It’s been a long winter, folks. Don’t you think we get screwed over between January 1st and Memorial Day with out nary a bank holiday to break up the monotony of life? (unless you are lucky enough to get MLK JR or President’s Day off). Now I understand that Cinco de Mayo is not a bank holiday, but either is St. Patrick’s day and we all like to have a good time then. But this is a Sunday where we don’t have to be with family, and be reminded of the lonely fact that we are single. It’s been awhile since the “holiday season” has ended and maybe it’s time to start warming up to the idea of dipping your toe back in the dating pool. Cinco de Mayo is a casual, sexy holiday that provides the perfect scenario for those on the rebound. And with tequila on your side, what could go wrong?
Here are our picks for the best destinations to rebound this Cinco de Mayo:
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Cinco de Mayo is no different. San Antonio plays host to the best Cinco de Mayo parties in the States, offering rebounding singles plenty of options to choose from.
If you’re going south of the border for the holiday, the city of Puebla and Mexico City both commemorate the fifth by having battle reenactments, live dancing and musical entertainment, and of course, authentic Mexican cuisine. If you’re looking for an authentic experience, and an authentic latino, this is the place to be.
From Fiesta Broadway in downtown, celebrations in historic Olvera Street, to Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater (a combo of wrestling, burlesque, and striptease acts!), LA is set to throw a sexy Cinco de Mayo themed weekend.
Reno is hosting the largest Cinco celebration in Northern Nevada, so if you’re up for a two-day event full of carnival rides, food, a beauty pageant, and an amateur boxing match, then book your trip to The Biggest Little City in The World.
The Grand Canyon State will be hosting its annual two-day block party in downtown Phoenix; there will be food, dancing, and Grammy Award winning entertainers.
This beach town is known for its beautiful terrain (perfect for an off-roading date!), gorgeous resorts, and for the weekend of the fifth there will be celebrations all over town.
If you prefer to keep it local, then put your passport away and head over to Chi-Town where you’ll find celebrations going ‘til 3am. And really, when does Chicago ever disappoint?
Ok, let’s call it what it is. Cinco de Mayo is just an excuse to party. But sometimes you need just an excuse to get back in the game. Consider this your gentle reminder that Summer is right around the corner, and you’ll only be single forever if you don’t get out there and start looking. And you gotta start somewhere, so why not May 5th? Ball’s in your court.