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Bachelorette parties  are getting more complicated, involving not just a dinner or a night out at a bar, but an entire evening or even weekend. Increasingly, they’re becoming destination focused. If you’ve been tasked with planning one, the good news is that every state has some pretty incredible ways to celebrate the bride-to-be’s last jaunt with the ladies before the big day. From refined to risque, here are the best party places in every state.

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Alabama

With its 32 miles of sugary-white sand beaches, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are the perfect spots for a Dixie party weekend. MOXIE Lifestyle Fitness Studio in Orange Beach provides private social functions in their studio followed by wine tastings and a mimosa bar. Stay at Perdido Beach Resort, which is right off Adventure Island and close to nightlife and scenic spots.

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Alaska

Tell your crew to gear up for an unconventional bachelorette celebration. Make it memorable with once-in-a-lifetime polar bear sightings via guided tours in Barrow and Kaktovik. A flightseeing excursion to Denali, North America’s largest peak, is also fun, and your group can travel high above the Alaska Range and around the striking peak for an impressive 360-degree view (stay at Denali Grizzly Bear Resort). Or get active with your girlfriends on an Alaska cruise with Holland America Lineset off from the beach at Icy Strait Point in a two-person wilderness kayak, led by a certified local guide. Paddle along the Hoonah waterfront en route to quieter waters where bald eagles are often seen and few humans can follow.

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Arizona

From wine tasting to dining and shopping, there’s endless fun to be had in the desert. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale offers hikes on famous Camelback Mountain; unwind afterward at the resort’s world-class Sanctuary Spa and a dip in the largest infinity pool in Scottsdale. For an epic sunset, sip cocktails from the dry bar in one of the resort’s brand new Camelback Suites.

Arkansas

There’s much to do in Arkansas, from rock climbing on sandstone crags in the Ozarks (yes, the same one from the TV series) to hiking up mountain roads for a beautiful view of the South. Finish your adventurous bachelorette weekend at The Springs Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs, a town renowned for its—wait for it—hot springs. Take a group soak in one of historic bathhouses lining “Bathhouse Row.”

Photo courtesy of The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort

California

Sonoma Valley has more than 100 wineries, as well as award-winning olive oil producers, breweries and distilleries, shopping, delicious dining and world-class spas. Celebrate girl power with a tasting of winemaker Margo Van Staaveren’s award-winning wines at stunning Chateau St. Jean, and pop over to one of many nearby tasting rooms as you make your way back to historic Sonoma Plaza. Dine on fresh oysters and seafood, local farm-raised meats or seasonal fruits and vegetables from executive chef Armando Navarro at El Dorado Kitchen. Navarro sources the best of the region to create a beautiful menu of options, which are best enjoyed with a glass of one of the 200 hand-picked California wine selections. Stay at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort for a beautiful view that goes on for miles.

Royal Gorge Bridge over the Arkansas River in Colorado

Colorado

Colorado Springs is a perfect bachelorette getaway destination. Enjoy spa treatments and mineral soaking before or after a fireside yoga class at the brand new SunWater Spa, as well as horseback riding or hiking in the Garden of the Gods Park. Then, hold on tight while crossing Royal Gorge Bridge, North America’s highest suspension bridge or take a walking food tour of Downtown Colorado Springs with Rocky Mountain Food Tours. Shop The Outlets at Castle Rock, or in funky Manitou and then finish by enjoying a glass (or two) of wine creekside at The Winery at Pikes Peak. Stay at Avenue Hotel B&B.

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Connecticut

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket offers much to do in one place. Sky Brunch at VUE 24 is delicious (with a gorgeous view!), lunch at Sugar Factory, which has drinks that are absolutely Instagram-worthy, and dinner at David Burke Prime. And what’s a bachelorette party without a little music and dancing? A few must-hit spots include Centrale Fox Tower and Shrine. Pampering for the future bride-to-be is a must, and both G Spa & Salon and The Norwich Spa have your most relaxing and luxurious spa needs covered. Check out the HighFlyer Zipline to get your adrenaline pumping, or High Rollers Luxury Lanes for a more laid-back activity.

Delaware

Spend the weekend in Rehoboth Beach, a beloved and laid-back beach town. Ride the Jolley Trolley to nearby Dewey Beach and hit up the Starboard, Rusty Rudder or Bottle & Cork for boozy shenanigans. Good restaurants for dinner in Rehoboth include Cultured Pearl, Stingray or Dogfish Head (great for brides who love craft beer!).  Stay at The Breakers Hotel & Suites.

Photo courtesy of the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel

Florida

Your wild weekend starts with dancing at nightclubs LIV or Story, both of which enjoy celebrity followings. A hit with bachelorette parties, Cycle Party is a 15-seat, pedal-powered party on wheels with a center area open for anything from a bartender to performers to a live band or DJ, a chef, a barista or even a small petting zoo. Have an epic dinner out at Katsuya South Beach. Katsuya pairs Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi’s fresh take on Japanese classics with design icon Philippe Starck’s sultry interior. Stay at Kimpton Angler’s Hotel, located just two blocks from the beach, with lush gardens and European ambience.

Georgia

Make your squad swoon for everything Savannah has to offer including breathtaking views, unparalleled cuisine and walkable streets perfect for sightseeing and partying. Start the evening at Kessler Cooking School as a master chef guides the group through a luxurious meal beginning with a hand-mixed cocktail and ending with a decadent molten lava chocolate cake, or munch on classic European dishes from Rocks on the River and watch the historic district begin to bustle with energy. DJs, live music and intimate drinking spots lurk around every corner. Try the legendary river views, refined atmosphere and smooth cocktails at Rocks on the Roof. Mansion on Forsyth Park offers a luxurious reprieve from the wild weekend (with views overlooking Savannah’s most iconic park).

Hawaii

From endless black sand beaches to coffee plantation tours and every imaginable adventure in between, Big Island’s a great alternative to more crowded Maui and Oahu. Try the Manta Night Dive with Jack’s Dive Locker in Kona and don’t miss dreamy sunsets at Hapuna Beach State Park. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has an adults-only pool, and a spa whose treatments highlight local Hawaiian products and techniques. And don’t worry, the island’s active volcanoes are waaaay on the other side.

Idaho

Visit Sun Valley and unplug at Knob Hill Inn, a wellness retreat, before heading to Zenergy for a high-energy class or peaceful yoga practice. Don’t rush your time at the club and be sure to reap the benefits of the eucalyptus steam room and Himalayan salt sauna after your workout. You’ll be refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on anything after your escape to Sun Valley!

Illinois

Go for a beach getaway—in the middle of the Midwest. Yes, any trip to Chicago requires that you take advantage of the city’s incredible food scene—we love Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s Girl and the Goat, the elevated diner fare at Au Cheval, chic steakhouse Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf and the classic deep dish pizza at Pequod’s, not to mention the chance to sample several Chicago favorites in one place at Revival Food Hall. And yes, you’ll want to soak up the city’s culture—Chicago’s theater scene often rivals New York’s, an architecture boat tour is a must and if you hit only one museum, make it the Art Institute. But hugging the skyscrapers of downtown is beautiful Oak Street Beach, and one carefree way to experience it is via  the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago‘s Beach Butler Experience. For a fee, the luxury hotel will provide your crew with a picnic lunch, lounge chairs and umbrellas, and a beach bag with just about everything you’ll need.

Indiana

See the gondolas of Venice right in Indy. Indianapolis is home to the Canal Walk, which resembles the canals one might see in Venice, Italy. Try your hand at duckpin bowling in historic Fountain Square; cry “oompah!” at the Rathskeller, a legit German beer hall, and gather the gals for brunch the next morning at Milktooth—located inside an old service station. Stay at the hip Alexander Hotel, right in the heart of the city.

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Iowa

The undisputed king of good times in the Hawkeye State is surely bumping college town Iowa City. The Ped Mall is a hub of nightlife and tomfoolery featuring a cluster of bars within walking distance of one another. Hit up classic IC bars like the Airliner and the Fieldhouse and end the night with a drag show at Studio 13. Afterward, stumble a few blocks home to the hotelVetro. Rise and shine the next morning to kayak the Iowa River; save room afterward for brunch at Iowa River Power Restaurant—an Iowa City (technically Coralville) institution.

Kansas

A stone’s throw from Kansas City, university town Lawrence boasts one of the most beautiful historic  districts in the country. Merchants Pub & Plate puts the harvest of local farms into distinctly Midwestern meals to please the most refined palate. The gracious atmosphere in this beautiful old building that was once Merchants Bank is a great place to try one of their craft beers. When it started its 14-barrel brewhouse in 1989, The Free State Brewing Company was the first legal brewery in Kansas in over 100 years. Stay at the historic Eldridge Hotel in Downtown Lawrence.

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Kentucky

Lexington, the underrated gateway to the South, is acclaimed for its equine culture and bourbon and offers plenty more—including 120 locally owned restaurants, new boutique hotels, the Donut Trail, the craft beer Brewgrass Trail, street-art murals by international artists and American history stops like Mary Todd Lincoln’s House. Explore the proud history of “America’s Official Native Spirit” on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour. Afterward, indulge in Kentucky’s famous cuisine of grits, hot browns and spoon bread before heading out for a night on the town at Belle’s Cocktail House, live music at The Burl, karaoke and line dancing at the Austin City Saloon, before  ending at popular late-night spot, Charlie Brown’s. To round out the trip, tour the famous Keeneland Race Course, which offers a Horse Country program with tours of dozen championship thoroughbred farms (including American Pharoah’s!). Stay at the art-focused 21c Museum Hotel Lexington.

Trover photo by Ardilla Mexicano

Louisiana

The Big Easy’s abundant dining and nightlife options make it a great pick for a bachelorette party. Stay at Hotel Monteleone New Orleans (the Carousel Bar in the lobby is fab!). Next, get some exercise with the Nola City Lights bike tour or take a Louisiana Swamp Tour or a Haunted History Tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Make a stop at the French Market and of course eat beignets at Cafe DuMonde and oys-tahs at Felix’s.

Maine

Take your gal pals on an adventure to a land few know about. Isle au Haut, off the coast of Maine, offers 18 miles of terrific hiking trails and a fabulous campground overlooking the water. To get there, drive to Stonington, a small fishing village at the tip of Deer Isle, then catch the daily mail boat to Isle au Haut. Stay at Ann’s Point Inn.

Maryland

Deep Creek Lake is a great spot for a bachelorette party. Try the Escape Room at Wisp Resort, which is open year-round and offers pontoon boat tours on Deep Creek Lake, Segway tours, the Mountain Coaster, scenic chairlift rides, zip lines and more. The area also offers horseback riding, whitewater rafting (on natural rivers and on the manmade whitewater course atop of Wisp Resort), hiking to Muddy Creek Falls at Swallow Falls State Park (the state’s tallest free-falling waterfall) and jet skis, speed boats or just flatwater kayaking on Deep Creek Lake.

Massachusetts

Start the night by meeting for a drink at Yvonne’s, which is located within Boston’s iconic Locke-Ober space (JFK was a regular) and is a modern reinterpretation of a supper club. For dinner, hit the second outpost of Cambridge, MA’s award-winning wood-fired restaurant, Area Four Boston. The menu showcases chef/owner Jeff Pond’s wood-fired pizzas, which pull elements from Neapolitan and New Haven styles to create a pie that’s in a class all its own. Finish with a destination for the serious cocktail lover, The Hawthorne, named the Best American Hotel Bar in the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. Stay at the timelessly gorgeous Fairmont Copley Plaza.

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Trover photo by Lilia

Michigan

The foliage of Northern Michigan is not the only draw for bachelorettes planning a fall weekend. The harvest season in Michigan is unrivaled. Head to the northern most reaches of the state, to the Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas, which are at 45 degrees latitude, the same as Bordeaux and Burgundy. There, you’ll enjoy wine tasting in Traverse City, recently named a “wine region on the rise” by Wine Enthusiast, and hit a fish boil, which is to the Great Lakes what the clam bake is to New England. Stay at Grand Beach Resort Hotel in Traverse City.

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Minnesota

What’s better than a weekend of bachelorette hijinks at the greatest and largest mall in the country? Radisson Blu Mall of America is connected to the mall, providing a quick getaway to the ultimate shopping weekend. It even includes a free welcome Blu Martini for the group at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar to kick off the festivities. Plus, the Mall has everything from thrill rides and a bowling alley to bars galore where the gals can get their drink on.

Trover photo by Stephanie Moraca

Mississippi

The Gulf Coast is the Magnolia State’s ideal weekend destination.  Grab a “to-go cup” of your favorite beverage and stroll the streets of Gulfport, or press your luck at the numerous casinos in Biloxi. The art scene is an absolute gem: Get your culture fix at the world-renowned Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (designed by famed architect Frank Gehry), and discover the beautifully eccentric world of the illustrious Anderson family at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Shearwater Pottery Workshop and Showroom. Jump on a Tasty Tour to experience the very essence of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s culinary scene. Stay at Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

Missouri

Have your group gather in St. Louis and start the day by getting pampered at the Four Seasons Spa and enjoy an indulgent meal onsite at Cielo Restaurant. Everyone will feel like a princess while spending the evening on a carriage ride through the streets of downtown; St. Louis Carriage Company offers rides starting at $30. Head to Sugarfire Smokehouse or Pappy’s Smokehouse for award winning barbecue; expect daily lines at both. Rock the night at famous Blueberry Hill Restaurant & Music Club, the diner where the “Father of Rock & Roll,” Chuck Berry, performed and frequented.

Montana

Stay at the Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, a staple in Yellowstone Country for more than a century, and your group can gear up for an adventurous weekend of bonding, complete with skiing, mountain biking and and horseback riding. On the other hand, if you’re looking to just relax and enjoy the scenery, the ranch also offers spa services, yoga and a Painting & Photography class. At night, you’ll settle into rustic luxury as each of the property’s 27 historic log cabins offers every comfort and top-shelf amenity you could want. Hint: Keep your friends close by booking adjoining cabins.

Nebraska

Show off all that girl power with a dude ranch visit in Crawford. The weekend comes complete with a round of rifle target practice and blacksmith demonstration at Dobby’s Frontier Town in Alliance, and cold brews at the Crystal Palace Saloon. Pair that with western entertainment at Front Street in Ogallala. Numerous cheap and cheerful hotel chains dot I-80 near Ogalla.

Nevada

In Nevada, the obvious choice is a visit to Las Vegas. For the best bachelorette brunch in Sin City, grab your “I Do” crew and head to GIADA at The Cromwell. Next, indulge in a customizable treatment at Spa at The LINQ. Get ready for a night out with the girls at award-winning COLOR Salon at Caesars Palace, where colorist Michael Boychuck attracts an impressive list of celebrity clientele, including Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria and many others. Hit up the new Drybar, which boasts a full cocktail bar, DJ and gif photo booth. Finish the night with iconic 90s boy band Backstreet Boys, as they prove to be “Larger Than Life” at their exclusive Vegas headlining residency, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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New Hampshire

Celebrate friendship, sisterhood and low-key fun at Squam Lake Inn in Holderness, owned and operated by innkeepers Rae Andrews and Cindy Foster. Since purchasing the property, Andrews and Foster have opened the Red Barn Shop, a hay barn turned artisan gallery and gift shop, selling jewelry made by Foster, among other goods. The inn is also home to the much-lauded Inn Kitchen + Bar, an award-winning restaurant run by the duo. Spend your days hiking West Rattlesnake Mountain or canoeing or kayaking Squam Lake.

New Jersey

The obvious choice for a ladies’ weekend is Atlantic City, but there’s a lot more to do than just drinking and gambling. Start the night off at Escape AC where you and your friends are locked in a room and all you have are your wits and teammates to help you solve clues to escape. It’s 60 intense minutes and one seriously good time! Go to dinner at Angeline, celebrity chef Michael Symon’s restaurant at The Borgata, and spend the night in their luxe Water Club.

Trover photo by D. D. Oakley

New Mexico

Spend a weekend on the wild side, starting with a clothing-optional soak/spa treatments at Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa & Resort, then visit Meow Wolf’s 20,000 foot immersive art experience Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. Go for margs on the rooftop at Coyote Cafe & Cantina, and shop around Santa Fe Plazathen maybe uber over to super-cool outdoor Tesuque Flea Market! Stay at adobe-chic La Fonda on the Plaza.

New York

You can’t go wrong in NYC—the city has it all! Start at RPZL in the city’s Flatiron District for an epic blowout (i.e. confidence boost). Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge is the ideal spot for sunset views, light bites and handcrafted cocktails. While the 360-degree views are available all year, the roof retracts on the heated pool in summer.  Enjoy a fabulous steak dinner at sexy Strip House in the West Village, and then stay at the gorgeous Langham, New York Fifth Avenue in the center of the city.

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Trover photo by Arjun Gupta

North Carolina

Set the stage for a charming girls’ getaway, where wild horses roam freely and Southern charm meets rich maritime history. In Beaufort, nestled along North Carolina’s Central Shore, your gal pals will love stepping onto the city’s oak-lined streets, and it is not uncommon while dining at a waterfront cafe to see wild horses roaming freely on Carrot Island, just across the glassy waters of Taylor’s Creek (HINT: For an up-close encounter, book a quick SUP or kayak excursion with Beaufort Paddle). Historic walking and culinary bike tours inspired by Nicholas Sparks’ Beaufort-set books are popular with bachelorette parties, as are Hungry Town Tour‘s “Ride with the Bride” (the retro-chic bicycles are super Instagram-able). Snag the best painkiller around at Rhum Bar; enjoy a fab Southern lunch at Beaufort Grocery Company; nosh on pizza and a cold brew on the boardwalk at Black Sheep; sip libations at Cru Wine Bar; and party like a local at the Backstreet Pub. Stay at the Rhett House Inn.

Trover photo by Bryan Chumbley

North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is home to the North Dakota Badlands and 70,000 protected acres where magnificent creatures—including bison and wild horses—roam free. A ruggedly beautiful mix of majestic plateaus, jagged peaks and valleys, rolling prairie, rivers and clay badlands buttes offer one of the most unique terrains in the country. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with nature and enjoy downtime before the final hustle and stress of wedding planning gets real. Stay in Medora, a small town known for its Old West charm and located at the South Unit of the park and near the Maah Daah Hey trail system. Stay at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Medora.

Ohio

Cleveland offers plenty of bachelorette fun. Party goers can press their luck at JACK Casino, ogle clothing worn by their favorite rocker at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, crawl down streets filled with bars and restaurants and more, all within a 10–15 minute walk from downtown hotels. Prep for the fun with a blowout and mani/pedi at Manifest, a unique beauty lounge offering craft cocktails. Dine on James Beard-approved eats at Jonathan Sawyer’s The Greenhouse Tavern or Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro, located steps from each other on popular E. 4th Street. For an exclusive club experience, secure the password and pass through the secret door in a doughnut bakery/coffee bar to Magnolia. (Be sure to grab a “Bride To Be” cocktail.) Stay at Metropolitan at the 9, a swanky hotel in the heart of Downtown dripping with modern design. Take the party underground to VAULT, or to the rooftop at Azure lounge.

Oklahoma

Stay at the 21C Museum Hotel  Oklahoma City and surround yourself with contemporary art in a beautifully-renovated former Ford assembly plant. Hit OKC Riversport Adventure Parks, where you can go whitewater rafting, float or tube down a river, standup paddleboard, kayak, zipline, rock climb and more—in the heart of the city. Afterward, indulge at Udander, a Scandinavian-style sauna and steam spa, then have drinks at Suncloud Brewery, a huge brewery and beautiful tasting room, just across the street from the hotel.

Trover photo by Agnieszka Dankowska

Oregon

Portland is known for its foodie culture, excellent coffee and endless craft breweries. One great way to explore the city’s beer scene is on BrewCycle, a 14-person bike that stops at different breweries and pubs in Portland’s NW Pearl District. BrewCycle’s sister, the BrewBarge, is a pedal-powered 15-person barge that cruises the Willamette River during the summer months. Either of these would be a great way to kick-off an evening of bachelorette fun. Oregon has very lax nudity laws so a night at Stag PDX is definitely in order. (Bring singles!) Stay downtown at the Mark Spencer Hotel.

Photo courtesy of Omni Bedford Springs

Pennsylvania

Remember those sleepover parties from your childhood where you and your besties would try to scare the heck out of each other with spooky stories? Relive those days at the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Springs. Built in 1796, the resort—which has hosted several U.S. Presidents and dignitaries—is known to have several ghostly spirits lurking within; maybe not so surprising, considering the resort’s former grounds were sacred healing lands of Iroquois and Shawnee tribes. Due to this phenomenon, the hotel is offering Guided Hotel Ghost Tours as a way to engage guests in the supernatural spirit of the resort, offering loads of spooky fun and a unique way to spend a weekend.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a state small in size, but big on options. Head to New port and marvel at the opulence—and outstanding interior design schemes—of Gilded Age mansions such as the Vanderbilts’ The Breakers, Marble House and Rough Point. Stay in town at Gurney’s and have dinner at Midtown Oyster Bar followed by drinks at Castle Hill Inn—but make sure to save time to work on your tan at the nearby beach!

South Carolina

With more than 120 restaurants and bars scattered throughout its walkable downtown, Greenville offers countless ways to get the party started. Toast the bachelorette with a handcrafted bottled cocktail at UP on the Roof, a bar with scenic city views (Hint: Try the Sinners & Saints!) or share some small plates and wine at the Cazbah, a tapas restaurant and wine bar. Find the perfect pair of jeans at Beija Flor, a women-owned premium denim company, or take a candle-making class at Magnolia Scents. Looking to get outdoors? Rent bikes from Pedal Chic, a women-focused bike shop and athletic clothing boutique, and hop on the award-winning GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, which starts downtown. Stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville.

South Dakota

For an epic bachelorette trip, hop on over to Rapid City and the surrounding Black Hills for fresh air and wide-open spaces. Indulge in Thomas Jefferson’s original ice cream recipe while admiring the 60-foot faces of George, Thomas, Teddy and Abe at Mount Rushmore. Take an open-air Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour through Custer State Park in search of roaming wildlife, including pronghorns, elk and the noble buffalo. Enjoy indigenous-inspired spa treatments and sauna in a traditional tipi at Deadwood’s Akela Spa. Walk in the footsteps of Old West legends at the Gold Rush town of Deadwood. Try a hand at Black Jack in hotels and halls haunted by Wild Bill, Seth, Calamity and countless others. Finish your day feasting through Rapid City at popular restaurants like kōl, where every item is prepared in front of guests using a 10,000-pound coal-fired oven. Make sure to check out Blind Lion, a 1920s inspired speakeasy, as well as Vertex, a chic rooftop bar at the historic Hotel Alex Johnson Stay: Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2018, Rapid City’s Hotel Alex Johnson is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a landmark of the town’s skyline.

Downtown Nashville, photo courtesy of Visit Music City

Tennessee

From walkable bar hopping to indulging in Nashville’s pulsing food scene, Music City is the perfect destination to celebrate with the girls (though be warned, the secret is out and you’ll likely run into a handful of other hen parties around town). Get an early start in the Gulch neighborhood and hop in line at Biscuit Love before it starts wrapping around the building. Stroll the ‘hood and let the bride take pictures in front of the famous “What Lifts You Wings” mural by Kelsey Montague. Next, head over to Broadway for a rowdy day of day drinking and putting in your music requests for the live bands at classic Nashville bars like Nudie’s, Tootsie’s and Honky Tonk. Nosh on smoked BBQ while playing yard games at BBQ at Martin’s, or opt for a fancier meal at Deacon’s New South, then head back to Broadway and let the night really begin. Stay at Hutton Hotel, set in the city’s lively West End neighborhood and steps from Music Row.

Trover photo by Altitude & Elements

Texas

There is no better place in Texas for a bachelorette destination than Austin. Get in Texas cowgirl mood by donning some famous Allens Boots from “boots-to-borrow” program at the Aloft/Element Austin Downtown. Then head down to Ladybird Lake for a morning stand-up paddle board session with city views. Grab a bite at Austin’s famous barbecue joint, Franklin, then spend the afternoon at Austin’s highest rooftop pool and lounge, Azul. Get the group pampered with Austin-themed treatments such as the Bourbon Cowgirl/Cowboy Pedicure at JW Spa, then get the party started at Austin’s backyard bar and lounge, Upstairs at Caroline, where guests are encouraged to play games while sipping frozen specialty cocktails. At night, hit up the dive-bar centric party scene of 6th Street or the lively backyard bars of Rainey Street. Lastly, dip into one of Austin’s many speakeasies… If you can find them.

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Utah

Park City rules for a night- or weekend-long bachelorette bash. You can actually ski in and out to Main Street via the Town Lift. Ski or snowboard at Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States. Explore the mountain with your group with a personalized Peak to Peak guided tour, then keep each other warm and enjoy homemade fondue and stunning views of the Resort at Lookout Cabin.

Vermont

A bachelorette party can be so much more than a crazy night out on the town. The Spa at Stowe Mountain Lodge is available after hours so the bride and her crew can have the luxurious 21,000-square-foot facilities, including the relaxing spa sanctuary lounge with stunning views of Mt. Mansfield, a hot tub and a swim-out outdoor heated pool, featuring two lap lanes. It’s heated 365 days a year for any guest who wants to swim in the 84-degree water while watching the snow fall in winter. For the adventurous summer bride, go for a zip line tour from Vermont’s tallest peak; with two side-by-side lines on each zip span, the bride can experience it all with a friend by her side.

Virginia

Charlottesville makes for a perfect destination for the bride’s last hurrah. No trip would be complete without a visit to the historic Downtown Mall, one of the longest pedestrian malls in the country. This eight-block avenue made of brick is lined with restaurants, many of which offer outdoor patio spaces, perfect for grabbing a meal al fresco underneath the shade of mature oak trees. Next, make a trip to one of the region’s 30-plus wineries, breweries, artisanal cideries or distilleries; or take a trip to Carter Mountain Orchard, located a few minutes south of town, and pick your own peaches or apples while taking in breathtaking views of the city below.  Stay at the hip Graduate Charlottesville.

Beresan Winery in Walla Walla | Trover photo by Mark Rentz

Washington

Washington is the nation’s second-largest producer of premium wines, with more than 70 grape varieties and 900 wineries. The Yakima Valley and Walla Walla serve as Washington’s wine hubs, while Seattle has a great urban wine scene and Woodinville Wine Country is only a 30-minute drive. Stay in Seattle and visit Pike Place Market to sip shakes at old-school soda fountain Shug’s, pop a few hot mini doughnuts at Daily Dozen, watch the famous fish toss at Pike Place Fish Co. and check out the world’s first Starbucks, which is right across the street. Stay at Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle.

West Virginia

Greenbrier Hotel and Resort in White Sulphur Springs is a stunning hotel with all sort of perks, from the rolling lush green mountaintops surrounding the property to the iconic Dorothy Draper interior. It exudes traditional Southern charm and effortless timelessness. The hotel can also connect your group with guided horseback rides along stunning local trails. Meanwhile, the nearby town of Lewisburg provides plenty of opportunities to shop at charming boutiques.

Wisconsin

Milwaukee is filled with authentic, old-school charms, from the world’s oldest bowling alley (Holler House) to classic German joint Mader’s. But Brew City has a modern side you and the girls will love, too. Be sure to experience the outstanding Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Art Museum, then have a creative cocktail at The Outsider, a beautiful open-air rooftop bar and lounge boasting views of Milwaukee’s skyline. For beer lovers, explore some of the amazing breweries in the city—Lakefront Brewery offers a can’t-miss Friday Fish Fry complete with a live polka band and dancing. Stay in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel.

View of Grand Teton Mountains

Wyoming

Spring Creek Ranch, one of the West’s most popular luxury resorts, is hidden among the ​beautiful, rugged landscape​ of Jackson Hole​ on a wildlife sanctuary almost 1,000 feet above town. ​Gather your gals in a chic chalet ​for an unforgettable weekend. From the resort, you can take in the most spectacular (and Insta-worthy) views ​of the Teton mountain range, enjoy ​a hiking tour through Grand Teton National Park, go horseback riding atop the beautiful Jackson Hole landscape, relax in the natural hot springs, or shop in the picturesque town square. At night, throw on your party​ ​(cowboy) hats and check out the Jackson Hole Rodeo or hit the local bars in town, like the landmark Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

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