The US definitely has plenty to offer the party-goers in search of the best nightlife. Various dance clubs, jazz clubs, and bars can be found across the country. But what cities offer the best nightlife? From the East Coast to the West Coast and everywhere in between, here’s a look at 5 cities that offer prime nightlife options.

LAS VEGAS

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The “Sin City” of the US always makes the top lists when it comes to nightlife. Casinos, clubs, and endless show choices give visitors plenty to choose from. Los Vegas has a reputation for being one huge party, and with its 24/7 nightlife vibe, you can surely find something to keep you entertained.

Aside from its appeal for the wild bachelor parties and shotgun weddings, the city has come a long way when it comes to offering more than just casinos. Sure, you can still indulge in the high-roller fantasy with all of the glitz and glamour. But there’s also plenty of other entertainment to choose from. That’s why Vegas is always a “go to” spot for party-goers of every kind.

Another great thing about Las Vegas is how you can spend your down time. If you need to nurse that hangover or recover from a hard night of partying, you’ll find plenty of options for that too. Luxury spas, gourmet restaurants, and high-end shopping just may be what the doctor ordered after all of that crazy Vegas partying!

NEW YORK CITY

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Cosmopolitan, chic, and crazy may be three words to describe the “Big Apple,” and its nightlife might just live up to those expectations as well! New York may be well-known for its skyscrapers and distinctive neighborhoods but its nightlife also has a reputation for being as eclectic and diverse as the native New Yorkers themselves.

You’re definitely not sure to find more nightlife variety than in the “City that Never Sleeps.” Upscale nightclubs, all night dance halls, and hole-in-the-wall bars can be found around every corner. Looking for an all inclusive bottle service club? Check out the Meatpacking District. In the mood for something a bit more low key? Seek out a dive bar in the East Village. New York has a party to suit everyone’s needs. Just remember to bring plenty of money…because it’s also one of the most expensive cities in the US!

NEW ORLEANS

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Of course this southern city is known for throwing the biggest party of the year during Mardi Gras. But New Orleans also has plenty of fun to offer all year round. And with its eclectic people, jazzy vibe, and plenty of nightlife options, it’s a must to check out if you’re heading south.

Music fans will love the New Orleans nightlife. Plenty of jazz, blues, and rock n’ roll can be heard in the streets and in the bars and clubs. Don’t forget to check out the famous Bourbon Street, known for its wild and sometimes quite eccentric entertainment.

It doesn’t have to be Mardi Gras here to be able to feel the party atmosphere. New Orleans definitely knows how to throw a party no matter the occasion. And after a night of partying, be sure to check out the delicious Cajun food offerings around the city!

MIAMI

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Florida is one of the top family vacation destinations in the US. The city of Miami, however, ranks higher in noise and nightlife than it does for being family friendly. So this Florida city is a definite hot-spot for those looking for a good time with plenty of nightlife options.

Miami’s nightlife is known for heating up after dark…and not just because of the hot Florida weather! The famously chic South Beach offers plenty of posh lounges and dance clubs. But if you’re looking for something a bit more affordable, there’s plenty of that in the city too. Miami offers a bit of something for everyone. But if you’re heading for South Beach, don’t forget your wallet. It’s known for expensive cocktails and high-end, exclusive clubs.

CHICAGO

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The Midwest’s “Windy City” tends to get looked over when it comes to nightlife. But it actually has quite a lot to offer. As the third largest city in the US, there are plenty of after-hours activities to choose from.

Chi-town has plenty to offer those looking for a more “artistic” night out on the town. There are plenty of live music options as well as dancing and theatrical performances too. If you’re strictly looking to get your party on, you’ll have no problem with that either. Chicago is full of booming nightclubs and swanky lounges. Or you can make it more low-key and choose a more laid back neighborhood bar.

And just because it’s the Midwest, doesn’t mean Chicago doesn’t know how to party. Many bars are clubs are open past midnight. Some even stay open until last call at dawn! For a more eclectic nightlife vibe, seek out an underground club or a rooftop lounge that offers awesome views of the Chicago skyline.