Planning a destination bachelorette for your BFF, but have no idea where you’re destined to go? Are you stuck deciding between bronzing on the beach, strolling Southern streets, or living it up in the big city? If you feel yourself nodding along, then you’ve come to the perfect place. We here at Modern MOH teamed up with some seriously boss blogger babes across the country to bring you a detailed guide to bachelorette bashin’ in 18 different U.S. cities- north, south, east, west, and everything in between. Our local sources have provided their top picks on where to stay, play, eat and drink in these cities they call home (we’ve even asked them to provide the most IG worthy photo spots #nofilter). The only thing that could go wrong? You may just want to visit every single city on this list (we know we do!) Without further ado, here are our top 18 bachelorette party destinations in order from A-Z.
1. Asheville, North Carolina
Brooke Williams- @brooklync82 // thetonytownie.com
Top hotel(s): Depending on the vibe you want, I suggest Grove Park Inn, The Windsor Hotel, or the Grand Bohemian in Biltmore Village. Look into the brand new Foundry Hotel downtown.
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Close to downtown/Montford or West Asheville to be around downtown/breweries; south Asheville for more of a mountain vibe. Also HIGHLY recommend booking at 45 Asheland Avenue; I stayed there and it’s perfection (more of a condo-tel)
Brunch: The Edison at Grove Park, Sunny Point Cafe (west AVL), or Capella on 9 (rooftop bar/restaurant downtown)
Lunch/Small plates: Corner Kitchen (Biltmore Village) or Curate (downtown)
Fancy dinner: Red Stag Grill or Rezaz (Biltmore Village) or Rhubarb (downtown)
Casual dinner: Mountain Madre, Chai Pani, or Asheville Pizza Co (downtown)
Best cocktails: Sovereign Remedies, Hemingway’s Cuba, MG Road, Antidote (all downtown)
Best breweries: Sierra Nevada, Wicked Weed, Hillman Beer, Highland, Green Man
Best dive bar: Green Man (the smaller original location), DeSoto Lounge (west AVL)
Best club/bar for dancing: Maybe Ben’s Tune Up (not really a great dancing club here in AVL)
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Biltmore, Sierra Nevada, Grove Park Inn, La Zoom tour
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Haywood Road in west AVL has tons of fun wall art and murals, including the famous Dolly Parton mural on the corner of Haywood and Mildred Ave. Biltmore also has tons of beautiful photo ops!
History, outdoor adventures, and breweries are the big things about visiting Asheville. How much you can do on one trip depends on how many days you spend here. I recommend a long weekend to (try to) do it all. Explore downtown and do the South Slope DIY walking brewery tour (details HERE), squeeze in a La Zoom bus tour, and try some good restaurants. Visiting Biltmore and Grove Park Inn are like taking luxe little journeys through time, both incredibly beautiful and steeped in history. A trip out to Sierra Nevada is a must! Great beer, great local/craft food, live music on Saturdays and Sundays, huge outdoor area with games, fire pit, and rocking chairs. You can also book outdoor adventures like river tubing (with coolers) and zip lining. The River Arts District is a great place for crafters, makers, and creatives — lots of galleries plus the Wedge Brewery, District Wine Bar, and good food options.
2. Austin, Texas
Shayda Torabi- @withshayda // withshayda.com
Top hotel(s): The W, East Austin Hotel, The JW Marriott
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: East Austin, Rainey St., South Congress
Brunch: Banger’s, Holy Roller, Wu Chow
Lunch/Small plates: Odd Duck, Fresa’s, Swift’s Attic
Fancy dinner: ATX Cocina, Sway Thai, Comedor
Casual dinner: Elizabeth Street Cafe
Best cocktails: The Roosevelt Room, Garage Bar
Best dive bar: Whisler’s, Nickel City
Best club/bar for dancing: The White Horse, Barbarella, Broken Spoke
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Swim at Barton Springs, bar hop on Rainey St, tour the Texas Capitol, Kayaking or SUP Lady Bird Lake
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Greetings from Austin sign on S. 1st, hike Mount Bonnell, Zilker Park
Here’s a google city map I put together for Austin
3. Boston, Massachusetts
Sarah Becker- @sarahkbecker // sarahslovelist.com
Top hotel(s): Fairmont Copley Plaza
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Back Bay or Seaport
Brunch: Citrus and Salt
Lunch/Small plates: Quincy Market
Fancy dinner: Ocean Prime
Casual dinner: La Familia Giorgio’s
Best cocktails: Envoy in Seaport
Best dive bar: Bell In Hand Tavern (oldest bar in the country)
Best club/bar for dancing: The Grand in Seaport
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Copley Square- go in the Boston Public Library (it’s gorgeous). Shop on Newbury street. Walk through the public garden.
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Go to The Lawn on D in Seaport for drinks and cute instas in the swings!
Have dinner or a cannoli in the North End- the little Italy of Boston. Go out in Seaport. Go on a harbor cruise!!! (They have brunch/ lunch/ and dinner cruises) Kayak on the Charles river!
4. Charleston, South Carolina
Anabelle Barnett- @anabellekbarnett // anabellekristine.com
Top hotel(s): Hotel Bennett, The Belmond, or The Grand Bohemian
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Anywhere downtown near King Street
Brunch: Toast or Miller’s All Day
Lunch/Small plates: Saltwater Cowboys, Husk, Goat Sheep Cow
Fancy dinner: Peninsula Grill, Halls Chophouse
Casual dinner: Mex1, Vendue Range Rooftop
Best cocktails: Bourbon and Bubbles, Rarebit (the best Moscow mules!)
Best dive bar: Uptown Social, Prohibition
Best club/bar for dancing: Trio, Deco, Commodore
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Rainbow Row
Best place to take a group photo/any Instagrammable spots: The houses on Trade Street, Rainbow Row, Pineapple fountain
I have a blog post here sharing more Charleston spots
5. Chicago, Illinois
Christine- @thechicagogoodlife // thechicagogoodlife.com
Top hotel(s): The Hoxton, Viceroy Chicago, The Robey
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: River North/ Gold Coast/ Lakeview
Brunch: Fremont, Beatrix, Somerset (inside of Viceroy hotel), The Robey, Gather, Stax Cafe
Lunch/Small plates: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, Little Goat, Big Star
Fancy dinner: Bavette’s, Siena Tavern, Aba, Cabra (inside The Hoxton)
Casual dinner: 90 Miles (great for large groups and BYO), The Purple Pig, Park & Field
Best cocktails: Noyane, Apogee
Best dive bar: Lots of dives bars up and down Hubbard Street or Division Street, Howl at the Moon
Best club/bar for dancing: SUB 51, Underground
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Millennium Park, Lincoln Park, architecture tours, water taxi, Wrigleyville
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Cindy’s, The Hoxton Hotel, Punch Bowl Social, The Robey, City Winery at the Riverwalk
6. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jillian Buleha- @jillybeaaann // fabulouslyfloridian.com
Top hotel(s): The Dalmar, W Fort Lauderdale
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Rio Vista, Coral Ridge
Brunch: Steak 954, The Foxy Brown, Milk Money Bar & Kitchen
Lunch/Small plates: JB&C Juice Bar, Bar Rita, The Poke House, Doc B’s, Myapapaya
Fancy dinner: Shooters, ETARU Las Olas, Terra Mare, Lobster Bar Sea Grille
Casual dinner: Phat Boy Sushi, TacoCraft, Brown Dog Eatery, Park & Ocean
Best cocktails: The Dalmar, The Wilder
Best dive bar: Glitch Bar, 4:30 Boardroom Bar
Best club/bar for dancing: Rhythm & Vine
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Lauderdale Beach
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: The Dalmar, F.A.T. Village Arts District, Eucalyptus Gardens, Breakers Ave
Take a boat ride through the inter coastal!
7. Key West, Florida
Key West Foodies- @keywestfoodies
Top hotel(s): The Marker or The Perry Hotel
Best area/neighborhood to rent an Air BnB: 800 Block of Duval or anywhere in the Old Town area
Brunch: Azur, Oceans Edge, Hot Tin Roof (Sunday only)
Lunch: Amigos, Bien, Salute!
Small plates: Santiago’s
Fancy dinner: Latitudes, Ambrosia, Antonia’s
Casual dinner: Blue Heaven, Origami Sushi Bar
Best ice cream: Flamingo Crossing
Best donuts/coffee: Glazed
Best key lime pie: Blue Heaven or Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe
Best happy hour: Alonzo’s Oyster Bar and Conch Republic Seafood Company
Best late night food: Mr. Z’s
Best Cuban sandwich: Kim’s Kuban or Cuban Coffee Queen
Best dessert: Better Than Sex
Best cocktails: General Horseplay
Best dive bar: Green Parrot
Best club/bar for dancing: Rick’s
Top attraction(s): Sunset at Mallory Square, a drag show at Aqua, or a sunset cruise on the Fury Water Adventures
Must see(s): Southernmost Point, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Southernmost Point and the wall outside of Cuban Coffee Queen on Margaret Street
8. Las Vegas, Nevada
Margareth Martin- @whensheroams // whensheroams.com
Top hotel: Wynn
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Downtown Las Vegas (close to a lot of attractions)
Brunch: Bardot Brasserie
Lunch/Small plates: Firefly
Fancy dinner: Mon Ami Gabi (French) and Yellowtail (Japanese). Both restaurants overlook the Bellagio fountains
Casual dinner: Esther’s Kitchen
Best cocktails: Velveteen Rabbit, The Chandelier
Best dive bar: Atomic Liquors
Best club/bar for dancing: Encore Beach Club
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Bellagio Water Show, Seven Magic Mountains, Neon Museum, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Fremont Street
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Seven Magic Mountains, Downtown Street Art, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
9. Miami, Florida
Taryn Walker- @misstarynwalker // misstarynwalker.com
Top hotel(s): 1 Hotel South Beach, Faena, Edition, East Hotel. A super stylish and more affordable option would be the Cadillac Hotel.
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Renting a house on the Venetian Island is always a good idea, however you can also stay other places such as South Beach, or Brickell and Downtown Miami for a more city feel. North Beach is also an option, however, it’s a bit further further from the center of it all.
Brunch: Swan, Zuma, Nikki Beach, Delano, Mandolin Bistro, Juvia, Novikov, Beaker and Gray, Kiki on the River and Seaspice are great for more of a party brunch.
Lunch/Small plates: Sugar Rooftop, Cibo, Upland, Yardbird, Lokal Burgers and Beer, Mandolin Bistro, Pubbelly Sushi, Big Pink
Fancy dinner: Swan, Komodo, Baoil, Bagatelle, Seaspice (party dinners) Katsuya, KYU, Hakasan, Mr. Chow, Zuma, Prime 112, 1 Hotel Rooftop, Pao Faena
Casual dinner: Phuc Yea, Yardbird, Mandolin Bistro, Pubbelly Sushi, Upland, Big Pink, B Bistro & Bakery
Best cocktails: Sugar Rooftop, Komodo, The Anderson, Bar Bevy, Stubborn Seed, Broken Shaker, Swan
Best dive bar: Sweet Liberty, Broken Shaker, The ScapeGoat
Best club/bar for dancing: LIV, Story, Mynt, Baoli, Bagatelle, Seaspice, Sweet Liberty, Nikki Beach
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Design District, Wynwood
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Nikki Beach, Dior Cafe, Wynwood Walls
It’s important to keep in mind that many places in Miami automatically include gratuity into the bill, be sure to check your bill always to see if the gratuity has been included to prevent double tipping.
10. Napa Valley, California
Hannah Harden- @vogueinvines // vogueinvines.com
Top hotel: The Archer
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Downtown Napa or Yountville
Lunch/Small plates: Farmstead
Fancy dinner: La Calenda, Bottega, Morimoto
Casual dinner: Norman Rose
Best cocktails: Morimoto
Best dive bar: Panchas
Best club/bar for dancing: Napkins
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Wineries : Nickel & Nickel, Alpha Omega, Mumm, Chandon
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Nickel & Nickel, Wine trolley
One fun (but pricey) thing to do is to do the Blending Experience at Conn Creek. Each person gets to make their own blend of wine, bottle it, and bring it home. It runs about $99 per person but very fun.
11. Nashville, Tennessee
Emily Barrow- @musingsofglitter // musingsofglitter.blogspot.com
Top hotel: Thompson Hotel
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: 12th South
Brunch: Milk and Honey
Lunch/Small plates: Burger Up
Fancy dinner: Husk
Casual dinner: Taqueria Del Sol
Best cocktails: LA Jackson
Best dive bar: Bastion
Best club/bar for dancing: Anywhere on Broadway!
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Country Music Hall of Fame, Arrington Vineyards, Topgolf, Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, all the honky tonks on Broadway downtown
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: SO many- tons of murals in 12 South (Draper James stripes, I Believe in Nashville, Looking Pretty, etc.), the Gulch (wings, colorful walls) and East Nash, Winky Lux
12. New Orleans, Louisiana
Alessandra Madrid & Maggie Robert- @babesandbeignets // babesandbeignets.com
Top hotel(s): NOPSI Hotel, Ace Hotel, The Eliza Jane
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: CBD, Garden District, Irish Channel
Brunch: Willa Jean, Broussard’s
Lunch/Small plates: Domenica, Pythian Market
Fancy dinner: Commander’s Palace, Jack Rose
Casual dinner: Sylvain, Pêche
Best cocktails: Carousel Bar, Effervescence
Best dive bar: Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, Ms. Mae’s
Best club/bar for dancing: Anywhere on Bourbon street!
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Get yourself a map of the city, get a streetcar pass and tour the French Quarter, Bywater, The Marigny, Mid City, The Garden District & Uptown.
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: NOLA is filled with historical and ‘grammable spots
Check out our full guide to a NOLA bachelorette here
13. New York City, New York
Steffie Price- @steffieinthecity // steffieinthecity.com
Top hotel(s): Pod Hotels has several locations and are generally inexpensive. For something higher end I recommend the Sixty Hotel, which also has a few different locations.
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: SoHo
Brunch: The Smith
Lunch/Small plates: Sant Ambroeus. For small plates I recommend ilili.
Fancy dinner: Scarpetta or any Blue Ribbon location
Casual dinner: ATLA
Best cocktails: Gitano
Best dive bar: Doc Holliday’s
Best club/bar for dancing: Rose Bar, Lavo, 1OAK
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Top of the Rock, Times Square, Washington Square Park, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: I have a whole blog post on the most instagrammable spots in NYC. For group photo I would say Times Square is a classic or something scenic like Washington St in Dumbo (has a view of the Brooklyn Bridge)
You’ll save money if you buy an unlimited weekly metro card for $30. Skip the Uber’s unless it’s late, the train is faster and cheaper! Make reservations ahead of time if it’s going to be a large party of people. Dress nicely & wear heels to the club – you’ll get in easier this way. A lot of clubs turn you away simply if you’re not wearing heels, no joke! A lot of places are cash only, so bring cash. Tip the bartender generously after your first round and he should take extra good care of your party! Don’t limit yourself to just Manhattan! Explore Brooklyn too – Dumbo & Williamsburg are the best neighborhoods.
14. Palm Springs, California
Nicole Bowen- @thedarlingniki // thedarlingniki.com
Top hotel(s): Kimpton Rowan – I love it’s downtown location plus the rooftop pool is one of a kind in Palm Springs and perfect for lazy afternoons with some rosé! The Parker – Nothing says a boujie bachelorette weekend like a stay at The Parker! The rooms are super chic, the restaurants are amazing, and there is an adults only pool perfect for sunbathing and cocktails! Bonus: Their spa, The Palm Springs Yacht Club, is an ideal spot for a pampering afternoon.
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Raquel Club offers some of the most iconic Palm Springs mid Century modern homes ,while Movie Colony is more of an eclectic mix of gated estates, Spanish style villas, and chic amid Centuries that are walking or biking distance from restaurants and bars.
Brunch: Cheeky’s (be prepared for a wait), Farm (my personal favorite) and Wilma & Frieda are all great options!
Lunch/Small plates: Juniper Table at The Rowan, King’s Highway at The Ace
Fancy dinner: 4 Saints at The Rowan, Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Birba, Mr. Lyon’s, Sandfish
Casual dinner: El Jefe at The Saguaro, Las Casuelas, Rooster & The Pig
Best cocktails: Bootlegger Tiki, Truss & Twine, High Bar, Seymour’s, Del Rey
Best dive bar: Village Pub, Peabody’s on Friday or Saturday night for Karaoke, Blackbook on Arenas, Shamrock’s
Best club/bar for dancing: Hunter’s is a gay club but so fun for dancing!
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Moorten Botanical Garden, Canadian Dinosaurs, Joshua Tree National Park
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: The Windmill farm, Cabazon Dinosaurs, the breeze block wall at The Parker, Moorten Botanical Garden, the pool at Villa Royale (must be a guest)
This is my guide to Palm Springs for more ideas as well! Also, here are some photographers that are local and shoot bachelorettes: @briannabroyles, @mvrcemvrc, @bellacreativeps, @ashleylapradephotography
15. Portland, Oregon
Laura Hall- @xoxolovelaura // xoxolovelaura.com
Top hotel(s): The Ace Hotel looks super fun and I’ve heard great things about it (I’ve never stayed there, but I’ve heard good things from other people). We stayed at the Sentinel Hotel the night before my wedding and LOVED it!
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Pearl District- close to everything and a nice part of Portland.
Brunch: Bijou Cafe, Mother’s Bistro, Pips Doughnuts, Voodoo Donuts
Lunch/Small plates: Por Que No, Cheese and Crack
Fancy dinner: Portland City Grill- they also have an amazing happy hour!!
Casual dinner: Breweries: Deschutes Brewing, 10 Barrel Brewing; Burgers: Tilt; Wings: Fire on the Mountain; Pizza: Apizza Scholls
Best cocktails: Teardrop Lounge
Best dive bar: Low Brow Lounge, Ground Kontrol (barcade)
Best club/bar for dancing: Ponderosa Lounge & Grille (country line dancing), The Barrel Room (dueling pianos)
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Saturday Mark, International Rose Test Garden, Powell’s Books, Hiking (Mt. Tabor, Forest Park up to Pittock Mansion, or if you’re willing to drive around 30-45 minutes, go hike Multnomah Falls!)
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: There’s so many fun murals and places to take pictures! I wrote a blog post with my favorite. Since then I’ve found a couple more: If you walk across the Burnside Bridge, you can get the iconic Portland White Stag sign in the background, but it might be hard to get a good group photo. Another option is the Portland sign outside of the Schnitzer Concert Hall. Check out my Instagram for photos of both!
16. San Francisco, California
Kendall Chase- @chasingkendall // chasingkendall.com
Top hotel(s): The Proper (although Virgin just opened a new hotel and I heard it’s amazing, just haven’t been in person yet)
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Hayes Valley
Lunch/Small plates: Starbelly, Coquetta
Fancy dinner: Rich Table, Che Fico, Lolinda, Leo’s Oyster Bar, Wayfare Tavern
Casual dinner: Flores, or even more casual Puerto Allegre (great pitchers of margaritas)
Best cocktails: Charmaine’s (rooftop bar), Pacific Cocktail Haven, Beretta (also a great restaurant), Bourbon and Branch (speakeasy)
Best dive bar: Zeitgeist or Teeth
Best club/bar for dancing: Bars in the Marina District
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Park day at Dolores Park (pick up sandwiches from Rheas, pizza from Pizzeria Delfina or snacks from BiRite Market and have a picnic), Sutro Baths/Lands End, Baker Beach (if sunny, great views of the GG bridge). Conservatory of Flowers.
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Across the GG bridge to the right there’s a view point and to the left is even better if you drive up the hill a little, top of Twin Peaks has great city skyline, Leo’s Oyster Bar has the most instagrammable interior but not great for group photo.
17. Savannah, Georgia
Megan Fowler- @beingmrsfowler // beingmrsfowler.com
Top hotel(s): The Alida or Perry Lane
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Ardsley Park
Brunch: Collins Quarter
Lunch/Small plates: Flying Monk, Zunzi’s, Mrs. Wilkes, Jazz’d Tapas
Fancy dinner: The Pink House or Elizabeth’s on 37th
Casual dinner: Green Truck Pub, The Grove, or Treylor Park
Best cocktails: Jen’s and Friends
Best dive bar: Poor Larry’s
Best club/bar for dancing: 51 Degrees
*There are AMAZING rooftop bars at The Cotton Sail, The Bohemian, The Alida, and Perry Lane
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): Shopping on Broughton Street, Trolley Tour, Haunted Pub Crawl
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Forsyth Park Fountain, anywhere on Riverstreet, tons of murals scattered throughout the city, any of the squares, Waving Girl Statue on River Street
While River Street is fun and there is a lot to do, all of the locals hang out in City Market. There is often live music playing and a ton of great bars in that area. Kendra Scott on Broughton will do Color Bar parties for bachelorettes and they will provide champagne. Something fun to do during the day would be Savannah Slow Ride. It is a GIANT bicycle type ride that plays music and you can drink. Savannah is also very close to Tybee Island so the beach is another great option. Other great restaurants include: The Grey, Husk, The Vault, Kayak Cafe, Soho South Cafe, Rise, Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn, Better Than Sex Dessert Bar, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, The Lady and Sons, and so many more! Savannah has risen to a “foodie” destination in the last few years.
18. Scottsdale, Arizona
Cynthia Sassi- @cynthiasassi (@fabulousarizona) // fabulousarizona.com
Top hotel: W Scottsdale (right in the heart of everything fun in Old Town)
Best area/neighborhood to rent an AirBnB: Old Town Scottsdale (walking distance to restaurants, bars, pools, etc.)
Brunch: Farm & Craft (fun, Instagram-worthy cocktails)
Lunch/Small plates: The Herb Box
Fancy dinner: Ocean 44
Casual dinner: Hand Cut Chophouse
Best cocktails: Second Story Liquor Bar
Best dive bar: Pattie’s
Best club/bar for dancing: Riot House
Top attraction(s)/Must-see(s): For a bachelorette party specifically, I say pool time at the W Hotel and Hotel Valley Ho, hiking (if not too hungover, lol), walking Old Town Scottsdale – the Waterfront and the Arts District
Best place to take a group photo/Instagrammable spots: Hotel Valley Ho (they have a really cute “It’s always sunny in Scottsdale” mural)
Now that you’ve decided where to go, the real planning can begin. We recommend starting with your bachelorette survival kits, aka “oh shit kits”.