15 fun bachelorette party ideas in NYC

February 23, 2020

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Are you looking for fun, unique and memorable bachelorette party ideas in NYC?


NYC is an amazing location for bachelorette parties, it’s the city of ‘Friends’ and ‘Sex and the City’ – so who wouldn’t want to jet away to the big city and have their bachelorette party in NYC? There are so many things to do in NYC for bachelorette parties, so I thought I’d put together a list of my favourite bachelorette party ideas in NYC – to get you started!


Bachelorette party idea #1 – Take a carriage ride in Central Park


First on my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC, a classic! You know what we’re talking about, you’ve seen the Sex and the City episode where Big takes Carrie on a carriage ride around the park! The great thing about taking a carriage ride around the park, is that you don’t pay per person, you pay per carriage. This makes it a great activity for groups of 3-4, as the more of you in the carriage, the cheaper it is! I recommend booking your horse and carriage ride online in advance too – so that you don’t get taken advantage of or charged too much. You can book a premium carriage ride by clicking here.

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Bachelorette party idea #2 – Have cocktails in the Skylark Bar


How could I write a list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC, without include an amazing cocktail bar? Skylark is my favourite bar in NYC, it has the MOST amazing views of the city, and the Empire State, and it has such a fun vibe and such a great atmosphere. The cocktail are fab, the music is great… and there’s even a balcony for taking the perfect group selfie with the Empire State in the background. I’d recommend booking a table ahead (as it can get pretty busy on Thursdays / Fridays / Saturdays).

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Bachelorette party idea #3 – Do an NYC food tour


Next on my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC, if your group of ladies love food and want to try some of the local food (NYC is known for amazing food after all!) then doing a food tour together is such a fun idea. Food tours are guided tours around the city, where you’ll get to stop in at various restaurants / cafes / vendors. Your host will have the specialities pre-prepared and the restaurant will know you’re coming, so usually you can jump the line too! You’ll get to try lots of the best neighbourhood dishes and try all the best bits in one day!

I recommend the 3 hour manhattan food tour, or this 2 hour cupcake food tour of Greenwich Village! Both would be amazing options for a bachelorette party in NYC!

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Bachelorette party idea #4 – Take a TV / movie locations tour together


You’ve all seen all the movies and TV shows set in NYC, and taking a tour of the city around all the main filming locations is a really fun way to spend a few hours in the city. You can pose for photos in all your favourite movie locations, and even snap some instagram stories! I recommend booking this TV and movie tour as it includes a walking tour of NYC, and you’ll also get to go behind the scenes at one of America’s most iconic TV studios too! This is such a fun addition to my list of  bachelorette party ideas in NYC.

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Bachelorette party idea #5 – Watch a Broadway musical


Next on my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC – watch a Broadway musical! There are soooo many amazing Broadway musicals you can watch in NYC, and watching a musical together makes a perfect bachelorette party idea in NYC! A perfect night would be watching a music, then heading for a meal and cocktails afterwards! I couldn’t choose a favourite musical – there are so many I’ve seen and absolutely loved! If I had to choose though, for a bachelorette party my favourite picks would be….

Frozen the Musical (based on the hit Disney movie, this is upbeat and a perfect sing-a-long)

Aladdin the Musical (based on the Disney movie, this is a nostalgic, funny and colourful)

Mean Girls (you’ve seen the comedy chic-flick with Lindsey Lohan, this is the on-stage musical version)

The Lion King on Broadway (this is the classic, iconic Disney musical. A Broadway must-see)

Moulin Rouge!  (quite a new addition to Broadway, based off the movie of the same name)

Wicked the Musical  (Another Broadway classic, Wicked is the story of the witches of Oz)

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Bachelorette party idea #6 – The RIDE


The RIDE is one of the most unique tours of NYC, so it makes a perfect choice for bachelorette party ideas in NYC. The RIDE is equal parts theatre, as it is a city tour. You’ll tour NYC in a huge bus, and you’ll sit sideways looking out onto the streets through a huge window. From the window, you’ll see the best city sights, but you’ll also see performers, street-shows and more! You can book tickets by clicking here. If you want something a bit quirky and different this is the bachelorette party ideas in NYC for you!

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Bachelorette party idea #7 – Take a sightseeing cruise


Next on my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC, sightseeing cruises! A sightseeing cruise of NYC ticks all the boxes! You get to see the city, relax, catch-up, take loads of amazing photos together… It’s perfect! Sightseeing cruises are also pretty affordable, especially considering how many memories you’ll make onboard! During the daytime, I recommend booking a classic sightseeing cruise, or if you want to take an evening boat cruise, then this sunset harbour lights cruise is an amazing choice. If you’re on a budget, then going on the Staten Island Ferry is a great choice (it’s free!) but you don’t get quite the same views, and it’s not quite as glamorous!

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Bachelorette party idea #8 – Color Factory


My next ideas on my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC, it’s the Color Factory. The Color Factory is a relatively new addition to NYC, and it’s such a fun way to spend a few hours in the city – especially on a bachelorette party! It’s an immersive experience / museum full of amazing, colourful (obviously) pieces of art. It’s really hard to describe, you have to just experience it for yourself… But trust me, it’s so much fun! If you want some super cute photos and instagram shots too – this is a MUST. You can book tickets online by clicking here. 
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Bachelorette party idea #9 –  Visit some of NYC’s rooftop bars


Of course, the next thing on my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC is a rooftop bar. The best kind of bar in NYC is a rooftop bar! You can to sip cocktails whilst enjoying insane views (and taking a few selfies too!). I’ve created a list of rooftop bars in NYC, if you fancy choosing your favourite from the list, or you can take a guided tour of the best rooftop bars in the city. 
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Bachelorette party idea #10 – Go shopping in Macy’s


Macy’s is the go-to shopping destination in NYC, so get your girls, grab your purse and head inside. You can spend HOURS inside easily, there is so much to try on, admire and (eventually) buy! If you haven’t found your bridesmaid dresses yet, you could even try on some of their formal dresses and see if you can find a beautiful bridesmaid dress! You can’t have a list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC without mentioning shopping!
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Bachelorette party idea #11 – Get a blow dry


If you’re planning a big night out, then you have to treat yourself to a blow dry before the big night. Dry Bar is the best blow dry bar in the city (and luckily there are a few located around the city). You go in, pick you perfect style from their blow-dry menu, and then you sit and chat, sipping champagne or cocktails until you’re ready to go! It’s the perfect way to spend the afternoon and proper pamper! I love this for bachelorette party ideas in NYC, it’s pampering, cute and glamorous all in one!

Bachelorette party idea #12 – Do a limo group tour


A glamorous limo tour is an amazing way to spend an evening with the girls, so of course it makes my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC! Get glammed up (I recommend the blow-dry bar above beforehand!) and then pack in your private limo for a tour of NYC’s city lights by night. It’s the perfect way to make your bride feel like a VIP! You can book a private limo tour by clicking here.

Bachelorette party idea #13 – Go wedding dress shopping


Next on my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC, wedding dress shopping! NYC is home to some of the most incredible wedding dress boutiques. We’ve all watched the epic ‘Say Yes to the Dress‘ and if you’re bride hasn’t found her dress yet, then going dress shopping in NYC is the ULTIMATE bachelorette party idea in NYC! You can all swoon over the amazing dresses, make your bride feels incredible and gorgeous, and have the most lovely day!
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Bachelorette party idea #14 – Book a spa day


There are loads of beautiful hotels in NYC that offer spa days, or stand-alone day spas… But my favourites have to be either AIRE spa (a stunning, secret underground spa) or the Equinox Hotel (which has a beautiful rooftop pool). If you’re looking for a spa day to make your bride feel extra relaxed and extra special… Then these two will tick all the boxes.
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Bachelorette party idea #15 – Book a photoshoot!


Last on my list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC, it’s a private photoshoot. Going to NYC for a bachelorette party is a big deal, and if you want to make sure you have loads of gorgeous photos to remember the trip with, then booking a private vacation photographer to take some lovely photos of you if such a great idea. I love this idea because it’s always so important to take photos on once-in-a-lifetime trips like these, and having a professional photographer capture the magic means you come away some seriously gorgeous photos!

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I hope this list of bachelorette party ideas in NYC is useful and you’ve found some great ideas for your trip! If you have any questions, just comment below and I’ll do my best to answer!


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