Miami is no stranger to hosting bachelorette parties, but that doesn’t mean every bride-to-be (or her posse) wants to end up clubbing in matching tank tops. We came up with seven ideas guaranteed to impress a bride and all of her friends—even the ones who’ve celebrated what feels like a zillion bachelorettes already.
7 Non-Lame Bachelorette Party Ideas in Miami
Charter A Boat
OK, we know you’re a fabulous bride. So naturally, you deserve an equally swank soiree. Rent a boat through Boatsetter and bring the party to the bay. You’ll need to BYOB, but a captain to sail you around is part of the package.
Become A Chef For A Day
For the bride who fancies herself the next Top Chef winner, head to the Biltmore for a private cooking class taught by one of the hotel’s lead chefs. Pick a theme (Mexican, Asian, Italian or South Floridian) and craft a multi-course meal filled with sweet and savory items. (Think tuna sashimi, fettuccine Bolognese or Thai doughnuts, depending on what menu you choose.) And yes, you get to drink the entire time and eat the results once you’re done cooking.
Indulge In A Spa Getaway
Plan a party that’s more detox than debauch. Hang out at the best spa in Bal Harbour (that would be the Exhale spa at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour) and sign everyone up for a Z Peel facial (with detoxifying Japanese mushroom enzymes), a fragrant Tahitian body scrub or a stress-melting shiatsu massage. Looking to really supercharge the self-care? Book a two-night “Restore & Recharge” package, which includes a tailored nutrition plan, a one-on-one guided moonlight meditation session, daily fitness classes, your choice of spa treatments and even an optional private cooking class. Yeah, this is sure to calm those pre-wedding jitters.
Go On A Killer Staycation
We get it: You don’t have enough time to actually leave town for your bachelorette party, but you’re still in need of something fun, relaxing and memorable. How about a quick trip to South Beach? We’re talking indulgent brunches, unbelievable spa treatments, gorgeous beaches and lots of photo ops.
Hang Out At An Instagram Playground
Like it or not, every bachelorette party must be heavily documented on social media. So why not go somewhere that’s designed just for that? Think of Artechouse as an Instagram playground for digital enthusiasts. Open year-round, it showcases experiential, technology-driven works, and museumgoers are encouraged to photograph and touch the art. Plus, because it’s in South Beach, you can make a reservation at a nearby restaurant on Lincoln Road or Ocean Drive to keep the party going all night long.
Take A Cruise
If you don’t know where to start when it comes to planning a bachelorette celebration, we have the perfect solution: Book a cruise. Sail to the most stunning destinations, all while dining on celebrity-chef eats, stargazing on pool decks, indulging in spa treatments and never fully unpacking. Between PortMiami (the cruise capital of the world, NBD) and Port Everglades (half an hour north in Fort Lauderdale), you can choose from more than 60 different ships among 20-odd cruise lines. And while you’ll find every imaginable Caribbean itinerary, you can also opt for destinations farther afield—like South America and Europe.
Road-trip To Key West
TripAdvisor named Key West the number one city to visit last year. So yeah, catch us perusing colorful pastel-painted beach houses, hanging at Ernest Hemingway’s historic home and drinking our way through the rowdy bars of Duval Street. Don’t judge us for overindulging in some freshly caught seafood and zesty key lime pie, either. Shhh, a bachelorette party here is one for the books.