Hello!My maids are spread all over the country, so rather than asking them all to come to me - we are likely planning a destination bachelorette weekend. However - rather than go to Vegas, I want to go somewhere where we can rent a house and enjoy each others company while lounging by a pool and cooking meals together. I've looked around Malibu and Los Angeles, but wasn't sure if folks had other ideas. The date range for the party is also still in flux due to a potential move for my fiance and I. Thanks!
It's completely normal amongst my friends for the bride to choose the bachelorette location and then hand it off to be planned with some ideas of what she is generally looking to do.
As far as locations, it really depends how you like to relax. I recently went to a bachelorette in Nashville that was a lot of fun and we stayed at an amazing house that ended up being only $100 per person for the weekend. The town is small so cabs are easy and cheap. There is a ton of great food and activities, especially if you like music and te outdoors.
A few years ago I went to one in Miami, rented a couple apartments and just enjoyed the beach and pool until we we out to dinner and bars that night.
For a more laid back trip, you could do Napa, Sonoma or the central coast. Or you could rent a house in the AZ desert (think Sedona) for more of a spa and hiking getaway.
The Poconos also have a ton of big houses that rent cheap and many have big pools and hot tubs if you want to stay in.