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. North America has several attractive tourist areas for bachelorette trips. From beach getaways to ski destinations with breathtaking scenery, superb dining, and lively 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 in North America.
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, and home rentals 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.
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.
Add to your bachelorette weekend itinerary a visit to the Puerto Paraiso Mall and Luxury Avenue, where you can shop high-end brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Dior. Also, stop at Plaza Artesanos in San Jose del Cabo for purely local Mexican arts and crafts, from jewelry, clothing, gifts, and souvenirs. Another unique attraction you can enjoy together is the Tequila Experience & Art Gallery, which offers tasting of their tequilas with a 7-course pairing, all while enjoying art.
Make sure to add pleasure and luxury to your bachelorette party in Cabo by staying in one of the sumptuous villas this luxury destination offers. You will experience a vacation like a Hollywood star, making your girls’ trip to Cabo San Lucas an unforgettable adventure.
Joshua Tree, California
A trip to Joshua Tree calls for hikes through the desert and margaritas at the hot tub while enjoying the natural landscape, so when your squad is looking to connect in the outdoors, Joshua Tree is a destination for you.
If you want to hike together, set your sights on manageable and short trails to maximize the girls’ fun, and the Cholla Cactus Garden Hike is an excellent option in this scenario. To satisfy hunger after your hike, you may visit the Joshua Tree Saloon, the most photogenic dining spot in town. Try their fish tacos and ginger-marinated ahi tuna poke with homemade tortilla chips. Another unique Joshua Tree stop to add to your itinerary is the Noah S. Purifoy Museum, free of charge every day of the year. The icing on the cake is the beautiful vacation rentals for groups in the middle of the California desert. Perfect for enjoying your favorite drink at the pool with your gal pals under the stars.
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.
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Mont Tremblant is the more popular place to go, and many lists put it at the top as the best place to ski in Eastern North America. Mont Tremblant can be the perfect winter bachelorette getaway, even if some of your friends don’t ski. You can book a private lesson with Tremblant’s Snow School and discover the mountain as a group. You can add your favorite activities from a girls’ weekend away, such as shopping, relaxing at a spa, and sipping drinks. Plus, there’s fantastic scenery for great selfies.
This European-style pedestrian village has become a destination that offers year-round ski resorts. This ski resort in the Laurentian Mountains is open and powdered from November to April. The mountain has 95 trails and three snow parks with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and lakes. A Mont Tremblant girls’ ski trip is accessible to everyone worldwide. It’s easy to get to Mont Tremblant because it’s close to Boston, New York, Montreal, and Toronto, as well as two airports.
One of the most exciting attractions in the area is flying in a helicopter while marveling at the breathtaking scenery. With Heli-Tremblant, you can book a spectacular and personalized overflight and excursion. Also, the variety of places to eat at Mont Tremblant is endless, and La Forge is a great dining option for your girls’ trip itinerary that offers deluxe comfort food and drinks in a former ski shop with a seasonal terrace.