The time has come to plan THE best bachelorette party but reality has sunk in. Not everyone can afford or want to jet-set off to Vegas or spend a weekend at a luxe spa. Just because you have to stay closer to home that doesn’t mean you have to limit the fun! Here is a list of places to stay, eat, and drink and some activities that are some of the best bachelorette party ideas in and around Saint John.
1. Book a Hotel with a Pool
Unpack those bags and head down to the hotel pool for a little bit of R&R and some time to catch up with the girls. Saint John hotels with a pool and a central location include:
2. Reserve a Nice Dinner
Choose a nice restaurant that can accommodate a bachelorette group and make sure to call and reserve your table in advance. Check out a few of these fun restaurants that are in Saint John:
–East Coast Bistro (maritime cuisine focusing on locally sourced season ingredients)
–Britt’s Pub and Eatery (English-style pub with a great patio in the summer)
–Thandi Restaurant (Specialize in steaks, seafood and authentic Indian curries)
–Splash Thai Cuisine (Thai cuisine with contemporary décor)
–Saint John Ale House (Pub food in a casual atmosphere. Water front patio great in summer!)
After dinner you want to take the party elsewhere and grab a few drinks. Saint John offers a number of fun locations that work perfectly for your bachelorette. Saint John bars/pubs you can grab a drink (or two!):
4. Eat A Greasy Hangover Brunch
The best way to nurse a bachelorette hangover is with lots of greasy food. Time your arrival carefully because many of these brunch locations don’t take reservations and often have a line. Here are a few Saint John brunch spots that are often top choices and that can accommodate a big bachelorette group:
5. Do a Fun Activity
Not everyone wants to do the typical drinks and party at a club thing which I totally get. Here are a few more unique bachelorette party ideas for Saint John:
-Hire a photographer for the day to follow you around and capture fabulous images the bride will cherish long after her soiree.
-Shopping (hit up Envy, Lordon, Freak Lunchbox for some candy or Lole for your active and lifestyle wear.
-Why not be a tourist for the day? Ride along in a big, pink sightseeing bus while taking in the local sights and entertained by fantastic tour guides.
-Rather a walking tour than riding on a bus? Check out Uncorked Tours and take in stops like the historic City Market, brew pub, wine bar, olive oil boutique and enjoy samplings of local charcuteries and flights of beers.
-If it’s adventure you are seeking, then zip lining across Reversing Rapids should be added to the list!
-If relaxation and pampering is more her style then check out Chance Harbour which offers thermo-therapy. Heat your body in their hot pool, Finland Sauna or Steam Room. Then take a quick dip down in the bay, waterfall or bucket to reset your nervous system. A unique and invigorating experience that the bride-to-be may just need!
So there you have your ideas for a bachelorette party in Saint John. Now it’s your turn. I want to hear your ideas (past and present) for a bachelorette in Saint John. Share your ideas in the comments below!