Aside from the actual wedding, the bachelorette party is the next best part of being engaged. This is her time to celebrate with her favorite crew and, if you’re MOH and in charge of planning the epic shindig, you’ll need a list of everything critical to the weekend. But before you start packing up all your bachelorette party essentials, it’s time to pin down the perfect location.
While you may be tempted to host the last fling in a city full of casinos, it can rack up quite a bill — and some embarrassing Facebook pictures. Instead, head over to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for a memorable trip with your girls. This up-and-coming destination offers a more outdoorsy alternative to popular Austin, Texas (Emmy Rossum held her bach party there!). From scenic mountain views to cowboy bars, the adventure-filled hot spot has a lot to offer. Check out our guide below and get to planning.
Where to stay
Located within a five-minute walk to Jackson’s Town Square, The Rustic Inn provides luxe log cabin lodging with a heated outdoor pool and several cozy fire pits to choose from at night. Their guest rooms are accented with wrought iron light fixtures, cowboy prints, and leather ottomans for true mountain vibes.
Where to go
Spend the day exploring nature and head to Phelps Lake in Grand Teton National Park for short hikes and cliff jumping. And don’t forget to bring your camera, because this sweet spot has stunning views for you and your squad to snap those Insta-perfect shots.
Where to eat
Cafe Genevieve is a local-favorite and a MUST for any bachelorette party. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the historic Main Street establishment is known for its tasty home-cooked meals with a Southern twist. Think: fried chicken and waffles and steak frites.
Where to drink
Here’s where the party really starts. Channel your inner Wild West cowgirl and head to Million Dollar Cowboy Bar for the best drinks in town. Their claim to fame? Western dancing and live entertainment. Oh, and they offer *free* dance lessons on Thursdays. (Photo via Million Dollar Cowboy Bar)
Where to grab a sweet treat
If you’re the kind of crew that swoons over caramel apple pie, cinnamon brioche, croissants, and honey brown butter cake, you can’t leave town without stopping by Persephone Bakery. Feel free to also visit its sister lunch spot Picnic for fresh salads and delish sandwiches served on their house-made bread.
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