The now-iconic lights display and stunning old-town architecture has helped to turn St. Augustine into a main place to visit during New Years Eve on an annual basis. Vacationers can indulge in a slew of attractions and the city’s holiday-themed atmosphere, not to mention the warmth.
So, New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine is coming up again and the events are incredible, the ambiance is perfect, and the year comes to a triumphant close. What should you do this New Year’s Eve?
The Beach Blast Off
St. Augustine’s major event is the Beach Blast Off. No St. Augustine vacation during the New Year could be complete without it.
The event is at the St Augustine Beach Pier Park or the St. Johns County Beach pier. Both will bring you to 350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080.
The event is a full showcase leading to the fireworks at 8:30 pm. Live music plays throughout the day, often beginning at around 6pm. Beach games and the nearby park area will erupt with families and groups visiting.
There may be large televisions displayed featuring coverage at Times Square and other parts of the world. Food trucks will be settled all along the area, so you will never be short of finding delicious treats and snacks for the family.
There is one big parking lot, but it won’t stay available for long. Some travelers may park along some designated guest areas along the side streets. Parking may also be found at the Ocean Hammock Park or by the St. Augustine Lighthouse with shuttles available to take visitors to the island.
The St. Augustine Visitor Center at 10 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084 may have specific details about shuttle times and availability and can be reached at (904) 825-1000.
Restaurants with NYE Events
The foodie culture of St. Augustine holds nothing back for New Year’s Eve, and you can witness this firsthand by participating in the action downtown and in St. Augustine Beach on Dec 31st. You’ll find several options for the evening celebration including special dinners, all night drink specials, and restaurants with rooftop seating with incredible views.
Sunset Grille (421 A1A Beach Blvd) is a popular option, a massive two-story restaurant right in the immediate area by the pier offering views of the Beach Blast Off fireworks.
Salt Life Food Shack (321 A1A Beach Blvd) will feature a rooftop dinner from 7 to 9 pm with the rooftop opening to the public afterward and a champagne toast at midnight. Or try A1A Aleworks (1 King St #101, St.) for dinner until 11 pm and live music throughout the evening.
Pizzalley’s Chanti Room (60 Charlotte St.) has a sprawling outdoor deck that offers specials late into the night. The Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar (17 King St.) is open late, and is famous for its top local musical talent.
Aviles Restaurant (32 Avenida Menendez) has a water view as well as a view of Fort Matanzas. Several other restaurants are offering New Year’s Eve events, and we can provide you with more details about them or accommodations at (800)-398-5980.
Ring in the New Year in St. Augustine
This year, don’t just stay at home for the celebration! Participate in what is bound to be another memorable and record-breaking season of festivities, holiday attractions, and fireworks in St. Augustine. These top tier restaurants aren’t far from our acclaimed St. Augustine resort and offer an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience, along with several others.
Call us at (800)-398-5980 for more details about the exciting New Year’s Eve events and attractions that will fill the streets of St. Augustine this year!