Five Florida New Year’s Spots by Boat

A guide to celebrating New Year's Eve by boat in Florida.

If one of your resolutions (and if it's not, it should be) is to spend more time on the boat, then the best time to start is spending New Year's Eve at a water-accessible event in Florida. Here are five to consider.

Miami's Bay Front Park New Year's Eve
USA Today ranked it one of the top 10 places to celebrate New Year's Eve, and it's free. Reserve a slip at a nearby marina and enjoy the fireworks and watch the giant orange come down—think Times Square with a citrus ball. For more information, visit: www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/NYE/

Key Largo's New Year's Eve on Blackwater Sound
Five different venues are hosting parties for the fireworks display that will take place over the water. One you won't want to miss. For more information, visit: www.keylargofireworks.com/

Panama City's New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop
At 8:00pm the party kicks off with a spectacular drop of 10,000 inflated beach balls, and the party continues with a giant beach ball featuring 800 LED lights descends 100 feet at midnight. For more information, visit: www.visitpanamacitybeach.com

Key West
When is Key West not a party? There are a million things to do on New Year's Eve. Including fireworks, live music at the famous Sloppy Joe's and something known as the "Drag Queen Drop." For more information, visit: www.fla-keys.com

Cocoa Beach's Rockin' The Dock New Year's Eve Party
A $20 ticket gets you access to five parties running simultaneously on the Cocoa Beach Pier, including four live bands. For more information, visit: cocoabeachpier.com