Well, many brides-to-be and their nearest and dearest are taking the traditional bachelorette party on the road these days, and usually, the destination is Las Vegas. This is especially true if you live in Arizona as Vegas is only 1 hour away by flying, or 5 by driving. Maybe that's why I have a few Vegas weekends on my list I would really care to never look back upon...but c'est la vie. We want to help our friends have a grand old "one last night of single lady-hood", and that is typically the place to go.
If you don't care to celebrate the last vestiges of being single by moving from casino to bar to casino, downing margaritas like they're water, dancing on bar tops, we've got some alternatives for you. Hit the road and try one of these bachelorette party destinations:
Water parks provide the kind of fun you never out grow. Take your bridal line-up to Wisconsin Dells, the water park capital of the world. Known to locals as "the Dells," this popular Midwestern tourist destination offers the best water parks on the planet. Use of the on-site water park is typically included no matter where you stay, so consider bachin' it up at places like the Kalahari Waterpark Resort, with its beautiful African-themed rooms and the largest indoor waterpark in the state. Or, visit the Hawaii-themed Alakai Hotel, with its outdoor water park featuring slides, water basketball and geysers.If any celebrants have young 'uns in tow, the Atlantis and Grand Marquis Waterpark Hotels are extra kid-friendly, designed to keep the kids occupied while you relax or party (or both).
It goes without saying that Jackson Hole in the winter is a skier's paradise, but if you and your girls are headed there in the summer, there's still plenty to do. There's golf, white-water rafting down the Snake River, horseback riding and hiking, to name a few. On the cultural side, you can take in a concert or visit a handful of Jackson's many art galleries. The food in any of Jackson's fine restaurants is unsurpassed. Be sure to spend an evening at the Cowboy bar, slugging back the brew and kicking up your heels to a live band.
The bottom line? Have fun with your friends before entering the married phase of your life. We think a destination party is far more relaxing and fun than one night of hardcore Vegas-style partying.
Which of these locales sounds appealing to you? Do you have any spots that aren't listed that would be great for a bachelorette party? Please comment below.
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