First comes love, then comes the proposal, then comes the time to celebrate the bride-to-be in style. While there’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding, a bachelorette party is the time for the bride to kick back, relax, and enjoy some quality time with her best friends. Since a friend is typically the one who plans the bachelorette party, you just have to sit back and relax. If you’re trying to narrow down where to go for your (or your bestie’s) bachelorette party, here are the top 15 bachelorette party destinations places to celebrate the bride for an epic bachelorette weekend celebration.
Whether you coordinate your bachelorette party with one of Nola’s famous festivals (such as Mardi Gras, White Linen Night/Dirty Linen Night, or The Voodoo Music & Arts experience), or you just head to the Big Easy on a random weekend, there’s always a party in this rich and high-spirited city. Chow down on homestyle cajun cuisine and explore Bourbon Street either day or night for an endless variety of bars, live music, and interesting characters. Thanks to the lack of open container laws, you can carry your drinks with you on a bar crawl, which makes for a unique experience (and can save you money). If you’re all partied out, head to Cafe Du Monde for some delicious Louisiana beignets, get your future read at the historic French Quarter, or take a ghost tour to learn the history of one of the most haunted cities in America—just don’t forget to bring some beads to toss to bystanders.
If the bride is looking for more of a laid-back weekend with her pals over a three-day party fest, Napa Valley is a great choice for a relaxed-yet-celebratory bachelorette party. It should come as no surprise that Napa is a great spot for wine-lovers, thanks to its abundance of world-famous vineyards, so enjoy a trip filled with wine tastings, delectable meals, and gorgeous rolling hill views. While vineyard tours and afternoons spent sipping vino under the California sun will be the backbone of the trip, there’s still plenty more to do. Consider a spa day or hot air balloon ride, and select one night for an elegant dinner on the Wine Train, where a multi-course meal/tour in a luxury rail car awaits.
Looking for both city vibes and a beachy feel? Charleston, South Carolina has both: A quant city full of cute shops, historic spots, and Southern dining options, as well as a variety of beaches that make this one of the most charming options for a bachelorette party. The laid back feel mixed with the Southern sun makes this more of a low-key option for the bride who isn’t looking to bar hop until the wee hours of the morning. Take some pictures at Rainbow Row, window shop on King Street, and toss on a sundress and floppy hat for rooftop drinks from a variety of haunts.
Brides who want a luxurious bachelorette party need to look no further than Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Home to beautiful beaches, this is one of the most popular tourist destinations (and a favorite amongst celebs) where you can lounge on the sand, splash in the water, dine in style, and drink margaritas under the tropical sun. Stay at one of an abundance of resorts, get pampered at a spa, partake in world-class water activities such as snorkeling, diving, or whale watching, then take a hike or a camel ride for a truly unique bachelorette party experience.
Brides who love all things cowboy boots and honkey tonk will feel at home in Nashville, Tennessee. One of the most popular bachelorette party destinations, Nashville is a famed spot for celebrating brides-to-be for a good reason. Endless live music, a bustling party scene, Southern charm, and delicious homestyle cooking, it’s a wonderful city to celebrate a country-loving bride-to-be. Whether you’re visiting a renowned spa, singing a ballad in a karaoke bar, partying on Lower Broadway, or dancing at a saloon, Nashville is one bachelorette party destination that’s hard to beat.
If the bride is a fan of fancy restaurants, popular clubs, and getting bronzed on the beach, Miami is one of the most glamorous spots to see and be seen in the U.S. Book a cabana at one of many popular pool parties before heading back to your waterside hotel to get ready for a night out. With popular night clubs that stay open till morning and lots of action on South Beach, Miami is a spectacular bachelorette party spot for the bride who loves to party under the sun and in the clubs. If you’re looking for a little bit more budget-friendly spot (Miami can get pricey), consider nearby Fort Lauderdale where the club lines are shorter, the general costs are way lower, and the general vibe is a bit more relaxed.
Known for boutique hotels, renowned restaurants, and rich history, Savannah, Georgia is a great bachelorette party spot for the bride who wants a healthy mix of partying and chilling. Thanks to the city’s lack of open container laws, you can stroll along the water or windowshop the historic streets while sipping a cocktail. Make a reservation at one of many celebrity restaurants, grab a few antique keepsakes, take a ghost tour, cap it off with sunbathing at a rooftop pool, and then you’ll go home having experienced the perfect Southern bachelorette party.
For the bride who loves it all, Austin, Texas has a little something for everyone. With lots of bar areas, painted murals, trendy food trucks, and some of the best Tex-Mex and BBQ around, there’s a reason why more and more parties are heading to the city known for keeping it weird. Not only are there an abundance of unique (and Instagrammable) restaurants, multiple noted bar areas (check out Rainey for a more boutique outing, or “Dirty 6th Street” for a truly wild time), and one of the biggest wine regions in the U.S. just an hour outside of the city. Whether you’re lounging in your hotel’s rooftop pool or brunching in-style on South Congress, Austin, Texas is a great bachelorette party location for virtually anyone.
If you’re looking for a tropical retreat that’s as charming as it is exciting, there’s no better spot than Key West, Florida. It’s known for its celebrated strip of bars called Duval Street, where you’ll find great drinks and plenty of bawdy entertainment to add a touch of naughtiness to the party. When you’re not drinking daiquiris and posing with dressed up (or down) characters at the bars, dine on fresh seafood, lounge on the beach or at your hotel’s pool, watch performers on Sunset Pier, or feed butterflies at the The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory—all which will make for a truly one-of-a-kind bachelorette party.
Say “hello” to the definition of glamour in The Hamptons, the renowned spot where the affluent vacation when New York City gets too hot. Whether or not you’re a fan of Bravo’s “Summer House”, this Northeastern escape is famous for its beachy-yet-boujee environment. Head to one of multiple vineyards for some wine samples and photo ops amongst the grapes, or lounge on the beach with a cocktail in hand. Head to the charming downtown of delicious dining and fresh seafood options before partying with Manhattanites at the local bars. Since this spot is only two hours from NYC, consider starting in the city and taking in a show before heading down for a weekend of beachside celebrating.
Few spots in the U.S. are better for a sophisticated bride than trendy Palm Springs. The sunny city-beach town has everything from high-end shopping to boutique hotels, bumping clubs to relaxing spas, and plenty of Instagram-worthy photo ops. Whether it’s outdoor activities such as beaching, pooling, or hiking, or enjoying drinks at a desert chic lounge or coveted restaurant, Palm Springs is the perfect mixture of laid back and luxurious. Be sure to pack plenty of sundresses, statement pieces, and sunscreen—this is a hot weather lover’s haven.
What better place to celebrate a bachelorette weekend than in the city that never sleeps? Known for its world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment, a city-loving bride will be in paradise while partying in New York City. Take in a show on Broadway, chow down in some of the most illustrious restaurants in the world, then party till the sun comes up at an endless variety of bars and clubs. Whatever your vibe—rooftop pools, karaoke bars, high-end shopping or budget-friendly thrifting—there’s quite literally an neverending list of options to fulfill your bachelorette party dreams.
Lovers of nature will be hard-pressed to find a better bachelorette destination than Denver, Colorado. The popular city is famous for craft beer and plenty of bars to scratch that party itch, but has a wide-variety of other lures that will make a bachelorette party weekend well-rounded and unique. Catch a concert at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, hike through Rocky Mountain National Park, or partake in snowsports at one of multiple nearby ski resorts (plus recreational marijuana use is legal, so do with that what you may). If you’re looking for a destination that offers more than just bar hopping, Denver is an easy choice.
Whether you make the trek to Orlando, Florida or Anaheim, California, celebrating the bride in the happiest place on Earth is a popular way in which many parties opt to celebrate a bachelorette. While Disneyland in California offers fewer options in ways of parks, it’s a great choice if you plan to spend one day at Disney while still hitting the beach or bars the rest of the trip. If the bride wants a fully Disney weekend, Orlando is the way to go. Thanks to multiple park options —including four different theme parks, as well as two waterparks—there are endless ways to celebrate, from dining and staying in style at one of a variety of resorts to “drinking around the world” at Epcot’s World Showcase.
The mecca of all things bachelorette parties, Las Vegas is a timeless option for celebrating the bride-to-be for a good reason, it’s truly unlike any other place on Earth. From celebrity shows, celebrity bars, celebrity hotels, and celebrity restaurants, it’s a hotspot for the rich and famous—or those who want to act like it for the weekend. Try your luck at the casino, cool off at one of the many renowned pool parties, and stay awake until the sun comes up, taking in all the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Whether you’re two-stepping in Texas, hiking in Colorado, club-hopping in Miami, or wine tasting in Napa, there’s no wrong place to celebrate a bachelorette party. While the destination is important, it’s the people that you’re with that truly make the event a party.