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Why Host Your Bachelorette Party In Austin

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If you’re looking for the ultimate bachelorette party destination, look no further than Austin, Texas.

You don’t need to visit Las Vegas or Miami to celebrate your last night as a single lady – Austin has everything you need. Ranked a top bachelorette party destination in the nation, this city has everything you need for a getaway you’ll never forget.

From the amazing food and drinks to the world-class music venues, here are top reasons why Austin is the perfect place to celebrate: 

1. Vibrant Nightlife

Austin has a vibrant nightlife scene with a variety of entertainment options. Whether you’re looking for rowdy and outrageous, or laid-back and low-key, there’s something for every type of bride-to-be. From dancing until dawn at a club to sipping cocktails on the porch of an old house in East Austin, there are plenty of options to choose from. Dirty 6th, East 6th, West 6th, and Rainey all offer unique vibes that will fit whatever you’re going for.

2. Music Festivals

Calling Austin the live music capital of the world is not a stretch, as it’s home to two of the biggest music festivals in the country. SXSW happens every spring and takes over the city for two full weeks. Unlike a traditional music festival that’s confined to one outdoor space, SXSW is held at hundreds of venues across town. Music is probably the most fun aspect of the festival, but it also covers tech, film, education, and culture.

If you’re looking for a weekend of festival fun, look no further than Austin City Limits (ACL). Held over two weekends in October, you’ll see the top musical artists of the moment mixed with indie bands waiting to make it big.

3. Plenty of Free Fun

While those two festivals mentioned above aren’t too cheap, Austin offers plenty of free fun for bachelorettes. For those who are looking for nightlife without breaking the bank, Austin offers tons of happy hours and drink specials where you can find cheap beer on Tuesdays or discounted cocktails on Thursdays. If you want to hang out with your girls on a budget, then you’ll be hard-pressed to beat what’s available in this city! Zilker Park is our suggestion for a free day of activities.

4. The Cocktail CowBoys

There are only two cities in the country where you can hire a Cocktail CowBoy, and Austin is one of them! These party hosts can turn an ordinary party into the highlight of your trip. These CowBoys are bartenders, butlers, lasso throwers, aspiring models, amateur photographers, snack fetchers, and much more. You can learn more about the Cocktail Cowboys here.

5. Shopping 

From urban stores to outdoor boutiques, Austin has a unique shopping scene that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a cute top, a cowboy hat, or something more unique, there’s no shortage of small shops around town that have all sorts of goodies. We recommend starting your shopping spree at South Congress.

6. Food, Food & More Food

Austin has a thriving food culture that you don’t want to miss. Its culinary scene is incredibly diverse, and you can find anything from BBQ brisket sandwiches at a Tex-Mex joint to foie gras and caviar at a French bistro. You won’t find many chain restaurants near downtown (unless they’re local, like Torchy’s or P. Terry’s), which means your options are unique to Austin. If you’re not looking for a quick meal, head to one of the city’s many food trucks to get an authentic taste of Austin at an affordable price!

7. Music All Around Town

Austin is known for its live music scene, and they have some of the best jazz, blues, country and rock bands in the world. No matter what kind of music you’re into, you’ll find it all around town. If you want to see the best cover bands in Austin, head to The Continental Club on Wednesday night. You can also catch up-and-coming new artists at Antone’s on Thursday night. And if you want to hear some original music by local artists, be sure to stop by Stubb’s BBQ every Tuesday night.

Bachelorette Party in Austin

Whether you’re into live music and nightlife or great food and shopping, you really can’t go wrong with a bachelorette party in Austin! Now that we’ve convinced you that Austin is your bachelorette destination, here are some activities we recommend adding to your itinerary. If you want some help planning your trip, we can’t recommend Bach Babes enough. They’ll help with your itinerary, decorations, or anything else you may need. Just don’t forget to plan a party with the Cocktail Cowboys!