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11 Unique Ideas for a Stylish Bachelorette Party in LA

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The bachelorette party: it's the last hurrah before your BFF gets hitched. What better way to celebrate her transition from miss to matrimony than a rite of passage involving all her girlfriends from kindergarten to college? As such, the top honor of standing beside her at the alter comes with the great responsibility of planning the ultimate girls' night out.

While a pilgrimage to Vegas tends to be the likely contender—squeezing into skimpy bodycons, wearing hot pink sashes emblazoned with your bridal party title, unabashed hollering with ten other groups of ladies—LA also has its own rager-ready spots and much more, all sans the epic road trip or expedition to LAX. After the jump, we've rounded out 11 unique bachelorette party ideas for toasting the bride-to-be's last days of singledom.—Additional reporting by Jennifer Astin.


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Art Works Studio

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Think outside the box and treat your pals to a chill, quality day of artwork and creative output. This is an awesome way to bring your friends together (plus a little wine and cheese) under the tutelage of an experienced instructor. Don't worry; since this is your bachelorette, you'll be able to sketch a nude male model. [Photo: ArtWorks Studio]

Boulevard3

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Built on the site of the Hollywood Athletic Club, Boulevard3 is infused with LA history and celebrity gossip, offering the luxuries of a boutique hotel with the intimacy of a private party. A VIP suite and balcony provide serious privacy, while a live DJ, luxe bottle service, and aerial performers lend a wild and exotic thrill to your bachelorette bash. [Photo: Boulevard3]

Cicada Club

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Party like it's 1929 at this historic DTLA Art Deco building, which is transformed into a swanky swing dance club (with a full bar!) on weekends. Their Sunday night Dine & Dance special ($59/person) includes a three-course dinner and your own table; they're also available for private events. [Photo: Cicada Club]

Creative Chakra Spa Massage & Beachside Retreat

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Drown out the sounds of all your wedding worries with a resounding "Ommm" at yoga and spa retreat Creative Chakra. This 5,500-square-foot holistic, eco-friendly spot is a mecca for pre-nuptial relaxation: it houses a tea room, fitness studio, massage therapy, an aromatherapy steam room and infrared sauna, among other amenities. Treat your party to an array of pampering services, from ancient healing treatments ($105 and up), body wraps ($135 and up), facials and plenty more. [Photo: Creative Chakra]

Getty Villa

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When it Rome, booze it up at a bacchanal buffet amongst marble statues of naked men. Or, for a decidedly tamer ladies' bonding experience, head to the ancient Roman country house-inspired haven, stare at Greek and Italian antiquities and imagine life when gladiator sandals were just a caj thing. If your bridal party digs a marathon museum day, keep in mind that your parking fee ($15) also scores you same day access to the Getty Center. [Photo: Getty Villa]

Hells Belles Burlesque

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Make mastering the art of seduction a group effort with burlesque classes from the sexy Hells Belles girls. Learn to shimmy and strut at their Hollywood studio or gyrate glamorously in your own abode, hotel or other private location of your choice with their Burlesque A-Go-Go package. If you prefer a less hands-on but just as titillating experience, check out their shows on the first and third Thursday of every month at Whiskey Royale. [Photo: Hells Belles Burlesque]

Hipcooks West

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Sharpen your knife chops and your recipe-following skills with a cooking class at Hipcooks, which has several locations throughout SoCal. They offer three-hour courses for $65 or private sessions, all featuring healthy and organic ingredients. From cocktails to Cajun to dessert and much more, your aisle-bound pal's domestic bliss awaits. [Photo: Hipcooks WLA]
Venture downtown with a group of gals to Lotus, where you can lounge in the private garden with a hookah and cook your own Shabu-Shabu. The perfect place to spend a laid back evening in a dimly lit, exotic lounge with fabulous service and an extensive sushi menu. [Photo: Lotus/Facebook])

Malibu Wines

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Bring your picnic basket filled with cheese and indulge in their menu of sun-kissed Cali vino. Drink to the tune of live music on weekends, when winos can enjoy blues, country, jazz and more. [Photo: Malibu Wines]

Ponte Vineyard Inn

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If you're looking for an overnight wine tasting getaway, head to this eco-friendly resort hotel and winery just outside LA. Take in Ponte Vineyard's extensive acreage with a professional tour and sip on their incredible selection of homegrown wines. [Photo: Pone Vineyard/Facebook]

Rolling Greens

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For the crafty, DIY-loving bride who takes her styling skills beyond her closet, try one of Rolling Greens' hands-on floral arrangement classes. They also offer how-tos on succulents, terrariums and more; to book a private event, email dalvarez@rg-ca.com. [Photo: Rolling Greens]

Voda Spa

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Sometimes, the best way to party is to rewind, relax and feel totally pampered. Eschew the usual club scene and gather your friends for an amazing bachelorette spa party in the heart of WeHo. With a pool, jacuzzi, dry sauna, a full menu of treatments and a VIP party room, you'll hardly miss the rowdy Hollywood nightlife. [Photo: Voda Spa]

Art Works Studio

Think outside the box and treat your pals to a chill, quality day of artwork and creative output. This is an awesome way to bring your friends together (plus a little wine and cheese) under the tutelage of an experienced instructor. Don't worry; since this is your bachelorette, you'll be able to sketch a nude male model. [Photo: ArtWorks Studio]

Boulevard3

Built on the site of the Hollywood Athletic Club, Boulevard3 is infused with LA history and celebrity gossip, offering the luxuries of a boutique hotel with the intimacy of a private party. A VIP suite and balcony provide serious privacy, while a live DJ, luxe bottle service, and aerial performers lend a wild and exotic thrill to your bachelorette bash. [Photo: Boulevard3]

Cicada Club

Party like it's 1929 at this historic DTLA Art Deco building, which is transformed into a swanky swing dance club (with a full bar!) on weekends. Their Sunday night Dine & Dance special ($59/person) includes a three-course dinner and your own table; they're also available for private events. [Photo: Cicada Club]

Creative Chakra Spa Massage & Beachside Retreat

Drown out the sounds of all your wedding worries with a resounding "Ommm" at yoga and spa retreat Creative Chakra. This 5,500-square-foot holistic, eco-friendly spot is a mecca for pre-nuptial relaxation: it houses a tea room, fitness studio, massage therapy, an aromatherapy steam room and infrared sauna, among other amenities. Treat your party to an array of pampering services, from ancient healing treatments ($105 and up), body wraps ($135 and up), facials and plenty more. [Photo: Creative Chakra]

Getty Villa

When it Rome, booze it up at a bacchanal buffet amongst marble statues of naked men. Or, for a decidedly tamer ladies' bonding experience, head to the ancient Roman country house-inspired haven, stare at Greek and Italian antiquities and imagine life when gladiator sandals were just a caj thing. If your bridal party digs a marathon museum day, keep in mind that your parking fee ($15) also scores you same day access to the Getty Center. [Photo: Getty Villa]

Hells Belles Burlesque

Make mastering the art of seduction a group effort with burlesque classes from the sexy Hells Belles girls. Learn to shimmy and strut at their Hollywood studio or gyrate glamorously in your own abode, hotel or other private location of your choice with their Burlesque A-Go-Go package. If you prefer a less hands-on but just as titillating experience, check out their shows on the first and third Thursday of every month at Whiskey Royale. [Photo: Hells Belles Burlesque]

Hipcooks West

Sharpen your knife chops and your recipe-following skills with a cooking class at Hipcooks, which has several locations throughout SoCal. They offer three-hour courses for $65 or private sessions, all featuring healthy and organic ingredients. From cocktails to Cajun to dessert and much more, your aisle-bound pal's domestic bliss awaits. [Photo: Hipcooks WLA]

Lotus

Venture downtown with a group of gals to Lotus, where you can lounge in the private garden with a hookah and cook your own Shabu-Shabu. The perfect place to spend a laid back evening in a dimly lit, exotic lounge with fabulous service and an extensive sushi menu. [Photo: Lotus/Facebook])

Malibu Wines

Bring your picnic basket filled with cheese and indulge in their menu of sun-kissed Cali vino. Drink to the tune of live music on weekends, when winos can enjoy blues, country, jazz and more. [Photo: Malibu Wines]

Ponte Vineyard Inn

If you're looking for an overnight wine tasting getaway, head to this eco-friendly resort hotel and winery just outside LA. Take in Ponte Vineyard's extensive acreage with a professional tour and sip on their incredible selection of homegrown wines. [Photo: Pone Vineyard/Facebook]

Rolling Greens

For the crafty, DIY-loving bride who takes her styling skills beyond her closet, try one of Rolling Greens' hands-on floral arrangement classes. They also offer how-tos on succulents, terrariums and more; to book a private event, email dalvarez@rg-ca.com. [Photo: Rolling Greens]

Voda Spa

Sometimes, the best way to party is to rewind, relax and feel totally pampered. Eschew the usual club scene and gather your friends for an amazing bachelorette spa party in the heart of WeHo. With a pool, jacuzzi, dry sauna, a full menu of treatments and a VIP party room, you'll hardly miss the rowdy Hollywood nightlife. [Photo: Voda Spa]