5 Fun Outdoor Bachelorette Party Ideas

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Guest blogger: Joanne Barken
Joanne Barken is the CEO of The Bach, the first online platform for planning bachelorette parties. Joanne, who lives in New York City — one of the country's top choices for a special night out with the girls — has helped plan over a dozen bachelorette parties before launching The Bach.


Summer is in full swing and bachelorette party season is quickly heating up. While nighttime fun with the girls is a must, a day activity can be a great way to kick off the last fling before the ring. Here are some creative activity ideas for brides who want to have some fun in the sun!

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1. Glamping

If the bride is a nature lover, treat her to a weekend in the wilderness with her closest friends. Skip the tents and sleeping on hard rocks, and opt for fully equipped yurts and cabins in some of the country’s most beautiful locations, instead.

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2. Hiking

Pack a picnic and go for a scenic hike with the bachelorette crew. You can challenge yourselves with a tough climb, or just focus on enjoying nature and take a leisurely walk along a scenic trail.

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3. Tubing

Escape the heat and spend a day relaxing with the girls while floating down a river. You can even pack a cooler with snacks and drinks to keep you hydrated.

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​4. Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

If the bride is an aquaphile, plan a day out on the lake or ocean. Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding are great activities for taking in the surrounding scenery while getting in a great workout. Plus, these activities make for fun photos and allow time to catch up with the gals.

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5. Whale Watching

For a unique bachelorette party activity, book a group whale-watching trip. Breathe in the fresh ocean air, hang out together on the boat and marvel at huge whales breaching right in front of you! If you want to go whale watching on the East Coast, keep in mind that the season only runs from mid-spring through October. On the West Coast, however, whale watching tours run year-round. 

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Tell us: Which idea would you try?

— Joanne Barken