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It's almost a shame to only have one weekend for a bachelorette party in New York City. Manhattan has everything you could want—and more—to impress your bride and her friends. For the ultimate NYC bachelorette party, spend a weekend taking in everything there is to offer in the Big Apple, from trendy restaurants and speakeasy-style bars to drag shows and Broadway.
What Are Some NYC Bachelorette Party Ideas?
What isn't there to do in NYC? When it comes to a perfect bachelorette party itinerary, you can theme a New York bachelorette party 100 different ways, for the foodies, for the shoppers, for the theater and arts lovers, and so, so much more. Just don't forget to outfit the crew in top notch gear from The Knot Shop to match your theme.
For the Foodie
It's no question that New York City is one of the food capitals of the world, from the country's first pizza pie to new-age creations (remember the cronut, anyone?) you can find it all here. If you want to be sure to digest it all, consider a food lover's touror Manhattan.
For the Theater Geek
What better place to catch a show than in the home of Broadway. Book tickets in advance to one of the greats on Broadway, buy last minute seats at the TKTS Booth in Times Square, or consider an equally thrilling off-Broadway production. Then there are the shows that aren't on the big stage, including cabarets, drag brunches, and comedy clubs.
For the TV & Movie Buffs
Of course, Manhattan is also home to some of the top filming locations for your favorite shows and movies. Consider a tour of the greatest hits, including Sex and the City, When Harry Met Sally and Seinfeld, or Gossip Girl.
For a Shopaholics and Art Lovers
Of course, it's well known that New York City has great taste across the board. Spend a day (or two) shopping its top-notch stores and boutiques with your best girls. And for all things beautiful, make sure to stop in at the city's world-class museums, including The Met, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim.
What Do You Do at a Bachelorette Party in New York City?
With the world at your feet, it may be hard to narrow down an NYC bachelorette party itinerary to just a few activities and a few days. But we've got you covered: Here's the ultimate three-day NYC bachelorette party itinerary:
Morning: After checking into your hotel or AirBnB, start the day with a classic girl's spot in the city: Alice's Tea Cup. The two locations are very popular so make a reservation (or book a private event) in advance, if you can. Here you can have the ultimate girl's brunch of scones, crepes, French toast, and more—all paired with a great tea service.
Afternoon: Get ready for the weekend with a bit of early party pampering. At ChillHome, you and your crew can get matching nail art—and a whole bunch of other day-spa treatments—with a cafe menu, wine, and beer to choose from. Keep the beauty party going with a visit to Bite, where you can host a Lip Lab party and make your own shades of lipstick or gloss. Of course, now that you're dolled up and ready, consider booking a photographer through Flytographer to capture shots of you and your bride squad in some of NYC's most iconic spots, from Times Square to Central Park.
Evening: Start off with a wine tasting at City Winery, where you can also catch some live music on the right night. Then head off to dinner at Beauty and Essex, a lounge-like spot with great and inventive shared plates, and a night club on the second level. Keep the party going after dinner at The Magic Hour Rooftop & Lounge, a great spot with indoor/outdoor space and epic Manhattan Views.
Morning: Start with a must-experience brunch at Anejo in Hell's Kitchen. This is an affordable boozy brunch with bottomless margaritas and tasty Mexican small plates to share.
Afternoon: The day's options are plentiful, so pick your poison based on your bride's personality: Foodies can head over to the Milk Bar, the famous dessert shop, to build their own custom cakes (we won't judge if you don't wind up saving it for later). Art-lovers can take a private gallery tour where you get just the highlights of the city's most amazing art collections. Or if you're looking for a little R&R, head to SoHO's Haven Spa for a day of pampering and relaxation (plus the great shopping nearby).
Evening: Tonight, dinner comes with a show. At Lips, you'll be treated to three courses, drinks, and an epic, renowned drag show (for a little extra, the bride can be pulled on stage). After the show, head to PHD Rooftop Loungeor another bar with views, or dance the night away at the House of Yes or the Electric Room.
Morning: For your last brunch in the big city, head to Santina for fare like zucchini muffins, frittatas, or almond pancakes for a coastal Italian-style meal.
Afternoon: Another day, another plethora of options: For the rare outdoor adventure, keep charter a boat from Sailo and make your way around the city by water, with great views of Lady Liberty along the way. For thrill-seekers, consider a Trapeze School class. Or, catch a Broadway matinee (tickets are cheaper for these showtimes). You can also just take the day to unwind and wander your way through Central Park.
Evening: Start with dinner at Catch, a rooftop seafood spot where you can dine on ceviche, tartare, and sushi in a scenic (and made to be seen) setting. Then treat yourselves to another delicious dessert—this one with boozy pairings. At Butter & Scotch sweet offerings like chocolate cake and key lime pie are paired with inspiring cocktails—or go all in with a boozy milkshake. End the night with drinks at Paul's Cocktail Lounge in the Roxy Hotel.
Where Should I Stay in NYC for a Bachelorette Party?
New York is extremely easy to get around between walking, taxis, and the Subway, so it really makes no difference what part of the city you stay in. Choose the hotel or AirBnB that suits your group best.
Best NYC Bachelorette Hotels
- Hotel 50 Bowery has been ranked in Travel + Leisure's top 10 Best Hotel Awards, and for good reason. This hotel is in a great location, has chic decor, and is home to The Crown, a year-round rooftop bar and lounge.
- Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side is in an easy-access location and features luxury suites and penthouses, an outdoor heated pool, and a great rooftop for epic views.
- Le Meridien Central Park offers views of NYC's best green space and luxury options for a mid-range budget.
Best NYC Bachelorette Party AirBnBs
- A Three-Bedroom in Times Square puts you in the heart of action with creature comforts at the ready, perfect for a group of six or less.
- This Mid-Century Modern Townhouse in Chelsea is great for large groups (it sleeps up to 14) in a chic setting and great location.
- AFour Bedroom close to Central Park is a great spot to stay for ease and comfort—it can sleep up to 10.