Best Bachelorette Party Destinations
You’re getting married! Or your best friend is. Either way, you get to plan a dream vacation with your BFFs. Here are 21 ideas for every type of bachelorette.
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For the Jet Setter: Puerto Rico
Looking for an exotic locale without technically leaving the country? Put Puerto Rico at the top of the list. Stunning beaches, tropical weather and luxe resorts are just a few of the things this destination has to offer. Get some R&R at a resort, soak up San Juan's nightlife with bottle service at Club Brava or learn to salsa dance alongside a live band at Nuyorican Cafe. Hint: let a local lead.
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For the Sex-and-the-City Devotee: New York City
The Big Apple is the quintessential bachelorette party destination. No matter which borough you choose to celebrate in, your itinerary won't be lacking. There's boutique shopping with a side of cronuts in Soho, rooftop cocktails at The Standard in the Meatpacking District or craft beer and pizza at Roberta's in Brooklyn. The possibilities are truly endless.
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For the Royal Fanatic: London
If you want to experience a place where old-fashioned tradition and contemporary culture blend together in delightful ways, London is your spot. In addition to treating yourself (and your gal pals!) to a traditional tea, you'll want to check out Buckingham Palace, especially if you're a royal watcher. Relax in Hyde Park, shop through the bustling Piccadilly Circus and don't leave the city until you've given at least one of the historic pubs a visit. And if you're a Potter fan, check out some of the real filming locations.
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For the Party Girl: Las Vegas
The life of the party deserves nothing less than a big ole' Vegas-style shindig. Splurge on a poolside cabana, indulge in a gold-infused facial, see some Cirque and then hit the club — just hopefully you won't end the weekend on the Hangover Bus.
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For the Adventurer: Vail
Vail is a great option for the bride who can't sit still. Off the slopes, your party can take a Cocktails & Canvas class at the Alpine Arts Center, go whitewater rafting, zip line in the Colorado Mountains or ride horses at the Beaver Creek Stables. Regardless of the season, check into the luxurious Arrabelle at Vail Square — the mountaintop retreat's soothing spa is renowned for its relaxation treatments.
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For the Nightlife-Lover: New Orleans
New Orleans is for the music-lover and the foodie alike. Depending on the bride’s taste in music, we suggest either attending New Orleans’ annual Jazz Fest or singing karaoke on stage at Cat's Meow — they'll even provide a DVD of her iconic performance. Dine al fresco on Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar's patio along St. Charles Avenue, spice things up with class at the New Orleans School of Burlesque, or take a historical tour before a Bourbon Street bar crawl.
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For the Greek Goddess: Santorini
Any Mama Mia! fans out there? Well honey, Santorini may be the perfect spot for you and your gal pals. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, this city is home to picture-perfect, cliff-side homes and boasts far-reaching seaside views. Fresh food, balmy weather and photoshoot-ready locations (at every turn!) will have your crew feeling like dancing queens the entire trip.
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For the Preppy Bride: Martha's Vineyard
Looking for a laid-back, relaxing getaway? Take a step back in time with a trip to this charming spot. Stay near the quaint hustle of downtown, where streets are lined with stately 19th century homes, or get away to the eastern side of the island known for its quiet and idyllic scenery.
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For the Sun Worshiper: Miami
After a day of oceanfront lounging, drinking and dining in South Beach, hit Blo, a blow-dry bar, where you can sip wine and primp for your big night out. Prep to see-and-be-seen at STK steakhouse and hotspot LIV. For those still feeling inspired by Channing Tatum's moves in Magic Mike, Hunk-O-Mania is a Miami bachelorette party mainstay.
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For the Foodie: Charleston
Looking for accommodations in Charleston? Consider renting a beach house in nearby Sullivan's Island or stay downtown at one of Charleston's best hotels. For shopping, stroll down Upper King Street. For amazing places to dine, Charleston's downtown area is filled with stylish restaurants and bars, like Le Farfalle. The Cocktail Club is a foodie's dream — the rooftop terrace houses a garden where many of the drinks' garnishes are picked daily.
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For the Francophile: Montreal
She may dream of honeymooning in Paris but she can get a taste of French culture (and cuisine!) as you stroll by the mostly French shops along rue St.-Denis. To truly take advantage of Montreal's nightlife get chauffeured around by Montreal Limousine (which offers everything from town cars to party buses). Then partake in the Saint-Laurent club scene a la Le Rouge or take in an entertaining drag queen show at Cabaret Mado. In a place like Montreal, you'll please the art-lover, the history buff and the shopaholic in your bride tribe.
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For the Celeb Spotter: Cabo San Lucas
With dreams of marrying Justin Timberlake now out the window, she can still vacation like a celebrity in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Rent a yacht from the Love Shack and spend the day snorkeling, swimming and lounging margarita-in-hand on deck. Just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles there's no telling how many A-listers you might run into. Hint: infinite.
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For the Music Lover: Nashville
The sign says it all. Music City is a one-stop shop for all things quaint and country. From the infamous hot chicken to the chic boutiques and the stunning Gaylord Opryland Resort, whether or not you love country music, everyone will find something to love in Nashville. Don't forget to snap a pic in front of this iconic mural!
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For the Spa-Lover: Grindavík
Talk about the ultimate spa destination! The Blue Lagoon, located in Iceland, is a top tourist attraction. Its milky blue waters, warmed by the steam rising from a nearby lava flow, provide the perfect backdrop to a relaxing getaway. With gorgeous scenery and an ultra-calming atmosphere, everyone will leave feeling relaxed and ready for the big day.
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For the Quirky Girl: Austin
"Get weird" in a town that truly embraces it. Yes, it has a dueling piano bar but we also suggest focusing on daytime activities like floating down the Guadalupe River beer-in-hand or sipping cocktails at a downtown bar. Indulge in mouthwatering Tex Mex at La Condesa (where you can book a private dining room for up to 20!) before heading out into the "live music capital of the world."
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For the Oenophile: Napa Valley
Your friendship is like a fine wine, it keeps getting better with time. Check into the scenic Carneros Inn where you can lounge by the pool in-between spa treatments. After a weekend of Napa Valley wine tours catch the sunrise from a hot air balloon with Balloons Above the Valley that offers a champagne brunch upon landing — a total win in our book!
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For the Opulence Enthusiast: Bora Bora
Does your bride deserve all the luxury of a Hollywood star? We've got just the place. Over-the-water tiki huts, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches create the breaktaking views that Bora Bora has to offer. The bride in your life will be forever in your debt, and possibly quite literally because although gorgeous, this place is not cheap. She's worth it though, right?
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For the Outdoorsy Gal: Arizona
Let's say shopping in NYC isn't for your bride or her tribe. Not to worry, this destination may do the trick. Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park displays millions of years of geological history. Not only are the sites unreal, but it's the perfect place to be wild and free as you camp, explore or hike along the canyon's most difficult trail. Don't say we didn't warn you!
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For the Ultimate Beach Babe: Hawaii
Calling all the beach babes! You simply can't go wrong planning a bachelorette extravaganza on a Hawaiian island. Work on the perfect tan while lounging on Hulopo'e Beach, grab some local poke, stroll though fresh fruit stands — the possibilities are endless. Stay at one of the top resorts and experience Hawaiian hospitality at its finest.
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For the Southern Gal: Savannah
With cobblestone streets and trees dripping in Spanish moss, who wouldn't want to visit Savannah? Haunted houses, gorgeous architecture and horse-pulled carriages fill the streets, creating an old-world, new-world vibe that will appeal to everyone in your group. The best part? Open streets. Yes, you heard that right. Grab a takeaway cocktail and stroll the streets — it's not hard to have a good time.
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For the Globe-Trotter: Amalfi Coast
Relax on the coast like the Roman nobility and ancient Greeks did eons ago. Colorful homes stretch the length of the magnificent coastline providing a gorgeous background for shooting some envy-inducing selfies. Book your stay in a luxury villa and enjoy a bachelorette bash no one will ever forget.
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