Steer away from the typical Las Vegas bachelorette party, and instead whisk your BFFs away to Northern California for an unforgettable glamping experience. Here, five reasons you and your girls will love spending time in the stunning wilderness.
1. You'll disconnect from the world and spend quality time together.
A few days in the wild without Wi-Fi will really allow you and your girlfriends to do some serious bonding reminiscent of the awesome sleepovers you had when you were growing up. Only this time, you can stay up all night and talk about life while sipping a glass (or three!) of wine. And all those killer selfies you take during the trip? You can Instagram them when you get home.
2. It's much more luxurious than regular camping.
This isn't your typical roughing it in the woods, sleeping in a sleeping bag type of camping trip. Glamping is much more than that. It's living inside luxurious canvas tents and enjoying cushy amenities worthy of a five-star resort — all while soaking in the splendor of the great outdoors. For your bachelorette bash, you can't go wrong with a luxury tent from San Francisco-based camping service Shelter Co., which come fully equipped with comfy full-size beds topped with Egyptian cotton sheets, plush seating, rugs, and lanterns.
3. You'll be fully immersed in nature.
If you're mind has been racing with all the wedding planning stress, a bachelorette glamping getaway in nature will make you feel completely at ease. When lush greenery, scenic views, and your best girlfriends surrounded you, it's difficult to feel stressed. Take the opportunity to slow down, take deep breaths, be in the moment, and bask in the beauty of nature.
4. There's a ton of fun activities you can partake in.
Whether you're an adventure-seeking bride-to-be who loves going hiking and mountain biking or you're a laid-back type of gal who just wants to hang out with her girls and go wine tasting, you'll never run out of things to do. Whatever activities you enjoy during the daytime, once nighttime rolls around huddling around a fire to make s'mores and swap stories under the stars is a glamping must.
5. Northern California boasts beautiful glamping campsites.
Just a short one-hour drive from San Francisco, you'll find the stunning Costanoa Lodge overlooking the Pacific Ocean where you and your BFFs can live in decked out cabins replete with kitchenettes and showers, stay in a tented bungalow, or pitch your own glamorous tent. Days here can be spent going horseback riding, taking kayak tours, doing yoga, getting pampered with deep tissue massages, or just exploring the breathtaking ocean bluffs, private beaches, and acres of splendid wilderness. For a glamping getaway that feels worlds-away, head to Safari West in California wine country for an African wildlife safari adventure. Spend your time here marveling over the hundreds of exotic animals including flamingos, cheetahs, giraffes, and zebras in their natural habitats. Then, retreat to luxury safari tents — imported from Africa, no less — complete with hardwood floors, plush beds, and private bathrooms with hot showers. Whatever Northern Cali campsite you choose for your bachelorette bash, it'll no doubt be a trip of a lifetime you and your girls will always treasure. Read real brides' reviews here!