Congratulations! You found “the one!” And now you’re in a Friends episode, “The One Where Your Name Here is Having Their Bachelorette Party.” Your bash is going to be as memorable as your wedding because you’re having it in paradise, a.k.a. Palm Springs. Great choice! When you’re not out and about, you can enjoy a cocktail or mocktail lounging poolside in the sun with your own Rachel, Phoebe, and Monica.

But first things first: you’ll need a place to stay, and a buyout is just the ticket. Our boutique hotels have quite a few options to choose from, all with different aesthetics and budgets. Let’s get going:

Bachelorette party properties in Palm Springs 

The huge sparkling pool in the back of Limón Palm Springs boutique hotel in Palm Springs, California

The Limón Palm Springs pool. Photo courtesy of Limón Palm Springs

Limón Palm Springs — Six large suites with private patios, a shared kitchen, and dining area. Mostly steel and windows, with pops of bright yellow — like the sun here in Palm Springs, and just as warm and inviting.

Yara Hotel — Seven rooms and three suites all done up in modernist (what I call) Moroccan. Each room/suite is steps away from the pool. It’s great for a smaller party, or you can double up. There’s a heated saltwater pool and a firepit. With its clean lines and white sandy exterior, it’s the opposite of fussy.

The Marley — With its pink and black motif, it’s reminiscent of the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel. This nine bedroom and nine bathroom property has a gorgeous Viking catering kitchen, a spacious pool, and a fire pit. Able to accommodate up to 22 guests.

A gilded elevator cage that has been converted into a bed frame at Dive Palm Springs

The Paris Suite at Dive showcases a 1919 brass and copper elevator cage. Photo courtesy of Dive Palm Springs

Dive — Eleven rooms, yummy property with a great pool. Lots of places to have one-on-ones and the rooms are delicious, just like the food. Oh, did I mention there’s a soundproof room so you can keep the party going after the 10 p.m. noise curfew?

Spirit of Sofia — She’s a very pretty girl, with two pools: one is a lazy teardrop dipping pool, and the other a rectangular beauty. There are 20 rooms and the outdoor space is divine — it’s all very posh and breezy country home.

Trixie Motel — While it’s not cool to bring your bridal party to a gay bar, it is cool to rent out the entire Trixie Motel, designed and owned by Trixie Mattel of Ru Paul’s Drag Race fame. It’s all very Barbie, and it’s absolutely memorable. Seven rooms and suites around the teardrop pool.

Throw your own party

There are a lot of great places to go for a meal, but you can elevate the experience by getting a personal chef for a day, a night, or for the entire weekend. Here are all the personal chefs with five star ratings in Palm Springs:

That’s The Spirit — No one has to pour or get stuck behind the bar making drinks if you get your own bar/bartender. 

MOGO Silent Disco — Palm Springs has a noise curfew, but if you hire Mogo Silent Disco, you can party into the wee hours (as long as you don’t sing too loud!)

Daytime playtime

Vintage airplane seats at the PS Air Bar in Palm Springs, California

Get the vintage airplane experience at PS Air Bar. Photo courtesy of Visit Palm Springs

PSAir — It’s like a plane but it’s on the ground. Sundays are Broadway Bound brunches. 

Reforma brunches — Held on Saturdays. Themed, and you’re encouraged to dress up. Past themes: Disney Princess, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift (1989) … you get the idea. Need a costume? Go thrifting.

Play Lounge — All the games, all the fun. Non-fussy food, fussy bevvies.

420 Bank — Dispensary with pool, pinball, board games, giant chess, and live entertainment.

Boomers — Celebrate the kid in you with mini-golf, a huge arcade, bumper boats, and Go-Karts.

Social Cycle — Get your cardio and your drink on by pedaling to some of the fun bars in PS.

Hike Tahquitz waterfall — Go early. It’s gorgeous and not very hard. About one hour hike in, 35 out. Great way to start your day.

Horseback riding — Smoketree Stables is the place to experience Palm Springs the way the pioneers did.

Escape Room Palm Springs — Show off your bridal teamwork by solving the crime and getting out before the timer goes off. I had a blast.

Earthy day trips under an hour

Joshua trees against a blue sky and clouds in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park. Photo by Catherine Garcia

Giggling with Goats — Holy goat yoga in Indio! 

Integratron (it’s a sound bath with an interplanetary connection), then lunch at Pappy & Harriet’s, followed by a self-guided Pioneertown tour. Insta-worthy.

Joshua Tree — It’s a national park with rock formations and Joshua trees. Uncontaminated by settlements, it’s planet Earth in all of her unmanned glory. There is an artist’s scene in town.

If you’re going out for dinner, check out this post that should help you make a decision.

Late night drinks

Truss & Twine — Very L.A.; open until 12:30 a.m.

Seymour’s — A small speakeasy open until midnight, located in/at Mr. Lyons.

Reforma — Nightclub open until 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Tryst Bar & Lounge — On Indian Canyon, open until 2:30 a.m. (industry spot).

Fireside Lounge — This is a local’s spot. Nothing fancy, but has pool tables outside and karaoke inside. You’ll have to take an Uber. It’s near the airport but in the dispensary concentrated section. Open ’til 2 a.m.

For entertainment, check out our monthly events blog. That should get you well on your way to making your bachelorette celebration The One That You and Your Besties Never, Ever Forget.

Cue Friends theme song.