Austin, TX is a popular destination for bachelorette parties. Located in the middle of the U.S., it’s a central location with moderate weather and plenty of activities for parties. Austin has activities for all groups, whether you want to party, focus on wellness, or be pampered. You could even do all of this in one weekend!
Having lived in Austin for more than a decade and planned bachelorette parties in Austin for friends, I’ve tried lots of activities and this city does have a variety. If I were planning an Austin bachelorette party today, I would put these things on our schedule.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Austin for a bachelorette party.
1. Find Your Spirit Wig
2. Book a Food Tasting or Tour
Austin is a foodie city with excellent breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Plan a visit to your group’s preferred destination for an afternoon activity. Love food? Book a cooking class, food tour, or cheese tasting! Here are some recommendations:
- My favorite breweries: Zilker Brewing Company, Meanwhile Brewing
- My favorite wine shop: Cape Bottle Room
- Best distillery destination: Fierce Whiskers Distillery
- Cheese tasting: Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
3. Take a Creative Class
Test out your creative side by taking a creative class. Try succulent planting, flower arranging, or watercolors. Here are some of my favorite options:
4. Book an Active Class
If you’re like me, you like sweating with your friends! You can find a variety of classes in Austin, like aerials, spin, and yoga. Here are some of my favorites:
5. Eat Brunch at Electric Shuffle
This restaurant and bar in the Rainey Street District has a great brunch option with small bites, mimosas, drinks, and personal shuffleboard stations. See the shuffleboard party details here.
6. Get a Little Rowdy
If you’re looking for some activities on the risque side, Austin has some!
The Artful Bachelorette is a drawing class that teaches your group to draw a live, clothes-optional muse.
Ranch Hands Cowboylesque is a variety show with dancing, singing, and shirtless cowboys.
7. Get Pampered
Your bachelorette party deserves a little relaxation! Manicures, facials, massages, and full spa treatments are here. Check out my favorite spots – Viva Day Spa and Milk & Honey Spa.
8. Enjoy the Lake
Lady Bird Lake is great for paddleboarding and sunset cruises while Lake Austin is ideal for taking a boat out and swimming. Here are some companies to check out:
9. Immerse in an Escape Room
For an adrenaline-pumping activity, try an escape room. These themed rooms have puzzles that challenge you with an overall mission. It’s great for friends who are analytical and a test on teamwork. The Escape Game in Downtown Austin is well done and one I’d recommend.
10. Go Out
Dinner, drinks, and dancing are my ideal way to celebrate. Austin has numerous classy bars with excellent cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails for a casual time. Then, dance it out! Here are my quick recommendations and check out this post about the best restaurants and bars for more.
- Restaurant: Odd Duck, Yamas
- Bar: Nickel City, IYKYK
- Dancing: Barbarella, Outer Heaven
You can’t go wrong hosting your bachelorette party in Austin. As you can see, there’s plenty to do!
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