Bachelorette parties. They used to be one wild night on the town, but these days smart brides-to-be are using their bachelorette bash as an excuse for a real girlfriends’ getaway. And why not? A mini vacation is a whole lot more memorable than one night on the town.
At Thumbtack, we get thousands of requests from brides-to-be looking to plan a perfect bachelorette party each year, and a planner to help them organize it. So we wondered: Which cities are the most popular based on the number of bachelorette-related requests? The results were surprising!
Austin, with its live music, laid-back nightlife and coveted foodie scene is the overall favorite. Sin City – aka Las Vegas – is still popular but the more cosmopolitan New York and Chicago are a close third and fourth, thanks to great shopping and dining and easy access from anywhere in the county. For beach lovers, Miami Beach, Palm Springs and San Diego are favorites for their world-class spas and gorgeous weather, while those looking for Southern hospitality and a friendly local party scene are making New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville the top go-to spots.
We also wondered what the most popular activities were for bachelorette parties, and we found… more surprises!
Here are the 10 most requested bachelorette party activities:
- Personal Chef
- Cooking Lessons
- Party Bus Rental
- Massage Therapy
- Event Makeup
- Event Photography
- Limousine Rental
- Pole Dancing Lessons
- Boudoir Photography
- Tie: Psychic Reading / Bartender
Overall and by a wide margin, female friends preferred bonding over cooking and pampering activities, with only a few groups asking for more er, spicy activities like pole-dancing lessons and boudoir photography.