My favorite girls and I recently celebrated my bachelorette party weekend in San Antonio! After thinking about the cost, vacation time, etc, it made sense to stay somewhat local. San Antonio was the perfect spot for activities, food, and distance (about 1.5 hours from Austin).
While I had a little bit of stress not knowing the final details of the trip, it was also fun being surprised by the activities! Also, my friend Rochelle planned the perfect party. Read on for details of my bachelorette weekend.
Bachelorette Party Weekend
We took advantage of Labor Day Weekend for a longer trip. Our weekend started Saturday with everyone meeting at Bottling Department Food Hall for lunch. In addition to a bar, this food hall in the Pearl Brewery had plenty of options to choose from, including burgers, sandwiches, ramen, and more.
After fueling up on caffeine, our next stop was a glassblowing class! I had never done this before but had always wanted to try. It was one of my favorite things about the weekend. We got to pick our colors and go through the process one by one (about 15 minutes each) of creating a friendship globe. We could choose to make our orb into an ornament or with a base. Glenn and Ruth of Caliente Hot Glass were excellent! Since glass needs time to cool slowly, we picked up our balls at the end of the weekend. This was a really fun activity, and I would definitely try it again! Plus, we each got a pretty memento.
After the class, we went to our Airbnb house in Tobin Hill to get ready for dinner. (There are lots of cute, spacious houses to rent in San Antonio!) The house was close to all our outings, no more than 10 minutes away. Divided into two sides, the house could fit 5 people on each side with everyone having their own bed. My only complaint is I wish it was one big house so we could all be together, though it was easy to pop next door.
My friend Rochelle, master planner and cook, made us a yummy Tex-Mex dinner of a nacho bar and enchiladas. We fueled up before going out to St. Mary’s Strip, a happening entertainment area, for drinks and dancing. We all wore red, pink, or orange.
The next morning, Rochelle was back at it again with breakfast. After breakfast, we each went off on our separate errands or naps, with a group of us picking up pastries from La Panaderia. This restaurant is known for its pastries and brunch and was busy!
Back at the house, we made tie-dyed shirts, an idea we came up with the night before. Our house had a spacious backyard that was perfect for getting crafty.
For dinner, we went closer to downtown to eat at Toro Kitchen + Bar. This Spanish restaurant is known for its paella and tapas. We ordered plenty of small plates to share. This was a small view of our table and the many plates we had!
After dinner, we stopped by the oldest bar on the San Antonio Riverwalk, The Esquire Tavern. It’s also the home of the longest wooden bar top in Texas! The drinks were great and we were mesmerized by the quality of the ice cubes!
We made a quick walk on the Riverwalk to Howl at the Moon, a piano bar. If you’ve never been to a piano bar, I recommend it. They take requests and play lots of hits. I’m always impressed by the musicians’ vast repertoire and talent. If you’re like us, you’ll do a lot of sing-yelling, and if you’re a bachelorette, they might make you get on stage to shake a tambourine. 😀 It was a fun night!
The next morning, decked out in our fresh tie-dyed shirts, we went on the hunt for brunch. We went through a couple of options because of holiday closures and crowds before we made it to La Villita Cafe. Plenty of breakfast tacos here!
After brunch, we picked up our friendship globes, and just like that, our weekend was over. We had so much fun getting crafty, staying up late, and laughing a lot!
Other San Antonio Bachelorette Ideas
If you’re planning a San Antonio bachelorette party, here are more recommendations you should consider.
Also, check out my San Antonio guide for more ideas. People might not think to visit this historic city, but with all its hidden gems, it’s a city with plenty to do for a weekend getaway.
It was so special to have a long weekend away with some of my girls! With kids and other responsibilities, it’s hard to make time for friends, so I’m grateful for this time away to celebrate. This trip and our wedding/marriage conversations on the trip definitely reminded me that a big life change is on the way! I can’t wait to bring all these faces together again in a few weeks!
Have you had or been to a bachelorette party? What was your favorite activity?
P.S. The top photo is from the Amurica TX photo booth. It was parked outside of a bar on St Mary’s.