Eight Destinations Perfect For Bachelorette Parties
What’s the best part of wedding planning? The bachelorette party, of course!
There is no doubt that it’s essential to plan an epic bachelorette party. Instead of opting for a night out with tiaras, a sash, and a scavenger hunt, why not have one last out of town fling before the ring?
So whether your ideal getaway is fun in the sun or action and adventure, there is absolutely a vacation perfect for you and your friends and we’re here to help you decide. Cheers!
Napa Valley, California
What better place for a girl’s weekend than a wine country? Napa Valley scored number six for favourite bachelorette party destinations in 2018. Napa Valley is an incredible option for a destination bachelorette party for several reasons. Beautiful settings, Instagram-worthy photo ops, tons of pampering, and endless amounts of wine, what could be better than that? From adventures like hot-air balloon rides to tours around Napa wineries, there is something for every friend in your group.
If you want to experience a place where old-fashioned tradition and contemporary culture blend in delightful ways, London is your spot. Besides treating yourself (and your bridesmaids!) to a traditional tea, you’ll want to check out Buckingham Palace, especially if you’re enthusiastic about the royals. 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.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Los Cabos, located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, is one of the world’s most diverse tourism destinations. Made increasingly famous by celebrities who have flocked to the destination over the years (John Wayne, Bing Crosby, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, and Julia Roberts), the destination continues to serve as home to Hollywood A-listers. Bachelorette parties have 350 days of pure sunshine, perfect for exploring all that Los Cabos has to offer—sailing, scuba diving, hiking, whale watching, and surfing and more.
Any Mamma Mia! fans out there? Santorini may be the perfect spot for you and your bridesmaids. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, because you can’t mention Santorini without discussing its landscape and scenery, this city is home to picture-perfect, cliff-side homes and boasts far-reaching seaside views. Fresh food, balmy weather, and photo-shoot-ready locations (at every turn!) will have your crew feeling like dancing queens the entire trip.
Portland, Oregon provides a perfect destination for those seeking an alternative bachelorette experience. Foremost, this is a perfect destination for girls who are into beer. Portland offers a great beer culture filled with bars and breweries, and sure to satisfy every beer craving you might have had. If wine is more your thing, Portland has options for you, too. The Oregon wine scene is booming and there are several vineyards and wineries accessible from Portland.
Portland also makes a great choice for those looking for more active days. Head outside of the city to hike or mountain bike. You can also take advantage of the fact that there’s no sales tax in Oregon to enjoy some cheaper shopping.
Grab your Bahama mamas, and plan your escape to Nassau. What’s better than a bachelorette weekend in the Bahamas? 11 hours by air from Nigeria, Nassau boasts two major tourist destinations: upscale Paradise Island (home of the Atlantis resort) and the more budget-friendly Cable Beach in the Baha Mar resort area. With gorgeous beaches, tropical weather, island food, and world-class hotels, you’ll be in for the trip of a lifetime.
For an artsy and cultural bachelorette escape, Minneapolis is an underrated Midwestern destination known for its music and theatre scene, great restaurants, and art galleries galore. The city’s iconic history evokes the 1920s with a hustle and bustle that’s balanced out by national parks, lakes and bike parks. At W Minneapolis–the Foshay an art-deco-inspired property, which was Minneapolis’s first skyscraper, brides-to-be can bask in glittering skyline views and have a nice time.
La Fortuna (Alajuela), Costa Rica
For a non-traditional bachelorette getaway, brides and their squad can head to La Fortuna (Alajuela), Costa Rica for a tropical paradise near the base of the Arenal Volcano. Over the last few years, La Fortuna has become quite a bustling town. However, there are plenty of accommodations, hotels, and resorts here to suit every budget.
A must try when in La Fortuna are the amazing resort spas surrounding the volcano, as the hotel rooms here offer some of the best views of the Arenal Volcano in the distance. On a clear day, you can watch the volcano erupt with plumes of smoke rising from the main crater. In addition, gal pals can bond over fun adventure activities such as horseback riding, zip-lining, and hiking to the La Fortuna Waterfall.