With sparkling fireworks and some of the best seafood dining this side of Florida, Fort Myers Beach is a culmination of everything Florida coastal living is all about during New Year’s Eve.
You couldn’t be in a better place this year. What are some Fort Myers Beach New Year’s events you can’t possibly miss out on? Say goodbye to 2017 and invite another year of fun with these events.
Fort Myers Beach Birthday Party and New Year’s Eve Celebration
Location: 1021 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
The premier event in Fort Myers Beach is, without a doubt, the Times Square Celebration at the Fort Myers Beach Times Square Pier. Though it may lack the size of New York City’s Time Square, it does not lack the passion.
This total event has two parts. The first part is a birthday bash celebration for the city. It begins at noon and ends at 3:30 pm. Guests are treated to children’s activities, live music, and more than enough brownies and other holiday treats.
As the birthday party begins to fade, guests will arrive for the evening celebrations of fireworks and dining. A large screen will display the ball drop in NYC. Immediately following is a fireworks launch off the pier at Fort Myers Beach. It is an event that draws thousands of visitors and is the area’s premier attraction for NYE.
Island View Restaurant
Location: 1400 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
The Island View Restaurant is your introduction to the tasty dining magic of Fort Myers Beach this year on December 31st. The restaurant has a delectable four-course meal planned for New Year’s Eve, and you can and should take your time with every bite.
Guests are treated to a choice of an appetizer, including crab cake with fresh homemade tomato-mint salsa or grilled Wonton fish tacos, classic lobster bisque or the house salad.
You can follow this up with a selection of various lobster dishes, including the lobster ravioli or the lobster tail. For non-lobster enthusiasts, the menu includes filet mignon as well as stuffed shrimp scampi.
The Island View Restaurant is celebrating the New Year the way it should be. Contact 239-463-3111 for further details or reservations.
The Cottage Beach Bar at Fort Myers Beach
Location: 1250 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Though there are quite a few restaurants hosting music-laden New Year’s events over seafood and holiday goodies, few will match the fun atmosphere of the Cottage Beach Bar.
This restaurant and bar are all about the fun of the season in a casual and laid-back environment. The Troublemakers band is performing for the night, bringing their mix of country, pop, and good old-fashioned folk to the stage.
You’ll have a blast at this restaurant on New Year’s Eve, appreciating the waterfront views of the gulf and seeing the fireworks crackling, as it’s right by the pier.
The open-air patio on the beach is a delightful scenic treat, and the laid-back décor and rounded bar create a relaxed beach atmosphere to celebrate in.
Order a round of the Oysters Rockefeller and other mouthwatering seafood appetizers, fulfilling your desires of stocking up on seafood before, during, and after the midnight ball drop.
If you aren’t interested in the excessive crowds at the Fort Myers beach fireworks on the pier, just lean back and enjoy the atmosphere, drinks, and incredible local seafood at The Cottage for New Year’s Eve.
The Perfect Time to Visit Fort Myers Beach
New Year’s Eve is a perfect time to visit Fort Myers Beach, and during your stay, you’ll have plenty more to do including visiting our beautiful beaches, wildlife tours, historic sites, and much more with lower crowds than usual and some great specials.
Skip the cold weather up north and book your vacation rental to enjoy the New Year’s festivities by calling us at 1-800-806-4586.