When it comes to planning your bachelorette bash, the options are endless and often overwhelming. Why not lessen the stress with a weekend that’s close to home but full of adventure here in sunny Sacramento?
Not only is the capital city buzzing with good food, an impressive craft cocktail (and beer + wine!) scene, and activities aplenty (including Farm-to-Fork Festival from September 7-23), but awesome urban accommodations at the Kimpton Sawyer, too. Forget searching endlessly for house rentals (and reading through all the “house rules”) and book your final fling before the ring at Sactown’s hottest hotel.
What’s more, the Sawyer offers a “Suite Bachelorette Celebration” package that’s perfect for brides-to-be who are seeking a stylish soirée with up to six of their nearest and dearest with minimal planning and decision-making needed.
The offer comes inclusive of many bells and whistles, but the room itself—the Penthouse Suite, plus a connecting room—is reason enough to revel. Lavishly large with floor-to-ceiling windows, the 1,291-square-foot palace with chic décor and sweeping views of Downtown Commons (DOCO) and Golden 1 Center is what hotel—and hen party—dreams are made of.
In addition to being greeted with five-star service, part of the package is a “sweet” welcome amenity (macarons in a literal rainbow of colors and flavors for my gaggle of gal pals, plus a bottle of sparkling rosé) and a fully stocked mini fridge and bar with all the beer, wine, spirits, and snacks you could possibly crave.
Another benefit of booking the deal? Since everything on the itinerary—and everything else you could possibly want to add to it (dancing?! shopping?! bar hopping?!)—is within walking distance, there’s no need to designate a DD or hail ride shares all weekend.
A couple of beers, lots of cheers, and too many laughs later, you and your besties will be whisked off to the nearby salon, Trü Encompass Beauty, for blowouts and bubbles. Who doesn’t love to be pampered and have their hair professionally washed, dried, and styled?
Beachy waves in full force, avail of the hotel’s nightly “social hour” for local vino pours in the open, airy lobby, then head to Revival at the Sawyer—sited on the hotel’s stunning third-floor pool deck—for “the Golden State on a plate” and masterfully mixed, seasonal sips. The package comes inclusive of a $100 credit, which can be applied to apps, cocktails, or whatever your friends’ fancy. Finish the evening off by staying for the DJ at Revival, exploring the bevy of other bars at DoCo (Punch Bowl Social is my personal pick!), or heading back to your Penthouse for girl talk, face masks, and a movie marathon.
Rise and shine with complimentary coffee and tea, followed by a “Cabana Experience” at the pool (waived rental fee and a bottle of champagne to help with your hangover and get the day-two party started right).
Depending on your tribe’s vibe, you can spend the afternoon cruising through Midtown on the hotel’s complimentary cruisers (PUBLIC bikes), going wine tasting in nearby Clarksburg (the Old Sugar Mill and Silt Wine Co. always impress), shopping with a personal stylist at nearby Identity Boutique, or having a private Pilates or yoga class inside your (soon-to-be sweaty!) suite. When hunger hits, let the Kimpton’s stellar staff take care of your reservations; trust me, they know all the hautest—and tastiest—tables in town.
On your final morning, enjoy bottomless mimosas and brunch at Echo & Rig, a swanky steakhouse by night with a picture-perfect patio (perfect for people watching!) and menus that change based on what can be picked. Fill up on Belgian-style waffles with house-made whipped cream, seasonal berries, and orange zest maple syrup; or avocado toast with heirloom tomatoes, citrus herb ricotta, roasted shallots, and basil aioli, then sneak back up to your room—or the pool—for one more moment of Zen before saying bye to your best buds—and the most wonderful bachelorette weekend.
Packages start at $5,000; email email@example.com for more info.
-Megan Wiskus, Editor-in-Chief, STYLE Magazine
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