Travel Picks: Top 10 party scenes in history

Mon Jan 4, 2010 10:15am EST
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - As partygoers across the world nurse sore heads after New Year's Eve parties, spare a thought for those who enjoyed some of the biggest parties ever.

Men's website has some up with a list of the ultimate party scenes of the past 80 years and what made them great. This list is not endorsed by Reuters:

1. New York City in the 1920s

For music, dancing and bad behavior, there was no place better than New York in the 1920s. The inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, New Yorkers began to put priority on modern glitz and artistic individuality. Large weekly parties in honor of the generation's great athletes such as Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey were the norm. But it all came to a crashing halt on October 24, 1929, as a decade of financial depression took over.

2. Buenos Aires in the 1950s

The cultural epicenter of South America during the 1950s was Argentina's capital city. Buenos Aires served as one of the top five destinations in the world for the jet-set crowd. In spite of political unrest, you would often find the likes of Porfirio Rubirosa romancing Zsa Zsa Gabor or Ava Gardner after a night at the Teatro Colon.

3. The Dalmatian Coast in the 1990s

While the first half of the decade saw Croatia in a brutal war with Serbia, the latter half of the 1990s saw the Dalmatian Coast surge into the limelight as one of the under-the-radar scenes for wealthy Europeans and movie stars. The Dalmatian coast was dubbed "the next Italian Riviera" for its stunning beaches and small bohemian towns. The likes of Bill Gates and Gwyneth Paltrow could be seen aboard yachts or strolling through town.

4. Dubai in the 2000s   Continued...

<p>Guests walk past one of the fountains at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai July 14, 2008. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh</p>