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Some people travel the world looking for cultural enrichment or to see as many incredible natural vistas as possible. Some people travel the world because they want to have a good time!

If that’s the case then you should be choosing a travel destination that knows how to party. Some cities are famous for their lively nightclubs, all-night beach parties, or lively dance festivals.

New research from Nightlife Party Guide has uncovered the world’s best party destinations.

Here are the 7 cities that have the best nightlife in the world for travelers:

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Ibiza, Spain

It would be impossible to pick just one party location in Ibiza. The whole island is known as the party capital of the world.

The world’s best DJs will travel to Ibiza to play sets to huge crowds each year and iconic nightclubs such as Pacha and Amnesia are famous for their crowd-pleasing beats.

But if you want to party in Ibiza you need to travel to the island at the right time of year. The party season in Ibiza starts in May and ends in October, but the peak is July and August. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, why not visit in September to enjoy the legendary season closing parties?

A DJ at a beach party in Ibiza.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Some people think of the beaches and the cultural attractions when they think of Rio De Janeiro. But if you visit the city in February you’re in for a non-stop party.

During Carnival in February the entire city turns into a party destination. You will find people singing and dancing in the street in giant blocos (street parties) and the atmosphere is unrivaled.

No matter what time of year you visit, you’re almost guaranteed a good time if you visit party hotspots such as the clubs Rio Scenarium and Fosfobox.

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Dancers at Carnival in Rio de Janerio.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is famous for its Christmas markets, its museums, and its respectful and fascinating monuments to WWII. But if you like techno music then there’s also no better place to party.

There’s never a bad time to party in Berlin, so whether you’re visiting Germany for the winter markets or the summer outdoor activities, you can carve out time to visit Berlin’s many nightclubs. But during the summer months, there are many outdoor techno parties and music festivals to enjoy too.

The greatest techno club in Berlin is Berghain but their door policy can be selective. Watergate and Tresor are also not to be missed nightlife spots.

Party goers at Rave the Planet techno parade in Berlin.

New Orleans, U.S

There’s no better place for music lovers to visit than New Orleans. It is the birthplace of jazz music and every night is a party night here.

The most famous street in the city is Bourbon Street which is lined with bars and clubs. You’ll find live music in the city every night.

But if you want to party as hard as possible in New Orleans then the best time to visit is during Mardi Gras. This huge festival takes place annually in either February or March and sees musicians, dancers, and other celebrations take to the street. The atmosphere is exciting, celebratory, and slightly manic!

A party in New Orleans

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is famous for many things. Its cultural landmarks such as The Grand Palace and the Buddhist temples such as Wat Arun and Wat Pho. It’s vibrant street life. And its reputation for sex tourism.

But Bangkok is also a great place to party. You can eat and drink to your heart's content at the city’s bustling night markets or dance the night away in mega clubs such as the famous Route 66.

Backpackers can also enjoy lively and affordable bars and clubs on Khao San Road.

Partying in Bangkok

Las Vegas, U.S

Viva Las Vegas! The city is known as the party capital of America. People of all ages travel here just to have a good time.

The nightclubs and casinos of Las Vegas attract visitors from all over the world and decadence and excess are considered standard practice here. This isn't the place to visit if you're looking for an early night!

Las Vegas is a year-round party destination. There is no ‘quiet season’ here but the heat of the summer months can add to the fun if you’re interested in enjoying pool parties as part of your trip. Some of the best clubs in Las Vegas include Party at Omnia and Hakkasan.

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Mykonos, Greece

When you think of Greece your first instinct might not be to party. Greece is famous as one of the world’s oldest cultures and it boasts some of the world’s best beaches. But on the island of Mykonos upscale partying is the order of the day!

People travel from all over the world to experience the luxury beach parties and nightclubs of Mykonos.

The party season is best here during the summer months between June and September. Head to the beach for the best clubs, which are right on the sand. Scorpios and Paradise Club are considered the best of the best!

_A summer party in Mykonos, Greece

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