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10 Best Girls Trip Destinations for Nightlife

Find the best location to vacation at for your next girl's trip. Explore locations specifically tailored to some notable nightlife events. Learn more.

By Hannah Purvis

It’s finally happening. You decided to act on the ideas in the group chat and now the girls’ trip planning has begun. We’re here to help you and your girlfriends plan a fun-filled trip inspired by the country’s best places for nightlife. So here’s all the inspiration you need to have a wild and lively vacation, no matter where you decide to go.

Below are a few of our favorite places to eat, drink, and dance until the early hours. We hope you’ll enjoy them just as much as we do and that you and your friends have a memorable vacation (or better yet, a trip you can’t quite remember).

Some of the best locations include:

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Miami, FL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Austin, TX
  • Key West, FL
  • Nashville, TN
  • San Diego, CA

silhouette of three woman with hands on the air while dancing during sunset
Photo by Levi Guzman

Let’s Go Girls

1. Las Vegas

We can’t talk about nightlife without starting off with one of the most popular party destinations in the country — Las Vegas! Ideal for a girls’ trip full of partying, Vegas is geared up to keep you entertained from the moment you step foot on the strip! With star studded day time pool parties, a wide variety of nightly entertainment from various performers, and the infamous Las Vegas Boulevard, there’s a range of activities to choose from to keep the festivities going all night long.


  • Zouk
  • Omnia
  • Hakkasan


  • The Peppermill
  • Bardot Brasserie
  • Sparrow + Wolf


  • Oak & Ivy
  • The Laundry Room
  • The Golden Tiki

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2. Miami

Well known as a spring break party spot and popular bachelorette beach destination, Miami certainly knows how to have a good time. When visiting, you’ll be exposed to scenic rooftop bars, wild nightlife, and the tastiest Cuban sandwiches you’ll ever eat.


  • LIV Miami
  • Basement
  • Story


  • Mango’s Tropical Cafe
  • Jaguar Sun
  • Cafe La Trova


  • Oasis Wynwood
  • Airmail Miami
  • Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.

miami street at night
Photo by: Ryan on Unsplash

3. Los Angeles

The City of Angels is perfect for sightseeing during the day and hitting the town once the sun goes down. Plus, in this trendy location, you have the unique chance to run into celebrities while out and about.


  • Academy LA
  • Avalon Hollywood
  • Hyde Sunset Los Angeles


  • Avant Garden Bistro L.A
  • Calabra
  • The Hideaway


  • Macleod Ale Brewing Co.
  • Apotheke
  • Desert 5 spot

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Photo by: Sterling Davis

4. New York

We absolutely love the idea of taking a girls’ trip to New York City! Especially if you visit in the winter, the city feels magical and offers no shortage of after-dark activities. Whether you’d prefer to hit a trendy nightclub, like Tao, or grab some cocktails and see a Broadway show, you’ll have a memorable trip that will be hard to top.


  • Tao, Chelsea
  • Lavo
  • House of Yes


  • Deux Chats
  • Oiji Mi
  • Jolene


  • Little Sister, East Village
  • Paul’s Baby Grand
  • Acme

times square NYC at night
Photo by: Andreas Kruck

5. San Francisco

Tucked into the beautiful California Bay Area, San Francisco may not be the top of mind for a girls’ trip destination.

However, the area offers a unique style of local nightlife that may just make you want to pack your bags and move to the city. Top that with gorgeous sightseeing during the day and you’ll have an itinerary packed to the brim!


  • Elbo Room San Francisco
  • The Great Northern
  • Bruno’s San Francisco


  • The Mill
  • Marlena
  • Ancora


  • Madrone Art Bar
  • Smuggler’s Cove
  • Trick Dog

islet in the middle of body of water
Photo by: Jesse Collins

6. Chicago

Chicago is home to amazing cocktail bars and top-notch dining. Opt for something even more unique and visit one of the city’s prohibition-era-inspired speakeasies.


  • Electric Hotel
  • Disco
  • Smart Bar


  • Bambola
  • Alpana
  • Eden


  • Blind Barber (Speakeasy)
  • Tony’s Rooftop Bar
  • Nine Bar

chicago street at night
Photo by: Wei Zeng

7. Austin

Austin is a popular nightlife destination for a reason. If you’re a fan of live music, this city takes the cake for its venues, geared toward popular and aspiring musicians of all genres. Start the night off with mouth watering local bar-be-que, catch some blues, then end the night learning to line dance at one of the many late-night digs.


  • Summit Rooftop Lounge
  • Barbarella
  • The Continental Club (Blues Club)


  • Garrison
  • Salt & Time
  • Barley Swine


  • Honey Moon Spirit Lounge
  • DrinkWell
  • Higher Ground

mural of woman in downtown austin
Photo by: Cosmic Timetraveler

8. Key West

A girls’ trip to sunny Key West Florida sounds just my speed. If you’re a fan of warm weather and sandy beaches, this laid-back nightlife spot may be exactly what you’re looking for. With local favorites such as Captain Tony’s Saloon — eat, drink, and party like a local.


  • Aqua Bar and Nightclub
  • Sidebar Key West
  • Green Parrot Bar


  • Smokin’ Tuna Saloon
  • Sandy’s Cafe
  • Thirsty Mermaid


  • Captain Tony’s Saloon
  • Lagerheads
  • Schooner Wharf Bar

key west shore line at dusk
Photo by: Richard Sagredo

9. Nashville

Nashville — AKA ‘home of the girls’ trip’ — has risen in popularity for bachelorette parties and wild getaways in recent years. With amazing live music venues and out-of-the-box activities, such as party buses tailored towards drinking and dancing, it’s easy to see why!

Nightclubs/Performance Venues

  • Station Inn
  • House of Cards
  • Wildhorse Saloon


  • Acme Feed & Seed
  • Edley’s Bar-B-Que
  • Etch


  • Layla’s Honky Tonk
  • L.A Jackson
  • Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge

man playing guitar
Photo by: Hari Nandakumar

10. San Diego

Hugging the Southern California coast, San Diego is the perfect combination of lively and relaxed. Serving up trendy nightclubs and upscale bars, alongside cozy local restaurants, and ample outdoor activities, visitors will enjoy the juxtaposition of lavish services in a laid back setting.


  • Parq
  • Fluxx
  • RoofTop600


  • Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters
  • Zama
  • The Waverly


  • Wormwood
  • Noble Experiment
  • The Pendry

san diego coastal highway
Photo by: Matthew Hamilton

Who's Ready to Party?

We sure are! Does one of these exciting nightlife destinations sound like the perfect fit for your next girls’ trip? Tag us on Instagram and let us know which spot you chose.
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