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MN Bachelorette Party Inspiration: From Minneapolis to Duluth

You don’t need to leave the state to have a great time at your bachelorette party. Check out our favorite activities, locations, and more for your upcoming bachelorette party in Minnesota!

What To Do For Your Bachelorette Party In Minnesota: Best Wineries, Fun Activities, & More!

Minnesota is full of hidden gems for your bachelorette party. We know a lot of brides like to travel to a different state or country but it’s expensive and often unrealistic. A fun activity is a great place to start planning your bachelorette party. From vineyards to pottery, we’ve got a ton of ideas for you to check out.

1) Rent A Cute Cabin Up North: Bachelorette Airbnb’s In Minnesota

An Airbnb is a great way to have all your besties under one roof for the weekend. Pick a cute town with nature to explore nearby. Nisswa is a great option -- it's an adorable little town just north of Brainerd with plenty of quirky shops and adorable restaurants. There are lots of resorts and cabins in this area to choose from! Anywhere along Northern Minnesota’s North Shore is also a gorgeous option: Two Harbors, Lutsen, and Silver Bay are some favs!

Cabin Bachelorette Party Minnesota

2) Visit the Best Minnesota Wineries

Bachelorette parties usually involve quite a bit of wine -- so why not visit a winery? Not only are wineries a great place to drink, they also usually have a great selection of light bites and provide a gorgeous backdrop for some bachelorette group photos. 

A few of our favorite Minnesota wineries:

  • Rustic Roots Winery: Located in Scandia MN, stunning views, tons of outdoor space, wine tastings/snacks, etc. Complements a trip to Stillwater nicely!
  • Cannon River Winery: Located in Cannon Falls, wine tasting, oftentimes live music, pair this with a bike ride along the Cannon Valley Trail.
  • 7 Vines Vineyard: Located in Dellwood - just north of the cities, a stunning space indoor and out.
  • Dancing Dragonfly Winery: Located in Wisconsin, but not far from the Taylors Falls area. 

3) Consider a Pontoon Rental On Lake Minnetonka or White Bear Lake

Pontoon boats are the perfect vessel for drinking, relaxing, tanning, and dancing. Rent a pontoon and float all day with your bachelorette party. Lake Minnetonka or White Bear Lake are both known as great bachelorette party locations. These lakes are perfect for boating around and they both have great restaurants, bars, and activities.

Pontoon Boat Rental Bachelorette Party Minnesota

4) Have a Minneapolis Bachelorette Party In the City

Minneapolis is full of lively nightlife, delicious food, and swanky hotels. So why not spend a weekend in the city for your bachelorette party? Plan a few sightseeing activities and choose some up-and-coming cocktail bars to visit. Below are some crowd-favorite Minneapolis bachelorette party ideas.

Go Out for Drinks at Some Interesting & Unique Places

  • Young Joni: A fun, speakeasy-themed bar with retro decor and amazing pizza
  • Prohibition Bar: Located on the 27th floor of the Foshay Tower; swanky cocktail lounge with insane views of the city
  • Brit’s Pub: A European-inspired pub, complete with rooftop lawn bowling.
Minneapolis Bachelorette Party Minnesota
Brewery Hop Through North Loop (& Stop For Some Activities)
  • Fulton Brewing Taproom
  • Modist Brewing Co.
  • Mini Golf at the Puttery
  • Bricksworth Beer Co. – North Loop
  • Do an escape room
  • Take a picture with the Bob Dylan mural
  • Number 12 Cider (to take a break from beer)

Stroll Along the River in Saint Anthony Main

  • Walk/bike across the Stone Arch Bridge
  • Stop in for food & drinks at one of the many adorable restaurants
  • Catch a movie at the Main Theater
  • Stroll through Father Hennepin Park or Water Power Park

5) Catch Dinner & A Show at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

What’s better than dinner and a show? Check out the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre one night for a great meal and even better performances. They have a ton of different shows throughout the year from their weekly Comedy Cabaret to musical theater performances to drag shows! You can eat and drink throughout the night while laughing and clapping along with the performances. 

6) Take A Pottery or Painting Class at a Local Art Studio

Get crafty with the girls at an art class! Whether you do a “paint and sip” or a pottery class, everyone will love having a hands-on activity. Plus, they’ll be able to create something they can keep forever as a souvenir (or just a funny memento for the less-than-artistic girlies). Taking an art class with your favorite people is a great opportunity to reawaken and nurture the artist in you. One option is Upstairs Circus -- a crafting bar in Minneapolis with tons of projects to choose from and options to host a private party. 

Art Class Bachelorette Party Minnesota

7) Combine Mini Golfing, Arcade Games, & Drinks at Can Can Wonderland

Can Can Wonderland is a huge indoor entertainment park located in St. Paul. If you’re looking for bachelorette activities, this place has it all: indoor mini golf, arcade games, pinball, live entertainment, and a full bar. The admission fee covers unlimited arcade games and pinball games, plus live shows. The mini golf is an extra feel but it’s full of whimsical and artsy decor that you won’t want to miss. Be sure to check the entertainment schedule to see what kinds of shows are available on your bachelorette weekend.

8) Have An Adorable (& Relaxed) Picnic In At A Minnesota Park

Instead of having every meal in a restaurant, try having a picnic. Buy ingredients for sandwiches, salads, or a charcuterie board and let the girls enjoy an outdoor meal. Then pack your best picnic blanket and pick a scenic park!

Some picnic-friendly parks we love:

  • Como Park & Zoo: A darling park in St. Paul with gardens, ponds, and open space; plus, you can visit the conservatory or zoo while you’re there!
  • Harriet Island: An expansive park located along the Mississippi River in St Paul.
  • Gold Medal Park: Conveniently located park in Minneapolis nearby the Saturday farmer’s market, a museum, and breweries.
  • Lyndale Park Gardens: A garden filled with colorful flowers (perfect for a bachelorette photo opp) located in Minneapolis near Lake Harriet.
  • Theodore Wirth Regional Park: Outside of the city, this 750+ acre park provides plenty of space for your picnic as well as a short hike or a game of frisbee.
  • Father Hennepin Bluff Park: The best of both worlds, this park feels rural with nature trails and space for a riverside picnic but it also has city views and is only a short walk to the bars.

Picnic Bachelorette Party Minnesota

9) Take A Unique Fitness Class with Your Girls

While we totally get it if you just want to eat and drink all weekend, you may want to plan something more upbeat and active to mix things up. Your friends who are used to being in the gym everyday will appreciate a fitness class being mixed into the bachelorette weekend. Plus, you can learn a new skill!

Unique fitness class ideas: 

10) Get Outdoorsy: Go Camping & Hiking Along Minnesota’s North Shore

Consider the time of year: if you can plan your bachelorette during summer, you’ll definitely want to spend some time outdoors. Spring is a great season for checking out the local waterfalls and fall is great for colorful leaves in the scenery. Hiking, camping, swimming, picnics, bonfires, and more are all fun ideas for an outdoorsy bachelorette party in northern Minnesota.

Outdoorsy bachelorette activities to consider:

  • Gooseberry Falls State Park
  • Swimming at Black Sand Beach
  • Hiking Bean & Bears Lakes along the Superior Hiking Trail
  • Tent camping in one of the parks
  • Rent a cabin or cottage near the lake 
  • Bonfire night (where it’s safe/legal to do so

Outdoorsy Bachelorette Party Minnesota

11) Catch a Brunch Drag Show at Union Rooftop in Minneapolis

Craft cocktails, classic brunch plates, and a super entertaining show are all waiting for you during drag brunch. The Union Rooftop in Minneapolis offers brunch every weekend with lively themed drag performances. Just make sure you book your spot at least a few days in advance as they do sell out!

Best Bachelorette Party Destinations in Minnesota (& Nearby): Cute Minnesota Towns

Minneapolis isn’t your only option for your Minnesota bachelorette party. To get off the beaten path, we’ve got some ideas for cute and trendy cities that have everything you need for an exciting bachelorette weekend. 

1) A Cute Bachelorette Party in Stillwater, MN

Stillwater, Minnesota is is a cute little town on the banks of the St. Croix river. This town is very walkable, has cute shops, several restaurants, and beautiful views. Plus, it’s only a quick drive from the Twin cities.

Ideas for a Stillwater, MN Bachelorette Party:

  • Start your day at Oasis Cafe: This is the sweetest little breakfast place on the outskirts of town.
  • Walk the streets of downtown Stillwater: There are endless choices for restaurants, like: Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop for a fun diner and ice cream experience, Lolo American Kitchen & Craft bar for adorable cocktails, and more!
  • Stay at a fun airbnb: There are plenty of large homes with pools in the area.

Bachelorette Party Stillwater Minnesota

2) An Artsy Downtown St. Paul Bachelorette Party in the City

St. Paul is full of interesting museums, restaurants, views, and more. You’ll have plenty of photo opps within this historic city. Try to book a hotel or vacation rental in the downtown area so you can walk to most of the places on your itinerary.

Fun Ideas for a St. Paul, MN Bachelorette Party:

  • Visit a museum or two: Science Museum of Minnesota for a fun and interactive experience; Historical Society of Minnesota for a bride who loves to learn.
  • If you’re there on the earlier side of the day, Hope’s Breakfast Bar is the perfect place to start.
  • Go downtown for some tasty food: Cossetta for a low-key and fun Italian meal; Downtowner Woodfire Grill for a bit fancier vibe.

3) A Quaint Bachelorette Party in White Bear, MN

Just outside of Minneapolis, White Bear has all the adorable small town vibes you could want for a relaxing vacation. Spent time on White Bear lake, check out the local shopes, and more.

Adventurous Ideas for a White Bear, MN Bachelorette Party:

  • Have a little beach day (or rent a boat) out on White Bear Lake.
  • Schedule a wine tasting at 7 Vines Vineyard and Winery.
  • Stroll through the historic downtown White Bear Lake. There are lots of restaurants, shops, and places to get a drink. For eclectic & swanky cocktails, check out the Alchemist.
  • Take a kayaking tour along the St. Croix with Wahoo! Adventures

Bachelorette Party White Bear Minnesota

4) A Mini Getaway Bachelorette Party to Duluth, MN

Located on the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is a relaxing place to host a bachelorette party. Spend some time enjoying the lakeside views and taking in the town’s laidback charm.

Cute Ideas for a Duluth, MN Bachelorette Party

  • Hang out in Canal Park 
  • Go brewery and cidery hopping in the Lincoln Park Craft District. Bent Paddle, Ursa Minor, & Duluth Cider are a few options.
  • Take a class or watch live music at Duluth Folk School.

5) A Riverside Bachelorette Party in Hudson, WI

Not technically Minnesota bachelortte party -- but just across the river in Wisconsin is a quaint little town called Hudson. This riverside town has wineries, breweries, and a variety of restaurants for your bachelorette group to check out!

Hudson, WI Bachelorette Party Ideas:

  • Go brewery or winery hopping.
  • Catch some live music Ziggy’s.
  • Have Sunday brunch at one of the local restaurants.

Bachelorette Party Hudson Wisconsin

Plan Your Bachelorette Party in MN!

Staying in Minnesota for your bachelorette will save you time, money, and stress. You don’t need to sacrifice the excitement of a bachelorette party just because you want to stay local. Choose a town or city that matches the vibe you want for your bachelorette and then start planning your mini vacay with the girls!

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Tayzia
May 16, 2019 10:02

Love this!

Katie
May 16, 2019 10:02

Going Up North in Style for the true outdoorsy Minnesotan.

Marcella
May 16, 2019 10:02

Love all of these ideas! I want a night out to the Chippendale show!

Maggie Nitti
May 16, 2019 10:02

I will definitely have to keep this ideas in mind for planning my party with my bridesmaids! Thanks for the tips!

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