Sometimes a holiday is all about relaxing- putting your feet up and enjoying a couple of weeks in the sunshine and not doing much. But it doesn’t have to be like this, and if you prefer a more active kind of getaway then why not visit a party destination? Maybe you’ve just finished university and want to party, perhaps it’s your hen or stag party and you want to celebrate in style or maybe you just want to let your hair down. There are places in the world that are well known for entertainment and nightlife, so regardless of what you’re celebrating you’re sure to have an amazing time and make it an occasion to remember. Just be sure to do your research beforehand, and don’t just assume that everywhere will be open all year as many places will have a high and low season. Lots of the party venues will be closed for a number of months so you’ll need to know when the best time to go is as well as the destination. But here are some of the best places across the world to consider.
When you think about going to a party destination, one of the first places that probably springs to mind is Ibiza. It’s home to some of the most famous clubs in the world, from Pacha to Space Ibiza to Amnesia. If you’re looking for a place to drink and dance the night away then you cant go far wrong here. The clubbing season in Ibiza runs from May to October, with special occasions like new year’s eve also being popular. During the off season, Ibiza is much more relaxed, you can enjoy the scenery, stunning beaches, shops, markets and so much more.
Thailand is well known for its incredible nightlife with many tourists flocking to the capital Bangkok, famous for its swanky rooftop bars and trendy clubs. The Pattaya nightlife and party scene is well loved by tourists visiting Thailand, a great choice if you’re after something a little more saucy! From the ladyboys of Bangkok to adult style nightclubs it’s likely to be a lot different to anywhere else in the world you’ve been. There are numerous bars and nightclubs, cabaret shows and live music across the city to keep you entertained- the drinks will most definitely keep on flowing.
If you’re looking to party then it doesn’t get any better than Vegas, a destination which is known for its nightlife and entertainment. You have casinos and bars, shows and nightclubs, you could attend a yacht party, throw a pool party or whatever other party you felt like! If it’s mainly the casinos that interest you then there are other options aside from Vegas, the Borgata for example would give you the same electric atmosphere and the chance to win big! In Vegas you have the benefit of the gorgeous scorching hot weather and plenty to do during the day as well as at night. Well worth adding to your travel bucket list.
Amsterdam is rich in culture and heritage, being home to museums such as the Anne Frank house and Van Gough Museum, but it also has a fun party atmosphere too- this means that just about everyone can enjoy the destination and find something they like to do. Along with its stunning waterways, the Netherlands capital of Amsterdam is known for its incredible nightlife. Electro music is popular here, with the Amsterdam Dance Event being hosted here annually, it’s one of the biggest club events anywhere in the world. There’s no shortage of clubs and bars, and whether you want to listen to dance music or hear a live band play, there’s something for you. Amsterdam is famed for its ‘cannabis culture’ with tons of coffeeshops all around the city- which can be something a little different you could try while you were away if you so wished. Just be aware of the law, you will need to be over eighteen (or twenty one in some establishments) and have your passport with you to take part in this. You can only enter the same coffee shop twice in one day, and few other things that are worth being aware of so do some research if this is part of your itinerary.
The Irish know how to party, and Dublin is an ideal destination if you want to drink some alcohol and party the night away. From big clubs like The Sugar Club and Club M to lots of traditional Irish pubs, ‘late bars’ and fancier wine bars and restaurants- there’s more than enough nightlife to keep you occupied in Dublin. The Irish tend to be stereotyped as liking a good alcoholic drink, but alcohol is part of the heritage with brewing having a long history in the country, it’s worth knowing that Dublin is home to the largest brewery in the world (something you can visit on your trip) manufacturing 1.2 million barrels of Guinness a year. Whether you want to drink Guinness or learn more about it, Dublin is a fantastic city. There are castles, parks, cathedrals and plenty of other cool stuff to do during the day too. .
London is brimming with amazing nightlife, you have huge clubs like Fabric and Cargo to ‘hidden’ bars, comedy clubs, rooftop and cocktail bars. There are even floating bars on the Thames, the city really does have all you could possibly want from a party destination. Another way you can enjoy the party vibe as well as getting to know more about a destination is to attend a festival, and London is home to plenty of them. This will take some planning, as of course they’ll only be held on certain days of the year. So booking the trip, as well as your tickets with plenty of time will help to avoid disappointment. Whole streets, towns and cities can be lit up with lights, decorations and music with plenty of delicious food and drinks on offer. If you have a location in mind, search online and see what kinds of festivals they host and whether these match up with the dates you’d like to go away.Whether you’re from the UK or coming from abroad, there’s plenty to do and a great destination to consider if you want the drinks to be flowing all night. As all of the nightlife, culture, markets shops and parks, there are lots of green spaces and tourist attractions too to keep you busy during the dat.
One way to enjoy some gorgeous scenery and soak up some sunshine while partying the day away would be to book a boat party- and LA is the perfect place for this. What better way to spend a day could there possibly be than in the sunshine than with music and dancing, incredible views and the wind in your hair! Decide if it’s a private party you’re after or if you want to join a big group, there are plenty of opportunities at different budgets to do this all over the world. Sunshine, music, alcohol and great company- what could be better? There are plenty of tours for things like dolphin cruises where the wild dolphins will surf the waves of the boat, and glass bottom boats allowing you to get a fascinating look under the surface to make your experience even more spectacular too.
Known for its stunning cityscapes and cheap beer, lots of tourists flock to Prague for boozy breaks. Budwar, Pilsner Urquell and Staropramen are some of the most famous, but there are tons of cheap beer options and Czech beer is some of the best in the world. There are tons of cool pubs and bars all over the city meaning it’s easy to hop from place to place, all while taking in incredible European architecture. If you get time on your trip and fancy a break from the drinking and partying, you could hire a car one day and take a drive out of the city and further into the stunning Czech Republic. Expect to see mountains, lakes and woods and pass through ‘olde worlde’ traditional villages and towns.
The next time you’re planning a special occasion, why not consider travelling to one of these places to party?