World’s 16 Best Party Cities

Looking for a place to go that you know will be hopping after dark? The 16 cities on this list have been ranked as some of the top party destinations in the world. Whether your poison is nightclubs, beachfront bars, parades, or even just an old fashioned beer festival, there is definitely something on this list for you.

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and there is never a shortage of events going down. Berlin is the home of 44 theaters and stages, many of which have legendary status around the world. The Berliner Ensemble and the three Berlin opera houses have started the careers of many performing artists. Berlin also hosts many different music and art festivals, and their night club scene has been legendary for decades as a hotbed of new techno music, hot parties and hedonism.

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Black Rock City, Nevada

For 11 months of the year, Black Rock City is just another dry patch of Nevada desert. But on the last Monday in August every year, people stream into the desert for Burning Man, and create a city that lives and pulses with music, art, and radical self-expression. Although the party rages all hours of the day for a week straight, the primary focus has always been experiencing the many art installations and celebrating life as a community.

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin has long been a city that celebrates its amazing contribution to the literary world, and knows how to do it with a fantastic party. It is estimated that a whopping 50% of Dublin’s population is under 25. The biggest parties are always going down in the Temple Bar area, although many people criticize it for being touristy and fake. For a quieter scene, check out a smaller pub for some amazing beer and live music.

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American City Guide: New Orleans

New Orleans has a reputation as one of the most fun cities in the United States. Nicknamed “The Big Easy”, most tourists come to New Orleans during Carnival, a raucous outdoor festival that celebrates the beginning of the somber Lenten season. If you manage to get beyond Bourbon Street, there’s a vibrant city just waiting…

American City Guide: Chicago

One of the largest and most underrated cities in the United States is Chicago. In fact, Chicago ranked first in Time Out’s 2018 City Life Index, topping other highly-ranked cities like New York City, Melbourne, and London. There are so many incredible things to do in Chicago, plus it lacks the hectic craziness of other vacation destinations in the United States. It’s a great option for a fun weekend trip, even if you’ll never see everything the city has to offer in just two days.

American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.