Philadelphia, known the world over as the City of Brotherly Love, is the ideal location to ritualize your BFF’s upcoming nuptials. Plan a Jersey Shore getaway weekend or high tea at The Rittenhouse. Whether the bride’s a party girl, beach babe, competitive athlete or cultured lady, Philly has a love-themed option for the perfect bachelorette party. So amp up the volume on some sisterly bonding with these top ideas to celebrate your bestie’s big day.

Weekend At The Jersey Shore
Golden Inn Resort Hotel
7849 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 368-5155

The Golden Inn Resort Hotel in Avalon, NJ, offers “All Girlfriends’ Weekend Packages” that are are sure to create golden memories. Packages start at $265 per person and include two nights of lodging with a welcome cocktail at check-in, a Friday evening reception with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, Friday and Saturday dinners at the Seaglass and two mornings of breakfast buffets with complimentary mimosas. Pack your dancing shoes to boogie down with live entertainment. Then, after a restful night’s sleep, pamper the girls at the salon or spa for one of six free beauty treatments. Walk the beach or boardwalk, indulge in some upscale shopping in town and your party will discover just why Avalon’s motto is “Cooler by a mile.”

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Rittenhouse High Tea
The Rittenhouse Hotel
210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 790-2533

Go Jane Austen-style and have high tea at The Rittenhouse Hotel. Traditional afternoon tea is served from noon to 3 p.m. daily in the Mary Cassatt Tea Room. Anglophile aficionados are served such dreamy teas as Marry Me Again and Duchess’ First Love in stunning English bone china tea cups. Beautiful table settings, clotted cream, savory pastries and freshly baked scones add to the Pemberly-like setting – so much so that you can imagine Mr. Darcy making an entrance at any moment.

Nail Bar
133 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 687-8117

Book a group party at the Nail Bar for some grownup girl bonding time. Primp and pamper the day away with manicures and pedicures while relaxing with complimentary mimosas, champagne and wine. It’s all part of the experience at Nail Bar. Philadelphia Style Magazine named it the best place for girls’ night out, so you know this is a great start for the evening ahead.

Bar Ferdinand
1030 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 923-1313

Bar Ferdinand, a Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, is a Philly fixture for bachelorette blasts. From reserving a communal table or private dining room to renting out the whole restaurant, BF has a food and drink package to accommodate your BFF’s tastes. Prices run from $40 to $60 per person for five scrumptious courses of delectables. Between drinks and lively conversation, savor the date and bacon empanadas for a slice of heaven, but leave room for the fried donuts.

North Bowl
909 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 238-2695

After Bar Ferdinand, head across the street to North Bowl. Get ready to listen to hits from the ‘80s, toss down drinks, play games in the arcade and knock down some pins at this retro-inspired bar, lounge and lanes. Exposed brick walls, industrial lighting and huge artsy posters make this trendy boozie bowling alley a nightlife haven for the hipster crowd. If your party is small, do a walk in, or for larger events, book a private event at this Philly Hot List favorite.

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Susan DeFeo has been a professional writer since 1997. She served as a community events columnist for New Jersey’s “Cape May County Herald” for more than a decade. A writer for numerous online publications, Susan has covered health, fitness, beauty and travel, all subjects that are near and dear to her as a married mother of seven children. Her work can be found at