Top US Cities for Your Bachelorette Party, Wedding or Mini-Moon

Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards reveal the best spots to party, marry and honeymoon—without even needing your passport.
by Maggie Seaver
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Every year, Travel and Leisure polls its readers for their take on the most happening cities across America based on a range of criteria, from culture and cuisine to activities and entertainment. While T+L’s most recent World’s Best Awards includes urban getaways from coast to coast (we’re talking Hawaii to New York), eight of the top 15 US cities on the list are Southern hot spots where incredible food, lively music, innovative cocktails and a celebratory atmosphere stand out as top selling points.

So what does this mean for you? Jet to any one of these awesome locales for an unforgettable bachelor or bachelorette party or a crazy-fun mini-moon, no passport required.

1. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston
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2. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe
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3. Savannah, Georgia

Savannah
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4. New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans
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5. Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville
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6. Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu
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7. New York City, New York

NYC
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8. Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas
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9. Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina
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10. San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX
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11. San Francisco, California

San Francisco, CA
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12. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL
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13. Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg
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14. Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA
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15. Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon
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