As the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, there’s no better place to be than Destin & 30A. This area of Florida is known for our stunning beaches, delicious seafood, and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an exciting family vacation, Destin & 30A has something for everyone. With so many options for you, we thought we’d round up a few crowd-pleasing events & things your family can do to ring in the new year along the Emerald Coast!

Experience the best beaches in Florida

Destin & 30A are home to some of the best beaches in Florida. From white sand beaches to crystal clear waters, there’s something for everyone here. Whether you want to relax on the beach or take part in some exciting water sports, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. For those looking for a more secluded experience, there are plenty of hidden coves and secret spots that offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Enjoy delicious seafood & dining options

Destin & 30A are known for their delicious seafood cuisine. From fresh-caught fish to succulent oysters and shrimp, there’s something for everyone here. The local restaurants offer an array of dishes that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, be sure to check out one of the many waterfront restaurants that offer stunning views of the Gulf Coast while you enjoy your meal. Here are just a few of our local dining options who are boasting New Years Eve celebrations this year:

Lulu’s: LuLu’s “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration will be on Saturday, December 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free, kid-friendly fun for the whole family with arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music, and more. Kids can have their fun by counting down to Noon with kid-safe “fireworks” and a huge Beach Ball Drop.

McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin: Free champagne toast at midnight. Dance the night away with live music from Cormac McGuinness and DJ Q Money.

790 on the Gulf: Specials begin at 3 p.m. DJ begins at 9 p.m.

Skybar: The fun pops off upstairs at 5pm for adults only, with live music, champagne specials, party favors, a photo booth and a special surprise at midnight.

Explore vibrant nightlife & catch a few fireworks shows

Destin & 30A have some of the most vibrant nightlife on the Emerald Coast. From lively bars and clubs to live music venues, there’s something for everyone here. No matter what kind of atmosphere you’re looking for, you can find it. There are dozens of fireworks shows scheduled for New Years Eve – below are a few notable options:

Fireworks Schedules for 12/31/22:

Seaside: 5:30pm

Baytowne Wharf: 8pm & 12 Midnight

Destin Harbor: 8pm & 12 Midnight

Okaloosa Island Boardwalk: 8pm

Make Lasting Memories

No matter how you choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Destin & 30A, one thing is certain: You will make lasting memories that will stay with you long after your vacation is over. From exploring beautiful beaches to enjoying delicious local cuisine and vibrant family-friendly or adults-only nightlife, this area has it all covered when it comes to making sure your New Year’s Eve celebration is one that won’t soon be forgotten!

The New Year is also the perfect time to get your family portraits scheduled! Reach out today to secure your preferred date before Ryan is booked for 2023!

What do you always do to ring in the New Year in Destin or 30A that we didn’t mention? Drop us a comment so we can add it to the list!