With your wedding day quickly approaching, you’re ready for one last hurrah with your buds. Whether you’re looking to party in a major city, hit the ski slopes, or spend time hiking, Pennsylvania is the ideal destination. From big cities to top ski resorts, you have many options for your bachelor party. When you opt for a Pennsylvania vacation rental, your group can enjoy a spacious home base to hang out together during your downtime, as well as at the end of the day. Check out the seven best bachelor party destinations in Pennsylvania.
Start your visit to the City of Brotherly Love with a stop at some of the best microbreweries in the area with Philly Brew Tours by City Brew Tours. The tour includes generous samples of several types of beer at each stop. At Mid Atlantic Grand Prix, zoom around the go-kart track to see who the speed demon in your group really is. Relax and enjoy a stogie at The Sikar Cigar Lounge before heading out for a night on the town. For dinner, check out Wm. Mulherin’s Sons for its sour beers and pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. There’s always something going on at Voyeur Nightclub, a multi-level club that offers DJs, live acts, and themed nights.
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Relive your childhood at the Hersheypark and Hershey Chocolate World, two amusement parks, that have a chocolate theme. Put have the groomsman on one coaster and the other half on the competing coaster and race to the end on the Lightning Racer, a twin-track coaster, or dangle as you go through the loops on the Great Bear coaster. If you crave natural wonders, then take a tour of Indian Echo Caverns with its underground caves and pools. Go upscale for dinner at The Mill in Hershey. Set in a historic mill, this eatery serves American classics in a rustic setting. Dance the night away at Level 2, a local club known for its signature cocktails and small plate snacks.
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Hit the slopes on skis or snowboards in Tannersville, and its local ski resort, Camelback Mountain Resort. The ski area offers more than 30 trails of varying skill levels, a terrain park, a dedicated terrain park, and 16 lifts. There’s the Appalachian Express Coaster to zoom down the mountain in your individual car, and you control the speed. See for miles around when brave the Dual ZipLine that sits eight stories above the ground and runs for 1000 feet. Choose a seat by the fireplace or one on the patio, depending on the weather, for dinner at the Legendary Tannersville Inn. This local restaurant offers American classics and an extensive beer list.
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Sample suds with a small-group tour from Porter Tours that visits local craft breweries for samples and a tour of the facilities on a retired school bus that has space for eight to 14 people. Another sudsy option is to make your own unique brew at Copper Kettle Brewing. This company helps you design a craft beer, brew it, bottle it, and design the label. Unwind during the day on one of the town’s three rivers when you rent a pontoon boat from Boat PGH. Dine on steak and seafood in an old train station at the Grand Concourse restaurant, and then head out for dancing at Cavo Night Club that has live DJs on the weekends.
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On the shores of Lake Erie, Erie is a popular destination for groups looking for a good time. Small Program Charters offers a day out on Lake Erie fishing for walleye with some mellow time for you and the guys. Book a tee time for 18 holes of golf at Whispering Woods Golf Club and finish off the afternoon at Mulligan’s Bar and Grill at the clubhouse. Get your fill of homemade pasta at Mi Scuzi. This local favorite offers fresh pasta dishes and a wine list for any budget. Watch the game at one of the great sports bars in the area, such as Erie Arena Sports Bar or Sluggers Sports Bar and Grill.
6. New Hope
Enjoy a low-key long weekend or a longer holiday break in New Hope. Tastings and Tours: Bucks County offers trips to the local wineries or breweries depending on your interest. The outfit caters to smaller groups, so it’s all about you and the guys. Pretend to be hobos on the way to wild adventures when you take a train excursion on the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad. Depending on the time of year, this railroad offers special rides and themes, including fall foliage and Christmas themes. Located in a former church, Marsha Brown offers a menu that features Louisiana Creole dishes to spice up your night.
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7. Jim Thorpe
Breathe in the fresh air in Jim Thorpe. Your group can spend your bachelor party hiking, biking, horseback riding, and exploring nature in this small town, sometimes called the ‘Switzerland of America. Enjoy the nice weather when you go hiking or mountain biking at the Lehigh Gorge State Park. In the winter months, rent snowmobiles from nearby Long Pond Rentals to ride the trails in this state park. Hit the trails for an afternoon of horseback riding. Deer Path Riding Stable offers tours for small groups. Enjoy dinner and drinks at Antonios Pizzeria with its authentic Italian dishes and a full bar.
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