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Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting yet stressful times of your life. Are the flowers perfect? Is the dress hemmed? Has everyone RSVP’d? This process can be very overwhelming. However, you’re not in this alone. Aside from your soon-to-be spouse, you have a few other helpers that have stood by your side in life and will stand by your side on your wedding day. These women not only help you with the stressful decisions, they help you with the exciting ones as well. They are there for you in your hardest and your happiest times. The memories you have made with your girls are unmatched. What better way to thank your bridesmaids than making more memories with them? Grab your suitcases, pack your best outfits with your cutest shoes, book your Airbnb and go on a truly unforgettable trip to one of these destinations for your bachelorette weekend.

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Nashville, Tennessee

For the music loving girls, Nashville Tennessee is the place to go. With stunning scenery and catchy tunes all around you, Nashville is a top contender and only a four and a half hour drive from Athens, Ga. If you and your girls are into tours, there are so many to choose from. Start your day with a trolley tour of the city, then hop on over to the Grand Ole Opry House for a guided backstage tour. If country music is your jam, embark on the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame for a fun-filled day of exploring the past and present of your favorite artists. Looking for something a little more social? Then a pub crawl of the best pubs in Nashville is the option for you. Throw on your bride-to-be sash and let loose with your girls! No matter what you’re into, there are endless possibilities in Music City, USA.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Take that little white dress out on the town and explore the wonders of New Orleans with your girls by your side. From an unrivaled nightlife to rich historic landmarks, this city is filled with exciting activities for everyone. Enjoy the remarkable culture of historic New Orleans and learn voodoo tricks at Marie Laveau’s iconic voodoo shop. Spend your days browsing through the unique stores on Royal Street and take a creole cuisine break at one of the many eclectic restaurants. Recharge at the Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone, then strut down Bourbon Street for a night you’ll probably forget. No matter what street you wander onto, there is always something new to experience.

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Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia

Want a more secluded getaway? Grab your favorite pair of leggings and your coziest sweater and escape for the weekend with your girls to the mountains. At only a two and a half hour drive from Athens, GA, The Blue Ridge Mountains have it all. Save money on airfare and road trip up to a scenic cabin. There are so many different things you and your girls can do in the mountains. Want to chill for the weekend? Book a cabin with a hot tub and enjoy your stress free, relaxing trip as you fill the vast, open air with laughter while you and your very best friends reminisce with each other. If you’re looking to get out for the day, venture to the town of Blue Ridge for a drink. Enjoy a glass of wine at the local Vineyard or a pint at one of the town breweries. As you sip your drink of choice, you’re sure to be surrounded by breathtaking views in this scenic city. 

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Hilton Head Island

Sometimes girls just want to have fun and soak up some sun! Being only a four and a half hour drive from Athens, GA, Hilton Head Island is the perfect coastal destination.  For the more adventurous girls, try a dolphin cruise! Hilton Head offers incredible dolphin watching cruises just off the coast. If you have a more sporty tribe, enjoy jet skiing in the waves and kayaking around the Shelter Cove Marina. If you and your girls are looking to take it slow, then break in that floppy hat and new bikini on the seashell filled beaches and relax with your favorite book as the waves crash at your feet. You and your girls can also enjoy a dip in the ocean in between tanning sessions on your perfect beach weekend.

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Staycation in Athens, Georgia

What better place to celebrate your bachelorette weekend than the greatest city in the world? For the homebody bride and Athens-loving bridesmaids, enjoy a staycation right here at home. Shop for the trendiest outfits at Fringe, Red Dress or any of your favorite boutiques and take them for a spin on West Clayton Street for dinner at Last Resort Grill. Pick up your favorite snacks, order Insomnia Cookies and put on your cutest pajamas to end the night with a romcom movie marathon and one last sleepover. Refresh the next morning with brunch at Five Bar and toast to the past, present and future memories you will share with the best friends a girl could ask for. 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to your bachelorette weekend. Whether you sit in the sand, relax in the mountains, explore historic cities, or stay right here at home, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time. Weddings can be stressful, but it’s important to take time to enjoy the company of the girls that have never left your side.


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