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If memories of New Year’s Eve’s past tend to revolve around cold-weather moments, this is definitely the year to switch things up. When you’re tired of dropping temperatures and could go for time savored in a sunnier locale, make time to make your way to the Florida Keys this year, when the clock strikes midnight and ushers in 2021. Perhaps this year, more than ever before, it’s important to look ahead to the hope and potential of a New Year as the world collectively celebrates leaving 2020 behind. With all the stress and worry that’s come over the past 12 months, having a Florida Keys adventure to look forward to is a particularly appealing way to turn a new page on the calendar. When it comes to ideal holiday away destinations, the Florida Keys checks just about every box on the list. This is a destination that offers up the scenery and weather travelers crave alongside vantage points and options for fun that are sure to inspire. When you come to the Florida Keys over New Year’s, it’s entirely possible to create a stay that focuses on exploration, tranquility, or perhaps the best of both! The Florida Keys is a place where travelers can safely practice social distancing while still enjoy time alongside those they love as well. When you’re ready to make the vision of Florida Keys New Years a reality, it’s important to come with an exciting itinerary in hand. The following are just a few of many ideas for elevating your holiday experience from the moment you arrive.

Take an Anna Maria Island Sunset Dolphin Tour

Land-based options for fun in the Florida Keys are many, but this is also a destination that calls to those with a heart for time spent on the water. This is particularly true if you find yourself around Anna Maria Island. The waters that surround Anna Maria Island are teeming with incredible marine life and those that are looking to get up close will want to be sure to book a New Year’s adventure on the waves with Salty Dolphin Tours. This premier provider of outdoor recreation and entertainment options lets guests get out on the water alongside a knowledgeable guide. Together, you can enjoy an hour and a half of dolphin spotting often paired with sea bird encounters. Your guide will point out unique marine life behaviors as they happen within those animals’ natural habitats. This is a wonderful route to go when you’re hoping to pair an exciting New Year’s 2021 excursion with educational value too.

Spend Time at Coquina Beach

If your New Year’s plans for visiting the Florida Keys have you spending the majority of your time near Longboat Key, a trip to Coquina Beach is bound to please! The beauty of a trip this way over New Year’s for many is the opportunity to actively pursue that golden tan and Coquina Beach offers up an idyllic setting to achieve it! A mere 6 minutes away from the heart of Longboat Key, Coquina Beach is popular amongst visitors who are looking for a place that boasts sugar-white sands paired with emerald waves—both of which are readily available upon arrival at this locale. Those who stop by in the early morning hours will find this destination particularly peaceful and a wonderful place to watch the sun come up in an authentic Florida Keys style. Those that prefer to immerse themselves in a more bustling holiday atmosphere will find Coquina Beach brimming over with fun during the weekdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. During this timeframe, a nearby open-air market offers up a chance to browse local crafts, goods, and produce and your own pace.

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

When your idea of the ideal New Year’s getaway comes with plenty of time spent on the trails and surrounded by the best of nature, a stop at the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve in Cape Coral is the place to begin. This wetland preserve is truly engaging and features a wide variety of boardwalk-inspired trails to follow that guide guests through unspoiled wilderness. The Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is also popular amongst those that are looking to spend time kayaking over the holidays and when you’re looking for guidance on the best routes to get close to wildlife, a stop at the on-site visitor center is worth your while. This preserve is open to the public daily between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Enjoy the Best Florida Keys New Years’

Adventure is waiting for you in the Florida Keys this year, so what are you waiting for? When you’re ready to turn travel plans into a sunny reality, the team at Rent the Keys makes putting just the right rental accommodations in place easier than ever. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our comfortable, convenient, and luxurious options that await. We can’t wait to help you start planning and welcome you to Florida in no time at all!