Twenty-one: The booziest birthday is also the last big, breathtaking bash before real adulthood sets in. Make sure to plan not only for the festivities but also consider starting your emergency fund as a responsible step into adulthood. 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.

Washington 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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