Sorry, Chris Harrison; this article isn’t based on the “most dramatic moments in Bachelor history.” We’re focusing on the coolest places the contestants have visited while filming the show.
We won’t lie; the destinations seem amazing. (Before hometown dates, Becca’s landing spots included Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Richmond, Virginia; and Nassau, Bahamas.) Here are the coolest spots the show took their contestants recently, in our opinion. These are the places we’d visit in a heartbeat.
Ben’s season: Mexico City, Mexico
Our favorite bachelor traveled to Mexico City with the final 11 women. Highlights included visiting the ancient city of Teotihuacan, cooking authentic fare in a local restaurant, and walking the runway during Mexico City’s fashion week.
Why you should visit: the thriving art scene, legendary nightlife, and flavorful cuisine (street tacos, tamales, and more)
JoJo’s season: Punta Del Este, Uruguay
The show opted for this gorgeous, under-the-radar destination in South America, where JoJo swam with seals, walked on the gorgeous beaches, and went cliff jumping.
Why you should visit: the unspoiled beaches, friendly locals, historic 18th-century architecture, and Anthony Boudain’s favorite sandwich, the chivito, a massive steak variety with melted cheese
Nick’s season: Lapland, Finland
This winter wonderland hosted Nick for a helicopter ride with reindeer views, an insanely cold ice bath, and other wintertime activities.
Why you should visit: its 39 national parks packed with wildlife, vibrant Northern Lights, and steamy sauna culture
Rachel’s season: Rioja, Spain
The bachelorette stomped grapes in the Rioja region and explored the area of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, where Game of Thrones filmed for season seven.
Why you should visit: The region is home to the country’s most famous vineyards; you can participate in the Running of the Bulls and tour the bucket-list city of Barcelona.
Arie’s season: Tuscany, Italy
What better place to enjoy pizza and a picnic than Italy? Arie also hunts for truffles and attends the opera during his time in Tuscany.
Why you should visit: its history of art and science, charming villages, and award-winning wine
What’s your dream destination?
By Ali Harrison // Photo courtesy of ABC/Paul Hebert