Have you been tasked with planning the ultimate Bachelorette Party for a friend or family member? Fear not, DIWYY and A Girl’s Gotta Go have teamed up to share a list of ideas. Starting this week, we’ll be highlighting one of these destinations each week so feel free to ask questions and share your tips if you have been (even if it wasn’t for a Bachelorette Party!)
Would you rather leave the planning and organization to the professionals? The fabulous team at A Girl’s Gotta Go can help you plan the ultimate vacation whether it is a Bachelorette Party, Girlfriend Getaway, Honeymoon or Family Trip.
1. South Beach, Florida
Turn up the heat, and head to South Beach, Florida, which keeps the party going from day to night and back to day again. The South Beach environment allows stilettos and bikinis to coincide in harmony. Spend the day at the beach or your hotel pool and then make your way to Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive to celebrate those final pre-lifetime-commitment moments.
There are a large variety of hotel options to match your entourage’s style and budget, starting with one of Miami Beach’s crown jewels, The Raleigh Hotel. The Raleigh has thrived while much of Miami has changed due to its iconic pool and creed to take the Art of Beaching seriously. If classy and intimate is more your style, the boutique collection of eight South Beach Group Hotels offer several options of modern elegance to the budget minded traveler.
2. New York City, New York
There’s now an adventurous plot twist to this typical bachelorette destination. Bring out your bachelorette’s inner Charlie’s Angel with a “mission” from the Stiletto Spy School. The Stiletto Spy School “missions” are fun adventurous half day or full day classes that include professional instruction on knife fighting, deception detection, seductive dance, poker lessons and more in New York City.
Many NYC hotels offer special packages to add the finishing touches to this action-packed bachelorette. Treat yourself to an evening of mischief with the Gansevoort hotel’s “Night Owl” package which includes everything from a complimentary bottle of liquor upon arrival to VIP passes to some of NYC’s hottest clubs. Or choose to enjoy some retail therapy with a City Shopping Tour from the Carlton Hotel. This shopper’s dream package includes a private appointment with a Shopping Concierge, a shopping tour to some of NYC’s trendiest boutiques as well as special coupons.
3. California – Wine Country
Does your bachelorette enjoy sophistication as well as the outdoors? Get to know the California Wine Country from the seat of a bicycle – a wonderful way to appreciate this unique region. Ride past world-famous vineyards, through soaring redwood forests and along a captivating coastline. Stop en route at a few of our favorite wineries to sample some of the area’s award-winning vintages. From hidden gems to better-known treasures, this Backroads® vacation will introduce you to the scenic routes, picnic spots and perfect vistas that make this patch of Northern California so special. And don’t forget the soothing massages, mud baths and other spa services available for your indulgence.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
The Big Easy is back in the top ten of “America’s Favorite Cities” according to Travel + Leisure magazine and it is also an unforgettable locale for a bachelorette party. A foodie bachelorette will love the indulgence of New Orlean’s world famous cuisine. Between the jazz clubs, cozy bars, and luxe lounges, New Orleans also has what it takes to create the night of a lifetime – night after night.
The Loews New Orleans, ideally located in the Crescent City, close to many attractions, offers a “Live Like a Local” package add-on to any two night room booking that will allow you to enjoy drinks at the world renowned Pat O’Brien’s in the French Quarter, Cafe au Lait & Beignets at Café du Monde, and breakfast at Mother’s Restaurant.
5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is a place of magnificent contrasts. It wears its colonial Old Mexico charm like a glorious gown, while adding the jeweled necklace of adventure where every imaginable kind of fun is available. For example, Puerto Vallarta is located in the state of Jalisco — the land of tequila and mariachis. Need we say more!
Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa offers a special Girlfriend Getaway Package including:
• Manicure and pedicure session per girl
• Champagne and strawberries in room(s) upon arrival
• Daily morning yoga sessions
• Complimentary access to spa’s hydrotherapy areas
• 10% off spa treatments
• Complimentary room service one morning offering Mimosas, a fresh fruit plate and pastries
• Complimentary girlfriends group photo
6. St. John, US Virgin Islands
The Westin St. John is putting a spin on the traditional Bachelor and Bachelorette parties with this NEW getaway package. Located on 1,200 feet of private beach, The Westin Resort St. John, USVI is a tropical retreat that’s easy to reach. Not far from St. Thomas airport, the resort is also minutes from the Virgin Islands National Park. Nestled among hibiscus and bougainvillea the resort offers water sports, tennis, nearby golf, great dining, and spas.
Designed especially for bachelorettes and their friends, this group package includes:
- a $100 per person credit towards spa pampering or watersports
- a daily $100 dining credit per person
- group activities such as competitive co-ed bobbing for beers and soda
- Westin Breeze Transportation to St. Thomas
- Welcome Beach Bag Amenity with Bottle of Rum
- 50 percent off the bachelor and bachelorette’s favorite drink, renamed in honor of them for the day.
7. Make your Bachelorette a floating pajama party on a 3-Day Cruise
Start by choosing a starting port and a destination: on the East Coast, Port Canaveral, FL allows for several 3-Day cruises to tropical Caribbean locations, while Bachelorettes on the West Coast can enjoy sailing to Baja Mexico from Los Angeles, California. From spas to casinos, cruise lines naturally carry all of the necessary amenities for the perfect last hurrah!
8. Beaches, Turks & Caicos
Packages start at $1199* per person
Future trip dates include October 14 – 18, 2010 & May 12 – 16, 2011
Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting all inclusive vacation at Beaches Turks & Caicos. A 45,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art waterpark; three magnificent villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France and the Caribbean; incredibly sumptuous hotel accommodations; a powder-white-sand, 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters – all amidst some of the most gorgeous tropical scenery on the planet.
Beaches Turks & Caicos is rolling out the red carpet for you and your girlfriends to go on a 4-night vacation in paradise at very special rates. So, grab your girlfriends, kick back, relax and enjoy Caribbean-style fun at the Beaches Friends Forever (B.F.F.) Girls Getaway.
Exclusive B.F.F. Activities* include:
- Welcome cocktail reception
- Island Dance Lessons
- Skin-timate Skin Care Sessions
- Beach Bonfire Pajama Party
- Meditation Classes
- Beach Yoga and Seaside Pilates Classes
- Chartered Snorkeling
- Farewell Dinner
Ready to book? Contact A Girl’s Gotta Go today and let the experts take care of the details so you can enjoy your getaway.