Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe won’t be traveling to exotic destinations this season, and the location of her final rose ceremony may disappoint fans who are hoping to see a happy ending in a romantic setting.
Instead of a magnificent trip to Belize, or a romantic one-on-one date in Prague, Kaitlyn and her guys only traveled outside the U.S. once during filming. Three episodes were filmed in Ireland, and while that’s an exciting trip to take on ABC’s dime, it certainly doesn’t come close to trips taken by former stars of the Bachelor franchise.
Bachelor Sean Lowe traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Thailand during his season, but “the most hated” Bachelor, Juan Pablo took his ladies to South Korea, Vietnam, New Zealand, and St. Lucia. Bachelorette Andi Dorfman traveled to France, Italy, Belgium, and Dominican Republic, but that was the end of the road for exotic destinations. Bachelor Chris Soules stayed in the U.S. for all but one episode — his overnight dates were filmed in Bali.
Here’s the scoop on where Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe travels this season, including the rather uninspiring location for her final rose ceremony. [Spoilers ahead]
Two-night season premiere (May 18/19), Episode 2 (May 25), and Episode 3 (June 1) – Los Angeles.
Episode 4 – New York City (June 8). Nick Viall will join the cast on this episode.
Episode 5 – San Antonio (June 15)
Episode 6 (June 22), Episode 7 (June 29), and Episode 8, the overnight dates (July 6) all take place in Ireland.
Episode 9, the hometown dates, (July 13) take place in Park City, Utah. Hometowns come after overnights this season — the families of the final two guys are brought to Utah to meet Kaitlyn.
Episode 10 – The Men Tell All special (July 20).
Episode 11 – Season finale (July 27 ). According to Reality Steve, this season’s final rose ceremony will take place in L.A. at the Bachelor Mansion. The only time the finale has ever taken place at the mansion was on Brian Velvick’s season (6) of the Bachelor.
Spoilers indicate that there won’t be a happy ending for Kaitlyn’s final two picks. Perhaps that is the reason for the less-than-exciting final rose ceremony location, although producers made a few other changes this season.
The season started with a twist with both Kaitlyn and Britt competing for the role of the Bachelorette, and then the normal episode order was switched — hometowns were filmed after the Fantasy Suite dates, something that has never been done any season of the Bachelor or the Bachelorette.
Tune in to watch the Bachelorette Season 11 on Monday nights on ABC, or live online using the Watch ABC app.