Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas on the West Coast

Saturday, April 6th, 2024

Have you been tasked with putting together a bachelor or bachelorette party? Thinking of the Western US as your location and wondering what sorts of activities you should incorporate?

People have a wide range of interests and that means that getting some activities planned that loads of people can enjoy may prove to be something of a challenge. Bigger groups may all have a different idea of a party or what constitutes a good time! The US offers so many different options for people to enjoy themselves, and people can choose to plan a day or weekend that takes in lots of activities.

Table Games

Table games can be entertaining, and that’s one of the reasons why there are thought to be around 100 million Americans who play some form of table game or gambling game.

Poker can be one of the more interesting games to play in this sort of scenario, with friends together, due to the fact that it involves some level of skill, and while there are options to play against each other or go to a physical casino, some people may choose to join in with online poker tournaments for the party. It is possible for the bride or husband-to-be to sign up for an online tournament and for everybody else to simply watch, or for multiple players to sign up for the same online tournament and see how far they can get.

Poker has long been associated with social gatherings and is a game played among groups all over America, but “times are changin’, as Dylan once said. Casino games online are now more popular than the in-person alternatives.

As well as playing poker, there are plenty of other table games that people can incorporate into the activities. These can often provide an inexpensive way for people to have some fun, and fill the time between other activities.

A Day at the Beach

Stunning beaches can be found all over the coastal United States, and this makes the perfect opportunity for a day at the beach, especially on a sunny day.

As well as the classic activities for the beach, try to think outside the box, could you incorporate something like watersports that people may also enjoy? You could also organize a game of volleyball or some beach tennis or baseball. There are plenty of things you can do during your time spent on the coast, even if you’d prefer a chilled day of ice cream and sunbathing while watching the waves.


Sports are historically something that people enjoy at bachelor and bachelorette parties and often come with a friendly bit of competitive edge. Karting is arguably the most popular of all of these activities, but this requires a lot of organization. Going down the karting route means booking everybody in and making sure there is a location and track where you can go and get involved, it can be costly. Sure, it can be a lot of fun, too.

Sports don’t have to involve lots of organizing though, and a fun bachelor party activity could be to organize some five-a-side soccer or a casual game of softball. People are likely to have a laugh (as long as nobody takes it too seriously) and this can be a great way to stay active and enjoy each others’ company.

Camping in the Great Outdoors

America has some truly stunning destinations for those who wish to go camping, including some of the great national parks known all over the world.

What’s better than a group of friends getting together by the campfire and talking about the world and the future wedding they are looking forward to?

Camping can provide a chance to connect to nature and there is something about it that provides the perfect bonding experience for groups. Tent camping is one option but there are also some incredible spots for RV breaks if you’d like a bit more comfort. Some of these are in truly stunning locations.

Food and Drink

Here is a top tip for anybody planning a bachelor or bachelorette event – you should always include something a little special when it comes to food and drink. This could mean going to an amazing place for street food, a Michelin-star restaurant, or even taking a brewery or distillery tour. People have to eat, and will likely be disappointed if there isn’t something delicious awaiting them! Food and drink at a good location and with good company is one of the few things that people can potentially all agree is memorable and enjoyable!


Consider the person you’re planning this party for before you get started. Nobody is suggesting you take somebody who hates sports to watch a live ball game or to play competitive sports. Luckily, there are so many potential activities that you’re likely to find a good mix for people to get involved in whether the party is a day or a full weekend.


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