With magnificent Pacific Northwestern scenery, as well as an abundance of recreational activities, lively bars, and nightclubs, the state of Washington offers something for everyone. The state’s diverse attractions and things to do make it an unforgettable destination to host a bachelor party. Stay at one of many Washington vacation rentals to enjoy easy access to opportunities for boating, sports, and much more. Here are the most popular bachelor party destinations in Washington.

1. Seattle

overlooking the Seattle skyline

Seattle’s position on Puget Sound between the Olympic and Cascade Mountains makes it one of the most beautiful spots in the country for a bachelor party. Enjoy some of this magnificent natural beauty on a comfortable boat with wine tastings and a full-service bar on Argosy Cruises out of Pier 55 on the Seattle downtown waterfront. Alternatively, see it all from the air via an aerial tour with Atomic Helicopters. If you’re into skiing and snowboarding, Steven’s Pass Mountain Resort is just a short distance away. A meal in the revolving restaurant in the famous Space Needle at the Seattle Center gives you an unforgettable view while you dine. For a warm-up to the evening, join Road Dog Brewery Tours for samplings of excellent craft beer in some of the city’s famous breweries. Later, head for the Blue Moon Bar for great drinks, stand-up comedy, and live music. Dance the night away at the atmospheric Monkey Loft in the Sodo District.

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2. San Juan Island

Boats out on the water
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San Juan Island is the westernmost large island in the San Juan Islands archipelago, which lies in the northwestern corner of Washington State near the Canadian border. Rent a Thunder Jet boat from Island Boat Rentals at Roche Harbor and go sightseeing and whale watching. Join the expert guides at San Juan Island Fishing Charters, and angle for salmon, halibut, lingcod, and other game fish. The San Juan Island Zip Tour takes you along eight exciting zip lines over a beautiful lake, pristine wetlands, and an emerald forest. Be sure to visit San Juan Vineyard and taste the award-winning wines. Stop in at the Blue Water Bar and Grill at Friday Harbor for some drinks in a magnificent waterfront location. The San Juan Brewing Company at Friday Harbor often serves up entertaining live music with the superlative craft beers.

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3. Port Angeles

hillside in fall colors

The city of Port Angeles is in a spectacularly beautiful location at the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It’s the perfect place for grooms-to-be who love outdoor activities. Olympic Raft and Kayak offers whitewater rafting on the nearby rivers as well as kayak tours of the seacoast. Get some expert help from Westside Guide Service to find the best places to fish for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and trout. Head to incomparably beautiful Hurricane Ridge, and hike the high mountain trails amidst magnificent scenery. Wine on the Waterfront is a great place to taste fine wines paired with appropriate cheeses and seafood. Head for Station 51 Taphouse to watch sports, shoot pool, and have some beers with the locals. Later, move on to the Bar N9ne nightclub for drinks, dancing, karaoke, and live entertainment.

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4. Long Beach

waves rolling in on the shore

Located at the base of the Long Beach Peninsula in the southwestern corner of Washington State, the city of Long Beach offers miles of beautiful white sand fronting the Pacific Ocean with beaches perfect for relaxing, swimming, and recreational activities. Skookum Surf Company in Ilwaco rents surfboards and wetsuits and provides instruction on how to ride the waves. Have an exciting horseback ride along the beach with West Coast Horse Rides. Seabreeze Charters out of Ilwaco takes you out on the open ocean to angle for salmon, halibut, and albacore. After your fishing adventure, stop in for some craft beer, clam chowder, oysters, albacore medallions, and other seafood snacks at the Salt Pub. Another fun place to quaff microbrews and wine is the North Beach Tavern.

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5. Vancouver

Lacamas Lake surrounded by lush green trees
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The city of Vancouver lies at the southern edge of Washington on the bank of the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon. In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling at Marble Mountain Sno-Park on the south side of Mount St. Helens. In summer, head for Sweetwater SUP Rentals at Heritage Park on Lacamas Lake, rent some kayaks and have fun paddling around the lakeshore. Salmon Creek Regional Park has some pleasant swimming areas and is also a great place to angle for rainbow and brown trout. Enjoy a guided tour of the renowned area wineries or breweries in style in a luxury vehicle supplied by Aspen Limo Tours. Sip craft beers or fine whiskey in a relaxed, rustic ambiance at the Thirsty Sasquatch in downtown Vancouver. When you’re ready for more serious partying, hit the dance floor at the Six West Lounge.

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6. Chelan

large mountain looming in the background

The city of Chelan is at the southeastern end of sapphire-blue Lake Chelan on the east side of the Cascade Mountains in central Washington. Rent a large party pontoon boat at Shoreline Watercraft and Boat Rentals, and explore the long lovely lake. Try the thrilling sport of parasailing with Pirate’s Cove Parasail. Treat the groom-to-be to an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience with Skydive Chelan out of Chelan Airport. Lakeside Limousine Tours offers guided visits to some of the area’s best wineries. Head for Stormy Mountain Brewing for some casual craft beers and barbecue. Alternatively, Valerie’s Waterfront Bistro has a lakeside patio with a magnificent view where you can feast and drink.

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7. Pasco

Ed Hendler bridge spanning the river
source: Flickr/cmh

The city of Pasco, part of the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland, lies along the Columbia River in southeastern Washington. For golf enthusiasts, the area has 10 excellent courses, including the Canyon Lakes Golf Course, which is highly rated by Golf Digest. The Tri-City Guide Service leads you to the best places to fish for salmon, steelhead, walleye, bass, and trout. For thirsty partiers, the Brews Taphouse and Growler Fills offers 40 excellent varieties of craft beer on tap. The Crazy Moose Casino in Pasco serves up great drinks, good food, and gaming fun.

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