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“The city that never sleeps” is a nickname given to 8 global 24 hour cities. Some may seem obvious but others not so.

Here’s a breakdown of the “Cities that never sleep”

New York City

Perhaps the most obvious one, NYC attracts 47 million tourists a year and in 2010 tourists spent $31 Billion there. Not the cheapest place to visit but you’ll never get bored! Definitely somewhere everyone should visit in their lifetime.

Buenos Aires

The Argentine capital is the 2nd largest city in South America and boy do they know how to party into the night. In 2007 it was voted the 2nd best city in the world by Travel + leisure magazine. It has quite a European feel to it making it more cosmopolitan and attracting tourists from all over the world.

São Paulo

Sao Paulo is not only the largest city in Brazil but in the Americas and the Southern Hemisphere. It’s the 6th most populous city in the world. While people may assume Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in Brazil it is in fact Sao Paulo that holds that title.

Tel Aviv

Often called the “Miami of the middle east” and it’s beach scene compared to that of Rio’s Tel Aviv is fast becoming the “in” non budget party vacation option. It has a thriving nightlife scene and a very european 24 hour culture. A common mis-conception of Tel Aviv is that is has a high crime rate, the reality is, every city has it’s bad parts but Tel Aviv is safer than most UK or US cities.

Mumbai 

With a population of over 20 million, Mumbai is the 4th most populous city in the world. It is India’s entertainment capital so naturally, something is always going on. If it’s culture you’re after, you’ll find it in bucket loads in Mumbai.

Belgrade

The Serbian capital might not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of “The City that never sleeps” but it has a bustling nightlife scene. Many people from neighbouring countries travel to Belgrade just for the nightlife on weekend breaks. Lonely Planet ranked Belgrade top in their 2009 top party cities in the world.

Madrid

The Spanish capital and largest city in the country tops many different travel lists but it’s nightlife earns it the nickname. The nightlife scene here is so diverse and has a very bohemian feel.

Barcelona

The second Spanish city with the nickname…but what would you expect from the country that consumes the largest amount of Cocaine in Europe! The spaniards know how to party and Barcelona is the 4th most visited city in Europe. There are many sights that attract millions of visitors to Barcelona every year and at night, they all take to Las Ramblas to party. If you like it rowdy, go when Spain or Barcelona are playing a big match…they go crazy!