The big day is near, invitations are ordered, the dress has been chosen, tuxedos rented and you scored your favorite band for the reception. Now it’s time to let loose with your best friends, have a blast and enjoy a fun-filled and relaxing bachelorette party. The Tampa Bay area offers so much for the last fling before the ring! So, where to get started when it comes to planning an epic Tampa Bay bachelorette party? Follow our guide to make the most out of 72-hour bachelorette party weekend.
If you’re not a local, no worries! Tampa International Airport offers hundreds of inbound flights from all major (and smaller) US and international cities. Once you’ve arrived, it’s time to check into a hotel in the middle of it all such as the Marriott Channelside – which is close to bars, restaurants and an easy Uber ride away from the beaches and John’s Pass. Want something a bit sandier? Check out the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach, a restored ‘Old Florida’ beach motel with a great beach bar and party scene.
The SoHo (South Howard) area of Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood is the place to see and be seen. Start out with dinner at hotspots like the Lime, or SoHo Sushi before boarding Tampa’s very own Brew Bus for an unforgettable night. You can book a private tour for your Tampa bachelorette group, making stops where ever you would like. Enjoy local, specialty flights while on board. Polish off the night with a bit of dancing at Franklin Manor near downtown Tampa (a great way to burn some calories from the drinks!).
Wake up and get pumping! Bring the crew to Camp Tampa, Tampa Bay’s hottest workout spot. Think summer camp meets spin class meets yoga. After a nice morning sweat, stop at Datz for a boozy brunch & refuel with caffeine (and a sweet treat) next door at Dough. Then it’s time to enjoy what the sunshine state is known best for… our beautiful sparkling waters and clear sun shining skies!
When the weather heats up, the hottest spot on the gulf coast is on-board the spacious deck of the JP Cat. Grab your bathing suits and SPF, it’s time to take to the water with a Swim and Sail adventure aboard the JP Cat, a one of kind catamaran experience setting sail from John’s Pass Marina. This is the perfect time to catch some rays on the sunning nets, or take to the water with floating mats, snorkels/goggles, and noodles! Feeling a bit of a hangover creep in? Have a little hair of the dog at our onboard beer and wine bar. There really is something for every member of your crew!
After your time on the water, you can go into the heart of St. Pete for a great dinner. We recommend taking in the views at 360° Rooftop at St. Pete Beach. It is open daily, and provided unbelievable panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, the Intracoastal Waterway and vibrant downtown St. Pete. Truly a great place to grab a cocktail and keep the bachelorette party going!
Treat yourself (and your taste buds) to all the food offerings at the Armature Works, a restored warehouse that used to store and maintain Tampa Electric’s streetcars in the early 1900’s. Choose from a variety of cuisines. Once you’ve had your fill, enjoy a walk down the Hillsborough River and enjoy Water Works Park.
Your Tampa and St. Pete ‘last fling before the ring’ is not complete without witnessing the stunning glory of a gulf beach sunset. Head over to John’s Pass and hop aboard the JP Cat for an amazing Champagne Sunset Cruise. You’ll see wildlife and a breathtaking, orange-pink sunset while you sip on ice cold bubbly with your friends. A toast to your friends, your future, and a Tampa Bay area bachelorette party to remember!