You’re tying the knot, and there’s so many fun festivities leading up to your big day. One of the perks of being the bride-to-be is having the opportunity to get together with your closest girlfriends and head out for a night (or weekend!) on the town for a bachelorette or hen party. Typically the maid of honor and bridesmaids organize and plan the bachelorette party because they know how you like to unwind and you’ll be completely swamped with wedding planning tasks. Whether your idea of a good time involves a spa weekend in wine country or dancing the night away at a club, these 10 destinations all offer a little bit of everything for the bride-to-be.
1. Las Vegas, Nevada
When you think of a bachelorette party, the first thing that comes to mind is a crazy party in Las Vegas. Celebrating your upcoming nuptials in Sin City is the ultimate way to say goodbye to single life and have your last hurrah. Luxurious hotels and spas, the hottest nightclubs, pool parties, casinos, celebrity chef restaurants, endless shopping – everything a girl could want in a bachelorette party can be found in this desert oasis. Dance the night away at one of the strip’s many nightclubs and spend your days recovering poolside listening to some of the world’s most famous DJs and gambling at the casinos. Even if you’re not the biggest party animal, Las Vegas offers plenty of fine dining, award-winning shows, spas and shopping to keep you and your gal pals occupied.
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2. New York
World-class dining, unparalleled shopping, thriving nightlife, arts and culture galore – the Big Apple is home to plenty of activities fit for a bachelorette party. New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, with a diverse and rich culture that has everything from Broadway musicals to museums to historical landmarks. Enjoy a cocktail at a rooftop bar, take in the glorious skyline and pamper yourselves at one of the many glamorous spas and hotels. When you’re getting ready for marriage, one of the best ways to go out with a bang is a weekend of shopping, eating, partying, relaxing and sightseeing with your best girlfriends Sex and the City-style in New York City.
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3. Miami, Florida
Love the beach, celebrity sightings and trendy nightclubs? Then South Beach in Miami is the perfect bachelorette party destination for you. One of the world’s most famous party destinations, Miami, Florida is logically one of the most popular bachelorette cities as well. During the day, lie out on the beach and soak up the sun with a frozen daiquiri, then get ready for a night out on the town with a primping and pampering package at one of the area’s hottest hotels. Finish up the night by club-hopping through star-studded clubs and feel like a star when you arrive with your entourage.
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4. Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, making it an ideal place to hold your bachelorette party if you love spending time in the sun. Water activities like jet skiing, surfing and kayaking will keep you occupied during the day, while salsa dancing and margaritas will occupy your nights! There are plenty of resorts in San Juan that will accommodate your group’s needs, whether it’s spa treatments, mani pedis, dance lessons or oceanfront lunches. Check out the famous bioluminescent bays in Vieques for a change of scenery. Puerto Rico is a tropical paradise fit for any bachelorette saying goodbye to single life.
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5. New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is known for its crazy party atmosphere during Mardi Gras, but it’s also an incredible hub of culture and art. Take in a live jazz show, or show off your skills at a karaoke bar on Bourbon Street. The French Quarter is home to an abundance of incredible food, ranging from Creole and Cajun to the freshest seafood and crawfish boils. Indulge in a frozen daiquiri or two presented in a yard-long plastic cup and take in all this beautiful city has to offer.
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6. Charleston, South Carolina
Channeling true Southern charm, Charleston, South Carolina is an ideal bachelorette party destination for ladies seeking a low-key and classy affair. Foodies will love all the farm-to-table style restaurants and the trendy wine bars in downtown Charleston. Rent a beach house on Sullivan’s Island or Folly Beach to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the city, staying close enough to make your dinner reservations at one of the upscale dining options that are a foodie’s dream come true. If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend with the girls, indulging in delicious wine and food rather than partying at a nightclub, Charleston is an excellent choice for you.
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7. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Mexico is home to numerous amazing party destinations, but the ultimate bachelorette party destination is Cabo San Lucas. White sand beaches, gorgeous turquoise waters and a perfect tropical climate make Cabo any beach-lover’s dream come true. It’s also a celebrity hotspot thanks to the proximity to Los Angeles – it’s only a two hour flight! Spend a day at sea and rent a yacht for your friends, living in the lap of luxury as the A-listers do. Pamper yourselves with massages and facials during a beautiful ocean sunset while getting ready for a night out on the town with tequila shots and margaritas galore.
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8. Austin, Texas
Austin is the “live music capital of the world,” but in addition to a seemingly never-ending supply of live music, there’s incredible food, piano bars, a river for tubing and rafting and a rowdy nightlife that will certainly be able to get the party started. Enjoy some of the world’s best barbecue for lunch before floating down the Guadalupe River, drink cocktails during happy hour at a trendy bar and top off the night with bar-hopping from live show to live show.
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9. Napa Valley, California
Wine country is an idyllic setting for any bachelorette party, and Napa Valley is the best of them all. Aside from an unbelievably gorgeous backdrop and numerous famous vineyards, Napa is also home to some of the best restaurants in the country and luxurious spas and resorts. Whether you choose an intimate inn or bed and breakfast or settle down in a gorgeous winery resort, there’s a seemingly unlimited supply of wine and sparkling champagne to be tasted with your girls. You can even take a hot air balloon ride during sunrise to see beautiful panoramic views of vineyards and rolling hills.
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10. Nashville, Tennessee
For the country western girl in you, Nashville, Tennessee is a fantastic choice for your bachelorette party. Put on your cowgirl boots and hat and get ready for a weekend of country music, southern charm and outstanding barbecue. Known as the Las Vegas of the south, Nashville (or Nashvegas) offers great pub crawls during the day and plenty of bars and clubs on Broadway at night. Don’t forget to ride the mechanical bull as you’re getting your line dancing on!
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Whether your goal is to have a relaxing weekend getaway or have a wild last fling before the ring, these ten bachelorette party destinations each offer a unique take on the ultimate party for every bride-to-be. From beachfront extravaganzas in Cabo San Lucas and Miami to thumping nightclubs in Las Vegas and New York, you and your bridal party will have the time of your lives celebrating the end of single life and the beginning of a new chapter.