Why Austin is a Top Bachelorette Party Destination
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 just what you need. Ranked as the #5 most popular bachelorette party destination (BACH), this city has everything you need. From the amazing food and drinks to the world-class music venues, here are top reasons why Austin is the perfect place to celebrate:
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.
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. Both weekends have a nearly identical lineup and the fest is really well run.
Plenty Of Free Fun
While these two huge festivals aren’t too cheap, Austin offers plenty of free fun for bachelorettes to enjoy without having to spend an arm and a leg for drinks or cover charges.
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.
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 make your ordinary party into a super memorable one. These CowBoys are bartenders, butlers, lasso throwers, aspiring models, amateur photographers, snack fetchers, and much more.
Austin has a unique marketplace that offers something for everyone, from urban stores to outdoor boutiques. There are plenty of opportunities for deals, too! 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 checking out South Congress first.
Food, Food & Food
Austin has one of the most thriving food cultures in America. Its culinary scene is diverse, with everything from Tex-Mex to high-end French cuisine. You can find anything from BBQ brisket sandwiches to foie gras and caviar. You won’t find many chain restaurants near downtown (unless they’re local, like Torchy’s or P. Terry’s), which means all of your options are unique and can only be found in Austin. If you’re not looking to spend much money, head to one of our many food trucks and get an authentic taste of Austin at an affordable price!
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.
Austin is a prime spot for bachelorette weekend. Hope this short guide tells you a little bit as to why!