For a man, the best part of getting married is the bachelor party. If you’re the guy tasked with planning the big event, you want to plan a great party that your friends will never forget. The clock is ticking, so you want to spend your buddies last night or weekend wisely! Whether you’re the groom, the best man, or a buddy helping plan the final party, read on to discover Travel Manly’s top 10 Bachelor Party Cities of 2013.
We have done to research to find 10 great destinations that can be experienced in a 2 to 3 day weekend trip. We have included places that cater to gambling, sports, outdoor activities, and nightlife. Once you identify where the big event will be held, check Travel Manly’s city guides to discover where to stay, eat, and party.
1. Las Vegas
Sin City finished runner up to New Orleans in 2012, but has regained the top spot in Travel Manly’s 2013 rankings. Sin City is one-of-a-kind and is always an outstanding option to spend your buddies last hours of freedom. Extravagent casinos, complimentary booze, world class strip clubs, and warm weather combine to make Vegas a perennial favorite. The sin city reputation is well deserved, but if you want to get away from the strip for a bit – golf, hiking, or a short trek to the Grand Canyon are all options.
Travel Manly’s Las Vegas city guide.
Travel Manly’s top pick for an outdoor guys adventure is Denver and Colorado. The Rocky Mountains present opportunities for hiking, golfing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and skiing. Denver is a great urban stop for a Colorado bachelor party. The city has multiple pro sports teams, a vibrant downtown, many microbreweries, and a fun nightlife scene.
Check out Travel Manly’s Denver and Colorado city guide here.
3. New Orleans
NOLA is one of the best party cities in the country and last years #1 pick falls to #3 in Travel Manly’s 2013 rankings! Bourbon Street is world renowned and the French Quarter is one giant party every year for Mardi Gras. New Orleans is not the best option for a summer bachelor party since the heat and humidity are unbearable, but it’s great any other time of year. NOLA offers many activities that appeal to guys – a casino, party atmosphere, pro sports, live music, and delicious Cajun food.
Check out Travel Manly’s New Orleans city guide to start planning your next trip to the bayou!
4. New York
The Big Apple offers the quintessential big city experience and is Travel Manly’s top East coast pick. The largest and most visited city in the US is home to world class restaurants, nightlife, and landmarks. In addition, New York has sports for every season, horse tracks nearby, and high class gentlemen’s clubs. If your next bachelor party is in the city that never sleeps, make sure to bring your black card, but be prepared to have a great time!
Travel Manly’s NYC city guide.
The best beach destination for a bachelor party is South Beach. South Florida features beautiful women, miles of coastline, outdoor sports, tasty regional cuisine, and plenty of pro and college sports action. The clubs of SoBe are world famous and stay open until 5am!
Check out Travel Manly’s Miami city guide.
6. San Diego
In the words of Ron Burgundy – “Mmm, San Diego. Drink it in, it always goes down smooth”. Travel Manly’s top bachelor party pick on the west coast offers great beaches, golf, nightlife, and outstanding weather year around. Spend the morning golfing at Torrey Pines, surf at Pacific Beach in the afternoon, hit up a Padres game in the evening, and then head out in the Gaslamp District at night!
Travel Manly’s San Diego city guide.
Brew City is an underrated summer bachelor party destination. Milwaukee has many great microbreweries in addition to giant Miller Brewing Company. The Brewers play their home games at Miller Park, which has an amazing tailgating experience with plentiful brats and beer. Nearly every weekend in summer the lakefront along Lake Michigan hosts a unique festival, with the highlight being the World’s Largest Music Festival, Summerfest, held over 10 days in late June/early July. Two other key ingredients for a great bachelor party – gambling and nightlife – are covered with a downtown casino and multiple bar districts. Even Bill Simmons had a great time in Milwaukee!
Historic Boston is a strong choice for a bachelor party weekend. History, drinking, and sports combine make Boston an appealing man destination. Top Boston activities for a bachelor party include Red Sox baseball (or Patriots, Celtics, or Bruins), brewery tours (Sam Adams and Harpoon), and a Freedom Trail bar crawl.
Travel Manly’s Boston guide.
If your crew is interested in a golf trip, look no further than Phoenix. Phoenix and nearby Scottsdale and Tempe have hundreds of outstanding courses. Time your trip for March and enjoy spring training Cactus League baseball. Arizona offers great hiking and river tubing, plus there are casinos within driving distance of Phoenix. As for nightlife, the metro area is not lacking with the ASU college scene in Tempe and top notch clubs in downtown Scottsdale.
Travel Manly’s Phoenix and Arizona guide.
Another great midwest summer bachelor party destination is the Windy City. Chicago is a top choice for baseball lovers with two teams in town, the south side White Sox and the north side Cubs. All baseball fans should make a trip to historic Wrigley Field. Chicago has great nightlife and a lively beach scene in summer. Additionally, there are casinos and racetracks in the Chicago metro area.
Travel Manly’s Chicago guide.
There are many other great bachelor party destinations in the US that didn’t make the top ten. In fact, your crew can find something to do in pretty much any city. Here are some of our other favorites: