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6 Unique Bachelorette Party Destinations

Jun 2, 2020
By Wedding Spot

Bachelorette parties are a pre-wedding staple, but deciding where to go and what to do can be a challenge for any bride-to-be. We’ve compiled a list of six unique bachelorette party destinations and ideas to help you narrow down where to stay and activities to do while you’re there.

While you may not be able to have a bachelorette party at these locations in the immediate future, we hope this list of destinations will spark inspiration for when travel restrictions are lifted and businesses begin to reopen.  

Explore 6 unique bachelorette party destinations your friends and bridal party will love:

1. Park City, Utah provides an artistic bachelorette party vibe.

There’s no doubt that Park City is known as a world-class skiing destination. But in the warmer months, it’s a haven for lovers of the outdoors. The artistic vibe of this city with silver mining town heritage strikes the balance between relaxation and adventure.

Where to stay in Park City:

The Waldorf Astoria is located in Canyons Village, with Park City’s historic Main Street and Deer Valley only a 15-minute free shuttle ride away. The resort also has easy access to the gondola that will take you to the base of the canyons for slope access. If skiing’s not your thing, the Waldorf also has spa and golf packages, fitness and yoga classes, and outdoor heated pools — so there’s something for everyone. The resort has many room options, depending on what your group wants: go for a 4 bedroom bi-level suite if your party wants to share accommodations.

Westgate Park City Resort & Spa offers special bachelorette party weekend packages. Located at the base of Canyons Village, it’s near the slopes if you’re visiting in the winter ski season. The resort has an award-winning spa and on-site stakehouse, indoor and outdoor heated pools, and a yoga studio. You can even rent a posh two-bedroom villa or a four-bedroom loft if your group wants to all stay together.

What to do in Park City:

Park City is known as a ski town, but the warmer months also have something to offer: Slopes transform into mountain biking terrain and hiking trails. Yoga is a big staple in Park City, with Park City Yoga Adventures offering classes atop a paddle board in Homestead Crater.

For a fun hike for all levels, check out PC Hill. The 40 minute hike up is just outside Main Street. The summit boasts a great view of the city and large white “PC” letters that are perfect for Instagram pics. Deer Valley’s hiking trails are a good choice if you want the option to ride a chairlift up or down, rather than walk. You get the same views as the hikers, with less exertion.

No Name Saloon is the classic Park City Bar — head there for drinks on their rooftop overlooking Main Street. High West Saloon is the only ski-in/ski-out distillery in the country, so make sure to ski through for a cocktail or a bite. For stunning mountain vistas, head over to the St. Regis for a drink. Pro tip: the St. Regis has a celebratory champagne sabering ceremony every night at sunset. If you’re in town on a Sunday, check out Park Silly Sunday Market – a huge outdoor market with live music, food, drinks, and local arts and crafts.

2. Costa Rica is a great bachelorette party destination for adventure.

Costa Rica is ideal for bachelorette parties because it has so much to offer. Known for its “pura vida” lifestyle that focuses on the simple life and taking it easy, Costa Rica brings you relaxing spa and beach days mixed with delicious restaurants and plenty of opportunities for partying. Regardless of where you go, there’s a beach town that’s right for you and your girls.

Where to stay in Costa Rica:

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is your best bet if you’re looking for an unconventional weekend getaway. Located in La Fortuna in the rain forest at the base of the Arenal Volcano, you can soak in hot springs and waterfalls naturally heated by the volcano’s magma. Other activities include horseback riding, zip-lining, and hiking to nearby La Fortuna Waterfall.

Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio is situated in the rainforest right by the beach. The height of luxury, this full-service resort makes it possible to sit back and relax and never leave the property. It’s also within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, so take a stroll and spy some toucans, sloths, and monkeys. Manuel Antonio is also the most gay-friendly destination in the country, and this resort is completely carbon-neutral.

What to do in Costa Rica:

Tamarindo is the best city to visit if you’re in the mood to party hard and eat well. It’s home to some of the best restaurants in the country and clubs open all night long. Sharky’s Sports Bar is a fun time with karaoke and El Garrito is the place to be for DJ music and dancing. For more of a dive bar and dance hall experience, head to Pacifico Bar. 

Puerto Viejo is a laid-back Caribbean beach town on the side of Costa Rica where the prices are significantly lower. Head to this destination for a budget-conscious adventure with plenty of beaches, wildlife, restaurants, and even a few yoga studios.

For a more wellness-minded visit, head to Nosara. This small eco-minded beach town sports white sand beaches and rugged mountains. Take surf lessons or go on a yoga retreat at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort nestled at the base of the Nosara mountains.

3. Scottsdale, Arizona puts the party in bachelorette party.

More and more, it seems like everyone is headed to Scottsdale for their bachelorette party. With everything there is to see and do — not to mention the beautiful weather — it’s easy to see why this destination is at the top of many brides’ lists. Scottsdale is only 15 minutes from the Phoenix airport, so transportation is one less thing to worry about. This city is a fun mix of nightlife and spas, hiking and sun, food and booze. 

Where to stay in Scottsdale:

The W Scottsdale is located in the Entertainment District, which boasts over 80 lounges, bars, and clubs to keep you occupied for an entire weekend. No need to worry about transportation — The W is positioned in the center of it all, and everything is within walking distance. When you need a break from the parties, pamper yourselves at the AWAY spa or head to WET Deck for a pool party or a fitness class. 

If you’re looking for more of a spa-weekend or R&R trip, consider somewhere like Castle Hot Springs. Located just outside of Scottsdale, its mineral-rich hot springs pools and spa services in custom cabanas are perfect for a weekend of rest and relaxation done right. The resort offers excursions and activities for when you’re feeling adventurous, like horseback riding through the canyons of the Sonoran Desert, ATV-ing, and helicopter tours. 

What to do in Scottsdale:

The New York Times calls downtown Scottsdale “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” with the buzzing nightlife and opportunities for partying at any hour of the day. Similar to Las Vegas, Scottsdale has a lively day scene, with pool parties and DJs. 

If you choose to stay at The W, you could spend the entire weekend without even leaving the hotel. WET Pool Deck, Shade Lounge, and Living Room Lounge & Bar are a few options on-site to fill up your days and evenings. 

If your group is outdoorsy, you could devote an entire day to exploring and hiking the trails of Camelback Mountain. A day trip to the Grand Canyon is also possible — it’s under four hours away by car.

Or, if you want to have a late night, head to Old Town for free on the Downtown Trolley. Once you’re on the main strip, there are a variety of bar, club, and lounge options depending on what you’re in the mood for. Hit the dance floor at Maya Day and Nightclub for a Las Vegas club vibe. For a more laid-back night, Coach House is the friendly neighborhood tavern and one of the oldest nightlife venues in Scottsdale. If you want more of a swanky lounge, try The Beverly. 

4. Take your bachelorette fun to the Bahamas.

Just head 50 miles off the coast of Florida, and you’re in a Caribbean paradise. If you never want to leave the beach, then the clear waters of the Bahamas are the perfect place to have your bachelorette party. Many of the resorts and hotels are adult-only properties, so the islands are well-suited for these kinds of groups. And getting there is easy — you can take a cruise, a ferry, or a short plane ride from Florida.

Where to stay in the Bahamas:

Rosewood Baha Mar on Nassau’s Cable Beach offers a unique escape for bachelorette parties. The group can do activities like yoga with flamingos, exploring underwater caverns, cliff jumping, or dining with your toes in the sand at an Airstream food truck.

Atlantis Resort, located on Paradise Island, is the perfect place to stay if you want everything for your bachelorette party located conveniently in one place. With its extensive amenities, beaches, casinos, clubs, water park, adventures and experiences with sea life, boat charters, kayaking, fishing — the list goes on — you’ll never have to leave the resort.

What to do in the Bahamas:

It’s easy to travel between the islands, so where you’re staying won’t have much of an impact on what you can do with your time in the Bahamas. Swimming with dolphins is a popular tourist activity, but the Bahamas are also known for swimming with the pigs. Big Major Cay in Exhuma — also known fittingly as Pig Beach — is the main place where you can swim with the colony of feral pigs.

For scuba and snorkeling, don’t miss Dean’s Blue Hole just north of Clarence Town. The second deepest saltwater sinkhole in the world offers pristine beaches in a secluded cove. Other beaches to check out are Gold Rock Beach in Freeport, Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, and for a “wild beach” feel, head over to Rose Island.

Nightlife comes alive during the weekends — the weekdays are a little slower, unless you’re on Nassau or Paradise Island. Aura Nightclub at the Atlantis Resort is a classic option for cool dance floors and great music. Ibiza Bahamas Beach Club is a beach club during the day and a party spot at night. Baha Mar and the Atlantis both have popular, upscale casinos that are worth checking out even if you’re not a gambler. For an upscale destination bar with quality cocktails and views, The Dune Bar on Paradise Island is a good option for a classy evening out. Sharkeez is the iconic Bahamas bar, located in Nassau. Grab a frozen drink and check out their giftshop – the largest in the Bahamas.

5. Asheville, North Carolina is a great outdoors bachelorette destination.

Asheville is an up-and-coming destination and makes a unique bachelorette party option for brides who love the outdoors and good beer. Hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, this quirky city is known for its artsy and alternative style, plentiful breweries, eclectic food, and gorgeous natural scenery.

Where to stay in Asheville: 

The AC Hotel by Marriott makes you feel right in the center of it all, with its prime location downtown. Lounge on the rooftop bar and sip a local brew while enjoying the mountain views. This hotel offers a corner king suite with a spacious balcony — plenty of room for all of your girls to gather.

Located a bit outside of the downtown area, The Omni Grove Park Inn is a luxurious resort with elegance and charm. Ten U.S. presidents and countless celebrities have stayed here — so you know it has to be a special place. As a guest at the hotel, you’ll get first dibs on any spa treatments in the relaxing, cave-like atmosphere. The Inn also offers free mimosas, pools with mountain views, and innovative and locally sourced restaurants.

What to do in Asheville:

Don’t miss out on staples like the Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head to the Biltmore House for a photo shoot on the grounds of this historic estate. Your admission includes a wine tasting at the Biltmore Winery, self-guided tours of the estate and gardens, and hiking on the grounds. Then, go for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to catch a glimpse of natural scenes you can only find in Asheville.

After exploring nature and hiking to your heart’s content, head back downtown for some local beer and food. Asheville is a true haven for beer lovers, with several breweries in the area giving tastings and tours. Try Sierra Nevada, Wicked Weed, or New Belgium, to name a few. Or, opt for a multi-stop Asheville Brewery Tour to hit several brewery highlights. 

For food, Jargon is one of the best. Located in a small historic building in West Asheville, it offers an innovative mix of new American cuisine with locally sourced and exotic ingredients. Nine Mile has multiple locations around the city, so make sure you hit up one of them for their Caribbean-inspired and vegetarian-friendly dishes. Asheville loves brunch, so make sure you try Sunny Point Cafe (there’s typically a long wait, but it’s worth it), or Tupelo Honey for traditional Southern food. 

6. The Hamptons are great for a relaxing bachelorette party.

Just over two hours outside of New York City, the Hamptons combines a laid-back, beachy atmosphere with plenty of party spots. It’s divided into several hamlets, so the kind of scene you’re looking for will determine where you want to stay and spend the most time. Most of the action is in Montauk, if you’re interested in pool parties, beach clubs, and live music. 

Where to stay in the Hamptons:

The Surf Lodge in Montauk has a laidback vibe, but is also nearby all the attractions for when you feel like venturing out. With Hawaii vibes and surf-themed decor, this place exudes the aloha spirit. They have a robust music program with concerts on site every weekend — John Legend and St. Lucia are just a few of the artists they’ve featured on their stage.

The Capri in Southampton is a luxury option for brides who want it all: a beach-chic setting in the heart of the Hamptons, private suites or poolside rooms, weekend pool parties, bike rentals, and an on-site restaurant.

Gurney’s is Montauk’s only oceanfront and year-round resort. With a private 2,000 square foot beach and five dining and drinking venues, your party will never want to leave. Gurney’s has The Beach Club, which provides the only beachfront restaurant experience in the Hamptons. Their spa is also at the top of the list of must-sees, with its ocean-fed seawater pool — the only one of its kind in North America.

What to do in the Hamptons:

The Hamptons is also home to more than 60 vineyards, so be sure to spend an afternoon rotating between the various wineries. You can book a tour or go it on your own. Check out Wolffer Estate, Paumanok Vineyards, and Channing Daughters Winery.

If you’re feeling like taking a more active adventure, Paddle Divas hosts 60-90 minute paddle boarding sessions or will organize a longer outing specifically for bachelorette parties, with yoga and fitness additions.

For dining, try Calissa, a bachelorette party-friendly Greek and seafood restaurant self-described as “Mykonos in the Hamptons.” Opt for their bachelorette party package, complete with a Prosecco toast, unlimited rose, a four course dinner, and more.

If you’re looking to drink outside at picnic tables on the beach, head over to Navy Beach where you can choose from their lengthy rose menu and have a sip in the sand. Or, go to Blu Mar for dinner or brunch in an Instagrammable atmosphere next to the famous Hamptons hydrangeas. AM Southampton, one of the most popular nightclubs in the Hamptons, is next door — perfect for continuing the party well after dinner.

Pick your favorite unique bachelorette party destination!

While it may not feel like it right now, weddings and large gatherings will be possible again in the future. Travel restrictions will be raised, and restaurants, bars, and hotels will reopen. Keep this list of unique bachelorette party destinations in mind for when the time comes, so you can celebrate with an unforgettable getaway with your girls or guys! Up next, check out fun bridal shower ideas.


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