Whether it’s your 40th birthday, 50th, 21st, 30th, or another milestone birthday that you’ll be celebrating soon, it can be amazing to dream about heading off to a destination where you can celebrate this big milestone with your closest friends and family.
Just imagine enjoying all the sights and sounds of a new place, going on fun adventures there, and experiencing the culture—all while celebrating your birthday. However, whether it’s your 40th birthday vacation or a vacation for celebrating a different birthday, it can be stressful to try to find the right destination. It can even be overwhelming, with so many options out there.
Fortunately, in this article, we’ll review the best birthday destinations, both national and international.
Finally, you can celebrate your upcoming birthday in the best destination for it and have the time of your life. Read on to learn more.
1. 21st Birthday Vacation
When it comes to where to travel for your birthday, this depends on what age you’ll be turning on your birthday. If you’re turning twenty-one, chances are you’re looking for a place that’s fun, affordable, and offers a good nightlife experience.
Keeping It Local: New Orleans, LA
While many people think the best birthday destination for a 21st birthday is Las Vegas, there are lots of other great options available in the US. One great choice is New Orleans, LA. It has a strong party atmosphere, which means you can have a great time when you go out to celebrate.
But that’s not all. New Orleans is full of interesting history, a vibrant music scene (especially jazz), and incredible cuisine. Learn more about the culture and history of New Orleans here.
Going Abroad: Lisbon, Portugal
If you want to go abroad but have a birthday vacation budget that’s a bit on the lower end (which is common when you’re in your twenties), Lisbon, Portugal, is a great choice. In addition to being able to go out in the city, you can explore amazing beaches and enjoy a vibrant tourist-filled summer season.
This city is also full of history and culture, as well as beautiful architecture and vistas. So be sure to learn more about it here and consider going on a walking tour.
2. 30th Birthday Vacation
When you’re turning thirty, chances are that you’ve already gotten a lot of partying experiences under your belt. But you still want to go out to have some fun, while having the chance to experience fine dining and a bit of culture.
Keeping It Local: New York, NY
New York is one of those places that has it all. Beautiful restaurants with cuisines from many different parts of the world, trending bars, a multitude of shows (both on Broadway and off), and many cultural events ranging from poetry readings to the opera at the Met.
There’s something for everyone in this city, so it’s a great place to celebrate your 30th in style.
Going Abroad: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If you want to enjoy beautiful beaches, bossa nova music, great steakhouses, cocktails by the beach, and beautiful vistas (as well as the option to travel through to other parts of Brazil or South America), you should celebrate your thirtieth in this city.
Do you enjoy culture, too? Learn more about the galleries, museums, and festivals in Rio de Janeiro here.
3. 40th Birthday Vacation
For your fortieth birthday, chances are that your birthday vacation ideas are related to enjoying fine wining and dining, as well as a bit of culture. Where can you go to do this, both in the US and at a destination that’s abroad?
Keeping It Local: South Lake Tahoe, NV
At South Lake Tahoe, you’ll be able to enjoy your birthday in a fun and luxurious way. If you want to go to a swank club, you can have some fun at Opal (at Monbleau Resort). You can also go to a mellow craft brewery such as Lake Tahoe AleWorX.
Going Abroad: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio offers beautiful beaches in Costa Rica where you can relax and have some drinks with friends by the shore. There are also many Costa Rica outdoor activities if you love nature and want to explore the flora and fauna of this beautiful place.
There are also many great places to eat in the beautiful beach town of Manual Antonio.
4. 50th Birthday Vacation
This big birthday, where you’re celebrating the big five-zero, is one of the biggest to celebrate. Chances are, you’ll want somewhere where you can relax and enjoy yourself with your friends and family. Luxury is key, though it’s also great to be able to enjoy what the city’s culture and history have to offer.
Keeping It Local: Kauai, HI
One of the biggest destinations in the US is Hawaii. After all, there are beautiful beaches, amazing hikes in nature, and magical sunsets. At Kauai, HI, you can hike part of the Kalalau Trail and enjoy a dinner of seafood at Postcards Cafe.
Of course, you’ll want to go to the beach to check out a stunning sunset at the end of each day.
Going Abroad: Vista Hermosa Estate, Costa Rica
Imagine staying at a Costa Rica beachfront villa where you can enjoy your fiftieth birthday. Vista Hermosa Estate is a great place to do this. You can rent the whole house, get massages and facials, and even have a personal chef make your meals from nutritious, delicious, locally-sourced ingredients!
5) 60th Birthday Vacation
For your 60th birthday vacation, it’s a great idea to experience some of the greatest things out there in the world. A lot of the time, this means going to places that are stunning or special—and where you can relax and unwind.
Keeping It Local: Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
If you want to enjoy a little slice of Europe right here in the US, go to Carmel-By-The-Sea. This small town has a huge number of restaurants, so you can enjoy your stay in style. You can also take a day trip to beautiful nearby Monterey.
Another option is to make a California road trip out of your journey, enjoying the state’s nature.
Going Abroad: Palma, Spain
If you love the beach and cultural experiences, Palma, Spain is a great choice for your 60th birthday vacation. You can enjoy art at the art galleries and have delicious meals at fancy restaurants, all before heading off to the beach.
Looking to Go to Costa Rica?
Now that you’ve learned that one of the best things you can do for your 40th birthday vacation is going to Costa Rica to enjoy Costa Rica attractions, beaches, and more, you might be looking for a way to go to Costa Rica. In this case, look no further than Vista Hermosa Estate.
We offer beach homes in Costa Rica for rental and many services along with our rentals.
To learn more about our beach house rentals in Costa Rica, contact us now.