Why You Want to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Key West

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4 Oct 2021
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New Year's Eve is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year but there is nowhere else that celebrates quite like Key West. If you're planning a winter getaway to Key West, you might want to consider being in town for one of the biggest events of the year. Key West has become nationally recognized for how exciting the party is on the island to usher in the upcoming year. From huge parties, warm weather, and drag queens descending in giant high heel shoes, here is why you'll want to spend your New Year's Eve in Key West. 

No Party Like a Key West Party

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Key West loves to celebrate and have fun and there is nowhere else that does it quite the same. From crowds gathered on the street to filling in the iconic bars along Duval Street, everyone is here to celebrate with each other and make sure that the New Year receives a warm welcome. There are endless activities in Key West and before midnight on December 31st, the whole community comes together to celebrate in style giving many options for however you prefer to celebrate. The delicious tropical drinks, the friends, and the excitement in the atmosphere are all what makes Key West's New Year's Eve celebration so special. So iconic in fact, CNN covers the annual high heel drop every year. 

Four Unique Ball Drops

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Key West wants to make sure that 2022 starts off on the right foot, so we make sure that it does by lowering a giant high heel shoe with our famous drag queen, Sushi, counting down in style. But that's only one of the ball drops to choose from, there are 4 total on the island where you can watch and celebrate. Sushi, her big red pump, and her CNN coverage can be seen at Bourbon Street Pub on Duval Street and the road is blocked off to make room for anyone and everyone to join! If you'd rather see pirates, you can go to Schooner Wharf Bar to see a Pirate Wench lowered from the mast of a schooner. At Sloppy Joe's Bar, you'll see a giant conch shell lowered at midnight or enjoy a free concert on Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort & Spa where a giant key lime wedge lowers to bring in the New Year. No matter what you want to see or do, Key West has the room and crowds to help you celebrate. 

Stay Warm While Celebrating

The average high temperature on January 1st in Key West is 75 degrees. You don't have to worry about freezing in the cold outdoors to bring in 2022. Dress for warm weather and enjoy the amazing temperatures and all the fun without the freeze. When the New Year's Eve activities are over with, you can enjoy the rest of your vacation on the beach or partaking in many of the other great activities that we have on the island. Visit the southernmost point in the continental United States, take your family to the Key West Aquarium, or rent a jet ski and start 2022 off with a thrill. There is nowhere better to melt away the stress of the previous year and kick off your goals. 

Come Celebrate in Key West and Book Your New Year's Eve Vacation Rental Today!

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When you're planning your New Year's Eve trip to Key West, we have the perfect vacation rental to make it the most enjoyable vacation yet. Whether you're looking for a small townhouse or a larger home to bring a whole group, we have more than 70 properties to choose from. Need help planning your trip? We have the inside scoop on all the best things to do and places to be on the island and we are happy to help! Book your vacation rental today so you don't miss out on the best party of the year. 

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