It’s time for more destination bachelorette party inspiration and this time we’re headed to the golden state’s San Francisco. The city’s rich culture and popular attractions make it a top tourist destination and perfect for a bachelorette weekend. Here are some favorite party spots from bars and restaurants to spas and activities.
You can’t visit San Francisco without heading to Golden Gate Park. They have just about everything you can imagine: a carousel, tea gardens, segway tours, an aquarium, the Conservatory of Flowers, and Strawberry Hill where you and the girls can pack a picnic lunch, meditate at the Golden Gate Pavilion, paddleboat on the lake, or just enjoy the beauty of nature.
And speaking of Golden Gate, don’t forget to stop by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, whether just to get a few snapshots or bicycle down the bridges’ sidewalks.
If it’s a spa day the bride-to-be will love, treat her and the guests to pampering at Bliss Spa. The San Francisco location won the 2008 Allure’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Day Spa in San Francisco. Aside from providing all the spa treatments you might want they also boast three movie-while-you-manicure nail stations, nine treatment rooms, a women’s lounge, and a brownie buffet.
If you want to get a “catwalk-quality” blow out before a big night out, consider Blo Blow Dry Bar. Sip wine and let the bride-to-be open gifts while experts create red carpet hairstyles with their magical blow dryers.
For a relaxed afternoon in a classical, yet quirky setting, take the girls to Lovejoy’s Tea Room where everyone can sip tea and munch on sandwiches, biscuits, fruits, and sweets. Lovejoy’s offers party packages and even a tea and tarot add-on – take your pick from a tarot card or tea leaf reading!
Greens Restaurant is perfect for the vegetarian bride, plus you’ll get a gorgeous waterfront view. They offer brunch, lunch, and dinner and all the menu items are organic and produce-grown on local farms.
For something a little trendy and casual, the girls will love Don Pisto’s traditional Mexican street food. Book your reservation and enjoy rustic dining with menu items like Pollo Asado (organic chicken, baja avocados, salsa baracha, corn tortillas), Mexican Sashimi, and Carne Asada tacos.
There’s never a shortage of karaoke bars, so if the night unfolds into drinking and singing you’ll have plenty of places to choose from. Two hot spots to consider: Pandora Karaoke & Bar for private, themed rooms and Encore Karaoke Lounge for that casual dive restaurant atmosphere.
Spend quality time with the bride over cocktails and Jazz music at the Burritt Room. It’s a classy, “film noir” lounge located in the Mystic Hotel and offers all kinds of cocktails from classics and house creations to punch bowls and beer.
If it’s dancing she wants, and maybe some deep-fried snacks, Butter is a must. Revel in their “babysitter approved” food (mac & cheese, tater tots, chicken nuggets) and cocktails with names like Shotgun Wedding and After School Special. And if you go on a Friday they’ll be rockin’ tunes from the 80s and 90s.