New Orleans to Nashville, Reykjavik to London. Choose from the best bachelorette party destinations based on our city guides below.
Choosing a bachelorette party destination can be difficult, especially with so many amazing options available to you. To help out, I’ve put together a list of the best spots around the world to host your bachelorette party, as well as some top tips on what to do, eat and see whilst you’re there!
1) New Orleans, Louisiana
Where to stay: Hilton New Orleans in the French Quarter is the perfect location, and its king suite is perfect for bachelorette groups. Or head to Hotel Monteleone, a charming, historic hotel that’s only 1 block away from famous Bourbon Street. Criollo restaurant, the Carousel Bar, and a heated rooftop swimming pool are featured on site.
Where to eat: Cafe du Monde is one of the most famous NOLA restaurants—you’ll want to head there for cute coffees, and French beignets in the morning. Cane & Table, a Caribbean inspired restaurant and bar in the heart of the French Quarter is your go to spot for brunch, not least because of the ‘all you can drink’ Mimosas. Cochon has some of the best Southern meals you’ll ever have. For a casual atmosphere, head to Blue Oak BBQ and Joint BBQ which are fun for groups and inexpensive.
What to do: NOLA is truly a playground for adults. Go wild on Bourbon Street! Hit the bars, making sure to include Pat O’Briens and Cat’s Meow; both quirky and fun! Do a walking tour of the Garden District, go to jazz bars on Frenchmen Street and walk around Jackson Square. Feeling adventurous? Hop on a Mystic Swamp Kayak and see the wildlife (we mean owls, turtles and alligators), go back in time with a Steamboat Cruise, or be scared stiff with a paranormal guided tour.
2) Austin, Texas
Where to stay: Austin is the perfect bachelorette party destination, and is the ideal city to find a fun Airbnb to really bond with your girls. Rent a house complete with a rooftop pool or stay in a spacious loft apartment downtown, right on Sixth Street, for a powerhouse weekend of fun.
Where to eat: I hope you like spices because this lone star city is known for two kinds of feasts: Mexican and barbecue. Head over to one of the Torchy’s Tacos chains for the best tacos you’ll ever taste. Salt Lick is another must try eatery, a great barbeque place, but bear in mind the line gets super long so get there early. Terry Black’s Barbecue is a great, traditional Texas barbecue just with less of a line. But, don’t let that fool you, order the chopped beef sandwich and mac and cheese, and you’re in a real Texan treat.
What to do: Have foodies in your group? Book a secret food tours to sample the best food Austin has to offer. Schedule a Salt Lick winery tour and shuttle to wash it down afterwards. Or get your adrenaline pumping and go tubing on the Guadalupe River. Alcohol and music is permitted as you leisurely float down the river for a maximum time of about six hours. At night, add Container Bar to your agenda, a bar made up of real shipping containers. For the best nightlife, head to Rainey Street for an abundance of different bars and restaurants—most converted from old homes.
3) Cape May, New Jersey
Where to stay: The grand and historic Congress Hall is the place to stay for an elevated stay, a total Instragrammable moment. Rent one of the hotel’s bikes and ride through the Victorian neighborhoods of this bachelorette party destination, making sure to tour the hotel’s impressive 62-acre farm. For a more homely feel, rent out one of Puffin Suite’s Rooms, only a 10 minute walk from the beach, with gorgeous scenic views spanning across the ocean.
Where to eat: Hit up Chill for huge, yummy, ad addictive crepes and Magic Brain Café for your caffeine fix. Love seafood? Start your day with a Crabby Benedict at the Saltwater Café; a seaside combo of crab, fried green tomato topped over an English muffin. In the night, head to The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar for happy hour—you’ll love the Shipwreck Punch, featuring Mango & Coconut Rum, Pineapple & Orange Juice, and a dash of Grenadine.
What to do: Sip your way through Cape May’s local wineries, and take home a bottle as a souvenir of your girl’s weekend away. Head to the beach for a bit of sun, sea and sand, or bike to Willow Creek Winery for its weekly group events such as Fire Pit Fridays or Wine and Paint. Round off the night with a sunset cruise or a stroll along the boardwalk.
4) Napa Valley, California
Where to stay: Rest at the Euro Spa Inn or Wine Valley Lodge for a budget friendly option. Or stay at the top of the range Bardessono, a luxurious and peaceful hotel and spa nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley. It prides itself on its state of the art restaurant, providing ‘field-to-fork’ green cuisine.
Where to eat: For laid back dining, try the Compline in downtown Napa. An award winning restaurant and bar, Compline serves a selection of tasty dishes; autumn ratatouille, burgers, bavette steak and more, all designed to suit everyone’s taste. Looking for a bit more pizazz? The French Laundry is the place for an over-the-top dining experience. Bistro Don Giovanni and Cordeiro’s Steakhouse are also good options to check out.
What to do: If you head to Napa, it’s usually only for one reason; wine tasting! Hire a jeep and meander your way through the wine yards, or hire a driver from California Wine Tours to transport you and your bachelorette party around in a chic black SUV. Tired of wine? For a memorable non-drinking experience, go horseback riding in Sonoma, hop on a historical kayak tour of Napa or start the evening with a sunset hot air balloon tour above the valley.
5) Reykjavik, Iceland
Where to stay: You’ll want to stay in Midborg, the heart and soul of Reykjavik. It’s a small and compact downtown area where you’ll find all the best shops, restaurants, bars and attractions. Stay at the historic Hotel Borg for a luxury escape, or dash off to 41 – a traditional townhouse hotel full of Scandinavian charm. It won Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice Award in 2019 and for good reason, it’s central and a very budget friendly option.
Where to eat: On the lookout for authentic Icelandic cuisine? Make a reservation at the Fish Market, one of Iceland’s best restaurants. There, you’ll sample Scandinavian dishes with a fusion of Asian flavors, sip on stunning cocktails and scoff the country’s finest side dishes. At night, you’ll want to hop over to Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, that’s a local hot dog stand to you and me. It’s been open since 1937, and their hot dogs feature a blend of Icelandic lamb, pork and beef, all topped with bacon mayonnaise and crispy fried onions.
What to do: Icelanders party til dawn so make sure you strap on your comfy shoes or snow boots depending on the time of year. In the colder winter months, book the Northern Lights Midnight Adventure tour for a chance to see the glorious Aurora Borealis streak across the sky. In the summer, book the Golden Circle tour, where you’re guaranteed to see towering waterfalls, bubbling geysers and some of Iceland’s most dramatic landmarks.
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6) London, England
Where to stay: Stay in the ritzy part of the city for a classic British experience; booking either the Montcalm Royal London House or The Ned. Each bedroom at The Ned is designed with the 1920’s and 1930’s in mind, including vintage pieces, richly patterned furnishings and rainforest showers. The hotel also boasts eight restaurants, all serving several styles of cuisine ranging from British, Italian, Asian and more. For a trendier option, head to the Sunborn Yacht Hotel, an upscale option starting at only £70 a night. Or check out nHow Hotel, one of the most Instagrammable hotels in London thanks to its colourful high-end style with graffiti-style art and funky rooms.
Where to eat: The Gallery at Sketch, Mayfair is a must for any pink loving bachelorette parties. Everything is pink and retro themed and their afternoon tea is to die for. Darwin Sky Brasserie offers delectable dining at London’s highest public garden. For super casual dining, try one of the Vapiano restaurants, sprinkled throughout the city or head to the world famous Hard Rock Café on Old Park Lane for good old American cuisine.
What to do: See the sights from the top of a double-decker bus, shop at Selfridges and Topshop, and take in culture at the Victoria & Albert Museum. For a more authentic locals experience, head to the Marylebone neighborhood. You can sip coffee from The Monocle Café, window shop at Matches, stop in the charming Daunt Books and end the day with cocktails in the courtyard at Chiltern Firehouse.
7) Charleston, South Carolina
Where to stay: Belmond Charleston Place is the ideal place to host your bachelorette party. Not only does the accommodation include a gorgeous lobby, ample in-hotel restaurants and shops and a rooftop pool and spa, but it’s located in the heart and soul of the city. Oh, and according to Trip Advisor, their staff will be the epitome of southern hospitality!
Where to eat: For an intimate dining experience, try your luck at Circa 1886 on 149 Wentworth behind the Wentworth Mansion, and choose from their selection of upscale dishes. Brown Dog Deli is the perfect place to eat if you’re looking for a super budget friendly, Southern option; their portion sizes are huge, their dogs are delicious and service impeccable. Oh, and if you have veggie or vegans in your group, no worries, they offer tried and ‘tasted’ chilli cheese dogs too. Charleston Grill, located inside the Belmond Hotel, offer famously good crab cakes, seafood and steak.
What to do: With the beach so near, you’d be crazy not to get your toes wet. Try parasailing, surfing, or straight up sunbathing. Trek to Kiawah Island, around a 40-minute drive from Charleston for some seriously fun bachelorette themed group activities, think wine tasting at Forty-Eight and candle making at Palmetto Scent Studio. Don’t forget to stroll through Middleton Place, the oldest landscaped gardens in America, and if you’re in the mood for a frightfest, consider booking a Bulldog ghost tour, and explore Charleston and all the city has to offer at night.
8) Sedona, Arizona
Where to stay: Known around the world as “The Inn with the Million Dollar Views,” Canyon Villa Inn offers spectacular views of the famous Red Rocks of Sedona from 10 of its 11 luxury guestrooms. When you’re done admiring the view, take a dip in the relaxing salt-water swimming pool, and have the personal Chef prepare the resort’s signature Cinnamon Rolls to eat poolside. For a true Western feel, stay at The Cozy Cactus Bed and Breakfast; it is as quaint as it sounds! Trip Advisor’s traveller choice in 2019, this is a true Sedona experience. Fun and casual, great food and great views with King sized Beds. You’ll also fall head over heels in love with Tequila, your four-legged hostess aka rescue puppy!
Where to eat: The Hudson is your all-American neighbourhood restaurant, known locally for its steak, cocktails, wine and chef-specials. Make sure to request a table with a view – you wouldn’t want to miss the sunset drifting behind the gorgeous red rocks. Bella Vita is the place to eat if you want authentic Italian cuisine. For a lighter snack or brunch, head to the Wildflower Bread Company, a unique local cafe chain that serves fresh baked goods, salads, and high-end sandwiches.
What to do: Sedona is perfect for a zen bachelorette getaway. The desert city is known as a place of spiritual healing thanks to its world renowned energy vortexes, but whether you believe in its healing powers or not, you’ll love taking a jeep ride around the canyon, hiking the gorgeous red rocks or taking advantage of Mii Amo’s relaxing spa treatments. Want to make the experience even more special? Book a hot air balloon ride for an unparalleled view of the area.
9) Paris, France
Where to stay: Surround yourself with the most famous cultural sights and stay at the Hotel du Louvre for a true luxury escape. The Hotel du Louvre is two minutes walk from the Louvre Museum, and ten minutes away from the Opera Garnier. Set in the heart of the fashion district, it is just steps away from the boutiques on the Rue St Honoré and has direct access to the Champs-Elysées. Or rest your head at Hotel Harvey, Hotel Darcet or Hotel Suede de Saint Germain for a more budget experience. With all the sights to see, you won’t be in your room for long! Or select an AirBnb room to get a glimpse at what local life in Paris feels like.
Where to eat: Girafe restaurant, tucked in the left wing of the Trocadero, comes with the best Eiffel Tower views in Paris. For a lighter brunch or snack, head to Café de la Rotonde, a famous café which was frequented by Pablo Picasso and other writers. La Rotonde was renowned for being the meeting place for artists and writers during the interwar period. It became a showplace for all great impressionists before they became famous. Take home a slice of history with their delicious vanilla profiteroles, traditional ‘Paris-Brest’ or a brown sugar crème brûlée. Sample the buttery delicacies of Parisian bakeries, starting with Des Gâteaux et du Pain and Gilles Marchal.
What to do: What better place to escape to than the city of love. Croissants, cute coffees and cobble streets will have you saying ‘oh-la-la’ before you know it. Or flex your lingo and head to the Montorgueil neighbourhood, a non-touristy Parisian quarter, known for its bustling nightlife, quaint cocktails and authentic French food with a local price. Of course, make sure to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame cathedral and the Sacre-Coeur basilica too.
10) Park City, Utah
Where to stay: Hotel Park City is your best option when taking on the snow-capped mountains. It’s located in the heart of the town, and is within walking distance of the ski lifts and is only a short drive to Main Street for bars and that outdoorsy nightlife.
Where to eat: Drafts Burger Bar is where the action is at; you’ll want to feast on their handcrafted gourmet burgers, slurp their handspun creative milkshakes and sip on their draft beer. Why not join in on après-ski festivities at the famed High West Distillery and No Name Saloon for some of the best food and in town.
What to do: Don your snow rags and hit the slopes for some glorious winter skiing. Or time your bachelorette party right, and you can join in on the Sundance Film Festival festivities. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a symphony in the mountains. Pure bliss. For the adventurous bachelorette groups who love the outdoors, you’re going to want to try the plethora of mountain activities available to you in this stunning location; think mountain biking, outdoor yoga, as well as alpine rollercoastering.
11) New York City, New York
Where to stay: Channel your inner Blair, and stay in one of the fanciest hotels in Manhattan: The Lotte Palace Hotel. After staying here, you’ll be the real gossip girl. Or spend a bit extra and check into one of the executive suites in The Towers. Not only will you have views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, you’ll also be treated to a fluffy bathrobe, fancy toiletries and a double sink bathroom (perfect for applying make-up before a night out in the Big Apple). Or explore New York like a local, and rent a Manhattan Lux Loft or Penthouse Suite with a terrace overlooking the city with AirBnb.
Where to eat: I think the question is where not to eat?! You can find any kind of food here: steak, burgers, pasta, sushi, dim-sum —the possibilities to wow your taste buds are endless. But let’s face it, New York is known for its brunches. Looking to brunch with your gals on your bachelorette? Treat yourself to a spot at Maya located in the Upper East Side. For just $49 per person, you get bottomless drinks and food for two hours. It absolutely doesn’t get better than that. Other special recommendations? For a comfort meal, head to Mr White Restaurant, a Southern mansion with authentic Southern dishes, think cornbread, fried chicken, and quirky cocktails. Or book a table at the French/Italian restaurant, Landmarc for an elegant full service dining experience. Left Bank offers a budget friendly happy hour dinner with starters, pasta and drinks for just $30.
What to do: Into stand-up comedy? Make sure to make a reservation at the Comedy Cellar in the West Village—you never know who may be on stage. After a night of laughs, head to The Up and Up bar, a modern version of a classic underground speakeasy. If you’re dying for some city views, go to the One World Observatory or take a Manhattan helicopter sky tour. And of course, who can forget the shopping! Catch a cab to Columbus Circle and shop til you drop, or go to 5th Avenue and admire all of New York’s most iconic stores. And if you want a boutique make-up experience with your ladies, book a beauty party at Birchbox (it’s the adult equivalent of raiding your mom’s make-up bag). Ranging from 30 to 90 minutes long, these exclusive beauty blowouts provide services like full make-up application, hair styling, and even a ‘Build Your Own Birchbox’ option.
12) Lake Louise, Alberta
Where to stay: Stay at Deer Lodge, a unique hotel within a 5-minute walk of Lake Louise. Deer Lodge boasts a rooftop hot tub with spectacular views of the Victoria Glacier. Or book a room at the iconic Fairmont Chateau on the lake’s shore, a year-round luxury resort which specializes in offering extensive Guided Mountain Heritage programs, unparalleled skiing in the winter, exceptional food and beverage experiences and impressive spa facilities. Alternatively, get down to the ground and rent a rustic cabin at Baker Creek Mountain Resort for a more outdoor themed bachelorette party. Champagne under the stars? Yes please.
What to eat: Dining and sky high views are a match made in heaven in the Rockies. The Sky Bistro offers a unique dining experience; starting at the base of Sulphur Mountain, you ride the gondola up to the peak where you are greeted with a multi-level interpretive experience that features a theatre, an ecology exhibit, gift shops, a rooftop viewing platform, and the boardwalk experience to Sanson Peak. Spend your time exploring before having lunch or dinner at Sky Bistro whilst overlooking the jaw dropping mountain peaks. Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, Eden at the Rimrock Hotel and The Station Restaurant are all good options to sample the local delicacies.
What to do: Channel your inner snow goddess and take on winter activities such as skiing, sleigh rides and dog sledding in the winter months. In the summer, go rock climbing, canoeing on Lake Louise and hiking to see picturesque, UNSECO World Heritage scenery. The gorgeous glistening emerald shores of Lake Louise are not to be missed.
13) Nashville, Tennesee
Where to stay: The grand and historic Union Station Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Nashville, with SoBro, The Gulch, Midtown and Music Row being a stone’s throw away. For a super snazzy stay, book a room at the Nashville Riverfront Lofts, where rooms are more like lofts; entirely spacious and very chic. Modern comfort at its finest.
Where to eat: Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is the place to eat if you fancy gold old southern comfort food. Think chicken tenders served with coleslaw, Nashville comeback sauce and kosher pickles. Feeling adventurous? Up your heat level and spice your chicken with their famous ‘shut the cluck up’. Warning; it comes with a ‘burn’ notice. Acme Feed and Seed on 101 Broadway creates a whole new dining experience with outdoor seating, live music and fantastic cocktails, it’s sure to be crowd pleaser. The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant makes a great choice for veggie bachelorette parties (p.s. their vegan cupcakes are to die for!).
What to do: Nashville is bachelor/bachelorette central, so there’s an endless supply of activities to do. Don’t be surprised if you bump into many other bachelorette groups either! Nashville is a great place to play Bachelorette Games such as Photo Scavenger Hunt. Why not treat yourself to a Downtown Nashville Pub Crawl or a Jack Daniel’s Distillery tour with ample tastings. In the evening, make sure to hit Honky Tonk on Broadway for three levels of live music and all night dancing.
14) Miami, Florida
Where to stay: Stay in one of the Kimpton EPIC hotel’s rooms, though closer to suite in size, and enjoy your own private balcony with views spanning across the city. Or head to 1 Hotel South Beach to lounge by the top deck poolside with plenty of cocktails to keep you company. Need a budget option? Try Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall or Hampton Inn Suites by Hilton. Both come with glowing reviews on Tripadvisor.
Where to eat: Have brunch at the Hard Rock Café, sure to be a crowd pleaser with their all American dishes. For dinner, make reservations at CV.CHE 105 for sophisticated Peruvian cuisine, venture to 79th Street for an intimate Italian dinner at Ferraro’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, or Joe’s Stone Crab, a famous old-school restaurant with a great atmosphere. If you’re craving Cuban food, head to Versailles in the Little Havana area for an authentic meal.
What to do: Miami is full of walkable areas – think Miami Beach, Downtown Center, South Beach and Wynwood. Rent bikes and pedal through the city for easy access. Up for some adventure? Book a Sunset Kayak and Paddleboard Adventure for gorgeous night views of the city, or if you have a bigger budget, splurge on a Miami sunset airplane tour. If you’d prefer a chill day, you can relax till your heart’s content at one of the many wellness spas in the area. And who can forget the nightlife Miami is known for? Discover Latin culture with Little Havana, celebrate happy hour at Wunderbar, or plan your dinner at Wynwood Kitchen. There’s no shortage of entertainment in this district.
15) San Juan, Puerto Rico
Where to stay: For a quirky fun stay, head to The Dreamcatcher, a Top 10 International Bed & Breakfast in Puerto Rico. The only vegetarian hotel in San Juan, choose between juice blends, homemade hemp milk and kombucha elixirs made with all natural ingredients whilst listening to the water fountains and sweet sound of chirping birds. Total bliss. Or stay at Ciquala Luxury Suites for a 4 star retreat on a 3 star budget. For around $120 a night, you can just relax and enjoy your favorite drink at the rooftop pool bar while overlooking the breathtaking views of the city and Bay. Some rooms even come with kitchenettes.
Where to eat: Latin food is your go to fare in San Juan. Head to Marmalade for a gourmet Caribbean feast; their tuna tataki is divine. Sample authentic Puerto Rican cuisine at Musa Puerto Rico, making sure to note their bottomless wine and pasta deal! Fancy a taste of America in Puerto Rico? Try San Juan’s Smokehouse which blends an intoxicating fusion of Tennessee BBQ flavors with the Caribbean’s tangy sweetness; the Smoked Meatloaf Burgers are a must try! After a night of eating, Efter Rooftop Lounge and Bar is not to missed. Sip on your favorite cocktail hilst gazing at the panoramic views of the city.
What to do: You’ll definitely want to head to the Old Town. Stroll down the characteristic blue cobblestone streets, sample the street vendor’s cool cocktails and lounge in the Pavilion. Head to Fortaleza Street for a photos with the over-hanging colorful umbrellas, and take an outside tour of the Governor’s Mansion. Want to top off your tan? Isla Verde Beach is the place to go. Tired of the beach? Catch a cab to Plaza Las Americas on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for a mall packed with over 200 stores. Fun fact: this shopping mall produces more income than most of the shopping malls in the US and Europe.
16) Disney World, Florida
Where to stay: For a rustic themed, budget bachelorette, rent a camp site or go glamping at Fort Wilderness. Love the idea of animals outside your room? Spend a little extra by staying in the Animal Kingdom Lodge or try the beach/yacht clubs for that true Oceanside feel. For a luxury escape, rest your head in The Grand Floridian, a Victorian style hotel, or The Contemporary, a modern taste of upscale elegance.
What to eat: There’s something for everyone’s budget at Walt Disney; whether you pick at the local street vendors, sit down for a quick service fare or splurge on a fancy meal, Disney has it all. Take on the Crystal Palace’s bountiful buffet and dine with a beloved character, feast on Yak and Yeti’s Asian style cuisine, or checkout Le Ceilier in Epcot for a traditional steakhouse meal. High in demand are the Be Our Guest and Cinderella’s Royal Table so make sure to book at least 4-6 months in advance.
What to do: You’ll want to grab a Fastpass for these amazing rides. Head to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride for a classic storytelling flume ride. Seek some thrills on Florida’s best rollercoaster, Expedition Everest or take a virtual reality trip around the world on Disney’s flying theatre. Swipe a map and mark the musical shows, live acts and stunning showcases happening around the park. Don your Mickey ears, and make sure to note the times of the character parades – you’ll not want to miss those!
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