For single guys, going on vacation is all about creating the best time possible no matter where - but it helps to be in a city that will enhance that feeling. The prime vacation spots for bachelors need a good combination of scenery, things to do and of course, great nightlife.
These 10 cities across the world are key magnets for single guys looking for the vacation of their lives.
1. Montreal, Canada
The second largest municipality by population in Canada, Montreal is often referred to as the “Paris of North America” and takes its name from the three-peaked Mount Royal Hill in the midst of the city. Whether it’s a balmy summer or a snow-swept winter, Montreal is an attractive metropolis and a veritable playground for single guys. Part of that lies in a sizzling nightlife scene. Rue St. Denis is the city’s busiest street that cuts through the city and home to several bars and lounges in Old Montreal and other neighborhoods. Another destination is the Rue Ste. Catherine, which divides downtown Montreal in two and is home not only to the University of Montreal but also a bevy of nightclubs and jazz clubs. Speaking of jazz, the Montreal International Jazz Festival is a major drawing point to the city every summer.
2. Las Vegas, Nevada
For many across the world, Las Vegas is billed as “Sin City” and you get a taste of why the moment you land at this hotspot in Nevada’s Mojave Desert. For decades it has been a prime party capital and for single guys it’s no exception. There are a slew of hotels situated on and nearby the famed Las Vegas Strip that fit anyone’s price range from the Golden Nugget to the Aria, and it even includes some unique favorites such as the Luxor with its striking Egyptian pyramid structure and the Hooters Hotel and Casino, inspired by the popular restaurant chain complete with the waitresses. If you’re in the mood to party with your guys, the day parties are the place to do so. Some of the best include Wet Republic, which takes place at the MGM Grand Hotel’s seven acre pool complex and has featured DJ’s like Steve Aoki spinning as you indulge in frosty beverages while sitting at a 95-foot (28.96 m) marble topped bar.
Another day party of note is the Marquee Club at the Cosmopolitan, which is held at their swimming pool year-round and has eight cabanas with their own infinity pools. You can’t visit Vegas without trying your luck at any of the plethora of casinos - one key event to check out is the annual World Series Of Poker Tournament. When night falls, the Strip buzzes with excitement thanks to an array of prominent nightclubs like Hakkasan at the MGM Grand, XS at the Wynn Encore and 1OAK at The Mirage.
3. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a magical metropolis, regarded as one of the finest cities in Europe and across the world. For those single guys looking to expand their horizons, Barcelona is also a great place to do so in style. To begin with, it’s a magnet for single travelers from everywhere who utilize the numerous hotels and hostels throughout the city. One main spot to stay in if possible is along La Rambla, which is a major pedestrian thoroughfare in the city and sees a great deal of activity from sunrise to well past sunset.
Those who are avid sports fans will no doubt want to head over to the famed Camp Nou, the home of the storied F.C. Barcelona soccer team to join with close to 100,000 other fans. Art lovers will truly enjoy themselves here with museums like the Fundacio Joan Miro and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and can take advantage of tours that highlight the architectural wonders of natives like Antonio Gaudi. When it’s time to savor the nightlife, single guys will find that Barcelona isn’t lacking whatsoever in that department. The people in Spain view bars as a routine part of an enjoyable life, and travelers will find many to chat up interesting people in such as the Sor Rita on the Plaça Reial, and the
Mosquito Sunset Club which offers delectable tapas and smooth jazz.
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Known as Ciudad Maravillhiosa, or the Marvelous City, Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s most popular city. It’s an ideal spot for single guys because of its year-round tropical climate, especially in their summer season that lasts from November to March. The city has a richly vibrant air, which is exemplified during Carnival, the biggest of its kind in the world which first started in 1723 and at times sees 2 million people taking part over the five days that it’s held. Aside from Carnival, another attractive destination in the city are its beaches including the storied Ipanema Beach with its incandescent view of Sugarloaf Mountain in the distance. The nightlife here is legendary, exemplified through certain places that are sure to be a hit for single male travelers. One such place is the Circo Voador, a club that showcases the best of Brazil’s musical talent as well as a venue that hosts popular global music artists in the Lapa district. Another venue of note is the Aconchego Carioca, a charming bar near the historic Maracana football stadium.
5. Miami, Florida
This southern US city has become synonymous with sun and fun, welcoming millions of visitors each year, largely thanks to the Port of Miami which is the largest port for cruise ships in the world. Single guys won’t be bored here, beginning with their stay since there’s quite a few vacation rentals they can take advantage of in addition to posh hotels such as The Fountainbleu and the SLS. The nightlife is lurid and festive with clubs that are all about making sure their guests party hard. A couple of prime spots are at The Clevelander on South Beach, and the STORY Nightclub. If partying during the day is more your speed, Miami is all about that life. Get started at Wet Willies right on Ocean Drive, which serves up frozen daiquiris with a kick. Another good location to visit is the Delano Beach Club, where bachelors will find plenty of beautiful company to hang out with. A prime time during the year to visit is during December, when the city hosts the annual last leg of the international arts festival known as Art Basel.
6. Bangkok, Thailand
The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok has a distinct allure that is a combination of grace and high energy, one that draws single guys to it in droves. For one thing, it’s a prime place to meet women from the region, in addition to those from there who make up part of the city’s population of 10 million. It’s also a central travel hub for those who’d like to hit the beaches at Koh Samui or Pattaya or to visit the North like Chiang Mai. There’s a bevy of cultural sights to take in, and getting around whether by boat on the city’s canals or by light rail throughout the streets isn’t a hassle. The nightlife here is world-renowned - there are those elements of it that make this a magnet for those interested in adult escapades which are present but not openly promoted by officials. Outside of that, there’s a few nightclubs where groups of single guys can check out to party such as the Vertigo at Banyan Tree which offers a spectacular view of the city at night from its rooftop space and the Route 66 nightclub on the popular Royal City Avenue which is one of the city’s most raucous spots.
7. London, England
London is ideal for those single guys who prefers urban travel adventures. The capital city of the United Kingdom drips with culture reflected in the many sights to be seen there such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben to name a couple. One activity that solo travelers can experience is to dine in some of the various supper clubs that feature premium cuisine in the city in unique settings like The Underground Supper Club which offers a 7-course meal on a restored tube carriage from London’s subway system. Another great activity to partake in some shopping, be it on Oxford Street or Carnaby Street. As for the nightlife, London has an excellent club scene represented by old standards like the Ministry of Sound and new favorites like the storybook-like aesthetic found in sketch. And for those who enjoy a good pint, the city has a slew of pubs like the Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar in the posh Shoreditch district and Sager and Wilde over in the Hackney area which is comfortable for friendly crowds.
8. Bogota, Colombia
This South American city has taken pains to showcase more than the crime-riddled parts of its past and has stood out as a pleasurable destination for single guys looking for a good time in a great locale. There is a great deal of passion in Bogota, which can be felt in different ways. One such area lies in the art scene there, brought forth by museums like the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum as well as a graffiti walking tour throughout the city. Gourmands will definitely enjoy the dining scene in Bogota which runs the gamut from street food vendors to elite restaurants that serve national staples like arepas and ajiaco. And for those who like to meet new people in a pastoral environment, many encounters with new people can be had cycling through the 400 acres (161.87 hectares) of Simon Bolivar Central Park and the rest of the city - Bogota has over 186.41 miles (300 kilometers) of established bike routes.
9. Goa, India
This state on the western coast of India is a vibrant area that’s been a key destination for those looking to have a trip with a mixture of serene landscapes, culture and good vibes. Single guys who venture to Goa will fall head over heels for the pristine beaches found here as well as the year-long tropical climate. This is a great setting for those looking to get into some water sports like riding jet skis and sharing banana boat rides. It’s also a chance to visit any of the various beach parties that take place which are headlined by popular DJ’s. Within the city, travelers will get an opportunity to view many religious structures from both the Hindu and Christian faiths as they walk around. If you’re feeling lucky, there’s a few casinos in town including the Deltin Royale which is a floating casino ship just offshore on the Mandovi River.
10. Dublin, Ireland
It’s fair to say that single guys who aim to travel to Dublin will find a great deal to enjoy. Aside from the vast amount of pubs where one can wet their whistle, there’s a rich tapestry of history that holds the city together seen through its famed literary achievements and a robust music scene that has given birth to stalwarts like U2. A major drawing point of Dublin is that it has entrenched itself as a city for the young, with half of its citizens being 25 and under which means there’s going to be a multitude of new and hopefully lifelong friends to meet while there. Sports fans will be joyous here - Dubliners love their football and it’s another topic to meet others over at the pub or craic on any given weekend day.
Final tips for single guys before booking their trips
Before you’re ready to jet out with your buddies to any of these cities, it is a good idea to take a look at any tours that may be available whether you’re traveling alone or in a group. Many cities have these tours available either online or through the particular hotel you may be staying in. No matter what you may be into, the main focus as a single guy is to really enjoy your status while meeting new and lovely company while enjoying all that a different city has to offer.
This article was originally published on Oct 25, 2017
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