From renowned beaches to amusement parks, Florida boasts a ton of activities perfect for an unforgettable bachelor party. Venture to Miami for unparalleled nightlife and Cuban cuisine. For a more laid-back celebration, Key West is a must-visit destination. If you’re looking forward to experiencing the Gulf Coast, head to Panama City. As for accommodations, there are plenty of Florida vacation rentals to choose from. Check out the seven best bachelor party destinations in Florida.
Orlando is an awesome vacation destination for a groom and some buddies wanting fun and thrills. Disney and Universal Studios offer multiple theme parks with tons of rides. Zoom along in the dark on the Space Mountain roller coaster at Disney’s Magic Kingdom or fight dinosaurs at the Jurassic Park area of Universal Studios. Get your fill of upscale food with Orlando Food Tours tailored to your group’s tastes. Show off your combat team skills during laser tag at Hard Knocks. Chase the day’s playtime with vodka shots at ICEBAR Orlando, or opt for an evening of dancing at Independent Bar.
South Beach, Miami, is all about eye candy, so consider it for your bachelor party destination. Take scuba diving group lessons, and spend an afternoon under the waves in Key Largo with the South Beach Dive and Surf Center. Rent kayaks at The Oleta River State Recreation Area, and take in the coastal scenery during an afternoon on the water. On Sundays, attend the pool party at the Shore Club. Or create your own club crawl, crashing South Beach parties after sunset. Start at Mac’s Club Deuce, Clevelander Hotel, Rose Bar at Delano, and so many more.
3. Key West
Rent convertibles at the Miami Airport and put the tops down for a ride down the Florida Keys to Key West. During the day, hit Dante’s Pool Party for an afternoon of loud music, dancing, swimming, and cold drinks. For dinner, get reservations for a table outside and choose between BBQ Shrimp or the Jamaican Jerk Chicken. If you want something a little low-key, opt for Cuban sandwiches from El Siboney. Key West is a town known for a great bar scene, and the place to start is Duval Street. Sloppy Joe’s has great music, while Irish Kevin’s and Rick’s Bar Upstairs offer dancing.
Sitting on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Tampa offers both easy access to the beach and Tampa Bay for a day of boating. Stop by the Tampa Bay Marina to rent a speed boat or pontoon boat for a day of fishing, swimming, and water skiing. Located in a bungalow, Peg’s Cantina is a great place for lunch or dinner, offering a selection of spicy Mexican dishes and beer from a local microbrewery. For more craft brews, stop by New World Brewery during an afternoon sampling of various IPA, larger, and ales. At night, party on the beach at the Undertow Beach Bar.
5. Cocoa Beach
In the 1960s, this area became famous as the home away from home of the American astronauts, and it maintains some of that fun party vibe today. Start with a visit to the infamous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop for a new surf board or a cool t-shirt. Hit the beach and try your hand at surfing. Interested in space? Take the group on a tour of the Kennedy Space Center to learn more about America’s race to the moon in the 60s. In the evening, the town comes alive with bars, dance clubs, and restaurants. Try Coconuts on the Beach for drinking or dancing, or get a few laughs at Gregory’s Upstairs Comedy Club.
6. Panama City
As one of America’s hottest spring break destinations, Panama City knows how to throw a party, and you can have one last hoorah with your guys before your wedding. Book a charter through Private Charters Sport Fishing, and head out onto the Gulf of Mexico for some deep-sea fishing. This charter takes you to the tried-and-true fishing spots. In the evenings, the bars on the beach and throughout the town come alive. Some of the hot spots include Firefly, The Red Bar, and Margaritaville, where you can start with dinner and end with drinks.
7. Fort Lauderdale
On Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Fort Lauderdale offers an amazing trip for you and the guys. Start the party early with brunch at Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale. Here, you can pay a set price to enjoy all the beer, Bloody Mary’s, and Mimosas you want with your meal. Spend the afternoon taking a tour of the Funky Buddha Brewery Taproom, and try out their range of suds. In the evening, start with dinner at Anthony’s Runway 84 Fort Lauderdale; locals love their authentic Italian dishes and aviation-themed decor. Afterwards, visit the America’s Backyard Fort Lauderdale for some drinking and dancing. This club is mostly outdoors, and parties in the fresh air are the norm.
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