From Europe to the US and from beach breaks to city breaks, choosing the right destination for a stag weekend can be difficult. It’s always important that you find out as much as possible about what you want from the weekend, as every destination has its own individual gems to offer. These are some of the best destinations that offer everything you could ask for to make the perfect stag weekend.
Despite being one of the smallest capital cities in Europe, Amsterdam should not be underestimated. As the capital of the Netherlands, it is bursting with history and entertainment.
With its liberal attitude to life, it is well known for its special coffee shops and red light district, however there is plenty more to give credit for and to be experienced in this beautiful city. Boasting cobbled streets, winding canals, cafés, art galleries (including the famous Van Gogh Museum), bars and clubs, it’s no wonder Amsterdam is so popular for stag weekends.
Float along the canal with a beer in hand, hire some bikes and cycle around until you end up in one of the many late night clubs to party the night away. For those looking for a city with everything to offer, Amsterdam will certainly not disappoint.
When you think of Prague, images of a dramatic political and economic past are conjured up. However, as well as its incredible history, there is an abundance of galleries, parks, restaurants, beer gardens and clubs which make Prague one of the most exciting stag destinations in Eastern Europe.
The capital of the Czech Republic, there are a number of architectural must sees when visiting from the famous Prague castle on the hilltop, to St Nicholas Cathedral and Charles Bridge which crosses the Vltava river.
For a break after sightseeing, head down to the Old Town where you’ll find narrow cobbled streets full of restaurants and bars where you can relax and enjoy the very cheap Czech beer and hospitality.
When you think of the true, full on, ultimate stag destination, there can be no other contender than Las Vegas. To say that Vegas is an invasion of the senses is a major understatement.
Bright lights, grand replicas of famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, all night casinos, spectacular shows and entertainment, it’s every man’s dream and not difficult to understand why Las Vegas is so popular with groups on a stag party. Named the Entertainment Capital of the World, Vegas is the most populated city in the state of Nevada. It is a Mecca of entertainment enclosed in a desert valley.
“The Strip” is where you’ll find famous hotels such as the Bellagio and Planet Hollywood, and they’ll both be striving for the competitive edge with spectacular shows to entice people to stay there but also for the purpose of pure entertainment; exactly what Vegas is all about. Vegas will definitely provide an unforgettable weekend. In Vegas, anything is possible!
Munich is the capital city of the German state of Bavaria and is located on the River Isar. The home of the annual and world famous Oktoberfest, a two week long festival of beer drinking and music, it’s hugely popular with groups of men who want to drink and be merry.
There’s more to Munich than this renowned festival though. For music lovers, most bars play live music all year round, and beer gardens and clubs stay open well into the night. For those looking for a bit of light hearted tradition, a visit to Hofbräuhaus, one of the oldest breweries in Munich, is an essential when visiting with a group of friends. Not only is it educational, you’ll also get to sample more of the fine German beer which is served in steins typically holding one litre!
With the cities motto being “Munchen mag Dich” which translates as “Munich likes you” it’s impossible not to have a good time here.
Immersed in culture, Barcelona is an essential destination for those looking for a more sophisticated weekend abroad. Standing as the second largest city in Spain, capital of Catalonia and on the shores of the Mediterranean, it is a city whose popularity is justly deserved.
Not only do you have awesome architecture everywhere you lay your eyes, tantalising tapas, all night bars and clubs, you’ve also got the beach right on your doorstep. Las Ramblas, one of the most famous boulevards in the world, is where all the action is with its numerous street entertainers, bars, restaurants and clubs.
And of course, let’s not forget for stags there are few better destinations to visit for watching some world class football than Barcelona, home to FC Barcelona and the Nou Camp Stadium.
If you’re looking for a destination abroad that’s a bit different and has plenty of stag activities then look no further.