The 18 Best Bachelorette Party Destinations in the U.S.

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Are you planning a 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 to bring you a detailed guide to the best bachelorette party destinations in the U.S. (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 the 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!)

Popular Bachelorette Party Destinations

1. Austin, Texas

Our Austin Expert: Shayda Torabi // @withshayda & withshayda.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: The W, East Austin Hotel, The JW Marriott
Best area/neighborhoods to rent a house: East Austin, Rainey St., South Congress 

Where to Eat

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 

Where to Drink 

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

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: 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

Additional Tips & Advice

Here’s a google city map I put together for Austin

2. Charleston, South Carolina

Our Charleston Expert: Anabelle Barnett // @anabellekbarnett

Where to Stay

Top hotels: Hotel Bennett, The Restoration, Hotel Emeline, The Dewberry 
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: Downtown near King Street or on one of the islands (Sullivans, IOP, or Folly!) The Inns is also a great rental option for groups! 

Where to Eat

Brunch: Pages Okra, Mill Street Tavern, or Millers All Day 
Lunch/Small plates: Saltwater Cowboys, Home Team Barbecue, Co-Op on Sullivans Island
Fancy dinner: Halls Chophouse, High Cotton
Casual dinner: 167 Raw, Tavern and Table, Little Jacks Tavern, Coastal Crust

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: Vintage, Bourbon and Bubbles, Frannie and the Fox, Camellias at Hotel Bennett, Citrus Club
Best dive bar: Henrys, Blind Tiger 
Best club/bar for dancing: Uptown Social, Trio, Ink

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Rainbow Row, Shem Creek
Best place to take a group photo/any Instagrammable spots: The Battery, Rainbow Row, any rooftop (Hotel Bennett and Uptown Social are two faves)

3. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Our Fort Lauderdale Expert: Jillian Buleha // @jillybeaaann & fabulouslyfloridian.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: The Dalmar, W Fort Lauderdale, Kimpton the Goodland Hotel, The Four Seasons 
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: Rio Vista, Coral Ridge 

Where to Eat

Brunch: Burlock Coast, YOT Bar + Kitchen, Shooters Waterfront, Java & Jam, Milk Money Bar & Kitchen 
Lunch/Small plates: Pura Vida, Lona Cocina Tequiliria, Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery, JB&C Juice Bar, Bar Rita, The Poke House, Doc B’s
Fancy dinner: Ya Mas!, Boatyard, Chima, Del Friscos Grill, TAKATO, Heritage, Dune, Shooters, Lobster Bar Sea Grille
Casual dinner: Phat Boy Sushi, TacoCraft, Brown Dog Eatery, Park & Ocean

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: The Dalmar, The Wilder, The Sparrow Rooftop, Rivertail, Rooftop @1WLO, Bar Rita, Roccos Tacos, Here and Now, Bodega
Best dive bar: Glitch Bar, 4:30 Boardroom Bar 
Best club/bar for dancing: Rhythm & Vine, The Hub, The Wharf

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Las Olas, Lauderdale Beach
Best place to take a group photo/any Instagrammable spots: The Dalmar, F.A.T. Village Arts District, Eucalyptus Gardens, Breakers Ave

Additional Tips & Advice

Take a boat ride through the intercoastal! And visit The Wonder Shop!

4. Nashville, Tennessee

Our Nashville Expert: Emily Barrow // @musingsofglitter

Where to Stay

Top hotels: Thompson Hotel 
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: 12th South 

Where to Eat

Brunch: Milk and Honey
Lunch/Small plates: Burger Up
Fancy dinner: Husk
Casual dinner: Taqueria Del Sol

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: LA Jackson
Best dive bar: Bastion
Best club/bar for dancing: Anywhere on Broadway!

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: 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/any 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

5. New Orleans, Louisiana

Our New Orleans Experts: Alessandra Madrid & Maggie Robert // @wearebabesxo & babesxo.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: NOPSI Hotel, The Chloe, Moxy Hotel, The Eliza Jane 
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: CBD, Garden District, Uptown  

Where to Eat

Brunch: Willa Jean, Broussard’s, Justine
Lunch/Small plates: Domenica, Birdy’s, Curio
Fancy dinner: Commander’s Palace, Jack Rose, Couvant
Casual dinner: Sylvain, Pêche, Bijou

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: Carousel Bar, Effervescence, Cure, Bar Marilou
Best dive bar: Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, Ms. Mae’s, Hi Ho Lounge
Best club/bar for dancing: Anywhere on Bourbon street!

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: 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/any Instagrammable spots: NOLA is filled with historical and ‘grammable spots!

Additional Tips & Advice

Check out our full guide to a NOLA bachelorette here

6. Savannah, Georgia

Our Savannah Expert: Megan Fowler // @beingmrsfowler & beingmrsfowler.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: The Alida or Perry Lane
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: Ardsley Park  

Where to Eat

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

Where to Drink 

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

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Shopping on Broughton Street, Trolley Tour, Haunted Pub Crawl
Best place to take a group photo/any 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

Additional Tips & Advice

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.

7. Scottsdale, Arizona

Our Scottsdale Expert: Cynthia Sassi // @cynthiasassi & fabulousarizona.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: W Scottsdale (right in the heart of everything fun in Old Town). Senna House – boutique hotel right in the heart of Old Town. The Canopy Scottsdale – right in Old Town as well, can be a little more affordable than W.
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: Old Town Scottsdale (walking distance to restaurants, bars, pools, etc.)  

Where to Eat

Brunch: Farm & Craft (fun, Instagram-worthy cocktails), Francine
Lunch/Small plates: The Herb Box
Fancy dinner: Ocean 44, Francine, Maple & Ash
Casual dinner: Hand Cut Chophouse, Olive & Ivy
Fun dinner: Mama Por Dios (this is quite a show. They are a restaurant from Hollywood, very over the top)

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: Second Story Liquor Bar, Outrider Rooftop Bar at The Canopy Scottsdale Hotel (great view!)
Best dive bar: Pattie’s
Best club/bar for dancing: Riot House

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: 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/any Instagrammable spots: Hotel Valley Ho (they have a really cute “It’s always sunny in Scottsdale” mural)

Additional Tips & Advice

Do a wine tasting at Merkin Wine Bar in Old Town

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8. Chicago, Illinois

Our Chicago Expert: Christine // @thechicagogoodlife & thechicagogoodlife.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: The Hoxton, Viceroy Chicago, The Robey
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: River North, Gold Coast, Lakeview

Where to Eat

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

Where to Drink 

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 

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Millennium Park, Lincoln Park, architecture tours, water taxi, Wrigleyville 
Best place to take a group photo/any Instagrammable spots: Cindy’s, The Hoxton Hotel, Punch Bowl Social, The Robey, City Winery at the Riverwalk 

9. Las Vegas, Nevada

Our Las Vegas Expert: Margareth Martin // @whensheroams & whensheroams.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: Wynn
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: Downtown Las Vegas (close to a lot of attractions)

Where to Eat

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

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: Velveteen Rabbit, The Chandelier
Best dive bar: Atomic Liquors
Best club/bar for dancing: Encore Beach Club

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Bellagio Water Show, Seven Magic Mountains, Neon Museum, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Fremont Street
Best place to take a group photo/any Instagrammable spots: Seven Magic Mountains, Downtown Street Art, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

10. Miami, Florida

Our Miami Expert: Taryn Walker // @misstarynwalker & misstarynwalker.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: 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 a house: Renting a house on the Venetian Island is always a good idea, however, you can also stay in 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 from the center of it all. 

Where to Eat

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

Where to Drink 

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

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Design District, Wynwood
Best place to take a group photo/any Instagrammable spots: Nikki Beach, Dior Cafe, Wynwood Walls

Additional Tips & Advice

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.

11. New York City, New York

Our New York City Expert: Steffie Price // @steffieinthecity & steffieinthecity.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: 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 a house: SoHo

Where to Eat

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

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: Gitano
Best dive bar: Doc Holliday’s 
Best club/bar for dancing: Rose Bar, Lavo, 1OAK

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Top of the Rock, Times Square, Washington Square Park, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park 
Best place to take a group photo/any 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)

Additional Tips & Advice

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. 

12. San Francisco, California

Our San Francisco Expert: Kendall Chase // @chasingkendall & chasingkendall.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: 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 a house: Hayes Valley

Where to Eat

Brunch: Zazie 
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)

Where to Drink 

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

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: 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/any Instagrammable spots: Across the GG bridge to the right there’s a viewpoint and to the left is even better if you drive up the hill a little, top of Twin Peaks has a great city skyline, Leo’s Oyster Bar has the most instagrammable interior but not great for a group photo.

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13. Asheville, North Carolina

Our Asheville Expert: Brooke Williams // @brooklync82 & thetonytownie.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: Grove Park Inn, The Windsor Hotel, or the Grand Bohemian in Biltmore Village. Foundry Hotel (downtown). Kimpton Hotel Arras and Cambria
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: 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)

Where to Eat

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), Benne on Eagle
Fancy dinner: Red Stag Grill or Rhubarb (downtown), Cultura
Casual dinner: Mountain Madre, Chai Pani, or Asheville Pizza Co (downtown), Limones, Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: Sovereign Remedies, Hemingway’s Cuba, 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)

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Biltmore, Sierra Nevada, Grove Park Inn, La Zoom tour
Best place to take a group photo/any 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!

Additional Tips & Advice

History, outdoor adventures, and breweries are the big things about visiting Asheville. 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.

14. Boston, Massachusetts

Our Boston Expert: Sarah Bross // @sarahkbross

Where to Stay

Top hotels: Fairmont Copley Plaza 
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: Back Bay or Seaport

Where to Eat

Brunch: Citrus and Salt
Lunch/Small plates: Quincy Market
Fancy dinner: Ocean Prime 
Casual dinner: La Familia Giorgio’s 

Where to Drink 

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

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: 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/any Instagrammable spots: Go to The Lawn on D in Seaport for drinks and cute instas in the swings!

Additional Tips & Advice

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!

15. Key West, Florida

Our Key West Expert: Key West Foodies // @keywestfoodies

Where to Stay

Top hotels: The Marker or The Perry Hotel 
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: 800 Block of Duval or anywhere in the Old Town area

Where to Eat

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

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: General Horseplay
Best dive bar: Green Parrot
Best club/bar for dancing: Rick’s 

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Sunset at Mallory Square, a drag show at Aqua, or a sunset cruise on the Fury Water Adventures. Southernmost Point, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Best place to take a group photo/any Instagrammable spots: Southernmost Point and the wall outside of Cuban Coffee Queen on Margaret Street

16. Napa Valley, California

Our Napa Valley Expert: Andrea Luke // @weddingcamp_napa & weddingcampnapa.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: Andaz Downtown or The George Inn – both have options for “larger” groups
Best area/neighborhood to rent a house: Anywhere near downtown Napa- walking distance or within a 3 mile Uber. Yountville can also be fun, but limited.

Where to Eat

Brunch: La Cheve- the best!
Lunch/Small plates: At a winery! Chandon does a great lunch+tasting and Merryvale does Gott’s Burgers delivered WITH your wine tasting!
Fancy dinner: Oenotri for the best Italian in Napa, or head to Yountville for the locals’ favorite- Ciccio. Drive up valley to Press.
Casual dinner: La Taberna for Spanish Tapas or the new Los Agaves

Where to Drink 

Best cocktails: Andaz or Napa Valley Distillery
Best dive bar: Downtown Joe’s no doubt
Best upscale tasting: Quintessa
Hidden gem: VGS Winery
Popular and beautiful: Hall Winery
Best view: Ovid
Best bach party winery: Frog’s Leap, Domain Chandon, Chappellet

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: A mountainside view- Cade Winery or Amizetta for a private experience. Splurge will you are here!
Best place to take a group photo/any Instagrammable spots: Welcome to Napa Valley Sign OR any impromptu vineyard photo shoot – OR a group shot while getting a saber at Be Bubbly

Additional Tips & Advice

Go Shopping! Napa has the best shopping in such a small radius, plan for this 🙂

17. Palm Springs, California

Our Palm Springs Expert: Nicole Bowen // @thedarlingniki & thedarlingniki.com

Where to Stay

Top hotels: Kimpton Rowan – I love its 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 a house: 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.

Where to Eat

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

Where to Drink 

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!

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: Moorten Botanical Garden, Canadian Dinosaurs, Joshua Tree National Park 
Best place to take a group photo/any 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)

Additional Tips & Advice

This is my guide to Palm Springs for more ideas as well! 

18. Portland, Oregon

Our Portland Expert: Laura Hall

Where to Stay

Top hotels: 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 a house: Pearl District- close to everything and a nice part of Portland. 

Where to Eat

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

Where to Drink 

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)

What to Do 

Top attractions/Must-sees: 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/any Instagrammable spots: There are so many fun murals and places to take pictures! 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.

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