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Hotel Bar Hot Spots in Los Angeles

When traveling to the City of Angels, you’ll find that some of the best bars and lounges can be found in hotels throughout the city. Hotel bars can serve as the perfect destination to gather with friends for a casual drink or join a colleague for a business meeting. No matter your need, hotel bars serve as a great place to unwind after exploring the city. From luxurious rooftop lounges to bohemian chic cocktail bars, there’s a spot for every taste at these Los Angeles hotel hot spots.

Photo: JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria

 

The Highlight Room

One of the city’s most favored places for a rooftop day party, The Highlight Room at the top of The Dream Hotel in Hollywood brings together dining, poolside lounging, and dancing to make for a quality hotel bar. Enjoy an al fresco meal with beautiful views of the city during the day, or take a dip in the pool to cool off from the LA heat. By night, the venue brings in a clubgoing crowd with live DJs and bottle service both poolside and in the interior lounge.

 

Photo: The Highlight Room

Photo: The Highlight Room

The Rooftop by JG

Rise to the top of the Waldorf Beverly Hills to experience The Rooftop by JG, a garden escape on the 12th floor offering up sunny views of Beverly Hills. One of the largest rooftop bars in the area, you’ll have plenty of space to relax with a dining and cocktail menu to keep you enjoying the breezy setting. From brunch to dinner, The Rooftop by JG is a great destination to spend some time soaking up the sunshine during your stay at The Waldorf Astoria.

 

JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Photo: JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria

JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Photo: JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria

Harriets Rooftop

Lounge at this West Hollywood hot spot for a taste of old Hollywood built into a bustling rooftop bar. The laid back environment during the day makes for a perfect place to catch up with friends over bites, while the trendy nighttime feel makes Harriets the place to see and be seen. Situated atop the new 1 Hotel, Harriets unites cocktails and panoramic views to create a garden-like destination.

 

Photo: Harriet’s Rooftop

Harriets Rooftop 1 Hotel

Photo: Harriet’s Rooftop

Spire 73

The InterContinental Hotel plays host to the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere–Spire 73. The impressive 73rd-floor height leaves nothing but impeccable views of Downtown Los Angeles while you toast drinks among the stars. Their cocktail menu and bar bites will keep you satisfied along with the blazing fire pit and glass enclosure creating a backdrop of sophistication.

 

Spire 73 Intercontinental

Photo: Spire 73 Intercontinental DTLA

Intercontinental DTLA

Photo: Intercontinental DTLA

The Bungalow Santa Monica

If you want a true beachfront experience, The Bungalow in Santa Monica is a must. Located at the Fairmont Hotel, the outdoor terrace includes design features like rustic tables, a fire pit, plenty of foliage, and a laid back game room to make you feel like you’re right at home. With signature cocktails, housemade sangria and a beer list, there’s a drink for everyone as you enjoy the view of the oceanside sunset.

 

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

Spare Room

This old-timey cocktail bar and game lounge inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel serves some of the best cocktails around the city. Two polished wood bowling lanes serve as the main attraction at the Spare Room, where visitors can lace up their cult couture bowling shoes and hit the pins while enjoying a tasty drink. If bowling isn’t quite your style, head into the game room and enjoy a relaxing game of mahjong or mancala.

 

Photo: The Spare Room

Photo: The Spare Room Hollywood

Ricks

Rick’s at the Hotel Figueroa is the slice of paradise that you’ve been waiting for. Taking design hints from buildings in the Spanish Riviera, you would never guess that you’re sitting just blocks away from the Staples Center. The newly renovated poolside sippery is known for their Cuban-style beers, frozen cocktails, and marvelous micheladas.

 

Photo: Rick’s at Hotel Figueroa

Photo: Rick’s at Hotel Figueroa

The Rooftop at the Standard DTLA

Take in the fresh night air on the Rooftop at the Standard DTLA. Breathtaking views of the city, tasty cocktails, and a great swimming pool make The Rooftop a must-see for locals and visitors alike. Their cocktails can be served in any form desired including frozen, muddled, spritz, or tiki. DJs come in on weekends to keep the party going all night long with guests surrounded by a larger-than-life view of the Downtown LA skyline.

 

Photo: The Standard DTLA

Photo: The Standard Hotel DTLA

Giannini Bar

When the NoMad Los Angeles branched out from their New York big brother, they had to make sure they kept up the stellar reputation the brand had gained in their home state. Set in the NoMad Los Angeles at the historic Giannini Place, the Giannini Bar boasts a highly trained team of mixologists who expertly craft every drink on their 40-drink menu. Along with an award-winning bar program, the Giannini Bar houses one of the moodiest and most tantalizing interiors in the city.

 

Photo: Giannini Bar NoMad Los Angeles

The Nomad Hotel Los Angeles

Photo: The Nomad Hotel Los Angeles

Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker is a little slice of Miami that flew over to the Freehand in Los Angeles. The rooftop hotel bar is a casual taste of South Beach with plush lounge chairs, large plants, and unique decor. The cocktails served at Broken Shaker are unique and inventive, and they also serve punch bowls along with a whole menu of snacks for you to enjoy.

 

Photo: Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker Los Angeles

Photo: Broken Shaker Los Angeles

Teddys Bar

This bar off the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is the definition of comfortable. Dim mood lighting, plush leather seating, and a lingering wood smell really does make the bar feel like a chic library or modern lodge that serves a seasonal menu of exceptional cocktails. You’ll have a great time sinking into the leather and enjoying live jazz performances each weekend.

 

Teddys Hollywood Roosevelt

Photo: Teddy’s Hollywood Roosevelt

Hollywood Roosevelt

Photo: Hollywood Roosevelt

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Where to Get A Spectacular Fireworks View this Fourth of July

Whether you were born in the USA or just visiting for the summer, the Fourth of July is an essential holiday to celebrate across the country. From barbecues to pool parties, the day’s festivities involve merrymaking with friends and family and most importantly, ending the night watching a sky full of fireworks. This popular travel day has a variety of ideal destinations with each offering the perfect view of the sparkling night sky. Take your Independence Day trip to new heights with these great places to watch fireworks on this quintessential summer night.

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New York City

The East River is the source of NYC’s biggest show known as the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. If you’re lucky enough to have a clear view of the river, you’ll get the full experience with an accompanying music score to put you in the patriotic mood. Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn have the best view with barges also giving Midtown and South Street Seaport a good sightline. Hotels like 1Hotel, The Bowery, The Freehand or The Nomad make for great vantage points, or make the trek to the river to see the 45-minute event up close.

 

Photo: Macy’s 4th of July NYC

Photo: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Los Angeles

With the sprawling city offering up a range of events from Marina del Rey to Pasadena, you’ll be sure to find an impressive display no matter your neighborhood of choice. The Hollywood Bowl hosts an annual Fourth of July party with The Go-Go’s being this year’s artist to perform during the celebration. Dodger Stadium will be lit up even brighter than usual with an all-American game to round out your evening. One of the biggest LA events is the Rose Bowl’s Americafest which boasts rides, crafts and tailgating outside the stadium in preparation for the eye-catching show.

 

Photo: Hollywood Bowl 4th of July

Photo: Dodger Stadium 4th of July

San Diego

San Diego makes for a great Fourth of July destination with its perfect weather and beachside locale. Their numerous shows of the night take place in Old Town, Ocean Beach, SeaWorld, and their most popular, the Annual Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show. The largest in the county, this fireworks display lights up the sky from multiple locations along the North Bay. Having four barges placed along the water means you’ll have no problem finding the perfect view with a stay at hotels like Omni, Hotel del Coronado, or Pendry San Diego.

 

Photo: Annual Big Bay Boom San Diego

Photo: Annual Big Bay Boom San Diego

Chicago

Any Chicago resident knows that Navy Pier is the place to go for a fireworks show during the summer. Their 4th of July Aon Summer Fireworks, presented by Miller Lite, is the biggest of the season with a dazzling display over the lake. This unofficial yet fully embraced Independence Day show allows locals and visitors head to Millennium Park to see the explosive festivities up close. For those searching for a rooftop view, bars like Streeterville Social, Apogee, Upstairs at The Gwen or Cindy’s offer up the perfect perspective for the spectacular event.

 

Photo: Navy Pier Chicago 4th of July

Photo: Streeterville Social

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Top Party Destinations for a Cabo San Lucas Getaway

For many years, Cabo has served as a premier vacation destination for travelers all around the globe, and a large draw to the city is its variety of nightlife venues that each bring something fun and unique to the table. The city has earned a reputation as an energetic paradise filled with busy nightclubs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking to live it up in one of the best cities in the world, Cabo San Lucas will give you the trip of a lifetime at these nightlife hot spots.

Cabo San Lucas

Photo: Cabo San Lucas

 

Omnia

One of Cabo’s most buzzed about party experiences, Omina at Vidanta Los Cabos is a festive, outdoor dayclub with a sophisticated atmosphere. You’ll take in the sunshine with views of the Sea of Cortez surrounded by guests ready to party to the sounds of top, international DJs. The beachfront locale centers around a sparkling blue pool where you can cool off and enjoy a private cabana.

 

Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos

Photo: Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos

Omnia Los Cabos

Photo: Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos

The Rooftop at the Cape

You’ll have an unparalleled view at the top of The Thompson Cape Hotel where The Rooftop’s beautiful sunsets over the water give visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. The al fresco terrace and beer garden are adorned with comfortable, modern furnishings for you to sit back and relax as you enjoy a signature cocktail and listen to the waves of the ocean.

 

Photo: The Rooftop at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

\The Rooftop at The Cape Cabo

Photo: The Rooftop at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Mandala

Mandala serves as one of the most exclusive and elegant nightclubs in the city. A rich Indian inspired interior design, a well-lit center dance floor and a full menu of VIP amenities have made Mandala a frequently visited spot by the celebrities and business elite that come to Cabo.

 

Mandala Nightclub Cabo

Photo: Mandala Nightclub Cabo San Lucas

Mandala Cabo San Lucas

Photo: Mandala Cabo San Lucas

Blue Marlin Ibiza at ME Hotel

The ME Cabo Resort plays host to Blue Marlin Ibiza, a lively poolside beach club fit for dining and cocktails as you party all day in the Cabo sunshine. The beachfront space has a breezy ambiance for lounging, but becomes a hot spot when top DJs liven up the space with music’s best hits. The space also evolves into an attractive, nightlife destination after dark bringing the perfect environment for dancing under the stars.

 

Blue Marlin Ibiza ME Cabo

Photo: Blue Marlin Ibiza ME Hotel Cabo

Blue Marlin Ibiza ME Hotel Cabo

Photo: Blue Marlin Ibiza at the ME Hotel Cabo

Nowhere Bar

Start your night off by grabbing a drink at The Nowhere Bar, a destination known as a local favorite due to its welcoming environment. Drinking and dancing are necessities at this casual destination fit for toasting glasses with your closest friends to kickstart your evening of celebration.

 

Nowhere Bar Cabo

Photo: Nowhere Bar Cabo

Nowhere Bar Cabo

Photo: Nowhere Bar Cabo

El Squid Roe

A Cabo veteran, El Squid Roe is one of the longest running bars that still operate on the main avenue, and as such it is popular with locals and visitors alike. Live music, tasty drinks, and two stories of nightlife activities have made El Squid Roe a necessity for anybody looking for a lively night out in Cabo.

 

El Squid Roe Cabo

Photo: El Squid Roe Cabo

El Squid Roe Cabo

Photo: El Squid Roe Cabo

Space Supperclub

This new Cabo hotspot is sure to be a power player on the scene as a restaurant, bar and supperclub destination for locals and visitors to party the night away. There is sure to be something for everyone with tasty drinks and delicious bites drawing in guests to revel in the trendy, nightlife atmosphere. You can also look forward to a champagne brunch day party each Sunday to sip while you dine and celebrate the excitement of Cabo.

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Space Supperclub Cabo

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Enjoy a Summer Sunset at The Bungalow Santa Monica’s Night Market

The Bungalow is known to Santa Monica citizens as one of the most populated bars on the Westside. Its brand built on surf culture, Baja California and a quality sunset over the Pacific leads locals and visitors alike to keep coming back to the inviting venue attached to the Fairmont Hotel. With summer just around the corner, The Bungalow has a new draw with the launch of their Night Market—a weekly event featuring a selection of LA’s best food trucks. Learn more about The Bungalow’s plans for a bustling, beachside summer event.

The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

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Night Market Launches May 16th

For those looking to get their weekend started early, Thursday nights at The Bungalow are the place to be with their Night Market launching on May 16th and running through fall. The free KCRW-sponsored event will stake its claim on what is currently the Bungalow’s parking lot, which normally houses valet cars along with a line of people that snakes through the space on weekends. The unstoppable Bungalow crowds are sure to appreciate a new reason to stop by and take advantage of an additional space to hang out along the iconic Ocean Boulevard.

 

 

The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

Street Eats & Casual Bites

Running each week from 5-10pm, the Night Market will take on a different tone than the bar to attract foodies of all ages craving street eats and families searching for a fun summer activity. Picnic tables will be set up throughout as guests can try different tastes from some of the best food trucks in the city. Buzzed about Mexican food favorite Tacos 1986 will be a part of the menu along with popular vegan food truck ManEatingPlant. Opening night will include a special acoustic performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Macy Gray, with further live music performances expected to be announced in the future. DJs from KCRW’s schedule will also be playing hits as guests enjoy casual bites in front of an LA sunset.

 

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Photo: Tacos 1986

Brent Bolthouse & The Bungalow

Bungalow visionary Brent Bolthouse joined designers Studio Collective to open up the now iconic indoor-outdoor space in the summer of 2012. Since then, the beloved brand has expanded to include another location in Huntington Beach with additional venues in La Jolla and Long Beach scheduled to open by the end of the year. Guests flock to both of the current locations to take in the quintessentially Californian vibe while sipping drinks in a welcoming, beachy environment.

Bolthouse is also known for creating exciting events and is recently coming off the heels of the success of the annual Neon Carnival Coachella after party. The 2019 event included an encore with a second round of festivities occurring after Goldenvoice’s other desert festival, Stagecoach. Bolthouse plans to make Night Market a staple in the Santa Monica summer scene alongside the first ever Santa Monica LGBT Pride festival arriving in June and the return of the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts in August.

 

Photo: Brent Bolthouse and Alessandra Ambrosio at Neon Carnival – by Just Jared

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The all ages Bungalow Night Market is free and open to the public each Thursday evening from 5-10pm beginning on May 16th, 2019, and will last through the end of the summer.

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Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

 

Summer Guide to the Hamptons

One of the hottest annual destinations for an East Coast getaway is The Hamptons, where visitors venture into a luxurious and sophisticated summer vacation. With picturesque seaside resorts, extravagant shopping, and plenty of wining and dining, this East End locale is one of the best places to go to escape the city and enjoy some much-needed R&R. With new, trendy restaurants and activities arriving to the shores each summer, there are a number of ways to keep your Hamptons experience fresh during your lavish summer holiday.

Photo: Tim Davis of the Corcoran Group

 

Southampton

If summer sports excite you, the Southampton Inn will have all your needs met with amenities like shuffleboard, tennis courts, croquet and complimentary bike rentals available for guests. The Inn’s new indoor/outdoor eatery Claude’s is also a great place to grab a delicious bite of their seafood specials in between workouts. The Capri Hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant Oreya will also be a hot spot this summer after recently re-opening with a redesign of the dining room, patio lounge, bar and pool. Night owls can get a taste of the luxurious Hamptons’ nightlife scene at the Southampton Social Club, a restaurant and cocktail lounge where guests come to party alongside live DJ sets and fine dining. Another lively nightclub experience, AM Southampton boasts music lineups with a variety of celebrity guests each weekend.

 

Photo: Oreya

Sag Harbor

Baron’s Cove is the place to be when it comes to booking a sophisticated Sag Harbor stay. Live music is a common occurrence, along with a saltwater pool and a delectable attached surf-and-turf restaurant so that you’ll never have to venture too far for your entertainment needs. You can also try out Marc Rowan’s new lounge, Main Street eatery Lulu Kitchen & Bar, which features a wood burning oven for delicious wood-fired pizzas. Seafood lovers will also appreciate the bistro’s all-you-can-eat mussels option to get in the seaside spirit. The former Meeting House has been revamped into Wölffer Kitchen, a new hot spot featuring enticing dishes like lobster Cobb and tuna tacos, created with locally sourced ingredients. Their extensive wine list is one of a kind, with 60 percent of the selection being from Long Island wineries. Nightlife in Sag Harbor is limited, but for a trendy place to watch the sunset, Beacon’s beer and wine list will satisfy your craving for a refreshing drink.

 

Photo: Baron’s Cove

East Hampton

You’ll feel the fresh and airy ambiance when you book your stay at The Maidstone Hotel, a Scandinavian-inspired destination with a cozy, comfortable style. It wouldn’t be an East Hampton stay without booking a reservation at Nick & Toni’s–the local mainstay that’s been serving up delicious Mediterranean cuisine for decades. Made popular by its Sag Harbor location, Dopo La Spiaggi in East Hampton is also a great option that offers up a vibrant array of signature, Italian flavors. For a change of scenery, you can take a quick trip to nearby Amagansett to visit Hamptons’ classic venue Stephen Talkhouse. You’ll enjoy a laid back night of notable live music acts while mixing and mingling with visitors and locals alike.

 

Photo: Dopo La Spiaggia

Montauk

Book a room at Gurney’s to take indulge in some R&R at this luxurious spa resort where your days will be filled with massages and aromatherapy as you overlook the water. You’ll want to stop in for brunch at South Edison for hearty, local seafood and a delicious raw bar from Chef Todd Mitgang. At the end of Lake Montauk, you’ll be able to watch the sunset from your dinner at The Crow’s Nest–a hot spot that mixes a refined menu with a relaxed, beachside location. Nightlife lovers will have to stop by Ruschmeyer’s, which is filled with locals and visitors enjoying the indoor-outdoor space and partying the night away on a bustling dance floor. For those looking to rub elbows with A-listers, Surf Lodge is a classic celebrity hotspot overlooking Fort Pond. The venue draws in plenty of travelers looking to enjoy their many live music performances and events.

 

Photo: Surf Lodge

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Photo: Gurney’s Resorts

Photo: Wölffer Kitchen

Photo: Surf Lodge

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How to Spend a 21st Birthday in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known to be a hot destination for anyone celebrating a big life event, including the rite-of-passage of a 21st birthday. With the newfound ability to order a drink on your own, the possibilities are endless for how to spend your time in a city known for its world-renowned reputation of revelry. Narrow down your options with a rundown of how to take your Vegas birthday adventure to the next level.

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Hotels

Your choice of hotel will make all the difference in the world, so why not splurge on your once-in-a-lifetime 21st birthday adventure? The Cosmopolitan is known for its sleek and sexy atmosphere that will have you feeling sophisticated during your entrance into adulthood. The Wynn and Encore towers will also give a luxurious feel to your stay with a classic style and beautiful views. The extravagant Venetian Resort will also put a lavish touch on your stay with spacious suites and opulent Italian decor. For a great stay just off the strip, the newly renovated Palms will have you feeling like a rockstar with a chic, contemporary design and one-of-a-kind specialty suites.

 

Photo: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: Venetian Las Vegas

Photo: Palms Casino Resort Sky Villas

Activities

Once you step foot onto the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll feel the energy of the city with people from all over the world thrill seeking in the lively, neon setting. You’re sure to get your heart-rate pumping on your 21st birthday by taking a few laps around the track driving a luxury sports car at Exotics Racing. If seeing the city from great heights is more your style, take a helicopter tour of the Vegas Strip for unparalleled views of the night’s sparkling lights. You’ll also get an adrenaline-filled view from the top of the Stratosphere–the tallest observation tower in the country that also includes multiple thrill rides that dangle you over the bustling city below.

 

Photo: Helicopter Tour

Photo: Stratosphere Insanity

Photo: Exotics Racing

Dining

Make the most of your Vegas 21st birthday trip by indulging in some of the world’s finest cuisine featured up and down the Strip. The SLS Hotel is home to Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, an imaginative culinary experience that is known to put an innovative twist on traditional Spanish dishes. Enjoy dinner at Catch at Aria for a trendy, eye-catching destination with an Asian-influenced menu. You won’t go wrong at Spago by Wolfgang Puck, where the celebrity chef has created a menu of mouth-watering American cuisine at The Bellagio. Hakkasan isn’t just a nightclub, but also a luxurious restaurant with a Cantonese-inspired menu that makes for an unforgettable dining experience in a stylish atmosphere.

 

Photo: Catch Vegas

Photo: Spago Vegas

Photo: Bazaar Meat

Dayclubs

One of the best parts of Las Vegas weather is being able to take advantage of it through attending sun-filled day parties where you can celebrate your 21st birthday poolside [link to Best Pools Blog] while hearing your favorite artists. Encore Beach Club at the Wynn is a known favorite where DJs like The Chainsmokers, Diplo and Kygo show off their talents to energized crowds. Head to a Drai’s pool party atop the Cromwell Hotel where hip hop’s finest, including Snoop Dogg, Migos and Future, are known to take the stage. Wet Republic is a go-to for fans of EDM DJs like Steve Aoki, Tiesto and Zedd while at Daylight at Mandalay Bay you’ll find Morgan Page, Rick Ross and Duke Dumont. The new Kaos Dayclub at the Palms Hotel is also a hot destination boasting residencies for Marshmello, Eric Prydz and Kaskade.

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Photo: KAOS Dayclub

Photo: Encore Beach Club

Photo: Wet Republic

Shows

A city made for entertainment wouldn’t be complete without a lineup of shows and music acts to dazzle you during your 21st birthday experience. Lovers of pop music will have plenty of talented stars to choose from with Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Janet Jackson all putting on regular performances in the city throughout the year. You’ll also find bands like Lady Antebellum, Aerosmith and Def Leppard taking their place on stage at hotels along the Strip. You can also take in one of the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil shows like O Show or Zumanity, or see Absinthe for a vintage circus and cabaret experience.

 

Photo: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith / NILS MEILVANG/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: “O” show by Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Lady Gaga / LA Times

Nightclubs

It wouldn’t be a 21st birthday in Vegas without taking advantage of the overabundance of nightclubs along the iconic Strip. One of the newest and most buzzed about destinations is Kaos, which brings stars like Cardi B, G-Eazy and Deadmau5 to the stage regularly. You’ll be feeling the energy at XS with performers like Drake, Alesso and Marshmello entertaining crowds in the indoor-outdoor space. You’ll also get a unique experience at Encore Night Swimone of the few nighttime pool parties on the Strip, featuring acts like Anna Lunoe, Disclosure, Galantis and Rufus Du Sol. The Wynn’s other nightclub, Intrigue, will have you dancing to RL Grime, Diplo and Dillon Francis while Marquee at The Cosmopolitan puts on shows from dance music legends like Benny Benassi and Fedde Le Grand. Aria is home to Jewel nightclub, which features EDM and hip hop acts like Tyga, Nicky Romero and Party Favor.

 

Photo: XS Las Vegas

Photo: Cardi B / KAOS Nightclub

Photo: Marquee Vegas

Bars & Lounges

If you’re narrowing down a place to buy your first drink and kick off your 21st birthday night, the best way to go is to stop into one of Vegas’ hottest lounges for an enhanced pre-party experience. Start your night off at Hyde in the Bellagio with bites and drinks on their terrace overlooking the iconic Bellagio fountain. Head to the Waldorf Astoria to enjoy the sleek SkyBar for signature cocktails and an unparalleled floor-to-ceiling view from the 23rd floor. You’ll also enjoy the view at the elegant Chandelier lounge in The Cosmopolitan, with three levels to take in the sparkling crystal decor. For a vintage-inspired hideaway, The MGM’s new On the Record speakeasy experience is a unique destination with an impressive record store theme.

 

Photo: Hyde Bellagio

Photo: The Chandelier Bar

Photo: Skybar at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

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Dive into Memorial Day with a Vegas Vacation

As temperatures begin to rise at the edge of Spring, Memorial Day stands as the official kick-off to a summer of excitement. Bathing suit season prompts an influx of travel plans as guests book their stay for hotels and resorts in cities across the country. Las Vegas is a popular destination for travelers to migrate to with its thriving culture of nightlife and entertainment that’s perfect for a weekend of fun in the sun. From pool parties to fine dining, there are a number of ways to spend your time on the Strip as you celebrate the first big holiday of the summer.

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Dining

In a city full of impressive restaurants led by celebrity chefs, your options for dining in Vegas are some of the best in the world. Head to the SLS Hotel for a taste of Jose Andrés’ famous Spanish cuisine at Bazaar Meat. Sushi lovers will appreciate the artistry at Mizumi, a dining experience at The Wynn for Japanese and Korean dishes. It won’t be a trip to Las Vegas without visiting a Wolfgang Puck establishment—Cut serves up a delectable menu that redefines steakhouse dining. The newly reinvented Palms Resort and Casino is home to celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s new restaurant Shark. Mixing seafood with a Latin twist, the selection of flavors provides something for everyone as you dine and people-watch overlooking the Kaos nightclub pool.

 

Photo: Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

Photo: Mizumi

Dayclubs

Vegas is famous for its variety of day clubs that let you party by the pool in front of some of the world’s hottest DJs. If you’re planning to get an early start to your weekend, you can catch a talented DJ take the stage overlooking the Strip at Drai’s Rooftoop Beach Club on Friday afternoon. Audiences will be dancing to the beat at the iconic Encore Beach Club if you stop by on Saturday for an energetic pool party experience. If you’re still powering through by Sunday, close out your weekend by watching a performance at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.

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Photo: Encore Beach Club

Photo: Drai’s Beachclub

Nightlife

There’s no place like Vegas if you’re a fan of lively nightlife. Crowds are sure to enjoy Intrigue nightclub, featuring EDM DJs at the Wynn on Friday. Popular EDM and hip hop acts draw a crowd on Saturday with performances at the Cosmopolitan’s hot spot Marquee. You’ll also find a DJ on stage that night at Hakkasan keeping up the wild vibe of the weekend. You can catch talented acts at XS Night Swim to round out the weekend on Sunday night, with a unique pool party underneath the stars.

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Photo: XS Las Vegas

Photo: Marquee Vegas

Shows

The party scene isn’t for everyone, and those with an affinity for an exciting show will love witnessing one of the many awe-inspiring acts taking the stage during the weekend. Watch legendary artists like Janet Jackson perform throughout the holiday at theaters up and down the Strip. Cirque Du Soleil productions of Zumanity, O and The Beatles Love will take you away to colorful worlds with mystical performances.

 

Photo: Michael Jackson One

Photo: The Beatles Love

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The Monaco Grand Prix’s Luxurious Tradition of Celebration

An extravagant French tradition, the Monaco Grand Prix highlights the best of the best Formula One drivers as they show off their talents in the French Riviera. Since its start in 1929, the race annually draws in thousands of visitors to Monaco to be a part of the festivities and culture that surrounds the prestigious event. From celebrities to socialites, guests gather to celebrate the start of summer and experience the excitement of motorsports by witnessing the 78 laps around the impressive Circuit de Monaco racetrack.

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Winning the Monaco Grand Prix is considered one of the highest honors in motor races alongside the Indy 500 and 24 Hours Le Mans. With the three forming the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the race continues to be one of the most popular among Formula One enthusiasts. Normally a modest city of 30,000 citizens, Monaco’s population inflates to an average of 100,000 people as spectators travel from all over the world to cheer on their favorite drivers. The over 160-mile race is driven by dozens of talented Formula One drivers who head to Monaco each May to see if they have what it takes to win the hefty prize fund.

 

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With high society being an integral part of the race’s audience, the rich and famous are drawn to the event every year to wine, dine and throw parties in celebration of the world-renowned event. From movie stars to politicians, the well-known attendees can be spotted living it up alongside the rest of the lively spectators. Reminiscent of a Hollywood red carpet event, guests like Hugh Grant, Ron Howard, Bella Hadid, and Kris Jenner can be seen mixing and mingling throughout the weekend. Even Royalty like England’s Prince Harry and Monaco’s own Prince Albert have graced the grounds with their presence. Whether they’re avid racing fans or just coming to socialize and celebrate, the VIP guests help make the event ticket all the more attractive.

 

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Aside from the race itself, there are plenty of ways to spend time enjoying the French Riviera during a Grand Prix stay in Monaco. The infamous yacht parties thrown throughout the weekend are invite-only and often feature live music from A-list DJs, free-flowing Champagne, and plenty of caviar for your palate. Olympian Nicholas Frankl hosts an opulent annual yacht event where even the most well-known socialites and celebrities aren’t always able to snag an invite. With celebrities Kim Kardashian and Kanye West having been turned down in the past, Frankl’s exclusive 120-max guest list is limited to a hand-picked crowd of notable attendees. Last year’s Billionaire Club Champagne party held on the rooftop of the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo was also a sought after invite. With stunning views of the Mediterranean acting as a backdrop to the poolside event, guests got to take in the seascape while popping bottles ‘til dawn.

 

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Aside from the parties, event attendees can also take advantage of Monaco’s nightlife venues that get filled to the brim with partygoers during the popular travel weekend. Amber Lounge at the Le Meridien Plaza Beach Hotel is known to be a hot spot during the Grand Prix. A prime after-party location, the venue sees non-stop celebration by key players in fashion, entertainment and even European royals. La Rascasse has enough of a reputation that a part of the Grand Prix track has been named after the iconic bar. You’ll get a view of the race by day and an enviable indoor-outdoor place to party by night. If you’re looking for a day party getaway, The Fairmont Monte Carlo plays host to Nikki Beach–a pop-up pool club that overlooks a challenging bend in the race track. Cabanas and sunbeds fill the space while DJs keep the party going well into the night.

The Monaco Grand Prix’s rich history and continuous draw of thousands of racing fans has made it one of the most important Formula One races in the world. The week’s worth of festivities leading up to the race will have attendees enjoying their travels and indulging in luxurious dining, transportation, and revelry.

 

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Nightlife Destinations for a Party Vacation in Ibiza

Ibiza has become synonymous with some of the best parties in the world. Every summer, visitors from all over the globe make their way to Ibiza to experience the fabled nightlife that the island offers, creating some of the best vacation stories of all time. During the day, islanders typically spend their time on one of the many world-class beaches getting a tan or participating in a multitude of day parties and concerts. As the sun sets, the island’s most popular nightclubs turn into exactly what Ibiza is known for; the best party destination in the world. Dance the night away at an energetic nightlife venue where you’re sure to party until the sun comes up during your Ibiza island getaway.

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Amnesia

Arguably the most recognizable venue name on the whole island, Amnesia serves as the quintessential Ibiza nightclub. Amnesia hosts two massive rooms; The Club Room, a dark and dungeonesque space, and the Terrace, a large area with a glass roof that allows the morning’s sunlight to flood in, marking the end of the party. Both spaces have been the backdrop to some iconic nights, and are just waiting for you to come and experience everything they have to offer.

 

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Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Club

This award-winning destination is one of Ibiza’s crown jewels, boasting wild nightlife events within the venue of the Ushuaïa Ibiza Hotel. Attend the perfect beach party that’s filled with music blasting from some of the world’s best DJs who take the stage in front of hundreds of fans. With your hotel room overlooking the performance below, you’ll have a perfect view of the action with a convenient, private space to enjoy your exciting night.

 

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Hï Ibiza

Electronic music fans will relish in the atmosphere of Hï Ibiza, a nightclub that brings energetic and mystique to its crowds of excited guests. The state-of-the-art setting filled with lights and art installations attracts thousands each year to enjoy the highly-coveted space. Events featuring some of the world’s best DJs draw in plenty of EDM fans to experience a night of music and celebration.

 

Hï Ibiza

Privilege

With a world record for being the World’s Largest Nightclub, you’ll get lost in the excitement at Privilege–a nightlife superclub that holds up to 10,000 partygoers. This historic destination has been attracting Ibiza’s finest since the 70s, and hasn’t missed a beat at attracting thousands to dance the night away in the one-of-a-kind space.

 

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Pacha

Ibiza’s finest head to Pacha for a lavish escape into a world of entertainment. The world-renowned brand plays host to some of the hottest international DJs in an expansive venue that holds more than 3,000 guests. Partygoers bring their dancing shoes to this lively locale to mix, mingle and get the true Ibiza nightlife experience.

 

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Lío

This new hot spot combines mystery and elegance with a variety of music styles to inspire the crowds of partygoers. With unique, Mediterranean dishes served on the beautiful outdoor terrace, the restaurant will satisfy your senses and give you a perfect view of the city’s lights. Their cabaret performances are also sure to impress with dancers taking the stage for a performance to remember.

 

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DC-10

Since 1999, DC-10 has done things a little bit differently than any other club on the island. They provide little-to-no publicity or advertising for their events, which limits their customer base to those who do their research and are really there to party. DC-10 has long been known for its no-holds-barred parties that will leave even the most experienced ravers with their jaws on the floor.

 

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The Ninth

Start your night off at one of the most stylish and sophisticated bars in Ibiza, The Ninth. Located on the ninth floor of the Hard Rock Hotel, this chic rooftop sky bar supplies guests with beautiful panoramic views of Playa d’En Bossa and Ses Salines National Park. The monochrome and minimalist design of The Ninth resembles that of a modern yacht, and with vintage champagne and craft cocktails, you’ll feel the same levels of luxury.

 

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Benimussa Park aka The Zoo Project

World famous for their “Zoo Parties,” Benimussa Park hosts some of the most mind-boggling day parties on the island that extend long into the night. Elegant dressing and intricate animal body paint are commonplace at this venue, so don’t be surprised if you end up dancing with a tuxedo-clad zebra. Fire dancing, meditation pits, break dancing competitions and high-quality techno music are all things you can expect to find at ‘The Zoo.’

 

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Kumharas

Just a short taxi ride from San Antonio, this exotic venue will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to a fantasy land. Kumharas is unique in Ibiza, as it possesses a mellow and relaxed atmosphere with more sophisticated drinks. This beachy hangout is great for a refined night of sipping and dining as an alternative to indulging in the energetic nightclub scene.

 

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Destino

Opened in 2013, Destino is one of the most recent additions to the Destino Pacha Resort roster. Located above the Talamanca resort on the cliffs of Cap Martinet, Destino offers some of the best views of Ibiza Town that can be found anywhere on the island. Destino is sometimes used for huge open-air parties with world-famous DJs but also hosts its own nightclub, TOX, that is hidden away in the basement of the venue.

 

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How to Spend a 21st Birthday in LA

21st birthdays are a rite of passage for young people ready to explore the variety of fun venues Los Angeles has to offer. With such an exciting celebration to plan, narrowing down the right places to go can be difficult when checking out venues beforehand may not be an option. Coming up with a creative 21st birthday idea for yourself or your loved one can make all the difference in kicking off the year to a lively start.

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Hotels

Your hotel choice will be the cherry on top of your 21st birthday weekend when you book a destination fit for rest and relaxation. The Mondrian is centrally located on Sunset Strip and has an iconic pool with infinite views of the city. The trendy W Hotel is a bustling Hollywood Boulevard hotspot that places you right in the center of the action. If you stay at The London West Hollywood, you’ll be in the lap of luxury with the hotel’s glamorous feel and beautiful views. The elegant design of the Kimpton La Peer hotel makes for a photo-worthy experience and has a prime location right off of the iconic Melrose Boulevard. The stylish Dream Hollywood is also a coveted destination due its location and variety of sister nightlife properties right next door.

 

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Activities

A newfound taste for wine is sure to develop after a 21st birthday visit to the Tasting Room at Malibu Wines. The rustic destination will let you and your group try out their variety of selections along with enjoying live music and events on the weekend. For a more adrenaline-fueled birthday event, Exotics Racing lets you experience some of the fastest cars on the planet at their private speedway. Sit in with a professional driver during a drifting thrill ride or take the wheel yourself for a high-octane escape. If laid back fun is more of your b-day style, book a lane at the trendy Highland Park Bowl for beers with friends, or reserve a karaoke room with bottle service at the speakeasy destination Break Room 86. Video game fans will have a blast at Button Mash, a “barcade” with a variety of vintage arcade games along with an extensive beer selection. Take your birthday to new heights with a helicopter tour of Los Angeles that will give you a bird’s eye view of the City of Angels.

 

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Dining

A chic 21st birthday dinner can create the best memories and in Los Angeles, you can choose from any of the thriving selection of hot spots to make the moment special. Dine at Catch for a beautiful rooftop location with a stylish crowd to match. For an intimate hideaway, reserve a table at Delilah in their vintage-inspired setting fit with burlesque dancers and the occasional live jazz performance. If the West side is more your speed, head to rooftop spot Elephante to take in the sunset while enjoying the Californian and Southern Italian menu of delicious eats. Tao is one of the city’s most trendy dining destinations with an expansive layout and Asian-inspired dishes that attract an A-list clientele to its Hollywood location. After a weekend of partying, check out Gracias Madre for brunch to indulge in their plant-based menu that satisfies vegans and meat lovers alike.

 

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Day Partying

Sometimes celebrating during the day is the answer, and LA’s unbeatable weather will ensure a perfect 21st birthday atmosphere. Head to EP & LP and book Frankie’s Private Bar to ring in the day with all your closest friends, or lounge at their open seating patio for a casual toast under the sun. Santa Monica’s neighborhood favorite The Bungalow is a great destination for a birthday with plenty of tables to reserve for your special day. The colorful Hollywood rooftop spot Mama Shelter also makes for an Instagram-worthy celebration, or book a poolside room at The Roosevelt Hotel to have a prime location at their weekend pool parties without even leaving your hotel room. You can also rise to the top of the Dream Hotel to visit The Highlight Room, a rooftop destination perfect for taking in some poolside sunshine while dancing to tunes from a live DJ.

 

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Nightclubs

The best part of any 21st birthday is showing your newly legal ID at the hottest nightclubs in town. Warwick is a go to for a birthday bash with their large space and extravagant décor creating the perfect backdrop to your night. Try out Avenue and experience their modern indoor space connected to a vibrant atrium garden. One of the most exclusive spots in the city is the A-list favorite Poppy, boasting DJs and world-renowned musical performances in the whimsical setting. The newly revitalized nightclub Bootsy Bellows has an elegant, Palm Springs-inspired look for you to party the night away in style. Music lovers will appreciate the vibe at The Peppermint Club, known for its live performances and energetic weekend atmosphere.

 

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Bars & Speakeasies

Gathering with friends at a bar is a great way to have a 21st birthday with a little something for everyone. The most recent Houston Hospitality venue Madame Siam will have you dancing the night away in their energetic circus-themed space. Silver Lake’s Tenants of the Trees is also a prime option for laid back dancing with their hip hop room and main room blasting a mix of throwback selections. For those who prefer games over a dance floor, Casey’s Irish Pub lets you try their Irish whiskey and beer selections while practicing your skills in skee ball, ping pong, pool and plenty more. You’ll love the tiki theme at Lono, a spacious bar on Hollywood Boulevard known for its tropical drinks and vibrant crowd. If you’re in Downtown LA, Clifton’s is a historic bar with five separate levels of dancing and drinking along with a speakeasy hidden behind a secret door. Karaoke fans will love Tramp Stamp Granny’s, a chic, Hollywood piano bar where a live pianist leads the crowd in singing top hits for a one-of-a-kind experience.

 

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