The 40 Best Bachelor Party Destinations for Every Type of Celebration

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Esther Lee - Deputy Editor, The Knot
Esther Lee
Esther Lee - Deputy Editor, The Knot
Esther Lee
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  • Esther is the Deputy Editor of The Knot. She currently leads all content on The Knot Wellness, focusing on financial, relationship, and mental wellbeing.
  • She oversees The Knot's travel vertical (honeymoons, destination weddings, bach parties), as well as overarching features and trends.
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Updated Jun 28, 2023
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Before the bachelor party revelry comes a well-thought-out plan. (Sigh, we know, enough of the planning already.) But with dedicated research and swift execution, you can easily narrow down the best bachelor party destinations that won't disrupt the flow of the group text. Whether you're in search of a beach bachelor party destination or a city that's reputable for its hard-partying ways, our list of the best bachelor party destinations will inspire the group to book something… fast.

The Top Bachelor Party Destinations for 2023-2024

So you're ready to roll up your sleeves and source an ideal location for your group of friends. You've come to the right place.

Best Bachelor Party Destinations - Editors' Overall Top Picks for 2023-2024
Austin, Texas | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Costa Rica | Iceland | Denver, Colorado | Montreal, Canada | Palm Springs, California | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | San Diego, California | Savannah, Georgia | Scottsdale, Arizona

        Best Bachelor Party Destinations for Party Animals
        Austin, Texas | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Cancun, Mexico | Chicago, Illinois | Dallas, Texas | Houston, Texas | Kansas City, Missouri | Las Vegas, Nevada | Los Angeles, California | Miami, Florida | Nashville, Tennessee | New Orleans, Louisiana | New York, New York

            Best East Coast Bachelor Party Destinations
            Atlanta, Georgia | Boston, Massachusetts | Charleston, South Carolina | Miami, Florida | New York, New York | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Tampa, Florida

              Best Golf Bachelor Party Destinations
              Lake Tahoe, California | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | Las Vegas, Nevada | Orlando, Florida | Palm Springs, California | Savannah, Georgia | San Diego, California | Scottsdale, Arizona | San Francisco, California | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Tampa, Florida

                Best Bachelor Party Destinations for Ski & Adventure Lovers
                Aspen, Colorado | Costa Rica | Denver, Colorado | Iceland | Lake Tahoe, California | Montreal, Canada

                  Best Beach Bachelor Party Destinations
                  Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Cancun, Mexico | Charleston, South Carolina | Costa Rica | Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Key West, Florida | Los Angeles, California | Miami, Florida | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | San Diego, California

                  Most Affordable Bachelor Party Destinations
                  Atlanta, Georgia | Cleveland, Ohio | Houston, Texas | Kansas City, Missouri | Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri | The Poconos, Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | St. Louis, Missouri | Seattle, Washington

                    Luxury Bachelor Party Destinations
                    Aspen, Colorado | Charleston, South Carolina | Iceland | Miami, Florida | New York, New York | San Francisco, California

                      Miami, Florida

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                      Easily one of the best bachelor party destinations in the US, Miami is a prime option for groups that want to party hard near the beach. This Florida city is renowned for its incredible nightlife and toney dining scene. You'll find luxury at every turn while plenty of bars and clubs stay open well into the early hours of the morning. But the fun doesn't stop when the sun comes up. During the day, bachelor parties can take advantage of boat parties in South Beach, the buzz of activity along Ocean Drive, water sports in Miami Beach, and delicious Cuban cuisine in Little Havana.

                      New York, New York

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                      You don't need a table at Tao to have a good time in New York City. The City That Never Sleeps offers just about everything a bachelor party needs: a thriving food scene that caters to group dining options, centrally-located hotels with dizzying views of the city, world-class bars and breweries across every borough, and plenty of things to do from Avenues A through C.

                      Aspen, Colorado

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                      If the promise of Aspen's four mountains isn't enough to entice the group, the après-ski to follow will get the entire bachelor party voting for a winter bachelor party at this luxurious ski town.

                      Orlando, Florida

                      There are a few reasons why bachelor party groups will turn to Orlando for a getaway, mainly for golf and theme parks. Orlando is home to Disney World and Universal Studios. It's also home to championship-level golf courses and other outdoor activities. If this sounds idyllic to you and your group, cap it with a fishing boat charter.

                      Fort Lauderdale, Florida

                      If Miami's dizzying energy feels a bit out of reach, types who prefer to chill should consider nearby Fort Lauderdale. The beach town boasts over 20 miles of sandy beaches and resort stays that are much more affordable than what you'll find in the 305. Plus, Fort Lauderdale has a lively bar scene without the astronomical bottle service costs.

                      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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                      Craft beer is something Philly does incredibly well, and there are lots of breweries that would be happy to prove it. The perfect pairing for that locally-brewed beer, though, is none other than the city's crowning achievement: the cheesesteak. Groups can run circles around Pat's or Geno's, or indulge in the $140 Wagyu beef option offered by Barclay Prime. When bachelor parties aren't indulging in the local food establishments, they'll be pleased to find a booming nightlife scene and sports culture. Plus, the City of Brotherly Love is known for its charming neighborhoods. After stopping by the Rocky Statue (and the obligatory run up the steps) in the Art Museum District, bachelor parties can brush up on history lessons with a visit to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Or, skip it altogether and head to the Delaware River waterfront by Old City or the restaurants of Fishtown to cap off a successful day.

                      Tampa, Florida

                      Sunny Tampa is a great bachelor party destination for groups that prefer golfing and boating. This party-ready location offers a lot of the same as neighboring Miami and Fort Lauderdale (minus the long lines to get into bars and nightclubs). Nightlife aside, outdoor activities abound at this coastal location.

                      Boston, Massachusetts

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                      A prime East Coast bachelor party destination, Boston is an ideal choice for groups that enjoy the feeling of a charming historic city with modern flourishes. Beer aficionados and New England sports fans will especially appreciate a weekend getaway by the Seaport. Boston is also a foodie haven, boasting fresh seafood at every turn—we'll take the chowder and the lobster bisque.

                      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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                      Much like Philly, Pittsburgh is a city brimming with craft breweries and whiskey distilleries, which makes a tour the perfect activity for daytime revelers. Another fun fact: Pittsburgh's nightlife is hard to beat with more bars per capita than any US city.

                      Key West, Florida

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                      Key West is another Florida gem that's perfect for groups that prefer a beach bachelor party. Grooms and groomsmen in search of a laid-back experience will feel at ease in the Keys. They'll be able to enjoy water activities by day (snorkeling and kayaking are musts), followed by visits to the Hemingway House and Southernmost Point. Foodies will thrive with the plethora of seafood and cocktail options. Or combine both for a mouthwatering shrimp cocktail combo.

                      The Poconos, Pennsylvania

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                      Within driving distance to New York or Philly, the Poconos is Pennsylvania's mountain region full of scenic stays and hiking trails. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, mountain biking trails are an option too. After an adventurous morning of hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, and more, there are plenty of places to grab a drink, including breweries, distilleries and wineries. Cozy, laid-back bars or a toasty fire pit with ice-cold beers offer the perfect setting to end the night.

                      Chicago, Illinois

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                      Chicago is a popular bachelor party destination for a variety of reasons. For starters, the city has a top-tier food scene. Between deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs and some of the country's best steakhouses, no one will go hungry. The city is also located right on Lake Michigan, opening up opportunities for boating, water sports and beach days. Finally, live music makes the nightlife in Chicago one of a kind, with country bars, blues clubs, and more at your fingertips.

                      Cleveland, Ohio

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                      Don't discount the Forest City on your search for a bachelor party location in the Midwest. Beer lovers might never want to leave, as Cleveland is bursting with craft breweries for you and your crew to tour. The city also has a thriving art and culture scene, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for music enthusiasts. In terms of nightlife, Cleveland has plenty to offer. (Think jazz clubs, cider houses, piano bars and more.)

                      St. Louis, Missouri

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                      There's something about the Midwest and craft beer. St. Louis is another top bachelor party destination for any groom who likes sampling local brews on his travels. During the day, soak up the city's eclectic vibe with some sightseeing (make sure the Gateway Arch is on your list) or catch a baseball game at Busch Stadium. At night, St. Louis is known for its blues clubs and other live music venues.

                      Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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                      A visit to the Miller Brewery Tour (or some of Milwaukee's microbreweries) is the perfect way to kick off your trip to the city. The perfect accompaniment to that cold brew? German-inspired cuisine that'll pretty much transport you to Oktoberfest. For those with a sweet tooth, frozen custard and cream puffs are dessert staples here. Aside from the epic food and drink, Milwaukee is a great place to explore history and architecture. Plus, it's home to the Harley-Davidson Museum.

                      Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

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                      Planning a relaxing weekend in the Midwest? Lake of the Ozarks should be your first port of call. With opportunities for golfing, lounging on the water and drinking plenty of beer, it's a pretty ideal bachelor party destination. Our company data shows that pool days are a popular bachelor party activity—something you can definitely do at Lake of the Ozarks. And if you're up for more of an adventure, you can also try kayaking, pontooning and other water sports.

                      Kansas City, Missouri

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                      If you're looking for a party destination in the Midwest, put Kansas City at the top of your list. There's almost nothing this city doesn't have when it comes to awesome nightlife. Depending on the group's mood, you can check out the many nightclubs, go to tap rooms, distilleries and craft cocktail bars or head straight to the casino. During the day, there's a lot to explore in the city, including museums, murals and an amazing BBQ food scene.

                      Houston, Texas

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                      Known to some as the world capital of space exploration (and to the rest of us, the birthplace of Beyoncé), Houston is a city that should be on everyone's bucket list. If you're thinking of heading there on a bachelor party trip, there are a few things you should check out ASAP. See if the Toyota Center has a basketball game, concert or other show running that your crew would be interested in seeing. Art and culture enthusiasts will enjoy a trip downtown to Houston's Theater District, while foodies will appreciate the city's unique cuisine (Viet-Cajun crawfish, anyone?).

                      Austin, Texas

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                      Houston isn't the only option for a Texas bachelor bash. Austin is a top bachelor party destination for numerous reasons. For starters, ATX has a versatile food scene, offering everything from comforting Tex-Mex cuisine to gourmet fusion establishments. There's also a variety of outdoor activities on offer to suit the vibe you're going for. Charter a boat on Lake Austin or kick things up a notch and go paddleboarding on Lake Travis. Hip bars and live music venues contribute to the city's vibrant nightlife.

                      Savannah, Georgia

                      Looking for a Southern city that has it all? If you choose Savannah as your bachelor party destination, you can take advantage of bars, beaches, top-class restaurants and over 50 golf courses. History lovers will enjoy learning about the city's "haunted" past, while foodies will appreciate the great food (including offerings from world-class chefs). At night, there's plenty more to explore, whether you're in the mood for nightclubs or a rooftop bar at a boutique hotel.

                      Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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                      If the groom's favorite activities involve golfing and wading (or diving) into the Atlantic, Myrtle Beach will be his ideal getaway. This South Carolina destination is the ideal spot for more relaxed activities, like spending lounging on the beach, deep-sea fishing, and practicing your golf swing. Once the group is ready for a night of fun, it's time to take them bar hopping, which just happens to be one of the most popular activities for bachelor parties, according to our company data.

                      Nashville, Tennessee

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                      Nashville is one of our favorite places for a bachelor party, and it's the perfect location for any groom who loves country music. From the historic significance of Music Row to the bustling nightlife of Honky Tonk Highway, Nashville is filled with meaningful and exciting places to visit. Whether you decide to settle in for the night at one of the city's live music venues or spend your time hopping from bar to bar, you won't be bored for a second. Entertainment aside, the traditional Southern cuisine is pretty darn good too.

                      Charleston, South Carolina

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                      The food scene is what really sets Charleston apart from other cities in the South. While you'll find delicious eats at pretty much any of these bachelor party destinations, Charleston goes above and beyond. Don't leave without trying at least some of the locale's renowned dishes, like she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, and hush puppies. To wash it down, check out one of the city's rooftop cocktail bars. Once your crew is fed and watered, look out for live music and dancing.

                      Atlanta, Georgia

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                      If the groom-to-be is looking for a lively vacation, there's always something to do in Atlanta. With the Braves, Falcons and Hawks calling Atlanta home, there's a sport for every season. Plus, the city has an eclectic music scene with alumni including John Mayer and Usher. Even if your dates don't line up with one of Atlanta's amazing music festivals, you'll likely be able to catch a concert or show somewhere. When it comes to the nightlife scene, there's plenty going on there too.

                      Dallas, Texas

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                      If we haven't already inspired you to plan a Texas bachelor party, Dallas is another excellent city to consider. If the groom is really into football, try to schedule your trip so it coincides with a Dallas Cowboys home game (or if he's into Hockey, the Dallas Stars). Vodka distilleries offer a nice break from the usual beer and whiskey experience (but those are on offer too if that's more to your crew's tastes). Plus, there are lots of unique activities you can do during the day that'll make your trip extra memorable, such as axe throwing.

                      New Orleans, Louisiana

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                      When it comes to choosing a bachelor or bachelorette party destination in the South, nothing compares to NOLA. Michelin-star restaurants, world-famous festivals (we're talking Mardi Gras) and the legendary Bourbon Street make this city a must-visit at some point in your life (and what better time than a bachelor party?). While you're recovering from the city's buzzing bar scene, spend some time in nature exploring the nearby swamp and its intriguing inhabitants with an airboat tour.

                      Las Vegas, Nevada

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                      Sin City is the quintessential bachelor party destination (and a no-brainer for any groom who wants to hit the casinos). But casinos and fancy hotels aside, Vegas has a lot more to offer. Artist residencies mean that there's pretty much always a show to catch, and that's not to mention the buzzing nightlife waiting for you afterward. If your crew wants to party, there are day clubs as well as nightclubs, plus countless opportunities for pool parties. For those looking to wind down, check out one of the nearby golf clubs.

                      Los Angeles, California

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                      Los Angeles is another city that made the top 10 bachelor party destinations, according to our company data. There's much to do across the sprawling City of Angels. Groups can hit Southern California's world-famous beaches during the day or they can opt for an active hike followed by Erewhon smoothies (IYKYK). At night, a scene-and-be-seen group dinner is a must in West Hollywood or Beverly Hills (this editor personally prefers Manhattan Beach), followed by a round of bar-hopping and clubbing.

                      Denver, Colorado

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                      Based on our company data, Denver is another perennial bachelor party favorite. It's a winning destination for adventurous grooms with an interest in rock climbing, mountain biking, white water rafting, ziplining or all of the above. A trip to Denver is the perfect time to explore Rocky Mountain National Park in all its scenic beauty. Of course, with all that action you're bound to work up a sweat. Cool down with a refreshing brew from one of the city's many craft breweries.

                      Seattle, Washington

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                      One thing's certain in Seattle: the bachelor party will be well-caffeinated as they take in the multitude of sights around town. Though the Pacific Northwest may not boast the same sunny weather as its California counterparts, the destination is truly a great place for groups of friends. Outdoor activities abound, with opportunities for water sports (think: kayaking and paddleboarding) as well as hiking, bouldering, and more. For foodies, Seattle is home to one of the country's longest-running farmer's markets: Pike Place Market.

                      San Francisco, California

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                      This tourist hot spot has a lot to offer for bachelor parties. During the day, you can explore unmissable landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. At night, experience the meal of a lifetime at one of the city's Michelin-star restaurants before exploring San Fran's amazing nightlife on a bar crawl. There are also some great spots nearby for outdoorsy folks, like Yosemite National Park and Muir Woods.

                      Lake Tahoe, California

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                      Lake Tahoe is one of the best places to go for a bachelor party if you're in search of adventure. From water sports (think: stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking) to snow-based activities (think: skiing and snowmobiling), there's something for everyone. Those who prefer dry land can enjoy hiking, ziplining, and mountain biking, while the chilled-out bachelor crew can charter a luxury boat. Sounds like a jam-packed itinerary.

                      San Diego, California

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                      Looking for a more laid-back location in Cali? San Diego might just be the best bachelor party destination for you. Fill up your days with golf, cruising on a yacht or getting your surf on. San Diego is also a prime destination for anyone who loves to fish, with opportunities for some big catches. Toast to a relaxing day with your crew at any one of the city's craft breweries, bars or nightclubs.

                      Scottsdale, Arizona

                      Scottsdale is another great destination for adventurers. If the groom has always wanted to explore the desert, now's the perfect time. Mountain biking, hiking and driving ATVs will get your blood pumping, while Scottsdale's world-class spas offer a sanctuary to wind down. But don't let the luxury spas and desert surroundings fool you—Scottsdale has a pretty impressive party scene too. Get ready for pool parties, nightclubs and rooftop bars.

                      Palm Springs, California

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                      Palm Springs is far more than just Coachella and Joshua Tree, though both make it unique. Bachelor parties will find beautiful golf courses and a thriving local nightlife scene (we're talking bars and casinos).

                      Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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                      From Califonia, Cabo is basically interstate travel. West Coast dwellers know this idyllic destination is perfect for romance (think a honeymoon or a couple's getaway). But Cabo is an intense party town that attracts partygoers worldwide, which makes it an excellent choice for a bachelorette or bachelor party destination.

                      Cancun, Mexico

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                      Easily accessible from the East Coast, Cancun is world-renowned for revelry and all-inclusive resorts. With its sandy beaches and a booming nightlife scene across Playa del Carmen and Tulum, a short flight into Cancun is exactly what the group ordered… along with tequila shots.

                      Costa Rica

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                      It may seem like an unconventional choice, but Costa Rica is an underrated bachelor party destination. Here's why: anyone who loves adventure and action will find it in droves in this biodiverse Central American country. Costa Rica has a renowned surfing scene (just look up Jaco) as well as some of the world's most amazing beaches and towns. It wouldn't be a bachelor party without ziplining through the rainforest near Arenal or Tenorio National Park.


                      Northern Lights in Iceland
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                      Iceland has long been a favorite among adventurous types and couples planning romantic vacations, but we'll let you in on a secret: Iceland is a fantastic bachelor party destination. (This editor can tell you she's met multiple groups from the US while attending an Iceland bachelorette party in 2018.) By night, Reykjavík has a sublime bar scene and, by day, groups can drive around the island in search of sightseeing and adventure. You'll return home with memories of humbling waterfalls, hulking glaciers and the dazzling Northern Lights (if the group is patient and lucky).

                      Montreal, Canada

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                      Looking to plan a big Canadian bash? Montreal is one of the best places for a bachelor party in Canada. The charming French-speaking destination overflows with amazing restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It's also home to the country's second-largest amusement park and the headquarters of Cirque du Soleil, so there's no shortage of thrills to be had.

                      —Naoimh O'Hare also contributed to this piece.

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