Watch the sky light up at midnight.
Watch the sky light up at midnight.
Courtesy of Bayfront Park Management Trust

The Nine Best Places to Watch New Year's 2016 Fireworks in Miami

By now, you probably have your New Year's Eve plans solidified, but in the off chance you're still looking for something to do, what better way to ring in 2016 than with fireworks? Honestly, we don't have enough events that involve fireworks, so when an occasion rolls around, seize it. Here are the nine best places in town to watch the night sky light up. 

9. Midnight Masquerade 
Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach). Dinner seating begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $75. Visit nikkibeachmiamievents.com

8. Rusty Pelican Toast to 2016
Rusty Pelican (3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne). Seating for dinner starts at 10 p.m. Cost is $175 per person in the downstairs restaurant or $250 per person in the ballroom. Visit therustypelican.com.

7. Gale Hotel Rooftop Party
Gale Hotel (1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). Party starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $318.44. Visit galehotel.com.

6. New Year's Eve Party Cruises
Yachts depart various locations by 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $135. Visit newyearscruise.com

5. Biltmore's New Year's Eve Gala
Biltmore Hotel (1210 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables). Seating for dinner begins at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 11:30 p.m. and midnight. Visit biltmorehotel.com

4. City of Miami Beach 
Ninth Street and Ocean Drive on South Beach. Fireworks start at midnight. Free. Visit miamibeachfl.gov

3. Five Star New Year's Eve
Watson Island (1000 McArthur Cswy., Miami). Party starts at 10 p.m. Visit fivestarnye.com

2. Rooftop Fireworks Toast
InterContinental Miami (100 Chopin Plaza, Miami). Cost is $175 per couple; seating begins at 11 p.m. Visit icmiamihotel.com

1. Pitbull's New Year Revolution 
Bayfront Park (301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Free. Party starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit worldwidefoodandwine.com.

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