Planning a wedding can be a long and tiring process for the bride. Luckily, there is a time and place when she can let loose and fully celebrate this exciting journey: her bachelorette party! Whether your wedding is in the summer, or later in the fall, now is the time to begin thinking about options for that last fling before the ring. We have put together the top ten destinations for bachelorette parties around the world.
1. IBIZA, SPAIN
In most recent years, Ibiza, Spain has been named the party capital of the world and has proven to be a popular destination for thousands of brides each year. Make a beeline from the airport straight to one of the many beach clubs, including Nikki Beach S'Argamassa, Blue Marlin Ibiza Cala Jondal, or Playa d'en Bossa. Enjoy a satisfying dinner while watching the sunset at Cafe Mambo or Sa Punta before you head to the famous clubs. Whether you choose to hit the dance floor at Amnesia, or get some bottle service at Pacha, you are sure to have an amazing time in the nightclub capital of the world.
2. MIAMI, FLORIDA
Whether you crave the beach and the sun, or the always popular clubs, Miami is the place to party. Make sure you make reservations far ahead of time, as this city is a huge tourist destination, especially if there is a festival. Leave the hotel and get a delicious meal at a local restaurant like PubBelly or Cecconi’s at SoHo House. Start off the night at a cocktail bar like The Broken Shaker, where you and your girls can hang out on the patio under the stars. Then, hit up one of the top nightclubs in the world, LIV Nightclub. You might have to wait in line, but it’s well worth it for the bride’s party.
3. NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Whether you are a music lover or a good lover, Nashville has it all. Start the trip with a Southern-style breakfast at Biscuit Love, then make your way to Lower Broadway and begin your music and bar crawl. Make sure to visit Robert’s Western World and Tootsie’s, where you can two-step all night, or Big Bang, a popular dueling piano bar. Have some dinner at The Southern, and continue your bar-hop until dawn.
4. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
When you think of the best places for great drinks and all-around debauchery, you can't get any better than a bar crawl down the famous Bourbon Street. Whether you are in town for the annual Jazz Fest, or simply for a weekend, you are sure to find an energetic atmosphere full of live music wherever you go in New Orleans. Dig into some of Louisiana's finest traditional seafood at the Superior Oyster Bar & Seafood Patio along St. Charles Avenue or make a beeline for some beignets at the legendary Cafe Du Monde.
5. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
If you are looking for an exotic location without having to travel too far, San Juan, Puerto Rico is the perfect place for you. It offers the option of sunbathing on the resort beaches of Condado, as well as taking in the craft cocktails and unique bars down Loiza Street. After soaking up the sun, soak up the San Juan nightlife by salsa dancing until dawn. For some lighter days, head to the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan where you can explore the culture of this historic city.
6. CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA
Looking for something even more exotic? Look no further than Cartagena, one of the most memorable places to visit in Latin America. The city is full of cobblestone streets and beautiful colonial architecture, but the nightlife is something you will never be able to forget. The world famous Cafe Havana is a definite must stop that has it all: live salsa from local musicians, ice cold mojitos, old-school ambiance, and food that rivals the best restaurants in the city. To recover from dancing until dawn, take a trip to Tierra Bomba, a small island just 15 minutes off the coast where you can get amazing seafood and soak up the sun.
7. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Live out your dreams of Sex in the City by taking your girls to NYC. The City That Never Sleeps truly has something for everyone, so you are sure to have the perfect trip for whatever kind of bride she is. Choose from boutique shopping in Soho, sightseeing in Times Square, rooftop cocktails in the Meatpacking District, or craft beer and pizza in Brooklyn.
8. MONTREAL, QUEBEC
You can get a taste of French culture, without the pricey airfare, by heading to the gorgeous city of Montreal. During the day, stroll along rue St.-Denis and shop at the French stores and restos. You can also inspire feelings of sightseeing in Paris by touring the city on bicycle. End at the Parc du Mont-Royal, where you can see a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Take advantage of the city’s nightlife by being chauffeured around on a party bus. First stop? The Saint-Laurent club scene at Le Rouge.
9. CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO
Recognized as one of the best tourist destinations in the world, you can't go wrong when you choose Cabo San Lucas as your bachelorette destination. The city is the ideal location if you are looking for white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. If you aren't enjoying tropical drinks on the beach, you can take in the wildlife by snorkeling or scuba diving. Finish the day off by heading to one of the city’s vibrant clubs where you can dance the night away.
10. BERLIN, GERMANY
If you are looking to completely get away, Berlin is the answer to your bachelorette party dreams. Berlin offers an “anything goes” atmosphere that is a notch up from the typical European destinations of London or Paris. Get a chance to tour the city and drink at the same time by taking advantage of a beer bike tour; an awesome contraption which includes a bar surrounded by stools on top of wheels, allowing you to drink and pedal off those calories. Take in the city’s famous party scene at Berghain, a massive techno club, or Matrix, a huge club with five dance floors and nine bars.