From my little pony to polo, it’s time for brides to wrangle up their best gals and enjoy some quality time before the big day. Saddle up and make a bachelorette weekend more memorable (and instagrammable) with an equestrian theme, whether your crew is more Annie Oakley or Gigi Hadid. Below are three west coast bachelorette destinations made for horsing around.
Channel your inner “Pretty Woman” at a polo-themed affair: Soak in the last of your single days in one of the west coast’s single most stunning destinations, the American Riviera, while enjoying one of the most beautiful spectator sports. Santa Barbara’s polo season is a bucket list experience for anyone whose idea of a good time is posting up in the polo lounge, enjoying local wine and beer tastings, and partaking in the famous mid-game divot stomp Pretty Woman. Plan around one of the season’s most celebrated events, the Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy held July 15–22, or take in a match any Sunday from May through October 14 at the historic Santa Barbara Polo Fields. Special experiences and packages can be arranged through Belmond El Encanto (pictured above), which serves as a perfect retreat offering an array of favorable amenities, including the pool with forever views of the city below.