The legen-wait-for-it-dary Barney Stinson very aptly put it when he said, ‘Whatever you do in this life, it’s not legendary unless your friends are there to see it.’
There is just something about having your friends with you that makes every experience better. Whether it’s lazing around doing nothing in your basement or attending Burning Man, as long as you’re with your guys, it’s bound to be a night to remember.
That being said, nothing can top a holiday with your best buds. Traveling and exploring new places with your friends is living the literal dream. It is the perfect opportunity to take the reins of your bachelorhood and indulge in new and exciting experiences.
However, it may be hard to finance a trip to Krabi or Amsterdam if you’re a student or a fresh graduate. Luckily, the U.S. has no shortage of fantastic holiday destinations that are perfect for a boys-only trip.
If a trip with your boys is on your bucket list, let us help you tick that off by sharing our top favorite ideas for a guys’ trip within the U.S.
Let’s get started.
This hardly comes as a surprise, but Las Vegas is the number one destination on our list. This landmark Nevada city is famous for many reasons, not the least of which is its fantastic nightlife.
It is an extremely popular destination for bachelor parties (remember The Hangover?), so why not have a pre-bachelor party of your own? A boys’ trip to Sin City can be an enthralling experience, even if you don’t go completely off the hook.
Let’s look at some fun activities you and your boys can check out in Las Vegas.
Explore Westeros at the new Game of Thrones attraction in Las Vegas. It doesn’t matter whether you identify as a Stark or a Lannister, a visit to our favorite imaginary world brought to life will be an experience like no other.
Live out your NASCAR dreams by driving a race car at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A few laps around the course will have you feeling no less than Bill Elliot himself. Make sure not to turn it into a game of dodging cars with your buds.
Blow off some energy at one of Sin City’s infamous Beach Clubs. With fully stocked bars, live DJs, and gorgeous women all around, it is a surprise that Las Vegas isn’t just known for its beach clubs. Spend the late afternoon partying away with your friends at one of these happening joints.
Alternatively, if a beach club isn’t your vibe, you can stop by a Gentlemen’s Club, complete with fine alcohol and a classier pool party of its own.
We’re sure your Vegas dreams culminate with a topless revue at a Nightclub. While you won’t be able to find the traditionally popular showgirls around the city anymore, there are plenty of viable alternatives at nightclubs.
Great Smoky Mountains
Perhaps what you want from your boys’ trip is less of a party and more of an adventure. If that’s the case, we recommend heading down to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that borders North Carolina and Tennessee.
Part of the Appalachian Mountian Range, a trip to the Great Smokys offer the ultimate thrill and adventure. You only need to ensure that your boys love the outdoors because otherwise, they may not have as much fun on this adventure-lovers trip.
Here are some things you can do with your buds in The Great Smokys.
Go Hiking on one of the many trails located within the Great Smokys. There are trails for beginners and experts, so no prior experience is required. Just remember to pack your hiking gear and carry plenty of water.
Camping is a popular bonding activity among men, so why not take a Backcountry Camping trip in the Great Smokys? Reserve a shelter or campsite for your group and spend a night under the sky, roasting marshmallows and making lifelong memories.
Whitewater River Rafting in the Great Smokys is definitely for you if you like water adventures. Glide through the lush, white river, with the wind blowing in your face and the gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains at your behest. This is an activity you don’t want to miss out on.
Try ziplining across the mountains if you and your boys enjoy the adrenaline rush. As you fly at speeds of 25 mph, 150 ft above the ground, the feeling of fear and excitement will be incomparable to anything you’ve ever known.
The final place on our list is for those of you looking for a getaway with the boys that is fun, relaxing, and not too crazy. New Orleans is a hidden gem perfect for a guys’ trip.
With a vibrant nightlife and fantastic music, a trip to the Big Easy is bound to be just what you and your buds need. New Orleans is a diverse city with strong cultural communities and historical significance.
That means you can be both a traveler and a tourist in Crescent City.
Here’s what you should plan to do on your boys’ trip to New Orleans:
Fishing is a classic male-bonding activity that is fun and not strenuous. Prepare your fishing gear and take your boys to the nearest pier for a lazy fishing afternoon.
Explore the Nightlife in the vibrant Crescent City. You can sit back and enjoy live music in the French Quarter or hit up a nightclub in the Downtown area. Either way, it’s bound to be a fun night for you guys.
A boys-only trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so you must make the most of it. Get together with your guys, pick your destination, and set off on the trip you’ll remember for years to come.
We hope you learned something from this article; if we missed anything, please tell us in the comments below.
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