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Coming to Tennessee for a bachelorette party? We have some ideas on where to stay, eat and explore while in the state. Check out the curated bachelorette party itineraries below for stops you can incorporate into your plans wherever you choose to party in Tennessee.
Relaxing Bachelorette Party Ideas
Nothing says ‘relaxing’ quite like a day at the spa. When in the Smokies, book a day of pampering at The Spa at Riverstone Resort. Here, you can indulge in massage therapy treatments, facials, body scrubs and wraps, pedicures and manicures. You can be sure the best skincare and cosmetic products are used including Eminence Organic Skincare, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics and Spa Ritual Nail Care. Before your facial, you’ll get a complete consultation of your skin’s health and the experienced estheticians will customize your facial for your skin’s needs.
Escape to paradise in Pigeon Forge at the St. Somewhere Spa inside the Margaritaville Island Hotel. Specialty massages like the Wastin’ Away Signature Massage includes a pressure massage, aromatherapy, steamed towels, a sugar scrub on your feet and Volcano hot stones on your back and neck for the ultimate relaxing session. Swedish massage, hot stone massage and prenatal massages are available. Feel rejuvenated with the Dive Deep Facial which includes double cleansing, extractions, natural microdermabrasion and an enzyme mask, or treat yourself to the Margaritaville Signature Facial which includes exfoliation, a treatment mask, moisturizing and an added back treatment, finished with deep hydration to your arms and back. St. Somewhere Spa has six treatment rooms, locker rooms with rain showers, a full-service hair salon, makeup bar and spray-tan room plus a chill room with a custom water feature.
Take an afternoon sampling wines from some of the wineries on the Rocky Top Wine Trail. The trail includes Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery (makes wine out of locally grown apples), Apple Barn Cider House, Mountain Valley Winery and Mill Bridge Winery. Take in the beautiful views of the Smokies as you go from winery to winery. Some of the wineries are even dog-friendly and have outdoor seating so you can enjoy the sunshine with your wine and your best gal pals.
Settle in to the award winning Dancing Bear Lodge Appalachian Bistro for a contemporary twist on traditional Appalachian-style cuisine. Fresh produce is grown on-site and the highest quality local ingredients are sourced for a unique farm-to-table dining experience. Dine on filet mignon, Appalachian cioppino featuring Benton’s Country Ham, seared scallop, gulf shrimp, halibut, mussels, tomato-seafood broth, Carolina gold rice and special growers basil or the sweet tea brined pork chop with charred baby carrots and sugar snap peas.
Take a day trip to Tennessee’s Oldest Town, Jonesborough, to browse the historic Main Street shops for locally crafted items and fashion pieces in local boutiques. Take a history tour to get acquainted with the historic buildings that line the sidewalks. You can find unique home items at Noelle, priceless antiques at Jonesborough Antique Mart and must-have fashion staples from Pink Whale Boutique. Hungry? Stop in for lunch at the Main Street Café. Get one of the homemade salads, sandwiches, soups and more.
Enjoy the peace nature brings when you book a girlfriend getaway at RT Lodge (and, they’re dog-friendly). Hear the birds chirping when you wake and fully relax in the comfortable spaces of this mountain getaway. Decorated in a classic lodge style, rooms either have a king bed or two single beds, topped with cozy comforters and luxury linens. Plush robes, private baths and rooms with a porch or balcony are available. Room rates include a full breakfast each morning including scrambled eggs, bacon, granola, homemade breads, yogurt and seasonal fruit.
Scenic Glamping and Outdoor Leisure for Bachelorette Parties
Just 30 minutes north of Nashville, the Greenbrier Beechhouse is a luxury treehouse that can sleep six guests and is located on 11 private acres. It’s the perfect weekend oasis for the bride and her girls to unplug and relax in nature’s solitude before the wedding. The main treehouse has a walk-in shower, gas fireplace, gas grill and 49 LED stars to mimic sleeping outdoors. Corn hole, board games and an extensive DVD collection is available as well as a Bluetooth speaker system. Fresh eggs from the free range hens are available for you to gather each day for breakfast. The guest pod has a queen bed, full bath, kitchenette, private deck and outdoor shower.
Locally owned and operated, Cumberland Mountain Outdoor Sports is your one-stop shop for any outdoor adventure you plan to have in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. You’ll find only the best quality apparel and equipment from Mountain Hardwear to Merrell, Chaco sandals and The North Face. The expert staff can also share their backpacking experiences with you along with some of the best trails to hike around the area. You’ll find waterproof maps of all the local parks and destinations as well as the U.S. Geological Survey of Middle Tennessee.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited. Fall Creek Falls is 256 feet, one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern U.S. Other waterfalls you can hike to include Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades. The more than 29,800 acres include stunning rock formations, rushing streams, waterfalls, gorges and cascades.
If you prefer a lake day, check out Cruisin’ Tikis and the variety of cruises offered on Old Hickory Lake. Enjoy morning mimosas, a sunset cruise and private cruise for up to six guests. The private party excursion can host 7-12 guests and takes you out to a party cove where you can swim. The tikis are BYOB and it’s encouraged to bring snacks as well.
After your adventure outdoors, head to Blue Water Grille, located on the stunning Center Hill Lake. Enjoy the lake life while savoring relaxed southern style food. Daily specials are made with seasonal ingredients and you can keep your party going with local craft beers, frozen drinks, wine and cocktails.
Sure, you can roast s’mores over a campfire; but how about making your s’more even more indulgent with the help of Legendairy Milkshake Bar? The Rocky Road milkshake is placed in a mason jar with a chocolate icing rim then topped with toasted mini marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate and marshmallow cream drizzle, crushed graham crackers and a roasted jumbo marshmallow with a chocolate drizzled graham cracker. Legendairy also has a vegan and dairy-free milkshake as well as the option for you to get creative and make your own with your favorite ice cream and up to four toppings.
Memphis Bachelorette Party Ideas
The Memphian will be the boutique hotel of your dreams when you host your bachelorette party in Memphis. The eclectic design, beautiful guest rooms and suites and Instagrammable spaces every where you turn is guaranteed to be a major highlight of your trip. Each suite is filled with its own character from the modern furniture to the artful accessories. Plush beds, cozy bathrobes and luxurious toiletries are included to make sure your stay is a relaxing one.
Make your way to The Memphian’s chic rooftop bar, Tiger & Peacock for craft cocktails and incredible Memphis views. You’ll love the eccentric decor from imaginative murals to sparkly chandeliers and private spaces like the Champagne Room featuring luxe pink furniture and disco ball. Enjoy small plates like glazed pork belly, garlic herb shoestring fries, grilled steak and peach flatbread and olives tossed in fennel, arbol and orange. And, sip on cocktails like the Peacock Paloma with fresh grapefruit, lime and fever tree lime yuzu tonic with Lunazul Blanco; or the raspberry mint vodka gimlet; or ginger and rosemary bourbon smash featuring Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, fresh lemon and rosemary infused simple syrup.
Keep the luxe night out going with dinner at The Paramount, the beautiful restaurant that serves upscale southern cuisine. Start your night with sweet heat fried oysters, baked brie served with grilled bread or crab beignets. Then, choose entrees like the shrimp and grits featuring Tasso ham and smoked gouda grits, creole spiced red fish, salmon rigatoni or wild fungi linguine.
Book tickets for a concert, ballet, touring Broadway show or comedy show at The Orpheum Theatre. The brocade draperies, crystal chandeliers and gilded moldings will add even more sophistication to your evening. Touring shows include “Pretty Woman,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “TINA – The Tina Turner Musical” and so many more.
The biggest nightly light show, Mighty Lights, on the Mississippi River illuminates the Hernando De Soto bridge at the top and middle of every hour from sundown to 10:30 p.m. You’ll want a great seat for the light show, so head to Beck & Call, the rooftop bar atop the Hyatt Centric Beale Street Hotel. Signature cocktails include the bourbon-based Kentucky Buck, Bluff City Lemonade featuring Old Dominick bourbon, Cointreau, lemon, soda and simple syrup and the Hennessy-infused Mango Ginger Sidecar among others.
Active + Adventurous Bachelorette
Book one of Tennessee Glamping’s geodesic domes that offer amazing views, hot tubs, kitchenettes, gas grill, fire pit and full bathroom. Perfect for micro-bachelorette parties (up to 5 guests), Glamping Dome One was featured on the Discovery Network: Building Off the Grid. It’s secluded on 16 acres and overlooks beautiful mountains. Wake up to see the sunrise every morning before heading off on a hiking adventure.
Take a day trip to Roan Mountain to hike beautiful trails and snap some memorable photos with the mountains as your backdrop. There are approximately 12 miles of day-use hiking trails in Roan Mountain State Park ranging from easy to strenuous. The famous Appalachian Trail is also accessible via an eight-mile drive from the park.
Bring something delicious along with you on your hikes and other outdoor adventures by packing Shotwell Candy Co.’s Trail-Mix Tennessee Toffee. The delectable toffee is made by slow cooking butter and pure cane sugar then folding in fresh roasted pecans, almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried cherries and raisins. Shotwell Candy Co., based in Memphis, is also one of Garden & Gun Magazine’s Made in the South Award winners.
Get an authentic taste of Tennessee moonshine at Old Forge Distillery. You can try 10 moonshine tastings for free but choose wisely as there are 24 moonshine flavors. The Harvest Gin and Blended Bourbon Whiskey are available to sample for a $2 fee. Check out the distillery operations and let the expert mixologists craft you a signature drink at the distillery cocktail bar.
Team up with the experts at Smoky Mountain Guides for female-led and ladies only backpacking trips. The Mountain Woman, Valley Girl tour is a multi-sport adventure featuring hiking and flat water kayaking. Test yourself in the best ways possible and see some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain. The 3-night, 4-day trip is 13.7 miles of hiking and 3 miles of paddling. Smoky Mountain Guides also offers guided day hikes, small group day tours, flatwater kayak tours, guided fly fishing and naturalist-led experiences.
After your East Tennessee outdoor adventures, head to Mountain Goat Market for food that fuels and fills you. You’ll find sandwiches stuffed with high quality, local ingredients, hand-tossed pizzas and must-have desserts. You can order any salad or panini as a wrap or sandwich on gluten-free bread and any pizza can be made gluten-free or a Stromboli. Daily desserts are on rotation, too.
Bachelorette Party Ideas for the Sports Lover
Give back to those experiencing homelessness in Nashville when you stay at The Russell. The Russell donates a generous percentage of each night’s stay to local nonprofits and each average weekend stay provides either 16 nights in a bed, 100 free showers or 30 free meals to the homeless community. Stay in one of the beautiful 23 rooms that have some of the original features of the restored church building like stained glass windows, old brick walls and old pews as bed headboards. You can even book a skylight room where you can enjoy the evening glow of East Nashville.
Another great stay is the Holston House in downtown Nashville. The hotel is conveniently close to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame where you can learn more about great female athletes and coaches like the legendary Pat Summitt. Holston House is a boutique hotel with a rooftop pool and luxe suites featuring art deco accents and leather and velvet décor. Each suite comes with a record player, marble fixtures and one-hand-a-half baths. Make your way to Tenn Top, the rooftop garden with beautiful Nashville views. Enjoy an evening of savoring a craft cocktail, wine, bourbon or whiskey along with a number of small plates.
Get some fresh air on one of the hiking trails in Cedars of Lebanon State Park that meander through the forests and glades. You have 10 miles to explore with each trail blazed with a colored blaze-mark located on trees along the trail to help guide you. The Cedar Glades Trail is a half-mile, easy hike that snakes through cedar woodlands and offers several educational signs on the flora and fauna of the area. For a longer hike, embark on the moderate, 4.2-mile Hidden Springs Trail, the longest loop in the park. It’ll take about 2.5 hours to complete and showcase the glades and cedar woodlands as well as the wet weather surface streams which you cross twice and pass by a deep round sinkhole. Also check out Jackson Cave, one of the park’s premier attractions, that is over a mile in length (you’ll need a permit to enter).
McCreary’s Irish Pub & Eatery is a bit of Dublin in downtown Franklin. The intimate pub is locally owned and is a comfortable and casual atmosphere with quality meals and craft beers. Select a hot or cold cocktail like the Jameson iced Irish coffee or the hot Chai One On. Seasonal cocktails, featured whiskeys and vodka-based cocktails round out the menu. Classic pub foods like bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage and Dublin-style fish and chips are favorites.
Be a part of the fandom of the Nashville Predators by catching a game at Bridgestone Arena. You’ll hear the roar of Smashville as they cheer the team to victory. The Nashville Predators have been a part of the Nashville sports scene for 20 years. Even if you’re not a big hockey fan (yet), a Preds game is a fun and unforgettable experience that’s guaranteed to turn you into one.
Want to have a great night out? Head to Penalties Sports Bar & Grill for live entertainment, karaoke, arcade games and more. The sports bar is decked out in fun décor and always brings the party with the rocking bands that come to play. Share some boneless wings, have a beer and soak in the local life. If you’re hungry, try the Titan burger – ½ lb burger topped with Colby cheese, fried egg, maple candied bacon and barbecue sauce or the Nashville hot chicken sliders served with pickles and ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce.
Take in beautiful Nashville skyline views at the cool Zeppelin Rooftop Bar & Lounge atop the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Downtown/Capitol District. Open and airy with fine art installations and vibrant colors, Zeppelin is a memorable stop for any bachelorette party. Sip on cocktails like the frozen pomegranate mule, Little Red Dress – bitter orange vodka, lemon, blood orange and bubbles or the Haus Margarita featuring a spiced citrus salt rim.