Bachelorette Party Destination: Lake Tahoe

California, Showers & Parties
bachelorette-party-sierra-cloud-boat-hilton-lake-tahoe-co.jpg Photos: Courtesy of Lauren Matthews

One of my very best friends is getting married this weekend, so I thought now might be a good time to share some details from the bachelorette party I planned for her—hopefully it will help spark some ideas for any bridesmaids out there planning a California bachelorette getaway!

We decided to head to Lake Tahoe, where my family owns a vacation home. The whole weekend was kept pretty low-key since my friend is not the tequila-shots-and-male-strippers type, but I wanted to make Saturday night extra special, so I got in touch with the folks at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. The hotel has its own private lakefront beach and 55-foot catamaran, the Sierra Cloud, which I booked us all on for a two-hour lake cruise ($60 per person). It was a total blast—the front part of the boat is made up of trampoline-like material, so you can see right through to the water below. The staff was super friendly, and kept the fruit, cheese, beer, and wine flowing throughout the cruise.

Afterward, we headed into the Lone Eagle Grille, the hotel's lakeside restaurant, to enjoy cocktails and a decadent dinner while watching the sun set. The whole evening was a fabulous success, if I do say so myself—and not a tequila shot or a male stripper in sight! Mission accomplished. For more information on booking a catamaran cruise and/or dinner at the Lone Eagle Grille, contact the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe's concierge at 775-832-1234 ext. 51. —Lauren Matthews

P.S. Want to know what it really costs to be a bridesmaid? We asked five bridesmaids to tabulate their expenses. Click here to read the full story.

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