24 Bachelorette Ideas To Ensure Your BFF Goes Out In Style

She got you over the blow of your last nasty breakup, helped you avoid that horrendous fashion faux pas (Drop-crotch pants? What were you thinking?), and possibly even held your hair back a time or two. Yup, that's your true-blue, baby-blue BFF. And yeah, you might be attached at the hip, but now that she's getting hitched (they're dropping like flies!), there's no need to go all Bridesmaids on us.
As she migrates from single to spoken for, it's time to repay her in a rad way for all those selfless moments she's given you. So, the pressure's ON to make sure she goes out with a serious bang. Whether she wants a balls-to-the-wall rager or a serene spa getaway, we've planned four awesome bachelorette itineraries filled with tons of ideas fit for your special bride-to-be—this way, you don't have to work your tushy off trying to nail that wicked weekend. Make your own vow right now to give her the awesome odyssey she deserves, and then go ahead and have a ball—we're taking care of everything else.
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A Day At The Races At Santa Anita Park
Nothing's more "off the beaten path" than taking her to the track for some good old-fashioned (responsible) gambling! The 215-foot bar is one of the longest in all of SoCal, so you won't have to fight to get your day-drunk on, either. Tip: Try the Macho Mary, one of the punchiest bloodies we've tried!
Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive (At West Huntington Drive); 626-574-7223.
Cooking Classes At EATZ LA
Assemble the list of her favorite dishes, and your group can get all domestic goddess with a personalized cooking class, taught by a pro chef. They even do sushi!
EATZ LA, 612 North La Brea Avenue (at Melrose Avenue); 310-824-3586.
A Mystical Night At The Magic Castle
This private clubhouse perched atop Franklin Avenue guarantees a memorable night. There are illusionists in every corner of the manse — fun acts like an invisible ghostly pianist, Irma (she takes requests!), and up-close and personal trick-viewing to see if you can decipher the magician's secrets.
The Magic Castle, 7001 Franklin Avenue (At Franklin Avenue); 323-851-3313.
Take A Seaside Cruise On The Hornblower
Climb aboard this luxe yacht for breakfast, lunch, or sunset dinner, and cruise the picturesque Pacific. This is photo opp central, so don't forget to pack your camera — and Dramamine — just in case!
Hornblower Cruises,13755 Fiji Way (Near Admiralty Way); 310-301-6000.
Pack Your Bags For A Mini Getaway At The Madonna Inn
Maybe you've caught the awesome interiors on the Travel Channel, but if not, The Madonna Inn boasts some of the most ornate, unforgettable decor in the nation. The rooms are all themed (think Western, Merry-Go-Round, or Old Mill) for funny photos, and the name alone will inspire ladies-only late-night dance parties à la Madge!
The Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Road (Near Higuera Street), San Luis Obispo; 800-543-9666.
Paint The Town At ArtWorks Studio
Why not send her down the aisle, and into her first home with some art made by her besties? At this Larchmont studio, you can sip champers while you properly learn how to draw the male form — with a nude model in the flesh!
ArtWorks Studio Drawing Party, 660 North Larchmont Boulevard (Near Melrose Avenue); 323-463-2562.
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Hit The Ritz In Laguna Niguel
Wouldn't it be fun to rent convertibles and take a road trip to Laguna for some pampering and oceanfront fitness? This hotel sits atop a tall bluff and boasts some of the best views on the entire Cali coast.
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, One Ritz-Carlton Drive (Near Pacific Coast Highway); 949-240-2000.
Have An "Om" Moment At The Ojai Valley Inn
This getaway is quintessential California relaxation at its finest, and we've personally seen several A-listers in their fluffy white robes, enjoying its massive spa with their gal pals. There are two pools, a golf course, several restos, and even a full-on fun bar on site — you really don't ever need to leave the grounds (trust us, you won't want to, either).
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Road (Near Country Club Drive); 805-646-1111.
Splurge For A Spa Escape At The Montage
Sure, it's a spot for tons of actual nups ceremonies, but that doesn't mean you can't go with the gals for a blissful bachelorette, too. Located right in the arts community of Laguna, you can stroll among galleries in between spa appointments. If you're plotting your adventure for this summer already, you may even want to buy tickets to the Pageant of the Masters, where historic paintings are enacted on-stage (they look insanely real!) to really knock it out of the park.
Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 South Coast Highway (At Coast Highway); 866-271-6953.
Head To P.V. For A Peaceful Retreat At The Terranea
For some reason people tend to forget about this gorgeous Mediterranean getaway, which is only about an hour outside of the heart of L.A. With fairly affordable rooms and a super casual vibe, this spot has bachelorette bonding written all over it.
Terranea, 100 Terranea Way (Near Palos Verdes Drive); 310-265-2800.
Celebrate Life In Death Valley At The Furnace Creek Resort
This rejuvenation station is one of the best-kept secrets in all of Cali. It has a spring-fed pool, sprawling grounds with beautiful mountain views, and a neat nostalgic vibe that's sure to stun your betrothed BFF.
Furnace Creek Resort, Highway 190 East, Death Valley; 800-236-7916.
Hold A Spa Staycation At Voda
If time doesn't seem to be on your side (or funds, for that matter), this WeHo mini-resort is a great way to spend an entire day poolside with pampering mixed in. Pack your flops, mags, and maybe some sweet memories of your bride-to-be, and hang in your comfies from the early a.m. until closing time at midnight. And don't you worry, there's a cocktail lounge built in, too!
Voda Spa, 7770 Santa Monica Boulevard (On the corner of North Stanley Avenue); 323-654-4411.
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Taste The Grapes At Falkner Winery
Temecula is just a hop, skip, and a jump from L.A., and its vast countryside might as well be another world. Falkner Winery is one of the local toasts of the town, and they can even host a dinner for your whole bridal party in their VIP barrel room.
Falkner Winery, 40620 Calle Contento (Near Rancho California Road), Temecula; 951-676-8231.
Toast Her New Life At Temecula's Churon Winery
This intimate chateau sits above 11 acres of vines, and is the closest you'll get to France without spending beaucoup dough! It's a grape-fueled getaway that can be as relaxing or debaucherous as you like.
Inn at Churon Winery, 33233 Rancho California Road (At Rancho California Road); 951-694-9070.
Unwind At Malibu Family Wines
Head up to the 'Bu for a picnic and easy-breezy merrymaking at this cozy vineyard retreat. You can pack some Catch Phrase, dominoes, or wedding-themed games to amp up the fun factor, or just sit back and listen to a live band with a glass of delicious vino in hand!
Malibu Family Wines, 31740 Mulholland Highway (Near Zuma Ridge Fire Road); 818-865-0605.
Sip And Soar On A Balloon Ride At Ponte Vineyard Inn
There's so much more than clinking glasses at this hideaway. With more than 30 wineries within a stone's throw of the inn, you can certainly do the typical tasting tours, but they offer horseback riding and hot air balloon rides, too. And did we mention the Grapeseed Spa is right next door?
Ponte Vineyard Inn, 35001 Rancho California Road (At Via Del); 888-563-8885.
Hop In A Jeep, And Sip Sideways-Style!
Whet your palate with the Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Sauv Blancs that Santa Barbara County Wineries are so famous for — while on an open-air Jeep tour. Cloud Climbers also covers Paso Robles, if those varietals happen to tickle your fancy.
Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours, 805.646.3200.
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Party Hard At The Hard Rock In S.D.
This San Diego hotspot is the perfect way to say sayonara to singledom. Everything about it screams party, with not one, but two bumpin' bars: 207 on the main floor, and Float on the rooftop. They have Nobu for sushi, a build-your-own-French-toast bar, and relaxation treatments at the Rock Spa for recovery on Sunday. Added perk? The hotel has a mobile concierge app to bring you booze, restock the bar, or to make reservations anywhere in town.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 5th Avenue (At L Street); 619-702-3000.
Do Some Damage In The Desert At Morongo Casino
Okay, don't judge, but we've personally had some wild times here that were unforgettable, and we're not hesitating one bit to recommend this for a badass bachelorette. Really. Slot machines and a spa in the Palm Springs heat? Yes, please! You may be the classiest babes in the joint, but a little ego-stroke of that kind never hurt anyone!
Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive (Near Morongo Trail), Palm Springs; 951-849-3080.
Learn Some Saucy Stripper Moves At Isabella's
Not for the buttoned-up or faint of heart, this private dance studio lights up like a strip club, and offers pole instructions by the pros. Naturally, they serve up some libations to loosen you up a little first!
Isabella’s Dance Academy, 1334 Lincoln Boulevard (Near Arizona Avenue); 310-392-3493.
Pucker Up With Some Drag Queens At Lips
We've had pals swear by this spot for some cheeky fun with glamorously painted "ladies" in San Diego. It's a hilarious show, and your bride-to-be will have a celebration song dedicated solely to her. Hint: Try the Yvonne Lamé Frozen Cosmo.
Lips, 3036 El Cajon Boulevard (At 30th Street), San Diego; 619-295-7900.
Have An Insiders-Only Swanky Night At Smoke & Mirrors
If your party prefers to keep it under-the-radar, and just wants some Saturday flash, the Standard's secret club is where it's at. You'll definitely need to know someone who knows someone to get into this Paul Sevigny-owned covert op (shh, we didn't tell you about it!), but once inside the lounge, you'll hang with the prettiest posse dancing to killer tunes under disco balls.
Smoke and Mirrors, 8300 Sunset Boulevard (Near Sunset Boulevard); 323-650-9090.
Go Ballistic At Beacher's Madhouse
We can guarantee this night out is like nothing you've ever never experienced before. Enter through a secret entrance at the Roosey, and you'll find a Vaudeville theater packed with giant stuffed animals, and a racy burlesque show that pretty much every scene-y celeb in town has been all about in the last year. It can be super pricey for a show that clocks in under two hours, though, so make sure all the girls are game to cough up the cash ahead of time.
Beacher’s Madhouse, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (Near North Sycamore Avenue); 323-785-3036.
Bust A Move At The Avalon
The Avalon's been around for eons in various incarnations, but it's remained packed for its dope dance floor. If she's into techno and house music, check out the upcoming DJ schedule and book bottle service for a night of bumping and grinding.
Avalon, 1735 Vine Street (Near Hollywood Boulevard); 323-462-8900.

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