Top 10 stag do destinations

Now that you've been charged with organising the bachelor party, things have suddenly gotten interesting.

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The ideas start to fill your mind. Will you stay local for a night on the town? Or will you set the bar high and aim for that giant send-off?

You’re right. You want to blow the roof off with that giant send-off. You know the kind – the one where anything goes, the bachelor is free to go wild and no one outside the party crew ever has to know what goes down.

These are the destinations that are just perfect for the job:

Top domestic destinations for a stag do

1. Cardiff

The Welsh capital is an ideal place to party and celebrate your stag do. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, ranging from white-water rafting and quad biking to the more laid back golfing days or city treasure hunts. These activities take place throughout the city and are great no matter what the size of your party.

In short: You can’t go wrong with a stag do in Cardiff.

2. Bristol

Bristol is legendary for its nightlife and the new harbourside development has a plethora of new places where a party of stags can let loose for a night. If you’re a bit of a petrol-head perhaps an off-road driving day might be just what the doctor ordered. Perhaps you’re in the mood for something more sophisticated and want to try a wine-tasting course before you really get in the game when the sun goes down.

In short: Bristol offers something for all tastes.

3. Brighton

A stag do in Brighton? What a novel concept. This seaside city is the destination for stag dos and hen parties thanks to its amazing atmosphere and the virtually limitless variety of entertainment venues. From the zip wire on the beach to the city’s numerous pubs and, of course, playing some mean pinball at the pier. There’s a lot to do and not enough time to do it.

In short: For an unforgettable stag weekend, Brighton is a no brainer.

4. Bournemouth

This British seaside escape is fast becoming one of the hottest destinations for high-quality revelry. With over seven miles of sandy beaches, there’s a lot to love. Try your hand at some water sports or relax on the sand with some fish and chips and a locally brewed ale. As the sun ducks below the horizon, enjoy Bournemouth’s selection of happening late-night clubs and trendy pubs. It’s a stag do in England, with a touch of European flavour.

In short: If you like water sports, Bournemouth is the place to be for a stag weekend.

5. New Castle

It would be a crime not to include the party capital of the Northeast on this list. When it comes to having a good time, Newcastle is the real deal. There are dozens of activities like paintballing or go-kart racing at your disposal. Drinks are cheap and there are plenty of places to drink them. The only thing you need to worry about is making sure you don’t tire yourself out before the real fun begins when the lights switch on.

In short: For a fun and affordable stag do, Newcastle is second to none.

Top international destinations for a bachelor party

6. Las Vegas

No stag do destination list would be complete without Las Vegas. Whether you want to gamble in the casinos, dance the night away in the world-renowned clubs or just hang out by the pool with the guys, Vegas is full of great options for you. If you’re looking for a high-key party vibe, Sin City is definitely the place to go. Keep in mind that Vegas is an expensive city to explore and that it can get fairly cold in the wintertime.

In short: It’s Disneyland for adults, what can go wrong?

7. Amsterdam

This hedonistic city is famed for its picturesque canals and tolerant disposition towards sex, drugs and, well, pretty much anything. Walk the trendy streets in the Jordaan district or explore the various museums such as the Van Gogh Museum during the day. At night, start with any one of Amsterdam’s cool bars and, of course, the famous “coffee shops”. There couldn’t be a better backdrop for a night of socially-permitted overindulgence than the Dutch capital.

In short: For a unique and interesting stag do, Amsterdam is a stellar choice.

8. New York City

Why wouldn’t you want to spend your bachelor party in the Big Apple? It’s full of amazing food and entertainment, sights and a truly vibrant nightlife. Whether you love a wild club or a quiet dive bar, NYC is ready and waiting to provide. You can stay anywhere in the city and be near great restaurants and bars that are perfect for celebrating. You’ll have to be cautious if you’re planning to bring a big group along, though. NYC hotel and restaurant prices are notoriously high.

In short: NYC is an amazing destination, but not so easy on the wallet.

9. Prague

The City of a Hundred Spires is always a great idea, whether you want to take in some culture or planning on a few days of no-holds-barred excess. There are a number of activities on offer such as tank driving and white-water rafting that are sure to keep the boys occupied. If you want something a little unusual, Prague is also one of the only cities that offer a Beer Spa, which should fit the stag do vibe.

In short: For a mix of culture and indulgence, Prague ticks all the boxes.

10. Costa Rica

If you’re with an outdoorsy group, there’s no better destination than Costa Rica. With its beautiful beaches and hikes, your group will be busy from dusk to dawn exploring this beautiful country. Spend your days exploring and your nights enjoying the local nightlife. Just make sure no one forgets their passport!

In short: For the outdoorsman, Costa Rica is an ideal destination.

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