Post # 16
I haven’t been to Mexico, but between Vegas and Miami, I’d go to Miami. The last time I went to Vegas I didn’t really enjoy it; it was hard to really relax and just enjoy ourselves because of the heat and the huge crowds, and we had to deal with a few too many, shall we say, characters for my liking. Miami has amazing clubs/bars for going out, beaches for relaxing, and food! Oh my god, the food. The weather will be fine in April– it’s pretty warm in Miami year round, and the humidity won’t be in full force yet so it’ll be pretty nice. I’ve booked AirBnBs all over before and have never had any issues, just make sure you’re all respectful of the house rules and you should be fine.
Post # 17
I go to Vegas in mid march fairly regularly, basically the week of St. Patty’s day because that is NCAA tourney weekend (it’s a spring break week for some, not all, as schools have different weeks). It’s more expensive than other times (hotels can be $$ compared to how cheap they normally are), but worth it for me because I love basketball and betting on it and the atmosphere. If you don’t like that, you might still enjoy it though. I don’t find it too crowded at all other than at the sportsbook. I’ve been other times of the year and summer seems busier to me than March (even with spring break)! The weather is great IMO (60s-70s) but depends on what you want. If you want to spend all day at the pool it can be riskier than Miami or Mexico. Last year we went the weather was great (70s) but I’ve had a few other years where it might be upper 60s and once it even rained and was in the low 50s/upper 40s one night. But generally pleasant weather, pools are usually open but it’s not going to be super hot. Miami and Mexico will be hotter and more beach/pool weather if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s pretty easy to google “march weather X destination” to get your averages.
To be honest, I’m not a fan of the spring break atmosphere, but I think the schools in Florida have earlier spring breaks than the more northern schools so Miami will probably be busier in the first half of March. Haven’t been to Miami in March but I’ve been to other spring break spots in Florida (during spring break). Depends on where in Mexico, I wouldn’t go to a spring break hot spot but I would go to a more out of the way (non spring break) location.
As long as it was your BM’s idea to travel, I don’t see the issue here. We went to Vegas for mine and it wasn’t my idea, it was theirs. If it were me I’d be doing Vegas or Mexico all-inclusive (Cancun is fine as long as it’s not in the spring-break HQ). Vegas will probably be cheaper though, if expenses are a consideration.
Post # 18
My bachelorette was in Vegas, and it was amazing. But, that’s the type of party I wanted all along. Hot pink, high heels, penis straws, Rehab beach party. We went all out. I did provide everyone invited with a warning of the expected budget and level of craziness so they could make their own decisions about attending. So it really depends on what type of party do YOU want as the bride, as well as what your friends are willing to contribute financially.
If you want a crazy party, go to Vegas. For a group of 6 girls, we spent about $300-500 each. If you want to relax and unwind with some drinks, go to Cabo and stay at an all-inclusive resort. My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace in Cabo a few years ago – 2 flights from LAX, 5 nights in an all inclusive hotel (all food and alcohol free and unlimited), and it was $2800.
But, I agree with bees on here – talk to your friends first! They need to be able to make the financial and time commitment to attending a weekend getaway. You don’t want yourself or Bridesmaid or Best Man to front the money and have everyone bail.
Post # 20
I have been to Vegas in early April several times. Sometimes it’s perfect pool weather and sometimes it’s not quite warm enough.
Post # 21
I went to Vegas over spring break one year (mid-march) and it was really rainy and cold! Miami or Mexico seems a safer bet to guarantee warmer pool weather.
Post # 22
In reference to Los Cabos and Cancun..
I have heard many times that Los Cabos is “dirtier” then Cancun. I have been to Cancun and loved it. Did the all-inclusive thing as well as activities that were not apart of the all inclusive package.
Post # 23
luckyinlove311 : I don’t know where you’ve heard that, but Los Cabos (particularly San Jose del Cabo) is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been to a lot of the tourist destinations in Mexico: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta…and Los Cabos is my favorite, by far.
Post # 24
WestCoastV : I’ve heard that from several people who have been to both. I should have been more specific but I meant in terms of traveling outside your typical tourist area. Such as going downtown or excursions not near the resort.
Post # 25
luckyinlove311 : interesting. That’s been the total opposite of my experience!
Post # 26
weddingbeejd17 : I went to Cabo for my best friends bachelorette party and it was a blast. We stayed at Riu Sante Fe which is all inclusive and pretty cheap (I want to say $800 including flights for 4 night on Apple Vacations). We flew out of SF. Where are you all flying from? Try not to go during spring break.
Post # 27
I just went to Miami for a bachelorette party. I can’t speak about the weather in March, but I can say that I had a great time there! We stayed in South Beach, so things were pricier than Vegas, if I recall correctly. I would definitely go again!
Post # 28
kaotoo3391 : we’ll be flying from NYC
Post # 29
weddingbeejd17 : I have been to Vegas 4 times, 2 for a bach… so much fun if your all into this type of thing!
Last time I went to vegas was in April and the weather was perfect, sunny and hot during day but I wasn’t dying of heat.
Regarding Mexico, 100% I would suggest Cabo over Cancun. Last time I went to Cancun I was 20 and it was for our university grad trip.. insane amount of fun… if your under 21 lol it is filled with university students, the hotels are meh and so is the food.
Post # 30
I am going to Vegas in May 2017 for my bachelorette. Only because my maid of honor frequents Vegas and gets comped rooms for several hotels. So we are heading out on a Thursday and making a long weekend of it. I’ve been to Vegas a few different times of the year – March + April. While it wasn’t cold to me since I live in the Midwest, a lot of the pools are closed up still.
I would consult with the people you think would be going on this trip and see what they can afford. I think you would get similar experiences out of those 3 places.