Known as the playground of the rich and famous, South Florida is home to one of the best party scenes on New Year’s Eve. So now that you’ve come to town fleeing the harsh winter up north, we’ve put together our list of top spots to ring in 2015.
1. Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Home to four of Miami’s most prestigious restaurants, the iconic Fontainebleau is our top choice for New Year’s Eve fun in South Florida. After enjoying any of the specialty menus provided that night by Michal Mina 74, Hakkasan, Scarpetta or Stripsteak by Michael Mina, you can walk across the lobby to LIV nightclub and rub shoulders with several celebrities who’ll be welcoming 2015 in Miami’s top hot-spot.
2. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Located within walking distance of Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road Mall and of course, the beach, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is hosting one of the city’s premiere pool parties, with a special guest DJ and an open bar from 9pm to 1am. This is definitely the place where you’ll want to be seen on Wednesday night so don’t forget to wear all white.
3. Turnberry Isle Miami
If you’re looking for something a little bit more low-key, but still elegant, the Turnberry Isle Miami is also a great spot to ring in the New Year. Located in scenic Aventura, the resort houses Bourbon Steak and the newly-open Corsair by Scott Conant. With their fine-dining options hosting special three-course and six-course menus and a “Red Carpet Affair” New Year’s Eve gala, this is one of the area’s more elegant affairs.
4. W Fort Lauderdale
Owned by nightlife guru Rande Gerber, Whiskey Blue is dedicated to all things sophisticated, whiskey included. Hosting its 5th Annual Masquerade Ball at Whiskey Blue, the W Fort Lauderdale is a great location to spend New Year’s Eve with the party crowd.
5. Boca Raton Resort and Club
Home to some of the best golf courses in the country, the Boca Raton Resort and Club is hosting their 2nd Annual Rock the Block party, an affair for the whole family featuring Tone-Loc of “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cool Medina” fame.