The best bachelorette party destinations in the US deserve a special on Animal Planet. Cue raspy Australian narrator with a husky accent:

“There they are in the wild, folks. Seven…no…ten American girls have been spotted landing here at Nashville International Airport. If it’s not obvious by their fluorescent pink ‘I’m With The Bride, Betches!’ matching T-shirts, watch their targeted movements straight from the plane to that bourbon bar before baggage claim. Are they…no! They are taking shots of bourbon at 8:34 AM! What a spotting!”

Alright. While American bachelorette parties may not have solicited a spot on daytime TV just yet, there is no denying that these weekend-long gal-pal galavants have created a revolution in themselves. In fact, it was back in the rebellious 1960s that brides-to-be began embracing their feminine sexuality and forgoing bridal showers for bachelorette parties–and yes, the raunchier, the better.

By the 1980s, the term “bachelorette party” became more normalized in everyday culture and, more importantly, a giant step towards gender equality. Men have been celebrating their last day of freedom since the 5th century B.C. when the ancient Spartans would hold a dinner with corny speeches. Seriously.

According to The Knot, 78 percent of females have a bachelorette party before the nuptials. And who wouldn’t want to let loose with the bride tribe in a new environment before a lifelong commitment? And while phallic symbols, drinking games, and male strippers may be the most widely recognized symbols of bachelorette parties these days, that’s far from all. Take a look at some of the best bachelorette party destinations in the US — and yes, penis straws welcome.

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1. Nashville

There’s a reason why Nashville is the Mecca of all bachelorette parties (and why the nickname “Smashville” resonates so profoundly). Not only is Music City geographically centered for all the ladies flying in, but the parties are centralized as well. If you want to be gung-ho in the midst of Nashville’s action, stay in the central Broadway district, home to honkey-tonks and the cowboy-booty-short-denim-shirt combo.

What to do

We suggest starting at one of the more tame honey-tonks like Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge for country tunes and dollar PBRs during the day to soak in the Hank Williams-y vibes before heading to the more notorious rooftops lining Broadway at night.

If you’re looking to escape the music, consider heading out of town with the girls — dually working off all that fried chicken and taking in the city skyline from a standup paddleboard or kayak. If you’re looking for a brain teaser, join River Queen Voyages for their Ultimate River Scavenger Hunt, a scavenger hunt by kayak. And music enthusiast or not, you should spend one of the days exploring The Country Music Hall of Fame, the definitive home of country music. Yeehaw!

Where to eat and drink

“Meat and three” (a piece of meat and three mouthwateringly fatty sides) is basically a religion in Nashville, so you must add greasily delicious Hattie B’s Hot Chicken into any bachelorette itinerary (especially after a night of heavy drinking). Swap the denim shorts for cocktail dresses and make a reservation for Fable Lounge, a newly opened speakeasy-style restaurant in Nashville’s West End.

Where to stay

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Try this centrally located Airbnb bursting with bohemian vibes for convenience, space, and funky décor.

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If luxury is the priority for your bachelorette shenanigans, check out this well-stocked townhouse has 11 beds and stunning downtown views.

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2. Napa Valley

Wine’ding down with the bride squad in Napa Valley for a bachelorette doesn’t seem too shabby. But this destination is much larger than one may anticipate — planning takes knowledge on where to make a home base, from downtown Napa to Sonoma, Calistoga, Healdsburg, Saint Helena, and other quaint towns. Wherever you wind up, Napa Valley makes for a stellar long weekend girls’ getaway, whether you’re a group of oenophiles sniffing tannins or simply wanting to clink celebratory glasses in balmy weather.

What to do

Drink wine, duh. But if you’re going all out for the weekend, you can even step it up a notch. Exhibit A: Rent a private limo and saunter between expensive tasting rooms, sounding sophisticated with comments like “green apple, no?” while simultaneously getting pleasantly buzzed. Some of our favorite wineries for tastings include the VIP Appellation Exploration Tour at HALL Rutherford Estate and Tank Garage Winery, a modern-yet-vintage gas station winery. Fill us up!

Where to eat and drink

Finding selections for all palates shant be difficult in Napa. If your group has the budget, make a reservation at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, a rustic, two-story cottage that serves French cuisine dubbed “the best in the world” by the late Anthony Bourdain. If a tad more budget-conscious, explore Oxbow Public Market, Napa’s dynamic collection of artisan restaurants and shops.

Where to stay

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If your group is a tad more, erm, presidential, consider a stay at the White House Napa Valley Inn, a boutique hotel in the heart of Napa that is available for exclusive buyout only. This property is most suitable for larger bachelorette groups, with 17 ensuite bedrooms, a full-time staff, and even a private chef catering meals.

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Initially built in the 1930s and recently remodeled, this designer home is located in downtown Napa, providing optimal ease for bachelorettes looking to galavant around Wine Country sans transport.

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3. Los Angeles

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Native Angelinos and out-of-towners alike will be impressed with how Los Angeles brings the heat, quite literally, for any bachelorette weekend. The City of Angels is the optimal escape for brides who want cosmopolitan energy fused with rooftop pools, boozy brunches, and shopping.

What to do

Sporty groups will enjoy the hike — and inevitable I.G. caption quoting LaLa Land — to the Hollywood sign. But with its Hollywood allure and some of the most expensive zip codes in the country, your bride tribe can be closer to celebrity action by grabbing bar seats at Mr. Chow or booking a private cabana at The Beverly Hilton, where celebs frequent. Pinkies up!

Where to eat and drink

Grab a drink on the rooftop of the Freehand Downtown LA before enjoying Israeli-inspired cuisine at The Exchange. If you’re really looking to mingle with the rich and famous, head to The BLVD in Beverly Hills and ask for a corner patio table.

Where to stay

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Ornate details from Morocco marry with that Hollywood modishness in this luxury three-bedroom estate. Perched atop a hill in the heart of Hollywood, this Airbnb is the ideal choice for the cinephile bachelorette.

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For a legitimately mystical experience, book the former Los Angeles home of Harry Houdini, a five-acre estate that is just as quirky and cool as it sounds: we’re talking hidden passageways, caves, tunnels, and even a deep-water tank where Houdini reportedly practiced his underwater escapes.

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4. Palm Springs

Palm Springs, a city in the Sonoran Desert of southern California, is known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses and spas. Palm trees and green belts create beauty and a dramatic view.

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Whether it’s due to the year-round sunny weather, those postcard-worthy palm trees that sashay in the desert wind, or the plethora of restaurants, hotels, and spas, Palm Springs has fast become one of the nation’s most renowned bachelorette destinations. A short flight from most West Coast cities, Palm Springs is a convenient meeting place for the gals. But the convenience is deceptive — you’ll feel worlds away from California’s closest metropolis, basking in a true desert oasis.

What to do

The natural beauty of Palm Springs should be integrated into every bachelorette itinerary. Take this half-day tour, which begins with 10 miles on a bike, steadily climbing to the Andreas Canyon trailhead before turning into a scenic hike that crosses through rock formations and a canopy of native palm trees. Book a three-hour program with Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours and Events if your crew isn’t afraid to get a smidge dirty. This eco-tour company whisks passengers to the San Andreas Fault, a quite literal continental transform fault snaking through Cali — its learning, but chic!

If your squad requires some major chill time post-Jeep-bumps, book massages at Spa Rancho Las Palmas. If you’re down to explore downtown Palm Springs in style, book an Instagram-worthy Sunny Cycle tour, where your group will make ten-person bike-riding look somewhat chic.

Where to eat and drink

For refreshing margaritas and the best shrimp ceviche tostadas you’ve ever had, check out El Jefe in the boutique (and Rubik’s Cube-level colorful) Saguaro Hotel downtown. For some Californian New American cuisine (because, duh, you’re in Cali), reserve a group table at BluEmber at Omni Rancho Las Palmas. And if the Caramel French Toast at Wilma & Frieda doesn’t hit the hangover spot, we don’t know what will.

Where to stay

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If charming mountainside villas are your crew’s style, book this five-bedroom mountainside retreat in Palm Desert, complete with a movie theatre, private pool, and epic sunset views.

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Bask in Palm Spring’s glamour with a stay at this contemporary vacation home, surrounded by the literal pinnacle of the region’s astonishing nature: rugged mountains hugging lush fairways.

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5. New Orleans

New Orleans Mardi Gras restrictions

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Forget Mardi Gras. New Orleans is a seductive beast of a city, where drinking, merriment, and eating are celebrated 24/7. Bachelorettes looking to dive into a culturally rich Southern city while simultaneously diving into a to-go Hurricane cocktail (and yes, drinking in public is legal here) will fall in lust with Nola.

What to do

New Orleans is magnetic for drawing in riveting humans, which makes it the perfect city to people-watch. Stroll up and down Bourbon Street with the ladies, absorbing the color, the whiffs of praline, and the general weirdness. If you’re really looking for the spins (in not an “I just had three tequila shots and can’t see straight” kind of way), check out the beloved Carousel Bar & Lounge. For decades, it has lured guests in for a whirl on the bright, circus-clad 25-seat merry-go-round.

Where to eat and drink

If your crew is looking for the ultimate NOLA brunch, reserve a spot at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter for Creole and Cajun cuisine and accompanying live jazz. You can’t leave N’awlins without waiting in the inevitably long line at Cafe du Monde, the famed French coffee stand, for a beignet.

Where to stay

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This exquisitely-decorated home, complete with a covered outdoor patio, is the impeccable remodel of the Historic Bakery in the Marigny Triangle and blocks from French Quarter and Frenchmen Street’s (in)famous music halls.

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And the open layout of the Robertson Mansion, with 12-foot ceilings and seven spacious bedrooms, takes the (Mardi Gras King) cake for bachelorette parties.

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6. Scottsdale

Sunset over Scottsdale, Arizona

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If you’ve ever visited Scottsdale on a Saturday afternoon, you’ll notice that the arid desert climate is not keeping folks from donning cowboy hats and partying. Of course, there is one group you’ll always spot without difficulties: the Scottsdale bachelorette parties. Scottsdale is one of the best bachelorette party destinations in the US for brides looking for parties, natural adventures, and sun for almost 350 days a year. And prickly pear ice cream — thank us later.

What to do

Take your bride tribe on an Arizona Party Bike tour of the inner city, where you’ll stop at two or three local bars and enjoy pedaling (or pretending to pedal, if you’re the diva) the rest of the time. Head to the W Scottsdale, one of the most revered hotels in town. On Saturdays and Sundays, reserve a table on their WET Deck, which lives up to its raunchy name with free-flowing bottles, D.J.s, and many a skimpy bikini.

If you’re looking out of the box for ideas, head over to Arizona Goat Yoga, where you and the gals will enjoy Downward Dog with miniature goats on your back. Talk about the horn-y bachelorette experience you never knew you needed.

Where to eat and drink

Feeling the hangover? Head to the Hash Kitchen for Scottsdale’s most buzzy brunch and DIY Bloody Mary bar. Head to the newly opened Senna House Hotel for a vibe and reserve a patio seat at CALA for modern Mediterranean cuisine. If you’re looking for healthier options, head to The Herb Box for some swanky fusion dishes.

Where to stay

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Within walking distance of Scottsdale’s Old Town, bachelorette guests of this three-bedroom home will appreciate cooling off in the property’s in-ground pool and accompanying waterfall.

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Another Airbnb choice is the aptly named Casa Solara, tucked in Scottdale’s suburbs with the sun shining more than 330 days per year. Pack your bathing suit and athletic shoes–this four-bedroom property includes a resort-like backyard with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and tennis court.

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7. Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

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If that genuine Southern hospitality, storied history, and Instagrammable rainbow-colored architecture are what you seek for your bachelorette, we know where to go: south to Charleston, the zenith of Antebellum charm in South Carolina.

What to do

If the bride can’t decide between a beach getaway or a lavish cosmopolitan rendezvous, Charleston brings both with heat. Spend the morning in the sand with the girls before getting twisted into yoga positions. Head onto King Street as dusk fades into the night for a cocktail crawl.

Where to eat and drink

Gourmands will be in such Southern foodie heaven in Charleston that they may not know where to begin. In fact, Charleston boasts more James Beard winners per capita than any other city in the US. That’s why many bachelorette itineraries will include some unofficial form of restaurant and bar-hopping. Must-tries include soul food from Bertha’s Kitchen and The Cocktail Club, a bespoke speakeasy with a cheeky cocktail called “Send Nudes.” We’ll take two, please.

Where to stay

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This luxurious four-bedroom residential home is ideal for discerning bachelorette parties, melding contemporary, coastal design while maintaining the cherished charm of old historic Charleston — like a sizeable Southern porch with a swing bed.

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Check out this five-bedroom oceanfront retreat with ample recreational opportunities, including kayaking, biking, and boating for a beachier vibe.

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8. San Diego

San Diego, California

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Out-of-towners may stereotype it as a sleepy SoCal beach town, but rest assured, San Diego can party. The pedestrian-only Little Italy neighborhood isn’t where you go for homemade meatballs and nonna’s restaurant. Friday and Saturday nights here mean business, with restaurants and patios luring in fun-seekers until the wee hours.

What to do

You’ll likely spend most of your time soaking in those SoCal vibes, strolling the boardwalks at Pacific Beach, imbibing in the occasional beach beer, and (not so) suavely checking out the behinds of the surfers hanging ten. If you’ve all gotten your share of U.V. rays, book group facials at Shop Good and massages at Saffron & Sage. And if you’re really digging the idea of old-school glamour, spend a day laying out at the iconic pool of La Jolla’s La Valencia Hotel, a getaway for the Hollywood elite since the 1920s, perched cliffside over the sparkling Pacific.

Where to eat and drink

For a dressed-up dinner with the gals, try Camino Riveria with a sultry Riviera Maya-like atmosphere, short skirts, and bottle service. Don’t miss Miss B’s Coconut Club for a tropical-inspired brunch or Puesto for the best Mexican north of the border. And ease into the evening playing arcade games and sipping craft beers at The Smoking Gun.

Where to stay

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This sleek residential home on Imperial Beach is the ideal temporary retreat from the San Diego party scene, with a spacious porch opening onto a very SoCal beach.

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And for the quintessential girly bachelorette, book a stay at this modern beach house in Oceanside, revered for its bright pink entrance. This four-bedroom house grants privacy in an otherwise lively area, with surfers catching waves on the jetty or nightlife aficionados hitting the town.

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9. The Hawaiian Islands

Kid-friendly-hikes-on-Oahu-Makapuu-Point-Lighthouse-Trail-662784103, Kid-friendly hikes on Oahu

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If your girl crew wants to feel like you’ve traveled across the world without leaving the US, head to Hawaii and hit up one of the more chill bachelorette party destinations in the US. While Hawaii wouldn’t be the state for crews looking to party until 4:00 AM, it will provide great bonding outdoor activities for intrepid spirits seeking adventure, luxury, and many a fresh fruit. Plus, with an average flight time of 45 minutes between islands, you’ll be able to hop about and explore diverse cultures and landscapes.

What to do

Packing hiking shoes is a must for any Hawaii bachelorette. On the island of Kauai, rent a car with the gals and explore some of the remote scenery of the Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon, locally known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Hop on over to Maui to zipline, whale watch, or do some sunset salutations on the beach.

And if you really want to impress the bride squad with your travel knowledge, take a boat from Maui over to Lanai, where you can destress with massages at The Four Seasons Lanai or even charter an all-you-can-drink sunset catamaran. Who says you have to wait for your honeymoon for peak romance?

Where to eat and drink

Don’t miss the poke and Mai Tais at , Maui’s intriguing hotspot for Hawaiian cultural fusion. And in Kauai, grab a Puka Dog, a Hawaiian-style hot dog, for dinner before watching the Hawaiian sea turtles meander onto Po’ipu Beach Park for their nightly ritual.

Where to stay

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If your group is jonesing for a more spacious rental, consider this five-bedroom gated home in Oahu, benefitting from an open floor plan, natural light, and cool breezes streaming in from the adjacent marina.

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That expression “Life’s A Beach?” It was likely first said about this three-bedroom condo sitting squarely on Oahu’s iconic Waikiki Beach, with floor-to-ceiling infinity doors connecting the living space to the sand.

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10. Miami

Miami Beach, Florida, USA on Ocean Drive at sunset.

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Miami is a city saturated with three of our favorite s-words: sun, sultriness, and sexy time. It combines the frenetic energy of a cosmopolitan cross-cultural town with laid-back beach town vibes.

What to do

Pick out matching bikinis with the girl squad for a day at a Hyde Beach pool party, ensuring quality tunes, tapas, and tan lines. Book group massages or facials in the comfort of your rental with Miami Spa Parties and sweat out late night-toxins (and 4:00 AM taquitos) with Bubbly Bachelorette yoga. On the beach and with bubbles. Can we be professional bachelorettes? Asking for a friend.

Where to eat and drink

Walk through Little Havana to soak in the spices, pizazz, and whiffs of frijoles negros through one of the nation’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Grab drinks at Tipsy Flamingo Cocktail Bar before heading to LIV, the multistory club in South Beach where, well, people are certainly LIV’ing it up. We’ll tell you that much.

Where to stay

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If your crew wants to feel more local, check out this four-bedroom home with a backyard and hot tub in the Design District, near Miami Beach and downtown.

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If the bride tribe would rather have a South Beach address, consider this quaint beach oasis, a few minutes walk from the restaurants and bars of Collins Avenue, yet tucked away from the SoBe nightclub scene. Because after a night of partying hard, you’ll crave all the hangover carbs and respite from pounding house music.

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