When people say, “it’s wedding season,” we usually have one thought and one thought only: There’s no “season” for groomsmen and bridesmaids. Once you reach a certain age, all year around there’s a bevvy of bridal obligations whose start and finish are as nonexistent as that “chill bride” every girl promises they’ll be (sorry, we’re just truth-telling here).
So you’re planning a bachelorette party? We’ve curated a list of destinations we feel is original while also not being as intimidating in terms of scope. Because while the bride may want that long weekend in Bali (that’s super realistic, affordable and convenient for everyone) you may just be able to entice her with a Hamptons winery tour sure to knock her wifey socks off…
Hampton’s Winery Tour:
Schedule a three-stop tour with the Hampton Luxury Liners where all you have to worry about is having fun with the wife-to-be. If three wineries sounds too daunting, camp out at Wolffer Estates. The 175-acre vineyard offers riding stables, vineyard tours and tastings, a great restaurant and live music at sunset.
There are a few options when planning a bachelorette weekend in Charleston. If opting for a hotel, try the The Vendue for its waterfront views, art gallery, and roof. It is close to all the nightlife downtown Charleston has to offer. You can also rent a house on Sullivan’s Island in order to enjoy a mix of beach time and the restaurant scene of Charleston. Don’t miss drinks at The Belmont or dinner at The Ordinary.
Bedford Post Inn:
Explore the picturesque town of Bedford. This charming luxury 8-room inn offers a calm getaway with yoga, a variety of outdoor activities, and two amazing restaurants by the renowned Chef Michael White.
This health focused luxury spa resort offers 4, soon to be 5, locations to choose from. Pick the most convenient for your group and enjoy a weekend of fitness activities, spa treatments, and clean-eating.
Stay downtown a the historical Hermitage Hotel or The Hutton Hotel for a more modern experience. Visit Virago Sushi for dinner, great cocktails, and people watching. Hit up the bars on Broadway; The Big Bang, the Stage, and Acme Feed and Seed all being great spots. Pinewood Social is a another trendy hangout with bowling, great food, and an outdoor patio.
Miami, Edition Hotel:
For a more private Miami experience, check out the Edition Hotel. Located on 3.5 acres of private beach, this boutique hotel offers the perfect mix of relaxed luxury and Miami Beach excitement.
New Orleans, Ritz-Carlton:
Stay in the French Quarter of New Orleans at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Take the guest of honor to Cafe Du Monde for all the beignets she can eat. Also, don’t miss Sylvain or Le Petite Grocery for dinner and drinks.
Miami, SOHO Beach House:
Soak up all the sun you can get at this chic getaway spot. Located on Miami Beach in a restored art-deco building, your group can enjoy luxury spa treatments along with exploring the vibrant nightlife that Miami offers.