So, you and your girlfriends want one final fling before the ring and are looking for the best location for that destination bachelorette party.  The best location depends, quite a bit, on your personality, and what you and your friend like to do.  Do you love gorgeous beaches?  Are you a fan of high-end cuisine?  Do you like to hang out at exclusive nightclubs, surrounded by gorgeous people?  Do you want an international feeling without leaving the United States?  Do you need a location that is accessible from anywhere in the world?  Do you have money to spend to ensure that you have a good time?  If you answered yes to all of those questions, then Miami Beach, Florida is the perfect bachelorette party destination for you, and we have the best bachelorette party ideas for Miami Beach.

How To Get There

Car

Miami is road trip worthy if you are in Florida or maybe Georgia or Alabama. I-95 can take you south from, well, pretty much all of the East Coast and straight into Miami. Even if you are traveling from further away, because the trip is peppered with amazing tourist destinations, it can be a great long road trip, if you have the time. However, take our word for it when we tell you that Florida is a deceptively large state. If you are not relatively local and time is an issue, opt for an airplane ride, instead.

Airport

Miami International Airport (airport code: MIA), which is about 20 minutes from South Beach.  Another option would be Hollywood International Airport (airport code:  FLL) but that would add about 20-30 more minutes to your trip to the beach.  When booking flights to Miami Beach, make sure you check out priceline.com as they usually have the best prices, availability, and can even offer group rates.

Getting Around

Miami is not known for its public transportation, so, to be honest, you are probably going to want to rent a car. Fortunately Enterprise Rental Car has locations at both MIA and FLL.


Not sure you want to do the driving? Consider renting a limo or a party bus for at least part of your trip. Hummer Limo Miami can set you up with the perfect chauffeured car, whether you are in the mood for the traditional elegance of a limo, the convenience of scheduled town car pickup from the airport, or the outrageousness of a tiger-striped Hummer Limo for a party-bus type experience!

Because Miami Beach is on the ocean, you might even be considering renting a watercraft for your transport. While you can use a boat to travel up and down the A1A, with many restaurants allowing you to dock to dine, a boat is probably not the most practical way to choose to travel for a Miami Beach vacation. Consider renting jet skis for recreation instead at Miami Beachsports.

Things to Do

Daytime Activities

Miami Beach is a beach city, but if you live somewhere else in the U.S. and haven’t been to southern Florida before, you may not realize how gorgeous the beaches there are.  They are stunning.  In our opinion, they are the most beautiful beaches you are going to find in the continental U.S. and they rival the beaches you will find throughout the Caribbean.  So, plan on spending time there.  Whether your preferred beach activity is sitting near the waves enjoying a frozen drink or getting out in the water, you can find what you’re looking for in South Beach.  ParasailingSpeedboatsCharter party boatsCharter yachts?   Those are just some of our bachelorette party ideas for South Beach, Miami.

Looking for a wild pool party?  Head over to the Surfcomber, which plays host to some of the city’s best events and festivals and is known for its over-the-top good times.

Hyde Beach, Miami Beach

[ Pool Party at Hyde Beach in Miami Beach ]

Want a more traditional pool party?  Head over to the SLS Hotel and its Hyde Beach lounge.  It isn’t loud and rowdy, but more high-end, but it will give that luxury feeling you are craving.

Looking for a spa day?  If budget isn’t an issue, the Lapis Spa is the place to go.  Martha Stewart once called it the most beautiful spa in America and their services live up to their décor.

Want to see a bit of the Florida Keys?  There is a daytrip on boat from Miami to Key West, and they’ll even pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.  It’s a long day, but it gives you about five hours to wander around Key West’s artsy, touristy community.  We are fans of Key West and boat tours, so we recommend this one is you want to do more than just drink and soak in the sun, but we won’t judge you if you don’t.

Nikki Beach in Miami Beach

[ Nikki Beach in Miami Beach ]

Don’t miss the hottest beach club in Miami Beach: Nikki Beach Club.  They handle private events and special occasions extremely well, so you may even want to consider a Nikki Beach Miami bachelorette party.

Nightlife Activity Ideas

Miami Beach is known for its over-the-top nightclubs and outrageous parties, but they are only part of the city’s vibrant nightlife scene.  Miami Beach also has some amazing bars, which are less flashy than the big clubs, but can offer you and your girlfriends a fantastic night out.  You might start out at one of the bars, head over to a massive club, and then finish out your night on a rooftop bar, overlooking the city.  The possibilities are endless for your bachelorette party in Miami Beach.

Nightclubs

You’ve heard of LIV.  Everyone’s heard of LIV.  It’s kinda a big deal.  Pay for bottle service, and don’t even flinch at the cost, and plan on being there on a Sunday night, because that’s when you’re likely to catch an impromptu show by one of the hottest acts in the country.  We can’t tell you who, because we don’t know who will be hot when you visit, but if you want to see the area at its craziest excess, then LIV is the place for your bachelorette party in Miami’s South Beach.

If LIV grew up and got a little less swag and wanted to give a hand-up to some artists you might not have heard about and focus on the dance a little more, then you’d have Story at 136 Collins Ave..  It’s no surprise the two clubs have a similar vibe; they are run by the same company and both known for their trademark SoBe style.

Ball & Chain Miami

[ Ball & Chain Miami ]

Ball & Chain at 1513 SW 8th Street in Little Havana is actually located in the Calle Ocho neighborhood of Miami, not on South Beach, so it’s outside of the typical South Beach party area.  However, we are recommending it anyway.  First, the history is awesome.  Did you ever wish you could have seen early ground-breaking musical superstars like Billie Holiday, Count Basie, or Chet Baker?  Well, the Ball & Chain occupies the same spot as a historical jazz venue that featured all of those stars in their 1930s heyday, and it captures the cool and effortless cutting edge chic that those early stars managed.  However, it does so with a distinctly Cuban flavor that makes it right at home in Little Havana.  From the Cuban inspired cocktails and food to Saturday night’s La Pachanga, a Cuban festival featuring salsa dancers and some of the world’s best Latin music.  If you are going to venture out of South Beach to visit any bar or nightspot, we highly recommend it be the Ball & Chain.

Clevelander Miami Beach

[ Clevelander Miami Beach ]

If you close your eyes and picture a South Beach bar, chances are good that you are picturing The Clevelander at 1020 Ocean Drive.  The iconic pool bar feels like spring break, no matter what time of year it is.  This is not a classy place.  Instead, think shot girls serving drunk frat guys cheating on wet tee-shirt contests while listening to cover bands.  However, what the place lacks in class it makes up for in sheer fun.  The atmosphere at The Clevelander is a constant party and your trip to South Beach wouldn’t be complete without stopping in there to at least check it out.  You may find yourself having a much better time than you expected and whiling away hours The Clevelander.

You come to Miami Beach for Latin music, outrageous pageantry, and some good mojitos, which is why you can’t miss a stop into Mango’s Tropical Café at 900 Ocean Drive.  How to describe Mango’s to someone who has never been there?  Okay, imagine Carnival in Rio got made into a nightclub.  That description helps convey a little of Mango’s feel, though Carnival’s scantily clad Latin dancers usually samba, while Mango’s dancers salsa.  The club is an indoor and outdoor venue that features live entertainment, consisting of people dressed in outrageous costumes that would be equally at home in a Carnival parades or on a Las Vegas stage.  They aren’t the only dancers, though.  The combination of music and mojitos gets a lot of people up on their feet, dancing.  Be careful with those mojitos, though- the sweet drinks are surprisingly potent.

Bars

Every tourist likes to feel she has discovered a city’s secret hotspot, and in South Beach that hot spot is a hidden gem behind a taco truck, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. What makes this little bar at 1220 16th Street so special? Well, let’s just get the crazy-awesome food out of the way. Miami Beach is going to offer you some ridiculously amazing food choices and a lot of it is going to veer towards the haute cuisine edge of the gastronomic spectrum. Then, you’re going to discover the magic of a taco truck or a taco shop. Some foods are at their most delicious and amazing when prepared in a simple, traditional manner, and tacos are one of those foods. So, grab some food while you’re there. Then, step inside this former warehouse space and into one of the hottest adults-only parties in South Beach. There is dance music, a pool table, and a bevy of locals out for a night on the town, away from the typical South Beach scene. The vibe is more relaxed and less showy than other places you’ll find in South Beach, which translates into a night that seems more naturally authentic and fun that comes effortlessly.

FDR at 1685 Collins Ave. Is it a lounge? A nightclub? Take your pick. It’s a venue that features some of the areas hottest DJs in a decidedly retro feel that can go from feeling very relaxed to almost frenetically energetic, depending on the night of the week and what the DJ is spinning.

Rockwell at 743 Washington Avenue is as much about the look as it is about the music. In fact, if you want to see the rich and famous or, at least, infamous, then Rockwell is the place for you. The look is luxe and extremely expensive.

Do Not Sit on the Furniture at 423 16th St. is not necessarily our favorite nightclub, bar or art gallery, but it definitely our favorite nightclub, bar, and art gallery. Lights down low, it’s got the feel of the best underground party. Lights up high, the arty décor, alone, is worth the trip.

Even flashy South Beach has a few bars that are best-described as dives, and Mac’s Club Deuce is the best of the dirtiest. Located at 222 14th Street, Mac’s Club Deuce is Miami’s oldest bar. Maybe the secret to its success is that it is open almost 24/7. The place opens up at 8am and doesn’t close till 5am the next morning. They stay closed just long enough to get the place reasonably cleaned up, then open their doors at 8am to start happy hour. Yes, happy hour at 8am. Plus, it is almost certainly the longest happy hour in South Beach, because it runs from 8am to 7pm.

Purdy Lounge at 1811 Purdy Avenue is a great place to start or end your long bachelorette weekend in South Beach. Thursday nights are ladies’ nights and you and your girlfriends will drink free from 11pm to 1am. Sundays are Chocolate Sundays, featuring old-school hip-hop.

Wet Willies at 760 Ocean Drive might be the world’s best daiquiri bar. We realize that’s a bold statement, but, then again, they serve some bold frozen drinks. From a traditional strawberry daiquiri to the epically strong call the cab, these frozen drinks are served in a two-level bar that also serves some of South Beach’s tastiest wings.

How to describe Treehouse to someone who hasn’t been there? Think of it as your childhood clubhouse but with alcohol and maybe some drugs and sex, and high-quality musical acts rotating through it. While other clubs use fancy light shows, Treehouse is known for its dark atmosphere and it likes it that way. Find the hideaway at 323 23rd St.

Male Strip Clubs / Male Reviews

If you want to see some male exotic dancers while you’re in town, then Hunk-O-Mania is probably your best option.  The men are crazy-hot and they put on a great, entertaining show that is perfect for groups.  Ask them about bachelorette party packages in South Beach, Miami.

Where To Eat

Miami is truly an international city, which means that there are great restaurants all over the place, in every price point, and from every different cultural or cooking tradition.

Breakfast / Lunch / Brunch

The Social Club at Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Ave., is one of those unpretentious joints that blows you away with well done, classic American food. We suggest heading over there for brunch and combining their delicious food with some of the area’s most legendary cocktails. Food you must try here: cinnamon roll waffles.

Yardbird Southern Table and Bar Are you a fan of Southern food? Then you have to try Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, located at 1600 Lenox Ave. Some say it has the best fried chicken in the country. Obviously, those folks have never had our mothers’ fried chicken, but we will say that they have the best restaurant fried chicken we have ever tasted. People will tell you that a Southern chef’s fried chicken is the yardstick for the quality of the rest of their cooking, and we are here to tell you that everything at Yardbird measures up. A pleasant surprise is that their menu is also vegetarian-friendly, which is a rarity in Southern eating establishments. Food you must try here: did you read the part about the best fried chicken in the country?

Prime Fish– the Nemo’s Brunch at Prime Fish is a bit of a Miami Beach institution, even if the late hours mean it is more lunch than brunch. The price tag may seem a little overwhelming, but the bottomless brunch beverages, gourmet buffet, and choice of an ala carte menu item actually make it a heck of a bargain, especially if you are hitting brunch after a hard night of partying. We say indulge and order the Maine Lobster Omelette; it is divine.

Big Pink- Looking for comfort food in a retro-diner environment? Then Big Pink is your place to eat. A brunchtime favorite is the waffle burger, which combines the best of breakfast with a burger. Yum. However, our favorite is the sweet corn tortilla omelette.

Dinner

Red, the Steakhouse is a place you really have to eat if you’re in South Beach. Their steaks make all sorts of top 10 lists for the world’s best steak, their Italian food is absolutely delicious, they have excellent service without pretension, and the restaurant is gorgeous.  Make a reservation, then head down to 119 Washington Avenue for what, we’re willing to guess, will be your best dining experience the entire time you’re in Miami.  Food you must try here: your favorite cut of steak.

Red Steakhouse in Miami Beach

[ Red Steakhouse in Miami Beach ]

Prime 112 bills itself as the country’s first modern steakhouse. That is a pretty big title to claim, but they live up to it. Do they have great steaks? Absolutely, but some of our very favorite dishes are on their appetizer menu. We could make a meal out of their Wagyu short rib sliders, deviled eggs with white truffles and caviar, and escargot.

Planta is probably the best choice if you have a group that includes dietary restrictions. Vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, and gluten-free diners can all find amazing options at this South Beach eatery. People often compliment vegan restaurants by saying you don’t miss meat when you eat there. While this is true at Planta, it hardly captures the amazing complexity of flavors, texture, and freshness you find in their food offerings. Cauliflower tots and the planta burger are among our favorites.

Another great choice for steak?  Smith and Wollensky at 1 Washington Ave.  Yes, it’s a chain.  No, it isn’t the best steak in the city (see our entry for Red), but the view at the restaurant is amazing.  It’s the kind of restaurant where you and your girlfriends can relax, then take a jillion selfies against a gorgeous skyline.  It is made for hosting groups of friends for a relaxing night with good food, good drinks, and good stories.  Food you must try here: we always tell people, if you’re at a steakhouse, eat the steak, but people also rave about the shellfish tower appetizer.

The Social Club at Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Ave., is one of those unpretentious joints that blows you away with well done, classic American food.  We suggest heading over there for brunch and combining their delicious food with some of the area’s most legendary cocktails.  Food you must try here: cinnamon roll waffles.

You’ll find sushi all over Miami Beach.  Some of it will be questionable and some of it will be great, but we think the city’s best sushi is at Toni’s Sushi Bar.  Unexpected bonus: Toni’s is amazingly affordable.  Food you must try here: it’s all great, so order your personal favorite, or have one of their tekka rolls, which always get raves.

 

Where To Stay

Hotels & Resorts

Miami Beach is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, so you have your pick of great hotels when you visit. We literally couldn’t think of any hotel in South Beach that wouldn’t be bachelorette-party friendly. The whole place is a party, with hotels in different price points and a crazy amount of judgment-free luxury available if your pockets are deep enough. You can also find more budget-friendly options at some chain resorts and local secrets. Here are the places that we consider the best of the best:

The Fountainebleau Miami Beach offers luxury accommodations ranging from stylishly appointed guest rooms to amazing suites. You can get a bay view, but we suggest you splurge for an ocean view, and treat yourself to some of the most amazing sunrises and tropical views in the whole city. The hotel offers amazing concierge-level service, but the secret that keeps many guests coming back is the MPH exotic car rental located next to the front desk. Here, you can rent a new exotic luxury car and pretend, for at least a day or two, to be one of the high-dollar inhabitants of the notorious golden coast.

The Faena Miami Beach is a five-star hotel and if there were six-star hotels, it would be six stars.  Every room is unique and the building itself is a work of art.  It is priced accordingly, but if you can afford it, a stay here is worth it.

The Delano South Beach is the hotel that made hotels entertainment destinations in South Beach and it continues to set a standard for local hotels.

[ Delano South Beach ]

If spa services are going to play a major role in your bachelorette party, go ahead and stay at the Carillon Miami.  It has 70,000 feet of spa space and uses all of them exceedingly well.

The Betsy doesn’t have the traditional South Beach party vibe, but it is an adorable hotel that makes a nice retreat from the partying.  It’s just too cute not to put on our list.  Plus, its beach access is perfection.  We could spend a week in South Beach and never leave their beach.

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Rental Houses

Miami Beach and South Beach have some of the trendiest, best-appointed hotels in the country. However, it should come as no surprise that they are also among the priciest. That’s why we love the option of house rentals. For a fraction of the cost of a hotel, you can book a luxury home rental for your entire party.

Worried that renting a house means taking on a bunch of extra work, what with buying the groceries and stocking the bar? Have no fear; just use a service like Instacart to order from local stores and schedule your delivery for just after your planned arrival. You will start out your vacay with a fully-stocked home, without having to waste any beach time in a grocery store!


How do you find a great vacation rental? The answer used to mean turning to local travel agencies, but in the age of Airbnb.com, Homeaway.com, and VRBO.com, finding a great vacation rental is literally only a simple internet search away.

Airbnb.com

Want that slumber-party feel for your bachelorette party? Then instead of looking at Miami Beach hotels for your bachelorette party, consider renting a house or villa. Airbnb and Homeaway are our favorite home rental websites and they offer great deals and honest reviews of the properties you are contemplating. We love this beach front penthouse that sleeps up to 12.

This five bedroom South Beach apartment has recently been redecorated, and is reviewed as a great location for bachelorettes. One thing guests love is that the beds are all comfortable, the location is amazing, and the host responds immediately.

Remember if you book a house on Airbnb.com to sign up with our link which will get you $40 OFF your first booking.

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Homeaway.com

Located just one block from the beach, this two bedroom/two bathroom beach bungalow offers an affordable Miami Beach experience. Walking distance from most of the area’s sought-after attractions, this is a great option for smaller bachelorette parties or even the budget-conscious.

The expression “go big or go home” may have been coined to refer to this luxurious Miami Beach rental. Featuring a main house and a bungalow with additional bedrooms, this house, with its private heated pool, lush garden space, and two kitchens captures the stark modern style of Miami Beach, while still providing total comfort for up to 12 guests.

[ Home w/ Bungalow ]

Is boating your thing? Then rent this waterfront home and either bring your boat or rent one for the duration of your stay. You can dock at the property, have a pool day overlooking the harbor, and make meals in a luxury kitchen.

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VRBO.com

This three bedroom condo has gorgeous beach views, a shared pool and Jacuzzi, and sleeps up to 8. Within short walking distance of a ton of shops and restaurants, we have to admit our favorite part of this property is its private beach access.

Who has not wanted to stay in a mansion? This 10-bedroom option offers over-the-top luxury for up to 16 guests and even includes resort amenities like luxury bath products.

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When To Go

Best Time

November to April is considered tourist season and makes the most of Miami’s tropical climate

On a Budget

The summer is the low season.  If you aren’t used to heat, you probably want to avoid August.  If you’re coming from someplace hot and humid, August won’t be a problem for you.

Worst Time

If you aren’t used to heat, you probably want to avoid August. If you’re coming from someplace hot and humid, August won’t be a problem for you.

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What Else

Big Events

Miami is an international destination with all sorts of events, and, because of that, it is really difficult to name a single event that defines the area. What do you like? Miami probably has an event for it. Our personal favorites?

Art Basel in December, one of the country’s funkiest art shows.

The Miami Open is a two-week tennis tournament that takes place in March or April, and features some of the world’s most highly ranked players.

The Ultra Music Festival is the country’s longest-running dance festival. Taking place in the spring, usually overlapping traditional spring break weeks, this is the festival to visit in the U.S. if you want to hear the best in DJ driven music.

Items to Pack

Are you going to embarrass the bride by making her wear bachelorette party-themed items? Of course you are.

Itinerary

Miami Beach is all about the nightlife, so plan a late start to your day with the Nemo’s Brunch at Prime Fish, then head over to the beach for a few hours of enjoying the sun and the sand. Does your afternoon seem a little low-key? That is because you are storing up your energy for a night of excitement. You will catch a late dinner at Planta, providing yourself with clean fuel for a dirty night. After dinner, head out to your scheduled beefcake buffet at Hunk-O-Mania, then hit LIV for a night of dancing. Expect it to be a long night, so draw the shades so you can get some sleep; tomorrow night will be just as late and just as fun!

Other Tips

Miami Beach is an amazing trip, but so much of the southern Florida area has great things to do that you might want to consider making this a longer trip. You can include theme parks in Orlando or Tampa, or a night or two in the Florida Keys.

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Bachelorette Party T-Shirts

What is an inexpensive and fun way to bond with your partygoers and commemorate your bachelorette party? T-shirts. Here are some of the beach bachelorette t-shirts we love:

Bachelorette Tank Tops, Bride Tank Top, Beach Bachelorette, Bachelorette Party Shirts, Bride Squad Shirts, Funny Bachelorette Tanks

Because, while you may be all about the ring, your girls are all about the drinks….

Beachin Bride Tank, Beachin Babes Tank, Bachelorette Party Shirts, Beach Wedding, Bridal Party Shirts, Bachelorette Tank Tops, Hawaii

We admit, we love these tanks because of their traditional South Beach colors.

Where better than Miami Beach to have a mermaid-themed bachelorette party? These t-shirts are perfect for your pod.

Miami Bachelorette Party Forum

So you read the article and still have some questions about Miami before finalizing the trip?  Ask any questions you have in our community forum and either another member of our community or a staff member will provide you with a detailed response.  Already went to Miami Beach for your bachelorette party?  Please leave reviews, recommendations, or tips in our forum so that other bachelorettes can plan correctly.

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Why Go

Miami is probably the most international city in the United States; even beating out New York because New York’s lengthy history has resulted in separation and gentrification of ethnic neighborhoods.  Enjoy a global vibe in a beautiful tropical atmosphere with legendary partying opportunities.

Rating

Overall Rating: 4/5

Conclusion

We actually grade Miami Beach higher for bachelorette parties than for bachelor parties, because the high-end frou-frou that turns off some bachelors seems to work really well for bachelorettes.  The spa services are amazing, the food is great, there is always a party, the beach is stunning; we love South Beach. 

 

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