16 Mar 2015
Celebrating a milestone birthday at an exotic locale makes it even more memorable.
While destination weddings have been popular for over a decade, baby boomers are jumping on the bandwagon and celebrating milestone birthdays or anniversaries in out the way locations.
Whether you’re turning 30 with a view of the Las Vegas Strip or reuniting with a dozen college friends in New Orleans, a destination birthday honors the occasion, making it truly memorable and maybe even crossing an item off your travel bucket list.
Top 5 Birthday Destinations
in the Continental United States
Las Vegas, NV
If it’s not a party unless you and your friends are there then Vegas is the place for you. Vegas remains a popular birthday destination because there’s always something to do. Often called an adult playground, there are hundreds of restaurants and clubs to choose from. But, that’s not all. Visit the mobster museums; experience amazing spa and wellness spots; even ride a zipline. Be sure to check out The Cosmopolitan the most popular casino in Las Vegas.
New Orleans, LA
With its many fabulous shops, mouth-watering restaurants, luxury spas and AMAZING nightlife, New Orleans is frequently a top spot for a destination birthday getaway. During the day, browse boutiques on Magazine Street or antiques on Royal Street. Have your birthday friends learn some down home cooking at Langlois Culinary Crossroads. At night, lookout, there are plenty of only-in-New-Orleans spots to whoop it up. Catch a live music show in Marigny, the locals version of the French Quarter, at D.B.A. or the midnight burlesque show at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse.
San Francisco, CA
Great food, world-class wine, and pedestrian-friendly streets, San Francisco has everything for a laid back birthday getaway. Shop chic shops and cafés on Hayes Street. Explore the city with custom and specialized walking tours. The Gourmet Walks’ tours out of the Embarcadero is a must. A chocolate tour? Yes, Please! Grab a cocktail in the Mission. Dine in the Castro the listen to great live music in SOMA.
Savannah is THE quintessential southern city. Replete with historic squares and parks gets high marks for being like the ideal party girl—fun-loving, but polite enough that she never spills her drink. After exploring all the pedestrian-friendly city head on over to Jen’s and Friends for a birthday cocktail, they serve more than 300 different martinis, including the Snickers, served in a glass with chocolate, caramel, and peanuts around the rim. Happy Birthday, ya’ll.
New York, NY
New York. What can we write that hasn’t been written already? New York is America’s city and a perfect spot to celebrate a destination birthday. One of my favorite ways to introduce myself to a city is taking a walking & eating tour. Foods of New York offers several amazing options. The Original Greenwich Village: Food and Culture Walking Tour is a personal favorite. Wi†h so much to offer, theatre, shopping, music,and sightseeing there is a plethora of weekend travel packages that range from budget friendly to absolutely top drawer.