(Closed) DC Bachelorette Ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Washington, D.C.
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Bumping this. I am trying to get ideas for this as well. Anything fun to do during the day before the fun night out. In the DC, MD or NOVA area. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There really aren’t any wine tours in the city itself; you’d have to go way out in Maryland or Virginia for those, and while there are quite a few companies that do private and semi-private tours, you’re looking at at least 5 hours round trip, which would probably only give enough time for 2-3 wineries if that.  It would make for a painfully long day to do a VA/MD winery tour then dinner then drinks, especially if half that daytime timeframe was spent riding on a bus.

Capital Yacht Charters does private and public events:  http://www.capitalyacht.com/index.php  Their prices to charter an entire boat are probably quite high but you may be able to line up with one of their public booze cruises; these are often held around dinner time though, so you might  need to do lunch instead of dinner. Note: if you go there, park at the mandarin oriental hotel and walk over the pedestrian bridge to the marina, as it’s a real biatch to find the marina by car.

There is a Kimpton hotel in Old Town Alexandria (I forget its name but google will tell you) that has a spa onsite; they will book you a “day use suite” and plan a spa day for you. Depending on the size of the group, the suite would either just be used for lounging in between treatments, or can be turned into a private nail spa, so girls go downstairs for massage/facials and get a mani/pedi in the suite. You get the spa from 9-5 I believe. No idea on the cost as my friends booked this as my bachelorette adn they paid for it all.

If the time of year is right, a trip to the baseball game would be a lot of fun.  They sell a premium seat package for the “PNC Diamond Club” and I’ll be honest, the tickets are pricey, but they get you some of the best seats in the ballpark plus free beer delivered to your seat, and a pre-game buffet, candy bar, popcorn bar, lounge and more free drinks.

Living Social has a building at 9th and F NW where they do all sorts of classes like oil painting, candy making, cheese tasting, and there’s almost always wine or beer involved so a little class together might be fun.

One of the Hilton hotels in the city is said to have a fantastic rooftop pool deck, and you can buy day passes even if you’re not staying in the city. I’m not sure which Hilton this is— I don’t like public swimming pools so I never bothered to find out— but I think it’s the one on Connecticut Avenue near Adams Morgan, at any rate it is a Hilton so a few calls should turn up the right hotel.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@fishbone:  wow those are some great ideas. Thanks for the help!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

ThingsToDoDC.com has a ton of daytime events. For the bars- Adans Morgan has dozens in a row. Half of them gave us champagne with sparklers and VIP tables. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There’s also a couple companies that do chocolate walking tours, they take about 2 hours I think? Walk around a neighborhood (I think they do them in DuPont and Penn Quarter) and visit all the chocolate shops, learn about how chocolate is made, and get to taste different chocolates along the way.  Ask the googles!

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MrsBroccoli:   Cool. I am going to checkout the website.  I was thinking of doing curling at Potomac Curling Club or skeet shooting in Northern Virginia (Aside: I was thinking of Leesburg).

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m from dc too and did my bachelorette here

 

we rented a limo bus and did a wine tour but the duck tours are fun too

 

fhe dc photo safaris are  fun semi tours where you photograph various things around town there Are several diff tours 

 

the DC scavenger hunts happen often and I’d suggest those too 

 

for meals we did the W, Lincoln, and coco sala ( for brunch- amazing)

 

town dance boutique ( a gay bar ) has a fun drag show at 10 on the weekens and then the best dance floors in the city

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Perry’s Drag Queen Brunch in Adams Morgan!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

As a maid of honor last year I planned a bachelorette in DC. We did a scavenger hunt during the day and I had the girls break up into two teams and have them record or take pictures of what they had to do/find. We went to Town Dance Boutique for the show at night and ate at Old Ebbitt Grill in the morning. I also looked into the groupons for boat rides and I have done alot of living socials sipping and paintings which are alot of fun.

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