Hotel South Beach is doing stuff at both of their clubs Wet and Wall—with the fun at the latter location going on to 5am.
For those looking to celebrate 2014 in another way there’s good stuff on schedule thanks to the city’s neon lit orange, and things are ready to take place once again during the first moments of the New Year. Along the shores of Bayfront Park is one of South Florida’s biggest events, and it’s all free for those looking to attend. They’re promising the area’s largest dance party, fireworks over Biscayne Bay, and the city’s giant illuminated orange—complete with sunglasses—will slowly climb up the side of the InterContinental Hotel as everyone counts down to 2014.
Back to Miami Beach along the Atlantic there’s fireworks to be had here as well, and that’s in additional to the private fireworks that many of the nightclubs, hotels, and other venues will be sending into the skies. The city does its thing right at midnight, and visitors and locals alike are welcome to gather along the beach near where Ocean Drive and 8th Street meet for one of the better views.
We’ve provided a few suggestions here and there for what to do in both Miami and Miami Beach; however, we’re thinking that you can’t really go wrong in South Florida. After all—just like over in Los Angeles—it’s not going to be snowing, there’s plenty of palm trees, and it’s probably going to be warm.