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7 Cities with the Best Nightlife in Florida

If you’re looking for a party in Florida, you’ve come to the right place. The Sunshine State is full of fun, vibrant, and exciting cities where a good night out is guaranteed. You’ll find raucous Floridian party towns across the state. Need help choosing your party holiday spot? Here’s our pick of the cities with the best nightlife in Florida.

7 Cities with the Best Nightlife in Florida

1. Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is legendary for its wild Spring Break parties – MTV filmed its first-ever Spring Break special in Dayton. However, the city isn’t just for beer-chugging college students; there’s something for everyone. Along the strip on the beach, you’ll find lots of bars and pubs, some selling excellent local craft beers. And if you want to dance the night away, check out Club 600 North and Ocean Deck.

2. Miami

Miami is famously flashy and trendy, with a booming nightlife. Sip cocktails on the many classy rooftop bars that overlook the glittering city, or dance the night away in an underground club. From the mega clubs of South Beach to the hip warehouse scene in Wynwood and Downtown, there’s something for everyone here.

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3. Key West

Key West is a raucous place in Florida, with the tropical climate making people go wild all day and all night. Famous Duval Street is the heart of the nightlife scene, and the Duval Crawl is a Key West rite of passage. As the name suggests, this is a bar crawl along Duval Street. FYI: there are over 300 bars on this street, so it is best to pace yourself.

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4. St Petersburg

Like many of the other coastal cities, St Petersburg has lots of lovely beach bars. The city also has lots of nightclubs and rooftop spots for chilled drinks. In fact, the nightlife in St Petersburg is varied and exciting. Head to Che for a night of reggaeton and salsa, or if you dream of a combination of alcohol and video games, hotfoot to Park and Rec. And if you are a country fan, two-step it to One Night Stand.

5. Orlando

Orlando is also one of the best cities for nightlife in Florida. The hub of nightlife in the city is around International Drive. Head down after work, and you’ll find plenty of happy hours happening. Downtown Orlando has a great vibe at night with buzzing taverns and bars, chilled rooftop spots, and live music venues. Some of our favourite nightclubs include Attic, Tier, EVE, and the Beacham.

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6. West Palm Beach

The city of West Palm Beach in South Florida is a party hotspot with its lively bars and buzzing atmosphere. Catch the iconic West Palm Beach sunset from a rooftop bar before heading to Clematis Street. This is the city’s historic district; at night, it comes alive with party people hitting up the many bars, clubs, and pubs.

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7. Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida’s southeastern coast, and it is a base for cruise ships and yacht workers. So, you can be sure you’ll find plenty of places to let your hair down with the sailors. The main strip is Las Olas Boulevard, teeming with bars and clubs, where you’ll find pulsating places to dance the night away, such as The Elbo Room, Rhythm and Vine, Blue Martini Lounge, and Off the Hookah.

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Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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