While bachelorette parties are synonymous with happy mayhem, not all pre-marriage celebrations have to end in a multiday hangover. The beautiful, easily accessible Catalina Island off the coast of Newport Beach, California, is more low-key than Vegas and Nashville, but a great location for bachelorette parties nonetheless. Here are some ideas for a bachelorette party on Catalina Island.
Lunch with a View
The hilltop Mt. Ada bed-and-breakfast is the former mansion of William Wrigley, Jr., who once owned the entire island. The inn offers a three-course lunch, open to the public, on a spectacular outdoor patio overlooking the town and coastline 400 feet below.
California is known for constant sunshine for good reason — take advantage of it! A number of boat cruises leave daily from town, from glass-bottom tours to sunset cruises. Pick which adventure sounds best to you and enjoy the ride.
Let loose at Descanso Beach Club, the island’s only beach party offering. Spend an afternoon in a private cabana with your bridesmaids, dancing to a live DJ and drinking margaritas. We won’t judge if things get a little wild.
After an afternoon at Descanso Beach Club, a little R&R may be in order. Island Spa Catalina is the island’s only experiential spa, and offers nine treatment rooms, luxurious lounges and a variety of rejuvenating treatments using island botanicals.
If you want to add a little thrill to your bachelorette party, try the Zip Line Eco Tour. You will zip down five separate lines high in the island hills above the canyon floor, getting up to 30 mph. Not only will this add some adventure to your itinerary, but it’s a great bonding activity for your bridesmaids.
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