World’s 16 Best Party Cities

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Goa, India

Goa has always been a center for both culture and tourism, and attracts more than 2 million visitors per year. The influence of 450 years of Portuguese rule makes Goa different than the rest of India, which is reflected in the city’s art, architecture, and culture. Many festivals are celebrated in Goa, including Holi, Christmas, and Diwali, and music and art celebrations take place all year round. Beachside clubs and bars are a great place to take in some of the best parties Goa has to offer.

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Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza features 100 miles of coastline, with more than 50 beaches and tons of places to party ’til you drop. The party is centralized in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, the two major cities on the island. There are tons of bars and nightclubs on the island, and during the day, you can soak up the sun on the beach or find an isolated cove to swim and nurse your hangover. Ibiza is a world famous electronic music capital, and DJs are known to use Ibiza as a testing ground for their newest hits of the summer.

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Munich, Germany

During the day, Munich may seem like a buttoned-up Bavarian city, but at night, the young and beautiful come out to play. The party district in Munich is known as the Feierbanane (party banana), as the biggest night spots are located within a 2 mile, banana-shaped area. However, all of Munich goes crazy during Oktoberfest, a beer festival visited by millions of people every year. The beer tent opens at 10am, so don’t be late!

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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.