The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Boston Bachelorette Party

If you’re interested in throwing a bachelorette party in Boston, then this guide is for you! We have carefully detailed everything you need to know about throwing a Boston bachelorette party to remember! 

5 Reasons We Love a Boston Bachelorette Party

Boston Bachelorette Party

Boston is a beautiful city teeming with art, culture, and history, just waiting to be discovered. Tourists and residents have a lot to say about why they love Boston, and here are our top 5 reasons why a Boston bachelorette party is top-notch. 

  1. Tourist attractions. Boston’s art scene, deep-rooted culture, and storied history make it a perfect spot to visit.
  2. Great energy. As a small city with a large population, Boston carries a lot of energy in its streets. It is perfect for a bachelorette party, or for those looking to relax somewhere with a humming city vibe.
  3. Mouth-watering food and drinks. Boston has an amazing food scene, known for its seafood and divine craft cocktails.
  4. Beautiful historical structures. The city boasts many architectural structures that date back centuries. Perfect for the history buff!
  5. Easy to get to. Boston is easy to get to with a major international airport and is well-connected to train lines that will take you up and down the entire East Coast. 

Things to Do in Boston

There are so many fun activities in Boston for your bachelorette party. Chances are, your time in Boston won’t be enough to go through every one of them! Whether you’re looking for a food scene, a new city to explore, or outdoor adventures, Boston has it all. 

City explorers

Boston Bachelorette Party

A Boston bachelorette party is the perfect place to be for a city explorer. You can enjoy your time in the city with some of our favorite activities:

  • Visit historical landmarks: Boston is filled with historical landmarks and is the home of many firsts in America. Follow the Freedom Trail with your crew to check out 16 historical different sites along the 2.5-mile trail through the city. 
  • Tour Boston Harbor by sailboat: There are several Boston Harbor sailing options that will give you and your crew a perspective of the city from the water. 
  • Visit Fenway Park, the oldest baseball park in the country and home of the Boston Red Sox. If you’re there during baseball season, catch a game!
  • Check out the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a look at the museum’s renowned collection. General Admission tickets for adults are $27.00. 
  • Head across the Charles River to visit Cambridge, Massachusetts for the day! Cambridge is home to Harvard University, filled with cafes, bars, bookstores, and of course, university buildings and squares. 

 Food lovers

Boston Bachelorette Party

Boston has a great food scene. The city is known for its famous baked beans and chowder, but there is so much more than just that. Here are a few of our favorite Boston experiences for food lovers:

  • Take a Walking Tasting Tour with Secret Food Tours. You’ll eat your way through Boston’s Little Italy and the North End on a walking tour with a side of history. Get ready for New England seafood specialties and Italian-American classics that are sure to knock your socks off. 
  • Check out events hosted by the Boston Wine & Food Festival. These take place throughout the year and range from an intimate vineyard dinner to wine-tasting masterclasses and a cocktail jazz brunch.  
  • Treat the group to a cooking class! We love this Fusion of Fresh Asian Flavors cooking class, but you can find a wide variety of options to suit your taste and your group!
  • Visit Time Out Market Boston, a food hall filled with some of the city’s most amazing food and beverage options! They also have a full calendar of shows and events throughout the year. 


Boston Bachelorette Party

If you’re looking to spend a quick weekend in Boston, here are a few of our favorite activities. 

  • Have you ever been axe-throwing? No? Well, it’s time to test your skills! Take the girls out for an afternoon at Urban Axes. You must be 21 to enter, and you can enjoy a beer or two after your booking!
  • Visit the Boston Winery where you can taste award-winning wines from around the world, or try your hand at making your own! They offer a hands-on experience to make your own wines. 
  • Take the girls to a relaxing candlemaking workshop at Noted Candles. The shop offers public classes several times per month. 
  • See a show at the Boston Opera House with events year-round. 
  • Experience the thrill of adventure at Trapology. This is an escape room where you and your guests will be challenged with reaching the exit before time runs out. 

Outdoor adventures

Boston Bachelorette Party

If you’re looking to get some outside air and adventure during your bachelorette party, these activities are for you!

  • Wander around Boston Common and the Public Garden. The site is America’s first botanic garden and oldest public park. During the warmer months, you can take a Swan Boat ride on the pond!
  • Go leaf peeping. If you’re visiting in the fall, know that Boston (and all of New England) is especially known for stunning fall foliage. You can wander around the city to see the foliage, or take a drive out of the city!
  • Rent a kayak on the Charles River. Make a reservation for your group to paddle the Charles River. Kayaks aren’t your thing? You can also rent canoes and stand-up paddle boards.
  • Take a hike! There are great trails nearby that are a breath of fresh air. Check out the Blue Hills Reservation, a 7,000-acre reserve just a few minutes drive out of the city limits. 

Where to Eat in Boston

Boston Bachelorette Party

Boston has an incredible food scene, with something for every taste! Below are a few of our favorite food and drink options for a bachelorette party in the city. 

Restaurant suggestions

Boston Bachelorette Party
  • Saltie Girl Seafood Bar is a charming raw bar focusing on sustainable fish and impeccably prepared seafood. They also have more than 60 varieties of tinned seafood, including Costa Rican tuna filets and Icelandic cod liver. 
  • Mamma Maria is a Mediterranean food restaurant for lovers of fine dining and historical architecture (the restaurant is in a romantic townhouse in the North End neighborhood).
  • Bistro du Midi serves refined Southern French fare with views of the Public Garden from the upstairs level. 
  • Toro is a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar created by James Beard Award-winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette. 
  • Ostra is a contemporary Mediterranean seafood restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay. If you’re lucky, there might even be piano music!

Bar suggestions

Boston Bachelorette Party
  • Dorchester Brewing Co. is one of Boston’s newest taprooms, serving up 20 draft lines. Perfect for the beer-loving crew!
  • Yvonne’s is a hidden cocktail bar with an entrance inside a fake storefront posing as a hair salon. Snag a seat in the rich upholstered couches or a table in the book-laden library. There is also another secret door that leads to an underground club on the weekends. 
  • Drink is an award-winning craft cocktail bar in South Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. There is no cocktail menu, so be prepared for the mixologists to create something custom for you, based on your preferences!
  • The Bowery Bar offers comfort food, weekend brunch, and seasonal cocktails in a vintage-style bar with a huge outdoor patio. 
  • The Bully Boy Tasting Room & Cocktail Bar (at the Bully Boy Distillers) is a tasting room for handcrafted rum, vodka and whiskey, plus cocktails on tap.  

Where to Stay in Boston

Boston Bachelorette Party

Choosing the best neighborhood to stay in will vary depending on what you want to do during your bachelorette party. We’ve outlined a few of our favorite neighborhoods, with hotel and accommodation options to fit every budget. 


Boston Bachelorette Party

If you’re a baseball fan, plan your stay close to Fenway Park! The Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood draws huge crowds for Red Sox games and offers student hangouts, buzzy restaurants and sports bars. 

$: Budget-Friendly Options

  • Oasis Guest House is a bed and breakfast that combines two row houses to create 17 rooms of varying types. Rooms start at around $130 per night. 

$$: Mid-Tier Options

  • Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway is a newly renovated all-suite hotel just steps from Fenway Park. There is also free breakfast every morning! Rooms start at around $160 per night.  

$$$: Splurge Options

  • Hotel Commonwealth is a luxury hotel in Kenmore Square, just steps from Fenway Park. Rooms start at around $200 per night. 
  • Dreaming of having your own townhouse in Boston? Check out this Beautiful Back Bay Duplex that sleeps 7 guests with 4 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, and beautiful decor. Pricing starts at around $1,100 per night. 

Downtown Boston

Boston Bachelorette Party

Downtown Boston is home to some of the city’s most historic architecture, bustling shopping areas, and steakhouses mixed with classic seafood spots and classic pubs.

$: Budget-Friendly Options

$$: Mid-Tier Options

  • The Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel with luxe touches and skyline views. Rooms start at around $150 per night. 

$$$: Splurge Options

  • InterContinental Boston is the Boston waterfront’s latest landmark hotel with modern design and top-of-the-line service and amenities for guests. Rooms start at around $240 per night. 

Seaport District (South Boston Waterfront)

Boston Bachelorette Party

The Seaport District is a newly redeveloped stretch of the South Boston waterfront. Expect to find large, sleek restaurants, bars and hotels, perfect for your bachelorette party. 

$: Budget-Friendly Options

  • Yotel Boston is surrounded by the best bars, restaurants and museums Boston has to offer. The hotel offers self-service check-in kiosks and a resident Robot, as well as a rooftop bar with incredible skyline views. Rooms start at around $100 per night. 

$$: Mid-Tier Options

  • Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel offers stylish accommodations in the bustling Seaport District. Rooms start at around $140 per night. 
  • Seaport Hotel Boston features the TAMO Bistro + Bar, a rooftop herb garden, and free bikes for guests to enjoy the city. Rooms start at around $160 per night. 

$$$: Splurge Options

  • The Boston Harbor Hotel is an urban resort full of modern elegance with rooms crafted for the modern traveler. Rooms start at around $425 per night.  

How to Get Around in Boston

Boston Bachelorette Party

Boston is a very walkable city if you’re staying downtown. If you have a car with you, keep in mind that driving downtown can be a challenge. The roads are wonky and there are limited parking options (mostly paid). 

If you need to catch a ride, rideshare services including Lyft and Uber operate within the city and are readily available. 

If you’re looking for public transportation, The Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority operates subway lines,  bus routes, commuter rail, and even ferry routes that are a cheap and easy way to get around. The subway (called “the T”), runs throughout Boston, into Cambridge, and into nearby suburbs. You can buy a ticket in most stations and check the map and schedule here

There are also bikes and scooters from services like Lime available throughout the city for a quick ride. 

It’s Time for Your Truly Boston Bachelorette Party

Boston Bachelorette Party

Boston is filled with American history and culture just waiting to be experienced, and a great place for your bachelorette party!

Make sure to check out our other resources and guides on how to choose the right bachelorette theme for your party and bachelorette party hashtag ideas

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