Outdoor Bro Fun: Top 5 Best Places for Bachelor Parties

When it comes to weddings, the happy couple spends an average of about $250 per person on their wedding. They want you to have a blast! When it’s time to throw your best friend his bachelor party, make sure he has the time of his life too!

This is the last big party before the “I do’s.” Throw a party he’ll remember for all the right reasons.

Wondering where to book a place for the guys? Keep reading for the best places for bachelor parties.

1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Head on down near the Continental Divide for an unforgettable weekend of skiing and fun. Jackson Hole is a sportsman’s paradise. Make it a winter ski vacation.

There’s also a lot more than skiing available. Take an outdoor sleigh ride and check out the elk. This 400-square-foot valley has gorgeous mountain views on all sides.

Try the Grand Targhee Resort for the ultimate ski vacation. You’ll enjoy the 2,000-acre ski area with three mountains for exploration. Don’t forget to try the Snowcat adventures!

This intimate ski lodge offers three lodges from which to choose. You’ll find an entertainment bar, along with retail shops.

Don’t own skis? No problem. You can rent everything when you get there.

2. Rancho Valencia’s 5-Star Experience in San Diego

Is your groom more interested in being out west at the beach? Try Rancho Valencia’s 5-star resort. Forbes travel guide lists it as one of the leading resort experiences in 2019.

Enjoy a laid-back weekend of tennis or hit the beach for surfing and fun in the sun. Spend a weekend getting buff at the gym and relaxing at the spa. Wine and dine your bro on grass-fed beef and try craft beer in the Pony Room.

3. Denver, Colorado

Colorado is known for its sunny weather and outdoor recreational activities. Love to bike? There are 80 miles of off-street bike baths for exploring the city.

If hiking is the groom’s jam, the state is home to over fifty 14,000-foot summits. Try Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs, only 45 minutes from Denver.

Want to tell ghost stories over after-dinner drinks? Stay at The Stanley in Estes Park. Take the historic night tour and learn about the paranormal activity at this 100-year-old hotel.

4. ‘The Lost Sierra’ in Northern California

It’s hard beating what is known as “The Lost Sierra” in Northern California when it comes to the big outdoors. Go in the summer for sky diving, horseback riding, and fun on the lake. Hike the many mountain trails for some amazing views, and golf at award winning golf courses.

Looking to plan your party during the winter months? Find plenty of snow and have a blast taking a snowmobile tour. Looking for nightlife? Check out the many night clubs just a short drive away in Reno, NV.

5. Southern Hospitality in Charleston

Charleston is a charming coastal city in South Carolina. There’s plenty to do from golfing to kayaking.

Is your bro into architecture? Take him on a tour of an antebellum mansion.

Go on some adventure sightseeing, take a harbor tour, or check out an old plantation. Enjoy the fine dining and bar experiences throughout the city.

Some of the Best Places for Bachelor Parties

These are some of the best places for bachelor parties. Be bold and plan something epic for your bro’s last hurrah!

Whether he likes the beach or skiing, there’s something on this list for everyone’s taste. Take him to San Diego, California or head north to the famous “Lost Sierra”. He’ll have an unforgettable weekend to look back on.

Looking for other great adventures? Keep reading our blog!

Top 4 Things To Do Outdoors In The Sierra Nevada Mountains

Winter just might be the ideal time to get outside in the Sierra Nevada. While deep snow is piling up for skiers and snowboarders at higher altitudes, if you keep an eye on the weather you can still mix up your outdoor pursuits beyond the lifts. Plus, the crowds of summer tourists chasing water sports have long since vamoosed. Here’s how to squeeze in some multisport fun when you aren’t shredding powder!

Snowmobile The Beautiful Mountains

“It’s too cold outside to go snowmobiling” said no one!

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or super experienced, the Explore Sierra Touring Company snowmobile tours are one of the top excursions in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Even if you have a family, they can sit as your passenger if they are under 16! The whole family will still be able to experience the gorgeous outdoors. If you are looking to spot some beautiful wildlife, then you are in luck. Riders typically see anywhere from 2-10 different animals, and the scenery is breath-taking. Snowmobile around Lake Davis with our expert tour guides, and experience the adventure of a lifetime!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My husband and I toured with Scott on a snowmobile tour. He was so nice, took his time to show us how to ride and operate the controls. It was so peaceful touring through the snow and trees and incredibly beautiful. Scott was very professional and even when we almost dumped the snowmobile onto it’s side around a turn he was cool as a cucumber and helped us get it back on trail.” – Dale Z.

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Outdoor Adventure in the Winter in the Lake Tahoe Area

Bike the Sierra’s Gravel Roads

Want to get in an easy spin to let your ski legs recover?

Winter is the perfect time of year to ride some of the Lake Tahoe area’s lower-elevation gravel roads and trails on your mountain bike or gravel/adventure bike (essentially mountain/road hybrids). If there’s too much snow above 5,000 feet, a typical winter outing for Tom Giller, lead mechanic at High Sierra Cycling in Reno, and his brothers involves heading south to Carson City and linking a mix of pavement and packed farm roads. (Scope your route on Trailforks.com.) But, for hero dirt wait for the snow below 6,000 feet along Highway 395 (to the north) to melt and then head out when the dirt refreezes. “It’s perfect frozen hardtack,” says Giller. “If you plan it correctly,” says Giller, “you’ll spend your time on ranch roads, gravel, and doubletrack.” Stop in at the shop for route advice. And don’t fear recent snow. “It gets mild quickly after storms,” says Giller. “We’ve had winters where we’ve ridden up high straight through February.”

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Bike the mountains in the winter

Run Donner Pass

The Donner Party? Getting lost in a storm and cannibalizing each other never seemed like much of a party to us. 

Better to head out on the same terrain for an hour-long winter run. The high-country running stays accessible longer than you might think—especially if you’re willing to run in studded “microspike” shoes or with Yaktrax (chains for your shoes). We have heard the Judah Loop is the best, and try to go way up high. It is the most fun! It’s about five to six miles, with views of Donner Lake, Castle Peak, and Sugar Bowl. If it’s too snowy, you can always head to lower-elevation meadows and run the boardwalks.

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Run Donner Pass in the winter in Lake Tahoe

Winter Fish For Golden Trout

Need to mix up the fishing between fly-casting and rod and reel to keep the family happy?

You’re not alone. And the Sierra has you covered. After November 15, most of the golden trout fisheries are closed for the season, but sections of the Kern River (it flows out of Sequoia National Park in the southern Sierra) remain open year round for catch and release (with barbless hooks only.) The kids can fish nearby reservoirs all year long. High Sierra Outfitters in Lone Pine will set you up with the right knowledge and gear for both. On the Western slope of the Sierra, the Kern River—just minutes away from Bakersfield and the parched Central Valley if you can believe that—breaks up into a trio of outstanding fisheries much like the East Walker. The South Fork and Lower Kern River give anglers a chance at a rare grand slam, while the North Fork Kern River gives anglers a shot at whopper rainbows above Kernville.

We hope you enjoy staying outdoors! It is so gorgeous, and there is no reason not to enjoy it! ❄️

Thank You from Explore Sierra Touring Company