Step aside, destination weddings – a new trend is in town, and it's all about destination birthdays. Just imagine celebrating your special day in a dream rental, where cocktails flow and a stunning backdrop sets the scene. Whether it's a serene beach escape, an immersive cultural experience, or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, we have destination birthday ideas to promise an unforgettable celebration.
Now you can recapture the thrill and joy that used to fill the days leading up to your childhood birthday by booking one of these 22 vacation hotspots below.
Beachside Birthday Parties
Beach destinations have an undeniable appeal for birthday celebrations because of the natural beauty, relaxing ambiance, and the opportunity to indulge in seaside recreations. Check out these perfect escapes.
Miami, FL -Say hello to the shore when you jet ski or parasail. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush. Miami is also known for its nightlife, so if you would like to turn up, South Beach is the spot to do it. Ocean drive has go-to bars like The ScapeGoat and Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery with tropical cocktails galore.
Destin, FL - Destin, often referred to as the "Emerald Coast," has some of the most stunning beaches. The distinct color of the Gulf of Mexico waters is striking and sets it apart from other beach destinations. A city also known for its charm, makes it the perfect place to host a beach bonfire party with s’mores and live music. If you’re looking to upgrade to a ticket of luxury, take a private yacht charter.
Ocean City, MD - Why not take a trip to the East Coast in the summer? People from around the country busy Ocean City’s iconic boardwalk. If you are looking for a cheaper trip than the Hamptons (with the same fun), rent a beachfront house and throw a beach party with volleyball, sandcastle building, explore Seacrets, and take surfing lessons.
Palm Springs, CA - Palm Springs, known for its palm trees, stunning desert and mountain views and resort and spa culture is the West Coast city to indulge in. It’s time to book that vacation rental, and have a poolside birthday party to remember.
So you like the bustling city streets, do you? Dress to nines with all of your closest friends, and see what trouble you can get into. From Soho in New York City to Midtown in Atlanta, we'll showcase a variety of city birthday party destinations that promise to make your celebration an unforgettable urban adventure.
New York, NY - Ever been captivated by a New York rooftop party scene in a movie? Why not make it a reality for your birthday? Host your celebration at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, a penthouse bar & lounge with a rooftop garden, live music, and an array of global bites & brunch options. During the day, indulge in the magic of Broadway with a captivating show, followed by an upscale dining experience to complete your perfect day in the city that never sleeps.
Las Vegas, NV - Your birthday may not be a pre-wedding party, but Vegas is still the perfect spot to celebrate! Embrace the glitz and glam by dressing in sparkles and host a casino-themed birthday bash in a luxurious suite at the Bellagio. Experience the excitement of thrilling nightlife, world-class entertainment, and unforgettable poolside parties for a birthday celebration like no other.
Atlanta, GA - From the upscale neighborhood of Buckhead to the hip vibes of Midtown, Atlanta offers a myriad of options to explore for your birthday celebration. For a unique and delightful experience, consider hosting a progressive dinner party at The Consulate Restaurant, where you can indulge in a rotating menu of international small plates served in a lush and retro setting, complete with a stylish full bar. Day Activities include attractions like the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coca-Cola.
Chicago, IL - There is nothing like seeing the coast in Chicago. Enjoy a skyline cruise on Lake Michigan followed by a birthday dinner at The Capital Grille, right next to Navy Pier. Explore museums like The Art Institute of Chicago and many of the vibrant neighborhoods in Chi Town like The Loop in heart of downtown.
Adrenaline junkie? Seeking something a little more thrilling? Adventure-based birthday parties are exactly what you're looking for! Whether it's booking a ski trip down the mountains in Colorado or going camping in the picturesque mountains of Asheville, these celebrations immerse you in the beauty of the wilderness. Adventure parties cater to a wide range of interests, making sure you have an unforgettable and exciting birthday experience. So, get ready to embrace the thrill and create amazing memories on your special day!
Gatinburg, TN - Looking to add a scenic backdrop to your birthday celebration? Consider organizing a hiking and camping adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains! As one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, it boasts breathtaking landscapes, perfect for ziplining, white water rafting, and mountain biking.
Denver, CO - Crested Butte, Vail, and Aspen are all fantastic choices for booking a mountain retreat in Colorado. You'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vast ecosystem, with activities like skiing or snowboarding during winter, and hiking and rock climbing in the summer. To add a touch of adventure and take in the stunning mountain views, consider going on a thrilling hot air balloon ride
Scottsdale, AZ - In Scottsdale, adventure awaits beyond its incredible bars and nightlife—it's surrounded by the Sonoran Desert. Embrace the thrill of an outdoor adventure birthday party with desert ATV tours, exhilarating horseback riding, and a relaxing dip in the hot springs.
Asheville, NC - Nestled close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest, Asheville is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, making it an ideal adventure getaway for birthdays. Explore the scenic beauty with hiking and waterfall tours, and savor the region's rich craft beer culture with brewery hopping.
When it comes to celebrating birthdays in style, nothing compares to the indulgence of luxurious retreats. Picture lavish amenities and plush views, with every detail meticulously tailored to create a memorable and unforgettable experience. Whether you dream of a serene beachfront villa or a majestic mountain lodge, these exquisite birthday party destinations promise to leave you and your loved ones in awe.
Fredericksburg, TX - Dubbed as the second Napa Valley, Fredericksburg, TX, invites you to celebrate your birthday in style by renting a private vineyard estate surrounded by rolling vineyards. What better way to mark the occasion than with wine tastings, where you and your guests can savor the rich flavors and raise a toast to the joyous event. Indulge in the finest wines, gourmet dining, and spa treatments, immersing yourself in the beauty and charm of the Texas Hill Country.
Palm Springs, CA - Palm Springs, CA beckons you to indulge in a glamorous birthday celebration like no other. Rent a private villa with a pool and immerse yourself in luxury as you host an unforgettable poolside party. Additionally, known for its indulgent spa treatments and numerous golf courses, this California town offers the perfect opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy challenging play amidst breathtaking views.
Aspen, CO - Craving a snowy summit getaway for your birthday? Celebrate in style at a luxury ski resort like Aspen Ski Mountain Resort, where you can have your very own private chalet. Embrace the thrill of skiing and snowboarding down the pristine slopes, and after an exhilarating day on the mountain, unwind with après-ski parties i
San Diego, CA - Love beaches, tequila, and tacos? You're in for a treat! San Diego is renowned for its delectable bites and libations. To make your birthday celebration extra special, rent a beachfront home and throw an upscale party with a private chef, a selection of fine wines, and unforgettable yacht excursion
There's something unparalleled about visiting a place with rich foods and an awesome history. Make your day extra special as you wander through the brick streets of old cities and immerse yourself in the tantalizing culturally rich foods. It's your birthday, and all these cities offer the perfect recipe for making amazing memories that will stay with you long after the celebration ends.
New Orleans, LA - Creole cuisine? Yes, please! Visit New Orleans for an extra special birthday celebration in the heart of the French Quarter. Listen to soul-stirring rhythms of live jazz music, indulge in a private Mardi Gras-themed party, and savor a mouthwatering Creole feast.
Nashville, TN - Nashville is a mecca for country music lovers and offers so many experiences that cater to the spirit of the genre. For your birthday, the perfect celebration should be country-themed, visiting famous honky-tonks, enjoying live music, and exploring the Country Music Hall of Fame or Grand Ole Opry.
Charleston, SC - Charleston: Where Charm Meets History. This enchanting city captivates with its stunning historic architecture, boasting vibrant Georgian-style houses famously known as Rainbow Row. From delightful birthday brunches at charming restaurants to elegant private garden parties, hospitality abounds at every turn. Discover the allure of Charleston as you celebrate another year.
Savannah, GA - For those who enjoy a touch of mystery and intrigue, Savannah's reputation as one of the most haunted cities in the United States makes it an exciting destination for ghost tours and exploring spooky legends, adding a thrilling element to the birthday experience. Plus, its riverboat cruises and southern cuisine are unmatched.
Whether you're reuniting your close-knit circle, now scattered across the globe, or embarking on an exciting journey to a new city, birthday destinations offer the perfect opportunity to bring together those you cherish most and create precious bonding moments. From beach vacays to thrill-seeking adventures, the world is yours. Cheers to another year, and the joy of exploring new horizons: It's time to secure that ticket and treat yourself to some well-deserved time off.