Bachelorette Party Spotlight: Living it Up Like the Ladies of Sex and the City

15 Oct

Whether you’re a “Carrie” or a “Samantha,” you’ll be sure to be thanks by your bride-to-be with this bachelorette party idea! It can be a lot of pressure as a maid of honor to come up with the perfect bachelorette party for your leading lady’s last hoorah before tying the knot, but if she’s a Sex and the City fan, look no further—an excursion to NYC could be just the thing.

On Location Tours offers Sex and the City tours where you can shop where the fabulous four shopped, eat where they ate, grab a Cosmo where they drank, and see several of the actual locations from the series and movie. But just because you’ll be living large like Carrie and the girls, doesn’t mean you’ll have to be spending like them. The best part about this bachelorette party idea is that there are a variety of tour options to fit every budget and every soon-to-be-bride.

You can opt for a walking tour for $44/person or chose from one of four private limo tours. The private packages range from the $140/person “Charlotte” package to the always-extravagant “Samantha” for $210/person, which includes the Sex and the City Hotspots limo tour with private tour guide, a three-course dinner at a location used on the show, a “Pleasure Chest Kit” for the group (would you expect anything less from Samantha?), and admission to a lounge used on the show with complimentary glass of celebratory champagne. For full details and bookings, visit On Location Tours.

Feeling creative? Skip the tour guide and make your own Sex and the City tour! Put together a list of some of the places from the show you’d like to visit, plan ahead by consulting a map and marking out a route, and—voila!—you and your girls have a customized day in the life of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha. Here are some helpful lists of Sex and the City hotspots:

  • Restaurants & Bars in this guide, iVillage provides you with a list of restaurants as well as some menu suggestions.  They have everything from hotdog stands to fine dining on the list, so there’s something for everyone!
  • OpenTable’s Restaurant Blog many of the restaurants listed here are rather pricey, but check out Centrico for reasonably priced Mexican/Southwestern cuisine.
  • Shopping & Attractions as well as listing bars and restaurants, get a feel for some of the attractions featured in Sex and the City—from Bryant Park to the art gallery Charlotte used to work in.

Big said it best when talking to Carrie’s best friends: “you’re the loves of her life and a guy’s just lucky to come in fourth.” So make your girl’s bachelorette party an event to remember!

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