best destinations for the boys

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Every man needs a long weekend getaway with the boys, but where’s the best place to go? There are plenty of locations all over the United States where you can take a quick trip and enjoy time with your friends where you don’t have to think about your obligations back home. There are Gemsman‘s five ideal places for the perfect weekend getaway, just in time for summer.


Las Vegas is one of the most affordable places you can go for a weekend getaway with the guys. Flights are generally affordable; there are plenty of cheap hotels, or luxury villas if you’re looking to splurge. Las Vegas is perfect for the guys who love to gamble, party, and drink on the strip. Home of the hottest night clubs in the world, there’s a good reason they call it Sin City.

While it’s great to check out the touristy spots, be sure to explore some of these hidden gems of Las Vegas and our list of the most affordable Las Vegas party destinations.


Chicago is a great place to go for the dudes who enjoy boating, eating fantastic food, and hanging out at the trendiest bars in the Midwest and even the United States. If you love whiskey, you have to check out The Untitled Supper Club where more than 400 American made whiskeys are available for tasting. Chicago also hosts dozens of festivals each year including the Chicago Ale Fest-Summer Edition, The Annual Chicago Blues Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Pride Parades, Lollapalooza, and The Taste of Chicago.  

If you’re feeling a little luxurious, you can check out some of these luxury Chicago hotels – just be aware that they are not cheap.


New York City is on almost everyone’s bucket list and makes a great boys weekend destination. Spend a day in Times Square or take a boys weekend over New Year’s Eve when New York City is one giant party! You can also spend a day boating or golfing at the upscale clubs in the Hamptons or take a trip to the famous Coney Island Amusement Park. You can also stop by the 9/11 Memorial or Statute of Liberty and take a stroll through Central Park if you want to do iconic activities in New York City.


If live music, fantastic food, and great bars sound like a weekend you and the guys are looking for, you should make Nashville your weekend destination. Known as Music City, Nashville is the best place to go to enjoy live entertainment and not just country music either. You can find blues, rock, bluegrass, and even pop music and hip hop all over the city, gigging in bars and playing on the streets. Nashville is also home to some of the best Barbeque in the country and a food lover’s paradise.  


Guys who love the sun and surf should head down to Miami, where they will find the hottest beach clubs anywhere in the country. There are also amazing resorts with all-inclusive options that make traveling easy. There’s always plenty to do in the resorts from land and water sports, to dance clubs, amazing food, and more. Miami is also the best place to go for authentic Cuban food, culture, and art.

Make sure that wherever you go for a boy’s weekend getaway, you have fun, bond with your friends, and let loose!