As we all continue to try and make the absolute most of these remaining warm nights, LuxeGetaways wanted to discover more experiences to inspire travelers to stay out after hours. Located in several of the most popular destinations and hotels/resorts worldwide, this collection of local experiences includes a cocktail bar disguised as a Laundromat in Paris; learning the art of the luau by Polynesian dancers in Hawaii; glow-in-the-dark yoga with body paint in Puerto Rico; and an unforgettable experience designed by Karl Lagerfeld in Monte-Carlo. Here are 18 of these nighttime experiences, in alphabetical order to give you more reasons to begin planning your next getaway.
City Point has elevated the 24/7 Brooklyn experience, offering a hub of diverse late-night dining experiences at DeKalb Market Hall (open until 10PM from Thursday-Saturday) with vendors including Katz’s Deli, The Arepa Lady and Ample Hills, a dine-in movie theater experience at Alamo Drafthouse with a full-service bar, House of Wax and Brooklyn’s latest Target, which is open until 12AM.
Those exploring the Holy City can start their weekend with a visit to The Bar at The Spectator Hotel. At Charleston’s 1920s-inspired speakeasy, guests step back in time, indulging in libations created by master in-house cocktail artisans such as The Dude Imbibes and All That Sass, which fuse locally distilled spirits with authentic Lowcountry ingredients into a seasonally rotating menu.
Located on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, locals and guests alike can celebrate the start of the weekend at Chicago’s oldest and most celebrated Irish bar, Kitty O’Sheas at Hilton Chicago. With an outdoor patio overlooking Grant Park, guests can listen to live Irish music while enjoying the pub’s authentic cuisine and impressive whiskey and craft beer selection including their own signature Kitty’s Red Ale imported from Kildare, Ireland.
With glow-sticks illuminating the award-winning TPC Four Seasons course, groups visiting Well & Being at The Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas can engage in a friendly nighttime “closest to the pin” golf competition after a set of pampering spa treatments or a delicious dinner of healthy spa cuisine.
5. Finger Lakes
Guests traveling to the Finger Lakes region of central New York can make a pit stop at Rochester’s brand new Radio Social. Not an ordinary bowling alley, this World War II-era radio warehouse turned “social experience” is a retro-inspired entertainment complex combining world class food and drinks from local restauranteur Chuck Cerankosky with bowling, and a variety of classic games.
6. Fort Worth
Friday nights in Fort Worth, Texas celebrate the city’s cowboy history and favorite pastime – the rodeo. The Stockyards Rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards embraces Western tradition with bull riding; tie down roping; team roping; barrel racing; bronc riding; and break away roping.
Under the Hawaiian night sky, the‘Legends of Hawaii Luau’ Hilton Waikoloa Village features exotic dance, music and traditional entertainment of the Islands. As guests watch the stage come alive with hula dancers and fire performers, they can indulge in a lavish buffet of Polynesian delicacies – some guests even get pulled on stage to learn authentic Hawaiian dance moves with the pros!
8. Las Vegas
Timed with the ascension of the full moon, nighttime gong meditation at The Spa At Red Rock by Well & Being uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness, and enhance well-being. To amplify the healing effects, the service pulls upon the full moon’s energy to create a deeper sense of peace.
Start the night in Lexington, KY at the city’s famous bourbon bars like Belle’s Cocktail House before checking out live music at the Distillery District’s new intimate music venue/bar, The Burl and line dancing at the Austin City Saloon. End the night with a final drink and snack at the hipster Al’s Bar & Beer Garden or favorite college late-night spot, Charlie Brown’s.
To prep for a night out in Miami, ladies can venture to Brickell City Centre and shop stores such as Spanish fashion brand Adolfo Dominguez, while gentlemen head to the ultimate mancave at Hammer and Nails Grooming Salon. Grab “mezzes” at Meraki Greek Bistro, and then book a table at Zuma for a Japanese dinner at Miami’s ultimate A-list restaurant. Crash in style at the Conrad Miami, where the coveted Corner King Suite boasts a luxurious bed, a pillow menu and panoramic city views.
Open to the public only upon nightfall, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo’s ODYSSEY is the go-to destination in Monaco to “see and be seen.” Designed by Karl Lagerfeld, the outdoor concept features a heated salt-water pool, private cabanas, terrace gardens, and a pool house boasting a Joël Robuchon concept restaurant for rendezvous and revelry.
12. New Orleans
For a spooky Friday night, the resident Spook Master at Hilton New Orleans Riverside provides guests with tips and tricks for a spine-chilling Crescent-City experience including local ghost tours and haunted houses such as the Voodoo & Cemetery Tour, best costume parties around the city, and ghost stories that guests can check out for a spooky night in.
13. New York City
At AKA hotel residences in NYC, residents can roar with laughter into the weekend while attending a sketch comedy show at New York’s Magnet Theatre, or they can put their skills to the test in making others laugh with an improv class – all offered through AKA’s experiential amenity, the Live It! program.
14. New York City
Departing year-round from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, the all glass-enclosed, Bateaux New York cruises along the Hudson, floating past New York’s iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade. The three-hour experience is accompanied by a plated three-course meal with an extensive wine and beer list and entertainment by a live acoustic trio.
Start an evening in Paris with dinner and a show at the iconic Moulin Rouge before sipping cocktails at Lavomatic, a bold bar disguised as an unassuming laundromat. Keep the fête going at Concrete, the first nightclub in the city to receive a license to remain open for 24 hours. Travelers looking for a quieter evening can visit nine of Paris’ gardens to take in the gorgeous greenery against the late-night sunset.
16. Puerto Rico
Off the coast of Puerto Rico, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island features monthly complimentary Glow in the Dark Yoga classes where groups can “flow and glow” in the dark to upbeat tracks spun by the hotel’s DJ. The electrifying Strala Yoga class is complete with body paint, fluorescent black lights, and glowing bracelets, necklaces and other accessories.
17. South Beach
Fridays at W South Beach begin with happy hour at Living Room Bar – one of Miami Beach’s first creative cocktail bars. Across the Living Room (lobby) is iconic Beijing restaurant MR CHOW, boasting a glamorous weekend atmosphere, signature menu and shows. Travelers can then dance the night away at WALL, one of Miami Beach’s most exclusive ultra-lounges.
18. West Palm Beach
Spend your Friday nights at Galley, the nautical-inspired bar at Hilton West Palm Beach, feature barbecued meats and vegetables, prohibition cocktails and locally brewed craft beers alongside Galley’s oasis-inspired fire pits. To highlight local talent in the area, the hotel offers entertainment by locally celebrated musicians every Friday.