Spring … the busiest time of year for bachelorettes, in the run-up to the full rush of wedding season starting in June. You’ll be sure to run into (a lot of) other bachelorettes in any of the cities below, but all for good reasons:
Austin has – rightfully – been one of the most popular bachelorette (and bachelor) party destinations of the past few years. With great bar scenes on 6th Street and Rainey Street, so much live music, delicious barbeque, amazing Tex Mex, late night food trucks, a strong selection of outdoor activities (tubing, trips to Barton Springs, or pontoon boating being highlights), and a generally fantastic, relaxed Texan vibe, it’s impossible not to have a wonderful time in Austin.
Sometimes overlooked by bachelorette groups not in driving distance, Savannah is an amazing city for a bachelorette. Another Southern town with truly wonderful food and bar scenes, you must also go on the Savannah Slow Ride pub crawl and stop by Leopold’s for ice cream. Consider making a day trip to the beach on Tybee Island, and then head back to take advantage of the open container laws, piano bars, and clubs of downtown Savannah.
The sometimes forgotten highlight of a spring bachelorette in Scottsdale? Time your trip right and you’ll overlap with baseball spring training. But at any time of year, you can enjoy the bars and clubs of Old Town Scottsdale – either by basing yourself downtown, or staying at a nearby resort for pampering and relaxation before the partying begins. The club scene is varied, meaning there’s something for everyone here, and the resorts have top-notch spas and outdoor activities.
A perennial bachelorette favorite, New Orleans has earned its spot here, as your ability to eat and drink your way through the city is virtually unparalleled. Make sure to have some beignets and spend the requisite time on Bourbon Street … but we also recommend getting out of town for a swamp tour and checking out a few other neighborhoods beyond the French Quarter, like Fremont Street, the Garden District, or the Bywater.
This article is the third in a series from bachelorette planning service My Best Friend’s Weekend. Keep on the lookout for their articles on spring, and summer bachelorettes coming soon and see their article on fall and winter bachelorettes here.