Finding the perfect destination for a bachelorette party that everyone will enjoy doesn’t have to be a challenge. Planning a fun-filled girls’ getaway suitable for the mature bride to be and her entourage can be fun. Jet off to popular bachelorette party destinations, add some luxurious touches, and your bachelorette getaway will be perfectly hot, hot, hot!
Note: Some information in this piece was obtained during a sponsored press trip, but all recommendations are my own.
Where to play in Miami is clear — South Beach is the place to be and be seen. The glittering panorama of sparkling white sand, busy restaurants, and all the beautiful people make South Beach a bucket list stop for your Miami bachelorette party. A 2-hour Art Deco Walking Tour will help you rack up your steps to fend off some of the calorie consumption and improve your time soaking up the Florida sunshine.
The choices of restaurants will have you spinning in circles trying to decide where to dine. Cuban cuisine heavily influences the foodie scene. Enjoy authentic offerings with a tour from Miami Culinary Tours where you will wander down Calle Ocho (8th Street) for a culturally immersive dining experience.
One fabulous dining establishment is Mandolin Aegean Bistro, which serves up coastal Greek and Turkish fare out of a renovated 1940s abode. The crisply decorated Watr at the Rooftop offers world class views where you can nosh on sushi and crudo and sip cocktails while enjoying some bonding time with your gal pals.
Sleeping in after painting the Miami sky red, you’ll want a hip, luxury spot to sleep in. The Kimpton EPIC Hotel downtown is perfectly located for all your Uber-hopping adventures. The 16th floor pool is a restful spot for sun worship and has stunning panoramic views of the Miami skyline.
Pro Tip: For more great ideas, check out our Miami destination guide.
The outdoor enthusiast bride will adore Denver’s nature-loving culture. Let’s start with a must visit: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. An acoustical wonder, it is the best spot to take in a show or enjoy one of their morning Yoga on the Rocks sessions. The Denver Botanic Gardens is a beautiful escape tucked away in the city where you can inhale the scent of sweet midwest flora or enjoy lunch by the reflecting pool.
Denver offers foodies dining options from urban craft breweries to Michelin star–worthy cuisine. Rioja serves up Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in a casual upscale atmosphere perfect for a bachelorette weekend celebration. Home to the renowned Blue Moon Brewing Co. in RiNo (the River North Art District) and a wealth of independent brewing companies like Call to Arms Brewing Company, you will find a spot to bend your elbow tipping a cold one.
A four-star stay at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa offers guests an elegant downtown location as well as six spa treatment rooms for a bachelorette salon day takeover.
Pro Tip: Our Denver dining recommendations will get you started on your Mile High culinary adventure.
3. Charleston, South Carolina
Want to get a workout in and sip cocktails in Charleston, South Carolina? Saltwater Cycle is your Peloton substitute, where BYOB libations and on-the-water fun create hilarious memories.
For a more sedate view of the city, Exclusively Charleston offers a host of tour options including a beautiful guided city tour. When the sun goes down, the best place to be is on the water, and Sandlapper Water Tours has a picturesque sunset cruise; it will be the ultimate Instagrammable moment for your weekend bachelorette party.
Plus the city is a mecca for foodies. If you can’t decide where to dine in Charleston, we’ve done the work for you; here are Charleston’s best eateries to keep you well nourished.
When it comes time to settle down for the night, a stay in the King Street area has you close to all the nighttime action. This Premier-hosted historical home — complete with the mandatory white porch — sleeps 10 and offers beautiful appointments. If you are in the mood for something historic but away from the fray, consider the luxurious Wentworth Mansion; a boutique luxury hotel steeped in gracious Charleston hospitality.
Pro Tip: Check out our Charleston beach guide to add a day at the beach to your gal pal getaway.
4. Scottsdale, Arizona
Kicking it up Western style in Scottsdale, a city offering everything you need for an action-packed bachelorette party weekend.
Start your day off floating high about the Sonoran Desert with a balloon ride with Hot Air Expeditions. The breathtaking view is a once-in-a-lifetime experience followed by an alfresco champagne breakfast in the desert.
Old Town is a maze of fabulous bar hopping options, casual eateries, and fine dining. And if you want to soak in the atmosphere, some of our favorite outdoor dining restaurants in Scottsdale will set you on the path to dining perfection.
Overnight at the Hotel Valley Ho where mid-century modern meets cowboy chic. Don’t miss the Show Stopper Shake at their restaurant ZuZu — it is a sweet treat extravaganza. If something away from the city with a luxe Western vibe is more to your liking, The Boulders Resort and Spa is the perfect destination for a girls’ getaway in the Sonoran Desert. With gorgeous casitas, a pampering spa, and great golf, you have endless daytime resort activities.
Pro Tip: Old Town is full of wonderful activities. We have assembled some of our favorites here.
5. New York City
There are so many ways to experience an NYC bachelorette party. All you need to do is pick a theme and go for it.
Luxury is the name of the game when you have a bachelorette party in the Big Apple. Shopping, dining, museums, and activities are the best of the best. The list of amazing museums is impressive, we have highlighted our favorite museums in NYC for your perusal.
Taking in a Broadway show is the ultimate entertainment for NYC weekend. Don your best Sex and the City glamour and set off for dinner and the theater. Want to shop-till-you-drop? Schedule a personal shopping experience at Bergdorf Goodman where you will be designer dressed in luxe NYC party girl rags.
When you are ready to have your limo drop you at an elegant lounge, you can find our top luxe lounges in New York City here. Rooftop bar hopping with unparalleled city views is another great way to sip your way across the city; Refinery Rooftop is a fashionable spot to start your night.
The ultimate in luxurious stays is The Mark, where money is no object and exemplary service is the norm. Everyone should have a stay in a swanky hotel at least once in their lifetime.
6. Las Vegas
Gambling — well, yes, there is that. Beyond the flashing casino bandits is a glitzy city with twinkling lights, entertainment, and top-ranked chef-driven restaurants.
After you have dropped a few bills in the slots, simply wandering through the various casinos is fascinating. The Bellagio’s Chihuly-designed lobby ceiling is a gorgeously colorful installation of glass art. Be sure to check out their world-famous fountain while you stroll down the strip. Then take a ride on the Big Apple Coaster at New York New York’s Hotel and Casino for a unique view of the Vegas strip.
Restaurants by your favorite star chefs are the hotspots for dining. At the Bellagio, you will find Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s PRIME Steakhouse, and LAGO by Julian Serrano. Head over to The Venetian Resort to feast on goodies from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, and Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery. Dine at Pronto, Giada de Laurentiis’s spot at Caesar’s Palace, joined by Bobby Flay’s Amalfi and Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen. Todd English’s Olives at the Virgin Hotels is a great take. Bon appetit!
Where to stay is certainly a difficult choice. With so many over-the-top hotel options, the best choice is one within walking distance of your favorite activities. You don’t want to be driving down the Vegas Strip. The Aria Resort and Casino, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and the Mirage Las Vegas are good choices for nesting in the center of the action.
Pro Tip: When the bachelorette party draws to a close, a Las Vegas wedding may be the perfect ending. The Little Vegas Chapel could be the start of the next fabulous chapter in your life.
7. San Juan, Puerto Rico
When you are looking for an adventurous bachelorette weekend filled with great food, vibrant nightlife options, and beautiful beaches, the San Juan area is the perfect destination island. The Condado Beach area is filled with soft white sand, pure blue waters, and plenty of activities for a beach getaway. DISTRITO T-Mobile (the T-Mobile District) is a light show extravaganza hemmed in by restaurants, bars, and shops. The vibrant central location with access to the VIP Cinema and the Coca-Cola Music Hall offers lots of entertainment. Take a walk through the old city and enjoy the many green gardens, statues, and architecture of Old San Juan.
Sip and sample authentic Puerto Rican cuisine with a classic food tour, a rum runner’s classic cocktail tour, or the boozy bites food tour with Flavors Food Tours. It is perfect for a group, large or small, and brings the local history and culture to life through food and libations.
The abundant vacation rentals in the San Juan area and throughout Puerto Rico are a great way to enjoy a beach getaway. Just outside the city in the T-Mobile District is the modern Aloft San Juan, perfect to party late and have your hotel close at hand.
Pro Tip: San Juan offers an international island feel while still being a U.S. territory. A nice blend of adventure not too far from home.
Every bride deserves an over-the-top bachelorette party, even those who have gracefully matured past their 20s and 30s. You can still enjoy a classic bachelorette destination with grace and elegance — okay, raucous fun and hilarity — no matter what your desired gal pal getaway.