We all associate Key West with key lime pie, coral reefs, Hemingway, and Duval Street. But did you know that Key West is also the site of some very elaborate and unique New Year’s Eve celebrations?
If you are planning a Key West vacation for the end of the year, and want to save time and money, you’ve come to the right place! At Rent It Today, we have everything you need for your New Year’s Eve trip to the Southernmost point in the continental US.
A Drag Queen, A Pirate, A Conch Shell, OH MY
Watching the ball drop at Times Square is a classic event that many of us have either watched on TV or braved the cold of New York City to see live. If you want a similar experience, but with warm weather and a spectacle of unique events and performances, then Key West on New Year’s Eve is where you want to be!
You can spend the last remaining seconds of the year in Key West indulging in some Sushi, if you’d like, and I don’t mean the food. This Sushi is a renowned female impersonator who welcomes the New Year from inside a red shoe that drops from high above a large crowd that gathers at Bourbon St. Pub/New Orleans House.
Ahoy! If you are a scallywag, a buccaneer, a beautiful lass, or just someone looking for a yo-ho-ho of a good time, you can watch a pirate wench descend from atop a ship’s mast at Schooner Wharf Bar. The scene wouldn’t be complete without the accompanying cannon blasts at the stroke of midnight.
For a more traditional Key West New Year’s Eve experience, head over to infamous Sloppy Joe’s bar on Duval Street to see the huge man made conch shell drop with a couple thousand of your closest friends.
Although many of us call it a night and turn in shortly after ringing in the New Year, quite the contrary takes place in Key West. Instead, the beginning of each year is recognized with fireworks, live music, dancing, food, and hours of fun.
Key West Vacation Rentals
Rent It Today has all your Key West vacation rentals in one easy-to-navigate website. All you have to do is decide who is going to join you, and when you plan to visit.
Once you’ve decided how many travelers will be heading south with you, check out the variety of vacation accommodations available in Key West from rental provider Key West Hideaways. They offer island style condos, villas, cottages, and homes for rent. Choose from amenities including boat dock, designated parking, varying proximity to area attractions, pet accommodations, private courtyard, wooden deck with lounge chairs or swings, Jacuzzi spa, appliance upgrades, flat screen TV, heated pool, and much more!
If you prefer the great outdoors to staying indoors, LowerGear, offers camping gear rentals across Florida. Just bring yourself, and your fellow adventurers. LowerGear will have you covered with everything else including tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, water filters, and more. Before setting up camp under the sun and stars of Key West, you’d be wise to visit LowerGear’s entire camping equipment rental inventory.
Transportation around Key West and the additional Keys can come in any number of formats. You can rent a bicycle from local supplier Blue Sky Rentals, and sightsee or hit up some of the famous eateries at your own pace. And for those tastes a bit more racy and adventurous, you can rent an exotic car from Gotham Dream Cars out of Miami. Imagine driving across the Keys on the Overseas Highway behind the wheel of a convertible Ferrari Spider or Porsche Carrera, enjoying the warm breeze and sunshine as you head for Key West!
If the beautiful ocean views on your motor journey have you wanting to captain a boat, you can find a boat rental in Key West from a number of local providers. Boat Rentals of Key West, Bump & Jump Keys Boat Rental, and Quality Boat Rentals have a robust inventory of charter, sport, deck, and fishing boats for rent.
Share The Fun
If you’ve chosen to ring in the New Year in Key West, send us a family friendly celebratory picture, and we may just include it on our vacation rentals page. We’d also love any photos of you using a rental item from one of our partnering companies, so don’t forget to pack your camera, and have a great trip!