One of the many perks of living in a seaside town is celebrating the holidays beachfront with family and loved ones. One of Naples’ best time-honored traditions is ringing in the New Year on the Naples Beach to watch fireworks blast off from the iconic Naples Pier. This year’s show will take place from 7:30 - 8:00 P.M. If you’re looking for a venue to celebrate before or after the unprecedented firework display, we’ve compiled a list of top-rated establishments that are within walking distance and are looking to commence the New Year with you:

The Bevy

Located in the heart of Old Naples, just off Third Street South and only steps to or from the historic Naples Pier, The Bevy is offering two New Year’s Eve dinner seatings: 5 P.M. and 8 P.M. Each reservation will include a complimentary glass of champagne. The special menu will offer a selection of starters, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The restaurant offers a full bar, which includes Signature Bevys and Mule Selections. The indoor-outdoor space is uniquely designed with vertical gardens, and the restaurant boasts a “fun, modern atmosphere.”

BICE

Located at the end of Fifth Avenue South, and just steps from the Naples Beach, Bice will offer three seatings: an a la carte menu before the fireworks at 4:30 P.M., a three-course pre fixe menu for $95 per person starting at 7 P.M., and another three-course pre fixe menu for $120 per person after the fireworks at 9:30 P.M. A live band will start at 9:30 and continue through the commencement of 2020. An “authentic Italian experience since 1926,” BICE boasts fresh home-made pasta and local organic products.

Sails

Also located at the end of Fifth Avenue South, and just steps from the Naples Beach, Sails will offer two menus: an early three-course menu with an optional fourth pasta course from 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. for $98 per person, and a late five-course chef’s tasting menu from 6:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. for $275 per person. Ring in the New Year with live performances at this Venice Mascarade themed evening. Rated Naples’ best overall restaurant for 2019, Sails credits itself as being “Where Port Royal meets Portofino.”

The Continental

Also located just steps from the historic Naples Pier, and offering indoor-outdoor seating directly along bustling Third Street South, The Continental will provide a three-course first seating from 4:45-5:45 for $85 per person, or a four-course choice dinner for $275 per person. The Continental is credited as being a “New York Steakhouse meets 1920’s Parisian Bistro.”

If you are planning to move to Naples, one of the best small-town beach communities and restaurant scenes, or are just here to ring in the New Year and fall in love with everything that the area has to offer, please contact Gulf Coast International Properties. It would be a joy to participate in your real estate journey.