Ideas for a Bachelorette Party in Rhode Island

by Kent Page McGroarty

Plan a bachelorette party for a bride-to-be from Rhode Island. The tiny Ocean State, as it is known, is big on activities for the water-loving bridal party, with its miles of beaches. Options exist, of course, for non-beach parties, such as spa resorts and winery tours. Ask the bride for hints to help you plan the perfect night or weekend.

Beach Trip

Rhode Island has many beaches to choose from, including Atlantic Beach Park (atlanticbeachpark.com) in Westerly, which features amusement parks, bumper boats, batting cages, gift shops, mini golf, an ocean view cocktail lounge and a 1915 carousel. Captain Roger Wheeler State Beach (riparks.com) in Narragansett offers a picnic area and children's activities, making it an ideal spot for bachelorette party members with children. Easton's Beach (eastonsbeach.com) in Newport features a skateboard park, free weekly summer concerts and a banquet hall for corporate and private events. Beach season is generally from Memorial Day through Labor Day, though some state park beaches may have lifeguards on duty from June or July through Labor Day only.

Spa Weekend

Book a spa weekend with your girlfriends for your bachelorette party, such as the spa at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport (newport.hyatt.com) on Goat Island in Newport. Spa services include massage, seaweed wraps, skin, hair and nail care, scrubs and facials. An indoor pool and an outdoor saltwater pool are also featured. The Providence Biltmore (providencebiltmore.com) has a spa featuring body treatments, massage, nail care, bridal services, and hair and makeup services. Stone House in Little Compton (stonehouse1854.com) is an 1854 seaside resort that features aroma stone therapy massage, deep tissue massage, sugar scrubs, facials and reflexology treatment.

Water Activities

Enjoy a day or weekend of water activities on Rhode Island's 400 miles of coastline. Remember to review all Rhode Island waterway rules; call local harbormasters with any questions and have skilled professionals accompany you, if necessary. The Kayak Centre of Wickford in North Kingston (kayakcentre.com) offers kayaking instruction and tour,s as well as rentals and sales, throughout the year. Experience parasailing in New Shoreham via Block Island Parasailing and Watersports (blockislandparasail.com), which offers six-passenger ride-along boats so those who are not parasailing still can enjoy the water. The Newport Diving Center (newportdivingcenter.com) offers diving instruction, charters, sales and rentals.

Winery Tours

Book a winery and vineyard tour for the party. Newport County is home to three wineries, including Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth (greenvale.com), a Victorian farm named on the national and state Registers of Historic Places. Diamond Hills Vineyard in northern Rhode Island's Cumberland area (favorlabel.com/winery) is renowned for its berry pinot noir wines, including cranberry apple and blueberry. Langworthy Farm Winery in Westerly (langworthyfarm.com) features daily wine tastings.

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