Although they're definitely fun, not all bachelorette parties call for bikinis, sunshine and frozen drinks. On the contrary, for all you winter-loving brides out there, we happen to dig the idea of snow, slopes and hot toddies, too. For a fun and festive twist on the traditional destination bachelorette party, check out a few of our favorite spots for winter bachelorettes on the East Coast.
Rent a cabin in the Pocono Mountains for a bachelorette party weekend filled with snow sports, cozy fires and hot-tub fun. Local taxi companies and on-demand car services like Uber can provide transportation to the slopes (for skiing, snowboarding, or even snow tubing) and to nearby restaurants and bars, so you and your girls can keep the libations flowing from AM to PM. For daytime excursions beyond the slopes, consider heading to local waterfalls, landmarks and museums for some culture. Spend your evenings eating, drinking and dancing at some of the best restaurants in the region including The Hideout for American food and karaoke and the Speakeasy Lounge Bar & Grille for cocktails in a setting with a cool vibe.
Located in the Adirondacks in Upstate New York, Lake Placid offers all the winter sports your heart could desire — plus the adorable town that's at the heart of the action offers tons to do both day and night. After a mimosa-fueled brunch at your cabin rental, one option would be to head into town to craft jewelry with your girls at Just Bead It and enjoy some lunch or afternoon tea at a nearby tea shop. Check out the local spas for some much needed bridal party R&R, and then head out to dinner and drinks at Smoke Signals on Main Street for BBQ deliciousness and live music.
New York City
New York City in the winter can only be described as magical. Grab your best girls, matching mittens, stylish coats and hit the town with your bridal crew for festive photo ops at Rockefeller Center or in front of Macy's holiday windows. Pop in to local bars for some hot toddies or champagne to lift your spirits before embarking on another city adventure such as a carriage ride through Central Park, ice skating in Bryant Park, or scoring tickets to a Broadway performance. When it comes to dinner, depending on the size of your bridal crew, it's a good idea to make reservations in advance. And with more bars and clubs than we can count, no doubt you'll have a great night out in true bachelorette style!
Crystal Springs Resort (New Jersey)
Offering a special bachelorette package just for you and your girls, Crystal Springs Resort is a luxe getaway only about 90 minutes from Manhattan. Your bridal party can kick back and enjoy spa treatments and quality time with you at one of their two on-property spas, tour their award-winning wine cellar, dine at an array of deliciously decadent restaurants and enjoy live entertainment on Saturday evenings without ever having to leave the property. For those who wish to venture out, nearby Warwick Village boasts tons of shopping and entertainment, too.