So your best friend is getting married and it’s your job to plan the bachelorette party! Usually when you picture bachelorette party destinations, Las Vegas is the first to come to mind. But each bride and bridal party has their own unique vibe. Maybe your BFF is the type that would choose a garden party over a night out on the town. Or maybe you’ve got an adventurous bride that spends her weekends on the trails. No matter what your bride prefers, we’ve got 6 destinations that’ll be sure to make your bachelorette weekend unforgettable.
- For the adventurous babe: Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland has quickly become a top vacation spot and everyone from the Kardashians to Emma Watson have been Instagramming up a storm in this magical city. For your bachelorette trip, why not take your best gal pals for a relaxing weekend of exploring and adventuring. Have a spa day at the Blue Lagoon, an outdoor geothermal spa that is one of the top wonders of the world and rejuvenate your skin for the wedding with a silica mud mask. At night, check out the nightlife downtown and end your stay with a Northern Lights Tour.
- For the music lover: New Orleans, Louisiana
Why not take your friends and get a real dose of Southern hospitality by skipping the chain hotel and staying at an authentic NOLA Bed & Breakfast. Our recommendation is the Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, just a short walk from the French Quarter. Avoid the tourists and soak in some authentic jazz and blues on Frenchmen Street at The Maison and then dance the night away 2 doors down at the Blue Nile.
- For the free spirit: Palm Springs, California
Take a hot air balloon ride over the desert, spend some quality time by the pool getting tan for the wedding, and hike a mountain or two with your closest friends. While you’re there, stay at The Ace Hotel and enjoy the desert like a true Coachella girl.
- For a dose of Southern Charm: Charleston, SC
Envision you and your friends in a scene straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie, and you’ll be picturing the beauty that is Charleston. If your bride is a hardcore romantic, there’s no better place to plan her party. Stay at the The Mills House or Zero George, have a spa day at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place, and have a night on the town starting at Prohibition on King St.
- For the wine aficionado: Napa Valley, CA
While Napa is usually known for its romantic setting, it can be the perfect getaway to enjoy some quality time with your friends before one of you ties the knot. Spend a weekend touring the vineyards, drinking wine, and relaxing as only you and your BFFs can. We recommend staying at the boutique hotel The Sunburst Calistoga and touring the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
- To channel your inner Cinderella: A Castle in France
What better way to spend your bachelorette party than by being a Princess for the weekend? This Airbnb will only set you back $143 a night, so you’ll have more to spend on all things royal. Channel your inner Princess Diana, have a tea party, and sport a tiara for the weekend.