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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Nowadays, planning a bachelorette party doesn't have to mean barhopping. From making art to trekking through the great outdoors, there are plenty of unique opportunities for your squad. Read on to learn about a few uncommon options—and if partying is still your forte, we’ve got some suggestions for that, too. Is art the key to your heart? Then The Traveling Art Pub is the place for you and your crew. This pub has locations in Walker and Brainerd, and can come to you, or you can come to them. A trained instructor will guide you and the gals through the creative process, all while you snack, drink, and chit-chat. The best part is that everyone will go home with an original piece of art that’s a keepsake of an amazing day.
The Fab Tap is a mobile bar that also offers a customizable experience for the girl gang that loves getting crafty. You can sip champagne as you make flower crowns or play yard games, among the many options, and they’ll come to you from Plymouth in an adorable Airstream trailer. Add their Polaroid selfie booth to your package and capture the sweet memories of you and the girls you love.
Outdoorsy gals can revel in the natural world on an all-inclusive journey with Adventures In Good Company, which specializes in small-group, women-only outdoor adventures. Winter enthusiasts can enjoy dog-sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Tofte, followed by a rejuvenating stay at Bluefin Bay with a hot-tub soak and views of Lake Superior. Managing director Kelly Kimple suggests booking private groups six to eight months in advance to ensure that all details can be accounted for.
Another all-inclusive option is a group trip canoeing, hiking and exploring the Boundary Waters with Wilderness Inquiry, which can accommodate people of all abilities on a trek led by an experienced guide.
For animal lovers, try yoga with llamas at Carlson’s Llovable Llamas in Waconia. This lighthearted class combines stretching and mindfulness as you bond with these friendly, inquisitive creatures. Don’t worry—experienced llama managers ensure a safe and welcoming environment for meeting and interacting with animals.
For the bride who just wants to party, Minnesota has a wide array of watering holes to visit, and safe and stylish transportation options to get you there and back. If you’re lucky enough to have a bridesmaid who’s a great planner, let her take the wheel and book transportation, like Trobec’s Bus Rental or Voigt’s Bus Service, and then map out a few wineries or breweries.
If you want the full experience, put Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria on your itinerary. Rent out the brewery loft and kick back to enjoy bottomless mimosas and amazing food. With a winery, pizza kitchen, food truck, music venue and outdoor games all in one place, good times are ready to roll.
Do you prefer a peaceful picnic overlooking a scenic lake? Make Rolling Forks Vineyards in Glenwood your next stop. Whether toasting to your new life with refreshing Ruby Rhubarb wine slushies or snacking on a savory cheese board, your friends will love the alfresco outing. Or book a private wine tasting for your group, where you can relax near one of their cozy fire pits with a glass of Marquette wine in hand.
More interested in trying out some locacl craft brews? Take advantage of Premier Transportation’s customizable brewery tour. You pick out a few microbreweries in the Twin Cities area, and Premier will take you there.