FORT MYERS, Fla.- This was the first New Years Eve Jessica Miller spent in Downtown Fort Myers.

"Like last year I went to the beach, and it wasn't nearly as good as Downtown was," said Miller.

Organizers now estimate 20,000 people rung in the New Year Downtown. But Joshua Bishop said he wasn't impressed.

"It seemed like there weren't as many outside attractions, it wasn't as well done. The insides looked packed though," said Bishop.

Like Los Cabos Cantina, the restaurant's General Manager said they were busy all night.

"As far as the numbers go, better than last year. About 30% for us personally."

But one thing was missing this year, fireworks. And some felt it made the night disappointing.

"The ball also dropped kind of out of nowhere, I don't think anyone knew the ball was dropping," said Bishop.

"Downtown draws people, they like being down here, the fireworks may or may not have had anything to do with that."