Cities to relax by day and party by night
When planning a vacation people often feel they have to choose between relaxation and excitement, between a luxury beach resort or a lively party town. If you want to destress and forget about the challenges of everyday life, you might head for a remote island paradise, while if you need to shake things up a bit you might choose somewhere with a great club scene.
But in some places, you don’t have to choose! There are plenty of awesome cities to visit that offer peace and tranquility during the day and a vibrant celebration of music and dance at night, as well as being pretty darn gorgeous places to visit as well.
Whether you want a fun and relaxing Mediterranean cruise or a Latin American adventure that combines tunes and golden-sand beaches, there are plenty of places to choose from.
So if you’re looking for a vacation that offers both relaxation during the day and partying at night, then you might want to consider one of the following cities. From the beaches of Tulum to the vibrant nightlife in Budapest, these cities offer a unique blend of tranquility and excitement.
Don’t forget to always check the immigration requirements wherever you are headed to make sure your vacation goes off without a hitch!
On the Caribbean coast of Mexico, Tulum is arguably the quintessential destination for combining relaxation and partying. With its stunning beaches that stretch for miles, crystal-clear waters, and wellness/yoga-focused ambiance, Tulum is an unbeatable spot to unwind and center oneself, but it also boasts some of the wildness and most exciting festivals, parties, and jungle raves in the world.
From Instagram-famous boutique hotels by day to strobe lights and world-renowned DJs by night, this little slice of Mayan paradise is a truly extraordinary location that effortlessly combines tranquility with parties you’ll never forget.
Miami is one of the classic beach party destinations, known for its amazing stretches of sand, great weather, and wild nightlife. During the day, you can soak up the sun on the beach or take a stroll through one of the city’s many parks, and at night, the strip lights up and the city offers a variety of clubs, bars, and lounges, catering to all tastes and preferences.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, offers a slightly different style of vacation, but it is no less exciting. Relaxation here takes a more cultural angle, with some of the greatest museums, art galleries, and architecture in the world!
That said, Barceloneta Beach is only a few minutes from the center of town if you need a little sun, sea, and surf therapy. At night the city embraces the famous Spanish love for late-night entertainment, with incredible bars and restaurants open until dawn.
The bustling, chaotic capital city of Thailand offers a unique blend of culture, history, and entertainment that is just as exciting by night as it is relaxing by day. Take in the peace and tranquility of the city’s many temples, or relax in its gorgeous parks, before hitting up a street market as night falls and heading to the Khao San Road for a taste of the extraordinary atmosphere of Bangkok’s party scene.
Budapest is a city divided in half in more ways than one. One of the most beautiful and cultural of Europe’s remarkably high-brow capitals, you can spend the day admiring the historical architecture, enjoying art or museum exhibitions, or discovering the joys of Budapest’s natural thermal baths.
By night, head to one of the city’s infamous ‘ruin bars’ for a night you’ll never forget.