The Top Bachelorette Weekend Destinations for Kansas City Brides
Your wedding day is the main event everyone is waiting for, but half the fun of getting married lies in planning all the micro-events leading up to the big day! For Kansas City couples who want to celebrate in style, we’ve put together a can’t-miss list of the top bachelorette weekend destinations for brides (and grooms) from Kansas City. Some of these top bachelor and bachelorette party weekend locations are within driving distance, and some are just a short plane ride away. No matter how you plan to travel you can count each one to be packed with every ingredient you need for an amazing, celebratory weekend with your crew.
St. Louis is just a half day’s drive (or a one hour flight!) east of Kansas City, but the Gateway to the West boasts plenty of entertainment and attractions sure to elevate any wedding celebration weekend. Take your crew to dinner and drinks and choose from dozens of incredible options, or tour the landmark Anheuser Busch Brewery and enjoy some frosty brews. If you’re a fan of St. Louis baseball, be sure to take in a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium.
Whether you’re enamored by the breathtaking view of the iconic Gateway Arch bending gracefully over the skyline, the fantastic eats and drinks on the famous Delmar Loop, St. Louis-style barbecue or the vibrant blues scene, St. Louis is an easy choice for the list of top bachelorette weekend destinations for KC couples.
Lake of the Ozarks
One of southern Missouri’s best loved claims to fame is the Lake of the Ozarks, and with less than a 3 hour drive between Kansas City and the destination, it’s no surprise Lake of the Ozarks made our short list. You can enjoy a lake weekend party with your wedding crew anytime of year, but Lake of the Ozarks really comes into its own in the summer months.
Rent or hire a boat and take your crew out for a day of fun and sun on the lake, schedule tee times at a top rated golf course, visit a local winery or distillery, or explore the natural wonders and beauty at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. If you and your crew enjoy the great outdoors, and breathtaking scenery, Lake of the Ozarks is the wedding party destination for you.
With a plethora of Airbnb options, resorts, hotels, campgrounds and even “glamping” options, the Lake has something for everyone. Be sure to book early; Lake of the Ozarks is a popular summer destination and accommodations can fill quickly!
The Mile High City is near the top of our list for many reasons, but the incredible culture, fine dining and music scene are driving factors. Nestled just outside the Rocky Mountains, this self-proclaimed “outdoor city” has endless possibilities to offer you and your crew for a weekend to remember.
During the day, head out to Rocky Mountain National Park to get your fill of adventure with rock climbing, skiing, rafting, biking or fishing. At night, take a tour of the impressive art galleries, settle in for an evening at one of the many craft breweries or distilleries, or check out a myriad of clubs with stellar live musicians and bands.
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Sugar white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and peaceful Gulf breezes are just a few of the features Clearwater, Florida offers visitors and locals alike. For the Midwest beach lovers, there’s no better spot to settle in for a long weekend of sun, surf and celebration. For accommodations, take your pick of luxury beachfront resort accommodations, more budget-friendly hotels, vacation rentals, or even bed and breakfast options.
Outdoor activities and incredible fresh-caught seafood go hand in hand, and will provide you with plenty of options for how to spend your destination bachelorette weekend with the ladies. You’ll fly into Tampa, which is just a one hour drive from Clearwater. It may be the furthest destination on the list, but it’s worth every minute.
Kansas City might be home, but there’s no reason to exclude our vibrant and energetic city from the list of weekend bachelorette party destinations. Kansas City holds its own when it comes to fantastic food, whether you prefer authentic Kansas City barbecue or innovative cuisine from KC chefs including numerous James Beard semi-finalists.
Kansas City’s multicultural nightlife is also active, with an array of fantastic nightclubs, bars and dives. From First Fridays in the Crossroads District, to an evening in Westport for relaxed dinner and drinks, to upscale cocktails on the Plaza, there’s no shortage of interesting and engaging spots where you and your wedding party can celebrate in style.
If you’re keeping it local, stick with the destination bachelorette party vibe and book a room at one of the many upscale historic hotels in downtown Kansas City, or choose an Airbnb in Westport or the Crossroads District to elevate your experience.
Whatever location you choose for your destination bachelorette party, don’t forget to keep your crew in the loop and plan plenty of time in the schedule to relax and enjoy yourselves. This is a once in a lifetime trip, and you’ll want to remember the time with them forever! Be sure to share with a friend, then tell us about your favorite pick from the top bachelorette weekend destination in the comments below!