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 and writes the bachelorette party invites, as the bride, 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 best bachelorette party destinations places to celebrate the bride for an epic bachelorette weekend celebration with the bride, bridesmaids, and besties—no matter what kind of bachelorette party theme you’re going for:
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.
Where to stay: Check out The Troubadour, a boutique hotel just blocks away from one of New Orleans most beloved neighborhoods—the French Quarter, where you’re bound to find world-class jazz at every corner. Or, if you want to be a bit further away from the party atmosphere, consider the Ace Hotel, an upscale hotel in the Warehouse District, where you’ll find posh restaurants, museums, and art galleries to explore—not to mention a rooftop pool and bar.
What to do: 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 the world famous Cafe Du Monde for some delicious Louisiana beignets or take a ghost tour to learn the history of one of the “most haunted cities in America.”
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 (over 400!), so enjoy a trip filled with wine tastings, delectable meals, and gorgeous rolling hill views.
Where to stay: Get your pampering on at the Carneros Resort and Spa. This luxury hotel has everything you need for you and the bridal party to have a blast, from a full day spa to yoga and fitness classes to an adults-only pool.
What to do: It wouldn’t be a trip to Napa without a tour of the area’s many wineries. There are a ton of Napa-based companies that will shuttle you from vineyard to vineyard—so choose the one that fits with your bachelorette vibe. And while wine culture is certainly a must-try in this area, there’s still plenty more to do. Spend the day enjoying hot air balloon ride—and then cap off the evening with 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.
Where to stay: With plush accommodations, a convenient location, and an in-house spa, celebrate in style at The Charleston Place, an iconic downtown hotel that puts you right in the heart of downtown.
What to do: Take some pictures at Rainbow Row, an Insta-worthy row of pastel-colored historic homes along the Charleston waterfront followed by window shopping on King Street, the prime shopping spot in the city’s historic district.
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.
Where to stay: With amazing ocean views, swanky accommodations, and an “adults only” resort policy, Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort and Spa makes a perfect backdrop for an epic bachelorette party. Swim on Medano Beach, enjoy views of the nearby Harbor, or book treatments at the hotel’s spa.
What to do: Cabo San Lucas has an endless variety of world-class water activities to enjoy—so you’ll definitely want to schedule plenty of ocean-centric excursions like snorkeling, diving, sailing, or whale watching.
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.
Where to stay: Located downtown and just minutes from the popular Broadway district, the Fairlane Hotel is the perfect setting for a bachelorette, complete with photo-worthy retro-modern decor and a rooftop lounge equipped with comfy couches and fire pits—the perfect place to wind down after a fun night out on the town.
What to do: Enjoy some Nashville BBQ at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint downtown (if there’s a wait for a table, not to worry; just head upstairs and grab a beer at their beer garden)—then hit up Lower Broadway, where you’ll find plenty of bars and music venues to enjoy some live country music.
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.—making it a great spot for a fun, party-centric bachelorette.
Where to stay: Stay in style right in the heart of the city’s most notorious party district at the W South Beach, which offers everything you need for a luxurious bachelorette experience—including ocean views, a world-class pool, and an on-site spa.
What to do: Miami is all about fun and partying—so live it up! Spend the day enjoying one of the city’s popular pool parties (the daily pool party at SOLA at the Fairwind Hotel is a favorite and offers an open bar)—and then hit the club scene in South Beach once the sun goes down (many of Miami’s clubs stay open all night—which means you and the bride can literally dance the night away!).
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 window shop 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.
Where to stay: South Congress Hotel is a boutique hotel that offers guests a taste of all Austin has to offer (without every leaving the property!), including three restaurants, a coffee shop, a bakery, two in-house boutiques, and one of the city’s best rooftop pools—all at the heart of South Congress, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods.
What to do: Austin is known for its multiple bar areas, all of which have a different vibe. Head to 6th Street, the famed entertainment district, for a wild night out on the town—or, if you’re looking for a more laid-back experience, check out Rainey Street, where you’ll find plenty of bungalows-turned-bars to enjoy a cocktail (as well as plenty of food trucks to snack on between those cocktails)
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—the southern-most point in the continental US and a destination beloved just as much for its fun party atmosphere as its gorgeous beaches.
Where to stay: Known as “The Mansion” to locals, the Southernmost Host is a boutique hotel that combines historic charm with the perfect location for a bachelorette celebration—an adults-only property on the beach at the end of Duval Street, the city’s hub for restaurants and nightlife.
What to do: A trip to Key West wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Duval Street, where you’ll find great drinks, live music, and plenty of bawdy entertainment to add a touch of naughtiness to the party. For a less party-centric experience, check out the street performers on Sunset Pier or take a stroll amongst hundreds of live butterflies and birds at The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.
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—which is made up of two beach towns, Southampton and East Hampton,—is famous for its beachy-yet-bougie environment.
Where to stay: The Hamptons are full of epic vacation rentals—so this would be a good location to explore staying in an Airbnb. If you prefer a hotel, consider The Capri Southampton. With beach-chic decor, lush gardens, and an epic pool for lounging—not to mention a great location—it’s a great option for your bride-to-be’s getaway.
What to do: The main attraction of the Hamptons is, of course, the beach. Spend the day catching some rays and swimming in the waves—and then cap things off with a cocktail at one of the area’s many waterfront bars.
Few spots in the U.S. are better for a sophisticated bride than trendy Palm Springs. The popular destination spot has everything from high-end shopping to boutique hotels, bumping clubs to relaxing spas, and plenty of Instagram-worthy spots that are perfect for an impromptu photoshoot.
Where to stay: For maximum convenience (and maximum style!), stay at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, which is centrally located to downtown Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and the nearby San Jacintos Mountains. The boutique hotel boasts two saltwater pools, epic views, and often plays host to fun live events ranging from sunset yoga to poolside jazz.
What to do: Palm Springs is a great place to relax and unwind next to the pool. But if your bachelorette crew is into the outdoor activities, consider a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park, which is less than an hour outside the city. Then, follow up your day of hiking and exploring with dinner in downtown Palm Springs—followed by milkshakes and malts at Great Shakes, the city’s famed dessert shop.
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—and, more specifically, Manhattan.
Where to stay: If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop of an epic bachelorette, look no further than The Standard, High Line. Located in NYC’s Meatpacking district, not only does this in-demand hotels offers epic views of the city (courtesy of the hotel’s floor to ceiling windows), it also has a huge variety of events and activities that would suit any type of bachelorette vibe—including a rooftop club for dancing the night away against the city backdrop and a German beer garden for a more laid-back experience (including Bavarian pretzels, fusbal, and plenty of brews).
What to do: With so many options, when staying in New York City, the better question is “what not to do?” 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 never-ending 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.
Where to stay: Infuse your bachelorette weekend with some kitschy fun at The Curtis Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, this popular spot is known for its eye-catching decor and pop culture themed rooms—including a Disco Room, Barbie Room, and Video Game Room, all of which offer fun, photoworthy backdrops to toast the bride-to-be.
What to do: Experience all of Denver’s best microbrews on a guided brewery tour—then get your groove on and catch a concert at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, which offers some of the best views in the city and is widely lauded as one of the most memorable concert venues in the US.
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.
Where to stay: If you want a full Disney experience (and added convenience!), consider staying at a Disney Resort hotel. While the Disney resorts offer plenty of hotels to choose from (including more budget-friendly options), for a more upscale, adult-centric experience, try the Grand Californian or the Grand Floridian, which are renowned as some of the best accommodations in the parks.
What to do: 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—then leave a few days for the beach and the bars. Spend your Disney day hopping between Disneyland and Disney’s California adventure—then spend the rest of your time exploring nearby Orange County, home to some of the country’s most scenic beaches, including Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.
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 water parks—there are endless ways to celebrate, from going on a safari in the Animal Kingdom or “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. And for a good reason! Vegas is 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.
Where to stay: While just about any hotel on the strip could act as a fun home base for your bachelorette celebration, The Cosmopolitan has a distinctly upscale vibe—and also plays host to some of the best food on the strip, including Eggslut, which is the perfect place to grab breakfast after a long night on the town.
What to do: When it comes to bachelorette activities in Vegas, there are literally endless options. Try your luck at the casino, cool off at one of the many renowned pool parties, grab a cocktail in a hidden speakeasy, dance the night away at one of the city’s hot nightclubs, hit the spa, enjoy the city’s foodie culture...if you can imagine it, chances are, you can find it in Vegas.
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. That being said, these bachelorette party ideas are a great jumping off point to plan the perfect bachelorette with the people you care about the most. So get planning and happy travels!