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Time speeds by whether we want it to or not, and right on schedule, the end of the year has arrived, and it is time to start looking forward to what the new year has in store for us. Could there be a promotion in your future, a new member of your family joining in, or could travel to places that stay warm in the darkest depths of winter be what makes 2024 great for you? We at Stay In Cocoa Beach believe the best way to manifest what you dream about is to spend New Year’s Eve doing it, and as such, we have created this guide to ringing in the new year in our tropical paradise!

Take a Moment to Breathe

There are a lot of parties and celebrations taking place on New Year’s Eve in the Cocoa Beach area and whether you are planning on attending them all or simply want to stay home in your holiday hideaway watching the ball drop over Times Square, the best way to start this last day of the year is by starting out early and making the day last as long as possible. Rise with the sun for an early morning walk on white sand beaches, watching the world come alive around you. Take these quiet moments to breathe, to contemplate the year ahead, and perhaps, to even start your list of resolutions, and then, once the sun has completed its morning journey, head back to your comfortable bed and grab at least a couple more hours of sleep. Today is going to be a long one and you can never be too rested!

Hoppin’ Johnnie for Good Luck

The final day of 2023 should be spent doing the things that feel good for your soul and although normally kitchen chores would not be a part of that, for many travelers, preparing a meal that should bring luck to the new year is a tradition they wouldn’t skip. Fortunately our fully equipped kitchens are cheerful spaces filled with light, cheer, and modern appliances that will make your annual preparation of Hoppin’ Johnnie a breeze to complete. Stop by the Publix to pick up the ingredients you need (black eyed peas, rice, and pork) and spend a happy hour or so working towards a future filled with luck and prosperity.

Toes in the Sand, Sun in Your Eyes

After the lucky meal has been prepared and tucked away in the refrigerator, waiting to be enjoyed on the first day of 2024, it is time for a little more toes in the sand time. The weather in Cocoa Beach in December encourages beach going, rarely dropping below 70 degrees, and as the ocean waves crash against sandy shores, the fine white granules of sand gather between your toes, and the sun shines down brightly overhead, you may find another nap is in store, this one refilling the coffers of your soul with peace, serenity, and joy.

Let the Parties Begin

Cocoa Beach on New Year’s Eve can be a crazy place to play and we are just going to list a few places below, to give you an idea of the fun you can have on this very last night of 2023.

New Year’s Eve in Cocoa Beach with Stay In Cocoa Beach

Not everyone wants to fight traffic and worry about designated drivers and if you choose to stay in on this beautiful night, you can expect to have the best night of the year! Dine on Hoppin’ John or just pick up a bunch of appetizers from Publix and savor the flavors of a bunch of different tastes. Watch the ball drop over Times Square on state-of-the-art televisions from the comfy coziness of our plush sofas. And raise a toast to 2024, sharing the moment with your favorite traveling companions. Reserve your favorite Stay In Cocoa Beach holiday haven today!

A New Year is just around the corner making now the best time for travelers to begin booking their getaways to Cocoa Beach, Florida! Those looking forward to a sunny, exciting, and scenic route to ringing in the New Year will find this is most definitely the place to be. The following are a few activities that will guarantee you’ll start your next 12 months off on the right foot and in captivating coastal style when you plan a vacation for New Years in Cocoa Beach.

Dance the Night Away at Johnathan’s Pub

For travelers that can’t wait to dance, sing, and drink their way through New Years in Cocoa Beach, time at Johnathan’s Pub on the 31st is bound to please! Located at 140 N. Brevard Avenue, Johnathan’s Pub will be hosting a Brassy’s Night Club Reunion event this year that will run from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am on New Year’s Day. Guests will need to book tickets in advance to enjoy performances by DJ Legends, DJ Andy Hughes, DJ Yogi, and DJ Celestial alike! The setup here will include surround sound and full-spectrum lighting making this a vibrant and electric New Year’s Eve event you simply won’t want to miss. General admission is $30 and VIP tickets are available for $50 a person. Those who attend will have a Champagne toast at midnight to look forward to as well!

Celebrate with Sky Club at Sandbar Sports Grill

When a refreshing balance of flavor and New Year’s fun is just your style, Sandbar Sports Grill will be the place to be this year in Cocoa Beach. Situated at 4301 Ocean Beach Boulevard, Sandbar Sports Grill will be hosting a Sky Club event on December 31st from 8:00 pm through midnight. Live musical performances kick off at 9:00 pm and will last well into 2023. Guests will receive free champagne at midnight, but the menu options that are regularly enjoyed at Sandbar Sports Grill will be available as well. This laid-back venue is a great place to gather with family and friends and enjoy drinks and dancing this New Year’s. The menu hosts everything from tuna tacos and shrimp lettuce wraps to conch fritters and catch of the day to name a few. That said, the highlight of a stop here for many is the access to the robust handcrafted cocktail menu which is sure to be a treat for the tastebuds!

See Something Exciting and New at Exploration Tower

A New Year is a new chance to start things off on the right foot. When you’re headed to Cocoa Beach and looking to discover something exciting, be sure to add a stop at Exploration Tower to your itinerary. This Port Canaveral destination is one that continually inspires. Located at 670 Dave Nisbet Drive, Exploration Tower offers guests access to a 2,750-foot discovery center complete with interactive exhibits. The third floor houses a theater while the fifth floor is dedicated to a simulated harbor boat pilot navigation experience! Head to the sixth and seventh floors for amazing views from the tower’s observation decks. If you happen to be in time for a Cape Canaveral shuttle launch, these decks are always incredible places to take in the sights. On your way out, be sure to stop by the gift shop and café located on the first floor.

Incorporate Some Museum Time

New Year’s is a good time of year for surf enthusiasts to take to the waves of Cocoa Beach as long as they have a wetsuit. Those who are interested in the sport but are looking to stay on dry land in January will enjoy time visiting the Florida Surf Museum while they’re in town! Found at 4275 North Atlantic Avenue, the Florida Surf Museum is a place where the history of East Coast surfing is preserved and celebrated alike. Guests can take time to browse a variety of displays and exhibits that cover the history and innovation of the sport. Notorious figures in the world of the surf are highlighted and there are event vintage surfboards on display.

Book a Stay for New Years in Cocoa Beach That Fits Your Style

Make sure you make the most of your Florida-focused adventure this New Year’s by letting the team at Stay in Cocoa beach handle all of your accommodation details while you’re in town! Our collection of property options is designed with all types of travelers in mind whether they’re looking to celebrate in a cozy beachside abode or want a sprawling residence to call their own! Property options often include full kitchens, spacious living areas, luxurious bedrooms, high-end technology, and of course, the inspiring views to top it all off in coastal style. No matter how you plan on celebrating this New Year’s, incorporating the style and space you deserve makes all the difference. Get in touch today to learn more and to start planning your next trip!