Best Travel Destinations to Celebrate Graduation
Congrats Grad! Whether you’re graduating from high school or receiving your associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees it’s time for you to go out in the world and explore the seven wonders. To help you find decide where to celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to curate a list of the best places to commemorate your achievements!
Here are our 15 best travel destinations to keep the graduation celebration going.
Whether you’re looking for an urban or tropical celebration Thailand has it all for you. You can party in Bangkok at the Red Sky Bar, at any of the extravagant nightclubs in Phuket, or relax on the beach on the Phi Phi Islands. Plus the lush tropical forest will make for awesome Instagram pics!
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Oh Amsterdam – known for his canals, Red Light District and “coffee shops.” We’re sure you’ll find a way to keep the party going there!
Turn your Spring Break destination into your Graduation celebration! Cities like Cabo, Cancun, and Rosarito are popular party destinations for college kids and young adults looking to hang out at the beach and enjoy the sun and some drinks. If you’re just graduating high school and are 18 you can join those festivities, and if you aren’t Mexico has some amazing excursions like Xcaret and Xplor Park that have ATV tours, stalactite river swims/rafts and ziplining.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New Orleans has a little bit of everything for everyone. If you’re a history buff there are an abundance of tours of the city and the bayous, for foodies you’ll be in heaven with amazing fried chicken and beignets from Cafe du Monde and for partiers the jam-packed row of bars on Bourbon street!
We’re sure you’ve heard of Marrakesh or Casablanca if you’ve ever thought about traveling! And rightfully so, the beautiful country is full of rich culture and amazing architecture. You’ll definitely want to try to learn to cook Morrocan cuisine, take a dip in a traditional Hammam, or explore the Sahara desert.
Like Mexico, Belize is perfect if you’re looking for a tropical adventure. You can do everything from dive with stingrays to take tours of ancient Mayan ruins!
German chocolate, German castles, and last but not least German beer! If none of those tickle your fancy, you can check out the river surfing in Eisbach, visit one of the quintessential German towns, or go out to one of the famous techno clubs in Berlin or Frankfurt.
8. Seoul, South Korea
#1 Reason to celebrate your graduation in Seoul, is because pretty much every bar and club is open 24 hours! Not to mention the endless amounts of tasty street food vendors to crave those midnight munchies. If partying isn’t your place, Seoul has beautiful landmarks like the N Seoul Tower, shop for beauty and cosmetics in Myeongdong, or visit the Disneyland-esque amusment park Lotte World.
9. Bali, Indonesia
If you need to cleanse and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul after graduation Bali is the place for you. Home to thousands of Hindu temples, lush tropical forests, and beautiful sea life you are sure to reset before going on to further your education or step into the workforce.
San Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador whatever city you decide on your Brazillian adventure you have to see the breathtaking Christ the Redeemer or art deco district in Copacabana!
11. Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong has everything from budget to premier shopping, endless dining options, amusement parks like Disneyland Hong Kong, and the vibrant nightlife in Tsim Sha Tsui. You can enjoy a metropolitan adventure or a relaxing hike to the Tian Tan Buddha all in one trip!
12. Ibiza, Spain
You know Ibiza, like that Mike Posner song… Home to some of the best nightclubs and amazing party scene in all of Europe. Clubs aren’t your thing? Try out one of their numerous boat parties and if you weren’t into that, Ibiza is an archipelago in Spain located in the Mediterranean Sea. You can visit and relax at one of the beautiful white sand beaches and take a dip in the crystal blue water!
13. Miami, FL, USA
Miami is a must, it has an amazing atmosphere and is full of beautiful people. This South Florida city has so much to offer like all the local beaches, neighborhoods filled with culture like Little Havana, or enjoy drinks at one of the various rooftop bars like WATR at The 1 Rooftop.
14. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s tourism slogan “Discover All That’s Possible” does the country no justice. You can visit the tallest building in the world the Burj Khalifa, shop at the premium Mall of Emirates where you could also go for a quick ski, or rent an exotic car from Park Lane Car Rental if you really feel like ballin’ out!
15. Las Vegas, NV, USA
No list of celebrations and partying destinations would be complete without the wonderful world of Las Vegas, Nevada. This one is more so for those graduating with a bachelors degree and above because to indulge in most of what Vegas has to offer you have to be 21+. But college graduation season is just around the start of pool party season, plus the all you can eat buffets, shows, and gambling will make for a perfect way to celebrate your achievements!
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