Alright, so you are planning a destination bachelorette, and you don’t want it to be your typical run-of-the-mill party, and you definitely won’t settle for something lame that has so been done before. So, duh, you and your BFFs deserve the most epic bachelorette celebrations.
Of course, it’s a priority to make sure the bride is happy, and she is appropriately celebrated! But the truth is, if all the girls are not having fun, then she probably won’t be either. Also, not to mention, it’s a vacation for everyone, so you’ll want it to be worthwhile for their time and wallets.
This is why in our book, location is the number one priority for a destination bachelorette! It can really set the tone for the party and be the key to making sure there are enough activities for everyone to be happy. A pro tip we have is to think about where all the girls are coming from. The worst is when a destination is chosen, and all the plans have been made, but half the girls have to spend an arm and a leg to attend, lack of transportation options to get there, or way too many hours being spent traveling instead of having fun! Ultimately, most besties are willing to do whatever it takes and will still attend, but there totally might be some side texts going on that we all want to avoid. Whoops, we don’t do those side texts…right?
Phew, take a breath. It’s actually super easy because we got you with our list of the top 10 destinations for bachelorette parties. Once you breeze through this list of popular bachelorette destinations and some unique things to do at each of them, you’ll be able to cross figuring out a location off of the list in no time!
Our List of the Top 10 Destinations for Bachelorette Parties
Palm Springs, CaliforniaThe perfect destination since it has a little bit of everything from pool parties, to spas, to outdoorsy adventures.
NYC, New YorkWe had to put NYC on the list since it’s our headquarters! It’s the perfect spot if you are looking for a city bachelorette instead of beach vibes. The hotel rooms can be small here, but there are still tons of Airbnb options available to fit a decent number of girls if you want to all be together.
Things to do:Boozy brunch, the number of options are endless of places that offer an all-you-can-drink brunch. It’s a huge craze here and is a great way to get the party going and get a good bang for your buck! One of our favorite recommendations, though, is to go to karaoke city in K-town. Your group can choose to have your own private room to sing the night away with great cocktail options, or during non-covid times there is open karaoke in the bar area.
Scottsdale, ArizonaScottsdale is quickly becoming one of the top bachelorette destinations, and some might call it the west-coast Miami! It’s a great option since it’s only a 15-minute or so drive from the Phoenix airport to make it really convenient for everyone flying in.
Things to do: For fun activities, check out Desert Monsters Tours to ATV in the desert or the Arizona Party Bike is a fun option to get your drink on while pedaling through town. For the party scene, we recommend Maya Day Club and bar-hopping downtown at night.
A bachelorette party in Nashville is always a great idea, especially If the bride-to-be loves country music or bar hopping.
Things to do:Barhopping on Broadway is a must! This is where you’ll run into other bachelorette or bachelor parties and really get the party started. Country music will be blasting through the speakers, and many will have lip music; there are even a few rooftop bars. Other great options are to taking one of the many tours through town like the Honky Tonk Party Express Bus or the Nashville Murals & Mimosa tour.
The options are endless with this young city that has sunshine almost every day of the year! Don’t miss out on some of the amazing cheap eats like the tacos but also Austin is definitely known for having amazing restaurant options to please the whole group.
Things to do: For a day in the sun check out Barton Springs Pool, its natural pool filled with spring water or rent a boat for a boozy day on one of the many lakes in the Austin area. If you have some wine lovers in the group; it might be worth a short ride out to the vineyards for some wine tours in Hill Country.
Speaking of wine lovers, this is a MUST GO TO destination. It’s one of our favorite spots that we go to annually. You can’t go wrong with some great wine and crave-worthy farm-to-table restaurants.
Things to do: Obviously wine tours, there are tons of tour bus companies for you to be chauffeured between the wineries in style and for all of your crew to enjoy without worrying about a DD. If you are wined out, the Archer Hotel in downtown Napa has a great rooftop bar for some cocktails, and while you are in the area, it’s worth it to stop by Oxbow Public Market for some cheap eats or oysters.
New Orleans, Louisiana
If you’ve seen the movie “Girls Trip,” then you already have an idea of how epic a Bachelorette in New Orleans could be! Bourbon Street has so much to offer, and things can get pretty crazy with beads, drag shows, or open karaoke bars to get the bride on stage.
Things to do:This one is pretty well known, but it’s worth it to grab some beignets at the famous Café Du Monde. Some more unique ideas for a bachelorette weekend in New Orleans are to check out one of the many ghost tours, or to take a swamp tour to check out some gators!
Charleston, South Carolina
A bachelorette party in Charleston is the perfect idea for a laid-back bride. It isn’t as crazy of a scene as some of the other destinations on this list, but if you’ve ever watched the show Southern Charm, you know things can still get crazy and fun.
Las Vegas, Nevada
It wouldn’t be a list of the best destinations for bachelorette parties without including Las Vegas! There are shows, spas, gambling, concerts, pool parties, nightclubs, amazing restaurants. There is a wide mix of things to do in different price ranges that it works for bachelorette parties on a budget or a splurge-worthy bachelorette party.
Things to do: Whoops, we kind of got excited and listed a ton of items already. If you want to go to a nightclub, we definitely recommend getting in contact with a promoter that many times they can get great deals for groups of girls. We also recommend renting a limo to take a whole trip down the strip, the seven magic mountains, or pregame in style for a scandalous show like thunder down under or Magic Mike.
We’re confident that you can’t go wrong with any of these popular bachelorette destinations; they even work if you are just looking for girls' trip travel ideas. All of the destinations have options for any type of bride and crew to have an epic time. OH, And once you’ve settled on the best destination for a bachelorette party, don’t forget to head over to our shop to check out some ideas for bachelorette party gifts! We’re your destination for travel-themed gifts and kits that all the girls will love and actually use.
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