The 8 Best Cities for Your Wild Bachelorette Weekend
Get your little black dresses and plastic crowns ready: It's wedding season!
Hold onto your drinks: These bachelorette party spots are sure to offer a wild weekend! From Northeast hot spots to beautiful Southern beaches, we have your hook up on where to go and what to do. So get ready for the best (and possibly wildest) weekend of your life!
With popular clubs on every corner, beautiful beaches, and pool parties everyday of the week, Miami is the destination of choice for those seeking an upscale weekend and have the cash to splurge. Hotels right on South Beach are worth the extra money for your group to be within walking distance of the best beaches the city has to offer.
Miami is also very much a velvet rope town, so making reservations at your favorite spots is paramount. No one likes waiting in line! In addition, we recommend using a VIP booking service to reserve cabanas by day and private tables by night.
Hotels: Fontainebleau, Delano, Surfcomber, W South Beach and Lowes
Clubs: LIV at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Story andE11even
Pool Parties: Hyde, Nikki Beach, Pool at Fontainebleau
Nashville has grown up in a big way. There's so much more to explore in the city’s outlying neighborhoods that visitors can easily have something different than the usual “Honky Tonk” experience. The food scene in Music City has exploded, with new restaurants and celebrity chef-owned venues opening weekly. The music scene is also as strong as ever.
The only thing is: Don’t expect Nashville to be a budget-friendly destination. Thanks to the new convention center, hotel rooms are in higher demand than ever. But splurging for a downtown hotel will save you in the long run, allowing you to be within walking distance of the nightly action.
Honky Tonks: Whiskey Bent, Honky Tonk Central, Tootsies, Acme
Non-Honky Tonk Bars: Patterson House, Holland House, Sovereign, Bar Luca, Bastion
Restaurants: The Southern, Le Sel, Chago's Cantina, Sambuca, Pinewood Social and Kayne Prime
Attractions: Country Music Hall of Fame, Pedal Tavern, Explore Honky Tonk Pub Crawl and the Grand Ole Opry
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is an eclectic city steeped in history. It exudes a Southern charm that draws you in, with its cobblestone streets, Creole mystique, and general air of debauchery. The open container laws make it the perfect place for any type of party. For day excursions, consider a bayou swamp tour by airboat, or something a little more creepy, like a tour of haunted historic landmarks. After the day’s adventure, a happy hour Cocktail Tour or Bar Crawl is the perfect way to begin a night filled with amazing Cajun cuisine, beads and booze on the world famous Bourbon Street. A place where you can find swanky jazz clubs, hurricanes (drinks, not the storm), and even an adult entertainment venue, New Orleans truly has it all!
Restaurants: Café Du Monde, Arnauds, Brennans, Galetories and Tujague's
Bars: Lafitte’s Blacksmith, Tavern Saints & Sinners, Bourbon O Bar, Cat’s Meow, Carousel Bar, French 75
Attractions: French Quarter Cocktail Pub Crawl Tour, St. Louis Cemetery Tours and Mardi Gras World
Hold onto your hats because the Windy City is sure to blow you away! For decades, Chicago has been a popular destination for visitors from across the country. Offering decadent deep-dish pizza, trendy Michigan Ave shopping, and plenty of activities to do around the city, Chicago is full of activities for a packed weekend.
Home of the Chicago Cubs, an afternoon spent at Wrigley Field is always a good idea! Right around the corner, in walking distance from the stadium, are also some of the best restaurants and bars in the area. While you’re navigating the Windy City, don’t forget to visit Millennium Park for an iconic “Bean” picture. You wouldn’t want to leave town with out that souvenir for Instagram!
Restaurants: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Hash Chicago, Boka, Frontera Grill
Bars: The Cubby Bear, Three Dots and A Dash, The Bedford, Maude’s Liquor Bar, Roof on the Wit
Attractions: Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs), Millennium Park (The Bean), Michigan Avenue shopping, Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier
Austin has quickly become a “must visit” city for anyone seeking an eclectic and relaxing oasis. For example, one of our favorite things to do there is kayak on Town Lake--though you can also rent canoes, paddleboards, water bikes and swan boats.
Another interesting “must see” are the Austin bats. To watch them, find a spot just off the Congress Bridge, or rent a pontoon boat to get a view from the water.
On a hot summer day, head to Barton Spring and take a dip to cool off.
Of course it wouldn't be a trip to Austin without getting in some of its signature “weird”. Some of the must see neighborhoods are Rainey Street, 6th Street and South Congress Street, where great bars and eateries abound.
Restaurants: Moonshine (brunch), Salt Lick, Bangers, Easy Tiger, East Austin BBQ and Jo's coffee shop is where the infamous I Love You So Much sign is
Food Trucks: La Barbecue, Veracruz, Tacos Guerrero, Hey Cupcake & Juiceland
Bars: The Highball, Midnight Rodeo, and Broken Spoke
Nestled somewhere between a small hometown and a big city, Savannah is a pedestrian-friendly locale, with charming cobblestone streets and a shady canopy of trees. From the bustling City Market, full of live music and delicious food, to the beaches of Tybee Island, you can truly have a well-rounded experience. Aptly named Savannah River Street also provides a place to enjoy the broad (you might have guessed it) Savannah River while browsing small boutiques, galleries, pubs and nightlife. It truly does not get any better in this quaint little town full of Southern charm!
Restaurants: The Ordinary Pub, The Florence, Cotton and Rye, Sly’s Sliders and Fries
Bars: The Grey Diner Bar, The Jinx, The Wyld Dock Bar, Chromatic Dragon
Another city full of Southern charm, Charleston offers a wide range of history, serene natural environments and nightlife to make you feel like you should have visited sooner! Stop by Charleston City Market to collect one of a kind finds in this open-air environment.
While you’re in the neighborhood, you can also stop by the Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patisserie to grab yourself a sandwich and some delicious hand-painted chocolate pieces. If you are a foodie at heart, Charleston offers some of the most delicious food in the country. From fresh-off-the-boat seafood to dishes with the Southern flare, your palate will not be disappointed. A wide range of culinary tours also offers a variety and a day or nighttime activity element.
Restaurants: 167 Raw, Artisan Meat Share, Cannon Green, The Darling Oyster Bar, FIG
Bars: Bin 152, Stems & Skins, Bohemian Bull, Closed for Business
New York, NY
A busy, lively, culturally diverse city that is not short on delicious dining options and activities for everyone. We all know the main tourist attractions, such as Time Square and the Museum of Modern Art; but there are many places in New York and its outlying neighborhoods that are waiting to be explored.
Take a stroll on the mile-long linear park, the High Line, if you've done Central Park already. Its breathtaking views of the city are worth the walk! End up at Chelsea Market for some of the most interesting little shops. This urban flea market has everything from jewelry to fresh seafood market with the best lobster rolls you’ll ever eat. One thing to keep in mind is NYC is very pricey, especially if you're staying anywhere near downtown and adding on the pricier activities such as upscale clubs or a Broadway show. Hamilton anyone?!
Restaurants: Dough, Vandal, Buvette, Dinnertable, Le Coq Rico, Eataly
Bars: June, Bar Veloce, Vandal, The Standard Beirgarten, Beauty Bar, The Ship
For more info on the best cities and activities for your bachelorette (or bachelor) weekend, check out BachWeekend.com.
Here are some sources