March 23, 2023
6 Bachelorette Party Destinations in the Outdoors
One of the best parts of any wedding is having the excuse to plan a vacation for all of your closest friends. As schedules get busier and people move away, you can rarely gather all of your favorite people in one room. A bachelorette party is a perfect way to bring everyone you love together in one place and dedicate an entire weekend to making memories.
However, picking a destination for this special vacation can feel overwhelming. You need to consider people’s budgets, your party size, travel logistics, and more. Many brides are turning to destinations in the outdoors thanks to their versatility and wide range of potential activities.
If your party would love to immerse themselves in nature while still relying on top-of-the-line accommodations, we have a list of our favorite bachelorette party destinations in the outdoors below.
For adventurers who want a taste of the Rocky Mountains, a trip to Vail is the ideal option. Our retreat is located at the 4 Eagle Ranch, just 20 minutes from the town of Vail, and it’s a peaceful oasis that offers stunning views, luxurious accommodations, and exciting outdoor adventures.
Where To Stay in Vail
When booking with Collective Retreats, consider our most popular accommodation option, the Summit Tent.
You can start your morning by sipping coffee and looking out at the striking mountain peaks from your private deck located at the entrance to your tent. After a day of exploring and bonding with your friends, retreat into your tent to take a warm shower in your en-suite bathroom and tuck yourself into your king-sized bed that’s dressed with high-quality linens.
What To Do in Vail
Start the adventures with a hike on our Wellness Trail, taking a moment to find your inner peace and connect with your closest friends. Then, amp up the adventure with a horseback ride or mountain biking trek along our trails, taking the time to appreciate the beauty of the nature surrounding you.
Before dinner, take part in our Sage Happy Hour, which features craft cocktails and local wines and beers. While you share stories with your party, you can also enjoy the sounds of a crackling fire.
Come dinnertime, choose a table under the stars, and enjoy our Locals Only Chef’s Tasting Menu, a multi-course meal that is locally sourced and inspired by the beautiful area surrounding you.
Joshua Tree, CA
Sitting just outside of Los Angeles, this 800,000-acre national park will be the perfect desert destination for your bachelorette party. There are countless lodging options in the area with desert-chic decor and enough space to fit your entire party.
For a hike that will fit every experience level, check out the Hidden Valley Nature Trail. This easy, one-mile loop will take you through massive boulders and give you majestic views of the park, fields of wildflowers, and more.
However, if your group is made up of experienced hikers, take a trip to the Ryan Mountain Trail. This 1.5-mile-long trail is short but steep, which will make the hike up to the magical view at the top satisfyingly strenuous.
Lastly, enjoy a picnic at the Covington Flats. These backcountry roads sit under the tallest trees in the park and have unparalleled mountain views. Lay out a picnic blanket, pop a bottle of champagne, and toast to a successful bachelorette party.
Of course, be sure to pack a camera to get a group photo by one of the many twisted, bristled Joshua trees.
Located in eastern Utah, a stay in Moab will give your party access to massive red rock formations, archaeological artifacts, beautiful hiking trails, and more.
One of the main attractions of Moab is Arches National Park, the perfect day trip for any adventurous girls’ group. There are countless spots and trails to explore in this park, but be sure to hike to the Delicate Arch. It will take about two and a half hours to walk this three-mile trail that brings you to one of the most famous sights in Utah.
If you want to soak in the gorgeous views from the water, take your group paddle boarding on the Colorado River. There are many different businesses along the river that rent stand-up paddleboards, paddles, and life vests. This peaceful experience is a wonderful option for a laidback afternoon.
For another water-based activity, try whitewater rafting! Traveling down the rapids in Cataract Canyon will be an unforgettable bonding experience. Also, be sure to carve out time every night to sit with your friends and gaze at the stars. This small town has little to no light pollution, making the stars look bright and endless.
Lake Tahoe, CA
If your party loves days spent by the lake, a cold craft beer, and the feeling of being pampered, the best choice for your bachelorette party is Lake Tahoe, California. There are a variety of accommodation options lining the lake, most of which are the perfect mix of rustic and luxurious.
If everyone is itching to explore the water from the moment they arrive, spend your first day kayaking on Emerald Bay. Giving your gorgeous views of the bright blue water and surrounding mountains and foliage, this is a great introduction to Lake Tahoe. Don’t forget to paddle to Fannette Island to see a one-of-a-kind miniature castle.
For a day of pampering that still includes outdoor activities, book a spa session with Elements Day Spa. As a guest, you will have access to their private beach, outdoor pool, and hot tub to use in between your massage, facial, and manicure.
Lake Tahoe is not just for summer gatherings; it has plenty of options for the winter months as well. If your party is up for winter sports, head to Heavenly Mountain for a day of skiing and snowboarding.
Colorado Springs, CO
If you want a mountain trip filled with adventure, book your bachelorette party in Colorado Springs. First, you can’t miss out on the hiking opportunities around this natural destination. With over 350 miles of trails, each hike you choose will provide a unique look at the Rockies.
For beginning hikers, head to Mount Cutler Trail, a leisurely 1.7 miles hike that boasts incredible views from the summits. More experienced hikers may choose to walk the 7.6 miles of the Columbine Trail for views of rushing streams, red-headed finches, and mountaintops.
If you want an upscale outdoor experience, take a tour of the wineries in and around Colorado Springs. One of the most popular winery options in the area is Vino Colorado Winery. Offering complimentary wine tasting all day and a menu filled with perfect wine pairings, this vineyard will give your group an afternoon of laughs, drinks, and peaceful views.
Besides hiking or with a wine glass in your hand, one of the best ways to take in the Colorado Springs views is on horseback. There are many trails throughout the city that accommodate horseback rides, as well as dude ranches if you prefer to ride in an open space.
For a group who prefers beer over wine, the Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. is well-loved by locals and tourists alike, offering 10 to 12 local brews.
To enjoy a variety of beautiful outdoor activities, book a stay in Sedona, Arizona, for your bachelorette.
To start your day on a beautiful and restorative note, enjoy a one-of-a-kind rise-and-shine yoga class with your party. Held on the powerful Airport vortex, this yoga class is designed to harmonize and clear your chakras, calm your mind and body, and make you feel connected to nature. Every time you open your eyes in class, you will be greeted with beautiful Sedona views.
One of the most popular spots in Sedona is Devil’s Bridge, thanks to its sweeping and breathtaking scenery. Be sure to bring your camera to take a selfie with all of your girls while surrounded by impressive rock structures, lush foliage, and rolling hills.
If you have rented a car for your bachelorette party, pack everyone in and drive down the Red Rock Scenic Byway. This incredibly popular stretch of Highway 179 is eight miles long and will take you past some of Sedona’s most stunning scenery.
Blast your favorite music and sing along with your friends while marveling at the natural wonders that surround you.
A Party Outdoors
There are so many spots throughout the country that make for a great bachelorette party destination that relies on the variety of activities and stunning sights of a trip outdoors.
The peaceful ambiance will help give your party the space and time for bonding and getting to know each other better, and the hikes, water activities, and bike rides will keep your weekend energized and exciting.
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