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World's best party towns

Born to party? Then make a beeline for these good-times cities

Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas baby, Vegas. If there’s one destination in the world where you know you’re in for a seriously big weekend, this is it. Stay at Encore by Wynn, party at megaclub Tryst downstairs and make sure you catch Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE show. Get there on Hawaiian Airlines.

Berlin, Germany

Thanks to the Love Parade and the city’s electric underground music scene, Berlin has been on the bucket list for party animals for decades. Drink at Reingold, a cool cocktail lounge run by the city’s best drinksmith, David Wiedemann; stay at the stylish Adina Hotel Berlin Hackescher Markt; and don’t miss walking the trail of the former Berlin Wall. Get there on British Airways.

Hong Kong

Come Rugby Sevens time or Halloween, Honkers offers wild weekends you won’t soon forget. But the beauty about this city is you can create your own crazy weekend by hitting its famous party streets, including Lan Kwai Fong, and the back streets of Wan Chai, where anything goes. Drink at Stormy Weather in LKF or Hurricanes in Wan Chai and bed down at the Renaissance Harbourview hotel just down the road. Get there on Cathay Pacific.

San Diego, California

In the Gaslamp District, you’ll find seemingly endless streets of bars that on weekends are always rammed, while out at Pacific Beach, the scene is laid-back in the day but rocking at night. Drink at the Ivy Rooftop downtown and the PB Ale House in Pacific Beach. Stay at Tower23 in PB or the Andaz San Diego downtown. Hawaiian Airlines will get you there.

Bali, Indonesia

Get out of Kuta: over in Seminyak is where Bali’s party is at thanks to not just classic clubs such as Ku De Ta, but the recent arrival of several top bars, restaurants and hotels, including Potato Head and the hip W Resort and Spa Bali – Seminyak, Time Out’s top tip for bedding down on the island, which is also home to a cool new club, Woobar. Get there on Garuda Indonesia.

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Updated on 25 Mar 2014.

By James Wilkinson   |  
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