So… one of your besties is #engagedAF, and you and the rest of the bride-squad are planning a much-needed weekend getaway for her Charleston bachelorette party… OR maybe she’s a COVID Bride who had to cancel her dream-wedding & get married virtually during quarantine, and now it’s time for you to make lemonade from the lemons (with some vodka perhaps!)
Either way, it’s time to give your queen the celebration she deserves by planning the best.weekend.ever! Despite all of the new COVID rules and regulations that are trying to block your #SquadGoals, you can still slay your Charleston SC Vacay or Staycay! Here’s a list of 8 COVID-Friendly Activities in Charleston, South Carolina that are actually fun for bachelorettes, #wifelorettes, boss babes, and girl squads!
1. Kick-off the festivities with an over-the-top ladies night
Thanks to COVID all bars stop serving at 11 PM which means less time spent barhopping, and more time partying it up at your rental/hotel with your squad. You might as well get stocked up and decked out from the get-go. Pick a fun Charleston bachelorette party theme with matching outfits and decorations (we love wigs, animal print, and cowgirl hats!) Have your playlists and hashtags ready, and of course, plenty of champagne and party games to fuel the fun.
2. Learn a dance routine with a DivaDance Party
DivaDance is a great way to get your group moving and booty-shaking during the festivities! Glow up that fiance into an official FEYONCE with a Beyoncé-themed bachelorette dance party – great for any level of dance experience (for real) and perfect for some TikTok-able content. You’ll learn actual choreography that will turn your group into an official dance crew. Choose the upgrade option to add chammy and make it a Sip & Slay party.
Bachelorette Party Dancing in Charleston starts at $40 per person and you can choose your song (not limited to ‘Yonce – you can choose Lizzo, Biebs, or maybe even a boy band throwback!) Bring your group into the studio or DivaDance will come to your Airbnb! No matter what, it will have all the ladies in formation by the end!
3. Cruise around Downtown Charleston on bikes
In Downtown, Charleston biking is the best way to get around and cover some ground (plus, how photo-worthy are beauties on bikes?!) From King Street to The Charleston Market, to The Waterfront Park, and The Charleston Battery – your squad can easily check off all of Charleston’s most Instagrammable photo spots and still have time to duck inside a bar or two for some cold ones along the way. Check out Holy Spokes or Affordabike for more info on bike rentals.
4. Have some fun in the sun at Folly Beach SC
In the midst of this global pandemic, Folly Beach is the best beach for a Charleston bachelorette party. Besides spending all day sippin’ rose while maxin’ and relaxin’ on the beach, you could go surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, or even rent a golf cart and explore the whole island. Check out the Morris Island Lighthouse, and stroll down the “Walk of Love.” Bring a can of spray paint… you’ll see 🙂
5. Explore Charleston’s waterways by boat
No trip to Charleston South Carolina is complete without getting salty. Upgrade your beach day with a private boat charter, and get the best of both worlds. Cruise the Charleston waterways in luxury while enjoying beautiful views, and sippin’ on booze with your private #MermosaBar. Ask your Cappy to take you to one of the many exclusive beaches that are only accessible by boat, so you can get #shipfaced for the bride-to-be’s last sail before the veil.
6. Visit Deepwater Vineyard with Crafted Travel
The “Sippin’ Wadmalaw Island Tour” is a scenic Lowcountry drinking tour that’s perfect for a Charleston bachelorette party. First, you’ll stop at the Angel Oak Tree for pictures then onward to your Wine Tour at Deep Water Vineyards. Finish your tour with a seasonal craft beer at one of Charleston’s local breweries. Your group can enjoy door to door transportation with your Personal Guide as y’all sip your way through Wadmalaw Island in their luxurious limo fleet, or upgrade to a party bus.
7. Enjoy live music at The Charleston Pour House
The Charleston Pour House is one of the top music venues in Charleston. You can enjoy free live music 7 days a week on their outdoor deck for FREE. For their night-time ticketed shows your squad can reserve a table and get your groove on safely. Be sure to book one in advance cause they sell out fast!
8. Go on a scavenger hunt or a photo challenge
Whether your squad is #boujee, boozy, lazy, or a lil’ bit crazy- a scavenger hunt or photo challenge will keep you entertained while experiencing the best things to do and see in Charleston… and of course, you’ll end up with epic pics for the Gram! You could use one of these templates created especially for a Charleston Bachelorette Party as inspiration, or create your own. Break into groups or stick together, and spice it up by adding prizes for the winning team.