You or one of your best friends has gotten engaged, huh? You know what that means: it’s bachelorette party time!

If you’re planning on having the party in California, you’ve got lots of options, from the wineries of Napa Valley to the lively desert oasis of Palm Springs. So, grab your suitcases and penis straws, ladies, and read on to learn more about some of the best places to have a bachelorette party in the Golden State.

Palm Springs

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This once-quiet city has become a popular destination for groups of exuberant tiara-wearing, sun-worshipping, vodka-tonic-drinking young women. Palm Springs is known for offering a lot of the same things as Vegas, but without the crowds, lines, and bottle service prices. The town’s main street, Palm Canyon Drive, is walkable and a bus service shuttles partiers around town. There are several restaurants and bars, as well as a number of gay clubs. Palm Springs also offers a few spas for ladies to indulge after a night of revelry.

Napa Valley

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Wine. Lots of wine. Need we say more? OK, we’ll go a bit further.

In addition to gorgeous surroundings and, of course, wineries, Napa Valley also has fantastic restaurants, bars, and spas. Bachelorette parties who want to stay in the Valley can base themselves in downtown Napa or Yountville; both are hip and accommodation is often within walking distance of great restaurants and shopping. Make sure to hit Napa Valley landmark Mustards Grill!

There are numerous companies offering wine tours and drivers. For groups who want to save a little money, head to Heitz, which does free tastings. Another fun option is Whitehall Lane; this winery also offers cooking classes (with wine served throughout the class), and at the end there is a great three-course lunch.

San Diego

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America’s finest city is “fine” for a reason: it has amazing weather year-round, gorgeous beaches, and awesome neighborhoods filled with great restaurants and bars. Some fun, walkable neighborhoods to consider include the Gaslamp Quarter in the heart of downtown, North Park, downtown La Jolla, and Little Italy.

In addition to San Diego’s beautiful beaches there are great outdoor activities in the area including hiking (look up Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve), kayaking, and biking. San Diego is also about an hour away from Temecula, an up-and-coming wine region.

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