There is no bad time for a Florida Beach vacation, and you can plan your Treasure Island beach escape around what it is you hope to gain from a little time away. With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, late December can be the perfect time to head south and enjoy a Florida New Year’s in the sun. Just because we’re not in Miami doesn’t mean we don’t know how to party! Treasure Bay Resort and Marina – and the surrounding restaurants, bars, and clubs – are some of the best places to celebrate a Florida New Year’s. Treasure Island beach itself is the perfect place to relax and soak up some sun during the day, and when nighttime hits, New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to go out and have some late-night fun. Below are some of our favorite nearby places to ring in the New Year!


Tryst Gastro Lounge

Tryst Gastro Lounge in St. Petersburg is the perfect spot to ring in a St Pete New Year’s. This modern hang offers an upscale experience with farm-to-table freshness focusing on Mediterranean cuisine. A full bar with quality cocktails will round out the evening, and the warm, hip atmosphere is perfect for when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st during your Florida New Year’s vacation.


Crown and Bull

For another New Year’s dinner turned nighttime celebration option during your Florida beach vacation, check out Crown and Bull. This bar/restaurant prides itself on a delicious menu offering Florida grass-fed steaks, seafood, craft cocktails, wine, and local beer while also showcasing some of the area’s best live music. As the evening bleeds into the night, DJs take over, and fine dining is slowly replaced by an energetic dance floor and a great place to celebrate a Florida New Year’s!


Enigma Bar and Lounge

If something a bit more raucous is in order, head on over to the Enigma Bar and Lounge. This newer dance club and bar has quickly made a name for itself as one of the loudest and most fun venues to party in St. Petersburg, and you better believe they are throwing down for a St Pete New Year’s party. Enigma stays open until 3 am, so you can dance well into 2023 while enjoying live DJ sets, a staggering light show, and drink specials well into the evening.


Blur Night Club

Like Enigma above, Blur Night Club in Dunedin is a top option for dancing the night away into 2023. This LGBTQ+-friendly venue has always had one of the most exciting and safest dance floors in the area. The DJs are top-notch, and the drink specials are hard to beat. Combined with regular drag queen shows, Blur is undeniably one of the most fun places to celebrate New Year’s while visiting Treasure Island beach.


Vista at the Top

For a classy affair while celebrating New Year’s during your Florida beach vacation, look no further than Vista at the Top. This rooftop lounge has always been known as one of the best places to catch a Gulf of Mexico sunset over a signature cocktail or glass of wine. For New Year’s, you can reserve a ticketed table which includes a chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres, a delicious dinner buffet, dessert, and a bottle of champagne delivered in time to pop at midnight! With rooftop seating, you’ll have the best view of all local fireworks displays to boot!


While we are on the sleepier side of the Sunshine State and can go overlooked during the holidays, there are actually many fun and unique options to choose from for celebrating New Year’s. Those listed above are just some of our favorites, and if you dive deeper, you’ll soon notice that there is no better place to ring in 2023 than Treasure Bay Resort and Marina. From family-friendly daytime activities to clubs open until near sunrise, Treasure Island is the perfect getaway to usher in the New Year!