Best Garden Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Best Garden Restaurants in Los Angeles

There’s no shortage of al fresco dining spots around Los Angeles, but not all of them are decorated with lush greenery in a natural setting. Dining with the background of a garden landscape can be romantic, sophisticated and magical with twinkling lights hanging from trees to set the mood. With warmer weather opening up your options for outdoor dining, stop into any of these restaurants for the best garden restaurants in Los Angeles views for your dining experience.




Plant Food + Wine

This Venice sanctuary is a staple in LA vegan community. If you happen to not be vegan, their extensive and tasteful variety of wines should be plenty to get you through the door. The outdoor community aesthetic is stellar and makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a little restaurant in the mountains.




The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel

This elegant hotel lounge and restaurant isn’t just for hotel VIPs, it’s also open to the public. If you’re in the market for a great date spot or somewhere to impress a potential client, The Polo Lounge is a great choice due to its scenic, outdoor garden atmosphere.




Cliffs Edge

Sitting down in this walled garden, you would never know that Sunset Blvd. is right on the other side of the hedge. Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake is a one-in-a-million space that serves modern American cuisine in a chic outdoor atmosphere.

Michaels

Michael’s is a true gem of Santa Monica that has stood the test of time. Recently the restaurant underwent a full makeover and the patio has never looked better with plenty of foliage and soft lighting, creating a truly magical look each night.

Sawyer

This Silver Lake hotspot is a hub for community activity. The light and airy atmosphere, indoor and out, is enough to make anybody want to strike up a conversation with the person at the next table. Sawyer’s vibe is infectious and beautiful with a green, open back patio that could put anybody in a cheery mood.

Yamashiro

This beautiful Japanese-based restaurant and lounge is a staple of luxury dining among Hollywood locals. A full Japanese garden dining setting overlooking Hollywood, a perfectly thought out and prepared menu, and an expert staff make Yamashiro an unforgettable experience.

The Little Door

Even though there are plenty of picturesque places to eat around Beverly Grove, The Little Door still manages to stand out. A light and airy garden atmosphere along with an innovative menu make The Little Door the perfect place for date night or just a fun dining experience.

Griffith Park Beer Gardens

If you’re interested in spending a casual warm night somewhere with a beautiful view of the sunset, this is definitely the spot for you. A great beer menu, charming Griffith Park location, and tasty food just a quick walk away make the Beer Gardens at Roosevelt Cafe a summer must.

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    Dance in the Desert at the Neon Carnival 2020

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    Neon Carnival

    Note: This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been postponed to the weekends of October 9th-11th and October 16th-18th due to safety measures taken regarding the COVID-19 virus. Check back here for updates on confirmed Coachella parties occurring during the rescheduled festival dates.

    Over the years, the annual Neon Carnival has blossomed into becoming one of Coachella’s most highly-coveted party wristbands. The A-list guest list limited to celebrities, influencers, and industry insiders creates an incredible night as guests indulge in carnival games, rides, and unforgettable live performances in the middle of the desert. This highly sought-after invite grants you exclusive access to experience the social event of the year at Neon Carnival 2020.

    NEON CARNIVAL 2020 – POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER

    Coachellas most highly-coveted party wristbands




    Weekend Three Announced

    The carnival has typically been held for one night only late on the Saturday night of Coachella weekend one each year, but has recently expanded to include a second day of revelry. Partygoers can now also attend during the unofficial “weekend three,” which coincides with Goldenvoice’s other Indio festival Stagecoach.




    Neon Carnival presented by Levis and Bondi Sands

    The carnival is managed by nightlife impresario Brent Bolthouse—the creative behind Santa Monica and Huntington Beach’s well-admired Bungalow bars, set to open their third location in Long Beach. His impact in the industry spans decades, leading his company Bolthouse Productions to continuously impress with their creativity, detail, and knack for orchestrating a good time.

    In the early Neon Carnival days, the party was an even more exclusive indoor event at the Barker Hangar in Thermal, CA. It was a party fully-stocked with Hollywood elites as a private place to escape to after the festival with only a few-hundred guests on the invite list. The outdoor carnival aspect didn’t come into play until 2010, inspired by another of Bolthouse’s famous private parties held at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Each year the Neon Carnival has grown, with the event switching locations in 2018 to HITS Desert Horse Park, a larger space for an increased guest list of 8,000 attendees. The new guest list has expanded even further for 2020 after the addition of a second night.




    A-List Attendees

    Past Neon Carnival events are well-known for drawing in a kaleidoscope of A-listers. It may be no surprise that attendees have included regular clubgoers like Drake, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Paris Hilton, but when Hollywood royalty like Leonardo Dicaprio and Clint Eastwood also show up for the festivities, the carnival’s status is cemented as being the best of the best.

    The Neon Carnival is an invite-only event.

    The big question hopeful attendees have each year is, “How do you get a wristband?” Bolthouse cites close-knit industry relationships as being the number one source for the guest list. Invites go out to talent agencies, record labels, and the numerous nightlife connections Bolthouse has developed over the years. The curated selection of invitees are given a time and place for advanced check-in where they pick up their wristbands in Los Angeles within the weeks prior to the event. The 2019 event marked the first year the check-in location was made to feel like a party itself, with a red carpet, photo station, complimentary beverages and a lounge space for guests waiting in line for their wristbands.

    Neon Carnival Access

    With its 2019 expansion, the brand has opened up the attendee pool by allowing potential guests to request guestlist access on the Neon Carnival website. Invites are still be given at the discretion of Bolthouse Productions, with influencers and highly-followed Instagram accounts likely to receive priority. According to Bolthouse himself, anyone with a dream of waltzing into the event is best off getting to know him personally through one of his many bar and nightlife ventures.

    The Neon Carnival 2020 event will likely bring back their resident DJ performers along with guest performers to take the stage. You won’t miss out on any Coachella acts as the Carnival is always held after the closing artist has ended. Neon Carnival has never been directly affiliated with the festival and has always been an event for post-Coachella, which has helped cultivate a friendship rather than competition between the two events.

    Whether you’re one of the lucky invited guests, or a spectator hoping to make it to the list one day, excitement continues to mount as all eyes will be on the Neon Carnival this Coachella season. Its 11th installment will be sure to bring new surprises as guests party until the sun comes up at one of the hottest social events of the year.

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      Experience Elegance at the Most Luxurious Hotels in NYC

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      Luxury Hotels in NYC

      New York City has a history of helping to define modern fashion, business, and luxury. You’ll have plenty of activities to do and places to see in this bustling metropolis, and a luxury hotel stay will make for an elegant experience during your visit. To help you choose the best of the best during your next trip to the Big Apple, take a look at how to vacation in style at the most luxurious hotels in NYC.




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      The St. Regis in New York

      Located at the heart of midtown Manhattan, The St. Regis in New York is one of the top-rated hotels in the city, and for good reason. The St. Regis prides itself on their sophisticated setting, friendly staff, great views of the skyline and a large variety of guest amenities. If you’re looking to indulge in a lavish stay, the St. Regis is sure to surpass your expectations.




      Baccarat Hotel New York

      Whether you prefer old or new, Paris or New York, you’ll find it all at the Baccarat Hotel New York located right next to Central Park. The hotel, which opened in 2015, includes French and modern-American architecture and design blended together in perfect harmony to create a dreamlike atmosphere.




      The Peninsula New York

      The Peninsula New York has often been referred to as a “cocoon of peace and quiet” among the everyday hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue. With an award-winning spa and health club, a beautiful rooftop terrace and elegant rooms, it’s easy to see why critics rave about this top hotel destination.

      Mandarin Oriental, New York

      This Asian-inspired luxury hotel can be found on the 35th floor of the Time Warner building, and offers 244 rooms, each with an incredible view of a different part of the city. The Mandarin Oriental hotel can be described only as luxury in the sky, with high-end accommodations such as Italian linens and an incredible spa. Spanning 14,500 square feet, it includes everything from a lap pool to full body natural spa treatments.

      The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

      The Ritz in New York City sits right along the south side of Central Park placing you in the middle of one of the most highly-coveted locations in the city. The views of the park alone are enough to attract most guests, but you’ll also be impressed by this 5-star luxury hotel offering perks like deep-soaking tubs, a wonderfully tasty bistro and a full luxury spa.

      Park Hyatt New York

      As a part of the towering One57 building, Park Hyatt New York has views that would put the highrises of Dubai to shame. This hotel brings a whole new meaning to the word luxury with espresso makers in every room and unique furniture and decor. They have embraced the latest in luxury hospitality technology to include televisions in the bathroom mirrors and relaxing rain showers giving you a tranquil break from exploring the city during your Park Hyatt stay.

      The Towers at Lotte New York Palace

      This Midtown East icon of luxury living offers incredible views of the city, guest services that go above and beyond, ample accommodations and much more. The hotel’s prime location means Rockefeller Center and Times Square are just a brief walk away. Fireplaces in each room, a 24-hour gym and spa and full butler service are also perks you can expect when you stay at The Towers.

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        Sip and Savor at the Best Wine Bars in LA

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        Best Wine Bars in Los Angeles

        Good wine can be easy to find, but enjoying an exceptional wine can be an unforgettable experience. With plenty of wine lovers in the Los Angeles area, the number of wine-dedicated establishments has risen to accommodate the ever-growing hobby. Whether you’re stopping in for happy hour or getting cozy during date night, there are a number of places you can visit to get unique and rare wines that will please your palate. If you’re a love of a great white or tasty red, check out some of the best wine bars in LA.




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        Heritage Fine Wines

        Placed in a prime Beverly Hills location, one might think Heritage Fine Wines would be a place only limited to wine professionals or knowledgeable connoisseurs, but that’s simply not true. Heritage Fine Wines does an incredible job of making all their guests feel welcomed with a staff that’s always happy to give you a few wine tips if you need it.




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        A.O.C.

        A.O.C. in Beverly Hills is owned by duo Caroline Styne, a top LA sommelier and James Beard Restaurateur of the Year, and Suzanne Goin, a 3-time James Beard Award-winning chef. A.O.C. quickly gained industry recognition for their delectable food and rich wine pairings.




        Bacari West Adams

        This unique, Downtown wine bar has gained famed for its creativity and innovation. A rebranding of the former Bacaro LA, their wine list consists of small-batch labels and oddball flavors from all over the world, but namely from the budding winery markets in Slovenia and Morocco.

        Bar Bandini

        A dimly lit, moody interior and friendly service are just a few of the reasons this Echo Park locale is a neighborhood favorite. The wine list focuses on California natural wines made with little to no intervention, making for a fresh sip paired with Bandini’s small bites.

        Bar Covell

        Bar Covell in East Hollywood is the quintessential Los Angeles wine bar. Started by Dustin Lancaster and Matthew Kaner, this homey and welcoming wine bar boasts a selection of over 150 labels from 24 countries. Come in for a visit and the bartender will recommend some selections to pair with their delicious small plates.

        Marvin

        Stop into Marvin for Sunday brunch in West Hollywood, and after a couple bottomless mimosas, you might forget you’re not actually in a French bistro. Between the vast wine selection, the menu and the decor, this go-to destination is about as close to a French wine house as you can get in Los Angeles.

        South End

        South End in Venice serves up one of the best combinations you can think of: fine wines and delicious pizzas. Their variety of unique labels and taste profiles ensures that no matter what kind of pizza you’d like to order, there is a perfect wine pairing just for you.

        Vertical Wine Bistro

        A quaint wine bar in Old Town Pasadena, Vertical Wine Bistro offers over 650 different wines by the bottle, and over 70 by glass. With such an extensive list, it’ll be a challenge to settle on just one bottle. Taste a few favorites by ordering one of their wine flights to try out a variety of flavors.

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          Experience the Masters Tournament 2020

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          Experience The Masters

          Note: This year’s Masters Tournament 2020 has been postponed due to the globally spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Further information on the event will be updated in the fall as the rescheduled date is officially announced.

          Each year The Masters Tournament draws in the world’s greatest golfers to compete for the prestigious title at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Patrons and fans witness the unparalleled talents of golfers who show their skills on the green at the annual invitation-only event. This April, the Masters Tournament 2020 will continue in its 84th year as one of golf’s biggest events.




          The 2020 Masters Tournament

          Golf’s four major championships kick off with the Masters Tournament, attracting the sport’s elite to the distinguished Augusta National Golf Club since 1934. Occurring this year from April 9th-12th, more than 90 players will compete, including former Masters Champions and the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. A history of tradition, impressive athleticism and exclusivity has made the Masters Tournament one of the most highly-coveted tickets in the majors.




          The Augusta National Golf Club

          Formerly a plant nursery, the National stands as one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world. The thoughtfully-designed course has had many upgrades through the years, but remains a classic for members and champions due to its pristine appearance and historical place in U.S. golf history. The property’s 365 acres are composed of an 18-hole course, clubhouse, private shopping center and plenty of lush, well-maintained greenery.




          Winning the Title

          Receiving an invitation to play in The Masters Tournament gives players a chance to solidify their place among an outstanding group of Champions. Players will showcase their talents at this year’s 2020 Masters Tournament in hopes of winning the hefty purse, with the winner’s share totalling more than $2 million. Aside from monetary awards, winners are also gifted with the Augusta National Golf Club’s signature green jacket, a tradition that has continued since 1949. The victor is also granted a lifetime invitation to the Masters to continue to defend or regain their title.

          Masters Champions

          Tiger Woods, a five-time Masters winner and 2019 title holder, will return to the 2020 Masters Tournament to defend his title. The Tuesday ahead of the tournament, he will be hosting the Champions’ Dinner, where the reigning Champion welcomes past winners and board members for a feast. The menu is decided based on the home region of the winner, with Tiger Woods planning to serve up California coastal dishes of steak, chicken fajitas and sushi for the 2020 gathering. Woods holds a number of Masters Tournament records, including youngest winner, winning by the largest margin, and lowest winning score.

          Invitation Only

          With the National being such an exclusive property, the Masters Tournament is known to be a hard-to-get ticket. Invitations go out to members along with a small selection of fans who were lucky enough to apply for the wait list during the two times in history it has been open. Even witnessing the practice rounds requires submitting an application a year in advance. Like previous years, the 2020 Masters Tournament is sure to attract top golf fans who are dedicated and connected within this exclusive, prestigious sport.

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            Raise a Glass to the 10 Best Irish Pubs in Los Angeles

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            Best Irish Pub in Los Angeles

            Los Angeles is known for its diversity of bars and restaurants offering up a variety of ways to eat, drink and be merry. The city’s Irish Pubs are some of the most fun destinations for enjoying whiskey, beer and the signature wood-filled atmosphere. Whether you’re celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day or looking for an after-work drink, these Irish Pubs in Los Angeles will keep you buzzing all around the city.




            Caseys Irish Pub

            One of the city’s favorite Irish Pubs, Casey’s is known for its spacious layout filled with games like ping pong, ski ball, darts and more. Their yearly St. Patrick’s Day celebration is one of LA’s best, as they close down the streets to celebrate with live music and drink specials.




            Rock & Reillys

            Situated in a prime location along Sunset Strip, this Rock & Reilly’s outpost surrounds you in a rustic, vintage atmosphere. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the rock and roll-inspired feel with Irish Nachos you can’t leave without trying.




            Tom Bergins Tavern

            This recently-landmarked venue has been in operation for 83 years, making it the oldest Irish Pub in Los Angeles. They’re well known for their Irish coffee along with a dinner menu serving up Irish favorites surrounded by walls covered in shamrocks for good luck.

            Jamesons Irish Pub

            This pub located on Hollywood Boulevard may seem like a tourist draw, but even locals can enjoy the American-Irish setting revolving around its namesake whiskey. Order one of the many Jameson cocktails or grab a bite to get a taste of their Jameson BBQ sauce.

            Dublins Irish Pub

            Head to Downtown LA to experience Dublin’s, a spot perfect for catching the game and grabbing a drink. Choose one of the dozens of beers on tap in the Irish-themed space to get in the spirit alongside a live DJ on weekend nights.

            Patrick Malloys

            This family-owned pub in Hermosa Beach is the perfect place to get a mix of California sunshine and an Irish cocktail. While the food menu skews America, their selection of Irish whiskeys and beers are perfect to enjoy on the breezy, outdoor patio. 

            The Irish Times

            Inspired by the Irish newspaper of the same name, this authentic neighborhood spot in Palms is the place to go for a friendly, divey atmosphere. A pool table and live music are just a few perks to stopping in for a brew at this local favorite Irish Pub in Los Angeles.

            Molly Malones Irish Pub

            Any lover of live music should visit Molly Malone’s, one of the best Irish Pubs in Los Angeles. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Dublin with authentic plates, beer and local artists taking the stage to perform Irish music in this historic spot open since 1969.

            O Briens Irish Pub

            Head to the Westside to enjoy this local favorite that offers an authentic Irish Pub experience. A friendly staff and welcoming environment keep guests coming back to sip beers or catch a game on one of their many TV screens.

            Irelands 32

            Experience a neighborhood, divey feel at this Van Nuys destination that has been in operation for 50 years. A menu of Irish fare along with live music will get you in the mood for revelry as you enjoy happy hour, karaoke night or a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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              The Best Golf Resorts in the US

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              Best Golf Resorts in the US

              For golf lovers, a vacation isn’t complete without finding a place to try out their skills in a new city. Instead of tracking down a golf course to visit, consider staying right onsite at the best golf resorts in the US made for indulging in your favorite pastime. These impressive resorts around the country offer up lavish amenities that will make your golfing getaway worthwhile.




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              Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

              Head to Hawaii’s big island to explore the tropical paradise of Mauna Kea. Overlooking the white sands of the Kauna’oa Beach, the resort’s award-winning championship golf course can’t be matched as it set the standard for golfing in Hawaii. Their over-the-ocean 3rd hole is a draw for many, but there are plenty of places off the course that also attract guests from around the world. Suites with panoramic ocean balcony views and restaurants with delectable island cuisine make it hard to leave when you stay at this breathtaking Pacific Ocean resort.




              The Resort at Pelican Hill

              Head to this luxurious California resort to be taken away into a Mediterranean-inspired ambiance. Boasting the largest circular pool in the world, Pelican Hill will be the perfect escape with its hillside villas that overlook the ocean. The beauty of the property is an added touch to your days spent golfing on either of their 18-hole seaside courses. With six restaurants and a lavish spa, this world-class resort experience will give you a one-of-a-kind golfing vacation.




              The American Club

              This historical 100-year-old building turned golf resort is an elegant representation of classic Wisconsin architecture paired with modern amenities that will make any golfer feel at home. The five-star and five-diamond hotel has four golf courses along with activities like canoeing, archery, and many more that will get you in touch with the great outdoors. You’ll be surrounded by scenery to take in a relaxing day when you stay at this iconic Midwest destination.

              Pebble Beach Resorts

              This well-known resort on California’s Monterey Peninsula is a dream come true for golfers that appreciate breathtaking scenery. The coastal location is home to four courses and three choices of lodging to cater to your every need. The Lodge has an elegant feel with views of the oceanside. The Inn at Spanish Bay overlooks the dunes creating a romantic escape. The Casa Palmero lodging boasts a Mediterranean look with the ultimate privacy for a hideaway stay.

              Augusta National Golf Club

              Considered to be one of the best golf destinations in the world, the Augusta National Golf Club is an exclusive, members only club located in Augusta, Georgia. The pristine property is only accessible to invited members, who include the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Members get to enjoy the Butler Cabin clubhouse, complimentary onsite restaurant and green membership jackets signifying their association with the world-renowned facility.

              Pinehurst Resort

              Located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, this resort makes for the perfect golf vacation, with nine 18-hole courses creating a variety in terrain that keeps players entertained. This serene retreat offers impeccable service, dining and living accommodations alongside their Ryder Cup Lounge and Pinehurst Brewing Co. for places to relax after a day on the green.

              Kapalua

              Travel to the tropical island of Maui to visit Kapalua, known to be the best golf destination in Hawaii. Their Plantation and Bay courses attract visitors from around the world, especially during its PGA Tour tournaments. The connected Ritz Carlton resort provides a well-rounded holiday, with a pool, spa and easy access to the renowned Kapalua courses.

              Sea Pines Resort

              Experience a superb golf vacation at Sea Pines, a prime destination for golf enthusiasts and their families. This South Carolina golf resort sits along a stunning beach and offers both rooms and luxury villas with direct access to the shore. The Harbor Town Golf Links holds a tournament each year that attracts PGA players to play and relax at one of the best golf resorts in the US.

              The Broadmoor

              Head to Colorado Springs, Colorado to enjoy this classic golf resort featuring three outstanding courses. Take in the region’s stunning mountain views as you enjoy your days on the green experiencing one of the best golf destinations in the country. The resort also features activities like tennis, fly fishing and rock climbing for those seeking variety in their golfing vacation.

              Bandon Dunes

              Explore the terrain at Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Oregon to get a taste of the Pacific. Their five unique courses attract golfers from around the world looking to experience the breezy weather and ocean views. Their choice of five lodging options and impeccable service will be just what you need after a long day of play. With terrain reminiscent of where golf originated along Scotland’s shores, golf lovers are sure to be in for a treat at this Northwest Pacific getaway.

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                The 8 Best Spring Break Destinations for Your Vacation

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                Best Spring Break Destinations

                As the weather starts to get warmer at some of the most fun travel destinations in the world, spring is the best time to start taking advantage of the atmosphere with a leisurely vacation. From Mexico to the Bahamas, you can find the best Spring Break destinations that will have you relaxing in the sun by day and partying along the beach all night long.




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                Cabo San Lucas

                You can’t go wrong by heading down to Cabo for an adventure in this tropical, Mexican paradise. With a reputation for being one of the best party cities in North America, nightlife lovers will have no problem living it up at their many resorts and lively nightclubs. Grab margaritas and fresh seafood at one of the many beachfront bars, or head to a club to party it up with the bustling crowds of visitors and locals.




                Key West

                Travelers visiting Florida will find plenty to do at this classic Spring Break destination. With activities like snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, and plenty more at your fingertips, there won’t be a dull moment as you enjoy the clear blue oceans of this tropical getaway.




                Bahamas

                From private island parties in Nassau, to coral reefs in Freeport, to exploring caves in Eleuthera, the Bahamas are a great place to have a tropical excursion to remember.  Comfortable, drier weather in the spring ensures idyllic, beachside weather, with plenty of five-star resorts helping to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.

                Miami

                Those looking for a good time in Miami are bound to get their fill by visiting during the spring months. Miami Music Week is a popular attraction for visitors ready to enjoy some of their favorite artists who come to town to perform during the two-week March event. Special club night performances at places like Rockwell, Hyde Beach or LIV also draw in a nightlife crowd ready to dance the night away.

                Tulum

                This trendy, Mexican Spring Break destination will have you tapping into your cultural side in a city full of historical, ancient ruins. Places like the Chichen Itza and Tulum ruins of the Mayan civilization will open your eyes to Mexican history. After the sun goes down, you can bar hop at the town centre or head to Papaya Playa Project to party along the shore.

                Palm Springs

                For a laid back place to relax amongst the palm trees and sunshine, Palm Springs might just be the perfect escape. This desert oasis becomes the perfect place to party under the sun alongside the influx of visitors in town during Coachella each April. Temperatures won’t reach their summer peaks, so catching up on a tan by the pool at the Ace or Saguaro Hotel are popular ways to relax and enjoy the comfortable heat.

                Honolulu

                Visit Hawaii’s capital to have a taste of their one-of-a-kind dining and cocktail scene. The city boasts world class resorts and perfect weather to compliment the delicious, local cuisine. Enjoy the sparkling ocean with a Mai Tai in hand at this perfect Spring Break destination.

                Las Vegas

                Vegas is known for its triple digit temperatures that heat up resorts and pools during the summer. But in the springtime, the weather is perfect for enjoying the sunshine without having to suffer record-breaking heat. Hotel destinations with poolside dayclubs like Encore, Wet Republic, and Marquee are a main attraction with the convenience of getting to party right in your own backyard.

                Punta Cana

                The pristine beaches of Punta Cana alone are enough to make you feel like you’ve entered a dreamlike escape. The nightlife scene is unparalleled for Spring Break, drawing in thousands of visitors to soak up the sun in a tropical paradise. Take a catamaran sailing trip or explore the terrain on an ATV at this exciting Dominican Republic Spring Break destination.

                Montego Bay

                Enjoy the glimmering, blue waves of the Caribbean at Jamaica’s Montego Bay, a beach known for its vivacious Spring Break festivities. This world-famous beach is home to sand, sun and partying with an vibrant nightlife scene to go along with its picturesque landscape. Snorkeling, dining and shopping will keep you busy by day while you take in the city’s revelry each night.

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                  Feel the Energy at the Best Music Festivals in the US

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                  Best Music Festivals in the US

                  As the weather rises for the start of spring, music lovers across the nation begin making plans to attend the best events of the year. The best music festivals in the US draws in thousands of concertgoers looking to see all their favorite artists take the stage for unforgettable performances. With sunshine and talented artists fueling the crowd’s energy, each festival has its own style with something unique to offer its patrons.




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                  SXSW: March 13th – 20th

                  Note: This year’s SXSW Festival has been indefinitely postponed as of March 6th, 2020. The City of Austin has made this decision in reaction to the possible safety hazard of the globally-spreading COVID-19 virus.

                  This Austin event doesn’t limit itself to just music—it includes a mix of performances, film screenings, panels, and new media exhibitions that attract thousands of attendees each year. The conference showcases professionals in a variety of industries that come to share their expertise in their field, while the individual festivals feature talented artists in numerous of genres. From comedy to gaming, SXSW has got it all covered and makes for an entertaining kick off to spring.




                  Ultra: March 20th – 22nd

                  Note: This year’s Ultra Music Festival has been indefinitely postponed as of March 4th, 2020. Miami leaders and Ultra representatives made this decision in reaction to the possible safety hazard of the globally-spreading COVID-19 virus.

                  Opening its doors right in the middle of Miami Music Week, Ultra Music Festival showcases some of the hottest acts in the electronic music scene. DJs from all over the world turn Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park into one big dance party with lively shows under the sun. This year’s event will include exclusive performances to make any EDM lover want to join in on the excitement. With thousands already in town for the events of the week, Ultra draws in audiences ready to live it up by taking in the sights and sounds of their favorite dance music performers.




                  Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival: April 10th – 19th

                  Note: This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been postponed to the weekends of October 9th-11th and October 16th-18th due to safety measures taken regarding the COVID-19 virus. Check back here for updates on confirmed Coachella parties occurring during the rescheduled festival dates.

                  One of the most popular events in California, Coachella has cemented itself as a staple in the music festival scene as attendees are drawn to the desert each year for music, art, food, and the experience of a lifetime. From independent up-and-comers to established Grammy winners, the quality lineup of artists makes tickets sell out almost a year in advance. Along with the festival, the events and parties surrounding Coachella help create an enjoyable escape into all that’s hot in the music world.

                  Rolling Loud: May 8th – 10th

                  This once modest event has grown to become one of the biggest hip hop festivals in the world. The three-day event has been hosted in cities like Los Angeles, New York and Miami, along with expanding internationally to Portugal. Artists that are making waves in rap and hip hop take the stage to perform for audiences filled with up to 60,000 fans. The energetic festival brings together rap lovers from all over the country to experience the unique lineup of up and coming acts.

                  EDC Las Vegas: May 15th – 17th

                  Electronic music fans migrate to Vegas each year to experience one of the most established dance music raves in the country. EDM acts take the stage alongside impressive light shows and art installations, all in appreciation for the genre. Coupled with the timing of Memorial Day Weekend, this festival draws in plenty of attendees ready to enjoy Vegas by taking in the sights and sounds of some of the hottest DJs in the world.

                  Bottlerock: May 20th-25th

                  Kicking off summer during Memorial Day Weekend, Napa Valley’s Bottlerock offers “music, food, wine and brew” for its thousands of attendees each year. The lineup of well-known music acts take the stage to perform their hits while a culinary stage showcases star chefs in the industry. A variety of wine and beer brands supply a buzz to audiences as festivalgoers explore the lively, outdoor event.

                  Bonnaroo: June 11th-14th

                  You’ll enjoy the music and entertainment at Bonnaroo, a yearly festival taking place in Manchester, Tennessee. More than 150 musicians perform during the expansive four-day event, showcasing their talents to excited attendees who camp out and enjoy the range of activities. Art installations, yoga sessions and workshops keep the good vibes flowing throughout the earthy event.

                  Lollapalooza: July 30th – August 2nd

                  With almost 200 bands taking the stage each year, Lollapalooza brings the music industry’s finest to Chicago for an experience to remember. Well-known headliners and buzzed about newcomers perform for thousands with food and drinks from Chicago’s best restaurants keeping concertgoers energized. The Grant Park location also features pop-up bars, photo booths, a roller skating tent and art installations for attendees to indulge in creativity, along with family-friendly DIY activities for younger patrons. With a turnout of over 400,000 each year, Lollapalooza is a force to be reckoned with in the festival circuit.

                  Outside Lands: August 7th – 9th

                  Golden Gate Park is transformed into a weekend-long party as San Francisco music lovers enjoy the end of their summer by seeing their favorite acts live. From DJs to rock bands to rappers, you can catch a performance from some of the world’s best musicians in all types of genres. Attendees also get to experience a dose of SF’s creativity with their Cocktail Magic, Gastromagic, stand up comedy shows, live painting and delicious food truck fare to keep the fun flowing.

                  Life is Beautiful: September 18th – 20th

                  This festival focused on feel-good vibes takes over Downtown Las Vegas every year with live music, art exhibitions, panels, and delicious dining. Thousands of music lovers flock to the event for an impressive lineup of musicians, but also get to take in murals by skilled street artists, presentations from world-renowned speakers, and top of the line cuisine. A trip to Life is Beautiful can be the perfect way to close out festival season with a bang.

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                    Experience The Yacht Week

                    This year, check another travel experience off your bucket list by setting sail on the boating trip of a lifetime. The Yacht Week is a party on the water where you and your friends can dive into a vacation while sailing the seas on your own private yacht. With the option of visiting eight different countries including Thailand, Greece, Brazil, and Italy, your sun-soaked holiday will include day parties, volcano hikes, dancing under the stars, and getting the best tan of your life!




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                    Destinations

                    With eight routes to choose from, there are plenty of places for you to dive right in and explore the local culture and scenery. Taking the Spain trip will send you to Mallorca, a locale perfect for indulging in sand and sea. The Caribbean option will land you in the British Virgin Islands, where relaxation is easy amidst the clear blue ocean. If Croatia is more your style, you can choose between the original route or the Ultra Route, which gives you access to an exclusive VIP section of Ultra Music Festival. No matter the destination, the trip ensures your weeklong yacht party will be fully stocked with adventure.




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                    Photo: The Yacht Week

                    Yacht Crew

                    You can get into the Gilligan’s Island spirit by assembling a crew of your favorite people to take on the waters in your chosen city. For smaller groups, you can be paired up with other travelers who are also ready to sail the seas. Those looking for a touch of convenience can upgrade their trip to include a knowledgeable skipper who will navigate your journey, or a hostess to prepare your meals. You and your crew will get to toast your drinks in the lap of luxury alongside dozens of boats full of equally lively partygoers.




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                    Culture

                    No matter which destination you choose for your vacation on the sea, there is a diversity of cultures for you to explore. The boats dock in each city allowing you to explore, and also attend private parties for you to get to know your fellow boaters. Croatia’s ancient ruins draw in those who’d like to embrace the historical side, while their green caves make for a scenic view perfect for any Instagram shot. You’ll have plenty of tales to bring home from the Thailand route, where you can see fire breathers, snorkel with the sea life, and get a taste of the delectable local street food. The newest addition to the Yacht Week lineup is Montenegro, which boasts exclusive beach and yacht clubs, along with entire fortress towns for you to visit a piece of their history.

                     

                    Photo: Split, Croatia

                    If you’ve been planning to get away this year, and want the added twist of a weeklong party on the seas, The Yacht Week has plenty of excursions lined up just waiting for you to join. With former travelers describing the trip as “insane,” “paradise,” and a “dream,” you can’t go wrong with embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

                     

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                      Photo: The Yacht Week

                      Photo: The Yacht Week – Fabian Wester