We’ve found the best places to go for a milestone birthday — including the best places in the United States and also abroad! So get ready to mark some things off your bucket list with these 50 birthday trip ideas!
After all, you don’t need another birthday gift cluttering up your house! Instead of asking for presents this year, why not head out on an exciting adventure? These fun birthday trip ideas are perfect for celebrating your big day in a big way.
No matter what age you’ll be this year, you’re sure to find the perfect destination for an amazing weekend getaway with your best group of friends!
50+ Birthday Trip Ideas
Whether you’re searching for a relaxing beach retreat or an exciting city escape, you’ll love all these birthday trip ideas!
1. Las Vegas, NV
Whether you’re a fan of live shows or playing the slots, you’re sure to have an exciting birthday trip when you head to sin city!
2. Charleston, SC
Take in the historic architecture and delicious food on a birthday trip to this interesting Southern city in South Carolina.
3. Miami, FL
Hit the beach during the day and the clubs at night when you visit Miami for your birthday.
4. New York City, NY
From amazing Broadway shows and endless shopping to interesting museums and exclusive night clubs, there is plenty to do during a birthday trip to New York City.
5. Nassau, Bahamas
A Caribbean getaway is a great idea for a birthday trip — especially if it’s on the white sand beaches of Nassau.
6. New Orleans, LA
The amazing combination of delicious food and fantastic drinks makes this Southern city a popular birthday destination.
7. Los Angeles, CA
Whether you’re a movie lover or surfer, you can find plenty to do during a trip to Los Angeles.
We’ve always had a great time in LA. We went for my husband’s 40th birthday and included a day trip to Catalina Island. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.
You can grab our 2 Day Weekend LA guide to help plan the happy birthday trip too!
8. Philadelphia, PA
With historic sites, interesting art galleries, and some of the best food in the country, you’ll have tons of fun celebrating during a trip to Philly.
9. Tulum, Mexico
Relax and unwind at a yoga retreat on the white sand beaches of this Riviera Maya location for your birthday celebration. We love a Secrets or Palace all inclusive resort in Mexico, too!
10 . Tuscany, Italy
From the sweeping landscapes to authentic Italian cuisine, a trip to Tuscany will provide you with a once in a lifetime birthday celebration.
11. Ocho Rios, Jamaica
With amazing outdoor activities to enjoy during the day and lively nightlife to fill your evenings, Ocho Rios is a great birthday trip option.
12. Florida Keyes
For a taste of the tropics without the need to leave the country, head to the Florida Keys or Key West for your next birthday trip.
13. Laguna Beach, CA
If you’re searching for a luxury trip idea for your big day, check out Laguna beach — home to amazing shopping, relaxing spas, and beautiful coastline.
14. London, England
Whether you’re hoping to take in historic castles or bustling pubs, you’ll find a place to enjoy on your birthday in London.
15. Maui, Hawaii
Enjoy an island escape for your special day with a trip to the white sand beaches of Hawaii. Grab our Maui Itinerary for some great ideas!
16. Paris, France
Enjoy classic tourist destinations, like the Eiffel Tower, or live like a Parisian for your birthday while on a trip to Paris.
17. Mykonos, Greece
You won’t find a better view than the white sand beaches and crystal blue waters of this idyllic Greek island.
18. Nashville, TN
Nashville is a popular destination for live music! Keep in mind it’s also a top Bachelorette party and 21st birthday destination.
So if you’re looking for music without the wild and crazy, you may want to keep looking for the perfect spot! With that said, there is plenty to do outside of the honky tonks in Nashville as well. We love the wine festivals hosted throughout the year!
19. Vail, CO
At this mountain escape, you can enjoy year-round outdoor activities — from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and camping in the summer.
20. Palm Springs, CA
Luxury is the name of the game in this California town — from luxurious spa resorts to high-end bars and restaurants.
21. San Diego, CA
Check out the world famous San Diego Zoo, take a ride on a thrilling coaster, or just enjoy the ocean waves at this California destination. La Jolla (pictured above) is also just a short drive!
22. Grand Canyon, AZ
Enjoy the great outdoors on a trip to the Grand Canyon for your birthday.
23. Myrtle Beach, SC
You’ll love the view from the Skywheel — an ocean front ferris wheel right on the beach — when you take a birthday vacation to Myrtle Beach.
24. Memphis, TN
The home of Elvis has plenty to offer for your birthday celebration, from live entertainment on Beal Street to delicious BBQ dinners.
25. Sanibel Island, FL
If you’re a beach lover, you can’t go wrong with Sanibel Island — known for shelling and bird watching.
26. Napa Valley, CA
Indulge in a wine tasting, enjoy the scenic views, and relax at a spa during a birthday trip to Napa Valley this year.
This has to be one of our other favorite birthday trip ideas! (Maybe for Kalee’s 40th birthday!!)
27. Walt Disney World
Celebrate your birthday at the happiest place on Earth!
28. Chicago, IL
Whether you’re shopping on the Magic Mile or enjoying the view at Navy Pier, you’re sure to have a blast celebrating your birthday in Chicago.
29. Denver, CO
From outdoor adventures during the day to bar hopping at night, you can have an amazing birthday celebration in Denver.
30. Austin, TX
With activities ranging from family-friendly fun to high-end entertainment, this popular Texas destination has something for everyone.
We always have so much fun in Austin! It’s one of our favorite birthday trip ideas because it’s also centrally located! You can access so many great places with just a short drive!
Grab our favorite Austin weekend trip ideas!
31. San Francisco, CA
With so much culture to take in, you can spend days exploring San Francisco while celebrating your birthday.
32. Outer Banks, SC
With 200 miles of barrier islands, you’re sure to find a quiet beach to relax on during a trip to the Outer Banks.
33. Caribbean Cruise
Hop aboard a cruise ship for your big day and travel to the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean to celebrate your birthday.
34. Seattle, WA
Whether you’re looking for beach views or mountain scenery, you’ll find them during a trip to this eclectic city.
35. Asheville, NC
The beautiful mountain scenery in Asheville is a great way to reconnect with nature during your birthday celebration.
36. Washington, DC
If history is your thing, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the nation’s capital for your big day.
37. Jackson Hole, WY
Surrounded by National Parks and towering forests, a trip to Jackson Hole is a great way to connect with nature for your birthday.
38. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
With some of the best nightlife in Europe, you’re sure to have a fun time partying in Amsterdam on your birthday.
39. Aspen, CO
Hit the slopes for your birthday on a trip to Aspen, where you can ski world-renowned slopes, shop high end boutiques, and enjoy meals at trendy restaurants.
40. Portland, ME
For a beach trip with a little bit of history, check out Portland, Maine, which is home to quaint seaside cottages and beautiful lighthouses.
41. Savannah, GA
Get a taste of Southern culture for your birthday with a trip to historic Savannah.
42. Atlantic City, NJ
Check out this East Coast destination for a fun party when you can’t make it to Vegas.
43. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Known for its affordable resorts and picture-perfect beaches, Punta Cana is a budget-friendly way to enjoy a tropical escape for your big day.
44. Cape Cod, MA
This quaint beach town is a great way to relax, unwind, and enjoy a delicious lobster dinner on your birthday.
45. Route 66 Road Trip
Hit the road for your birthday with a trip down classic Route 66, which travels from Chicago, Illinois, all the way to Santa Monica, California.
46. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe blends luxury with the great outdoors! They have several nice hotels and fine dining spots you might like!
47. Puerto Rico
We have no doubt that beach lovers would love Puerto Rico with their best friends!
48. Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
If you love the outdoors and wildlife, no other birthday trip ideas are going to top Alaska’s national park!
49. Amalfi Coast
I can’t think of a better way to ring in a milestone birthday or celebrate a special occasion than an all out trip to the coast!
50. Bozeman, MT
If you’re looking for a great time, beautiful views, and everything in one area — Bozeman, MT is a great place to visit! It’s such a beautiful place, and the shops on Main Street are so unique! Grab our Bozeman Weekend Getaway Guide!
We hope this list of birthday trip ideas helps you find the perfect place to celebrate! We hope you enjoy your birthday party — wherever you celebrate it!
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