12 Bachelorette Party Destinations With Non-Stop (And Often Cheap!) Flights From Philly

Your dream bachelorette weekend is just one flight away.

Photo courtesy AceBounce.

The Big Day is fast approaching. You’ve booked the caterer, people are sending in their RSVPs, and your dress fits perfectly. But even though the bulk of wedding planning is done, it’s hard to completely relax. Luckily, the cure is pretty simple … it’s time for an epic bachelorette party!

Don’t know where to go? We’ve got you covered. Though we love hanging in Philly for a bachelorette, we also appreciate the benefits of getting away for a weekend. These cities, which offer tons of fun things to do and great places to eat, are only one short (and importantly, non-stop!) flight away from Philadelphia. And while you can often snag cheap flights to these spots from PHL, keep in mind that prices vary depending on time of year and flights available, so it’s always best to plan ahead.

Check out our picks for bachelorette destinations that have non-stop flights from Philly below, then choose your city, grab your friends, and let the fun begin.

Chicago, Illinois

Airlines: United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines
Flight time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $263

As a bride-to-be, we know you’ve already found one great love, but you might have to find room in your heart for a second, because the Windy City is sure to sweep you off your feet. Rich in culture and filled with great food, Chicago is a great place to walk around and explore. But if you’re looking for something a little different, the city offers an amazing opportunity to see things in a whole new way… helicopter tours! While you may be tempted to sign up for the classic river boat tour, the views that you’ll get from up in the air will definitely make the extra splurge worth it. Afterwards, stop for some midday margaritas and tacos at Big Star Chicago (you can thank us later). At night, grab dinner at AceBounce, a restaurant that comes fully equipped with a ping pong bar. And while it may feel almost impossible to pull yourself away from all that fun, you’re not going to want to miss seeing a show by Second City, the comedy club where stars like Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey got their start. When the tears of laughter finally stop rolling down your face, make your way over to Three Dots and a Dash, a tropical tiki bar that serves craft cocktails made with fresh fruit, cold-pressed juices, handmade syrups, and, of course, some quality alcohol. Want to keep the party going ’til the sun comes up? Legendary dive dance club The Hangge-Uppe is open ’til 5 AM on Saturdays.

Phoenix, Arizona

Airlines: American Airline, Southwest Airlines
Flight Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $315

While Phoenix may feel like a bit far to go for just one weekend, the year-round warm weather and breathtaking desert setting makes this one destination you are not going to want to miss. Spend a day touring the canyons of the Sonoran Desert, or relax at Royal Palms Spa, where you can exfoliate, detox, and rejuvenate your body with, among other things, hot stone massages, body wraps, facials, and pedicures. End the trip with a visit to Rips Bar, a retro-style dive bar that features local bands and DJs, hosts theme parties, and is decked out in local art.

Nashville, Tennessee

Airlines: American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines
Flight time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $180 to $260

For the country music lovin’ brides-to-be, Nashville is the perfect place for a bachelorette party. Start your visit at Acme Feed & Seed, a Nashville staple that offers four levels of delicious food, live music, and fantastic views. If your group loves to dance, bring them to Studio Goddess, where instructors will guide your private party through killer choreography (opt for the Southern Swagger class for a mix of hip hop and line dancing), then treat everyone to cupcakes and champagne. Afterwards, head to Pinewood Social for fried chicken, grain bowls, craft cocktails, and fun games like bowling and bocce ball in one of the city’s most Instagrammable settings. (For days you really need to beat the heat, there’s also a patio with two pools.)  Once night rolls in, head over to AJ’s Good Time Bar for live country music on three raucous floors.

Charleston, South Carolina

Airlines: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines
Flight time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $250 to $350

Charleston may not be one of the nation’s biggest cities, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm (or, quite literally, the cast of Bravo’s extremely addictive reality show Southern Charm). If you want to see where Craig, Cameran, Shep and the rest of the crew spend their days, make your way down to this South Carolina city. Start the trip with a visit to Home Team BBQ, a restaurant whose chicken wings and pulled pork sandwiches come highly recommended by the Southern Charm crew. As you and your friends check out the bar, outdoor seating, and live music, try to spot where Austen and Chelsea sat when they came here on a date last season! Another great option is The Palace Hotel, which is owned in part by Shep Rose himself. This laid-back dive bar offers tacos and cold beer. Looking for something a little less casual? Head on over to The Alley, one of Rose’s many investments. With 8 bowling lanes, retro arcade games like Skee-Ball, pinball, and Ms. Pac-Man, happy hours that last all night, 3 bars, and a huge menu filled with good food, this is one place that will definitely have your friends shouting “Bravo!”

Boston, Massachusetts

Airlines: American Airlines, JetBlue Airlines
Flight time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $125 to $154

Boston’s lively nightlife and happening food scene make it a great place to have a weekend getaway with your friends. It’s hard to go wrong when eating in the city, but if you want your taste-buds to really love you, start your weekend at Tatte Bakery & Café. After dipping into the morning pastry basket, biting into a croque-madame, and dining on shakshuka, explore the city in the best way possible — a customized scavenger hunt! This game will have you and your friends racing all over Boston (warning: things might get a little competitive), giving you plenty of chances to see the historic city. For dinner, head to Island Creek Oyster Bar for lobster rolls. If you come on a Thursday, celebrate Throwback Thursday with a boat party that blasts your favorite tunes from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. The boat gets back by 10, leaving you plenty of time to check out Boston nightlife. For more of the best in the city right now, check out top picks from our friends at Boston magazine in their annual Best of Boston issue.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Airlines: American Airlines, Delta Airlines
Flight time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $256 to $357

With gorgeous lakes and booming cocktail scene, this Minnesota city is fun pick for a summertime bachelorette. Begin the weekend by renting kayaks at the North Mississippi Regional Park, and paddle your way over to Boom Island Park, where you can walk around and get great views of the Minneapolis skyline. Later, when you’re looking for places to drink, your choices are pretty much endless. You can head to Marvel Bar, a hidden away speakeasy with creative cocktails, or to Tattersall Distilling’s spacious Cocktail Room. If you’re craving some pizza and chicken wings, make your way to Young Joni, where you can grab some dinner before moving on to signature cocktails from the bar in the back. 

Denver, Colorado

Airlines: American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
Flight time: 4 hours, 10 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $208 to $317

With mild weather, beautiful mountains, and a bustling city, it doesn’t get much better than Denver. If you want to make some bachelorette party memories that will last you a lifetime, call Sweetlife Adventures. Whether it’s horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing, or something else you’ve always dreamed of trying, Sweetlife will help to plan a customized trip for you and your friends. When it’s time to eat, head to Root Down for vegan, raw, and gluten-free dishes made from organic, seasonal veggies harvested from the restaurant’s two onsite gardens. At night, sing karaoke at Voicebox, or take in a live shows at the Clocktower Cabaret. The venue offers burlesque, circus, drag, music, dance, and comedy shows, so you’re sure to find something good. 

Detroit, Michigan

Airlines: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Spirit Airlines
Flight time: 2 hours
Average cost of plane tickets: $110 to $270

A thriving arts scene, rich history, and great local food make America’s Comeback City a definite contender for a memorable bachelorette. If you come in the summer, rent bikes and pedal along Stony Creek Park’s paved 6.1 mile lake path. Want to stay in the city? sign up for a tour with the Heidelberg Project, an outdoor art environment dedicated to improving lives and neighborhoods through art. The tours discuss the Project’s mission, as well as look at some of the installations. Later, take a trip to Castalia, a fragrance store that, when the clock chimes 6, starts serving cocktails based on its scents. You can also bring your group to one of Detroit City Distillery’s whiskey tours. Learn about the distilling process and taste samples of some of Detroit’s finest gin, vodka, brandy, and whiskey.

Austin, Texas

Airlines: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines
Flight time: 3 hours, 40 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $150 to $335

If you’re looking for a change of pace, Austin is a great place to start. At Stubb’s gospel brunch, you can feast on a buffet of Southern classic foods — think garlic cheese grits, fried catfish, and buttermilk pancakes — while listening to live gospel music and visiting the “make your own” Bloody Mary bar. Afterwards, head to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, a beautiful, lusciously green, outdoor space full of pieces by American sculptor Charles Umlauf. Want to soak up some Texas sun? Barton Springs Pool is the place for you. Underground springs fill up this ginormous pool with clean, naturally warm water, and the wide patches of surrounding grass are perfect for sun-bathing. Later, make sure to stop by Jacoby’s, a ranch-to-table restaurant with a full cocktail menu and “all day” happy hours, or grab some healthy, vegetarian eats and fun drinks (i.e. the Beyoncé cocktail) at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Finish of the good meal with a trip to Amy’s Ice Creams, an ice cream shop with over 350 rotating flavors! Whether you want to play it safe with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or try a taste of the Dementor’s Cloud, you won’t be disappointed. Afterwards, if you’re feeling adventurous, head to the White Horse and learn how to dance like a real Texan. The White Horse offers free classes in the Texas two step, swing dance, and Cajun dance. When the lessons come to a close, a live band hits the stage, giving your group plenty of time to grab a drink and show off your new moves.

Toronto, Canada

Airlines: American Airline, Air Canada
Flight time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $350

While there are so many cool places for a bachelorette in the U.S., we would be remiss if we didn’t suggest a visit to our friends up north. Canada’s biggest city (which, in case you missed it, is where Meghan Markle lived before she moved across the pond) has plenty to offer. If your crew is searching for a thrill, sign up for the EdgeWalk, a chance to walk on the edge of Toronto’s tallest attraction, the CN Tower. Afterwards, dine at Terroni, an Italian restaurant rumored to be one of Markle’s favorite places to eat. Afterwards, head to Her Majesty’s Pleasure, a salon/spa equipped with a full cocktail bar. With special party packages perfect for bachelorette parties, this is the place to go if you want to get all dolled up before hitting up Lost and Found, an awesome dance club located in an old building rich with history and perfect for creating new memories. If, late at night, you start to crave some good ol’ fashion drunk food, go Canadian style and stop for a bite to eat at Smoke’s Poutinerie. This Canadian chain serves poutine: fries covered in gravy, cheese curds, and your choice of other toppings. (Don’t blame us if you’re tempted to rethink your wedding dinner menu after getting a taste.)

New Orleans, Louisiana

Airlines: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines
Flight time: 3 hours, 5 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $270-$325

It’s no secret that New Orleans knows how to party, and not just at Mardi Gras. Every Sunday, at SoBou’s Burlesque Brunch, you can, as they say, have “some legs with your eggs.” As you dine on a three course Creole meal, watch an authentic New Orleans performance by world-famous Burlesque dancer Bella Blue. Afterwards, tour around New Orleans on two wheels, exploring the city on rented bikes or with a specialized tour. As the sun goes down, head to Saints & Sinners, a nightclub (owned in part by Channing Tatum!) known for its fun cocktails and dance music.

Tampa, Florida

Airlines: Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines
Flight time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Average Cost of Plane Tickets: $150 to $230

When planning a trip to Florida, you may initially be pulled to the bright lights of Miami or Orlando. Resist that urge! Rich with history and filled with fun, Tampa Bay has something for everyone, making this Sunshine State city the perfect destination for your bachelorette party. Start your weekend in true Florida fashion with a visit to Clearwater Beach. As you soak up rays on the picturesque white sand beach, thoughts of returning to this beach for your honeymoon are almost certain to start forming. When the group starts to get a little hungry, head to Marina Cantina for seafood enchiladas and pork belly tacos. Afterwards, make your way up to the rooftop lounge for great views of the marina and drinks from the tequila bar. As the sun begins to set, head over to Wave Nightclub, where you can dance late into the night (er, the early morning).

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