The Best Bachelorette Weekend Destinations for Every Type of Bride
Every bride is different, and that’s why tired renditions of The Hangover are out and personalized bachelorette weekends are in. These custom girls trips are breaking tradition to throw the kind of party that your soon-to-be-wed BFF will really love. Fair warning: There’s no shirtless dancers or raunchy decor here. (But that doesn’t mean you can’t add it yourself!) Here’s how to skip the clichéd bachelorette bash and make the bride’s interests the focus of the affair.
If the bride has a refined palette and taste for exploration, then a food-focused weekend is exactly what’s on the menu. Serve up a weekend full of flavor that she’ll never forget.
New Orleans, LA: With Southern comfort food, French-inspired restaurants, and just the right amount of party, NOLA is the perfect place to gather your girls for memories (and meals!) that you won’t forget.
Portland, OR: Portland is one of the only places that you can food truck hop and bar hop in the same neighborhood. There’s nothing worse than a hungry bachelorette party and in this town, you’ll make sure that everyone (especially the bride) is happy and full!
Got an adrenaline junkie on your hands? Don’t stay cooped up for a stuffy dinner or cosmos at the club — use the weekend to get outside, explore nature, and create the fun experiences that will give her the rush she needs.
Moab, UT: If wide open spaces are her thing, then there’s no better place than the gorgeous arches and canyons of Moab. Spend the day hiking and exploring, and the nights sipping Champagne with your besties under the stars.
Governor’s Island, NYC: Think of it as a giant slumber party! Glamping has all of the perks the outdoors has to offer with a few special amenities thrown in — and in the tents run by Collective Retreats you’ll be able to see the NYC skyline while you luxuriate in a leafy, secluded part of the island that’s not normally open overnight. Yes, please! Talk about the best of both worlds.
Every bride-to-be deserves a relaxing trip before her big day to just focus on herself. Planning a trip that leaves all the hustle and bustle of life behind is the best way to do it.
Joshua Tree, CA: Sunsets in the desert and hot tub hangouts are a few of our favorite things. Gather for a relaxing weekend and a much-needed break from all the wedding planning tasks.
Anna Maria Island, FL: Life moves a little bit slower on island time. Spend the days sipping cocktails by the pool and the nights checking out oceanfront restaurants with live music. Don’t forget to stop by The Donut Experiment for an instant sugar rush and obligatory ‘gram pic.
Give your spa-obsessed BFF what she wants by treating her to a weekend full of wellness that includes great food, fun workouts, and amazing self-care treatments that will have her feeling refreshed when she walks down the aisle.
Miami, FL: Miami might not be the first place that you think of when someone says wellness, but the Âme Spa & Wellness Collective at the JW Marriott Turnberry Miami is like a fairy tale for a health-conscious group. Centered around food and nutrition, a celebrity chef whips up plant based meals while you spend your time soaking up some pretty incredible spa treatments, meditation sessions, and yoga classes.
San Diego, CA: After stepping into the tranquil and serene space of the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, you and your party never want to leave. And did we mention that they have an on-site wine cave? Yup, never leaving.
Craft Beer Lover
If breweries are the bride’s go-to, let her live her best life by planning a trip to beer-lovers heaven. A weekend spent beer tasting and touring breweries is exactly how she’ll want to spend her last single days.
Denver, CO: With so many new breweries and tap houses popping up every month, it might be impossible to hit them all — but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try! Jump on one of the group-bike options (like Denver Patio Ride) to make your touring that much more memorable.
Charleston, SC: Beer tastes better outside: fact. Luckily, in Charleston, beer has its own neighborhood. The city’s Brewery District is full of outdoor spaces for you and your BFFs to hang while drinking craft IPAs, stouts, and ales.
Big city lights, skyscrapers, and bustling streets are calling your name! A fun weekend out on the town with your closest gals is the best way to celebrate the upcoming nuptials.
San Francisco, CA: A weekend trip to San Francisco means that your days will be jam-packed with sight-seeing, photo-taking, and food-eating. Sounds like it checks all of the bachelorette party boxes to us!
New York City, NY: There’s nothing like the Big Apple! Spend the weekend shopping in Chinatown, checking out museums, brunching with drag queens, or dancing until the sun comes up. Sky’s the limit!
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