New Year's Eve in Key West: Top Accommodations
Best spots to see New Year's fireworks in Key West
Fireworks are set off on New Year's Eve from Blackwater Sound. The best views are from a few suggested restaurants, bars and hotels. There are no major fireworks displays in Key West itself so you will need to make the drive to Key Largo just along the road.
1. The Caribbean Club
This venue offers free entrance and fantastic views of the fireworks. There is a band playing on New Year's Eve and a dance floor. Drinks are pricey and there is no food available at the club.
2. The Marriot Key Largo
View the fireworks and celebrate the New Year without having to drive to your bed. This is one of the best Key West Hotels for New Year's Eve.
3. Morada Beach Cafe
This Islamorada spot offers a beach party, cocktails, live performances, a beach barbecue and a spectacular fire works display. A great party and fire works for older kids or groups of friends.
Best Places to Stay for New Year's Eve in Key West
Key West New Year's Eve Family Activities
Key West may not be known for its family friendly parties but the Keys are always very relaxed and open to anything. The parties may not be aimed at kids but your kids will not be turned away. So, have an open mind and let your kids view one of these fun activities.
1. Schooner Warf Bar
The most family friendly of New Year's Eve night events. You can view the activity from the decks without going to the actual bar. At midnight a wench (a dressed up co-owner of the bar) is lowered from the ship's mast. The scene is funny and kids are welcome. Crowds at this venue are generally well-behaved.
2. Dachshaund Parade
This day time event is great fun for kids and dogs alike. Everyone is welcome to dress up themselves and their dogs. The best viewing sites for the parade are along Duval Street. Don't miss this cute event if you have small kids.
3. Drag Queen Drop
If you have teenagers or older kids that want to stay up to midnight you will want to head for this fantastic show. A drag queen named Sushi is dressed in flamboyant clothes and lowered in a giant shoe from a balcony. Check into one of the many nearby Key West Hotels for New Year's Eve.