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The best bachelorette party ideas in L.A.

Celebrate your impending nuptials with these top bachelorette party ideas in Los Angeles and the surrounding area

Written by
Stephanie Morino

While wedding planning and finding the perfect dress may get all the hype, bachelorette party planning comes as a close second. Finding celebratory activities that will satisfy the bride—and let’s be real, everyone’s pockets—can be a tricky feat. Let this curated guide take the load off of coordinating schedules and price points, so that you can focus on what really matters: having a good time. Sure, planning a night in at someone’s house or one of L.A.’s top Airbnb’s is always a solid choice, but we recommend taking it a step further and spoiling the bride-to-be with one of these unique party ideas. As businesses begin to open their doors again (which is cause for celebration in and of itself), the options for coordinating a proper affair are growing—just like the venue’s allotted guest list.

Impress out-of-towners and even native Angelenos with all that this city has to offer, from lively bars—many of which have reopened—to boozy brunch spots and luxurious spas. Take full advantage of the nightlife, food and drink scene, outdoor activities and glitz and glamour that exists right in our own backyard. Even if options in the city won't do the trick, escapades to not-too-far Palm Springs or Las Vegas sure will. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing place to unwind or a wine-filled getaway to let loose in a different way, these bachelorette party ideas will help you coordinate a celebration for the whole bridal party to remember.

The best bachelorette party ideas in L.A. and nearby

Have a spa day
  • Health and beauty
  • Spas

If you're looking to relax with your girls, a spa day is a great way to unwind before the craziness of your wedding day. Whether you're looking for a full spa experience, a more casual Korean spa or a place that offers more beauty-specific treatments, there are options aplenty in L.A.

  • Bars
  • Wineries
  • Santa Monica Mountains
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Why drive several hours up the coast when the perfect tasting room exists right here in L.A.? Set in a former 1930s estate, Malibu Wines & Beer Garden offers flights of Semler and Saddlerock labels, along with regional craft beers. The setting alone is worth visiting, featuring stunning Spanish-style architecture, brick arches, plush lawns and an indoor-outdoor bar. On weekends, you'll can also order fresh pies from Basil Pizza Bar to pair with your tipple of choice. Be sure to check out the various wine hikes on offer, ranging from walking vineyard tours to guided adventures in a vintage VW bus.

  • Things to do
  • Hollywood

Speak the secret phrase to the owl scultpure in the lobby of this private club, and the rest—well, we don't want to ruin the surprises in store for visitors at this magical institution. The mansion is over a century old, but since 1963 it's been the home of the Academy of Magical Arts, an exclusive organization made up of roughly 2,500 American magicians. If you can't find a member to tag along with, stay at the adjacent Magic Castle Hotel for access, or shoot the site an email explaining your bachelorette party plans and cross your fingers!

Plan a trip to Vegas

It might not be the most original bachelorette party idea, but a trip to Las Vegas is always a gauranteed good time. If you live in L.A., you can plan road trip to Sin City or catch a flight, making it a convienent and easy option for Angelenos. While there are nightclubs and strip clubs in LA., things are always just a little more intense in Vegas. If this is the route you want to take, you're in luck because there's a Time Out Las Vegas to guide you to having the best time while visiting. But remember, what happens in Vegas never stays in Vegas!


Palm Springs—land of gorgeous house rentals, serene pools and surprisingly good nightlife—is only a couple hours away from L.A. There are pool parties, cool bars (the Village Pub is a popular spot for bachelorette parties), shopping and day spas—you just need to be okay with being one of around 20 other bachelorette parties traipsing through Downtown at any given time. This is a slightly more chill desert experience than Vegas, but plenty of fun can still be had.

The best bars in Los Angeles

  • Bars

Whether you want a PBR at an Eastside dive bar, seek an expertly-made Old Fashioned at a swank cocktail bar or crave drinks with a view, we've tippled and quaffed at the city's watering holes to give you the best bars in Los Angeles.

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