If you’ve ever had the lovely task of planning a wedding, you know it’s an event that can bring on stress by the truckloads. This is why anyone in charge of throwing a bachelor or bachelorette party has their work cut out for them. A great party has many moving parts, including finding an affordable place to stay. But with enough planning, the memorable time spent together in honor of tying the knot can be both fun and a stress reliever all at once.
Home of the famed SXSW music festival, which unites wild west sophistication, music, and technology, Austin has plenty of bachelor and bachelorette party fun whether you’re indoorsy or outdoorsy. Its famed Barton Springs natural pool is just one option for the outdoor set, alongside paths for hiking and biking trails and nearby Mount Bonnell. In town, there is a bounty of places to eat and drink, including a bar made entirely of shipping crates. If you need some shopping, South Congress Avenue has got you covered, including costumes if you need them. If dancing is your pleasure, Austin has that in the bag as well, and it even offers a party barge.
Favorite local spots in Austin: Start your day off right with a cup off something caffeinated from Try Hard Coffee Roasters. Go out for an elegant dinner with your group at Roaring Fork. Hit the dance floor and tear it up at Lit Lounge; they specialize in bottle service. Get your last call in at The Roosevelt Room.
Where to Stay in Austin
Base your festivities out of Hyde Park and be surrounded by nightlife and great restaurants. Look for deals on beautiful homes in this area. Plan to stay in the North Loop neighborhood, Austin’s up-and-coming scene. This neighborhood has a ton of live music for your trip. If you’re planning on bringing your four-legged friend with you for the pre-wedding shenanigans, check out this article for more information on where to stay in Austin with your pooch.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Don’t call it the “Vegas of the East” just yet. True, Atlantic City boasts a trove of activities that set it apart, starting with its casinos, where there is a chance to do some high rolling, take in a show, shop, or dine. The local casinos and hotels also offer up plenty of spas. But Atlantic City, which sits along several miles of beachfront, has managed to take it up a notch with a four-mile-long boardwalk to give you those ocean views. Speaking of ocean views, if you’re a dolphin fan, you can enjoy both the ocean and the animals aboard a boat on a dolphin tour. For the crew looking to go out and do some clubbing, Atlantic City offers up a variety of options, including themes and music from bygone eras such as the 70s or 80s, and bottle service. Meanwhile, anyone looking to get in some culture while partying can check out a show at the Atlantic City Ballet.
Favorite local spots in Atlantic City: Get a cup of coffee at Beat The Daily Grind café. Enjoy a tasty plate of pasta with your group at the premier Italian joint in the city, Chef Vola’s. Cut a rug to some tunes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s at Boogie Nights. And Wet Willie’s has got you covered for last call.
Where to Stay in Atlantic City
Find your party headquarters in the Chelsea neighborhood. Stay close to the Italian food in Ducktown. Look for great deals on ramblers in Ducktown. You can also look for a townhouse in the Marina District, but we’d suggest a house, so you don’t wake your neighbors.
Bean town prides itself in being one of the oldest cities in the 50 states, and it seamlessly blends history with bachelorette party fun. Home to the Red Sox and the bar from the 80s sitcom ‘Cheers,’ Boston is a great place to party. For the fitness set, Boston’s Freedom Trail is 2.5 miles long and stops at 16 sites, with plenty of places to eat and drink along the way. Want to relive your college glory days? Across the river in Cambridge, you’ll find Harvard, and more importantly, Harvard Square, where you can party down with coeds. Not feeling the frat route? Not to worry. There are several male revue shows and a booze cruise. Boston is also the proud home to the Donkey Show, a famed retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Headed to Bean Town on a budget? We’ve got you covered with affordable rentals.
Favorite local spots in Boston: Get your caffeine fix at Thinking Cup. Go French for dinner and try No. 9 Park; they’ve even got cocktail classes. Put on your dancing shoes and hit Good Life. Finally, grab a classic cocktail in a beautiful spot at Roxanne’s.
Where to Stay in Boston
Grab a spot in the heart of the historic downtown and stay in Charlestown. If you’re looking to save some money on your rental, look to Chelsea, a city just three miles outside of Boston and very inexpensive.
Partying and Milwaukee might not spring to mind as things that go hand in hand, but bear with us because this one’s a bachelor or bachelorette party don’t miss. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is famous for brew culture and is ready to bring on the fun, whether your party takes a pontoon boat tour or hops aboard a 16-person pedal bike tavern. A walkable community through and through, Milwaukee offers tours of the city and its food culture, as you stroll by Old World Third Street, Brady Street, the Historic Third Ward, and the Village of Wauwatosa. If walking isn’t your thing, you can also try the Historic Bar Tour, a bus ride that takes you to several local bars that date to the pre-prohibition era. And while we are speaking of tours, Milwaukee even has food tours, including a pizza tour and tacos and tequila tour.
Favorite local spots in Milwaukee: GetGet your first cup of coffee to start the day at Third Ward. Plan to have dinner at the premier Brazilian steakhouse, Rodizio Grill. Hit the dance floor at Mad Planet. And to finish the night off, enjoy a scrumptious cocktail at Byant’s Cocktail Lounge.
Where to Stay in Milwaukee
Stay close to Lakefront Brewery in the Lower East Side. Look for great deals on homes in this area. Find a gorgeous home for you and the party-goers in Yankee Hill, right on the northernmost part of downtown. You still be right in the middle of all the action, though. This area has got a ton of great restaurants and bars for you to enjoy.
Start Planning Your Party Today!
There you have it; 4 great cities for you to choose from and start planning your bachelor or bachelorette party. Ready to start the process of planning the perfect pre-wedding party? Get over to VacationRenter today to get the ball rolling!