A Boston Bachelorette Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

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Allyson Johnson
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Allyson Johnson
Wedding Planning Contributor
  • Allyson writes articles for The Knot specializing in registries, wedding planning, and travel.
  • She’s written articles on such topics as best bachelorette and bachelor party destinations, top bridal shower games, and registry gifts.
  • Allyson has also written for WeddingWire, Brides.com, Brit + Co., and Bustle.
Updated Jul 27, 2023
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Boston may not be the first city to come to mind for a bachelorette party destination—but maybe it should be! Especially if you live on the East Coast or in a short drive from the city, a Boston bachelorette party has plenty to offer—including a killer restaurant game, a respectable nightlife scene, and plenty to see and do during the day. From waterfront jaunts to relaxing spas, here are our favorite Boston bachelorette party ideas, activities, accommodations and more.

Boston Bachelorette Party Planning in this Article:

Boston Bachelorette Party Ideas

Whether you're looking for a fun night out, delicious seafood, a good game day, or just some R&R, a Boston bachelorette party has it all. Just don't forget to outfit your tribe in plenty of gear from The Knot Shop on arrival.

For the Party Girls

Boston has its fair share of nightlife to take part in— from rooftop bars and craft breweries to cocktail bars and a very Vegas-style nightclub. Whatever you're looking for to party and drink the night away, Boston has something to offer.

For the Sports Fan

If your bride loves sports, this is a city meant for her. Schedule her bachelorette party around one of several major sports teams who play their games here, including the Patriots (football), Bruins (hockey), Celtics (basketball), and Red Sox (baseball).

For the Seafood Aficionados

Boston is a mecca for foodies, with a top-notch beer scene to its own Little Italy and Chinatown. And of course, there's its seafood scene. Find delicious bites from lobstah chowder to scallops and freshly-shucked oysters throughout the best eateries in the city.

Boston Bachelorette Party Activities & Itinerary

With just a few days to spend in Boston, it's hard to figure out where to start. Here's a three-day itinerary to help you get the most out of your Boston bachelorette weekend.

Day 1

Morning: After checking in to your stay, grab a quick breakfast at The Friendly Toast in Back Bay for a delicious and bold menu (breakfast is served all day). Choose from egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos, as well as pancakes and cinnamon buns. Fuel up for your day of exploring ahead.

Afternoon: After walking the city a bit, hop aboard a duck boat tour, the quintessential way to see all the major landmarks of the city—from on land and in the water. Make sure you and your crew are looking good (and in your The Knot Shop gear) because while you're on the waterfront you may as well take the opportunity to have a photo shoot of you and your best gal pals. Hire a local photographer through Flytographer and take advantage of the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. And if you need a bite to eat while you're exploring, stop in at the famous Boston Public Market where you can nibble and sip on treats from local vendors like the Bon Appetit Creperie, Bon Me, and Boston Beer Alley.

Evening: After resting your tired feet and getting dolled up for a night on the town, head to cocktails at the Lookout Rooftop Bar, where you can watch the sunset over the city's skyline and Boston Harbor while drinking craft cocktails or sharing a bottle of wine. Then its off to Neptune Oyster for a delicious dinner of, you guessed it, oysters—as well as other seafood delights like yellowfin tuna, seared scallops, and whole lobsters. Then for a fun way to start the weekend, make your way to Diva Royale Drag Queen Dinner, Brunch & Cabaret Show Boston to see a drag show—a party you certainly won't want to miss!

Day 2

Morning/Afternoon: Start the day with a dim sum brunch at Myers + Chang, James Beard Award-winning Joanne Chang's "Asian-ish" outpost with delicious bites. Then take advantage of the city's beer scene—if you're a drinker—with a City Brew Tour, a half-day excursion through Boston's best local craft breweries. For the bride that prefers wine, head to Boston Winery, where you can sample, make, and taste from a variety of vintages. Or if your bride prefers sports over sips, consider a tour of Fenway Park, even if there isn't a game playing. The iconic home to the Red Sox opened in 1912 and is a must-see spot for any sports fan.

Evening: Tonight start with dinner and cocktails at Yvonne's, a Boston must-do where the cocktails are just as impressive as the food menu. Try the Tea Service Cocktails, a shareable treat for two or more to share, with your choices of the Cleopatra (vodka, peppermint, and white crème de cacao) or Antoinette (scotch, chamomile, aperol, and honey) presented as if you were enjoying a luxe high tea. Then it's off for the big night out—head to Boston's premier nightclub, The Grand, where you can enjoy bottle service, live DJs, light shows, and more. It's as if you were in Las Vegas.

Day 3

Morning/Afternoon: For your last day, give the bride something she's been missing during wedding planning: A stress free day of pampering. Start with brunch at The Beehive, which includes a bellini bar and tasty offerings like coffee cake with honey butter, duck hash, and blueberry ricotta pancakes. Then it's off to the pampering: At the G20 Spa and Salon, where you can enjoy massages, facials, and mani and pedis in a calm, top-of-line setting.

Evening: For your last night, start with drinks at Roxanne's, where you can enjoy delicious cocktails and an extensive wine menu. Then choose between dinner in Boston's North End—a mecca for Italian food—at Mamma Maria, which offers private dining rooms for larger parties in a chic 19th-century row house. Or go all out at Toro Boston, on the South End, for an award-winning Spanish tapas dinner. End the night at Less Than Greater Than, a speak-easy style cocktail bar (you can also take cocktail classes here, if that's up your bride's alley).

Boston Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt

Turn your weekend itinerary into a Boston scavenger hunt. Distribute a list of activities with points awarded for each completed task and ask participants to provide proof with pictures. Download an editable template to customize the list and include Boston landmarks and attractions. Don't forget to get a prize for the winner such as a kitchsy Boston souvenir.

Places to Stay in Boston for a Bachelorette Party

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Downtown

Downtown Boston is pretty walkable, and for anything you can reach by foot, Ubers and cabs are easily accessible. So don't worry about prime locations when it comes to booking your stay—though Harbor views are always a plus. And don't forget to check TripAdvisor for ratings before you book anything.

Best Boston Bachelorette Hotels

There are lots of other hotels for your Boston bachelorette party, it all depends on your budget and the neighborhood where you'd like to stay. Here are a few to consider.

The Godfrey Hotel Boston: Overlooking the Boston Common, this centrally-located hotel has plenty of luxury with affordable pricing, plus an onsite bar.

The Westin Boston Waterfront: Easily walkable to downtown and overlooking the water in Boston's Seaport District, the Westin is a luxe option just blocks from the Boston waterfront.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Downtown: For a mid-range budget, the DoubleTree in Boston's historic downtown offers plenty to do in walking distance and comfortable accommodations.

    Pro tip: The Knot has partnerd with HotelPlanner.com to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.

    Boston Bachelorette Party Vacation Rentals

    There are plenty of housing options for a Boston bachelorette party, so check out TripAdvisor, Vrbo , Airbnb and Hopper Homes.

      Pro tip: If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some hotel services such as a swimming pool or fitness facility, you can secure a Boston hotel day pass on ResortPass.

      Boston Bachelorette Party Nightlife

      Boston Bachelorette Nightlife
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      While exploring the East Coast with your bach crew, Boston is full of incredible bachelorette dinner restaurants serving chowder, fresh oysters, and even a great Italian food scene. After indulging in some local cuisine, there are plenty of bars to let loose and grab a drink after dinner.

      Best Boston Bachelorette Restaurants

      Union Oyster House: If the bride loves oysters, a trip to Union Oyster House is a must while in Boston. Union Oyster House is historic, known for their chowder and, of course, their fresh oysters. They began serving food back in 1826 and are still going strong. Read Reviews

      Tony & Elaine's: If you're looking to indulge in some seriously delicious Italian food, Tony and Elaine's is a great spot. Not only is the food amazing, with huge mozzarella sticks loaded with fresh mozzarella, lobster ravioli, meatballs, cacio e pepe, and more, but it's casual, so you can just relax and enjoy the food. Read Reviews

      Regina Pizzeria: After a night out, nothing hits harder than a good slice of pizza and Regina's is top of the line in Boston. They started around 1926 and expanded into a local chain, but their brick oven pizzas have not suffered a loss in quality. Read Reviews

      Best Boston Bachelorette Party Bars

      Bubble Bath: Check out the wine and cocktail bar, Bubble Bath, for a fun destination to have plenty of champagne to celebrate the bride. If you don't love champagne, there are plenty of other wines to choose from, and a beverage concierge there to help you decide what to have.

      Bostonia Public House: Bostonia is an amazing spot for brunch, because of one very big reason. You might look at the price point on the ultimate Bostonia bloody mary at a whopping $19 and think that's ridiculous… until you see the garnish bar. They encourage people to be absolutely ridiculous, trying to fit as many garnishes as possible, before attempting to walk back to the table without spilling it. At times, they have everything from ribs and bacon-wrapped scallops, to pepperoni straws, shrimp, and even donuts. Read Reviews

      Wusong Road Tiki Bar: Wusong is a little off the beaten path near Harvard Square. They serve Asian American food, with bright, tropical tiki drinks. Indulge in a couple of their famous cocktails like the Wusong Road Mai Tai or the Scorpion Bowl. Read Reviews

      Expert Boston Travel Tips

      Taking a train from New York City to Boston is a great option. You can leave from Penn Station on Amtrak and get into Boston in a few hours. If you're looking for nonstop flights from LA to Boston, there are plenty of options with airlines like United, American, and JetBlue. If you're looking for the best weather, plan to visit Boston between June and October. Although, you really can't go wrong year around. Even in the winter with the cold temperatures, there are fun events going on like Christmas markets, ice skating, and curling. In Boston, it's pretty difficult and expensive to park, so walking, rideshare options like Uber and Lyft or the subway system are the best ways to get around the city.

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