Twenty-one: The booziest birthday is also the last big, breathtaking bash before real adulthood sets in. Therefore, it is well worthwhile to go all-out in celebration of your newfound ability to drink legally and liberally. For a true 21st you won’t soon forget (after the mists of inebriation lift, that is) you should book a flight to any of these exhilarating cities for new and old drinkers alike.

10Washington, D.C.

Our nation’s capital may seem like a place better suited to a grade school field trip than a 21st birthday trip, but Washington, D.C. is actually turning into a millennial boomtown. Abundant job opportunities in Cap City attract young and mid-20-somethings, and because most of these youngsters don’t plan to make D.C. their forever-home, the city has a veritable college atmosphere. Happy hour here is long and plentiful — which is just what a new 21-year-old needs. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

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