Planning a wedding can feel like a full-time job at times, so the bachelorette weekend should be a stress-free, epic getaway to get you hyped for the big day. Summer is the perfect time to pack your bags and hit the road with your best girls! We’ve lined up five amazing destinations for squads across the country, unique in what they offer and at their best in the summer heat!
A beyond easy ferry ride from Cape Cod, this is where the rich and famous ‘summer’ (it’s a verb), but you and your best girls can too! The compact, cobblestone and sand covered island is at its peak in the summer months, always feeling quaint and forever picturesque. Grab a delicious seafood brunch at CRU, right on the water. Then you can spend the day either shopping on Main Street or at Dionis, one of the many white, sandy beaches. No girl’s weekend is complete without a night of dancing, and for that, we recommend Chicken Box: a completely unpretentious roadhouse complete with live music that is contractually danceable! Pack your most glamorous, floppy sun hat and shades and let Nantucket do the rest!
This city is stunning, low-key and full of historical Southern charm. Added bonus: you can drink openly in public. Choose a place to stay that is centrally located in the historic downtown, such as The Gastonian, as it will make getting around a breeze. If you’re trying to avoid the touristy pub scene, grab a password from the hotel or a local and visit Mata Hari’s Speakeasy pub for some great ambiance, live music and absinthe cocktails! Of course, your squad will probably be in need of some comfort food at some point, and Savannah is not in short supply. After visiting Mrs. Wilkie’s Dining Room for fried chicken, grits, and mac and cheese, don’t feel pressure to plan the day! Savannah is a very walkable city, just make yourselves some cocktails to-go and admire the beautiful architecture and sights and sounds!
Definitely a bit off the beaten path, but only a 2.5 hour drive from Chicago, Galena is a scenic small-town overlooking the Galena River, perfect if you and your bridal party are hoping for some R & R. The weather is ideal from May-June, with the humidity picking up in late July. Take a tour of a winery, go horseback riding, or relax at the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, where they offer exclusive bachelorette packages with massages, facials, lunch and of course, champagne. Just getting out of the bustle of real life and wedding planning and experiencing the quiet stillness of this tiny town makes a trip so worth it. The views from the rolling hills of forest while you’re pampered will help each of you feel refreshed and ready to dive back to wedding planning!
If each of you have passports, can fit in a car, and love adventure, then pack your hiking shoes and head to Banff! Only a four-hour drive from Seattle, this town is located in the middle of the Canadian Rockies and can only be described as jaw-dropping. You can have your pick of hikes: Grassi Lakes in Canmore, Emerald Lake, Tunnel Mountain Trail or go canoeing in Lake Louise or Bow Valley River. This entire trip will be packed with perfect Instagram photo-ops, and really, what more can you ask for of a bachelorette party? Finish off the trip with a session at the Banff Upper Hot Springs and some beers at one of the many local breweries.
This desert town is hip and perfect for the ultra-chic bride and her crew to escape to. Palm Springs is forever sunny, and iconic, which makes for the perfect summer trip. Grab a villa for the gang at the Avalon Palm Springs, and for drinks, make your way to “Bar,” a relaxed spot with a backyard vibe and tasty hipster cocktails. One of the draws of Palm Springs is the vast array of vintage, consignment and estate sale shopping there is to be done. The prices and amazing pieces (ranging from YSL to Barney’s) are not to be missed, you may even find some great wedding accessories you didn’t know you needed!
Style Me Pretty Contributor – Goli Parvinian is a bridal enthusiast and masters student living in Melbourne, Australia. Over the past few years, she has worked for bridal brands in her hometown of Chicago, New Zealand and New York City. You can typically find her in a cafe, face-timing her nieces or out on a long run.
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