Your BFF is getting married, so it’s time to bust out the party hats and plan her dream bachelorette bash! To celebrate this *ultra* special time in her life, you’ll need an *ultra* unique destination. Luckily for you, there’s a mix of urban, small town, and outdoorsy hidden gems waiting for you below. Fire up that bridal party group text, grab some stylish favors, and get to planning a one-of-a-kind girls’ vacay.
1. Lisbon, Portugal: If the bride-to-be is a total jet-setter, there’s no better getaway abroad than Portugal. Take a winding walk along the cobblestone streets of the Alfama district or spend a day visiting the nearby fishing town of Cascais. You can’t miss the beaches, but definitely don’t leave without going to Hell’s Mouth — an intense name for must-see cliffs.
2. The Adirondacks, New York: Pack up the car and head for the girls’ road trip of a lifetime through the Adirondack Mountains. Stop for a swim in Lake Placid, sleep beneath the stars, and explore the shipwrecks near the Canadian border. Oh, and there’s also a TON of amazing hiking opps!
3. Whistler, British Columbia: So you’ve been to Canada, eh? Experience it through this next-level skiing destination and you’ll feel like you’ve landed in a whole new world. Stay at the Nita Lake Lodge for the perfect combo of luxury and old-town charm that will have your besties smitten.
4. Jackson Hole, Wyoming: You’d really need at least a week to experience all Jackson Hole has to offer, but the major highlights are totally doable in a weekend, if that’s what you’re workin’ with. In the summer, take in amazing wilderness views while hiking in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, or head out in the winter to enjoy over 2,500 acres of stellar ski slopes.
5. Catalina Island, California: Whimsical is the best way to describe a weekend on Catalina Island. After around an hour by boat (with a bar!) from LA, you can set up camp at Pavilion Hotel and enjoy cozy Cali-king-size beds right on the water. What more could a squad ask for?
6. Charlottesville, Virgina: Located along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this city will sweep you (and your crew) off your feet. And if the bride is a self-proclaimed foodie, you’ll want to head over to Albermale Baking Co. for baked currant donuts, or munch on fruits and sip wine at the 30+ local orchards and vineyards.
7. Sedona Valley, Arizona: The stunning view is just one of the reasons why you might pick this jaw-dropping terrain. Another is that it’s full of adventure. Drop off your bags and head to Devil’s Bridge for a photo-op at the top, or watch the sunrise as you float in a hot air balloon with your squad.
8. Chattanooga, Tennessee: Does the bride-to-be love fried chicken and country music? Nashville might be the obvious choice, but Chattanooga is sure to charm your socks off with its quaint atmosphere. Stay at the world-famous Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, which was originally opened in 1909 as a Terminal Station, and get ready for full-on Southern hospitality.
9. Park City, Utah: This next-level ski town may get all the buzz come wintertime, but visiting during off-season is surprisingly affordable and has tons of culinary gems. After a day of hiking or stand-up paddle board yoga in a 10,000-year-old cave, mosey on over to Riverhorse on Main, where dinner might start out with a local goat cheese crisp topped with quince jam.
10. Mackinac Island, Michigan: Pack your comfy shoes, because this is a town you can *only* walk around (with a drink in your hand, of course). Browse Airbnb and HomeAway to find a gorg place to stay and nom on all of the sweet possibilities of America’s Fudge Capital.
11. Bainbridge Island, Washington: When you think of Washington, your mind will head straight to Seattle. But Starbucks’ birth state is home to so much more than overcast weather — including this vibrant island with seven artisan wineries, a brewery, and an organic distillery. Convince your crew to lodge on a yacht with Dreamboat Adventure Sailing for a unique experience.
12. Asheville, North Carolina: For the boho bride who adores lush, green surroundings, amazing food, and culture, head to the valley of Asheville. Make sure you include a morning hike on the parkway and indulge in a few local beers while you’re hanging.
13. Bar Harbor, Maine: If you’re looking for a nature-loving adventure, head north to Acadia National Park. You’ll find so many different types of trails. Our ultimate favorite is the Bear Brook Trail: a pine slope with views of Frenchman Bay that will seriously take your breath away.
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