America's Best Cities for Nightlife

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Are they noisy, or just a really good time? Travel + Leisure readers voted on which cities can crank up the nightlife.

No. 3 New York City

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The Big Apple ranked as the least relaxing city in the AFC survey, which—depending on how you want to spend your time—can be a good thing. It's also the No. 1 city for diversity: each neighborhood has its own brand of crazy, from bottle-service clubs in the Meatpacking District to dive bars in the East Village. Your wallet may have the worst hangover: voters branded NYC the most expensive city in America.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

NYE at Times Square at night in New York City, NY

America's Best Cities for Nightlife

No. 3 New York City

The Big Apple ranked as the least relaxing city in the AFC survey, which—depending on how you want to spend your time—can be a good thing. It's also the No. 1 city for diversity: each neighborhood has its own brand of crazy, from bottle-service clubs in the Meatpacking District to dive bars in the East Village. Your wallet may have the worst hangover: voters branded NYC the most expensive city in America.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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