9 Bachelor(ette) Party Hot Spots
So all the bachelorette parties you've been to have looked vaguely familiar: a boozy night at the local bar, squealing women, X-rated party accessories and maybe a pink "bride-to-be" sash. Guess what? You don't have to do the same thing. Instead, think big. Taste tequila in Cabo or totally zone out at a spa in Miami. What you do and where you do it are up for discussion. That's why we've rounded up TK fabulous destinations and created two separate itineraries for each. Take a look, jot down some notes and then pass this guide along to your best pals because—and here's the best part—this is one detail of the wedding you don't have to plan from top to bottom.
New York City
Why you should go: When it comes to the best in nightlife and spas, New York City hits the mark. Not to mention, heading to "the city that never sleeps" means you can make every minute count. This is the rare place where a late night could mean dancing, dining or shopping.
If you're looking for a party: A stay at The Standard, High Line (from around $295, StandardHotels.com) means you'll be sleeping (or not) in one of the Big Apple's nightlife hot spots. There's a rooftop bar and club, Le Bain, with a plunge pool on the dance floor, in addition to an outdoor beer garden. For a truly unforgettable meal, make a reservation at Lips (LipsNYC.com), the drag queen dinner show (think: big hair, colorful boas and all-around fabulousness). There's also Beauty & Essex (BeautyandEssex.com), a restaurant/lounge that serves up delicious bites as well as free champagne—in the bathroom. Head to Culture Club (CultureClub.com) for some old-school fun, and dance and sing your heart out to '80s and '90s tunes.
If you're desperately seeking zen: Unwinding won't be a problem when you book at Ink48 (from $249, Ink48.com), a boutique hotel with views of the Hudson River, free bike rentals and yoga mats in every room. There's also a spa, gym and your own personal "fitness curator" on call. She can teach a Zumba class for your party right in your room. Then spend an afternoon at Townhouse Spa (TownhouseSpa.com) in Midtown. Your bridesmaids should try the Bootie Lift-Up if they want to give Pippa Middleton a run for her money. And the spa's berry face treatment and massage with heated cacao butter and river stones both really hit the spot. Once you're feeling totally relaxed, gather your girls for an art class, complete with champagne, snacks—and a nude male model. The Artful Bachelorette (TheArtfulBachelorette.com) will arrange it all, plus throw in a hunky waiter to cater to your every need while you sketch. Hey, just because you're chill doesn't mean you can't have some fun, right? For dinner, head to The Fat Radish (TheFatRadishNYC.com). It's all the rage when it comes to trendy and delicious farm-to-table eating. Yum!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Why you should go: There's a reason Las Vegas is famous for hosting final flings: It's affordable and the options are endless. While you probably think of a rowdy party scene, Sin City can also be surprisingly chill.
If you're looking for a party: Spend your Vegas weekend in high style at The Venetian (luxury suites start from $259), where you can enjoy pretty much anything imaginable! Opt for some lazy sun-soaking by one of its three luxury pools. Or do your relaxing and reenergizing at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. And don't miss the incredible shopping! A little retail therapy is always welcome to relieve some wedding planning stress. For a fun group activity, glide down the Grand Canal in an authentic Venetian gondola. The Italian-themed resort also offers entertainment from top comedians and musicians, as well as awesome attractions like Madame Tussaud's wax museum. You'll never be bored, we promise! For top-notch Italian dining, head to LAVO Italian Restaurant located at The Palazzo. Already buzzing as a celebrity favorite in Las Vegas, this recent hot spot is chic and delicious. And once you've cleaned your plates, hop upstairs to the new LAVO Casino Club, featuring a modern mix of blackjack and craps table games with Vegas-style VIP bottle service and mixology, plus a DJ and dance-floor. After, see the boys of Chippendales (Chippendales.com). Don't forget to pose for a group shot with the guys after the show. You can also discover the fine art of the strip tease at Night School 4 Girls (NightSchool4Girls.com).
If you're desperately seeking zen: Stay at the MGM Grand Las Vegas's (from $80, MGMGrand.com) "Stay Well" room to enjoy vitamin C–infused showers and aromatherapy diffusers that help regulate your sleep cycle. Then hit the spa at Wynn Las Vegas (WynnLasVegas.com) for the "Good Luck Ritual" that treats the body, hands, feet and scalp. After your day of bliss, head over to TAO Asian Bistro, which offers an authentic and impeccable fusion of Asian cuisines, including a full sushi bar and delicious cocktail menu. With over 60,000 square feet, this gorgeously-lit complex (that has multiple stories) is perfect for large groups and is way more than a restaurant. There's a lounge, nightclub, banquet facilities and a beach. Yes, you read that right!
Why you should go: Your going-out essentials will include flip-flops and SPF thanks to all-day pool parties. Or enjoy the sunshine during alfresco dinners and beachside massages.
If you're looking for a party: At SLS South Beach (from $315, SLSHotels.com) choose to have your afternoon cocktails in a cabana or at the bumpin' day (and night) club Hyde Beach (HydeBeach.com). When you dry off, learn to twerk, p-pop and thigh shake in a dance class at Vixen Workout (VixenWorkout .com). Eat dinner at Bâoli Miami (BaoliMiami.com), where you can enjoy sushi with made-to-share caipirinhas and mojitos—they're 4.5 liters and come with 10 straws! Finish the night at LIV nightclub (LIVNightclub.com) in the luxe Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel and take your new dance skills for a test-drive.