Seattle bachelorette parties have a different flavor than your standard West Coast bash. This diverse city comes alive at night, with tons of restaurant and bar options, and plenty to do during the day for the outdoorsy bride and her best pals.
Ready to spend your last fling before the ring in Seattle? Check out these ideas for your Seattle bachelorette party itinerary.
What to Do
To start things off easily, you can begin your Seattle bachelorette party with a tea party! At Zen Dog Tea House, you’ll have the place to yourselves to sample fine teas overlooking the Puget Sound. That’s one way to start your morning! And begin the outdoor adventure that Seattle has on offer.
No trip—or bachelorette party—to Seattle is complete with a visit to Mt. St. Helens. The active volcano last erupted in 1980 with devastating impact. But today, there’s plenty on offer in terms of hikes and views around this mountain peak. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the day exploring (and we won’t tell if you packed wine in that water bottle!). Evergreen Escapes offers guided tours of the National Park if you want to take the planning off your hands.
Next on your Seattle bachelorette party itinerary: The famous Pike Place Market. You may remember this waterfront market from the opening credits of Real World Seattle—and yes, you really might be able to catch a whole fish. But a trip here is worth dealing with the crowds. You and your crew can pick up some tasty local treats to enjoy back at the hotel or AirBnB. And if you’re feeling extra touristy, add a visit to the Space Needle for epic city views, and the Gum Wall to add your own wads to the collection.
If you’re looking for something more hands on, take on a cocktail class at Serafina. You’ll all learn the art of craft cocktail making, and pair your concoctions with delicious appetizer-style bites. If you’d rather do the day-drinking without the work, enjoy Seattle’s best craft brews on a Road Dogs Seattle Brewery Tour, where you’ll hit the cities best taps on offer, chauffeured in a party bus just for you. If you prefer wine to suds, try wine country—Seattle bachelorette party gold—just 30 minutes outside of downtown. Woodinville is full of wineries, and a passport tour can take you to the best of them.
Come night time, you might be looking to let your hair down, have a few cocktails, and hit the dance floor. Turns out, Seattle bachelorette parties are made for this! Grab your girls and head to Pioneer Square, where you can find a cluster of night clubs close to the downtown area. Start the night at Club Contour, a swanky boutique with gorgeous high-hung chandeliers, leather booths, and a happy hour menu for delicious snacks. For the big partiers, book a table at nearby Trinity Night Club, where three different rooms offer three types of dance tunes.
If you’d rather someone else do the dancing, take in a show at Can Can. This fun, often hilarious, and definitely flirty dance and theater show can be found underneath Pike Place Market. You’ll love the entertainment—and might even be inspired for the dance floor on your big day!
Where to Eat
Seattle is full of top-notch restaurants and eateries, perfect for a large or small bachelorette party. Of course, you must stop at the first-ever Starbucks while you’re here (it’s a rite of passage). But it’s the culinary treats on offer that really make Seattle shine.
Brunch options are aplenty here. Make a reservation at Stoneburner’s, a classy spot with something for everyone on the menu from huckleberry ricotta coffee cake to breakfast pizza, and some delicious brunch cocktails (think cherry brandy, lime, and grapefruit in their Canal Club).
You may think about skipping lunch here, but don’t! If you like Southern fare, go a little ways outside of downtown to Junebaby where you can snack on pimento cheese, salt & pepper brisket, and homemade ice cream sandwiches.
For dinner, book a pre-fixe at Tarsan I Jane, where if the weather holds up you might just get a spot in their beautiful pavilion. This one is a bit pricey (starting at $175 per person), but the locally inspired and seasonally selected dishes are worth the price tag. For something a bit more budget friendly, The Pink Door offers dinner (Italian-American tasties like arancini and the house-special lasagna) with a show (burlesque!). Or head across the water to Westward, where you’ll have stunning—we mean STUNNING—skyline views of the city over plates of scallop crudo, shawarma spiced grilled pork, or whole wheat rigatoni. After dinner, relax with a glass of wine in your hand next to the restaurant’s outdoor fire pit.
Where to Stay
There’s not a lack of options when it comes to hotels and home rentals on a Seattle bachelorette party. If you want to be close to the action, staying downtown is your best bet. The Kimpton Alexis Hotel, situated in an early 1900s building right downtown, is close to the waterfront and offers den-like rooms, including the perfect suite for throwing some pre-game festivities. For a bit more luxury, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel blends classic—it was built in 1924—with modern in its downtown scenic setting, and there’s plenty on offer on the grounds besides rooms, including an afternoon tea, oyster bar, and spa.