After hitting Cannes, move along the Mediterranean to Monaco. The city plays host to Formula 1's Grand Prix and the hordes of millionaires (and billionaires) who come to watch.
The yacht parties are fun--if you can get in. An easier bet, but still catering to folks like Rod Stewart, is Jimmy'z, a night club with a retractable ceiling that lets you dance under the stars. Doors open at 11 p.m. and shut at 5 a.m.
Hyper-cosmopolitan Dubai is quickly becoming a playground for the rich and single. It's best to go in December (temperatures in the summer months can top 120 degrees Fahrenheit), when celebrities such as George Clooney flock for the city's international film festival.
In Dubai, stay at the striking Burj-al-Arab hotel -- the self-proclaimed only seven-star hotel in the world--with its super high-end restaurant and bar, resembles a giant billowing sail. Many of the 202 suites go for $5,000 to $10,000 a night and come with their own butler.
While elite singles strain to uncover new, cutting-edge locales, Tyler Thoreson, executive editor of Men.Style.com, the online home of GQ and Details magazines, says he has also seen a trend back toward traditional haunts. "There's a little bit of hip fatigue out there and a return to classic old-world splendor and opulence," he says. "A new generation is discovering the brand of old-world luxury."
Case in point: Le Club 55, an opulent club on Pampelonne beach in St. Tropez. Once a small fishing village, St. Tropez caught the eye of celebrities in the 1950s. Brigitte Bardot started lunching daily at Le Club 55 while filming the movie And God Created Woman.
Now the club is one of the best places to see and be seen in St. Tropez -- especially during Boat Week in late July. Bono and Denzel Washington have dropped by, and, in perhaps the ultimate homage, private equity tycoon Stephen Schwarzman tricked out his Park Avenue apartment to look like Le Club 55 club for his 55th birthday.
But no matter where the party is, if you want to run with this crowd, remember one thing: Bring your wallet.