First comes love, then comes… the bachelorette party! Arguably the most important part of the wedding planning process (ahem, aside from the actual wedding), the bachelorette party requires careful execution. You need affordable decorations, an epic place to stay, and, of course, the approval of the bride. But before the party planning can truly begin, you’ll need to pin down the perfect location.

According to Pinterest, New Orleans is the latest go-to destination for bachelorette parties. It’s no surprise either —from beignets to jazz, this historical city has a ton to offer. Bride tribes will LOVE the sweet, Southern cuisine and epic Bourbon Street party scene of New Orleans (and, TBH, what more could you ask for at a bachelorette party?).

So, before booking a trip to Vegas — because, let’s be real, Vegas is SO overrated — check out this epic bachelorette destination.

Where to Stay

Located in the historic French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone provides luxe lodging fit for any bride-to-be. While you’re there, visit the Carousel Bar for great craft cocktails and a revolving carousel.

Where to Go

Spend an afternoon wandering through the French Market. For over 200 years, this hot spot has served as a cultural hub in New Orleans, complete with live music, great bites, and TONS of shopping. Plus, it’s a nice way to walk off that hangover.

Where to Eat

A NOLA bachelorette party calls for a visit (or five) to the iconic Café du Monde. Open 24/7, this coffee shop is known for their tasty AF beignets. In case you’re wondering… a beignet is fried dough covered in powdered sugar. Can you say YUM?! After a night out with the squad, y’all can rejoice over this amazing hangover cure.

Where to Drink

Here’s where the party *really* starts. Channel your inner Islander and head to Tropical Isle for the best tiki drinks on Bourbon Street. Their claim to fame? “Home of the Hand Grenade: New Orlean’s most powerful drink.”

For a more chill vibe, visit Bourbon O in the French Quarter. Their live music + tasty drinks = absolute perfection. Oh, and be sure to ask for the bachelorette menu.

It makes total sense that New Orleans is the top destination for bachelorette parties. Between the rich history and endless Mardi Gras vibes, this city is an epic destination to celebrate the bride-to-be. So pack your bags and head down south! Bourbon Street is waiting for you.

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