the place to be

idiom

: a place where many people go and where exciting things happen
This bar is the place to be on Saturday nights.

Examples of the place to be in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week, Austin was the place to be for those wanting a glimpse of some of the biggest names in music and professional basketball. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 The online bidding behemoth is the place to be on the internet right now thanks to a benefit put on by the Union Solidarity Coalition, founded earlier this year to support crew members who’ve lost health insurance during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Between the Venice Film Festival and the DVF Awards, the week got a dose of glam — and served up serious FOMO This week, Venice, Italy, has been the place to be. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 1 Sep. 2023 Chef Michael’s Islamorada For a nice night out in Islamorada, Chef Michael's is the place to be. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 For anyone who’s wanted to walk a mile in Kim Gordon’s patent-leather shoes, Silver Lake on Sunday morning was the place to be. Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023 This homey natural wine bar is kind of the place to be at the moment because the island’s natural wine scene is getting really interesting. Gisela Williams Richard Pedaline, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2023 Shown today at The Quail, the place to be for all the big-price-tag automakers during the Monterey Car Week festivities, is the $339,150 EWB Mulliner, now the most expensive Bentayga. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 18 Aug. 2023 Ever since the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike three months ago, soon to be joined by SAG (the Screen Actors Guild), the place to be in L.A. hasn’t been Little Dom’s or the chic nightclub du jour. Emma Specter, Vogue, 9 Aug. 2023 See More

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“The place to be.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20place%20to%20be. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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