Have a crew of besties who love outdoor activities? Or at least love seeing mountains from the warm comfort of a ski chalet? Look no further than Aspen as a destination for your bachelorette in any season. Here’s the breakdown of one bachelorette we planned there in the fall:
Where We Stayed
We took advantage of a family friend’s ski house, saving on cost. With a large variety of rentals, this is a great option in the Aspen area.
What We Did
Friday: We arrived at the house. We had a chef come to cook dinner for us upon arrival, so everyone was able to relax right when we got in. Aspen is also chock-full of talented chefs used to cooking for bachelorette-party-sized groups, which meant we could have our pick of options! That night, we headed into town, making stops at popular Aspen bars.
Saturday: After a lazy morning followed by an early afternoon bike ride, we surprised the group with a cake from Aspen’s Main Street Bakery to celebrate one of the bridesmaid’s birthdays. Bachelorette games were played, and then everyone headed out to dinner at L’Hostaria. Then it was bar hopping.
Sunday: Tired from the weekend’s festivities, most of us slept in. After brunch and a short hike, it was time to get back on the road for flights out of Denver.
Places To Go Out
Although we didn’t (quite) make it to all of these, some of the highlights of the Aspen nightlife scene include early drinks at Aspen Brewing Company, followed by popular local bars like 39 Degrees (with a great patio), Zane’s Tavern and the Red Onion (with a happy hour that starts at 10 p.m.), Justice Snow’s and Jimmy’s. J Bar is a fancy saloon for cocktails, which can be followed by dancing at Escobar.
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Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.