Barcelona, Spain has a vibrant energy like few other cities in the world where clubs pump great music and drinks are served until the break of dawn.
I'm honestly not one to party all night, but we all know the saying "when in Rome" and city with an energy like Barcelona warrants a big night out on the town.
La Barceloneta is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city and there are a lot of great apartment and condo accommodations available in this beach hood, which is close enough to the metro line and steps away from one of the best urban beaches in the world.
After a big night out of drinking and dancing I noticed the glow of dawn peaking over the horizon and promptly grabbed my tripod and camera as well as a few more cervezas to drink while we watched the sunrise. We met up with several other groups of people on the beach which is completely safe at any time of night (although one should use common sense when partying all night).
I'll never forget this big night out in Barcelona and the sunrise on the beach (or the hangover that ensued the next day).