Today stag and hen-dos are more popular than ever, and thanks to a rise in experience days and quirky activities there’s also a lot more to choose from. If you pick the right location you can take your pick between a relaxing and cultured break or a wild weekend away, or even go for a bit of both and keep the whole group happy. We’ve picked our favourite stag and hen-do destinations at home and abroad, all of which will leave you spoiled for choice. Look out for seasonal events like Oktoberfest and new quirky experiences including cocktail making, crazy golf, dress-up themed nights and much more.
Top hen-do destination UK – London
Sometimes the best hen-do destinations are the most obvious. After all, they’re probably popular for a reason. If you’re not sure exactly what you want to do or you’re looking for a bit of everything then look no further than London. The UK’s capital really does have it all, from luxury spa hotels to quirky clubs and themed nights. Plus, you can make this trip as budget friendly as you like or splash out and hit all the sights for a grand tour weekend.
Shoreditch is perfect for trendsetters; this up-and-coming location is a big favourite with young urbanites thanks to its unusual clubs and eccentric crazy golf scene. For something more luxurious, hotels and swanky restaurants all over the city offer themed afternoon tea experiences including a classic afternoon at the Ritz or why not try a more exotic cocktail afternoon tea experience.
Top hen-do destination Europe – Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is known for its famous club scene and wild party nights, but there’s a lot more to this sunny local then all that. If you want to soak up the rays but can’t quite decide between a peaceful stroll on a quiet beach or a crazy night out, then Ibiza might just be the answer. Go all out and dance the night away and recharge with a poolside siesta. Alternatively, if wild nights out aren’t really your thing, Ibiza has plenty to offer in the way of golden beaches and a charming old town serving up traditional tapas in a tranquil setting. Ibiza can be notoriously expensive if you’re looking to go all out, but you can do a long weekend for less and save by taking a more relaxed approach.
Top stag-do destination UK – Edinburgh
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The Scottish capital of Edinburgh offers up everything a man could want for a stag-do. As one of the most popular cities in the UK, you’re guaranteed a lively nightlife scene, but its old buildings and winding streets also offer up plenty of culture as well. Famous landmarks like Edinburgh Castle are perfect for history buffs, or a just a good way to get some fresh air for that hangover and make the most of your trip. There’s also plenty of whiskey experiences to suit all budgets, a classy way to get in the drinks and sample some world-famous Scotch whiskey at the same time. Plus, if wild club nights aren’t really your thing, Edinburgh has one of the best pub-scenes in the UK, ideal for a slightly more refined but no less exciting night out.
Top stag-do destination Europe – Amsterdam
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Just like Edinburgh, Amsterdam is the perfect way to mix culture and nightlife if you can’t decide between the two or fancy winging it and deciding last minute. Famous for its narrow streets and buildings with picturesque canals, Amsterdam offers something for quite literally everyone. Art enthusiasts can explore one of Amsterdam’s famous art museums, or why not really mix culture and nightlife by visiting the iconic Heineken Experience. On top of that, you’ll find bike tours and beer tasting, not to mention all the interesting clubs, pubs and bars offering up everything from trance music to chilled vibes. As a bonus, Amsterdam can be done on a shoestring budget; hostels and flights are relatively cheap all year round and you can sometimes get deals on coaches which are longer but can shave a lot off your costs.
Choosing your location
Picking the right location all comes down to budget and personal taste. If you’re looking to splash out, then there’s no better feeling than hopping on a plane for a proper weekend away. If you’re on a budget, however, why not get more for your buck and stay closer to home. Cities like London have just as much going on as Amsterdam from famous landmarks to whacky activities and experiences.
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