Do you feel like living it up on your next vacation? While a nice relaxing retreat can certainly be refreshing, a fun-filled, thrilling getaway can be just as rejuvenating. From the hot desert of Las Vegas to the progressive streets of Amsterdam, there are plenty of wonderfully wild vacation spots around the world. Think about visiting one of these exciting destinations the next time you feel like being the life of the party.
1. Las Vegas
There’s a reason they call this place Sin City. Las Vegas has all kinds of fun and wild temptations. The entire strip lights up every night with calls from clubs, casinos and more. Flashing neon lights and thousands of visitors looking to let loose make this one of the easiest places to get your wild side on. Whether you want to dress to the nines for a night club or dress down to your tiniest bikini for the parade of beautiful bodies at the pool, Las Vegas has plenty of sex appeal. Plus, it’s a great place to take risks, something that casinos and quickie wedding chapels make quite clear. Enjoy a breathtaking show, visit one of the more scandalous nightclubs or gamble the night away in Vegas – after all, what happens here, stays here.
This Spanish city is a paradise for those who love to dance their hearts out at the club. Many of the world’s best DJs spin at Privilege, the world’s largest club which is located on the island. Dozens of other famous clubs can be found here, many of which feature special attractions like fire eaters, go-go dancers or foam dance floors. Find partiers out till noon the next day and ready for more at a second’s notice. This is an especially popular destination to hear certain music genres, including house, trance, techno and EDM. The summer is by far the best time to visit this legendary center of club music, with popular DJs and bands playing throughout the season.
There’s something unique about Miami’s wild scene. With millions of beautiful people spending their hot days sweating on the beach and nights packed into the hottest clubs, there’s certainly a lot of great people-watching in this city. But you won’t be able to resist getting in on the fun for long. There’s a bit of a sexy vibe here thanks to the World Erotic Art Museum, the annual EXXXotica Expo and the nude beach at Bal Harbour. In addition, there’s a sense of abandon at the popular nightclubs where patrons dance the night away while sipping on fancy cocktails. In Miami, the spicy Latin flavor extends to more than just its local cuisine.
This beautiful city has an undeniable European charm. But in addition to historic buildings and quaint canals, Amsterdam also boasts quite the party culture. As opposed to nightclubs or beaches, visitors to this wild city can spend their time roaming the famed Red Light district, where prostitution is legal and boasts little of the stigma found in the United States. Meanwhile, other partiers can enjoy a bit of marijuana at one of the many local cafes. It’s legality in the city makes it another prime destination for those who like to try new and exciting things.
5. Rio de Janeiro
While New Orleans certainly has its drawn, Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival festival has just as wild a reputation. Millions flock to this city to enjoy its voracious culture that loves everything colorful, beautiful, sexy and fun. The Carnival festival is certainly a highlight; considered to be the biggest carnival in the world, this festival dates back to the 1700s and includes exciting floats and dancers as well as partying attendees. The city is surely wild enough on its own year-round, however, with plenty of steamy beaches and a reputation for open prostitution. Many visitors and locals take a short nap in the evening to prepare for the crazy nights on the town, which usually don’t start until after midnight.
Like Ibiza, Mykonos is another popular island destination for a wild getaway. This Greek isle attracts young and beautiful from all over the world, and is particularly gay-friendly. Scenic beaches are packed with nearly nude (or completely nude) visitors ready to show off their fresh tan lines. And while the classic white architecture and crystal blue waters make for stunning and peaceful views, here the party starts as soon as the sun goes down. Clubs welcome the hottest DJs and patrons pack the place and dance till dawn every night of the week in the summer. In between beaches and clubs, visitors can be found zipping around the island of rented ATVs.
Check out some of these wild and crazy vacation destinations the next time you feel like letting loose. From parties to beaches to clubs, these thrilling cities are sure to make for memorable getaways.