Wondering which is the city that never sleeps?
Well, not one, there’s a list.
As humans, we may not have found an antidote to sleep (not that sleep is a disease, but did you know that we spend one third of our lives just sleeping!); but these cities certainly have! From 24-hour restaurants to all-night clubs and casinos, some metropolitans mock the concept that nights are for sleeping.
Here are the best cities for nightlife –
So for all the night owls out there, you’ll now know where to head for your next ‘outing’. Read on!
City that never sleeps: NYC
The first city to earn the nickname of a “City That Never Sleeps”, New York is a city of superlatives. It is America’s biggest and most exciting business and cultural capital – the country’s trendsetter. The city lets you choose your own nocturnal adventure – you can both opt for after-hour nightclubs and hip, underground bars, or go for a quiet mid-night horse ride in Central Park. Apart from that, NYC subway system provides 24-hour public transportation, which makes it easy to seek out that all-night hardware or grocery store or even a salon.
The vibrant Cairo city is one of Africa’s largest and most populated cities. The city’s striking pyramids, numerous captivating minarets and the never-ending Nile River makes it a paradise for every culture vulture. At the same time, it also has its trendy suburbs and contemporary architecture, making this bustling metropolis a beautiful blend of both, the modern and the medieval world.
No wonder, Cairo follows the unusual 24-hour timeline. Puff a late-night sheesha or leisurely enjoy a sugary shai (Egyptian tea), as you watch your day end in the “city of a thousand minarets.”
Madrid was recently declared as the Spanish city that has the most developed after-hours identity. It is not uncommon to see a traffic jams at 3 AM or hip clubs opening only post-midnight in this Spanish capital. American writer Ernest Hemingway once wrote “Nobody goes to bed in Madrid till they have killed the night!” And looks like he was right on mark!
Known as the New York of India, Mumbai’s after-hours are intoxicatingly eclectic. The city is built on seven islands, and is the commercial, fashion, film, and financial lifeline of India. From delicious food joints at Chowpatty, to late-night strolls at Marine Drive, to trendy nightclubs and lounges – Mumbai sure has it all!
This Latin-American capital is sensual, raucous, and peppy at the same time! Also referred to as Paris of South America, Buenos Aires has every attraction that a visitor could want – from museums to tango clubs, gardens to neighbourhoods, beaches to forests, and boutiques to open markets. With sizzling music and lively tango clubs, Buenos Aires is a city that never sleeps, and never bores.
A name immortalized by movies worldwide, the city of Las Vegas is fun personified. This hyper-reality city can excite possibly anyone through its 24-hour casinos, glamorous hotels, nightlife, parties, and other numerous attractions. With famous taglines like ‘Sin City’ and “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, Las Vegas is undoubtedly the ultimate nightlife destination.
Morocco’s most exotic city, Marrakesh is filled with palaces, tombs, markets and myriad entertainment options. It is easy to get lost in its many alleys and markets, and the action packed Djemaa El-Fna square at the city centre is enough to keep you occupied and intrigued for days. Any person who’s lived or visited this intoxicating city will agree that Marrakesh is one place that barely pauses for breath at night.
‘The City of Lights’, as it is rightly called, Paris is one of the most beautiful places to be in after dark. The illuminated Eiffel tower, brightly lit cobbled streets, and perky cafes and nightclubs – all make this French capital the best post sun-down.