In previous years, prospective grooms enjoyed a raucous and enjoyable stag night with a group of friends, in a bid to say farewell to single life.
These occasions were always great fun, but it seems nowadays one evening simply isn’t enough, and that a weekend or even a whole week is now necessary.
Some destinations are reluctant to entertain too many large groups of young men, but there are other towns and cities which welcome them with open arms.
If you’ve been given the job of organising a trip in the coming year, here are five potential places that may be at the top of your list of potentials.
To many people, Las Vegas is the most exciting city on the whole planet, and of course, it has a deserved reputation for being something of a party capital.
As well as the major casinos that are waiting to welcome you, there are also plenty of live music venues, restaurants to cater for all tastes and a number of ultra-cool bars and clubs.
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, so this could be a perfect choice.
In recent times, Edinburgh has become a popular choice for both stag and hen groups, and one look at the city tells you why this is the case.
The nightlife is exceptional, with plenty of options for an evening of fun and frolics.
And during the day there are a number of enjoyable activities on offer in and around the city, so there is no chance of any members of the party becoming bored during the stay.
The Algarve is the most popular holiday region in Portugal, and in the summer months, the town of Vilamoura is teeming with visitors. There are several exciting bars and clubs in the area, especially centred around the famous marina, so a good time is always waiting to be had.
One of the reasons for Vilamoura being so attractive to stag groups is that a number of exceptionally good golf courses are in the area, providing instant daytime enjoyment to all.
The capital of the Czech Republic is a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary, and it has earned a name in recent times as a city of wild fun.
There are bars and clubs that offer the warmest of welcomes and provide the ultimate opportunity to really let your hair down, and the selection of daytime activities cover everything from white water rafting to paintballing, so there’s always something to do.
Most people in Europe are already aware that if you want to party, there is nowhere quite like Dublin. This beautiful city has a pleasingly laid-back atmosphere that has to be sampled to be believed, and with a huge choice of pubs and clubs, you might not find it easy to decide where you want to go in the evenings.
If you’re looking for a destination that offers something for every member of the party, the diversity of the Irish capital is surely the place for you.