In comparison, no other city can compare to Rio. The city's beautiful urban beaches are more than simply a great location to catch some rays; they're dordle tourist hotspots in their own right. The famed beaches alone are worth the trip to Rio de Janeiro to see the tanned locals (cariocas) play beach soccer with finesse, the vendors selling everything from aça to grilled cheese, and the surfers expertly navigating the waves. The city's nightlife, though, is just as well-known: samba musicians perform until dawn, and parties last till dawn. There aren't many enclosed concert halls in this city, so audiences often spill out onto the streets to hear the beat of live bands. Carnaval itself is a must-do, with its nonstop parties and parades.