August 17, 2019
Did you know that October and September are the most popular months to get married in, with June, May and August right behind according to WeddingWire. So this seems like a great time to gather your girlfriend tribe for a fun bachelorette weekend before the big day! A tradition that indulges and celebrates you and your besties, for all that you are today, all that you have been together and where you’re going in life. It’s time to make new and lasting memories! Here are our 15 fun bachelorette party ideas, so squeeze all the fun you can in one day or the weekend, make it count here in Lil Rhody!
We have even chose the best Rhode Island places to stay in for you!
Charter a Classic America’s Cup
12 Meter Yacht America’s Cup Charter
Take a leisurely sail or have a friendly race on the 12 Meter Class Sloops. Whichever is more your speed, chartering one of these gorgeous yachts will be a memorable experience for the entire group. To make the experience even more memorable, you can include catering and special matching crew gear. If you want to go all-out on your yachting experience, America’s Cup Charters offers full-service experiences. Learn about their line of full-service yachts here.
Spend the Day at New England’s Premier Hydrotherapy Spa
Treat your friends and family to one or two (or more!) of the wonderful treatments at Bodhi Spa in Newport, Rhode Island. They specialize in hydrotherapy, which is an ancient art of healing using water in all of its forms – hot, cold, steam or ice. They also offer more classic spa treatments like facials and massages. Check out their entire spa menu here.
Take a Baking Class
Perfect for the bride-to-be with a sweet tooth. Ellie’s is an intimate bakery in Providence inspired by the Parisian way of life. Their baking classes accommodate 6-12 students and include refreshments and treats to take home. Upcoming classes include Cocktails & Cake Decorating, Puff Pastry, and Apple Picking & Pie Baking. Yum!
Go on a Foodie Adventure
Rhode Island Red Food Tours
Rhode Island has a fantastic foodie scene. In fact, Providence frequently tops national lists of the best “foodie cities” and Newport has it all, with the glam! Our walking tours provide a unique opportunity to explore (and taste!) Rhode Island’s food scene while learning all about its history, architecture, and culture. Our food tours support locally operated eateries, farms, and makers right in our community. We love taking our bachelorettes out for private foodie adventures, then they can come back to share their favorite places with that new man in their life! Book a private Providence or Newport bachelorette party here.
Challenge Yourself in an Escape Room
The Great Escape Room
Challenge yourself, friends, family to the great escape. You’ll have to work together and use your wits to escape from one of their award-winning, themed escape rooms. You can even host your Escape Room party after hours for a unique experience. Learn more about The Great Escape Room here.
Relax and Ride through Rhode Island
A lowkey and unique experience, Rail Explorers are pedal-powered rail vehicles that will take you along the gorgeous Narragansett Bay. One of their top experiences is the North Ramble, a six-mile ride traversing private waterfront estates, two golf courses, the Newport Preservation Society Topiary Gardens, and the Audobon Society Nature Preserve. The South Circuit tour is also a six-mile ride that stops at an exclusive picnic area right on Narragansett Bay. Add Sunday Brunch to your tour or take their Fireside Tour with the classic s’ mores and a bonfire. Learn more about Rail Explorers’ tours here.
Enjoy an All-Inclusive Craft Beer Tour
Rhode Island Brew Bus
For the craft beer aficionado. Hop on the brew bus for a fun day of beer drinking and memory-making! Each tour is all-inclusive, meaning that all tasters and flights are included. Each stop will provide samples of their best-sellers and new offerings. You can expect multiple samples at each location to maximize the experience. Rhode Island Brew Bus offers private tours that can be customized to include additional activities like shopping or dining, learn more here.
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Paddle Board or Surf the RI Waves
Paddle Surf RI
Challenge your friends to see who can stand up fastest on a paddleboard or learn how to surf Rhode Island’s waves. Paddle Surf RI offers private and semi-private paddleboard and surfing lessons. For experienced groups, they offer all-inclusive private paddling tours like Sunset Paddle and Paddle & Pour (with wine!) Whether you’re fulfilling a lifelong goal to learn how to surf or just riding the waves with some friends, Paddle Surf RI has several experiences to enjoy. Learn all about it here.
Get Tipsy at a Wine Tasting
There is a reason why vineyards are a go-to for bachelorette parties. They’re just so much fun! Newport Vineyards is New England’s largest grower of wine grapes. You won’t be disappointed by their beautiful property and vines. Hop on a public tour or book a private tour and tasting to get the most of your time at the vineyard. Visit their marketplace after your tour or make reservations at their yummy, onsite restaurant, Brix.
While you’re in town for your bachelorette party, come take a food tour! Our Newport Neighborhood Food Tour will introduce you to the locals’ favorite foodie spots and Newport’s fascinating history.
Throw Down at Axe Bar
R1 Indoor Karting
We have to admit, this is a pretty cool one. Learn how to throw an ax and maybe even hit a target or two. R1 offers many private party experiences. Pick one or two main activities, pick your menu, and pick your extras like a photo booth or DJ. There are tons of ways to customize your experience. Learn about all of the different options here.
Explore and Soar on a Zipline
Roger Williams Park Zoo
The Soaring Eagle Zipline at Roger Williams Park Zoo has amazing views of Providence and the Narragansett Bay. Their comfy side-by-seats are a huge plus. If you are planning a party during the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, October 3 – November 3, the zipline will take you right over the incredible pumpkin displays. Enjoy a full day at Roger Williams Park Zoo by exploring the exhibits, enjoying the animals, and even booking an animal encounter. The zoo isn’t just for kids, you know!
Party at a Polo Match
Newport International Polo
Don your sun hats and fancy outfits for a day of polo! Newport International Polo hosts polo matches with teams from all over the world. Their season runs June through September and their schedule is available here. Make your experience even more special by reserving pavilion seats or the VIP lounge. They have several options available for groups and parties, check them out here.
Sweat it Out at a Dance Lesson
Enjoy dancing or need to learn a thing or two before the big day? Afrobeat Fit is a fun way to sweat it out, learn something new, and have a whole lot of fun. “Afrobeats” is a genre of music that incorporates elements of jazz, soul, and funk. During your sweat session, you’ll get in a whole hour of music and movement and learn the foundations of the Afro movement. Before booking your class, you can learn all about Afrobeat Fit here.
Sing it Out at Karaoke
Ahhh, another bachelorette party classic – karaoke! Boombox is Rhode Island’s only karaoke bar, but it does not disappoint. Perform for an audience in the lobby or book a private room to sing your hearts out. Each room has its own karaoke system complete with iPad control, TV, speakers, and thousands of frequently-updated songs to choose from. If you haven’t done karaoke before, a bachelorette party is a perfect time!
PS: Boombox is located at The Dean Hotel, which is ideal if you’re planning an overnight trip.
Rooftop bars are the best. Why drink inside when you can take it outside and enjoy the sunset or view of the city?
Rooftop at Providence G is Providence’s only rooftop lounge and restaurant looking over the city. There are fire pits a’plenty for chilly nights and private lounges with service for a more exclusive experience. Rooftop’s menu offers a wide variety of snacks, small and large plates, and wood oven pizzas. Pair it all with a craft cocktail and a pretty view of Providence for a great night.
If you’re more into water views, the Vanderbilt Roof Deck Bar is your go-to. Their Roof Deck is one of the few places in Newport to enjoy views of the harbor. Book a table or just pop in during your party escapades. The mood is casual and relaxed, making it the perfect spot to wind down or relax. If you are planning to stay in Rhode Island overnight or even for a few days, we’d recommend making reservations at the Vanderbilt for a luxury stay. Learn more about their offerings here.