The Best Drivable Bachelorette Party Destinations in the USA – Bachelorette Parties You Can Drive To From the West Coast, South, Midwest and East Coast
With COVID getting in the way of all of our fun bachelorette party planning dreams of exotic faraway lands for our girls trips, I thought it would be useful for you guys if I listed all my favorite bachelorette party destinations you can drive to, no matter where you’re located in the USA. Because, honestly, who knows when we’ll be able (or want) to fly again, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to celebrate your beautiful bride in style. If you’re a MOH or a bride right now planning a future bachelorette party for fall, winter, or next year, and are looking for some bachelorette destinations that won’t break the bank, or force all the girls to get on a plane anytime soon, here are some great destination ideas to kick your bachelorette party planning into high gear.
The best bachelorette party destinations you can drive to from the West Coast
If I didn’t do Miami for my bachelorette party, I would have done a Napa bachelorette in a heartbeat!!!! It’s amazing literally any time of year, and you get to rent a villa in wine country with your girls, wine taste your days away in a private limo, get spa treatments, and spend your nights cooking dinner and playing bachelorette party games together. AND it’s super easy to get to by car if you’re on the west coast. The perfect bachelorette party destination for late 2020 or 2021.
Check out Castello di Amarosa, Berringer, Turnbull, V. Sattui, and Duckhorn for some of our favorite Napa wineries for groups. And check out my Ultimate Jetset Guide to Where to Wine Taste in Napa Valley here.
Only a few hour to a day’s drive away from most girls’ homes on the west coast, Palm Springs is an ideal drivable bachelorette party destination.
With sunny weather year round, and some of the best shopping, dining and bar hopping, California’s Palm Desert is now considered one of the best bachelorette party destinations in the US and is the perfect mix of mellow, poolside days mixed with a great nightlife as well.
If you’re planning a girls weekend or bachelorette party in Palm Springs, you can go on a day-trip adventure to Joshua Tree National Park – about 45 minutes away!
Where to stay in Palm Springs for a bachelorette party:
The Saguaro Palm Springs is fun, trendy, affordable and always a non-stop party. It’s the quintessential bachelorette party home base, and their pool is the picture-perfect spot to roll up in matching one-pieces and sarongs. There’s also the upscale, eclectic and chic Parker Palm Springs, which makes for a perfect bachelorette party base in the desert if you’re willing to splurge a bit.
How cute is this Palm Springs airbnb for a bachelorette?!
If you want a big house for all your girls, also check out this airbnb or this chic cali-boho boutique hotel that you can rent out entirely for your group!
Photo courtesy of @MrsNicoleCostello, cute bachelorette sarongs by Kenny Flowers
Wine, sun, sea and all your girlfriends… what more can you ask for?! A trip to Santa Barbara is an ideal girls getaway. You’re going to want to rent a house like this one, and spend the majority of your time in The Funk Zone– a series of trendy warehouse buildings filled with vintage shops, art pieces, graffiti murals, and, most importantly, the Urban Wine Trail, a stretch of more than 25 local wine tasting rooms. It’s so much fun.
Photo from Whitney E RD
Where to stay in Santa Barbara with a group
San Diego is an IDEAL bachelorette party destination. Here, your weekend will be filled with great weather and sunny days by the pool or on the beach, followed by bar hopping in Pacific Beach or getting sunny city vibes in SD’s gaslamp district. Eat all the Mexican food you can get your hands on, rent an awesome airbnb or stay in a chic hotel (I have tons of recs here), and you’re guaranteed to have the best time.
If you’re a snow, ski, and apres-loving bride looking for the chicest winter bachelorette destination, look no further than Aspen for the perfet bachelorette.
Spend your days on the ski slopes and your afternoons apres-ing at Cloud Nine and then head for dancing at the Caribou Club.
Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings, fun ski suits from here
Airbnb’s for groups in Aspen
Los Angeles & Malibu
If you and your girls are looking for a trendy California bachelorette party destination with good food, good cocktails, and good vibes, Los Angeles is your spot.
What not to miss: A Malibu Farm brunch outside, dinner at Nobu Malibu, a Runyon Canyon hike, Saturday at Bungalow (get there early!)
And the best part about doing somewhere like Malibu? Their airbnb’s are all SUPER on sale right now – like this one that’s normally $4K a night marked down to just over $1K!
The best bachelorette party destinations you can drive to from the East Coast
Arguably the chicest bachelorette party destination in the USA – the Hamptons is a perfect drivable bachelorette destination for girls coming from New York or the East Coast.
Spend your days at the Surf Lodge, at the beach, or wine tasting in East Hampton, and nights out on the town.
Where to stay in the Hamptons for a bachelorette party
The best bachelorette party destinations you can drive to from the South
Charleston is just MADE for a girls getaway or bachelorette party weekend. Think: beaches, a charming downtown, endless shopping, and an incredible food, drink, and nightlife scene — it’s hard to top this Southern gem of a city for a bachelorette party destination.
Where to stay in Charleston for a bachelorette party
If you’re looking for somewhere downtown, I absolutely love the chic rooftop pool at Hotel Bennett. If you’d rather stay in a house on the beach with all your girls, and cab into downtown for one or more of the nights, I’d rent a villa in Isle of Palms (like this one, or this one) or Sullivans Island (I loooove this one, or one like this one,or this one). Both Isle of Palm’s and Sullivan’s have some really beautiful bachelorette party vacation homes with private pools just steps from the beach.
If your group is closer to Texas than the Carolinas, head to Austin for your bachelorette! Austin is one of the easiest and most fun places to plan a great bachelorette weekend that everyone will love! If you’ve never been before, you’re going to love this wonderfully-weird Texas city. It’s got everything you need for a perfect girls weekend – good food, great weather, tons of activities to choose from, a chill vibe, and an unbeatable nightlife.
Where to stay in Austin for a bachelorette party:
I love this house because it has 14 queen beds (!!) so ideal for a bachelorette party – and its location is perfect, right in SoCo – Austin’s trendiest neighborhood.
also this one because it sleeps 15+ and has a pool + tons of outdoor indoor space for activities.
It may be a far drive for anyone but Florida brides, but a Miami bachelorette is worth the trek! If your ideal bachelorette party weekend involves tanned skin, beach days, luxurious pool parties, champagne, beautiful rooftops, and balmy nights out, this is the spot for you.
Palm Beach is super chic and a little old school, making it the perfect choice for a tamer bachelorette than something like a Miami without losing any panache. I love the Colony Hotel Palm Beach for adorable trendy vibes, and definitely do dinner at Lola 41 – a must!!!
This hotel is unreal. So cute.
The best bachelorette party destinations you can drive to from the Midwest
Nashville is a country bride’s heaven – it’s the ultimate trendy, fun, no-frills location without a hefty price tag. With live music on every street corner and some of the best (and most unique) nightlife in the country, you’ll never run out of things to do with a bachelorette party in Nashville.
CHECK OUT MY ULTIMATE BACHELORETTE PARTY GUIDE TO NASHVILLE HERE
Chicago is a beautiful bachelorette city for its going out scene, food, beaches, a vibrant river walk and endless neighborhoods with their own unique vibes and bar scenes. This is a location for your city-chic bride who wants the big city experience.
Go brunching, go boating, go shopping, go to the spa, or go out for girls’ night out on the town – Chicago is a great bachelorette destination!
What destinations did I miss that you love & can drive to? Let me know in the comments!
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