The bachelorette party is the single celebration honoring the bride when women celebrate other women and bond with one another. This celebration has evolved from a small dinner or formal lunch the day before the wedding into a weekend retreat with matching swimwear, boat charters, and spa treatments.
Choosing a bachelorette location is essential for everyone’s enjoyment. Of course, Las Vegas is a popular bachelorette trip, but there are other options. From beach getaways to wine destinations with breathtaking scenery, fantastic dining, and vibrant nightlife.
To help you plan a successful bachelorette getaway, these are some interesting facts, according to a study from WeddingWire.com.
- Half of the brides-to-be wear something special at their bachelorette party.
- Typically, ten guests attend a bachelorette party, including friends and family members who are not at the wedding party.
- 43% of bachelorette parties occur in spring and 35% in summer.
- More than half of women celebrate their bachelorette for at least two days, with one-third celebrating for three or more days.
A bachelorette trip happens a few stress-free months before the wedding and even before the bridal shower when the bride is busy with last-minute arrangements. This girls-only experience doesn’t need to be extravagant or complicated. When you decide it’s time to schedule your bachelorette vacation, here is a list of beautiful and relaxing destinations.
There are plenty of reasons to get out and about with your gal pals to The City Beautiful. A bachelorette trip to Orlando means you can go to the Happiest Place on Earth together, chill out at a nightclub or go shopping for an afternoon of retail therapy. For a girls’ weekend at Disney, you can book an early-morning golf lesson or treat yourselves to massages at the spa in addition to all the fun at the parks. Then you can have a day shopping at Premium Outlets and The Mall at Millenia. And after a day of fun, relax at Icebar, a nightclub carved from 50 tons of frozen water.
Your Orlando bachelorette celebration will require plenty of grub to fuel your group. There are many dining options for your bachelorette weekend, from acclaimed restaurants Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria or Domu to a fantastic food truck like Bad As’sAs’s Sandwiches.
With over 480 hotels and resorts in Orlando, you’ll discover the ideal lodging for your bachelorette journey, whether you want an affordable rental property near the theme parks, a hotel with its water park, or luxury accommodations with high-end amenities.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Escape to Cabo with your friends to enjoy a bachelorette trip full of glamour, fun, beach, delicious cuisine, luxurious spas, and the best nightlife. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Emily Blunt, and John Krasinski are famous regular visitors to the area. So this destination offers you and your gal pals the opportunity to vacation like a Hollywood star. Whether for a weekend getaway or maybe a whole-week stay retreat, this Mexican destination has everything to make memories together.
There are many options for girls with an adventurous spirit in Cabo. You can take a private tour to The Arch in a unique transparent boat with Envatours. And after all the fun on the water, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment with the girls at The Spa at Four Seasons Costa Palmas. In addition, Los Tamarindos restaurant offers excellent farm-to-table cooking classes where you and your friends can learn and eat simultaneously.
When planning a bachelorette weekend getaway with your girlfriends in Atlanta, you should include activities and attractions that everyone in your group will like. Atlanta is one of the best places to go if you want to make memories that will last a lifetime since the city offers everything from day spas to wine tastings and, of course, dancing.
Atlanta is known for its incredible music festivals. Imagine Music Festival is one you can add to your trip if your friends love electronic music and party. But, if you want more low-key activities, you can book a BYOW paint party with Painting with a Twist. Another great thing to do together is a group hike at the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Gardens to have a fun afternoon.
Book a Midtown Atlanta Food & Cocktail Tour, a 3.5-hour walking tour to explore this city during your bachelorette celebration. Finally, include a night out at Lips in your bachelorette getaway activities to catch a drag show performing Vegas-style. Atlanta always treats its guests with authentic Southern charm, and you can be sure to find a variety of accommodations for every taste and budget for your girls’ trip to celebrate your favorite bride-to-be.
Named as one of “The South’s Best Girlfriend Getaways” by Southern Living, you can’t go wrong when choosing this beautiful
city for your bachelorette getaway. Fredericksburg is the jewel of the Texas Hill Country and one of the best weekend destinations in the U.S.
Fredericksburg has more than 150 shops, galleries, and well-preserved German landmarks. This charming town is becoming the new napa with award-winning wineries, the surrounding Hill Country, and vineyards offering wine tours and tastings. After a day touring the wine road, enjoy the famous Peach Bread Pudding with Homemade Caramel Sauce at Rathskeller Basement Restaurant. Many inns and bed-and-breakfasts are within walking distance of beer gardens, restaurants, and live music venues.
Santa Barbara, California
For bachelorettes, Santa Barbara checks all the boxes. You’ll never want to leave Santa Barbara after spending a girls’ weekend there. The temperatures in Santa Barbara are mild all year, making it an excellent bachelorette destination at any time of the year. You can experience the beauty of Santa Barbara with your girlfriends by booking a wine tour. Grapeline Wine Tours offers wine tasting tours for groups to explore the area made famous by the smash indie hit “Sideways,” which has more than 120 wineries spread out over the oak-covered hills of Santa Barbara County. Other activities you can add to your itinerary are dancing at world-class nightclubs, going shopping at indie boutiques, or relaxing on the sun-drenched beaches are all options. Regarding where to stay as a group, you can find luxury camping, bed and breakfast inns, unique hotels, and beach house rentals with spas