Planning a bachelor party is a lot of pressure. Sending a man off to live a life of holy matrimony in style and making sure all his single friends have a good time in the process takes some work. The best way to ensure a successful bachelor party is to pick the right location. Heading out of town for an adventure together is half the fun of a bachelor party, anyway. Before you book your tickets, take a look at these top bachelor party destinations.
Staying in the States?
For a beach bachelor getaway, head to sunny San Diego. With 70 miles of beaches, it’s the perfect spot to spend the day surfing, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the laid back beach life. When the sun goes down, head to the Gaslamp Quarter where you’ll find an array of restaurants, nightclubs, dive bars, and even a few gentlemen’s clubs. Lodging choices run the gamut, from luxury high rises to quaint beachside resorts and even beach house rentals that can house your whole crew.
Will Smith said it best when he sang about a “party in the city where the heat is on.” Miami is the ultimate bachelor party location, with a steamy nightlife and world-renowned exotic clubs like Tootsie’s Cabaret and Gold Rush. Whether you party like a rock star in South Beach or hit up the bar scene in Coconut Grove, Miami is a bachelor’s paradise.
For a bachelor party with something for everyone, the Big Apple is a great destination. Not only is the nightlife world class, but there are plenty of things to do during the day. When it comes to hotels, it’s tough to beat New York City’s selection and accommodations, and you can’t walk a block without passing a local watering hole. If you decide to club hop, be sure to check out 2i’s, Galapagos, and One51.
If it seems like the phrase “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” is cliché, that’s because it is as true today as the first time someone said it. What started as a desert gambling hole has transformed into a flashy, high-paced city pulsing with energy, especially at night. Whether you’re after the scantily-clad ladies at the world-famous Cheetah’s and Sapphire gentlemen’s clubs or a night dancing and drinking on the Las Vegas Strip, your group of guys will have a grand time in Vegas.
For a taste of a completely unique American experience, spend your bachelor weekend in the Big Easy. If it can coincide with Mardi Gras festivities, even better. There is also the famous Tales of the Cocktail festival held annually in July. But you don’t need a named reason to spice up your bachelor weekend. Every day is a reason for a party in New Orleans and there are plenty of Sazerac cocktails to go around.
For a true guys weekend, hit up the “City of the Big Shoulders.” In September, you can catch a Bears game at Soldier Field, a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, and even a White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field if you strike it just right. At night, head to the bars of Wrigleyville or the River North neighborhood. If you want to do something a little different, charter a sailboat and spend a day out on Lake Michigan.
If you haven’t been to Nashville in the past decade (or ever), you’re missing out. The city is known for producing some of the world’s best music and has a thriving nightlife to back it up. There are also golf courses, ziplining adventures, paintball complexes, and even wineries nearby. Like other bachelor party locales, there are plenty of options in gentlemen’s clubs too.
For bachelors on the East Coast, you can stay for just a night, or a long weekend, and not spend a whole lot on travel accommodations. In addition to many casinos concentrated in one area, Atlantic City also has a lot to offer when it comes to golfing and world-famous restaurants. Don’t miss the women of Studio Six and the Brass Rail.
The city made famous by Mickey Mouse is about more than family-friendly fun. Stay in a hotel away from the amusement park strip, like the Grand Bohemian in Downtown Orlando, and hit up the always-hopping Wall Street bars and clubs. Even a trip down International Drive can be a lot of adult fun with the right stops along the way. During the day, take advantage of some of the best golf courses in the country or spend the afternoon surfing at nearby Cocoa Beach. And if you really want to hit up an amusement park, spring for Universal Studios Islands of Adventure to avoid the crowds at Disney World.
Crossing the Border for a Weekend of Mischief?
If you want to flee the country, at least for a weekend, Cancun is an affordable and bachelor-friendly option. Since it is a warm-weather climate, you have a good chance of catching plenty of time on the beach and the golf course. Check out the accommodations at the Riu Cancun, Oasis Cancun, or the adults-only Golden Parnassus for the best bachelor-oriented features. Keep in mind that breaking the law in Mexico is a lot scarier a prospect than in the States, so if you think the bachelor party may get out of control, you might want to consider staying closer to home!
If you’re looking to cross the border to the north instead, try the city of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Walking down St. Laurent Boulevard and Crescent Street takes you past a slew of bars, nightclubs, and gentlemen’s clubs, too. Montreal also tends to attract women from all over the world who are just visiting—certainly not what the groom-to-be is looking for, but sure can keep his single friends happy! Wherever you decide to party, think of the bachelor first and what activities he is sure to enjoy. Any bachelor party weekend filled with good friends, food, drinks, and at least a little mischief is sure to be loved by all. Enjoy!