Texas Girls Trip: The Best 3-Day Bachelorette in Austin
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Austin is a unique city full of live music, outdoor activities, delicious food, and the list goes on. What more can you ask for when planning a girls getaway or bachelorette party? For those who are looking for a mix of fun, relaxation, and spending time outdoors, this one’s for you.
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Hotel Van Zandt
Where Southern hospitality meets Austin's vibrant music scene in a harmony of luxury and style.
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The LINE Austin
Once home to a jazz club in the late 1960s, The LINE is part of Downtown Austin history and holds a cultural legacy within its chic accommodations and welcoming lounge areas.
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A wallet-friendly South Congress go-to for kitsch and colorful rooms, a sweet boutique and fun pool scene.
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Day 1: Arrive in Austin
You’ll probably arrive in Ausin midday, and luckily the airport is a quick Uber ride away from all the action. Check in to your hotel and be sure to stop at a store on your way for snacks and any drinks you’ll need for the weekend.
TAKE A STROLL NEAR LADY BIRD LAKE
Once you’re settled into your hotel room, make the best of the last few hours of daylight by heading to Lady Bird Lake and walking on the scenic trail before sunset- it’s always nice to get outside after a long flight.
GRAB SOME PRE DINNER COCKTAILS
Austin’s cocktail scene is impressive so head over to Garage, a trendy bar wedged in a parking garage to try some of their delicious craft cocktails.
DINNER AT WU CHOW
Make your way downtown for some incredible modern Chinese food. Wu Chow is known for their fresh ingredients and delicious cocktails.
EXPLORE RAINEY STREET BARS
For a cool and semi-relaxed night out, check out the bars on Rainey Street. Think lots of outdoor patios and live music. Bars here are unique and tend to air more on the divey side, which is a fun contrast to the more lively bars we’ll soon get into.
Day 2: Exploring Texas
GRAB A COFFEE
Whether you’re staying at one of our partner hotels and have free coffee & breakfast available at the hotel or want to check out one of Austin’s many great coffee shops, you can’t go wrong. Paperboy, Revolucion, Try Hard Coffee or Figure 8 are a few good ones.
Group fitness is a fun way to get your endorphins going. One of my favorite ways to do this is through private group yoga classes. Your instructor will meet you in a park (or space) of your choosing and bring everything you need, from yoga mats to curated playlists. Another fun option is dance cardio, which will surely get your heart pumping and get everybody laughing.
ENJOY A CUTE BRUNCH
For a quirky brunch experience, check out Launderette in the Holly neighborhood. It is a laundromat turned trendy American restaurant and is a perfect spot for groups of women.
RELAX AT THE SPA
There’s nothing better than a little relaxation when on vacation. In the midst of the wild weekend, make an appointment for a massage or facial at Milk + Honey. They have a variety of treatments to suit everyone's tastes.
SPLASH AROUND AT BARTON SPRINGS
If the spa isn’t the vibe you’re going for, Barton Springs is a fun place to hang out when the weather is nice. There is an entry fee (and alcohol isn’t allowed) but splashing in the natural pool is a nice way to relax and spend the afternoon.
INDULGE IN UPSCALE TEX MEX FOR DINNER
A trip to Austin isn’t complete without some amazing Tex-Mex. I cannot pick a favorite between ATX Cocina, Suerte and El Alma. You can’t go wrong with any of these places (or their lengthy list of margaritas!)
BAR HOP ON WEST SIXTH STREET
Day 3: Final Day
KICK THE HANGOVER WITH A COLD PLUNGE & SAUNA
If you’re with a group that loves wellness, heading to Ocean Lab for a cold plunge and sauna session is a unique bonding experience after a night out. The staff is amazing and can accommodate groups up to around 12 people to fit in the sauna. Groups of two at a time will have their turn at the cold plunge - it’s not necessarily pleasant, but afterwards everybody will reap the benefits.
GET BREAKFAST TACOS
GO BOATING ON LAKE AUSTIN
Grab your Whiteclaws and head to Lake Austin to spend some time in the sun. Your capitan will pick you up and take you around the lake for three to four hours. Some boats even have slides and lilly-pads on board. Make sure to hit party cove and link up with other fun groups on the water!
DINNER AT ABA
Get ready for fresh Mediterranean food that will knock your socks off. Great food and drinks in a beautifully designed setting (and gorgeous outdoor patio) makes for the perfect dinner.
POST-DINNER DRINKS AT WHISLERS
Close out your girls weekend with delicious drinks in a cool rustic bar on the East Side located in a hundred-year-old building. Whisler’s even has an Oaxacan mezcal speakeasy upstairs that opens around 7pm on the weekends.
Need to Know
Themed nights are always a fun touch. From cute and classy cowgirl, to denim on denim, to doing something quirky like wearing mullets, there are plenty that fit in with the Austin vibe.
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This itinerary is part of our ongoing series on travel to Texas.
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