Best spots for bachelor and bachelorette parties
While the old-faithful choices are happy to oblige you and your closest friends with unique and fun opportunities to celebrate impending nuptials, there are some off-the-beaten-path beaches and smaller mid-sized cities that hold their own in terms of fun. We rounded up eight destinations for unforgettable bachelor and bachelorette vacations.
The Florida Keys
Miami is a common party destination. But dig a bit deeper and drive a few hours further to the Florida Keys to make your experience that much more memorable. Diving, deep sea fishing, shopping and partying – there’s a lot going on down in The Keys.
The Upper Keys are great if you want the country club vibe, and they’re deemed the “sportfishing capital of the world.” The Middle Keys in this 118-mile stretch of islands will offer you the quaint charms of Marathon, a tiny island town with lots of appeal, and great stretches of sand and sun. The Lower Keys give the opportunity to escape or to find a legendary night a in bar, combining mostly deserted islands that culminate at the infamous Key West, capping the end of the chain.
Key West has long been loved by vacationers, but it’s also been busy of late. For example, 2013 welcomed the opening of Ibis Bay, the island’s first luxury resort with a private beach. Now you can party all night and recover all day … without sharing your sand with everyone else.
Wearing its nickname proudly, this “Live Music Capital of the World” is an amazing place to spend a few days reveling. Home to more than 200 music venues, the city transforms at sundown into a giant playground of partying.
The penchant for gathering around music has also made Austin a festival Mecca - to more than just sound. This summer alone, there’s a hot sauce festival, multiple film festivals and – for the boys in particular – the V8 Supercar Series. Despite the raging hangover, you’re going to want to wake up early. Seeing the city from water level - via a kayak along the river that curves directly through downtown – is a must.