Bachelorette parties can be complicated, but they really only have one purpose: a night or weekend away with your best friends and bridal party to celebrate your upcoming wedding, your friendships, and the special bond you all share. But after two years of COVID and travel restrictions, playing it safe by social distancing and so many canceled or postponed events, many of us may have forgotten the basics of bachelorette-ing, like where to go? So we’ve rounded up the 10 best bachelorette destinations within the U.S. to grab your girl gang, get up, and go!
If a warm-weather bachelorette party is what you’re after, Miami has to be one of the most popular destinations to bring your girl gang. Gorgeous beaches, incredible nightlife, world-class cuisine, and partying from sun-up to sun-down, a tropical-esque bachelorette in Miami is always a good idea. For a true Miami bachelorette experience, stay at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a sprawling luxury hotel with its own nightclub, adults-only day pool club, and incredible beach views.
For less R&R and more on-the-go fun, head on down to New Orleans. In the heart of the French Quarter, you can spend your days on tours, eating delicious Cajun and Creole food, touring historical landmarks, and, of course, bar hopping. At night, head to Frenchmen Street for outstanding live jazz music and dancing that avoids the craziness of Bourbon Street (though you’ll also want to indulge in that as well!). While in NOLA, we recommend staying at an Airbnb—one with a pool or hot tub is preferable. It can get pretty hot and humid especially in the summer months, so having a place to cool off is clutch.
Looking for laid-back, mid-century-modern vibes, warm temps, luxurious poolsides, and endless Instagram-worthy places to check out? Head on over to Palm Springs, California in the Sonoran Desert of SoCal. Indulge in shopping along Palm Canyon Drive, explore Coachella Valley, and take in the gorgeous views. While in Palm Springs, stay at the ACE Hotel in downtown Palm Springs (you’ve probably seen it on Instagram). It’s everything you could want in all its quintessential retro-desert hotel glory.
Some may consider Las Vegas to be the bachelorette capital of the world, and we may have to agree. The Vegas strip is home to endless entertainment, from gambling and gaming to shows and experiences, pretty much any type of food you can imagine, and partying that pretty much never stops. If you’re in the mood for a true party, Vegas has it all. Stay at a hotel/casino combo on the strip so you never miss a beat or opt for an Airbnb a little bit more removed to serve as your “quiet” place if you need a break.
An excellent alternative to Las Vegas but still with those desert vibes and ample gaming, Reno, Nevada is home to award-winning spas, luxe pools, rocking nightlife, and abundant beautiful scenery. Located along the Nevada and California border and a little more than 20 miles from Lake Tahoe, Reno is a place where you can take a break from the pampering and partying and take in the stunning mountains and engage in seasonal sports! Be sure to head to downtown Reno to the Truckee Riverwalk District for a delicious dinner and views of the river running straight through town.
It’s not Vegas, but Atlantic City is still an excellent option for a bachelorette filled with fun, gaming, gambling, clubs, and more. Plus, it has one thing Vegas doesn’t: beaches! In Atlantic City, New Jersey, you can get your fill of sun and sand plus gaming, gambling, world-class restaurants, and more. It truly has it all! There are so many great hotel options including large, luxe resorts and casinos. Or you can opt to stay just over the bridge in a beautiful rented beach house in Brigantine.
Dig Disney? Us too. Where else can you reconnect with your inner child before you do arguably one of the most adult things in your whole life (getting married, that is)? For a bit more of a tame, wholesome bachelorette party with still lots of fun mixed in, Orlando, Florida is a great choice. Of course, you can go the Disney parks route (which, yes, can include eating and drinking around the world in Epcot!) or you can stay in the heart of Orlando, enjoy what downtown has to offer, and head to the Universal parks for some straight-from-the-movies rides and shows—and of course: Harry Potter. Our recommendation? Do it all.
Wine lovers, unite! North of another great bachelorette destination, San Francisco, the Napa Valley wine region is the main wine-growing location in the United States. Napa Valley is home of vineyards that look like they’re straight out of a travel magazine (because they are!), where you can spend your days sipping wine while touring wineries and your evenings enjoying incredible outdoor dinners under twinkling lights with your best friends. For luxurious, laid-back vibes near downtown Napa, the Candlelight Inn is a gorgeous bed and breakfast to call home for your stay.
Grab your daisy-duke shorts and finest cowboy boots and head on down to Nashville, Tennessee for your bachelorette party. A super popular spot for bachelorette and bachelor parties alike, Nashville has amazing restaurants and bars with a fun, festive atmosphere, unique art and murals, and incredible live music. There’s something fun to do literally everywhere you turn! While in Nashville, stay at the Westin Nashville, just steps away from everything downtown has to offer.
Experience Southern charm but IRL in Charleston, South Carolina. From Folly Beach to bar hopping, breweries, incredible brunches, and fancy dinners, Charleston is also home to tons of history, beautiful gardens, mansions to tour, and more. One of our favorite Charleston hotels The Restoration is an excellent option for bachelorette parties. A charming boutique hotel, The Restoration has a luxe Premier Balcony Suite that sleeps up to three adults and also offers a one-bedroom studio suite that has all you need for your home away from home during your Charleston bachelorette party.