If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then they obviously have different places in mind when planning a vacation. We recently shared the top 10 girlfriend getaway vacations with you, and now it's time for a look at the other side of the field with TripAdvisor's top 10 "mancation" destinations. Of course, this won't be the first time we've written about how guys need getaways, too.
1. Strip Appeal: Las Vegas
When it comes to breaking away for a journey filled with world class gambling, food and nightlife, nothing beats Vegas. Gents can also satisfy their need for speed at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway northeast of the city, before hitting the town for a flashy evening on the Strip.
2. Apple of their Eyes: New York City
New York makes a great mancation destination for buddies looking to eat at a first-rate steakhouse, bar hop, hit the clubs and spend some very late nights in the city that never sleeps. And no mancation is complete without a stop at Grimaldi's or any number of world-famous pizza locations in the city.
3. SoBe It: Miami
Miami has it all for guys looking to see and be seen at one of the most stylish hotspots in the country. Away from the city's trendy nightlife, the gang can take in the sun and the sights on South Beach, or go to Everglades National Park to enjoy spotting alligators, manatees and other wildlife.
4. Takin' It (Big) Easy: New Orleans
Nightlife doesn't get much better than in New Orleans, with a hotter-than-ever music scene that has the city jiving at all hours, and cheap beer and food that can keep the guys sustained for days on end while enjoying airboat tours, jambalaya and even a little gambling.
5. High Alti-dude: Denver
Denver is a perfect hub for a great guys' getaway, with super slopes in nearby Vail, caving opportunities in the Rockies, and the chance to be a cowboy at a true dude ranch. For beer drinkers, it is worth checking out the Great American Beer Fest in September.
6. Beach Boys: Kailua, Hawaii
On an island of public beaches featuring beautiful weather year-round along with amazing activities like shark diving, Kailua offers a once-in-a-lifetime exotic escape with the guys.
7. Horsing Around: Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky's Churchill Downs' year-round night horse races and music festivals make it a fantastic spot for the crew, but for a slower pace, guys can take a two-day ride along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to sample at six historic bourbon distilleries.
8. Mancationland: Portland, Maine
The Portland area is a terrific option for both enjoying a fun city while also getting back to nature on a green mancation in "vacationland," complete with kayaking, camping, and of course, amazing fresh Maine lobsters come suppertime.
9. A Ghastly Good Time: Savannah, Georgia
For a little southern comfort, gentlemen can head to Savannah for a weekend filled with golf, grog and ghosts. Aside from award-winning links and the enticing Tybee Island beach, guys can enjoy a historical haunted pub crawl and the Savannah night life.
10. Brewin' Mischief: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
With its famous bratwurst, breweries and big league baseball, Milwaukee is an outstanding mancation spot. Not to mention the city is home of the Harley Davidson Museum.