7. New York City
No list of party capitals would be complete without including New York, the city that never sleeps. Sure it’s crazy expensive and teeming with people, but if you’re looking for a huge variety of vibrant nightlife scenes it’s hard to beat the Big Apple. Finding an affordable hotel in New York can be a nightmare, although with the proliferation of Air BnB rentals there are now more low cost options available.
New York has it all: great restaurants, music and culture. You’ll find intimate dives along with cavernous nightclubs filled with celebrities. All this entertainment won’t come cheap, but luckily for the budget traveler just walking down the street on a Saturday night in an area like Greenwich Village or Chelsea can seem like a party. Low cost airline flights to New York can be found from almost every major U.S. airport, so what’s stopping you?