Bachelorette Party Destinations
Bachelorette party destinations range from spa escapes and wineries in Napa Valley to the honky-tonks in Nashville, and there's a little something for everyone to embrace the kitsch and camaraderie of the experience before the big day.
Bachelorette Party Destinations tips
Before you book a bachelorette trip, we recommend zeroing in on the types of experiences the bride-to-be and her squad is looking for. Kicking back on beautiful beaches? Bopping around a new city? Sipping rosé poolside? Once you narrow down your list to a few bachelorette destinations, consider your crew’s appetite for travel (flying versus driving) and — yes, we said it — budget. It’s wise to know how much people want to spend before you decide on your bachelorette destination, so you can design your itinerary wisely and avoid notoriously pricey destinations like the Hamptons in upstate New York or Palm Beach in South Florida. You’ll thank us later.
Sure, no #bridesquad is looking for a one-size-fits-all getaway, but some bachelorette party destinations are iconic for a reason. Cabo, for instance, offers the perfect combination of fun-in-the-sun and nightlife. Wine-tasting in Napa, honky-tonk-hopping in Nashville and relaxing with a spa treatment in Scottsdale are also standouts for a bachelorette trip. And, while city breaks are ever-popular (Miami, Las Vegas or NYC), we also love a relaxing spa weekend in New England or Palm Springs.
They might not receive the acclaim of the more popular hotspots, but these are some of the best destinations for a bachelorette weekend. We may be biased, but you can’t beat a weekend getaway to New York City — it’s one of the best bachelorette party destinations with Instagrammable brunch spots, rooftop bars and luxury hotels galore. Austin, Texas is another stellar choice — especially for foodies — with many boutique hotels, plus breweries, live music and (of course) tacos. If bar hopping is more your crew’s M.O., you and your besties will love bouncing around Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Other cities ideal for a bachelorette weekend include Charleston, Los Angeles and San Diego.
The US has its fair share of bachelorette party destinations (while we didn’t technically invent the pre-wedding tradition, we certainly made it our own…). But if your group is looking to go international, consider a bachelorette trip south of the border. Between the white sands and cenotes of Tulum, the tequila-tasting and nightlife of Cancun and the cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta, you can’t go wrong with Mexico. Even further afield, the Mediterranean offers several once-in-a-lifetime destinations for bachelorette travel, from Mallorca to Mykonos.
Casinos, pool parties, epic shows and nightclubs… you guessed it: Las Vegas. Sin City is a perennial favorite for bachelorette trips, and for good reason. The city is a veritable adult playground, and the endless places to stay and things to do make it a top choice for brides-to-be around the world. Word to the wise: be sure to work with your Fora advisor, who will act as your bachelorette travel agent, to plan an itinerary that feels right for your group. They’ll help you avoid the less appealing experiences that Vegas is known for (crummy hotels, seedy bars, etc.).
Girls’ trip in the tropics? Count us in! From Aruba to St. Barths, the Caribbean has no shortage of beautiful beaches, island charm and (lucky for you) beach resorts. This means there are tons of options for a tropical bachelorette trip, whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive experience or a breezy beach hotel with access to nearby outdoor activities. Our picks for the best bachelorette party destinations in the tropics include Jamaica, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.
It depends! While all bachelorette parties revolve around celebration and revelry, the amount of tradition and pomp and circumstance varies greatly from group to group. Some brides-to-be include classic activities (group games, well-wishes, etc.), in their itinerary, while others do not. At their core, bachelorette trips are meant to be fun girls’ getaway that celebrate an upcoming leap of faith. TL;DR: Anything goes.
We get it — you want to book a place for you and all of your closest friends to gather and celebrate the upcoming nuptials. And yet while many bridal parties opt to book with airbnb, we think hotels are a better choice. Here’s why: in the era of last-minute cancellations, hotels can offer greater flexibility by allowing each guest to manage their own reservation, saving the entire group from having to split unexpected costs. Not to mention, hotels can offer your group unbeatable experiences (think: sipping margaritas in a poolside cabana) that most airbnbs can’t match. Plus: when you book a hotel stay with a Fora Advisor, you get access to exclusive perks that are sure to help take your celebratory trip to the next level.