With spring break on the horizon, it’s time to start planning where you’ll go to make this your most memorable spring break ever. Luckily, we’ve pulled together a list of the best party towns in the United States so that you can get your planning started, no matter where you live or what you’re looking for.
New Orleans, LA
Make a beeline for Bourbon Street when you arrive in New Orleans. The street is the city’s party central, where Southern hospitality will keep your glass full and your group happy at all hours.
Miami is famous for its party scene, especially in tony South Beach. Hotel rooftop bars like the Standard get wild once the night starts, and you can take your pick from an abundance of clubs right along the strip, all of which will keep you busy until the wee hours.
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas is arguably the biggest party city in America. An endless array of nighttime pursuits is available, many of which won’t even require you to leave your hotel. So, whether you’re into gambling, clubbing, or simply hanging out poolside with drinks, Vegas has you covered.
Nashville is one of the hottest cities in the country right now. The abundance of live country music venues and bars sprinkled throughout the city should have you dancing until the early hours of the morning. And there’s nothing like the famous Pancake Pantry to pick you back up again after a long night out.
Austin is famous for its live music scene, which is commonly regarded as one of the best in the world. Start your night by bar-hopping on Sixth Street, and then progress to a concert from there. And remember, pretty much anything should go in a city whose unofficial motto is “Keep Austin Weird.”
New York, NY
If you like to party with a side of serious style, New York City is the option for you. Hit up hot spots like 11 Howard, Paul’s Casablanca, and the Jane to party with top designers, models, fashion editors, and celebrities. Things get going late and go until early in the morning, so plan your days accordingly.
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles is an excellent choice for those who want to balance their partying with a bit of zen. Make friends with houses in the stunning Hollywood Hills to party the night away, and then hit up chill Venice the next morning for a spot of yoga before getting the party going again with margaritas on the patio at Oscar’s.
South Padre Island, TX
This tiny island off the coast of Texas packs a big punch for students looking for an unforgettable spring break. South Padre Island’s spring break is famous for its daytime parties, poolside and beachside, with top-notch DJs and drinks. The likes of Steve Aoki and Machine Gun Kelly regularly spin, making the island a great choice for fans of electronica and dance music.
Panama City, FL
Besides the obvious fun to be had on its beaches, spring break in Panama City centers around Club La Vela, which has room for 6,000 club-goers to dance and party throughout 11 themed rooms. The party gets going around 10 in the morning and goes until early the next morning.