Bonding over sports, beers and grub is the classic combination for a bachelor party (okay, maybe it’s missing one typical mainstay!), and the new trend in planning that final getaway for your buddy includes a little adventure.
Consider activities a bit more extreme — it’ll make the walk down the aisle a lot less scary for the groom-to-be. Nowadays, popular bachelor party itineraries include group surfing lessons, sky diving (take the literal plunge!), white-water rafting, race-car driving lessons, deep sea fishing and rock/mountain climbing.
If those adventurous activities are a bit too out there for your groom-to-be, think about making the weekend more low-key. Organize a weekend in a new city to watch your favorite sports team, or take some time to escape to a golf destination and spend a few days hitting the links. If this is a winter excursion, a skiing or snowboarding weekend is always a popular choice. Likewise, a summer wedding lends itself to a beachy bachelor weekend full of waterskiing, wakeboarding and boating. What’s more manly than a weekend in the woods, camping and playing paintball?
There’s a wide range of bachelor party options to get the group into the great outdoors and to do something a bit out of the ordinary — you don’t want the groom getting in trouble with his betrothed. Check out simplythebestman.com for a state-by-state listing of potential activities and vendors.
Every kid wonders what it would be like to live inside a bustling airport — even for just one night. The TWA Hotel gives you that experience with retro décor so you can fantasize about living a glamorous life as a flight attendant in the 1960s.
National Best Friend Day is June 8, so now’s the time to plan how to celebrate your bestie. The recently opened The Ven at Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., offers one option with its Celebrate Your Bestie package. The hotel boasts a stunning rooftop pool and a prime location in Dupont Circle, so gather your closest friends and plan a visit to the nation’s capital.
Move over mimosa: Spiked coffee from the Keurig is taking the spotlight at Sunday brunch. Cask & Kettle created the first ready-to-drink hot cocktails that brew with the perfect amount of booze for any special occasion.