Whilst beach attractions and shopping opportunities frequently top the list of what people look for in their holiday destinations, more people are seeing a city’s entertainments as being the main factor when deciding to book their flights.

New York

New York has long been given the label of ‘the city that never sleeps’. And whilst trendy Williamsburg and the Lower East Side are pretty cool, the centre of Manhattan has become increasingly gentrified to the point that people are starting to look elsewhere their night-time entertainment.

New York City skyline

Las Vegas

Thankfully Las Vegas is on hand as the self-declared ‘entertainment capital of the world’ as a result of its 24-hour offerings of glitzy casinos, dubious cabaret attractions, and a pretty good variety of clubbing options.

Las Vegas skyline the strip


However when it comes to gambling, it’s the Chinese enclave of Macau that tops the list. This casino gaming mecca attracts millions of people from all over the world thanks to iconic casinos like the Grand Lisboa, and with a brief mention in Lucky Nugget Casino’s list of top gambling destinations, that number is only going to grow.

Galaxy hotel Macau


Those looking for other illicit pleasures should definitely held to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Whilst its famous Red Light District is a weed-soaked haze that attracts hordes of stag parties, it’s actually a pretty relaxed city and there’s always something cool to discover.

Amsterdam Netherlands houses


Many hipsters have made Berlin their entertainment hotspot. Thanks to a strong reputation for tolerance, it’s built up an enviable selection of 24-hour dance clubs, whilst the famous Bei Schlawinchen bar hasn’t closed for over 30 years!

Berlin Skyline


Those looking for great beer with a touch of sophistication should head to Copenhagen that offers an endless range of fashionable bars and artisan eateries that may come with an extravagant price tag, but when coupled with legendary music venues like Vega it shows why this Danish city has such a great nightlife.

Copenhagen Denmark

Rio de Janeiro

But for a true musical adventure, it’s best to head to Rio de Janeiro. As well as the famous carnival, the samba halls of the Lapa district are filled every weekend with thousands of Brazilians showing how much this nation loves to dance.

Baía de Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Baía de Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


Whilst it’s tough to leave out other nightlife hotspots such as Barcelona, London and New Orleans, we have to mention how Bangkok has managed to become the world’s most visited city thanks to its cutting-edge dance scene, go-go bars and plenty of beer. And whilst it lacks the casino games of many other party capitals, it’s clear that Bangkok is the one to beat!

Bangkok by night