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The Best Santa Cruz Activities for Your Bachelorette Getaway

Maybe you’re the one preparing to walk down the aisle, or it’s your best friend who’s about to tie the knot. No matter who the bride is, a wedding is a cause for celebration. Though wedding planners may have you focus solely on the reception or the rehearsal dinner, most brides will tell you that one of their fondest memories from their own wedding season was their bachelorette getaway.

Call it the fling before the ring or simply a girls’ getaway, the bachelorette weekend is an escape where the bride, her bridal party, and any other close friends can reconnect before the Ms. becomes a Mrs.! If the stakes are high to plan a bachelorette getaway that’s fun, memorable, and relaxing - enter Santa Cruz. An idyllic, if underrated, bachelorette destination.

Santa Cruz is rich with bachelorette getaway ideas. From wine tastings to group spa days, you’ll be able to spend time together while soaking up a new locale. Slow down amidst all the wedding planning hustle and bustle through our pick of Santa Cruz’s best events and activities for you and the ladies.

Spa Days

Escape to an oasis of serenity as part of your bachelorette weekend. The Spa at Chaminade’s soul-soothing experiences are the perfect pre-wedding prep. Not only does The Spa offer a discount on treatments for groups, but it also has pre-packaged options for your bachelorette. Enjoy anti-stress facials, back and neck massages, and a complimentary glass of champagne. In between treatments, you and the girls and can relax in The Spa’s lounge, which features a steam room, a Himalayan salt sauna, two outdoor whirlpools, and more.

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Wine Tastings

The Santa Cruz Mountains are one of California’s better-kept secrets when it comes to wine tasting. Home to nearly 50 family-owned and operated vineyards and wineries, Santa Cruz offers up nearly endless opportunities to taste wines and tour wineries. Try everything from Pinot Noirs to Chardonnays. Tour the Summit to Sea Wine Trail for the most variety in your wine-tasting experience.

Brewery Tours

As in the rest of the country, craft beer is having its heyday in Santa Cruz. Breweries and taprooms are the perfect places to get a taste of local culture through true-to-place brews and special events. Try local favorites like Corralitos Brewing Co. and Santa Cruz Mountain brewing. If you’re planning a night on the town, stop by taprooms like 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall or The Hop Head Public House.

Outdoor Adventures

Breathe in the fresh mountain air you’ll only find in the mountains above Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz County is home to 14 states park, but three miles of trails also criss-cross Chaminade Resort’s own property. Lace-up your tennies and explore eucalyptus groves and grassy fields across Chaminade’s 200-acre property.

Fitness Classes

Freshen up after a night out with one of Chaminda Resort’s fitness classes. Relax with morning yoga, set your heart racing at Zumba, or take on a challenge with evening circuit training. There’s no better time to make a fool of yourself in a new form of fitness than during a getaway with your closest girlfriends. Just don’t forget to pack your yoga pants.

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Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz, the perfect setting for your weekend away with your girls. The best bachelorette getaway ideas feature plenty of relaxation and wellness. Plan the weekend now!

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