Palm Springs has everything you could want out of a bachelorette party destination. This resort city in the desert is full of quirky activities like drag brunches and poolside man-servants. You can also indulge in private, backyard yoga classes or challenge your squad to one of the hundreds of nearby hiking trails.
If you’re trying to decide where to go for your own bachelorette or where to take the bride-to-be, Palm Springs is perfect for ladies who want the perfect balance of bougie and laidback.
The weather for a bachelorette party in Palm Springs is nice year-round, but spring and fall are the best months to visit to avoid extreme heat or cold nights. Similarly, check out this guide to a Scottsdale bachelorette party.
If you’re wondering how to plan a bachelorette party, we’ve got you covered.
The best things to do on a Palm Springs bachelorette include:
- Hire Man Servants to serve you drinks by your rental house pool
- Sing karaoke at Retro Room Lounge
- Enjoy a male strip show and live DJs at Copa Nightclub
- Take a private painting class (with wine and beer, of course.)
- Ride the tramway to Mountain Summit and go for a hike
- Take a private yoga class
- Enjoy a Drag Brunch experience
Where to stay for a Palm Springs bachelorette
Stay downtown to be immersed in the restaurants, shopping, and spas if you’re planning on a bachelorette party itinerary full of dining out and activities. If your plan revolves more around poolside, quality time with your girls, there are hundreds of options for Airbnbs and Vrbos in Palm Springs, perfectly set up to accommodate large groups.
Use this group trip planning checklist to make your Palm Springs bachelorette planning simple.
The Kimpton Rowan is perfectly situated in downtown Palm Springs. The hotel has its own rooftop pool and bar which are bachelorette party favorites. You’re also situated near the start of some of the best hikes in Palm Springs. Check out Tahquitz Canyon or have a chilled afternoon at the Moorten Botanical Gardens, both within a 5-minute drive.
If you plan on spending most of your time hanging by the pool and having brunch and mimosas at home, check Vrbo and Airbnb. Both platforms have plenty of amazing options for big bachelorette groups with picture-perfect set-ups, pools, and more.
Bachelorette party activities in Palm Springs
Hire Man Servants
If you’re looking to spend an afternoon hanging by the pool at your rental house celebrating the bride-to-be, hiring a couple of Man Servants might be the perfect way to add some pizazz to your party. These ultra-professional (suit jacket and swimming trunk-clad) men will mix and serve drinks, participate in photo shoots, and dish out an abundance of compliments and adoration.
Karaoke at Retro Room Lounge
Whether you and your girls want to belt out some tunes or simply enjoy a bar with an incredible atmosphere, Retro Room Lounge is worth a visit. Karaoke is hosted nightly at 8 p.m.
For the bride-to-be that wants to keep the party going, Copa Nightclub is one of the best places in Palm Springs for bachelorettes. Saturday nights are kicked off by a male strip show followed by live DJ music until 2 a.m.
Painting class (with drinks)
Pinot’s Palette lets you reserve private group classes for your bachelorette party in Palm Springs. Chose your favorite painting and then grab a glass of wine or a beer and embrace your inner Picasso.
Take the tramway
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. It takes riders over 2.5 miles over Chino Canyon with breathtaking views of Mt. San Jacinto State Park. At the top, you’ll find restaurants, viewpoints, a natural history museum, and a gift shop.
For a bride-to-be that loves spending time outdoors, you’ll also find over 50 miles of hiking trails.
Where to eat and drink on a bachelorette party in Palm Springs
As you may guess, Tac/Quila is a Mexican restaurant in Palm Springs. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is perfect for a bachelorette party. Not to mention, they have a huge selection of tequila and mezcal to start your evening off right.
The Tropicale is the perfect place to appreciate Palm Springs’ retro vibes to their fullest. We love The Tropicale for its shareable small plates, amazing cocktails, and ambient outdoor seating.
There’s nothing better than a good brunch on a bachelorette party. Correction: there’s nothing better than a good drag brunch on a bachelorette. And Palm Springs is full of options.
From dim sum or chicken and waffles, to a brunch served “on board” a 737 airplane (ish), bachelorette parties will have their choice of the drag brunch that suits them best.
A few places to check out include:
- Roly China Fusion
- PS Air Bag
- Oscar’s Downtown Palm Springs
- Chill Bar Palm Springs
- Pete’s Hideaway
Packing tips for a bachelorette party in Palm Springs
It’s important to remember that Palm Springs is a desert city. While daytime temperatures will reach the 100s in the summer and the 70s in December, the temperature at night will always cool down a lot. During the winter, nighttime temperatures can dip to the 40s while summer lows hover in the high 70s.
If you plan on doing the tramway, keep in mind that Mountain Station at the summit is at over 8500 feet elevation so temperatures will be much cooler. Be sure to pack a few warm items and some workout clothes and sneakers if you plan to hike.
Otherwise, a Palm Springs packing list should include your general warm weather bachelorette party staples.
Palm Springs bachelorette party packing list:
- Shorts and pants
- Swimsuit coverup
- Workout clothes
- Sneakers (if you plan to hike)
- Women’s travel essentials
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