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City Breaks: Top Destinations

Why You Should Consider A Weekend Getaway

A weekend getaway is the ideal holiday for those on a busy schedule and a tight budget. Two to three days of vacation is enough to relax without draining your wallet. Short breaks allow you to discover what you really enjoy, inspiring future trips.

The Best Destinations for Weekend Getaways

If it's just you looking to get away, weekend getaways on the beach or enjoying a vibrant city atmosphere are rewarding options. Florida is known for its white sand beaches with on-site bars and restaurants. Florida's beachside cities also have thriving downtown scenes. Chicago is likewise a popular city break destination in summer because of its festivals, diverse restaurants and unique cultural tours. Locations like these are ideal for couples and single travelers who want to treat themselves.

Family Weekend Getaways

A family getaway is best when it's packed with activities. Destinations like Texas offer theme parks, water parks, hiking and camping grounds in extremely diverse landscapes, from the Great Plains and Coastal Plains to towering mountains and the Rio Grande river. In Austin, take a boat ride or go hiking with the youngsters at Lady Bird Lake. Wisconsin is also a good choice; the resort city of Lake Geneva has one of the largest indoor water parks open your-round. Whether it's summer or winter, vacationers of all ages can take advantage of these attractions. Parents can take it easy while their children play, or join in the fun.

Why Plan a Weekend Getaway?

Using the weekend to get away is a cost-effective alternative. With just enough time to explore and rest, vacationers can take it all in without neglecting daily life for too long. Hit several destinations in a year rather than just one, and stack up the memories.

Club Price Index


Where are the world's best cities for nightlife? From Montréal to Melbourne, thousands of cities across the globe rave about their club scene as a way of attracting party visitors. Deciding on where to dance and trying to find best places to party is the top priority of new arrivals. Many people plan entire vacations around dancing the night away on some of the world's most sought after dance floors.


HomeToGo has produced a guide to the world's 50 best cities for nightlife in 2018. After considering hundreds of destinations around the world, we selected the final 50 based on the number of venues, the number of events listed, and the quality of these events based on online ratings. Below, you can discover the destinations that are the most and least affordable places to party. We've also added a venues per capita rank, to highlight cities where you're most likely to come across a nightlife venue!

The World's 50 Best Cities for Nightlife

Rank
City
Country
Cover Charge
Beer
Long Drink
Shot
Total Cost
1
Cape Town
South Africa
$5.00
$2.08
$5.83
$2.92
$15.83
2
Warsaw
Poland
$8.82
$2.94
$4.41
$2.35
$18.53
3
Prague
Czech Republic
$14.58
$2.67
$5.35
$3.40
$26.00
4
Calgary
Canada
$11.89
$3.96
$6.34
$3.96
$26.16
5
Edinburgh
UK
$7.09
$5.67
$10.64
$3.55
$26.95
6
São Paulo
Brazil
$14.75
$2.95
$7.37
$2.95
$28.02
7
Leipzig
Germany
$12.92
$3.69
$7.38
$4.31
$28.30
8
Perth
Australia
$9.68
$5.81
$9.29
$3.87
$28.64
9
Hamburg
Germany
$12.30
$4.31
$9.84
$2.46
$28.91
10
Tampa
USA
$10.00
$5.00
$8.00
$7.00
$30.00
11
Glasgow
UK
$14.19
$4.82
$8.51
$2.84
$30.36
12
Austin
USA
$10.00
$6.00
$7.50
$7.00
$30.50
13
Leeds
UK
$11.35
$4.97
$9.93
$4.26
$30.50
14
Brisbane
Australia
$7.74
$6.19
$8.90
$7.74
$30.58
15
Adelaide
Australia
$10.84
$4.65
$8.52
$6.97
$30.98
16
Detroit
USA
$11.50
$5.00
$10.00
$5.00
$31.50
17
Berlin
Germany
$14.76
$4.06
$8.61
$4.31
$31.74
18
Montreal
Canada
$15.85
$3.96
$7.92
$4.76
$32.49
19
Nottingham
UK
$11.35
$5.67
$9.93
$5.67
$32.63
20
Newcastle
UK
$14.19
$5.67
$8.51
$4.97
$33.34
21
Frankfurt
Germany
$12.30
$4.31
$12.30
$4.92
$33.83
22
Orlando
USA
$14.00
$5.50
$8.50
$7.00
$35.00
23
Lyon
France
$15.99
$4.92
$9.23
$4.92
$35.06
24
Vancouver
Canada
$15.85
$4.76
$9.51
$5.55
$35.67
25
Amsterdam
Netherlands
$15.99
$4.06
$10.46
$5.54
$36.05
26
Moscow
Russia
$16.21
$5.67
$8.92
$5.67
$36.47
27
Manchester
UK
$15.61
$5.67
$11.35
$4.26
$36.89
28
Madrid
Spain
$18.46
$4.92
$9.84
$3.69
$36.91
29
New Orleans
USA
$15.00
$6.00
$10.00
$6.00
$37.00
30
Bristol
UK
$14.19
$5.96
$11.35
$5.96
$37.45
31
Melbourne
Australia
$14.52
$5.81
$9.68
$7.74
$37.74
32
Rome
Italy
$13.53
$6.15
$12.30
$6.15
$38.14
33
Toronto
Canada
$17.84
$5.55
$8.72
$6.34
$38.44
34
Brussels
Belgium
$18.46
$4.92
$9.84
$5.54
$38.76
35
Barcelona
Spain
$17.22
$6.15
$12.30
$3.69
$39.37
36
Sydney
Australia
$15.48
$6.19
$10.06
$7.74
$39.48
37
Paris
France
$18.46
$6.15
$9.84
$6.15
$40.60
38
Dublin
Ireland
$18.46
$6.15
$13.53
$6.15
$44.29
39
London
UK
$21.28
$6.38
$12.77
$4.97
$45.40
40
Tokyo
Japan
$27.96
$6.52
$6.52
$5.59
$46.61
41
San Diego
USA
$18.00
$7.00
$12.00
$10.00
$47.00
42
San Francisco
USA
$24.00
$8.00
$10.00
$8.00
$50.00
43
Los Angeles
USA
$23.00
$7.50
$14.00
$10.00
$54.50
44
Stockholm
Sweden
$26.10
$7.12
$16.61
$4.75
$54.57
45
Chicago
USA
$27.00
$7.50
$12.50
$8.00
$55.00
46
Miami
USA
$20.50
$10.00
$15.00
$12.00
$57.50
47
Zurich
Switzerland
$25.91
$8.29
$16.58
$8.29
$59.07
48
New York City
USA
$25.00
$9.00
$15.00
$12.00
$61.00
49
Las Vegas
USA
$45.00
$8.00
$12.00
$10.00
$75.00
50
Ibiza
Spain
$61.52
$14.76
$19.69
$9.82
$105.79

Some Key Takeaways from the Dancefloor

Key Findings from the 2018 Club Price Index

Where to Dance on a Budget

View of a mountain with the city of Cape Town below, lit up at night
View of Warsaw skyline with a blue sky backdrop
View of the Charles Bridge in Prague lit up at night

Where to Start Saving For

View of skyscrapers in New York City lit up at night-time
View of the entrance sign to Las Vegas under a blue sky
View of the Ibiza coastline lit up at night-time


Popular Party Destinations With Affordable Accommodations


Save money on your accommodation in these six leading destinations, and then you can really splurge when you hit the club!



London(1950+ venues)

Accommodations from $19

Big Ben in London under a dark blue sky

Berlin(1250+ venues)

Accommodations from $28

View of the blue skies over Berlin at night-time

Paris(750+ venues)

Accommodations from $33

View of the Arc De Triomphe under blue skies

Miami(400+ venues)

Accommodations from $41

View of the Miami skyline at night

Chicago(300+ venues)

Accommodations from $23

View of the Chicago skyline at night
A view of the Los Angeles skyline with snow-topped mountains in the background


How We Produced This Guide about the Price of Clubbing in 50 Cities


To decide on the top 50 club destinations worldwide, we used online mapping tools, events listings websites, and city guides to understand the number of venues in hundreds of cities around the world. We used the same sites to identify which cities have the most venues, and the most events listed. We used online user review websites to understand the quality of the venues. The shortlist compromises the cities with the most venues, the highest number of events listings, and the top-rated user reviews.


To rank the cities based on price, we contacted at least 5 venues in each city to find out their cover charge and drinks prices. Based on this data, we calculated a city average for each of the 50 destinations. We contacted the top-rated clubs in each city, using online user review websites to judge which were the best quality. For more information on the different price categories, please see the list below:


Cover charge: Cost of entry on a Saturday night.

Price of a beer: 12 oz. domestically produced beer.

Price of a long drink: One regular gin & tonic.

Price of a shot: 1 oz. vodka.


To produce the venues per capita ranking, we divided the total number of licensed venues in each city by the city's most recent population estimate. Population estimates are available online and are calculated by city councils based on census data. 


All prices in USD. Exchange rates were calculated on Friday, April 13th, 2018. For additional information and interview requests, please contact press@hometogo.com.

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