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22 Ideas for Activity Filled Bachelor Parties

It’s time to plan your bachelor party! The planning process has probably left you either overwhelmed (hello, clubs) or underwhelmed (camping, again?) with nothing coming to mind somewhere in the middle. We heard you, the bachelor, and have rounded up 22 ideas of all kinds from over-the-top adventures to laid-back escapes. After all, your bachelor bash deserves the VIP treatment just like your soon-to-be better half is receiving.

There's a little something for every bucket list worthy bachelor party from a ski trip to the slopes of Sweden to a private villa in Bali to things you can do near home. Read on for all 22 ideas for a boys weekend for the books. 

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Keep it Low Key in Scotland

United Kingdom
If you’re after a chill weekend with your boys, head to The Inverliever Lodge at EcoYoga Retreats in Scotland. This riverside retreat in the Scottish Highlands is all about eco-living and unwinding from the stresses of everyday life.
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Set Sail Around Indonesialearn more

All aboard! Hop on a boat with your buddies and sail around the isles of Indonesia on a luxury vessel operated by the Aman resort group. Amandira features a couple of bunk rooms, two deluxe cabins and a room fit for a king... er, bachelor.
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Charter a Private Jet

Bucket list alert: If you can do it, charter a private jet. Make a surprise out of it and have the bachelor pick the name of a destination out of a hat. Find your bucket list destinations now →
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Party it up in San Francisco

San Francisco, California
Keep it classy, boys. Head to San Francisco for a stay at the brand-new SF Proper Hotel and kick off every night of your bachelor party in this stylish spot.
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Head to Tulum

Mexico
You know those Corona commercials with people drinking beer on really perfect looking beaches? Those beaches are in Tulum (most likely). Go there, stay at Azulik Tulum, drink all of the beer.
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Hike Patagonialearn more

For the guys who are fueled by the outdoors, a hiking trip through Patagonia makes for an epic bachelor trip. Stay at the EcoCamp Patagonia geodesic domes overlooking Torres del Paine National Park to soak up nature and comfort.
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Beach It (Pool Floats are a Must)

Bonfires, beaches, and beers. That’s all you really need to make your party crew happy. Spend a couple of days soaking up sunshine, playing a few rounds of pin-the-tail-on-the-inflatable-flamingo and hanging with the guys. Find your beach venue here →
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Helicopter Around Hawaii

A bachelor party in Hawaii is sure to mean lots of day hikes, surfing and drinking beers on the beach. Book a helicopter ride too for a view of Hawaii like your crew has never seen. Explore Hawaii venues here →

Tour and Taste at a Philly Distillery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you’re planning a Philly bachelor party, be sure to tour the copper stills and cocktail bar at Philadelphia Distilling. Here, you and the guys will learn about the history of distilling in Philadelphia while tasting premium craft spirits. Not in Philly? Explore brewery and distillery venues around the world →
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Go on a Road Trip

Road trips are the best, especially when you’re with a solid group of friends. Work your way through the desert or up the coast and have each of the guys pick a road stop along the way. Get your road trip inspiration here →

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Explore the Canadian Rockies via Train

Canada
Spend a couple of days train traveling through the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer. This luxury train line tours the West Coast via British Columbia, Alberta and the Pacific Northwest, stopping for adventures along the way.
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Rent a Cabin in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, California
Experience a weekend of fishing and hiking in Big Bear and you’ll be feeling totally refreshed when your wedding day rolls around. Check out Big Bear Treehouse for a cool spot to stay.
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Book a Trip to Bali

Indonesia
Go on and get Bali-bound for your bachelor weekend and stay at Own Villa. Spend your days surfing and snorkeling, and spend your nights drinking local brews.
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Go on a Luxurious and Adventurous Safarilearn more

When your group is up for a voyage, consider taking a trip out to South Africa for a safari. Check out Singita Boulders Lodge for a stay that’s half adventure and half luxury.
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Take an Epic Surf Trip

Bro down and hang ten with your surf-loving crew. Head to the best surf you can find and get amongst those waves and sunrise, sunset and all times in between. Find your surf spot here →
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Have a Music Filled Weekend in Austin

Austin, Texas
Austin is known for its music scene and a trip to this part of Texas is an easy one for bachelor getaways. Spend your days visiting local water holes, breweries and checking out local bands. On a budget? Stay at Native Hostel.

Ski + Stay at Copperhill Mountain Lodge

Sweden
Shred the gnar as a crew in Åre. Sweden’s Copperhill Mountain Lodge is a rad spot to spend a weekend on the slopes with your boys.
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Hit the Races + Stay at The Brentwood Hotellearn more

Hit the races in Saratoga Springs and stay at the Brentwood Hotel. Just a couple hours out of NYC, this upstate getaway is a good go-to for guys who fancy themselves bettin’ men.
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Taste Wine at Ashes & Diamonds

Napa, California
One of Napa’s newest wineries, Ashes & Diamonds offers experiential tours where you can check out the winemaking program and get schooled on all things wines and barrels. Follow up the tour with a delicious meal by their crew.
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Play Golf at Pebble Beach

Monterey, California
Hit the links at famous Pebble Beach on the California coastline and show up with your groomsmen as your caddies. This golf course and resort makes an all-in-one getaway for the bachelor group.
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Go Brewery Hopping in San Diego

San Diego, California
San Diego’s brewery scene makes for a great day tour with the fellas. Be sure to add a stop at Modern Times to your must-drink list. These guys do a monthly brew that could be rad to serve at your wedding. Start planning your San Diego brewery tour here →
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Rent Out a Private Suite at any Sporting Event

Be a champ, sport. Treat your buddies to a day at the races, the baseball stadium or whatever sport you enjoy and make sure you splurge on the private suite option.
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