Whether you’re planning upcoming birthdays, bachelorette bashes, anniversaries, or even where to ring in the new year, think big and check out the best cities in the U.S. to celebrate. Pack your dancing shoes and get ready for an unforgettable experience at any of these top celebration destinations.
Often called “Disney World for Adults,” Vegas is truly one of the best places to let your hair down for the weekend. Between the wild nightlife, great weather, and opportunities to win big at the casinos, it’s hard not to have a blast here. See one of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil shows, like O or The Beatles’ LOVE, or dance ‘til dawn at a nightclub — Foundation Room, XS, and Ghostbar are among the most popular. During the day, soak up some sun at a pool party at the Cosmopolitan’s Marquee.
Not only is it one of the most diverse cities in the country, but the food and drink here are top-notch. While you’ll certainly pay a premium to indulge, it’s well worth the expense to treat yourself on a special occasion. Foodies head to Gary Danko, Quince, and Kokkari Estiatorio for unforgettable dining experiences. Wine aficionados can also head out of town to Napa and Sonoma for the day and get a true taste of the region.
New York City
There’s no shortage of world-class entertainment, dining, and party options in The City That Never Sleeps. Snag tickets to a Broadway show, and dine beforehand at a nearby hotspot like Barbetta, Bar Americain, or DB Bistro Moderne. Save room for dessert and head to Serendipity III after the show and split one of their huge frozen hot chocolates or another delicious dessert.
Looking for glitz, glam, and a taste of the high life? L.A. is your answer. From high-end West Hollywood to fun and funky Venice Beach, there’s truly a scene for everyone here. If you love the nightlife and like to boogie, head to The Vault — which is housed in an old bank. The Mayan, a spicy three-story club, or Lure, which draws internationally-famous DJs. The local accommodations are also legendary. You’ll be old-school cool with a stay at the Chateau Marmont, The Beverly Hills Hotel, or the Hollywood Roosevelt.
They may as well have invented the word “party” here. Between the beautiful beach and beautiful people, it’s the spot to see and be seen. Shop and dine on chic Lincoln Road, which is home to popular sushi spot Doraku. You can’t go wrong with any of the clubs on Ocean Drive, but strict dress codes and exorbitant cover charges abound, so be prepared to pay up and dress up to rub elbows with the rich and fabulous.