It’s hard to imagine a better setting for your bachelorette party than NYC. A New York City bachelorette party means you’ll be surrounded by endless entertainment with world-class culture, shopping, dining, and nightlife in this urban jungle that never sleeps. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or call New York home, there’s always something new to discover along with old favorites to revisit—from glitzy Manhattan to hipster Brooklyn and everywhere in between. Convinced a NYC bachelorette party is right for your crew?
Take cues from Carrie Bradshaw and get ready for an NYC bachelorette party filled with brunching, shopping, and sipping cosmos with all your best girls.
What to Do
Any first-time New York trip is an experience to remember, so if your NYC bachelorette party crew falls into that category, carve out some time to see what makes this city so incredibly special. Take in the excitement of Times Square, leisurely stroll through Central Park, catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, or get the best views from above at Top of the Rock. You’ll never run out of sites to see, so pick your top priorities as a group and build an itinerary to keep everyone on track.
A New York Broadway show is always a must, so book tickets to your favorite production for the perfect NYC bachelorette party. Want to experience Broadway but looking to save a little cash? Grab a spot in line at the TKTS booths which sell same-day discounted tickets for many shows or try an Off-Broadway or an Off-Off-Broadway production for an evening at the theater.
You’re bound to work up an appetite walking around this city, so make sure Chelsea Market or Eataly are on your NYC bachelorette party route. Chelsea Market features an urban dining hall with food, coffee, and sweets to satisfy any taste. Similarly, Eataly is designed as an Italian marketplace with European-style restaurants, bakeries, and cafes serving up some of the best bites you’ll find outside of Italy.
Every New York City bachelorette party should include a shopping spree down iconic Fifth Avenue. Stop in favorites like Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and make sure to have a Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment with a peek inside Tiffany & Co. Or, head to trendy Soho for plenty of boutique shopping and cool-girl brands like Glossier, Miu Miu, Rag & Bone, and Prada, just to name a few.
Where to Eat
It comes as no surprise that New York is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, so come prepared for the culinary experience of your life. Begin your NYC bachelorette party with beloved brunch spots like Sarabeth’s, Claudette, Jane, or Jack’s Wife Freda. You’ll need some serious fuel for your city excursions so don’t forget to indulge in the most important meal of the day.
Be certain to snag a dinner reservation well in advance for some of the city’s most talk-about restaurants, including ABC Cocina. Here you’ll find Latin-American bites in a glamorous setting, all run at the helm of a Michelin star chef. Or, eat your weight in Italian small plates at L’Artusi paired with their mile-long wine list.
If Asian cuisine is more up your alley, Momofuku serves their famous ramen and seasonal dishes that might change your life.
Looking to treat yourselves? Milk Bar Bakery will totally deliver with their incredible cake truffles, “crack pies,” or cereal milk soft serve. Also make sure to swing by Dominique Ansel Bakery to taste test the famous cronut this sweet spot is known for.
Extend your NYC bachelorette party with good convo and great wine at Amelie Wine Bar or keep the party going with a stop at Bea cocktail bar in its low-lit, cozy setting. If bar hopping is more your style, check out Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side, followed by some late-night comedy or live music.
Where to Stay
For any bride-to-be who appreciates old-world glamour, The Gramercy Park Hotel will do just the trick. Stay in this 1920s boutique hotel that’s maintained every ounce of charm throughout the building.
You’ll find modern style and Hudson River views at The Standard, High Line in NYC’s Meatpacking District. Set amidst the city’s elevated public park, the High Line, you’ll be staying in one of the hippest spots with shopping and nightlife right outside your door.
When searching for your NYC bachelorette party accommodations don’t forget to check out bustling Brooklyn. Hipster-chic spots like the Wythe Hotel or The Williamsburg Hotel are practically oozing with cool, plus you’ll have a whole world to explore outside of Manhattan.