bachelorette party ideas, bachelor party vacations, girlfriends getawaysDon’t look now, but here comes May. June’s just around the corner, and that means…wedding season! If you’re the lucky one in charge of a bachelor or bachelorette weekend, it’s time to start planning! Given the momentous occasion that your (insert one) sister/brother/best friend/co-worker actually found someone willing to take them off your hands, a simple night out just won’t do. Road trip! Whether the guest of honor is the bride-to-be or future groom, there are plenty of options to make some major memories. Let’s assume some measure of restraint shown in your choice of activities. In this age of camera phones, you want to keep any incrimination to a minimum! Using tastefulness as a starting point, why not try a spa getaway, where the emphasis is on rest and relaxation? These are some hotels, inns and B&B’s which offer spa services. Golf trips are another great way to de-stress while enjoying quality time with your friends. Click here to read EscapeMaker’s ideas for Golf Getaways. Diehard sports fans might enjoy a weekend around an away game of your favorite team. Or make a pilgrimage to visit one of the great teams at home, like the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees. If this is a group more at home at the poker table, there are casino resorts springing up all over the Northeast. Put your good fortune and knack with numbers to good use on a gaming getaway. Within driving distance you have the option of getting started on the slots, ramping it up at the races, or going “all in” at a high stakes table game. Check it out. Here’s one for the shopaholics out there, presumably the fairer sex. Bring the bride away on a “shop-till-she-drops” weekend to complete her honeymoon wardrobe. Consider outlet destinations, antique trails, or small-town shopping villages with plenty of charm. We’ve outlined your options here. Where to stay? You can keep your party together under one roof by taking over an entire inn, B&B, or rental property. Look for a property that offers up a bunch of extras to make your experience extra special, such as wine or champagne, chocolate-covered anything, and spa services. A good concierge can help you arrange for local services such as a limo, private spa services, even a fortuneteller. They can also tell you guys where the best steak houses and cigar bars are located. No matter what your destination, you can also check out the local nightlife in advance by reviewing local event calendars.