bachelorette getaways

When it comes to bachelor getaway weekends, the boys have always had Vegas, but what about the ladies? Don’t we deserve a bachelorette weekend away with our girls? Sure, we could go to Vegas too, but if gambling and all that sin city has to offer isn’t your thing, here are 8 weekend bachelorette getaways we think are perfect alternatives:

1. Get your Cowboy Boots on and Head to Dollywood

Everyone knows that Dolly Parton is the best, so what better way to spend a girls weekend than hitting the rides at Dollywood in Tennessee. The family friendly theme park is pretty much the antithesis of Vegas, but the kitsch factor is high and that’s half the fun, isn’t it?

2. Say Om at a Weekend Yoga Retreat

Need to zen out before the big day? A yoga retreat is the perfect bachelorette weekend for stressed out brides-to-be in need of a recharge.

yoga retreat

3. Catch a Wave at a Surf Camp 

Spending the weekend at the beach with your besties sounds like a pretty great bachelorette getaway to us, but spending the weekend at the beach learning to surf sounds even better. It’s (slightly) less humiliating than learning to pole dance, but equally as challenging and way more exhilarating.

Bachelorette surfing weekend

4. Head into the Woods for a Girls Camping Trip

Bonfires, s’mores, and girl talk, need we say more? If roughing it in a sleeping bag isn’t your idea of good time, a weekend at the cottage is a slightly less rustic option. And of course, for those who prefer the great outdoors with all the comforts of a hotel, there’s always glamping.

Bachelorette camping weekend

5. Shop Til You Drop in New York City

You can never go wrong with a weekend in New York with your girlfriends, especially when it’s filled with food, sites, shows, and lots and lots of shopping!

6. Hit the Open Road 

What’s more fun than a good old fashioned road trip? Pick a destination or just a route, pile into the car, and let the adventure begin!

road trip bachelorette

7. Rock Out at a Music Festival

If you’re a music lover gather your girls together and head to your favorite music festival for the weekend. Just don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes.

music festival

8. Set Sail on a 4 Day Cruise

Going on vacation with your friends is always fun, and a 3-4 day cruise makes for a perfect mini-break. Cruises can be incredibly inexpensive so you and your girls can party it up and enjoy some quality r&r without breaking the bank.

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