Gather up the groomsmen, because it’s time to party! Bachelor parties are made for creating lifelong memories, celebrating the anticipation of the groom’s wedding. There’s no better way to commend the groom than partying his way! Before narrowing the location down from hundreds to choose from, make sure to leave plenty of time for organization.

Like most aspects of planning a wedding, bachelor parties have many elements to consider.

  • Budget: Establishing a baseline for the party’s expenses will help immensely throughout the planning process. Selecting a destination, entertainment, and dining, is much easier once all party members have this information.
  • Interests: While the party is in the groom’s honor, everyone wants to have fun, right? This is where the best man steps into the spotlight. Arranging the groom’s requests goes hand in hand with the preparation of the bachelor party. Whether he’s ready to let loose in a big city or relax remotely, the itinerary should align with the groom’s vision.
  • Time of year: Scheduling the bachelor party is one of the most imperative factors in the organizing process. Initially provide a few options to the groom before presenting to the rest of the group. Consider the party’s schedule availability, travel expenses, weather, and activities within the celebration.

With the preliminary details worked out, the question of “Where are we going?” presents itself. It’s the best man’s responsibility to ensure the groom will have an absolute blast, leaving room for surprises throughout the weekend. Exploring new cities that offer familiarity in adventures certainly will keep the group guessing all the while. Locations such as Las Vegas or Miami may be go to’s for an event like this, but where else could you go for one last weekend with the guys?

Austin, Texas

The city’s motto states, “Keep Austin Weird,” and it does not intend to change anytime soon. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, it is so much more. There are 20+ local breweries and distilleries within the city, satisfying the foodies in the group. With breweries comes the infamous bars of Austin. Known as Sixth Street, this strip of bars is where the town comes to life. Filled with great live music and even better drinks, this is where to find the culture that makes up the city. For the adventurous type, rock climb near Barton Creek Greenbelt or cliff jump at Devil’s Waterhole. There’s a little something for everyone in this peculiar destination.
bachelor party location - Austin, TX skyline at sunset

Brooklyn, New York

For the urban chic grooms, Brooklyn, New York, is a top bachelor party destination! Does the cuisine and nightlife of the Big Apple need an introduction? Upscale restaurants owned by celebrities are scattered throughout Brooklyn, so visiting the groom’s favorite is a must! Afterward, bar hop through the city for the full New York nightlife experience. With countless iconic monuments and views, Brooklyn presents endless, easy ways to personalize the getaway. Furthermore, take advantage of visiting the home of many sports teams and indulge in sporting rivalries!
bachelor party location, Brooklyn, NY skyline across the water's edge at sunrise

Park City, Utah

Overflowing with outdoor activities, Park City, Utah was made for adrenaline junkies! Ski, snowboard, or hike during the day at Park City or Deer Valley Resorts and then head downtown for the bustling nightlife. Constructed for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Olympic Park houses a thrilling bobsledding course. Or, enjoy the breathtaking views of Utah via a snowmobile excursion. The outdoor opportunities are truly endless with this location. As far as dining in Park City, restaurants are as diverse as one could dream of. Savor mountain-inspired dishes from wood-fire hearth kitchens or treat the guys to from-scratch Asian cuisine.
bachelor party locations - Park City, UT downtown street during summer

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina’s subtropical climate makes it a year-round great bachelor party getaway. There’s quite a selection of excursions to experience in this historical city. Travel by party bus,  brewery hop to the downtown scene, or rent a fishing boat for a day along the beautiful coastline! Recharge from the day before on one of the pristine beaches that outline the city. There are 20 championship golf courses in the Charleston area. Hit a green in the morning, with enough time to hit the beach in the afternoon!
bachelor party location - Charleston, SC downtown street in the evening

Scottsdale, Arizona

If the groom is looking for a bachelor party that compares to one in Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Arizona, is just that at a fraction of the price. Being in the same region as Las Vegas, the weather is perfect for the desert pool party scene. Beat the midday Arizona heat by attending one of the many pool parties, hosted by the biggest names in the hotel industry. For those who love a good round (or two) of golf, there are over 200 courses to choose from. Take in the western views via golf cart with the group. Looking for a little adventure during the getaway? Schedule an ATV excursion! Many companies provide both guided tours and rentals. Find a blend of traditional bachelor party and outdoor experiences in Scottsdale!

bachelor party location - Scottsdale, AZ red rock and cacti
During the bachelor party weekend, make time to treat the groom to a high-end restaurant or bar. Even if he leans to the casual side of traveling, it’s a simple way to show him he’s appreciated for including the chosen groomsmen on the big day. Plus, who wouldn’t pass up the chance to dress up!

Jim’s Formal Wear is known for wedding attire but also carries formal wear for special events. For larger groomsmen parties, Jim’s Formal Wear also dresses the groom for FREE after the purchase of five rental ensembles. Contact one of the 4500 locally owned retailers nationwide to get your party measured!