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Planning a Vail, Colorado Bachelorette Party

The countdown is on, and your wedding day is getting close. For the bride who is checking all the right boxes, you definitely want to celebrate with your best friends before the big day. A bachelorette weekend as big as Vail Mountain. So why not head there to celebrate?

Savor every last minute of being single with your closest friends by your side for an unforgettable bachelorette party weekend in world renowned Vail, Colorado. No matter what type of bride you are – spring, summer, fall or winter – Vail has the ideal itinerary. Get your fun on with your bride tribe and start planning your Vail Bachelorette Party Getaway.

A graphic asks, Which Bride Are You? And answers: In Vail, you can be all of them. Just don't forget to take pictures. Below the question and answer, it offers options for what kind of bride you are, including The Foodie, The Relaxed, The Partier, The Artsy and The Outdoorsy. A photo next to each depicts those activities.

Vail is truly THE hotspot for all things fun, healthy, delicious and fashionable. Take your pick below…or pick them all! Pack your bags, check into your vacation rental or hotel, and get the party started, whichever kind of party you prefer.

For the Outdoorsy:

Three people pose in a row together while taking a selfie on a hiking trail in Vail. A forest is in the background.

There is no lack of options for the adventurous bride as Vail is known for an array of adventurous options. From adrenaline junkies to a large group looking for a unique experience, Vail has you covered.

Start the party with the fastest growing sport in America on the pickleball courts at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center. Be sure to pack your matching outfits complete with tulle skirts in the bride’s colors. Ski Town All Stars will be happy to make you all custom trucker hats for a glammed up gal game. You can book a three or six court buyout for either one or two hours.

After giggles and hugs on the courts, head over to Gondola One and ride to the top of Vail Mountain and rent mountain bikes for a radical ride down to the village. Be sure to stop along the way for group photos with the gorgeous Gore Mountain Range in the background. Don’t forget your hiking boots for a practical yet edgy addition to your bachelorette photos. This is an exhilarating experience for the bride who has the need for speed.

The giggle fest continues while paddling the rapids on the quintessential Colorado River that flows through picturesque Glenwood Canyon. Rafting outfitters like Sage Outfitters provide transportation and everything else you will need: life jackets, booties, rain gear and snacks. Bachelorettes getting soaked under the sun amongst huge red rock canyon walls on either side of the river in this mild to wild day trip from Vail is the best.

Scenic hiking is super close to you, wherever you are staying in Vail. You can bus it to hike it and not worry about driving. Find the right hike for you and keep your eyes peeled for seasonal wildflowers like Lupine, Columbine (Colorado’s state flower), Paintbrush, Sunflowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, Larkspur and more: wildflowers in the mountains are the perfect bachelorette photo opp. Don’t forget your sunscreen, water and your custom trucker hats honoring the bride-to-be.

If you are looking to get carried around like the perfect bride you are, check out Vail horseback riding. Horseback riding is the ultimate outdoor activity to feel connected to nature and the beautiful Colorado scenery without maxing your steps for the day.

Don’t fret if you are a winter bride. While many love Vail in the summer, winter is how Vail became famous. Just attach your veil to your helmet, ride one of many chairlifts and descend gracefully down Vail’s powdery Back Bowls with your besties in tow. This is sure to turn some heads and garner some hoots and howls from the lift.

For the Foodie:

Tidy squares of sesame-coated pink sushi topped with green herbs are lined up on a white plate with a brown sauce drizzled over them.

When in Vail, hungry bachelorettes will be working up their appetites, so good thing there are plenty of options for sumptuous delights.

Order a Grazing Board, or a few boards, from the trendy Grazing Fox. Enjoy these yummy and satisfying treats in your penthouse living room or ask Picnic Vail to serve you alongside Gore Creek in Vail. This unique type of dining is a fun bonding experience. The boards are works of edible art created by the owner, maybe even too beautiful to eat. Make sure the bride gets the first bite.

Every Sunday during the summer the Vail Farmer’s Market offers a potpourri of foody options from local restaurants, some of which are farm to table. It’s a festive gastronomic and shopping experience on Meadow Drive. The sea of tents is perfect for a strolling and meandering bride and her bachelorette minions to imbibe and enjoy all day.

One of Vail’s most legendary restaurants is Sweet Basil, and they have a cozy dining room for private events. Located in the heart of Vail on Gore Creek Drive, their cuisine does not disappoint. Dishes like Colorado Striped Bass Crudo, Salmon Tataki and Orange Soy Glazed Duck accompanied with wine recommendations from their sommelier make for a memorable meal.

El Segundo’s Mexican high energy semi-traditional taqueria and tequila bar (over 100 varieties), also in the heart of Vail, is a must stop for a Segundo Bowl paired with Pink 182, their signature Paloma. The bachelorettes will be in heaven here.

Sushi at Vail’s Matsuhisa, located in the Solaris, serves up acclaimed Japanese seafood and tasting menus by Nobu Matsuhisa. This posh setting with mountain views is an elegant dining experience.

For the Artsy:

A crowd gathers in the seats of the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater. Lights from the stage glow while the sky descends into a pink sunset.

Vail, Colorado is the perfect place to get your arts and culture fix! The Bravo! Music Festival brings musical artists and audiences together at the beautiful Gerald Ford Amphitheatre, a short walk from the center of Vail Village, adjacent to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Soul music, Beatles renditions accompanied by an orchestra and quintessential classical Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven fill the crisp air under the stars. Allow these renowned artists to entertain your bachelorette party from late June through early August every summer.

Bravo! is followed by the Vail Dance Festival featuring world renowned dance troupes from the New York City Ballet and the International Evenings of Dance. Lawn and reserved seats are both ticket options for your fun-filled group. The Vail Jazz Fest is a summer-long festival throughout various Vail locations including Lionshead, Solaris Plaza and other Vail locations. The lineup is sure to get bachelorettes swinging and swaying in synchronicity.

Release your inner artist with a private Mountain Top Cocktails and Canvas outing. The Alpine Arts Center provides the bride to be and her bachelorette party perfect keepsakes that you all create together. A community of feminine artists surrounded by alpine beauty all while sipping rose is yet another #vailbacheloretteparty unforgettable moment.

For the Partier:

Three cocktail glasses filled with pink liquid, topped with a green garnish and red-and-white-striped straws come together in a toast in Vail.

If you want bachelorette party ideas with happy hours, fun dancing, and craft breweries, look no further. We will put the bachelor party to shame.

Root and Flower, in the heart of Vail Village on Bridge Street, pops the bubbles for brides and bachelorettes. This trendy, modern wine bar offers over 50 vinos by the glass plus a changing menu of New American Bites and craft cocktails. A wine tasting is the perfect way to start off an amazing weekend with your wedding party. As their website states: “Bubbles, what’s not to like?”

“Transpertainment” on the Vail Tiki Bus courtesy of The Turtle Bus is replete with wood floor interiors, a custom bar, dancing pole (yes, a dancing pole!), comfy couches and the bride’s playlist. Reserve the bus and head out to Wolcott, a little over four miles away from 4 Eagle Ranch, for Country Night swing dancing. Get your maid of honor and break it down on the dance floor! The scenery is outstanding and reminiscent of the Old West with several authentic outposts at the nearby Stagecoach Trail. Plan to stop by Kemo Sabe in Vail Village to purchase custom bachelorette cowgirl hats.

Especially in the United States, every party bus needs a brewery tour or a bar crawl! The Turtle Bus also offers you a chance to try Vail’s breweries, wine, and distilleries that aren’t within walking distance. You will be feeling pretty good after this tour.

Select Tuesday evenings in Vail, Hot Summer Nights is the place to be for locals and visitors alike. These free concerts are so popular, fun and iconic to the cool local. Bring a picnic or enjoy the concessions for this summer-long series.

Shakedown Bar is a year-round live music joint with the best rock and roll songs around. Funky, energetic and lively, this is a perfect spot for rowdy bachelorettes looking to leave their mark in Vail.

Après ski during the winter season is legendary at both the Red Lion & Vendettas Bar. Steps away from each other, don’t just go to one, you must go to both. The Vail Burger and live music at the Red Lion is satisfying while the famous pizza options (Popeye’s Passion, The Boneyard, Jack Attack and Snow Pig) at Vendettas will indoctrinate your girl group into the local Vail lore. You can reserve tables for your bachelorettes ahead of time.

For The Relaxed:

A group of five people, all in white terrycloth robes, sit on the floor and toast half-full champagne glasses at a spa in Vail.

After a couple nights out in Vail, it is time to relax. It might sound like an indulgence, but it’s a must to rest, replenish and recover.

Check out one of the many spas in Vail. Rock Resorts Spa in Vail at the Arrabelle in Lionshead prioritizes “bachelorette time” with manicures, pedicures, massages, facial and body treatments. Rinse and repeat at the Four Seasons Spa in Vail Village for a restorative guarantee. After getting a massage and spending time in a wonderful hot tub, you will feel like a brand-new bride.

If yoga is your thing try goat yoga. Yes, this yoga includes an animal. GOGA at the Vail Stables (Goat Yoga) is perfect for a herd of bachelorettes. “If you love yoga, love animals and don’t mind getting a little dirty, you will love this experience,” says the Vail Stables website that offers this unique yoga practice.

Find tranquility by floating the Upper Colorado in nearby Dotsero on inner tubes or paddle boards. In fall, any hike in the area will lift your senses as you are surrounded by bright yellow aspen trees. In winter, the Vail Nordic Center offers snowshoe trails under the backdrop of the dramatic Gore Range Mountain Range.

Vail is the perfect destination for your bachelorette party, the itinerary leaves nothing behind (except for the bachelor). Remember, what happens in Vail, stays in Vail!