Are you a bride or a maid of honor looking to plan your perfect Austin bachelorette party? Then this is the list for you. Austin has become one of the most popular bachelorette party destinations in America and for good reasons. Boasting countless places to eat, drink, and be merry, planning the perfect Austin bachelorette party and weekend trip can be daunting. We’ve narrowed down the possibilities to 5 must-do activities so that all your bachelorette weekend dreams can come true.
1. Check out Rainey Street
This once residential strip turned entertainment hotspot is a must for anybody who is visiting or new to Austin. With an array of unique bars, restaurants, and food trucks, it’s no wonder that this little spot just south of downtown has become one of the most popular areas. Check it out during the day for a chill stroll as you hit up the food trucks, or head down at night and get your drink on.
2. Get wild on Dirty 6th
The infamous 6th street affectionately referred to as Dirty 6th, is a massive collection of bars and clubs that span between Congress Avenue and I-35. After 9 pm, the street closes to all traffic and pedestrians take to the road en masse like a spread-out version of New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. With drink specials at every bar, street performers, and bands at every corner, a night at Dirty 6th will surely be a night like no other.
3. Swim off your hangover at Barton Springs
This swimming hole fed by a naturally occurring spring is one of Austin’s most unique attractions. With over 3 acres of water, plenty of grassy space to lounge on, and a year-round temperature of 68 degrees, Barton Springs is the perfect place to soak up a sunny day and recover from a long night of fun. Be sure to plan ahead though because entry tickets need to be purchased in advance.
4. Do a pub crawl with Hipside Peddler
Ok, so we talked about Dirty 6th, but did you know that there’s a whole other section of the same street known as East 6th? On the other side of the interstate begins a much more lowkey part of 6th that is home to even more bars, breweries, and of course, food. Hipside Peddler is easily the most fun way to check out the best spots that the Eastside has to offer. Equipped with 10 pedaling and 5 non-pedaling seats as well as a sound system to blast your favorite playlist, this mobile bike bar is a truly unique way to do a pub crawl. Did I mention it’s BYOB?
5. Get out on the water and book a tour with Paddle Pub Austin
If you’re looking to beat the heat, see the sights, and experience boat life, Paddle Pub Austin is the way to go. With a bar top running down the middle, built-in coolers, and a kickin’ sound system, the Paddle Pub is Austin’s only pedal-powered party boat with its’ 10 pedaling and 6 non pedaling seats (don’t worry, there’s a motor too). Whether you want to pedal up and down the lake while enjoying a drink or go for a swim at Party Cove, a rental with Paddle Pub Austin will make your trip a truly unforgettable experience.