The bachelorette party is one of the many fun traditions for the bride-to-be and her group of friends. If you’re looking for more than the traditional girls’ night out, then a destination bachelorette weekend is the perfect pre-wedding getaway. Whether you’re looking for a lively music scene, a night out on the town or a tasty food tour, these four destinations are the perfect choice for any bridal party looking for a mini vacay before the big day. And the best part–you don’t have to go far from home to have a good time.

Nashville, Tennessee


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If you’re ready to celebrate your bachelorette party Southern style, look no further than the Music City. With over 60 bars and live music venues, this destination is number one when it comes to nightlife. During the day, head over to one of Nashville’s unique neighborhoods like Hillsboro Village or The Gulch to peruse the city’s eclectic shopping scene, and of course, indulge with a delicious brunch or lavish dinner. Located in The Gulch, Biscuit Love Brunch is a unique option that serves fluffy biscuits, plus craft beer and brunch cocktails. For dinner, head over to Virago for sushi and cocktails atop the rooftop patio. No matter what you choose to do, you can’t go wrong spending a weekend in this lively city.

Charleston, South Carolina


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Charleston is a city known for its rich history, beautiful architecture and, of course, delicious food. Located only four hours from Athens, Charleston is the perfect location for a bride looking for a getaway close to home. For dinner grab a bite at one of Charleston’s most famous restaurants, Magnolia’s, for a taste of traditional Southern cuisine. For a unique bar, head to The Gin Joint tucked back off of East Bay Street. Pick a drink from the seasonal menu or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try bartender’s choice–an option that directs you to choose two words from a list, resulting in a tasty concoction made especially for you. With endless food and drink options, you won’t be at a loss for things to do when you spend a weekend in Charleston.

New Orleans, Louisiana


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For a bride looking for a traditional girls’ night out, look no further than the wild parties up and down Bourbon Street. But before you fill up on daiquiris and hurricanes, indulge in some fabulous NOLA cuisine. For a more upscale option, try Restaurant R’evolution, a hotspot known for its twist on Cajun and Creole classics. To satisfy your sweet tooth, head over to Sucré in the Garden District and treat yourself to a tasty macaroon. And before hitting the festive bars of Bourbon Street, stop to taste a concoction at Cure, a bar that tops nationwide lists for most innovative and delicious cocktails. If you’re ready for a weekend full of wild nightlife and delicious food, then NOLA is the weekend destination for you.

Asheville, North Carolina


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Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, the vibrant music scene, tasty food and brews, and unique style make Asheville the perfect destination for a unique bachelorette getaway. During the day, embrace your inner Vanderbilt and spend time exploring Biltmore Estate, taking a tour of the house, grounds and winery. Then tour the city and get a taste of some local brews with an Asheville Brews Cruise. For nightlife, head over to The Orange Peel, an iconic Asheville music venue located in the heart of downtown. For the more adventurous bridal party, hike the beautiful trails and loops surrounding this mountainous city. Whether you choose to spend your time outdoors or exploring the scene downtown, a weekend in Asheville is one your friends will not forget.

No matter how you choose to spend it, a destination bachelorette party is sure to be the perfect, pre-wedding treat. Pick a destination, plan ahead, and enjoy a weekend to remember.


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