By Hollie Deese
Destination bachelor and bachelorette parties are on the rise, but with Nashville’s downtown pedal taverns filled with plenty of out-of-town partiers, 2017 is the right time to consider taking your own celebration on the road. From all-inclusive beach resorts to downtown distilleries, there’s sure to be just the right place to celebrate saying goodbye to being single with your squad.
No passport needed to get to this tropical party spot.
Round-trip flights from Nashville starting at $219, prices subject to change.
For bachelors: Get the guys and hit up La Placita, San Juan’s main square, for a vast array of bars and restaurants, including Santaella (josesantaella.com) and bar hop from there. During the day take the group to the Toro Verde Adventure Park (toroverdepr.com) for a trip along the Guinness World Record-certified longest zip line in the world – 7,590 feet long and 1,200 feet tall.
For bachelorettes: Book everyone into The Dreamcatcher Guest House (dreamcatcherpr.com), just steps from the beach and with communal kitchen and bath spaces that are conducive to groups of girls. Relax in one of the in-room hammocks before gearing up for a night on the town – or stay in and take one of the twice-daily yoga classes and enjoy the gourmet vegetarian food.
Round-trip flights from Nashville starting at $142, prices subject to change.
For Bachelors: Book the group at The Curtis Hotel (1405 Curtis St., Denver, thecurtis.com) right downtown, maybe in the Ghostbusters or Star Trek themed rooms before heading out to one of the Centennial Specialty Tour (centennialspecialtytours.com) bus tours of area distilleries, possibly taking in the area ghost lore and other history with the cocktails.
For Bachelorettes: For some of the city’s best live jazz and craft cocktails every night, The Crimson Room (thecrimsonroom.com) does the trick with low lighting, fresh-squeezed juices and even house-made bitters. The service is so great the group may not want to leave, but if so try grabbing a meal at Linger (lingerdenver.com), with global fare and one of the best views of the city.
Round-trip flights from Nashville starting at $214, prices subject to change.
For bachelors: Battle Sports (battlesports.ca) is the epitome of maleness, with an archery range, a NERF gun battle arena, archery dodgeball and a myriad of other ways to beat each other up. After that drinks will be in order, so take the gang to Carbon Bar (thecarbonbar.ca) for Southern-inspired barbecue and cocktails.
For bachelorettes: Grab the group for Manis and Mimosas at Elmwood Spa (elmwoodspa.com), or even get the full treatment with snacks in between a massage or facial. Then, instead of going out to one of the many amazing restaurants try booking a food tour instead through the Culinary Adventure Co. (culinaryadventureco.com). Early birds will love the VIP Early Access Tour of the iconic St. Lawrence Market, with fresh roasted coffee, fresh croissants and the area’s legendary Peameal sandwich.
Round-trip flights from Nashville starting at $97, prices subject to change.
For bachelors: Carts and carts of dim sum serve short rib dumplings, steamed buns, local root tartar and so much more is there for the taking at The Sarsaparilla Club (sarsaparillaclub.com), created by Top Chef alums Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis. Once fortified, hit STORY Nightclub (storymiami.com), one of the wildest in a city of wild clubs.
For bachelorettes: Post up all your pals at Royal Palm South Beach Miami (royalsouthbeach.com) with oceanfront views, luxurious suites and a private hot spot called the South Shore that is just the right place to prepare for the last night on the single circuit. Dinner? Can’t go wrong with the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar (runchickenrun.com) for a plate of deviled eggs, blistered heirloom tomatoes and any number of signature biscuits.
Round-trip flights from Nashville starting at $239, prices subject to change.
For bachelors: Start the evening at Woodbury (woodburysf.com) for everything from Natty Light in a can to 15-year-old El Dorado Rum. Once warm from all the whiskey – and filled with Mahi Mahi fish tacos, beef sliders with bacon and Brie and hangar steak skewers, head over to the Occidental Cigar Club (471 Pine St., San Francisco, occidentalcigarclub.com) for an even bigger selection of spirits and one of the last places to legally smoke.
For bachelorettes: Start off the trip with an epic spa day at Cavallo Point’s Spa (cavallopoint.com), ranked No. 4 Top Hotel Spas in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure in 2014. The ladies will never want to leave with spa treatments that range from Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, Thai compression and even a two-hour infrared salt ritual. Once pampered and pretty have a chef come visit from Cozymeal (cozymeal.com) to teach everyone how to prepare a delicious course, or to make a private meal while you sip cocktails and reminisce about all the best single moments spent together.