Mystic Falls, Virginia may be a magnet for supernatural being of all kinds, but it’s not exactly the easiest place to be one. The bloodsuckers on The Vampire Diaries have had to put up with a lot to stay in (and under the radar in) this small town, and all that vervaine in the water supply is getting to be a real downer.

 

Once Elena left her humanity in the rearview mirror, Damon took her on a road trip to “A place every newbie vampire should go at least once in their life.” Where? New York City. Why? Because, “in a city so full of life, a little death goes unnoticed.” Creepy, sure, but the man makes a good point.

 

New York can’t be the only great city for vampires in the world, so we got to thinking about where else these blood-suckers should go! After all, these immortals love to travel and have a good time, ideally without going the whole “compel an entire small town” route that Katherine found so effective.

 

If you’re a vamp on the go (or on the run), here’s our list of locations to consider. Safe travels!

 

1. London

A city famous for fog isn’t a bad place to start, especially if you happen to be a vamp without one of Damon and Stefan’s handy-dandy sunlight rings. This is the place that lured Count Dracula away from Transylvania, to be among the “teeming millions,” and if it’s good enough for that OG vamp, it’s definitely a solid vamp stomping ground.

 

2. New Orleans

This is an easy one — this melting pot of a town is practically bubbling over with supernatural energy of all kinds, and the pro-debauchery attitude fits in well with a vampire lifestyle! No wonder The Originals spin-off is set there...

 

3. San Francisco

Gloomier than its vampire-frying counterparts in Southern California, San Francisco has a long history of dealing with the supernatural. After all, it’s supposed to be one of the most haunted cities in America, and with all those ghosts wandering around who’s gonna notice a vampire or two roaming the streets?

 

4. Tokyo

With a population of 37,126,000 Tokyo has nearly double the body count of New York City. This Asian metropolis is known for its fast pace, so even a vampire with limitless energy could always stay entertained.

 

5. Venice

This is a small city, but with the constant stream of tourists coming in and out, a few people could easily go missing without around immediate suspicious. And Carnival? It’s vampire smorgasbord!

 

6. Reykjavik

The capitol of Iceland is also known as the nightlife capital of the north, so any vamp looking for a good time should check it out! Bonus: This city is so far north that in the height of winter it only gets 4-5 hours of sunlight a day! Double bonus: They’ll be impervious to the frigid weather.