Classic or trendy? Charming or adventurous? Find your ideal bachelorette spot here.
The Knot Editors are experts across various topics: weddings, for one, and the many exciting events preceding the big day. It’s why we’re especially well versed in the absolute best bachelorette party destinations across the US. According to our internal data, 97% of all bachelorette parties are now overnight events with one in four groups hopping on flights to fete a friend.
Over 90% of all women say they’ve attended a bachelorette party, so planning a getaway that is supremely memorable should be an objective when selecting your destination of choice. We’ve narrowed down the usual suspects (Vegas, NYC and Nashville), along with trendy spots you may have seen all over your Instagram feed (Palm Springs and Tulum), in our list of the best bachelorette party destinations. Here, we share bachelorette party guides for where to stay and eat, and what to do upon arrival.
In This Article:
Classic Bachelorette Destinations
Trendy Bachelorette Party Destinations
Charming Bachelorette Party Destinations
Luxury Bachelorette Destinations
Adventurous Bachelorette Destinations
Under-the-Radar Bachelorette Destinations
Classic Bachelorette Destinations
According to company data, which surveyed 650-plus bach party attendees, the locations most often associated with bachelorette parties were the most frequented destinations. At the top of the list is arguably the crown jewel of bach parties, Las Vegas, followed by nearby Los Angeles and East Coast hotspots New York, Miami and Nashville. These classic bach destinations offer a range of experiences for every type of bachelorette, especially the type of group seeking the vibe of throwing on chic bach party dresses and partying until dawn.
The top destination for bachelorette parties, per our data, Vegas reigns more multiple reasons. Sin City caters to big groups by offering world-class dining options, unparalleled entertainment, and a variety of activities from pool parties to the hottest nightclubs for an incredibly memorable (and often raucous) getaway.
Where to stay: The Cosmopolitan is back in action and newly renovated with an all-inclusive range of top dining and nightlife options. Other classic bach party spots in Sin City include The Palazzo and Caesars Palace, a standard watering hole for party-hopping groups.
Where to eat: The food options are truly endless in Vegas as many of the country’s top restaurants have designated outposts throughout the various properties. Within The Cosmopolitan, consider Rao’s for Italian or Momofuku for Asian fusion. Sushi lovers will want to make a reservation at Nobu for the sightseeing, plus the yellowtail. Party atmosphere dinners are found at STK and TAO. Don’t forget to pick up breakfast sandwiches at Eggslut to cure the hangover.
What to do: Grab your bachelorette party swimsuits and join the poolside-bungalow antics at the Marquee Day Club. Before booking a trip to Vegas, wedding parties will want to cross their fingers and hope for a residency from the likes of Britney Spears or Celine Dion. And there’s plenty more in this party city. Walking the strip is a dazzling experience and nightlife options are aplenty (from 1 OAK to Hakkasan). If you’re more of a foodie, book an experience through Taste Food Buzz Tours, an award-winning culinary experience that hits some prime destinations.
The City of Angels has everything a bachelorette party needs: sunshine, the beach, fun nightlife, great shopping, diverse culinary options and the occasional celeb-spotting (if that’s what your crew appreciates).
Shutters on the Beach
Where to stay: Once you’ve designated your chosen neighborhood (Brentwood, WeHo, Santa Monica are our top choices), you’ll want to narrow down a spot that has either beach or pool access. The Ace Hotel Downtown is popular for bachelorette parties remaining through Sundays simply for its epic pool party and the Viceroy Santa Monica for its transition party scene too. Shutters on the Beach is also an option for wellness-adoring groups seeking suites and residential-style designs. The VRBO or Airbnb rental homes in L.A. will almost always come with a pool or a beautiful view of the hills.
Where to eat: Pick up a quick morning coffee at Zinque and a recovery smoothie at Erewhon. Then enjoy a leisurely brunch at Republique or embrace the Southwest food traditions by eating at Gracias Madre. This delicious Mexican food restaurant offers local organic dishes with a fun twist—it’s all vegan! The creative tequila cocktails are a perfect addition to your entrees.
What to do: Take a stroll down the Ocean Front Walk on foot, bike or Beach Barcycle. Don’t forget to check out the Santa Monica farmers markets and the mile-long strip on Abbot Kinney Boulevard for incredible shopping in Venice. And whether you’re in the mood to relax and sip wine at Malibu Wines (an easy trip from the city) or get crafty with your bridesmaids with a floral arrangement class at Rolling Greens, there’s something for everyone.
New York City
On the East Coast, New York City reigns as the bachelorette party destination. After all, what group of besties doesn’t want to take a bite out of the Big Apple? The city offers iconic tourist backdrops (hello, Empire State), world-class shopping and boozy brunches. Plus, there’s nothing like throwing on your highest heels and cutest outfits (sashes are optional) for a night out in the City That Never Sleeps.
Where to stay: NYC is a town of many boroughs and neighborhoods, each of which provides its own charm. For Gossip Girl enthusiasts, The Lowell on the Upper East Side is centralized with prime access to Central Park and Madison Avenue shopping. In Lower Manhattan, trendy options include Sixty LES, Gansevoort Meatpacking or book the King Suite at NoMo Soho or Hotel 50 Bowery for incredible views. Across the East River, The Wythe Hotel, The Williamsburg Hotel or the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge each passes the Instagram check.
Where to eat: The variety of cuisine in New York alone will require a diligent reservation system as you’re planning. Bachelorette parties will particularly thrive in fine dining experiences and a city hobby: brunches. Options include Laduree Soho for a low-key French garden experience, Clinton St. Baking Co., Russ & Daughters, or an upscale stop at Bergdorf Goodman. For dinner, snag advance reservations at Carbone (the spicy rigatoni is a must) or Michelin star-rated Cote for its tasting menu. The group will thank you. Finally, if it’s a Meatpacking evening, Catch is your best bet for a scene-and-be-seen experience.
What to do: For the workout enthusiasts, start the day with SoulCycle, Barry’s or SLT, then shower and book blowouts at a city institution like Pierre Michel. There are also DryBar locations sprinkled throughout Manhattan. Then head to the Plaza Hotel for high tea at the Palm Court or slip upstairs for an in-house etiquette class with the expert herself, Myka Meier of Beaumont Etiquette. If you’re more of a comedic crew, stop by the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village (random drop-ins include Jerry Seinfeld and Tracy Morgan). If you want the true photo experience, set your sights at the One World Observatory or The Edge NYC in Hudson Yards. No New York trip is complete without an afternoon of luxury shopping, a rooftop bar and the High Line in full bloom.
Miami, Florida, is a smoldering, lively city full of vibrant culture, delicious eats, world-renowned partying and luxury properties to accommodate any group of besties, especially those who want to party by the beach… or on a mega yacht.
Where to stay: Miami boasts a range of luxurious accommodations and offers a party-friendly atmosphere. For both, consider The Confidante, The Standard Spa or the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach. South Beach properties like Pharrell Williams and Dave Grutman’s The Goodtime Hotel (what looks like a bach party dream) or the W South Beach are other viable party stays. At most of these properties, you can reserve suites and relax poolside in a cabana while sipping mojitos.
Where to eat: Miami is another foodie destination with endless options particularly specializing in Mexican, Peruvian and Cuban cuisine (like Sanguich sandwiches). Swan and Lido Bayside Grill are popular for brunch. For most dinners, anticipate steep prices and make early reservations (we recommend the sexy Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann over at the Faena). Other spots frequented by big groups include Nobu, Joe’s Stone Crab and the bachelorette party-beloved Joia Beach or Nikki Beach. Then stop by Bodega for tacos and tequila.
What to do: Each neighborhood in Miami has its own distinct feel; Wynwood (for its colorful stretch of walls) and South Beach are particularly popular among bach parties. Plus, there are so many beach clubs and so little time. Boat rides are a fun group activity, while the nightlife and pool parties in Miami are unparalleled. Dress to the nines and swing by the Fontainebleau for its nightlife, where you’ll catch a set by a leading DJ.
In the last decade, Nashville has cemented its position as a top-five US bachelorette destination. The city offers live country music, has plenty of Southern charm and delicious fare, making it the ideal destination for country music-blasting bachelorette parties.
Where to stay: The historic Union Station Hotel, the sophisticated Hermitage Hotel and the Holston House are all beautiful and central properties. Rental homes are also popular in Nashville. For the highest level of convenience, you’ll want Music Row, The Gulch and Midtown to either be a short walk or quick Uber ride away.
Where to eat: For brunch, don’t miss Biscuit Love for the Southern classic, biscuits and gravy, or its famed Bonuts (fried biscuit donuts). The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so get there early or be prepared to wait. For dinner, enjoy some guac and margaritas at Saint Anejo or a scenic sit-down with your girls at The Farmhouse on the river. Follow a delicious meal with mouthwatering cocktails at The Fox and, if you’re up for the party, Tootsies is a must.
What to do: You’ll definitely want to reserve a pedal pub for you and your girls during the day. The 15-person bike-slash-pub is BYOB and a fun way to enjoy some drinks while touring the city. At night, hit Honky Tonk on Broadway for three levels of live music and dancing. It’s bachelorette/bachelor party central in there, so don’t be surprised to see other groups with matching T-shirts.
A top 10 most popular bachelorette party destination in the US, Dallas has all the musts for a traditional weekend getaway: restaurants, rooftop pools and plenty of bar options.
Where to stay: Thompson Dallas is a one-stop-shop for bachelorette parties as it contains two penthouse suites, a floral design studio, hair lounge, and two well-known restaurants on-site. Plus, the art-adoring groups will appreciate works by Damien Hirst and Stephen Wilson. Speaking of art, the HALL Arts Hotel in the Dallas Arts District boasts a rooftop pool and opened in late 2019. Of course, there’s also the Instagram-friendly Joule Hotel (with a rooftop pool) or the Magnolia Hotel, where happy hours abound and a complimentary milk and cookie bar caps off your evening.
Where to eat: Steakhouses, barbecue, Tex-Mex (you are in Texas, after all) and comfort food are the most popular options when it comes to group dining in Dallas. While TripAdvisor is your best bet for exploration, believe us when we say Cattleack Barbeque (CBBQ) is one highly recommended spot.
What to do: Heels are encouraged and blowouts are a must for a glamorous night out on the town. (BAM Blowouts is one of the top-rated spots in the city.)
Throw on your Minnie Ears and grab those wands, because Magic Kingdom and Diagon Alley await. Orlando is a popular bach party destination in the US, especially for Disney and Harry Potter adoring groups. Between multiple theme parks and plenty of nightlife, this destination offers convenience and fun for an unbeatable, magical bachelorette party.
Where to stay: If you’re planning to visit multiple theme parks and relax poolside for your getaway, the Four Seasons Orlando is a prime choice for bachelorette party stays. The property boasts spa packages, luxurious golf courses and shopping, including Stoney Clover Lane and custom Disney patches. Within Disney World, the Grand Floridian has been the luxury hotel of choice for girls’ trips. There are plenty of villa-style accommodations sprinkled throughout the park (though, of note: they must be booked far in advance). If you want to remain close to Epcot (who could blame you), the Yacht Club is a viable bet, especially since the Beach Club offers an easy way to relax and cool down from the beating Florida sun.
Where to eat: La Cava del Tequila is one of the best bachelorette party spots for groups to order tequila flights, plus margaritas. Tutto Italia Ristorante is another lovely choice in Epcot while France offers delicious bistro fare. Disney Springs is teeming with dining, shopping and nightlife including the Wine Bar George and The Edison, a nightclub where you and your girls can dance the night away and awake to another promising day at the park.
What to do: This one is simple: get your photo opportunities in Magic Kingdom with the bridesmaids. The other popular option is located just 20 minutes away at Universal Orlando, where the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has even more magic in store.
The city of Houston offers far more than space expedition and exploration. Bachelorette parties will thrive in HTX with its high-end experiences, from shopping to fine dining. Party-hopping and rooftop hotel drinks? There’s that too. It’s also worth noting Houston has emerged as a top 10 bachelorette city in the US, which means it’s a guaranteed good time for you and your besties.
Where to Stay: For elevated service, Houston is home to two JW Marriott properties: the JW Marriott Houston by the Galleria and the JW Marriott Downtown Houston. The Post Oak Hotel is a well-known luxury option if you want to experience the very best during your time in this fun and affordable Texas town.
Where to Eat: Groups will love the Instagram-friendly aesthetic of Indianola, which offers plus pink booths, along with Bloom & Bee at the Post Oak Hotel. Tex-Mex is a must in Texas, as is brunch. If you’re looking for the very best dining experiences, One Fifth, Squable and Xin Chao are top-rated options. Follow it with a late-night slice at Vinny’s.
What to Do: Houston is approachable especially for groups who want to bar hop or day drink. Bachelorette parties may want to explore local breweries during the day, like the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, or they can nurse the previous evening’s hangover by relaxing poolside with a mimosa (especially Texas in the summer).
Trendy Bachelorette Party Destinations
You’ve likely seen the next bachelorette party destinations across your social media feeds. These are trending bachelorette party spots and for good reason: these locations are manageable, unique in terms of experiences and party-friendly options. More than 13% of partygoers From Palm Springs to Tulum, grab your cutest summer dresses, sunnies and your crew.
Pack your swimsuits and flock to the Yucatán Peninsula for an oceanfront stay at one of the many properties dotting the thick brushes of jungle-meets-ocean in this trendy part of Mexico.
Courtesy of Palmaïa, The House of AïA
Where to stay: Options include Palmaïa, The House of AïA, an all-inclusive wellness resort, or The Mezzanine, where plunge pools, oceanfront yoga, sound baths and DJ sets await. If you’re looking for distinctive dining and bar options, turn to the Mi Amor Colibri Boutique Hotel and go barefoot the entire time.
Where to eat: If your besties are the types to vacation in the Caribbean and celebrate Taco Tuesdays, Tulum is a prime choice for a bachelorette getaway. Some of the standout options include Loco, Tantra and La Zebra. Turn to TripAdvisor for additional dining recommendations.
What to do: What else is there to do in Tulum but relax, lounge along its beautiful beaches, and down a fresh-squeezed juice or five? For the more adventurous sets of bachelorette parties, the ruins await for day excursions. (Be smart about booking a tour.)
Palm Springs, California
The retro-chic bachelorette groups will turn to this trendy and arid town for a stay. Whether your bachelorette party is more low-key and poolside or you’re looking to overlap the dates with Coachella, Palm Springs is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after destinations on the West Coast.
Where to stay: Consider the Ace Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs Hotel or The Saguaro for the “casual palm trees and poolside” Instagram aesthetic. Or, turn to top-suggested properties on TripAdvisor. Larger groups, however, will want to turn to one of the beautiful homes listed on VRBO or Airbnb Luxe for their own private pool and spacious kitchen.
Where to eat: Brunch is popular in Palm Springs starting with Cheeky’s and the poolside oasis known as the Purple Palm.
What to do: Enjoy a wine tour through nearby Temecula. Then, take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of San Jacinto Peak.
There’s more than one reason the capital of the Lone Star State tops our list of bachelorette party destinations. For brides who prefer a day in Brooklyn over Manhattan, this hip Texas town welcomes foodies and floaties.
Where to stay: Austin is the perfect city to find a cozy Airbnb loft to bond with your crew— making it an ideal bachelorette weekend spot. Options range from a loft apartment downtown to a comfy home with a pool. Don’t forget your floats.
Where to eat: Austin is a standout destination for Mexican and barbecue in particular. Simply Google “best tacos in Austin” and the list is impressive, while Salt Lick is a hotspot for barbecue. Beware: the line gets long.
What to do: Tubing on a hot summer day on the Guadalupe River remains one of the most popular drinking and lounging experiences. Rainey Street is best known for its bar culture. Don’t miss Container Bar or Graffiti Park at Castle Hill.
The desert awaits in the resort-friendly town of Scottsdale, yet another trendy bachelorette party destination. Most groups will rent a luxury home or stay at a poolside property during a getaway to arid Arizona. Instagram-friendly aesthetics are virtually guaranteed.
Where to stay: The hippest and chicest hotels that are minutes away from the best nightlife are The Saguaro, Hotel Valley Ho and the W Scottsdale. Luxury options include the ADERO Scottsdale or the Andaz. If you want a more relaxing experience and a day filled with spa services, head over to the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain and the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. These resorts have incredible rooms overlooking Camelback Mountain and make it easy for a hike with the girls in the morning.
Where to eat: La Grande Orange is a convenient option for coffee and a quick and healthy bite. If you want a more leisurely experience with the crew, stop by The Henry. Dinner at Tarbell’s is a must (get the spaghetti, but beware of wearing white) or stop by The Mission for modern Latin cuisine. The Sugar Bowl, a parlor open since 1958, is a must-visit for the ice-cream-loving crew.
What to do: Explore the beautiful southwest desert with some outdoor activities like hiking Camelback Mountain (take the Quartz Ridge trail for something a little less daunting—it doesn’t take more than an hour!) and the Desert Botanical Garden. For some culture, check out the Musical Instrument Museum, which is filled with incredible instruments and history from around the world, or enjoy gorgeous views from the SkyTop Lounge. Then, dance the night away at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row or The Beverly on Main in Old Town Scottsdale.
Picturesque Southern Live Oak Trees and Spanish Moss drape the City of Savannah, which includes well-maintained parks and historic charm. The city is the perfect spot for bach parties interested in scenic streets, delicious Southern fare and late-night antics (including ghost hunting).
Where to stay: Savannah is beloved for its history and architecture with charming bed-and-breakfasts (Kehoe House, Catherine Ward House Inn), pretty boutique hotels (Perry Lane Hotel) and centrally located Airbnbs. A word of warning to the spooky-seeking squads: At the 17hundred90 Inn & Restaurant, the ghost of a young woman named Anna is known for terrifying guests brave enough to book a night in room 204.
What to eat: The Collins Quarter and Clary’s Café are both popular brunch spots, while dinner is served at The Olde Pink House, an 18th-century mansion converted into a restaurant or Mrs. Wilke’s Dining Room. Bachelorette parties will especially enjoy sunset drinks at rooftop bar Peregrin, which includes a pool and nearby shopping in Savannah’s Historic District. Cool off with sweets at Leopold’s Ice Cream, a parlor operating since 1919.
What to do: While you’re in one of the most haunted cities in the world, venture through graveyards and other haunted spots by booking a ghost tour. The bar and nightlife scene in Savannah is also well-known. Venture over to multiple piano and karaoke bars for a fun evening with the group.
Charming Bachelorette Party Destinations
Whether it’s historic cobblestone streets or pretty painted homes, these bachelorette party destinations have unique characteristics and neighborhoods that will make any girls’ trip a quaint and sweet experience.
The historic city of New Orleans is the eighth most popular bachelorette destination in the country for good reason. The beignets are delicious, the bourbon is strong and the party vibes are right.
Maison de la Luz
Where to stay: Properties like the immaculate Maison de la Luz, the iconic Eliza Jane or Pontchartrain Hotel in the Garden District of NOLA are great for girls’ trips.
Where to eat: Was it really a getaway to NOLA without a stop or 10 at Cafe du Monde? Beignets and coffee are a must in the morning, though you’ll likely want to return throughout the day for more. (Trust us on this.) Casual dinners abound in the French Quarter or enjoy a luxurious meal at Cochon. Imbibe in delicious cocktails at the Carousel Bar and venture to Blue Oak BBQ and Joint BBQ for mouthwatering Southern fare.
What to do: The French Quarter, Arts and Garden Districts are beautiful areas to walk through. Evenings in NOLA are classified by nights out on Bourbon Street (staples include Pat O’Briens and Cat’s Meow). Finally, swing by a few jazz bars on Frenchmen Street and walk around Jackson Square. Expect bustling Creole culture, lively music and fellow bach party attendees at every turn.
In Georgia, foodies will flock to Atlanta for its delicious eats, outdoor offerings and its history. With scenic bike trails and sprawling parks, group pedaling is ideal—followed by mouthwatering fried chicken and a cold, refreshing beer.
Where to stay: A top 10 bachelorette city in the US, Atlanta has everything from charming Airbnb stays to new hotels with suites for groups. If you’re in search of something a bit more wellness-oriented, the Barnsley Resort is a comfortable, nature-surrounded option 60 miles outside of the city.
Where to eat: Two words: fried chicken. Atlanta is renowned for its Southern fare and it’s the perfect spot for groups who want to eat their way through the city. We recommend Spring, Busy Bee Cafe or Home Grown for crispy, marinated fried chicken. In the south, it’s perfectly acceptable to order it with a side of biscuits for breakfast. For modern barbecue, turn to Heirloom Market or one of the many options on TripAdvisor to simply indulge.
What to do: Atlanta offers everything from bike trails, wine tours, paint and sip classes, mixology experiences, and, axe throwing.
Charleston, South Carolina
With its painted homes, Southern hospitality and nearby ocean activities, Charleston is the East Coast destination for groups seeking picturesque party photos with a dose of the sea.
Where to stay: Southern hospitality is on serious display at Belmond Charleston Place, located in the heart of King Street. Or consider the Beach Club on the harbor or Restoration Hotel, which boasts three-bedroom suites, plenty of in-hotel restaurants and shops, and a rooftop pool and spa (perfect for unwinding after a night on the town). Just south of Charleston, you’ll come across Folly Beach, South Carolina, where bach parties choose to rent oceanfront homes. There’s also The Ryder, a new property (with a pool) in the heart of Downtown Charleston, so you can walk anywhere.
Where to eat: Halls Chophouse is one of Charleston’s most beloved restaurants (if you appreciate Southern fare). Imbibe in a round of Rosé Retreats for pre-dinner cocktails at The Watch, which features dreamy rooftop views. Groups want to scope out Little Palm, an intimate bar founded by the forces behind New York City’s Death & Co.
What to do: Rainbow Row, one of Charleston’s most popular Instagram photo opportunities, is a must-explore and even better via a bike tour. End it with beach yoga or meditation. If you’re a group of history buffs, check out the Fall Tours of Home, History and Architecture, a scenic guided tour through key landmarks. Bulldog Tours’ ghost walk is a fun and spooky option to see Charleston by night, while Kiawah Island awaits by day for scenic bike rides and fun group activities like wine-tasting and flower crown-making.
Much more than what you’ve heard in high school history classes, Boston is actually quite the charming destination for getaways. Groups will especially thrive in the fall when sweater weather and collegiate gear abounds, hot cider is abundant and the colors of the city transform to brilliant jewel tones.
Where to stay: The Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street and The Newbury are both luxury properties in the city center. The former, in particular, is welcoming intimate bachelorette party groups for uber-luxe experiences and stays. For more affordable options, consider the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor for scenic views of the city skyline. Finally, boutique hotel lovers will appreciate Kimpton’s Nine Zero Hotel right by Boston Common.
What to eat: Stephanie’s on Newbury boasts an impressive Bloody Mary menu, and Trade on Atlantic Avenue is your best option for brunch. Union Oyster House is a historic spot renowned for its seafood (among other options)—stop there for freshly shucked oysters. Head to Toro in Boston’s South End to nosh on Spanish tapas. Thirsty? Ward 8 shakes up some seriously strong craft cocktails, and Legal Harborside serves sangria by the pitcher on their rooftop.
What to do: Bar hop around Boston’s picturesque Beacon Hill neighborhood, where you’ll find Acorn Street: a quaint cobblestone path that’s easily one of the most photographed streets in the city. From there, check out Boston Public Market for local treats, or board an Old Town Trolley to take in the sights.
A popular bachelorette party destination in the US, offers everything from history lessons to fine dining options. The home of the Liberty Bell is also packed with delicious restaurants, walkable landmarks and centralized shopping.
Where to stay: Rittenhouse Square is the most centrally located area of walkable experiences. Stay at the new Four Seasons Philadelphia or the Ritz-Carlton by City Hall if you want to splurge. More affordable stays include the Sofitel, Hotel Monaco or Motto by Hilton.
Where to eat: Philly is a top-rated city for foodies, so we consulted the City of Brotherly Love’s best-known dining expert @PhillyInsider for tips. The more upscale bachelorette party will enjoy the sunset scene at French bistro Parc on Rittenhouse Square, and Rouge next door (order its famed burger). Other trendy options include El Vez for a guaranteed good time (request the blood orange margaritas) and JG Skyhigh, a Jean-Georges restaurant where impressive views and fare are coupled together. For brunch or dinner, stop by Talula’s Garden for a farm-to-table experience. Finally, venture over to South Street for a taste of Philly’s most-iconic indulgence: the cheesesteak.
What to do: Fitness-leaning bachelorettes can start their days with a scenic run or walk along the Ben Franklin Parkway over to Kelly Drive, which offers views of the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Schuylkill River. (Rocky, anyone?) The city itself has a thriving nightlife scene, ranging from the low-key quality cocktails offered inside the Library Bar in The Rittenhouse Hotel, where black-tie wedding sightings are guaranteed on weekends to clubs. Local favorite Frankford Hall, an open-air beer garden in the heart of Fishtown, is a quick Uber ride away.
Fans of The Wedding Planner will want to flock to San Francisco in Northern California, home of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, as well as the Full House residence. SF is also a destination that offers everything from tasty dining options to gorgeous waterfront activities. If you venture just half an hour outside of the city, you’ll come across the mighty Pacific or you’ll enter into the peaceful protected regions where ancient Redwoods thrive.
Where to stay: Centrally located and close to the bay, Union Square is the perfect neighborhood for you and your crew. Options include the Galleria Park Hotel. If you’re looking for a scenic escape just along the city, Cavallo Point is a wellness-oriented luxury lodge located on the northern end of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Where to eat: San Francisco’s districts each have their own flavor, whether it’s Italian, Chinese or Mexican eats you’re looking for. Dine on dim sum in Chinatown (Delicious Dim Sum lives up to its name), check out the Mission for amazing Mexican bites (grab a burrito at La Taqueria or nosh on traditional dishes like chicken tinga tostadas and empanadas at the Instagram-worthy Loló) or have a full-on Italian feast at Roma Antica. On Sundays, pack up a blanket and some vino and head to The Presidio park for Picnic at the Presidio. Here, you’ll be able to have your choice of San Francisco fare with its many food trucks, ranging from refreshing poke to tasty tacos.
What to do: If you and your besties are history buffs, take a ferry to Alcatraz and tour “the rock” (psst, you’ll get some great views of the Bay and city skyline here). But for the ultimate photo op, head to Battery Spencer for an amazing view of Golden Gate Bridge. And if you’re Full House fans, head to Alamo Square Park to see the Painted Ladies for yourself. We can’t promise the theme song won’t get stuck in your head.
Luxury Bachelorette Party Destinations
For the extra swanky bachelorette crew, consider hiring a travel agent or booking one-of-a-kind experiences with the guidance of a service like Contiki. Luxury bach party destinations can technically be anywhere, but it’s the overall experience that classifies it as such.
The Hamptons, New York
Seen across shows for its boxwood hedges, lavish shingled properties and its no-frills affluent residents, the Hamptons is a prime destination for the bachelorette party members in search of a charming beach vibe with luxury prices. Like any destination worth reaching, a drive out east will take about three to five hours from New York City (depending on traffic). Or—consider a Blade if you want to arrive in style.
Where to stay: The Surf Lodge is arguably the most iconic property along the bay, while the Montauk Beach House is an easily accessible option for groups. The well-known Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton is another well-known property out East that caters to a classic clientele. For trendy brides, Gurney’s Resorts is one of the best options for prime restaurant, beach and spa access. The Montauk location is a popular day-drinking spot for those who want their coffee, rosé and cabana time. Most private residences have booking rules, such as securing an entire week’s stay and exclusions of bach parties, so start planning well in advance to cautiously secure a top-rated home with a pool on VRBO or Airbnb.
Where to eat: Lobster rolls are the thing at the red-white-and-blue-hued Lunch, also featured on Showtime’s The Affair. Right across the highway is the equally adorable Clam Bar. Seafood lovers will want to check out Duryea’s Lobster Deck for truly delicious lobster rolls and buttered corn on the cob. Dinner is equally incredible in Montauk. To catch the sunset with a mouthwatering meal, stop by Navy Beach for the buttermilk fried chicken. If all else fails, there’s the ever-so-reliable Serafina and a Scarpetta, as well as the gorgeous, new La Fin Kitchen.
What to do: Bachelorette parties will want to stop by a few wineries, beginning with the famed Wölffer Estate Vineyard, where you’ll share a cheese plate and taste its rose. Channing Daughters Winery and Duck Walk Vineyards are also nearby. Twinkly lights and watermelon cocktails are aplenty at Ruschmeyer’s but anticipate long lines after 10 p.m. Quite often, dinner-to-dancing is a typical East End schedule, so consider Swallow East or the Grey Lady, especially on weekends.
The Bahamas (Caribbean)
White sand beaches, luxurious accommodations and all-inclusive options abound in this scenic getaway, located just a few hours by plane from top cities across the US. The Bahamas has something for low-key luxury-seeking groups all the way to party-hoppers who will fare well in Baha Mar.
SLS Baha Mar
Where to stay: Two resorts stand out for bachelorette party antics at least in the Bahamas. Book stays at the hip SLS Baha Mar or convenient Atlantis for all the fun (and vacation drinks) with your crew. Concierge IV services are also on-site at the SLS in case the party went a little too late the previous evening. (We get it, though: the party doesn’t stop during the weekends and why should it? It’s your bachelorette.)
Where to eat: Dining options are aplenty in the Bahamas, especially if you choose to stay at one of the three properties in the megaresort of Baha Mar. A Café Boulud opened in 2021, and there’s also a Katsuya and Cleo for group dinners. In Nassau, and along the many islands, there are numerous scenic shacks and spots for vacation cocktails and fresh food.
What to do: Wake up and flamingle with a flamingo flock during a morning yoga class at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. Snorkeling and water sports are recommended, especially since your bachelorette party chose the Bahamas as their destination. Book a Sunset Cocktail Cruise at Blackbeard’s Revenge, the only Pirate ship in The Bahamas. Or—consider a three-course dinner and book the Bootleggers & Barrels Party Cruise.
Napa Valley, California
World-class dining options, top wineries and gorgeous landscapes make Napa what it is: luxurious and lovely. Expect for this type of bachelorette getaway to be accompanied by top service—and correlating budgets.
Where to stay: Stay in the quaint spa town of Calistoga in the northern part of the valley, where comfy accommodation options include The Francis House, The Archer, The Ink House and the Calistoga Motor Lodge.
Where to eat: Chef Thomas Keller is the darling of the valley, so make an advance reservation at The French Laundry for an over-the-top dining experience. Another lauded option is North Block (which doubles as a property) in Yountville. If you’re looking for something more laid-back, try Compline in Downtown Napa, which has more than 65 restaurants and nearly 30 tasting cellars.
What to do: Wine tasting, of course! Hire a driver from California Wine Tours to transport you and your friends around in a chic black SUV. For bubbles and beautiful views, reserve a cabana and lounge with your besties at Domaine Chandon. For another memorable and scenic experience, start the evening with a sunset hot air balloon tour above the valley or hike Napa’s mountain ranges like the Mayacamas and the Vaca. The CIA at Copia, made famous by Julia Child and the Mondavis, also offers daily cooking classes, tastings and a culinary arts museum. Napa has a slight nightlife scene, including Blue Note, a jazz club, and JaM Cellars.
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico)
A resort peninsula with plenty of party and pool options, Cabo is a quick jaunt from nearby L.A. or Texas for brides and bridesmaids seeking luxurious accommodations and picturesque oceanfront rooms at every turn. A word of advice: avoid the Spring Break calendar and exercise safety when traveling.
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
Where to stay: A rooftop sky garden with views of the ocean awaits at The Cape Cabo where guests have access to Monuments Beach. There’s also Esperanza Resort, which features suites that include outdoor terraces, ocean views and private infinity pools. Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is more relaxed as it’s inspired, in part, by contemporary Japanese minimalism. A true party atmosphere is found at ME Cabo, which features a mega DJ stand, swim-up bar and other party-hopping amenities.
Where to eat: Blue Marlin Ibiza and Nobu are popular choices for large groups of bach parties, as is The Office with its picturesque setup.
What to do: Cabo has a bit of everything, but it’s known for golfing, water excursions and day club-style partying. Head to the Omnia for its pool party or relax by the beach.
A high-end winter destination renowned for its fresh powder and après ski party atmosphere, Aspen is the spot for winter bachelorette party groups who want to hit the slopes, then celebrate the evening away.
Where to stay: The W Aspen is ideal for bachelorette getaways especially since certain rooms are arranged with queen-size bunk beds that fit up to parties of eight. (The hotel even has an underground speakeasy and packages that cater to groups.) Perhaps one of the most lavish locations on our bachelorette party list, five-star rental properties abound locally too. Pick your pleasure.
Where to eat: One of the most iconic venues in Aspen is The Little Nell, and it’s famed for lunch and cocktails as much as it’s known for its ceremony setup. Head to Acquolina and Campo de Fiori for pasta or Clark’s Oyster Bar and Matsuhisa for group dinners.
What to do: Aside from typical snow sports, Aspen is the destination for après-ski. Hot spots include the St. Regis and the Snow Lodge, a pop-up by the founder of Montauk’s Surf Lodge located at the base of Aspen Mountain. Chair 9 and Bootsy Bellows are also fun for antics before heading to bed before 10 pm.
Adventurous Bachelorette Party Destinations
You know these bachelorette groups: they’re naturally inclined to dive off cliffs and seek unique and untold experiences. In fact, they’d much rather take the road less traveled, which is why their bachelorette parties will be marked by one overarching characteristic: adventure.
Park City, Utah
Skiing in the winter and the Sundance Film Festival are what comes to mind when you think of Park City, but the off-season is just as beautiful. With so much to do outdoors, adventurous groups will thrive.
Montage Deer Valley
Where to stay: Private residences abound for cozy cabin getaways with your girls. Montage Deer Valley boasts a Veuve Clicquot yurt and two resident Bernese Mountain Dogs for an adorably luxurious stay. Hotel Park City is another convenient option located in the center of the large ski town. Here, you’re within walking distance of the ski lifts and a short drive to Main Street for restaurants and nightlife.
Where to eat: Join in on après-ski festivities at the famed High West Distillery and Saloon for some of the best food and drinks in town. Indulge for dinner at Robert Redford’s restaurant Zoom or head to the Montage’s Burgers and Bourbon for its alcohol-infused milkshakes. Or, grab a quick bite before hitting the slopes at crowd-favorite Davanza’s (get the pizza).
What to do: Mountain activities are in no short supply—try out mountain biking, outdoor yoga and wellness spas amid as you and your bachelorette party members luxuriate in the serenity of the Rocky Mountains.
A range of uncharted activities await in the unlikely bachelorette destination of Iceland. The country has all types of outdoor activities for the adventurous set, including unwinding in hot springs such as the famous, Instagram-friendly Blue Lagoon. If you’re lucky enough during the winter months, the Northern Lights might be on full display.
Where to stay: Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, offers plenty of places to stay. The historic Hotel Borg’s art deco architecture and premier service is perfect for those who want to splurge on luxury. For a more design-forward spot, try the 101 Hotel—it’s the type of boutique, Icelandic experience you think of when you imagine Scandinavian chic. In Southern Iceland, Hotel Rangá offers “bridle parties” photoshoots with wild horses. From there, you’ll have easy access to ice caves, hot springs and more.
Where to eat: Book a table at Fish Market, one of the country’s best restaurants boasting Icelandic cuisine, like freshly caught Arctic Char and local lamb. After a night of bar-hopping (Icelanders party until dawn) hit local hot dog stand Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, which has been open since 1937. Made from a blend of Icelandic lamb, pork and beef, these dogs come with a series of toppings, including bacon mayonnaise and crispy fried onions.
What to do: Book a tour to see the Golden Triangle, Blue Lagoon, the black-sand beaches in Vik and views of the glaciers and icebergs at Jökulsárlón. Or venture over to Þórsmörk, the nature reserve, where you can hike and see sights from Game of Thrones. In the colder winter months, the Northern Lights are the thing to see after midnight.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
A prime destination for magnificent lodges and uniquely built homes, adventurous bachelorette parties seeking an authentic experience right by the Tetons will find a mix of adventure and respite in Jackson.
Where to stay: First, turn to VRBO or Airbnb to secure a beautiful pad if you have a large squad. If your crew prefers to stay central, The Lodge at Jackson Hole, The Rustic Inn and Anvil Hotel are lovely options. There’s also the luxe and centrally located The Cloudveil, home to the only rooftop in Jackson’s Town Square.
Where to eat: Local-favorite Cafe Genevieve is a must-experience for brunch or swing by Persephone Bakery to pick up items and coffee for the road. A tip: if you also need lunch for your hikes, stop by Picnic for fresh-baked sandwiches. Dinner at The Bistro offers stunning views and cocktails, while there are plenty of options in Town Square, including sushi, Mexican and everything in-between. If you’re looking to detox, Organic Lotus is a wellness center that offers fresh juices and healthy options.
What to do: Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone are both nearby so the crew will want to dress for hiking and bring their cameras for gorgeous scenic shots. Actress Emmy Rossum, whose bachelorette was at Jackson Hole, once recommended booking Jared Paul, a local wildlife specialist renowned for his mountain exploration knowledge. Head to Phelps Lake for shorter hikes and other adventurous sports. After a day of being active, unwind at The Million Dollar Cowboy, a local institution with saddles for seating at the bar.
Under-the-Radar Bachelorette Destinations
Laid-back bachelorette parties or those with an eye for travel may select these seemingly sleepy destinations. But they know that’s far from the truth. Whether you’re enjoying a sober bachelorette party weekend or a wellness-oriented getaway, these spots are for the bride who prefers lounging over loud music. Leisurely activities and midday naps are also highly encouraged.
There’s so much to do in Tahoe, from boating and paddleboarding to hiking and biking when it’s warm. In the colder months, snow sports will welcome you and your besties.
Where to stay: You’ll want to explore The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and the spacious chalets listed on Airbnb Luxe, which dot the perimeter of the largest Alpine lake in the country. Whether you choose a cabin or a luxurious stay at one of the local hotels (like the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe), you’ll find plenty of comfort with your girls in this area.
Where to eat: Grab your own fire pit and gather around for dinner at Cold Water Brewery. The Lake House is another highly recommended option for groups. And for breakfast, locals will flock to Fire Sign Cafe.
What to do: There’s so much to do in Tahoe, from boating and paddleboarding to hiking and biking when it’s warm. In the winter months, après ski is especially popular around Tahoe so enjoy cocktails and the scene at local properties. The nightlife scene is more prevalent in Tahoe South, while North Lake Tahoe is a bit more luxurious.
Santa Barbara, California
The charm of Santa Barbara is its Mediterranean-inspired architecture and red-tile roofs. With nearby rolling hills housing beautiful vineyards and olive oil estates, wine-adoring groups will find Santa Barbara to be a dream destination.
Where to stay: With its Mediterranean vibe and stellar location, the Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara or the swanky Hotel Californian makes a great home base for a stay along the American Riviera. You can walk to the beach, pier and main drag, State Street, while also wandering to local wine tasting rooms and restaurants. For a hip experience, book a room at The Goodland, a Kimpton property fashioned to look like a 1950s surfer motel. Or partake in a beach glamping experience at El Capitan Canyon, where adventure yurts and cedar cabins await.
Where to eat: Santa Barbara has no shortage of amazing restaurants, but a few must-hits include: La Super Rica, a takeout taco joint beloved by Julia Child; Lark, a vegetarian-friendly, seasonal hot spot in the trendy Funk Zone; and Lucky’s Steakhouse, an old-Hollywood hangout that mixes a mean Vesper.
What to do: After a morning hike or bike ride in the mountains for a panoramic view of the ocean, head to the Funk Zone. It’s a former industrial area converted to wineries, breweries, boutiques and restaurants. Arrange a bike tour through local wineries in nearby Santa Ynez, then work up an appetite while tasting everything from olive oil to pinot noir. As you’re right by the Pacific in this beach town, activities like whale watching, surf lessons and yacht excursions are a must. Embrace the California sunshine and drive over to Montecito, a wealthy enclave where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ariana Grande, as well as Oprah reside.
Newport, Rhode Island
Clam chowder, rocky beaches and the magnificent Atlantic are just a few highlights in this seaside New England town. During the summer months, bachelorette groups have plenty of party options with all the benefits that accompany a resort town like Newport.
Where to stay: You’ll want to stay right near the water in this nautical town where cozy rental homes abound on VRBO and Airbnb. If you’re looking to stay at a resort, however, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay. It’s a short walk or car ride away from Newport, and if you’d prefer a shuttle, that’s available too.
What to eat: Authentic clam chowder is everywhere in Newport, including The Black Pearl. For a no-frills New England seafood experience, try Flo’s Clam Shack. Make it a trendy group dinner at the iconic Italian restaurant Scarpetta.
What to do: If you want to be active, try Cliff Walk with its perfect Insta photo backgrounds. See the grand history of Newport by taking tours of the famed summer mansions of the Vanderbilts and other notable families of the time. Charter a sailboat for the afternoon. And for drinks, One Pelham East, The Pineapple Club and the Boom Boom Room at Clarke Cooke House won’t disappoint.
In the Pacific Northwest, Seattle rests among peaceful mountains, the Puget Sound and fresh evergreens. For groups who dig the tech scene, along with the serene, great outdoors, this is the destination of choice.
Where to stay: Seattle is home to two Kimptons, the Hotel Monaco Seattle and Hotel Vintage. Both are reasonably priced and four-star options, as is the centrally located Fairmont Olympic Hotel. If you’re interested in a lavish experience with your crew, head over to the Lotte Hotel Seattle.
Where to eat: The starting point is the famed Pike Place Market where everything and anything goes. (Over 10 million visitors swing by this star attraction each year.) Great for groups, Delancey is an ideal spot if you’re craving pizza as is Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar for its blood orange margaritas on tap. Reserve the omakase at Sushi Kashiba or head to Sushi Kappo Tamura is a must-try for fresh options. Joule, a uniquely designed Korean steakhouse, is another fun group-dining experience. As Seattle is known for its seafood, scope out a spot for Dungeness crab and other fresh options.
What to do: Stop by the Sky View Observatory is the tallest observatory in the Pacific Northwest with 360-degree panoramic views of Mt. Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay and the Space Needle. Go hiking and enjoy a boat tour in the sound.
In Northern New England, the town of Portland offers delicious seafood rolls, top breweries and unassuming activities like boating and lobster catching.
Portland Harbor Hotel
Where to stay: Portland is home to fabulous boutique hotel options, including The Press Hotel, former home to the Portland Press Herald, and the iconic Portland Harbor Hotel. There’s also The Inn By the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, a sustainable property near Portland. If you prefer even more seclusion, enjoy a one-hour ferry ride away to Chebeague Island Inn, famed for its quaint and Instagram-worthy, shuttered yellow facade.
Where to eat: Welcome to Maine, where you’ll find its crown jewel: lobsters. The Highroller Lobster Co. and Portland Lobster Co. are highly recommended options. Now, we didn’t want to give this up, but the world’s best lobster rolls could, quite possibly, be made at Eventide Oyster Co. Call ahead to pick up the rolls, or expect quite the lengthy wait.
What to do: Since the city is nestled along the coast, enjoy a day trip to Casco Bay and take the ferry over to the islands. Portland is also home to Allagash Brewery, one of the top-rated breweries in the country, which your bachelorette crew will appreciate. For history buffs, tour Victoria Mansion and Old Port.
Tropical rainforest, gorgeous hikes along the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge and sweeping views overlooking the Pacific characterize this lesser-known Hawaiian island. Adventure-seeking groups, who appreciate exploration, will thrive in Kauai.
Where to stay: A scenic destination for a bachelorette party, Kalihiwai Beach is a beautiful area to secure a rental home on VRBO or Airbnb. If you’re more resort-oriented, book a suite at the Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort or the Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort.
Where to eat: Poke bowls and fresh seafood are the way to go in Hawaii, as are delicious juices as the island produces a variety of produce options too. Lunch at Japanese Grandma’s Cafe is a must, followed by dinners at the Beach House, Tidepools and JO2.
What to do: There’s no shortage of activities on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. From enjoying the atmosphere and vacation drinks at tiki bars to surf lessons and Hula dancing classes, the most active groups will enjoy all that the island has to offer.