Summertime for the world’s best DJs means a lot of sun and fun at amazing vacation destinations. In July alone, DJs like Avicii, Steve Aoki, and Eric Morillo will be in Ibiza, Vegas, and Helsinki. So we’ve decided to summer like our favorite music-makers and hit up all the same spots to experience epic music—and locations—all summer long. Below, our definitive guide on where to vacation like a DJ.
You’re in for a treat if you head to Croatian city Split for the Ultra Music Festival in July. In the past few years, this stunning, ocean-front, walled city has gained even more attention after Game of Thrones was filmed there. With the coast on one side, the mountains on the other, and plenty of outstanding Mediterranean food and drink in between, you’ll never want to leave.
Summer on this Mediterranean island is like nowhere else. With an abundance of parties, beaches, and beautiful people it’s like a little slice of paradise. Clubs like the infamous Pacha and Space host world-renowned acts where you can rub elbows with the rich and famous. There are also spectacular hotels and plenty of ways to sneak in bits of R&R in between club-hopping to really soak up the good life.
Tomorrowland—the largest electronic music festival in the world—kicks off this July in Boom, Belgium. While Boom itself is a bit sleepy, it’s located close to major cities Brussels and Antwerp, and you can take full advantage of these cultural hotspots. Belgium is known for fantastic chocolate, Pommes Frites, and beer, so you’ll be in food lovers heaven while rocking out to Nicky Romero, Martin Solveig and more.
Las Vegas, US
Sin City has something for everyone. Whether you want to lounge around a pool at lux resorts like SLS Las Vegas or take advantage of all the nightlife the city has to offer, you won’t be disappointed. Plus, this summer Vegas will see everyone from the Stafford Brothers to Gareth Emery rock the house, and you won’t want to miss it!