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How to Plan the Ultimate Bachelorette Party in Lake Tahoe
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How to Plan the Ultimate Bachelorette Party in Lake Tahoe

If you think Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to go all out celebrating before her big day, we’re right there with you.

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June 28, 2021

You’ve been asked to be the maid of honor at your best friend’s wedding and you’re ecstatic. Once picking the wedding dress of her dreams is done, it’s time to plan the best bachelorette party ever. If you think Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to go all out celebrating before her big day, we’re right there with you. 

Gather your crew for a destination bachelorette party like no other—we solemnly swear we’re up to no good. This list of activities will convince anyone that a bachelorette party in Lake Tahoe is the real deal. So what do you say? ‘Til death do us party!

Cheers to the best "I do" crew you've ever seen. Lake Tahoe is the best place to be for one last fling before the ring!

What to Know Before Throwing a Bachelorette Party in Lake Tahoe

Before you go booking anything, there are two things to keep in mind when throwing a bridal shower and bachelorette party in Lake Tahoe:

  • Picking the right season is key. Tahoe is a great year-round destination, but you’ll have a very different trip depending on when you go. If you and your crew are ski bums, you’ll love visiting the city in the winter when many people plan their ski tours. If you’d rather chill by the waters, then you’ll definitely want to go during the hot summer months.
  • Figure out which shore you’d rather have the party. North and South Shore Lake Tahoe are very different in their offerings and vibes. So, before you head out there, make sure your locale of choice fits the atmosphere and energy you had planned for the trip.

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Activities that make Lake Tahoe the Best Destination for a Bachelorette Party

Fun, affordable, and full of must-try experiences, the Tahoe region is dotted with the best cities for a bachelorette party. Having a hard time coming up with ideas? This complete itinerary of activities will help you plan and enjoy a weekend-long girl’s trip and a staycation bachelorette party at the beautiful Lake Tahoe. The party doesn’t start until the ladies walk in. 

Why opt for the traditional bachelorette party when you can be unique with your choices? Glide down the slopes and into a new chapter of your life.

Hit the Slopes

A bachelorette party in Lake Tahoe is all about enjoying outdoor activities—and yes, off-water activities are aplenty. If you head on your girls’ trip in the winter, choose from a plethora of world-class resorts like Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows or Northstar California Resort, where you and the ladies can ski and snowboard all day, then party all night.

However, if the destination bachelorette party is taking place during the hotter months, don’t worry—you can still hit the slopes. But instead of ski gear, you’ll be wearing hiking boots. Find the best trails in the Tahoe region for an off-the-grid final fiesta. Eagle and Cascade Falls are beautiful trails in South Lake Tahoe everyone would love to trek. And if you want to see it all, hike a portion of the bride's choice from the 162-mile Tahoe Rim Trail to take in the stunning scenery before tying the knot.

How about one last exciting activity to strengthen the bond with your bridesmaids? We couldn't agree more.

Try a New Thrilling Activity

Adventure is the name of the game when it comes to a West Coast bachelorette party. And boy, there are more than enough activities to be enjoyed in Tahoe! You can always go for the tried and loved classics like skiing, swimming, and kayaking. But we know you’re up for trying a new activity, so we recommend taking the more extreme route for one last fling before the ring.

Zipline through Tahoe National Forest with Tahoe Treetop, get a group wakesurfing lesson with Tahoe Surf Company, or go midnight kayaking with Tahoe City Kayak. Whatever you end up doing, you’ll come across plenty of exciting and low-budget bachelorette party ideas in and around the lake.

Dine in Tahoe City

After your adventurous escapades in the great outdoors, you’re bound to be hungry. Head into Tahoe City to find plenty of awesome restaurants and bars with different vibes. Uncorked, Rosie’s Cafe, and Fire Sign Cafe are all awesome and delightful spots for an afternoon bite in the city. But for a dinner with a view, either head to Jimmy’s Restaurant at the Landing Resort and Spa or drive out to Christy Hill for a premier dining experience. 

Also, if you’re looking to get together at one point with the groomsmen for a combined bachelor and bachelorette party, these restaurants are the perfect place to merge the crews. Plan games and activities with the groomsmen to see who’s the ‘wife’ of the party. 

A day spent treating yourself is a sweet ending to a new beginning. Manis and pedis never felt so good!

Treat Yourselves to a Spa Day

Has anyone ever turned down a spa day? We think not. BioSpirit Day Spa offers soothing massages, hydrafacials, and other relaxing body treatments you’ll all appreciate before the big day. And as if that wasn’t good enough, the spa also has pamper parties, which is a fun addition to your destination bachelorette party.

Another awesome spa retreat in Lake Tahoe can be found at The Ritz Carlton. The gorgeous spa at the five-star hotel features 17 treatment rooms, beautiful relaxation areas, a dry-heat lodge, a eucalyptus steam room, and a heated outdoor pool looking out over the slopes.

You're going to be watching lots of sunsets with your partner-to-be, how about one epic sunset boat ride with the girls?

Sail into the Sunset

What better way to celebrate a major milestone than on a private cruise on a yacht? Your bachelorette party in Lake Tahoe could definitely use a touch of luxury. For a real good time, trust Party Boat Lake Tahoe to take you along sparkling blue waters and stunning mountains on a trip complete with full-service event planning and a customized charter experience. 

Are you more interested in the idea of quite literally sailing into the sunset? Zephyr Cove’s dinner cruise is the perfect excursion for you. Offering an unforgettable evening cruise with breathtaking views, local cuisine, iconic Tahoe sunsets, and live music, this trip is the IG-worthy getaway your bachelorette crew deserves.

When a hotel room is so good you don't ever want to leave. We may as well call off the wedding and have a bachelorette party forever!

Book a Dream Accommodation

Last but not least, if your bachelorette party in Lake Tahoe is taking place over several days, you’re going to need an awesome accommodation spot to reflect the energy of your trip.

For a luxurious stay, our top hotel picks in Lake Tahoe are The Ritz Carlton and the Marriott Grand Residence Club. While both are quite budget toppers, they’re absolutely fantastic with top-notch amenities you’ll appreciate.

Another way to go is renting a house right on the lake. A luxury funhouse with a theater, game room, and private deck will help you take the party home and have a weekend full of never-ending fun. Next stop: wedding. 

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