Weddings can be stressful and bachelorette parties have become a fun tradition for a bride to let loose a little with a handful of her closest friends—usually members of the bridal party—close to the wedding day. While bachelorette parties might bring to mind bar hopping and karaoke, these pre-wedding celebrations have evolved considerably over the years.
These days, bride tribes are tailoring the day—or weekend—to better suit their interests. Looking for some unique bachelorette party ideas in greater Philadelphia? Look no further!
Plan a Girls' Weekend With The "I Do Crew"
Weekend getaways have become extremely popular for bachelorette parties and for good reason—they offer fun, adventure and the chance to check a cool locale off the bucket list. Plan a getaway to destinations like Nashville, Tennessee where you can catch a show at the iconic Grand Ole Opry, explore the County Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and explore the funky downtown.
Thanks to non-stop flights from Philadelphia, Iceland has become a popular international destination. Or, stay closer to Philadelphia and plan a trip to the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, or one of Delaware’s scenic beaches.
Go Wine Tasting
A take on the more traditional bachelorette party, but decidedly classier, rent a limo and visit one of the many vineyards in greater Philadelphia.
A number have live music, food trucks and even wine tasting. We love Penns Woods Winery, the Inn at Grace Winery, Chaddsford Winery, and Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, no matter how big or small, so as the big day approaches, help the bride-to-be unwind with a spa day, or opt for a spa getaway. Locally, you can’t go wrong with the Inn at Montchanin Village or Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon.
Or go all in with the luxurious amenities at The Greenbrier in West Virginia, Canyon Ranch in Massachusetts, or in Pennsylvania, The Lodge at Woodloch or Nemacolin Resort.
Explore Scenic Greater Philadelphia With The Bridal Posse
If your bride tribe is full of adrenaline junkies, consider something adventurous like indoor skydiving at iFly in King of Prussia.
Or, try ropes obstacle courses and ziplining. Treetop Quest in Philadelphia has over 60 obstacles, while Treetop Adventures at Elmwood Park Zoo suspends visitors 50 feet off the ground with cool views of the animals nearby.
Go Ape in Bear, Delaware boasts a 700-foot long zipline among the trees, sure to get your blood pumping.
Hit the Water
With so many waterways around greater Philadelphia, there are ample opportunities to get out on the water, whether you go paddleboarding, kayaking or sailing.
Try Phoenixville SUP Paddle Board and Kayak Rental, Marsh Creek Water Sports in Downingtown, or Crosswater SUP in Cherry Hill. Wilderness Canoe Trips in Delaware offers guided trips, too.
For the outdoorsy types, take a camping trip, or step things up with glamping. Massey’s Landing in Millsboro, Delaware, is a scenic spot on Rehoboth Bay, overlooking the stretch of calm waters.
The site offers Safari Tent Camping, complete with beds, a fan, deck furniture, fire ring, picnic table, electricity and a golf cart. You may never want to leave.
If simple is what you seek, consider an old-fashioned slumber party, complete with cocktails and movies. Yoga retreats or classes are also a great way to connect and unwind. Learn a new skill in a cooking, painting, photography or mixology, or plan a city-wide scavenger hunt.