Can you even get married without a bach?? Of course you can…but a "treat yourself weekend" with your besties can be just what you need to take a break between floral arrangements and maybe even your future mother-in-law (we wont tell!). Destination is key and every group is different so we’ve got a list of our favorite destinations with a few travel tips to help make the process go as smoothly as possible. From booze to bites we’ve got you covered so all you need to do is sip back and relax!
Stay tuned as we will be posting city-specific guides on each of these top cities!
1. Give yourself enough time. Plan 3-6 months in advance.
2. Stay organized. A shared google doc or spreadsheet is your friend!
3. Break out the calculator. You want to be as up front and transparent as possible when it comes to the costs.
4. Start a group chat so everyone stay's in the know!
PS: Did you know you can hire companies to plan your bach for you? Take the stress out of planning and let a pro do it all for you!
1. Las Vegas
From pool parties to Chippendales, Sin City really has it all! Spend the day in your cabana at a killer pool party, sleep it off in your swanky hotel room then spend a night on the town at amazing restaurants and some of the best clubs in the country (pro tip: find a promoter to waive entrance fees/get you discounted bottle service).
If you find time to venture, the Grand Canyon is a must see! Otherwise the strip will keep you well occupied. Much like New York City, you can pretty much do anything at any hour of the day, leaving so many possibilities for a one-of-a-kind weekend.
Locals like to "Keep Austin Weird" and weird in the best way. You’ll find everything you want for your girls weekend: a rich nightlife (no matter the kind of night you want to have, there's a bar district for that!), live music everywhere, lakes and rivers to enjoy, and even a nearby wine country. No matter how hard you want to party or how much you’d like to relax or explore, Austin will give you a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else.
If you’re looking to turn up the Southern charm for your bachelorette party, look no further than Charleston, South Carolina. This picturesque city has a boutique on every corner, delicious bites, and plenty of sightseeing to offer. The beach is always steps away if you’re looking to get your feet wet. And for an added thrill, schedule a ghost walk with the girls for the evening. Hello, Sunday scaries!
Pro-Tip: Contact CHS Bubbly Bar to have them set up the cutest champagne bar in your AirBnb or hotel room. We love that they handle everything from the custom glasses to the chilled Champ!
SWP go-to bachelorette planning company: Kay&Co Weekends
Live music, honky-tonks, and plenty of booze make Nashville a winning combination for a girls weekend. The Music City is known for its lively downtown scene, but the great food, abundant shopping, and friendly people, also found here, make Nashville a no-brainer for a great bachelorette party destination. Don’t forget to pack those boots!
When you say, “Bienvenidos a Miami,” you are saying hello to sunshine, palm trees, and endless beaches. The Magic City has an unparalleled nightlife scene, world-class cuisine, and the most beautiful shopping malls in the world. And for those looking for an added adventure, the Everglades are right next door. With so much to offer, Miami makes it easy to take a break from all that wedding planning and relax with your besties.
6. New Orleans
It’s not hard to fall in love with The Big Easy. There’s live jazz, creole food, streetcars, gorgeous architecture -- and that’s just the French Quarter! This vibrant city has so much to offer, day or night. And with festivals practically year round, it always feels like a party and the perfect place for a girls’ trip to remember.
7. Palm Springs
Once you step foot in Palm Springs, you’ll know exactly why Hollywood stars have made this their desert playground since the 1920’s. Here you can tour all the breathtaking mid-century architecture, check out the thriving art scene, or lounge by the pool in major style. Palm Springs truly provides the perfect backdrop for the desert bachelorette party of your (instagram) dreams.
Pro-tip: rent an Air-BnB as they are super reasonable and it's so fun to have all your girls under one roof, plus many have great pools for all your pool float dreams.
If you prefer a little more cactus in your desert, look no further than Scottsdale, Arizona. Riddled with trendy hotels, cute restaurants, and amazing spas, what’s not to love? Scottsdale is the perfect destination for that chill bride looking to kick up her feet with her best girls by her side! Plus, you can have the best of both worlds with great nightlife always close by.
SWP go-to bachelorette Planning company: Girl About Town
9. The Hamptons
For a laid-back coastal retreat, grab the girls and head to The Hamptons. Located at the tip of Long Island, the Hamptons are home to sandy dunes, exclusive beaches, and stunning mansions. Each of the hamlets/villages that make up the Hamptons has its own vibe so you can find just the right spot for your bachelorette getaway. Head for your boozy brunch, party all day at some of the trendiest spots, then recoup at your instagram-worthy mansion you rented for the weekend with a killer pool. Get ready to drink more rosé than water if you visit the Hamptons!
10. Napa Valley
You had me at Merlot! With over 400 wineries, it’s no surprise California’s Napa Valley is famous for its vineyards. So a wine tour -- or three -- is mandatory. But there are other ways to enjoy Napa, too. Rent some bikes or a hot air balloon and take in the gorgeous landscape. Sip some rosé by the pool or dine at one of the top-rated restaurants nearby. No matter where you end up in Napa, it will make for a great bachelorette party spot.
We hope this gave you all the inspo you need to plan an amazing bachelorette!