10 Best Nightlife Hot Spots In The U.S. According To College Students
When you need a break from studying, nightlife can be a nice respite. These are the schools that have the most fun in the evenings, according to Niche users.
10. Bloomington, Indiana
Frat parties are just one way to keep yourself entertained at this university in “B-Town.” But if frat parties aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of nightlife on Kirkwood Avenue and in the Town Square area.
9. San Diego, California
The city this California school resides in is often called “America’s Finest City,” and it lives up to this title when it comes to nightlife. As a college student, you can either find a fun Greek party or explore the city’s downtown area, in addition to the Gaslamp District and Ocean and Pacific beaches.
8. Orlando, Florida
“The City Beautiful” always has something new to do or try, according to students attending this “O-Town” school. And because the school mascot is the Knight, students refer to after-hours fun as “Knight life.”
7. Miami, Florida
This university’s metropolis is nicknamed “The Magic City” because of its rapid population explosion. But it also has the magic touch in terms of nightlife, with students flocking to Coconut Grove and South Beach.
6. Chicago, Illinois
Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of America’s “Second City,” students at this Chicago university head to Halsted Street, Lincoln Avenue, and Webster Avenue for everything from trendy nightclubs to punky dive bars.
5. Las Vegas, Nevada
You shouldn’t expect anything less from this city that’s synonymous with nightlife. Luckily for students, this No. 5 university with the most exciting nightlife is very close to the Strip.
4. Athens, Georgia
This state school’s unique city, which is known for its bicycle races each spring, always makes it to the finish line when it comes to nightlife, as one student review remarks: “There’s never a shortage of frat parties, house parties, local concerts, or events at bars!”
3. Santa Barbara, California
“Parties (during the day or night) happen every weekend and often on weekdays,” says one student review of Niche’s No. 1 Biggest Party School. Primary areas of nightlife include downtown Goleta and Isla Vista.
2. New York, New York
At this school in the “city that never sleeps,” students report being able to find stuff to do everywhere. “Whatever you want, it’s available,” says one review.
1. Austin, Texas
Rainey Street and 6th Street are frequently mentioned in student reviews of this university located in the home of the South by Southwest festival.