New Year’s Eve in Miami is a classic case of all of us living where other people vacation. The city fills up with visitors looking for the hottest parties at the best clubs, while most locals are content to take an Uber to their friend’s house party in Kendall -- which is usually more fun. But if you want to get dolled up and make the last night of 2017 a special occasion, Miami’s got better options than almost anywhere in the world. And some don’t cost more than a car payment!
The most obvious is Pitbull’s special from Bayfront park with the big orange drop at the Intercontinental and guest performances from Tone Loc. But beyond that there’s glamorous pool parties, no-cover bar parties, and everything in-between. Here are our picks for Miami’s best New Year’s Eve parties, no matter what your budget.