While Las Vegas has a long reputation for hosting bachelorette parties, Sin City is not the only stomping ground for brides celebrating their last vacation as a single lady. Whether your bridal party is craving an epic weekend of clubbing and bar crawls or a more relaxing escape at the beach, you’ll find a destination as unique as the group you choose to celebrate with. Plus, when you book your airfare and accommodations through Vacations by Marriott, you’ll get a special rate on your getaway, perfect for bridesmaids with varying budgets.
From beachfront cabanas to world-famous nightclubs, Miami caters to bachelorette parties from sunrise to well-after sunset. But don’t think sunning and sipping are the only activities that can keep your ladies entertained. Enjoy a celebratory meal at an award-winning restaurant before making your group blush with tickets to a male dance performance, or go against the typical bachelorette agenda by renting a boat for an adventure-filled afternoon and evening at sea. Miami is also home to a variety of iconic shopping destinations, including Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive and the Design District, perfect for bridesmaids looking to bond over some retail therapy.
Where to stay:
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami: This oceanfront oasis is ideal for bride tribes looking for luxury accommodations just minutes from downtown Miami and South Beach.
The Miami Beach EDITION: There’s a nightclub, bowling alley and year-round ice skating rink right on site. Need we say more?
JW Marriott Marquis Miami: Discover the sophistication of Biscayne Boulevard and Bayfront views while staying in the center of the city.
Looking for a more casual city to celebrate in? Find a new song and dance in Music City when you trade in your high heels and dresses for cowgirl boots and matching tank tops. In addition to the city’s renowned country music museums and performance venues, Nashville is known for its pedal taverns and party barges for rent. Upgrade your bachelorette party by planning a private bar crawl on wheels while stopping at the popular honky-tonks along Broadway. For a more low-key girls’ getaway in Nashville, spend a weekend dining, shopping and snapping pictures around one of the popular retail districts, boasting everything from record stores and old-fashioned candy shops to designer boutiques.
Where to stay:
Renaissance Nashville Hotel: Be a tourist while staying within walking distance of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium, or get an inside scoop on the local hangouts from the hotel’s on-site Navigator.
Autograph Collection Union Station Hotel Nashville: This historic hotel invites you to savor the best of downtown Nashville in elegant accommodations designed with music lovers in mind.
Courtyard Nashville Downtown: Craving a more laid-back vibe? The best Broadway bars are just steps away from this centrally located hotel.
You don’t have to book your bachelorette party during Mardi Gras for this city to feel like celebration central. The Big Easy is a year-round escape for bridal parties looking to sip all day and celebrate all night. After all, New Orleans is one of the few cities where select bars are open 24 hours a day and consuming alcohol on sidewalks is perfectly legal (just make sure it’s in a plastic cup). But don’t think drinking is the only thing New Orleans has going for it. Ladies who prefer drinking sweet tea over frozen daiquiris can make memories while spending an afternoon shopping at the French Market, listening to live jazz on Frenchmen Street, or gathering the gang for a guided ghost tour around the city.
Where to stay:
Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel: Just as the name describes, this stylish hotel places you within steps of the New Orleans attractions you crave including the French Quarter, Jackson Square and, of course, the bars and clubs on Bourbon Street.
Moxy New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area: Also boasting unrivaled convenience, this happening hotel specializes in contemporary style and affordability, perfect for bridal parties wanting the best of both worlds.
JW Marriott New Orleans: Savor views of the city while taking a swim in the saltwater pool, then get ready for a night on Bourbon Street with a meal from the on-site steakhouse, Fogo de Chao.
PALM SPRINGS/PALM DESERT
Looking for a more relaxed setting to celebrate the end of your singlehood? With year-round sunshine, sweeping mountain views, endless art exposure and award-winning spas, there’s a reason the Coachella Valley has bachelorette parties flocking to Southern California. Palm Springs and Palm Desert are neighboring playgrounds for ladies looking to make memories while reconnecting with nature – whether that’s horseback riding in the canyons or lounging on a giant floaty in the pool. Of course, if you do want to feel like you’re in Vegas for a night, the Low Desert is home to a variety of casinos and nightclubs.
Where to stay:
Autograph Collection Triada Palm Springs: Retreat to Hollywood nostalgia and glamorous accommodations in the Movie Colony District of downtown Palm Springs.
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel: Home to one of the largest pools in the area, this elegant resort is great for a weekend of sunning next to the San Jacinto Mountains or exploring popular nearby destinations such as the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa: Miniature golf, Flamingo Island, a full-service spa and 21-and-up nightclub are just a few of the ways to stay entertained all weekend without ever leaving the resort.
Sometimes it takes leaving the states to escape the stress of wedding planning. Prepare for a bachelorette party filled with fun in the sun on the stunning white-sand beaches of Cancun. Whether you’re traveling with a group of adventurers looking to spend their days snorkeling, jet skiing and parasailing, or loungers wanting to relax poolside with a margarita in hand, Cancun’s world-class resorts can accommodate it all. When the sun goes down, girlfriends can head to one of Cancun’s renowned “super clubs,” where the majority of venues simply charge an entry fee for access to an open bar all night long.
Where to stay:
Marriott Cancun Resort: Retreat to tropical tranquility while enjoying easy access to Kukulcan Plaza, Luxury Avenue, La Isla Shopping Village and Coco Bongo.
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa: From the adult-only pool to the private cabanas, this resort makes it easy for bridesmaids to bond by the beach.
The Ritz-Carlton Cancun: Nine restaurants and bars, boutiques, a Mayan-inspired spa, tennis center and art gallery make this luxurious retreat the ideal escape for groups looking to stay put at the resort from sunrise to sunset.