The Best Bachelorette Party Destinations in the South That'll Have You Packing Your Bags

Looking for the best bachelorette party destination? Yes, you read that right! Move over destination weddings, we've got a whole new type of travel to try.
Having a destination bachelorette party is a massive trend and heading south is an amazing option for many of the same reasons that folks love tying the knot down there: a huge variety of scenery, fantastic food, easy accessibility, and, of course, that classic southern charm. We at Southern Weddings love the idea of gathering your best gal pals somewhere special for a memorable vacation weekend before the big day! Here are a few of our favorite Southern bachelorette party destinations:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo by Maile Lani
Photo by Maile Lani
Why: When a city's motto is "Laissez-les bon temps rouler" ("Let the good times roll"), you know you're in for a fabulous trip! Bourbon Street gets most of the attention, but we're partial to the charm and history of the French Quarter. Don't leave without sampling some hearty Cajun cuisine or listening to live jazz!  

Tybee Island, Georgia

Photo by Marianne Lucille
Photo by Marianne Lucille
Why: Dreaming of a beach getaway that won't break the bank? Tybee Island, just a short drive from Savannah, maybe just the spot—it's not as popular as beaches like the Outer Banks and Hilton Head, which means your group can get first dibs on cute beach houses and prime spots on the sand.  

Charleston, South Carolina

Photo by Meredith Perdue
Photo by Meredith Perdue
Why: The better question is why not? If you're looking for Southern charm, Charleston has it all: boutique hotels with wraparound porches, top-rated restaurants and bars, adorable shops, and plenty of fun activities (from beaches to historic home tours) within biking distance.

Nashville, Tennessee

Photo by Jen and Chris Creed
Photo by Jen and Chris Creed
Why: From live music to stick-to-your-ribs Southern cuisine, Nashville has it all! The country music capital of the world is also home to a few of our team's favorite attractions: Jeni's Ice CreamDraper JamesWhite's Mercantile, and Biscuit Love, to name a few.  

Charlottesville, Virginia

Photo by Kristen Lynne
Photo by Kristen Lynne
Why: Two words: wine tasting! There are 30 fabulous wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail, most of which boast sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Head to Charlottesville in the spring or fall for the best scenery and attractions (everything from polo matches to apple picking).