Florida’s fun-loving, sun-soaked reputation has always attracted Bookers looking for a good time. And with some of the best beaches in the US, it’s easy to see why. For lazy days and lively nights, these Florida destinations are the places to go.*
Panama City Beach, Panama City
Over 8 miles of fine, powder-white sand
Panama City Beach is a spring break rite of passage. The 8+ miles of sparkling sand attracts Party Bookers of all kinds. Spend your days with a drink in hand as you stroll down the beach, stopping at bars and restaurants, pre-gaming for the night ahead. Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant plays into the tropical theme with cabana decor and watermelon bowl drinks. Harpoon Harry’s pours frozen drinks in a centralized location, drawing in a younger crowd. At night, most people flock to Club La Vela (the USA’s largest nightclub), the Tiki Bar, or Spinnaker Beach Club for live music. After bar close, catch some well-needed z’s at this beachside resort.
Miami Beach, Miami
Get an insta-worthy shot of Miami Beach on Ocean Drive
Miami Beach is known for sand, style, and celebration. If pristine beaches alongside high-rises and multi-million dollar mansions can’t get you moving, the nightlife definitely will. Party Bookers can enjoy stunning views and a cocktail at The Mondrian’s Sunset Lounge before heading to chic South Beach nightclubs. Club LIV is the place to be, having hosted the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, and many more. For something more playful, BASEMENT at the Edition is a neon disco complete with a bowling alley and ice skating rink. Stay at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, which has an excellent cocktail bar to kick off your night.
Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is all about NASCAR and beachside parties
Daytona Beach—the birthplace of NASCAR—is a destination for motor-enthusiasts and spring breakers alike. Its fast-paced atmosphere spans day to night. For the best spots, go to Seabreeze Boulevard. Here you’ll find the largest club in Daytona, Razzle’s, right in the heart of the Beachside Party District. The 509 Lounge is a more chilled-out club with a great dance floor upstairs. For Party Bookers after a rowdier time, there are plenty of biker bars with live music like Boot Hill Saloon or Froggy’s Saloon, both on Main Street. Spend the night at The Streamline Hotel – Daytona Beach where you can recoup at the outdoor pool.
Hollywood Beach, Hollywood
Have a quiet sunset drink on Dania Beach for a change in pace
Swaying palms and turquoise waters coupled with fancy bars and clubs have Hollywood Beach living up to its glamorous name. Spice Resto Lounge is a great spot for lively Latin music. The Amsterdam Bar is perfect for at all hours with a neon-lit restaurant by day and lounge bar by night. After a fun night, kick back at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort’s 11,000-square-foot spa.
Fort Myers Beach, Estero Island
A swim and sunset cocktail is the Fort Myers way
The Fort Myers Beach nightlife is a relaxed island affair. Beaches stretch along Estero Island past fishermen’s cottages, family-friendly resorts, and parasailers. Even though this beach is more relaxed during the day, once the sun goes down, the tempo goes up. Party Bookers should bar-hop through Fort Myers starting at the Beached Whale for drinks and live music. Next, head to Doc Fords for a dockside party before hitting the heart of the party scene at Lani Kai Island Resort. For a quiet night’s sleep, stay at Tiki on the Beach.
**The data scientists at Booking.com dug into internal data to find the most highly rated destinations in Florida for “beaches” and “nightlife.”
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