After years of going on cringe-worthy dates, your best friend finally found The One. Now comes the fun/hard part: Where will you celebrate the end of her singledom?

The ultimate bachelorette party needs a locale that can be a million things at once: You want to party, but you also want to relax, maybe do a little shopping and definitely squeeze in some fine dining. Pack your weekend bag — here's where to fete your bachelorette in Miami.


The Standard Spa & Hotel

For the indulgent bride

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This bride likes to be pampered: Her ideal day is one spent switching between the sauna and the cold-water rain shower. Skip the usual Miami Beach debauchery and head to the Standard instead, a retro seaside sanctuary nestled amid lush gardens. Guests enjoy free use of the Standard's marble hammam, plus the option to DIY with your own scrubs and essential oils. Or choose from the Standard's menu of massages and wraps — there's even a freestanding outdoor tub. The Standard has both a juice bar and an oceanfront terrace restaurant offering light fare and fresh catches. If you feel like leaving, you're only a 10-minute cab ride from the streets of South Beach.

40 Island Ave., Miami Beach. 305-673-1717;


Wynwood Walls

For the artsy bride

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If she's skipping the usual white wedding gown for something a little more avant-garde, there's no better place to celebrate her style than at the art-filled Wynwood Walls. Swarming with trendy restaurants and hipster boutiques, this is where you're just as likely to catch an impromptu performance by street artists as you are an exceptional meal. Start the night with cocktails at Beaker & Gray, followed by dinner at Asian fusion hotspot KYU. Head over to House for a wild, costumed night of dancing.

Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. 305-531-4411;
Beaker & Gray, 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami. 305-699-2637;
KYU, 251 NW 25th St., Miami. 786-577-0150;
1915 NW Miami Ct., Miami. 855-694-6893;


The Breakers

For the Hollywood glamour bride

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Her vision for her wedding is not unlike one of Jay Gatsby's parties, and a stay at The Breakers will stick to the theme. This idyllic, Italian Renaissance–style resort is luxurious, with lots of glam old-world touches. Laze by the infinity pool overlooking the rolling waves and spend a day at the spa, which just underwent a staggering $8 million renovation. In the evening, travel back to Florida's railroad days at the HMF, the classic cocktail lounge that's an ode to the golden era of Palm Beach.

1 S. County Rd., Palm Beach. 561-655-6611;



For the diva bride

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She knows how to have fun, and her dream for her wedding day isn't the white dress, but the good time. Take a trek north and say amen to the Dragalicious Gospel Brunch, served every Sunday so you can repent for your Saturday night sins. Mother Nicolette and the Sisters of Sequins are dressed in their Sunday fiercest, singing their favorite gospel tunes while the bride throws back unlimited mimosas.  

1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-567-0987;



For the nautical bride

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She's decked out her wedding in blue and white stripes, drawn up placecards for "captain" and "first mate" and even plans to sail into the reception on the family yacht. This bride has a one-track mind, and Miami is the perfect backdrop for her on-a-boat ways. The Miami Beach Marina houses several charters for a day at sea  pack a champagne picnic and your bikinis and convince the bride to deck near the Haulover Inlet for one of those X-rated Miami regattas you've heard so much about. She may not have expected this kind of cruise, but she will definitely never forget it.

300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. 305-673-6000;

By Nicole Martinez

Nicole is a freelance writer and crop top enthusiast based in Miami Beach. When she's not combing the city for vintage jewelry or the best local restaurants, you can find her planning world domination with her sidekick/housecat, Violet.