Wedding season is upon us, which means bachelor parties are on their way. This means traveling to fun destinations with your closest friends and hitting the town. This year, plan a bachelor party in a destination that hasn’t been overdone. Here’s a list of some of the best bachelor party destinations around the world—you’ll definitely want to splurge on one of these!
1. Austin, Texas
Great barbeque, delicious drinks, and perfect views are just a start to the many wonderful things you’ll find in Austin. It’s a favorite destination for people looking for a lot of great party spots. The downtown area is full of bars and breweries, but if you’re looking for a break from the booze, enjoy a Longhorns sporting event, a golf course, or a music festival.
2. Montreal, Canada
Montreal is Canada’s party city, and you and the guys will love partying here. The nightlife is abundant, the food is to die for, and the old-world charm will have you coming back year after year. Visiting during the summer or fall means festivals, comedy fests, and more. For all that it offers, it’s quite affordable—people may call it the Paris of North America, but it comes without the price tag of a European adventure.
3. Punta Mita, Mexico
Mexico is always an awesome choice for a bachelor party, but Punta Mita is the place to go if you’re looking for luxury. If you and the guys love to relax by the pool with a drink in hand, look into renting a luxury beachfront villa—it can fit a bunch of you, and it’ll ensure a trip you’ll never forget. This is the destination for the groom who wants to enjoy his time with his buddies without the hassle of a busy city.
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If you and the guys are looking for a beach, head to Rio—this destination makes for a magnetic stag party. You’ll never need to leave the Copacabana area, but if you’re looking for a bit more authenticity, you can always check out Lapa. If the timing works out, you could come during the Carnaval, which is considered the world’s largest festival.
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is one of the most popular bachelor party destinations in the world. Its infamous red light district consistently draws in people from all over, and the world-class nightlife—paired with the genuinely open-minded locals—makes for an incredible location for a bachelor party. Go on a beer bike tour before heading out to one of Amsterdam’s famous striptease dinners. There’s a lot to experience in Amsterdam, so stay as long as you can!