Sometimes all you want to do is escape and have a good time. And by that we mean get together with friends or family members to socialise, have fun and party late into the night - or even into the small hours of the morning. Think iconic clubs featuring international DJs, beach bars with scenic backdrops and once-in-a-lifetime festivals.

With so many good party destinations to choose from it can be hard to decide where to go. Well, you're in luck; we're here to help you figure that out. On this page we've got plenty of top tips and ideas on where to travel to for a good nightlife experience the world over - whatever your criteria.

Find out which cities are rated the best for nightlife and where Parisians go for a night on the town. Discover cool gig venues, glamorous cocktail joints and cosy pubs. Party like a local in the beer tents of Oktoberfest or dance the night away at the Notting Hill Carnival. Don't want to follow the herd? No problem. We've got ideas for quirky city breaks and alternative stag and hen dos that will help you stand out from the crowd. Browse around for more inspiration - and keep checking back for new ideas for party holidays that are added all the time.

If you want to plan your party holiday around what's going on, check our festivals and events section. Or, if one of your best mates is getting married, browse our articles on stag and hen parties.

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