Hoping to plan the perfect NC bachelorette party? With the mountains and the coast both just a few hours drive away, you don’t have to travel far to find memorable destinations for a bachelorette party. From a weekend spent relaxing in the mountains, to an exciting night out downtown, here are five of the best cities in and around North Carolina that you should consider when planning a bachelorette party.


A rooftop bar in Asheville

One of Asheville’s many rooftop bars overlooking beautiful mountain views. Photo Courtesy of Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours.

Consistently ranked as one of the best places to visit in the South because of its beautiful mountain views and vibrant arts scene, Asheville is the perfect place for brides who like to stay busy. 

For those who love the outdoors, try out one of the many hikes in the surrounding mountains, like the Looking Glass Falls Hike or the Crabtree Falls Hike

If you’re looking for a more relaxing weekend, explore the historical grounds of the Biltmore Estate or unwind at one of many luxurious mountain spas.

Asheville also has the most breweries per capita in the U.S., so bridal parties can spend their evenings testing out some of the 26 different craft breweries across the city.  


The state’s capital city has a little bit of everything, from popular restaurants and bars to adventurous activities like sporting events. 

You can also head to nearby Cary to the Spavia MacGregor Village for a day of relaxation with massages or facials, or try out a confidence-boosting workout class at Aradia Fitness Cary. For more fun Raleigh-based bachelorette party ideas, check out our complete guide to the city

Tourists on a carriage tour of Charleston, SC.

Tourists can experience the charm of downtown Charleston from a carriage tour. Photography by Palmetto Carriages.

Charleston, SC

If you’re willing to head a few hours south, Charleston makes an unforgettable destination for a weekend trip. Brimming with history and charm, the city has earned its place as one of the top travel destinations in the country and is a popular city for bachelorette parties. 

Spend your days taking a horse-drawn carriage tour of the historical downtown area or eat your way through one of the best food cities in the South. 

Celebrate in the nighttime by bar-hopping across an array of chic rooftop bars, and if you’re brave enough, take a ghost tour of the “Holy City.”


A Sunset Cruise in Wrightsville Beach.

Soak in the beautiful views of Wrightsville Beach on a Sunset Cruise. Photography by Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours.

For the beach-loving bride-to-be who wants to unwind before the wedding, spend the day with your toes in the sand at Wrightsville Beach, a beloved town just east of Wilmington. 

Your group can also do a guided tour to explore the rich history of this southern beach town. In the evenings, make sure to watch a beautiful sunset from the comfort of a Sunset Cruise. Wrightsville Beach also has a number of lively restaurants, from Poe’s Tavern to the scenic  Bluewater Waterfront Grill.


With exciting nightlife spots and unique new restaurants, any group is bound to make great memories in North Carolina’s largest city. Charlotte offers a number of beloved breweries, including the renowned Sycamore Brewing and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

There is also a fantastic lineup of concert venues, including The Fillmore, which makes for a perfect night of celebration for the bride-to-be and her closest friends. 

The bar at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Offering a variety of award-winning beer, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is Charlotte’s oldest craft brewery and beer garden. Photo Courtesy of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery