Find the perfect destination for your hen weekend
Stag do and hen parties are an important rite of passage. They are the final send off. The last hurrah. And in some cases, one hell of a bender! But these days that's no necessarily the case. Not only does marriage not mean you can't have a wild night out, or a weekend away with your mates. But it also doesn't have to mean getting drunk. In fact, some of the most popular hen do activities don't involve a drop of alcohol. Pottery making, spa days and supper clubs can all be done sans booze. And even, abroad. Which brings us onto our topic! Where to host your hen party weekend, and where are the hottest places in Europe to go.
Doing a wine tasting in Bedford, or going on a bar crawl in Hitchin will certainly be fun, don't get us wrong. But if you had the opportunity, wouldn't you want a change of scenery? A bit of sun, sea and sangria during your hen party weekend?
The 5 Hottest Hen Weekend Locations in Europe
Whether you’re looking to party the night away in one of Ibiza’s most exclusive clubs. Indulge in some authentic tapas in Barcelona, or take a river cruise along the Vltava river in central Prague. Europe has something for every bride-to-be and her girls to enjoy on a hen party weekend.
Sit Back and Relax in Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona’s beautiful architecture and mild climate make this a great choice for a hen weekend, regardless of the time of the year. During the day, explore the Sagrada Familia or the Picasso museum and admire the cities marvellous architecture. Delve deeper into the city’s rich history with a guided walking tour of the hills of Park Güell. Or for sun-seekers, spend the day relaxing on the sandy beaches just minutes away from the bustling city.
At night, you can enjoy some of the world’s best tapas bars and cocktail lounges. Why not take part in a group salsa class and take your newly learnt moves out into Barcelona’s thriving club scene!
Keep it Classy in Prague, Czech Republic
Take your hens to the Czech capital of Prague, best known for its architecture and beer, but there’s so much more to this city. If you’d like to see the sights in style, there are countless riverboat tours on offer. Why not take a leisurely cruise along the Vltava river while sipping champagne and watching the sunset?
If you want to take in some of Prague’s culture, visit the world-famous astronomical clock in the old town, and then take a stroll across the Charles Bridge. It’s the perfect place to grab a (cheap) drink and watch the world go by.
Prague is a classy hen party weekend destination in Europe, with fairy tale architecture, picturesque scenery and lots of sophisticated cocktail bars.
Go Mad for Marbella, Spain.
Made famous by the hit show TOWIE, Marbella is an undeniably popular destination for hen party weekends in Europe. And why not? This glamorous resort in Spain has become synonymous with day-time pool parties, beachside restaurants and great hotels.
The classiest resort on the Costa del Sol, Marbella is also known for attracting the rich and famous, with harbours full of luxury yachts. Why not join them on the water with a boat ride or have some sailing lessons? Before hitting the clubs!
Party the Night Away, or Be Totally Chilled in Ibiza, Spain
For sun-loving hens, Ibiza offers miles of sandy beaches for you to lay back on and top up your tan. If you’re not one for staying on the beach, head to the Old Town with its quaint cobbled streets, rows of inviting shops and hidden caves around the coast to explore.
Everyone knows Ibiza is the clubbing capital of Europe, with numerous bars and clubs on offer. So you'll be spoilt for choice if that's what you're after during your hen party weekend in Europe.
Chill in the heat of the outdoor baths in Budapest, Hungary
Budapest has become one of the top hen party weekend destinations in Europe. Due in no small part to its century old thermal baths, spas, and thriving creative scene! Plus the bars are pretty good too!
During your weekend in Budapest, why not take a river cruise down the Danube, or a Segway tour around the city’s historical monuments and parliament buildings? If you’re in more of a 'treat yourself' kind of mood, why not head to the Szechenyi thermal baths for a pamper session to prep for your big night out.
In terms of nightlife, Budapest oozes choice, from trendy ruin bars, to boat parties and outdoor clubs. If you just can’t get enough of its 30ºC baths, why not hit up a bath party, where the thermal baths transform into a lit up pumping party of steam and swimsuits. Budapest guarantees both culture and fun, so you’d be cuckoo not to choose it for your hen party weekend.
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