Some cities are best seen during the day, some at night. Here, we have put together some of the cities around the world that offer the best night life for night owls. From the cuisine, lights, music and bars, these cities stand out for what they offer to visitors during the night.
1. Paris, France
Not surprising is it? Paris is depicted in countless movies as the city of lights and one of the most romantic places on earth. Parisians themselves can never determine whether Paris is more beautiful by day or at night. You’ll be drawn to the beautifully lit streets and rivers. Quite a dazzling city to spend a while with your partner! For those of you who are more interested in clubbing, you won’t be disappointed either. There’s something in Paris for everyone.
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
For those of you who have seen The Fault in Our Stars, you know this is yet another city for star crossed lovers at night. Other night activity filled areas include late night cafes, discos, red-light area. The Jimmy Woo is one of the trendiest clubs in Amsterdam where the party continues till dawn. The River Amstel runs through the city, providing great opportunities to
grab your loved one and go for long walks. Amsterdam is also home to Concertgebouw, the second most visited concert hall in the world. So if you find yourself in Amsterdam, make sure you visit this concert hall.
3. Tokyo, Japan
When night falls, the city of Tokyo turns into a bustling metropolis. It’s not just the streets you can wander around. Many skyscrapers have restaurants on the top most floor, where you can enjoy both the scrumptious food and the spectacular view. If you’re just looking for the view, then there are many observational decks in towers and tall buildings providing a great spot to gaze at the city. As if these aren’t enough, there are even helicopter rides over the city. A fifteen minute helicopter ride costs about 25,000 yen. There’s more- bruit cruises to enjoy the waterfront scenery! A three hour cruise with dinner along Tokyo Bay will cost you 8,000 yen. For a cruise without dinner, it’s 4,000 to 5,000 yen.
4. Bangkok, Thailand
Like Tokyo, Bangkok has its share of roof top restaurants and bars where you can sip your drink and enjoy the view, millionaire- movie style. Be prepared to be blown away by the ladyboy shows where women adorned in glittery costumes perform to music dedicated to the female form. You can cruise along Bangkok’s River of Kings. These cruises are a perfect blend of Thai cuisine, culture and history. Moreover, you can enjoy the sparkling temples and the bustling river life. For shopaholics, Bangkok is the perfect destination- the night markets sell all things at a low cost which can go even lower if you can bargain. Party goers can hit the bars and nightclubs. Sip a drink and join the others on the dance floor!
5. Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An at night is a treat to all your senses. There’s much to see, hear and eat. If you want to experience the best of Hoi An’s night life, then head over to the Ancient Town and Riverside. Here, there are countless bistros, cafes, bars, artistic lounges and live music venues. After sunset, Hoi An transforms into a dazzling display of streets lit with traditional lanterns, folk dance performances and glowing candles floating down the Thu Bon River. While some cities do turn in for the night early, these spots stay open and busy for visitors looking to enjoy a few drinks and mix with the fun loving locals. The bars serve some of the cheapest beer in the world and the DJ plays a variety of music till closing time.
6. Rome, Italy
If you want to toss a coin in Rome’s Trevi Fountain, then you better do it at night. The fountain is so packed with tourists during the day that you’ll have to elbow and push quite a lot of people to get by. At night, the place is deserted! Add to it the lights, and you’ll get an Instagram worthy picture. The Colosseum is actually closed at night, but even then you can purchase specialized tours. Experiencing history at night without a stampede of people is something else! If you’re looking to gulp down a few drinks and relax, there are plenty of roof top bars too. Rome’s culture is served in a silver platter at the stunning Teatro
dell’Opera. Don’t miss out!