Some people love to party, at home or on vacation, and the world has some fantastic party destinations.

You wake up covered in god knows what, on a couch you’ve never seen before in your life. The sun is shining brightly into your eyes and you can’t remember what happened last night, or how you got to where you are this morning.

If you’re looking for a getaway that’s all about partying, these are some of the hottest destinations across the globe to do just that.


Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana is the location for the most legendary New Year's celebration on the planet. There's no better place in Rio to ring in the New Year than Copacabana beach. Millions of happy revelers, magnificent fireworks displays, live bands, music and a sparkling of Rio magic make for a truly memorable night. Copacabana´s beach bars have come a long way since the turn of the millennium, when they were little more than a collection of yellow-roofed kiosks serving beer and caipirinhas to tourists lounging on plastic chairs. The nightlife scene in Rio is varied and interesting, with some major clubs at the upper end of the price bracket playing trance music, while there are some great smaller clubs to be found in the Zona Sul district of the city. For those looking for an alternative way to spend the evening, going to one of Rio's Samba clubs is a great party, with excellent dancing and a wonderful vibe, with most of these clubs in the Lapa district.

Whistler, Canada

Whistler is the British Columbia resort that ticks just about every box. Glacier, moguls, trees, couloirs, heli-skiing, snowboarding, seamless lift connections and smiling operatives. Plus five-star hotels, great shopping, spas, pubs and clubs. It’s a big place of 10,000 inhabitants with a young crowd of workers and good-timers of every stripe. The party scene is always lively, with a colourful, exuberant peak in late January for the Pride and Ski Festival. Whether you’re a looking for a full-on nightclub freak-out, or just up for a few beers with your mates, you’ll find somewhere to slake your thirst. There are lots of options for party goers looking for a rowdy dance party, as well as sophisticated lounges and bars for the upwardly mobile looking to sip a quiet cocktail.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, one of the most famous Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, is best known world-wide for its incomparable natural beauty and glamorous lifestyle. This cosmopolitan island mostly attracts young people from all over the world due to its famous wild party scene. There are several seaside bars that party all day and night long, especially on the southern coast of the island, while the town also offers a non-stop party atmosphere. Mykonos will give you the opportunity to experience an abundance of awesome beach bars, most of them lying on the famous Super Paradise Beach. Along with the wild beach party scene, Mykonos has an abundance of peaceful beaches to relax on, fascinating religious sites and archaeological monuments to explore.

Las Vegas, United States

Few cities assault the senses like Las Vegas. Nicknamed Sin City, Las Vegas hosts some of the best pool parties during the day and bustling clubs where you can party for hours on end at night whilst playing the slots. The strip is packed full of fashion, risque nightlife and glamorous casino resorts with endless gambling and, of course, annual pool parties. Some of the world's most riotous nightclubs reside in the city's luxury hotels and casinos. DJs from around the world treat Sin City visitors to bumping beats all night long and the city hosts tons of viewing parties where you can catch all of the football action.

Koh Phangan, Thailand

The massive full moon party takes place on a stretch of beach on Koh Phangan island in Thailand. Each month, on the night of the full moon, thousands of people come from all over the world to partake in the festivities and dance all night long. Many swear up and down that the full moon party is the be all and end all of beach parties in Thailand. There is a very wide spectrum of music ranging from trance, to drum and bass, and reggae to carry you through until the sun rises the next day.

Pag, Croatia

If a holiday of partying it up at night and relaxing by day on the beautiful Adriatic coastline sounds like the thing for you, you should definitely consider paying the island of Pag a visit. During the summer months, there are several festivals which take place here, including Croatia Rocks, Electro Beach, and Hideout. If you like big summer parties with famous DJs, you’ll probably get hooked dancing the night away at one of these. Think about it – days spent lazing in the sun, chilling on a boat, swimming, water sports, checking out the sights, before night falls and the music gets louder.

Cancun, Mexico

Popular with university and college for spring break vacation, Cancun is a city in southeastern Mexico and serves up parties like no other destination. It might just be time to rethink your definition of party before you come here because, and consider this a warning, the party literally never stops! World-renowned fishing, diving and snorkeling, archeological sites dating back thousands of years, a balmy tropical weather climate and water sports galore…this is Cancun! There really is something for everyone in Cancun so whether you’re a solo traveller or visiting in the group, you are guaranteed a good time. 

Tel Aviv, Israel

With its sultry Mediterranean climate, seaside location, hedonistic vibe and young, international population, it’s no surprise Tel Aviv is known as the party capital of the Middle East. On most weekends, you can club-hop and dance nonstop from Thursday night until Saturday evening among the young, hip and beautiful people in the city’s clubs. An international crowd joins Israelis for a mixed bag of funk, pop, house and techno at the city's dozens of entertainment hotspots.

Odessa, Ukraine

Ukraine’s Black Sea coastal town of Odessa. Known for its rich cultural heritage, today it’s becoming recognised for its burgeoning underground scene. Take the city’s raving locals, mix them with adventurous foreigners and infuse maniacal vacationers and you’ve just created the most beautiful concoction of partiers anywhere in Ukraine. The highest concentration of clubs is along the shore with most pubs and bars dotting an already rich entertainment landscape in the historic centre.

Gold Coast, Australia

From theme parks to shopping, and surfing to ancient rainforest, the Gold Coast's star attraction is its beaches, including the world-renowned stretch of sand at Surfers Paradise. Beyond the beaches, discover laid-back neighbourhoods, a booming culinary scene and the Gold Coast's famous adventure parks: Sea world, Dream world and Movie world. With a host of stylish pubs, clubs and lounge bars on offer, Surfers Paradise is no doubt the most exciting precinct on the Gold Coast.The main party area is centred around the Surfer’s Paradise suburb of the city. There are countless clubs here, all open late and all playing the latest floor fillers.