Bachelor Party

10 Best Cities for Your Bachelor Party

Learn about the best cities in the US for a bachelor party. Cities that never disappoint from Palm Springs to hanging out on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

By Hannah Purvis

No matter what your interests are, we've outlined the best bachelor party cities across the country, to make it easy to start planning. We've got destinations geared up for nightlife and entertainment, as well as off-the-trail, rustic getaways for those who would prefer a short stint in nature with their friends. We want your planning process to be as seamless as possible, so we've highlighted popular lodging, activities, and dining options in each location as a source of inspiration for your upcoming bachelor party.

Top Bachelor Party Destinations

1. Palm Springs, California

palm trees at sunset in Palm Springs Photo by Justin Scocchio on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Get outside and take in the sites on the “Bump n’ Grind” mountain bike trail. This out-and-back loop is one of the area’s most popular. Ringing in at roughly 4 miles, this trail tour will offer riders a scenic adventure!
  • Would you prefer an indoor activity? Visit the Agua Caliente Casinos for hours of entertainment and the chance to ‘win big’ alongside your buddies!
  • Bikes and Beers – what could be better? Rent a ride for your party at Social Cycle and take a beer tour around the city while burning off some energy!

Where To Eat & Drink:

  • Moxie's Rooftop Bar
  • Colony Club Restaurant
  • Bar Cecil
  • Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey
  • Bootlegger Tiki
  • Tac/Quila
  • Boozehounds Palm Springs

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2. Austin, Texas

paddle boarding in Austin, TX Photo by Tomek Baginski on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Spend time soaking up the sun out on Lake Travis! You can book paddle boards or river tubes to explore.
  • If you’re looking for upbeat water activity, rent a pontoon boat and celebrate in style!
  • Other popular outdoor activities in Austin include mountain biking in Hill Country or checking out the Lake Travis Zipline Adventures.
  • Jump on board a Brew Bus for a hop-on-hop-off tour of local breweries. Each location offers beer tastings and unique brewery tours.

Where To Eat:

  • Salt Lick
  • Franklin Barbecue
  • Nixta Taqueria
  • La Barbecue

Drinks/Nightlife:

  • Visit Zilker Brewing Co. or one of the other over 55 breweries around the Austin area.
  • For nightlife, check out Sixth Street. This area has a variety of bars and nightclubs, including Lit Lounge – one of the more upscale nightclubs in the area.

3. Honolulu, HI

beach in Honolulu, Hi Photo by AussieActive on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Hike one of the many beautiful trails on Oahu such as Diamond Head. Or for a more challenging hike – Koko Head Crater.
  • Rent a pontoon boat for the afternoon and spend some time out in the water. Consider parking along a sandbar and doing some snorkeling or spear-fishing!
  • Sign up for an outrigger canoe ride in the crystal-clear waters of Waikiki Beach.
  • Take surfing or sailing lessons to return home with a new skill!
  • Rent a car and drive to the Ko Olina Lagoons to do some snorkeling.

Where To Eat:

  • Hono’s Shrimp Truck, in Haleiwa
  • Leonard’s Hot Malasada
  • 53 By The Sea
  • Duke's Waikiki
  • Marugame Udon
  • Matsumoto’s Shave Ice

Bars/Nightlife:

  • Mai Tai's Bar
  • Buho Cantina
  • The Beach House
  • Sky Waikiki

4. Miami, Florida

Miami Beach Photo by Lance Asper on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Sign up for a foodie tour of Miami and enjoy tasty, authentic Cuban dishes along. Visit the Cleavlander hotel for one of their popular afternoon pool parties, which boasts dancers, DJs, and table service!
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unleash your outdoorsy side on a guided tour of Everglades National Park. Throw on some linen shirts and go cigar tasting in Little Havana. Rent a party bus and hop around the many popular nightclubs in the area.
  • Visit Sugar – a breathtaking rooftop bar or go to the BASEment, for the energy of a nightclub mixed with the fun of bowling and skating!

Where To Eat:

  • La Mar
  • Joe’s Stone Crab
  • Bombay Darbar
  • Enriqueta

5. Lake Tahoe, NV

Lake Tahoe Photo by Ben Carless on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Enjoy the great outdoors while hiking, ziplining, mountain biking, and more!
  • Rent the Lake Tahoe Party Boat for a day and enjoy food, drinks, and live music among the backdrop of beautiful blue water and mountains surrounding you.
  • Sign the group up for an ATV or RZR tour of the area.
  • Enjoy seasonal activities in the winter, such as ice skating or snowshoeing.
  • Explore the national parks and take in the beautiful scenery.

Where To Eat:

  • The Brewery at Lake Tahoe
  • Basecamp Beer Garden
  • Heidi’s Pancake House
  • Riva Grill on the Lake

6. New Orleans, Louisiana

Bourbon Street in New Orleans Photo by João Francisco on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

  • Canopy by Hilton New Orleans Downtown
  • The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

What To Do:

  • Take the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise and enjoy dinner onboard!
  • Enjoy a New Orleans Airboat Ride.
  • Sign up for a foodie walking tour of the French Quarter and taste all of the delicious specialties of the area, such as beignets!
  • If you’re looking for a good beverage, try out the French Quarter Original Cocktail Walking Tour instead.

Where To Eat:

  • Get freshly made, warm beignets at Cafe du Monde
  • Stop by Dooky Chase for a piping hot bowl of gumbo
  • Enjoy brunch with a Jazz show at Arnaud’s

Drinks/Nightlife:

  • Written into law by the Louisiana Legislature, the Sazarac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. So enjoying one at The Sazerac House is a must while in the area!
  • Kick back and relax while enjoying poolside drinks at the ACE Hotel’s rooftop pool and bar!

7. New York, NY

taxi on the Brooklyn bridge in New York Photo by Veronika Bykovich on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Attend a Broadway show in Times Square
  • Take the subway uptown and get tickets to a Yankees game
  • Hit some golf balls with a view, at the driving range on Chelsea Piers
  • Find one of the many hidden speakeasies in the city such as ‘Please Don’t Tell’ or ‘Bathtub Gin’
  • Relax and grab a drink at the Brooklyn Beer Garden in Bushwick
  • Pop into a comedy club for a night of laughter

Where To Eat:

  • Buddakan
  • SERRA by Birreria
  • Gramercy Tavern

Nightlife:

8. Park City, UT

Park City, Utah Photo by Olivia Hutcherson on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Enjoy a top-notch tasting at the High West Distillery
  • Take advantage of the various winter outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding.
  • If you’d prefer to be out on the water, sign up for a guided fishing excursion, river rafting, or rent jet skis for the group!
  • Brave one of the longest slides in the world on the Utah Olympic Park bobsled ride nicknamed "The Comet,’ or ride the Park City Mountain Resort Alpine Coaster which will give you a scenic tour full of twists, turns, and loops!
  • Rent some clubs and enjoy a laid-back afternoon of golfing.

Where To Eat:

  • Vessel Kitchen
  • Chop Shop Park City
  • 710 Bodega Tapas And Wine

9. Jackson Hole, WY

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Photo by Karthik Sreenivas on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Visit one of the stunning local National Parks such as the Grand Teton National Park or Yellowstone.
  • Spend time outdoors skiing, bouldering, or hiking to the Hidden Falls on Cascade Creek in Teton National Park.
  • Ride on the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram for stunning views.
  • Take a dip in the Granite Hot Springs and spend some time unwinding in style after a day full of outdoor adventuring.

Where To Eat:

  • Sidewinders Tavern
  • Rendezvous Bistro
  • Piste Mountain Bistro
  • Bar Enoteca

Nightlife: Located in the heart of Jackson is the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. This must-visit attraction offers country dancing, live music, and nonstop entertainment from the moment you walk in the door. Another popular local spot for a night out is the Stagecoach Bar. Come ready to dance the night away!

10. Nashville, TN

downtown Nashville at night Photo by Chad Morehead on Unsplash

Where To Stay:

What To Do:

  • Rent out seats on a Nashville Tractor, a tractor-pulled party bus that tours the city. This wild ride is complete with drinks, music, and dancing!
  • Hit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery for a whiskey tasting or better yet, sign up for the Distillery Bus Tour.
  • Tour the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Join one of the popular pub crawls in the area and enjoy all the cocktails, beer, and moonshine that you can imagine!
  • Take a line dancing class then hit one of the local country bars and dance the night away.

Where To Eat:

  • June
  • Arnold’s Country Kitchen
  • Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
  • Butcher & Bee

There's No Wrong Choice

No matter where you choose to go for your bachelor party, each area offers one-of-a-kind activities that will make for a memorable experience with your closest friends. Consider setting up an online gift registry so that your other friends and family can help you celebrate this milestone.

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