Are you looking for intriguing destinations to travel to with your friends? Whether you are planning to party, discover a new culture, or simply want to relax together, there are many incredible destinations you can visit with your pals around the globe. From USA-based destinations to international festivals and party hotspots, this list has you covered! Read on for some of the best trips to take with your friends!
Napa Valley Wine Country
If you and your friends enjoy a good bottle of wine, there’s no better place to indulge than the Napa Valley wine region in Northern California, USA. Together, Napa and Sonoma Valleys make up one of the top wine-producing regions in the world and have spectacular views and scenery! This area is accessible from nearby San Francisco or Sacramento cities; you can fly into several different airports – Oakland International (OAK); San Francisco International (SFO); Sacramento International (SMF), or Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC). Don’t forget to book airport transportation for groups up to the wineries, as you want everyone to be able to indulge in a glass or two of an adult beverage to start the journey!
Oktoberfest in Germany
Oktoberfest is one of the most well-renowned festivals in the world. Located in Munich, in the Bavarian region of Germany, the roots of this event began as a wedding celebration of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen in October 1810. The wedding lasted many days with drinking and feasting – the event was so remarkable that Bavarians began to celebrate it yearly! Nowadays, expect to see traditional Bavarian musical performances, beer tents, carnival rides, and endless liters of finely-crafted German beer from their famous brewhouses. One of the best parts of Oktoberfest – it is free to enter! So grab your lederhosen, dirndls, and a group of good friends for an unforgettable week or weekend! Prost!
The City that Never Sleeps
Fine dining in world-class restaurants, unbeatable cityscapes, top-tier shopping, and wild nightlife – what more could you ask for in a city? New York City is the perfect long weekend getaway with friends. Splitting the cost of hotels, Airbnb, or transportation with a group can make luxurious treats more accessible in this expensive city. Don’t miss a walk through Central Park, hitting world-renowned museums like the Guggenheim, MOMA, or the American Museum of Natural History, and checking out the club scene in the West Village or Meatpacking District.
Jam in Jamaica
Jamaica is a gem in the Greater Antilles Islands in the Caribbean. Jamaica isn’t only about pristine white sand beaches – this island is the birthplace of reggae music and home to beautiful mountain ranges, delicious jerk-seasoned cooking, and the world’s fastest sprinters! Jamaica has plenty of luxurious all-inclusive resort options, or you can rent a big mansion on AirBnB for a relatively low price when split amongst a group of friends. Don’t forget to visit the breathtaking waterfalls and indulge in Jamaica’s famous Red Stripe beer and popular rum varieties!
Las Vegas, Nevada, is the ultimate “friend-cation” destination. There is no better place to be with friends than Vegas, baby! Vegas is known for its massive casinos, luxurious accommodations, and spell-binding shows. This glitzy city is like no other, with its millions of lights and themed hotels that transport you to another world. It is so easy to get caught up in the glamor of Vegas that you lose all sense of time! It’s the perfect place to have a blow-out weekend, bachelor or bachelorette party, or milestone birthday celebration. Just remember – what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
Zoom through Vietnam
If you and your mates are looking for an epic adventure, give Vietnam a go! With over 2,000 miles of coastline, this country has tremendous diversity from North to South. One of the best itineraries is a top to bottom trip via motorbike. Fly into Hanoi, where you can rent a cheap motorcycle. After spending a few days in the city, cruise around the stunning Ha Long Bay. Circle around the Northern region through the rice paddies to the mountainous trekking region of Sapa. Next, head south through scenic Ninh Binh to the imperial city of Hue. Visit nearby Hoi An, famous for its tailor-made clothing, and then continue down to Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy the modern nightlife and culture before you fly out! Vietnam is one of the cheapest countries in Asia and a perfect place to explore with friends!
Party in Ibiza
This Mediterranean haven in the Balearic Islands, Spain, is known for its beautiful beaches and all-night party scene. Although cheap flights are available from many European cities – don’t be fooled; Ibiza is one of the most expensive party islands in the world. This is an ideal location to visit with friends because splitting the cost of a vacation rental, cabs, and beach beds can make Ibiza life more accessible. Don’t miss sightseeing in Ibiza Town, relaxing at beach clubs in Playa d’en Bossa, enjoying day parties at Ushuaia, and of course the nightclubs such as Amnesia, Pacha, or Hi (formerly Space).