A bachelor party doesn’t have to be a crazy night out with the boys. Hopefully you’re celebrating the wonderful man that you are in a way that is fun but also respectful of your future spouse.
Of course you want to have a great time, but you don’t have to compromise your morals to do so.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite alternative bachelor party ideas that will get you thinking out of the box.
A Wet and Wild Escape
Get out of the house, hit the beach, explore the ocean and see some unique sea life. Whether you rent a yacht for the weekend, go whale watching, surf, snorkel, dive or some other extreme water sport, spend your bachelor party in and on the water.
Paradise Shores (in Carlsbad, California) is located on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, which is the perfect spot to get your feet wet. Not only does the house provide you with paddle boards, kayaks and fishing gear, but you can rent other equipment at the lagoon’s local water sports shop. The private beach isn’t too shabby either.
If you’re looking for a little something out of the ordinary, how about escaping to a location well known for its beautiful waters and ocean excursions (Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, etc.). Be sure to browse our worldwide list of Venuelust locations for some great ideas.
The Thrill Seeker’s Adventure
Do you live your life on the edge and need your bachelor party to reflect your wild side? Get your heart pumping with a daredevil activity that will leave you high on adrenaline. Sky diving, bungee jumping, zip lining, rock climbing and white water rafting are just a few extreme ideas to get you started.
You’re known for taking risks, so this idea shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to your friends. If they follow your lead, they are sure to remember this adventure for a lifetime.
Take a trip to Victoria Falls in Zambia, and stay at Tongabezi, which is walking distance from the falls. Here you can do everything: white water rafting, zip lining, bungee jumping, swinging into the gorge and rappelling down the side of the gorge. As a bonus, you get to see one of the world's seven wonders whenever you want.
After perusing the web for some great ideas for alternative bachelor party ideas, I stumbled across an article published by Esquire which featured the incredible Carondelet House in Los Angeles, California. The author spent the evening with his closest friends and held a Scotch tasting and learned the art of tying the perfect bowtie from a local bowtie craftsman. What a great way to spend an evening being the classy men that you are.
Coordinate a fine dining or tasting experience at a local restaurant or private venue. If scotch isn’t your thing, there are always alternatives. A wine or beer pairing, perhaps. You could even opt for a private cooking lesson with a celebrity chef.
Whatever you choose, your significant other will be more than impressed when you come home a more refined gentleman.
On the Road
Grab your old Westfalia VW Bus or rent an RV and hit the road. Go on an old school adventure road trip. Drive to scenic locations and camp wherever you end up. If you’re travelling during a popular time of year, you may need to make reservations in advance, otherwise you may find the campground full for the night.
Nothing like driving while listening to your favorite road trip tunes and stopping by late night diners for some grub. Leave your cell phone off and use a map (yes, a real paper map) to guide your way. Disconnecting from the rest of the world can be just what you need to re-energize and connect with your best buds.
An Athletic Excursion
Organize an active weekend where you play some basketball or volleyball on the beach, hit the slopes, or enjoy a round of golf. Engaging in some healthy competition can be a fun way to let off some steam. If you prefer to take a more passive role, grab some tickets to your favorite sporting event and cheer athletes on from the crowd.
For a winter excursion with some great cross-country skiing, check out Home Ranch in Colorado. If you prefer to hit the slopes, there are ski resorts just a quick drive away in Steamboat Springs.
What do you have planned for your bachelor party? Do you have any great tips or ideas to share? Use the comments section to let us know.