There’s no better way to ring in the new year than on an island vacation. There’s no argument that the beach would make for a picture-perfect end to 2021 and the best place to celebrate the start of 2022. Who wouldn’t want to kick off their new year with stunning ocean views? Are you wondering what kinds of New Year’s Eve festivities are happening on Anna Maria Island? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 things to do on New Year’s Eve on Anna Maria Island.
1. Watch Fireworks on the Beach
Fireworks are beautiful from anywhere but, they’re especially beautiful when they’re above the water. More specifically, over the ocean! Watching fireworks from the beach is an absolute given when celebrating New Year’s Eve on Anna Maria Island. The best beach to watch the fireworks from is Coquina Beach. You’ll get the best view while being surrounded by one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. What more could you ask for when ringing in the new year?
2. NYE Pineapple Drop
Nothing says “Happy New Year” like a block party! One of the best block parties around is in Downtown Sarasota. The festivities kick off at 1 PM and continue on throughout the entire day and night. There’s live music, delicious food and drinks, and tons of fun to be had. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at this festive event. Following the beloved Pineapple Drop at midnight is an amazing fireworks show you won’t want to miss!
3. The Beach House
Another fantastic place to watch fireworks and ring in the new year is at a local favorite, The Beach House. This restaurant offers beautiful views and even better food! If you’re looking to bring in 2022 with a delicious meal at a restaurant that overlooks one of the most beautiful beaches, this is the place for you. Keep in mind, The Beach House does not take reservations so getting a table will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
4. Explore the Island
If you’re more of the adventurous type, celebrating the new year with an island exploration may be right up your alley. There are so many different sights to see on Anna Maria Island you’ll be able to spend an entire day exploring. Whether you ride a bicycle, drive a car, or something else, there are beautiful views and breathtaking beaches to take in around every corner. Ringing in 2022 this way will speak straight to your wanderlust heart!
5. Celebrate in Your Serendipity Vacation Rental
For the homebody or the person that doesn’t want to brave New Year’s Eve crowds, we have a perfect option for you! Why not ring in 2022 from the comfort of your Serendipity Vacation Rental? Each of our unique rentals offers everything you would need for the perfect night. Whether it’s just you and your spouse, all of your best friends, or the entire family, we have a vacation home fit for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Check out our website to learn more about how you can bring in this next year from the comfort of a Serendipity Vacation Rental.
Fireworks on the beach, downtown block parties, island explorations, or a celebration from the comfort of your vacation home, Anna Maria Island has something to offer everyone on New Year’s Eve. The island is the best-kept secret when it comes to prime New Year’s Eve celebration spots. Everyone deserves to unwind from the stress of 2021 and head into 2022 while soaking up an island vacation. As we head into this next year, we wish each of you health, happiness, and plenty of trips to Anna Maria Island!
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