Getting together with some of your best girl friends to spend quality time away from wedding stress is one of the most fun traditions leading up to your big day!
But after forking over all that money for a wedding gown, floral arrangements and the perfect three-tiered wedding cake to wow your guests, there’s not always a lot of budget left to plan the ultimate trip.
Instead of skipping the much-needed getaway with friends, check out these budget-friendly vacation spots that will help you and your besties get more bang for your buck.
The capital of the Lone Star State is definitely a popular destination for budget bachelorette weekends, and it’s easy to see why. Boasting the same hip vibes of places like Brooklyn and LA, you’ll find that Austin is a lot more affordable.
Head to Austin if you’re looking for an urban escape packed with top-notch dining, partying, shopping and entertainment you’d expect from a big city. Besides, Texas’s warm, dry climate means that you can pack all the cute outfits you want without having to worry about rain (or snow!).
Wilmington, North Carolina
If you’re looking for a little southern hospitality, this riverfront city has the antebellum charm of Charleston or Savannah for half the price.
Take a stroll down cobblestone streets and take in views of columned mansions. Downtown’s historic district has plenty of restaurants, galleries and shops to check out. And if you’re a history buff, check out the Battleship North Carolina to explore WWII naval history.
To save money (and get in a little extra beach time), snag an affordable room at a seaside hotel in nearby Wrightsville Beach.
The nation’s capital is a great destination for a trip with your besties that you’ll never forget. And while DC can wind up an expensive destination, a little bit of knowledge and planning before you go can keep your trip within a budget.
Pretty much all the best things to do here during the day are free, like seeing museums, monuments, memorials, art galleries and botanical gardens. And if you avoid visiting the capital during peak tourist (aka higher-priced) times, you’ll save some cash, too.
Newport, Rhode Island
Affectionately known as the “City by the Sea,” you’ll find plenty of coastal charm and breathtaking views that are perfect for your final sail before the veil. This historic town on the Classic Coast is home to three vineyards and plenty of local beaches, making it the ideal place for a little R&R with your best girls.
Between boutique hotels, cozy inns, beach cottage Airbnbs, romantic bed and breakfasts and budget-friendly motels, there’s lodging for just about any budget.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for a bachelorette weekend of epic proportions. It’s definitely one of the most legendary party destinations in the country, and I probably don’t even have to detail the sheer amount of world-class dining, entertainment, night clubs and other attractions.
Not what you were expecting on a list of budget-friendly destinations? There are more than 150,000 hotel rooms to fill in Las Vegas, so there’s always a deal to find here. Just try to stay out of the casino if you’re hoping to stick to a budget!