As a growing travel and destination wedding location, St. Augustine has become the place to go in Northeast Florida for bachelorette parties!
While there is no shortage of casual daytime activities, St. Augustine’s nightlife has expanded with the wedding and event industry. Whether you prefer art walks, boating, beaches, booze, or all of the above, you and your gal pals can certainly find your perfect vibe to celebrate the blushing bride. (The locals aren’t complaining either!)
So, here you have it, folks…The ultimate guide to hosting an amazing St. Augustine bachelorette party!
What better way to get the weekend started than with some fun in the sun? St. Augustine is known for its white sandy beaches and mild winters, so chances are you have a chance to catch a few rays any time of year!
Check out the St. Augustine Beach Pier for plenty of parking and pavilion coverage.
2. Tacky Tourists
The ultimate St. Augustine bachelorette party experience includes taking a tour of Historic Downtown St. Augustine.
Take a stroll along St. George Street or step back in time at the Castillo de San Marcos. Who says a bachelorette party can’t hold some educational value?
Looking to get away from it all? Hop on one of the many sailing tours offered around the city. Rent a boat for the day and take in the breathtaking views of the colorful bayfront, chase dolphins through the bay, lounge on an island beach, or dock at a nearby waterfront restaurant like Cap’s on the Water.
Don’t feel like taking the steering wheel? Reserve a sunset cruise on the Schooner Freedom—you can even pack a picnic for the sail. If you’re looking for more of a party atmosphere, Old Town Cycle Cruise is the most fun you can have on the water! Larger groups can check out Sabrage Charters, which can accommodate up to 80 guests with food and beverages.
1. Live Music
St. Augustine has no shortage of the arts, especially when it comes to live music!
2. Ghost Tours and Haunted Pub Crawls
If you want to keep up the St. Augustine fun, a late-night ghost tour could be just the ticket! All of those museums you checked out during the day come to life in a much spookier way after dark, as your guide will tell you all about the gory past of the Nation’s Oldest City.
3. Craft Cocktails
If you and your fiancé have been looking to find the perfect signature drink for the big day, this could be the perfect time to pick the recipe!
Where to Eat
Keeping the crew together as much as possible can be a tough goal to achieve with a big group of party people. Make a few reservations to be sure the team has plenty of quality time.
Bigger parties can rent out the upstairs of The Floridian with space to mingle freely. Looking for a convenient restaurant in the heart of downtown? The Columbia is right smack dab in the middle of St. George Street. If you are looking for a waterfront hangout, head over to Beaches at Vilano for a relaxed atmosphere with fresh seafood and a happy hour that is to die for. (Did somebody say BOGO margaritas?)
2. Eat Like a Local
A St. Augustine bachelorette party is a great time to get acquainted with the local cuisine!
Heading down to the beach? Stop by Sporks for some datil chicken tacos and their famous bacon mac and cheese, or pop into Stir It Up for a smoothie.
3. Hangover Cures
The morning after a bachelorette party can be rough, to say the least. If you’re in need of a delicious meal, a cozy atmosphere, and maybe a little hair of the dog, look no further than Barley Republic! St. Augustine’s go-to Irish pub opens early on Sunday (at noon… we would never suggest you set an alarm!), and serves a life-changing brunch menu. Get yourself a cozy booth or a seat on the porch, order a hangover burger and a Bloody Mary, and you’ll be good as new!
Where to Stay
1. Airbnb & Rental Properties
St. Augustine has no shortage of vacation rentals. From quaint beach bungalows to unique historic properties, there’s sure to be a perfect fit for the vibe that you and your friends are looking for.
2. Hotel Suites
If you are looking to class it up a bit for your girls’ weekend, large suites can be found at the Renaissance St. Augustine, Casa Monica, the Hilton on the Bayfront, or any of the St. Augustine Beach Hotels (you can even find conjoining rooms!)
3. Cute Bed and Breakfasts
St. Augustine has more than two dozen bed and breakfasts to choose from, each with their own unique charm.
Quaint rooms, gourmet breakfasts, and plenty of amenities (such as wine socials on the weekends)make any bachelorette weekend feel cozy and comfortable.
4. Cozy Compounds
Larger bridal parties can find some fun at St. Augustine’s The Collector Inn. All of the buildings are recently converted historic homes with a bar right in the middle. The gals can spread out in individual rooms with plenty of meeting spaces to hang out and get ready for the festivities!
Bachelorette Party in St. Augustine? Yes, Please!
We get it—not everyone is a “what happens in Vegas” kind of bride. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time!
If you love a more laidback vibe with plenty of unique history, A St. Augustine bachelorette party might be just the ticket.
As one of St. Augustine’s top wedding venues, the Lightner Museum is no stranger to all of the many ways to make your wedding weekend truly spectacular. From amazing accommodations to rave-worthy restaurants, our team of experts has a recommendation that is sure to make your St. Augustine bachelorette party a huge success!