Bachelorette Party in Palm Springs Itinerary!

bachelorette party in palm springs where to go

As a current maid of honor struggling to put together the perfect weekend for my bride-to-be bestie, I get it. Mapping out an itinerary for a group of chicks is painstaking, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the destination. I recently spent a month out in the desert filming a movie (and staying through Coachella, obviously), so I naturally have been asked for my expertise on the best of Palm Springs quite frequently since. Next weekend, I’m headed to a bachelorette party in the desert and I couldn’t help but chime in with itinerary tweaks. I thought I’d just make my suggestions into a post since, to this day, my ‘Best bachelorette weekend in Cape Cod‘ tops my most read of all time posts!


Is your bride boujee? Stay at The Parker

Is she an influencer? Try out the Sands

Does she want to get down and dirty at a pool party? The new Arrival Hotel, the Saguaro, or the Riviera

Is she looking for a chill oasis? The L’Horizon

More hip? The Kimpton Rowan

Does she have some boho vibes and is looking mostly for a spa weekend? Two Bunch Palms

Is she definitely a straight up hippie? Then head to the Pioneer Motel in Joshua Tree

Is your bride relaxed & just looking to spend time with her best friends? Rent a house on airbnb (my personal choice!)


Check into hotel/rental house, have champagne & snacks waiting, and play the panty game (brides love this – they get to leave with a bunch of new skivvies!) Both nights will follow a similar format – dinner, bar, post bar debauchery. Saturday during the day will be your pool party.


option 1:

-Dinner reservation @ Eight4Nine (all white and girly, pretty perfect for chicks). Then walk across the street to Bootleggers Tiki Bar for fun cocktails and a tropical vibe.

option 2:

-Dinner reservations @ Workshop (long communal tables in a chic warehouse atmosphere) followed by drinks at Twigs & Twine across the street.

option 3:

-Dinner @ 4 Saints (new restaurant on the Kimpton’s rooftop with gorgeous views) followed by tiki drinks and live music at the Tonga Hut.

option 4:

-Dinner @ Pink Cabana (most perfectly curated photo op restaurant, maybe ever) followed by cocktails and dancing at The Nest.

option 5:

-Eat on the cheap with dinner @ Casuelas (fun casual Mexican restaurant). Stay for margaritas and live music on their patio.

option 6:

-Hire a chef or do a grocery run and whip up dinner at the rental house (taco bar or bbq is the easiest and least expensive option).

*End the nights with karaoke @ Retro Room, hit up the gay bars (like Trunks!), go dancing at The Nest, or stop by the Palm Springs casino Agua Caliente to throw some money in the penny slots and kick back a nightcap or two.


Getting your tan on is the most quintessential part of a Palm Springs Bachelorette party. If you’ve got a rental house, buy some basic bachelorette pool floats and float around drinking rosé. Otherwise, reserve a cabana or two at your hotel pool.

In the very unlikely event that you end up with bad weather, I suggest booking a spa day for your group at The Parker Spa or Two Bunch Palm.

Happy bachelorette-ing!



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  2. Mike T Says: May 9, 2019 at 6:10 am

    NO hitting up the gay bars! There are only a handful of gay bars and tons of straight ones. Why ruin the vibe for gay people? The gay bars are meant to be safe spaces for gay and trans people – not safe spaces for entitled women. I’m sorry but bach parties totally kill the vibe at a gay bar and it’s just tacky

    • chelseagilson Says: May 23, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Hi Mike, in one respect, I understand. Some bachelorette groups can be rowdy and over the top. But I can’t help but feel that your comment is incredibly sexist. Living in West Hollywood for the past decade, I’d hate to think that I wasn’t welcome at the bars within walking distance to my house just because I am married to a man instead of a woman. The best bars in Palm Springs ARE gay bars, with the majority having live music and a place to dance. I would like to think the bars and clubs are supposed to promote equality and a safe space for EVERYONE, regardless of how you identify.

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