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 11 ideas for every type of bachelorette.
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For the Jet Setter: Puerto Rico

East Coasters looking for an exotic locale without technically leaving the country should consider Puerto Rico's stunning beaches and tropical weather. Head straight to a resort for some R&R or soak up San Juan's nightlife with bottle service at Club Brava inside the San Juan Hotel or salsa dancing to a live band at Nuyorican Cafe. Hint: let a local lead.

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 -- boutique shopping with a side of cronut in Soho, rooftop cocktails at The Standard in the Meatpacking District, or craft beer and pizza at hipster-haven Roberta's in Brooklyn.

For the Party Girl: Las Vegas

The life of the party expects nothing less than a big ole' Vegas-style bachelorette. Splurge on a poolside cabana at REHAB at the Hard Rock, see some Cirque and then hit the club -- just hopefully you won't end the weekend on the Hangover Bus.

For the Adventurer: Vail, Colorado

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 from 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.

For the Music Lover: New Orleans

Depending on the bride’s music taste, 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 performance. Dine al fresco on Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar's patio along St. Charles Avenue for traditional Louisiana seafood and Creole fare or spice things up with class at the New Orleans School of Burlesque before a Bourbon Street bar crawl.

For the Sun Worshipper: 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. Then prepare 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.

For the Foodie: Charleston

Consider renting a beach house in nearby Sullivan's Island or stay in downtown Charleston for Upper King Street shopping, Lowcountry cooking classes with Bog Waggoner and a smattering of stylish downtown restaurants and bars, like Le FarfalleThe Cocktail Club is a foodie's dream -- the rooftop terrace houses a garden where many of the drinks' garnishes are picked daily.

For the Francophile: Montreal

She may only dream of honeymooning in Paris but she can get a taste of French culture (and cuisine) as you stroll by the mostly French shops and restos 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.

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: infinity) poolside especially if you splurge on a suite at Las Ventanas al Paraiso. The hotel -- and spa -- are said to be among Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez favorites.

For the Quirky Girl: Austin

"Get weird" in a town that embraces it. Yes it has a dueling piano bar and Cherry Bomb party bus but we suggest focusing on daytime activities like floating down the Guadalupe River beer in hand with River Sports Tubes or sipping cocktails at the W Austin's rowdy pool party. 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." 

For the Oenophile: Napa Valley

Your friendship is like a fine wine, it keeps getting better over 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 also offers a champagne brunch upon landing.

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