It’s possibly your most carefree decade, so make it count in one of these fun-lovin’ locales.
1. The Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas, NV)
From the sweet nightlife and chic restaurants to the cool pools and hot crowd, one could argue that there’s no better place to be than Sin City when you’re young and just looking for a good time.
2. 6th Street (Austin, TX)
Whether you’re there during famous festival South by Southwest or not, Austin’s bustling main drag is filled with live music and quirky characters.
3. The High Line (Manhattan, NY)
Bring a book, a friend, or someone special to this urban park that’s smack-dab in the middle of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
4. Provincetown, MA
The flamboyant, joyous summertime spirit of this Cape Cod town makes for a one-of-a-kind experience.
5. Bourbon Street (New Orleans, LA)
Let loose with a Hurricane cocktail on one of the country’s ultimate party streets.
6. Santa Monica Pier (Santa Monica, CA)
For some old-fashioned amusement, hop on the famous ferris wheel at this iconic beachside spot.
7. Universal CityWalk (Orlando, FL)
Take a detour from Disneyworld and head to this grown-up oasis to claim your crown as the Dancing Queen or King of Karaoke.
8. The Honky Tonks on Broadway (Nashville TN)
You don’t have to be a country fan to appreciate the hootin’, hollerin’ fun that is Robert’s Western World or the Paradise Park Trailer Resort.
9. Harvard Square (Cambridge, MA)
It’s okay if you don’t call the Ivy League institution your alma mater; a stroll through the stately campus and its surrounding restaurants and boutiques will surely boost your brainpower.
10. Magnificent Mile (Chicago, IL)
Chi-town’s ultimate stretch of shops just begs you to indulge in some retail therapy, even if only to window shop.
11. King Street (Charleston, SC)
Soak up the southern charm and pick up a distinguished antique for your abode
12. Rockaway Beach (Queens, NY)
Punk legends the Ramones helped make it famous … but you can make your mark on this legendary stretch of sand, too.
13. The Jersey Shore
No matter how silly Snooki and The Situation made it look, the Boardwalk will always hold a certain irresistible attraction.
14. Ocean Drive (Miami Beach, FL)
Shake your groove thing at any one of the incredible dance club that dot South Beach’s waterfront drag.
15. Market Street (San Francisco, CA)
Funky and vibrant, San Fran’s main thoroughfare provides prime people-watching, unique boutiques, and gourmet grub.
16. Riverwalk (San Antonio, TX)
It’s a total fiesta any time of year at the Riverwalk, which is basically a one-stop-party-shop complete with riverboat restaurants and the longest wooden bar in the state of Texas.
17. Voodoo Donuts (Portland, OR)
Quick! Grab a sinful maple-frosted donut topped with bacon, before your metabolism catches up with you!
18. Pike Place Market (Seattle, WA)
Sure, you can catch a fish here at any age, but it might be a little easier with youth and dexterity on your side.
19. Downtown Asheville, NC
A mountainous enclave is teeming with craft beer breweries and hip art galleries. When you’ve had your fill of culture, take a hike!
20. Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival (Indio, CA)
This annual desert gathering encourages you to get in touch with your inner flower child. You don’t have to “rough it,” but that’s half of the fun.