’The Bachelorette’ Is Traveling So Much This Season, and the Filming Locations Are Stunning

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After a couple truly bleak pandemic seasons spent trapped at a resort, The Bachelorette is finally back to doing what it does best: traveling around the world to different filming locations and making everyone vaguely uncomfortable in the process! But—plot twist—this season is still going to look a little different. While Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia will be visiting their finalists’ hometowns and heading on a grand European adventure, they’ll be doing so on board a cruise ship. Meaning the cast and crew are still pretty much bubbled except for their day trips into various port cities.

Here’s everything we know about where Gabby and Rachel are heading thanks to a combination of sleuthing and always-reliable spoilers from Reality Steve. And naturally, the season kicked off in...

Bachelor Mansion...where else?!

I mean, it’s tradition! The Bachelorette is spending the first few episodes of the season roaming the hallowed and emotionally traumatized halls of Bachelor Mansion, which is called Villa de la Vina in real life and is available to rent on Airbnb.

Fun fact: An actual family lives in the mansion, and according to the Today show, they pack up twice a year so The Bachelor and The Bachelorette can film for 42 days at a time. And after Gabby and Rachel are done with their Bachelor Mansion stint, they’ll be heading to...

A Cruise Ship Around Europe

Chic! Nick Viall was the first to reveal this season will largely take place on a cruise ship, saying, “I’ve heard it’s going to be very different. And it’s going to have a Paradise feel to it. It is on a cruise ship—part of it. I asked people, because it sounds like the producers think it’s gonna be really interesting but very different.”

Aside from floating around at sea, the Virgin Voyages ship (aptly called the Valiant Lady) will presumably dock for various on-shore adventures. Their exact itinerary isn’t known, but Reality Steve reports they’ll be making pit stops in Paris, Belgium, and Amsterdam. You can see a lot of their European adventure content in this trailer from ABC:

Of course, after they whittle down the contestant pool to just four people each, Rachel and Gabby will be heading back to the U.S. for hometown dates. And there are a LOT of them.

All the Hometown Date Locations

Since we have two Bachelorettes this season, we have eight (8!) hometown date locations. This whole section is obviously a huge ~spoiler~ courtesy of Reality Steve, so skip ahead if you want to remain pure.

Salem, MA

Rachel’s hometown date with Aven Jones is going down in the witchy capital of the world. Reality Steve dropped a sneak peek at their carriage ride through town:

Wildwood, NJ

Behold, the location of Rachel’s hometown date with Tyler Norris! Here they are walking the boardwalk, via Steve.

Bedminster, NJ

Gabby’s hometown date with Erich Schwer also takes place in New Jersey. And yep, there’s footage of this one too.

Orange, CA

Rachel’s hometown date with Zach Shallcross is going down in The OC. And great news, we received exclusive content from the date (JK, JK):

Northpalm Beach, FL

Gabby’s hometown date with Johnny DePhillipo is taking place in Florida, but it tragically wasn’t caught on camera.

Los Angeles, CA

Rachel’s going to L.A. with Tino Franco! Guess they stayed pretty under the radar though ’cause there aren’t pics.

New Orleans, LA

The location of Gabby’s hometown date with Jason Alabaster. No footage here either 😭.

After Rachel and Gabby pick their final three each, it’s off to overnights!

Overnights Are in Mexico This Year

Thanks to Reality Steve, we know that Rachel and Gabby will be concluding their season in Mexico—where they’ll have both overnight dates and their final Rose Ceremonies/potential engagements. TBD on an exact location, but stay tuned!

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