Getting married is a monumental step for every person out there. It’s a day you won’t forget, from the “I do’s” to the dance floor and everything in between.
As great as the wedding day will be, there is one infamous pre-wedding event that every groom and bride can’t miss out on: the bachelor and bachelorette party.
If you’re looking for a fun place to make the memories of a lifetime and have one last bonding moment with your best friends before the big day, we know just the city for you: Austin, TX.
Here are 5 spots to check out for your next bachelor and bachelorette party in Austin.
1) Hike before you get hitched
Getting some good cardio in and working those muscles is a sure fire way to get your adrenaline pumping, and your mind and body ready for the big day.
Visit Barton Springs, a natural swimming hole, for a quick swim or go kayaking in downtown Austin with your friends. If you’re looking for some serious cardio before the big day, take a long hike in the Greenbelt.
2) Have a night out on the town
There is no way you haven’t heard of Austin’s night life. A night out on 6th Street will be one for the books (or may only end up being a few fragments in your memory). 6th Street is one of the most iconic streets in Austin, and it’s one of the major reasons for Austin’s famous reputation as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Music lovers out there will also find live music almost every night of the week at places like Maggie Mae’s, The Mohawk, Stubb's and many more!
6th Street isn't the only nightlife option in Austin, though. Be sure to check out Rainey Street, a stretch of historic houses turned into unique bars, East 6th for a more laid-back and hip vibe, and 4th Street for some delicious food and cocktail options.
3) Explore Austin's art scene
Austin offers many great “picture-friendly” locations (read: Instagram-friendly) to capture your last hurrah with your best friends. Check out the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, stop by Jo's Coffee's famous "I love you so much" mural wall, and don't miss Daniel Johnston's "Hi, How Are You" frog near the UT Campus.
4) Eat to your belly's content
Many people who visit Austin can assure you that the city of Austin is obsessed with food. And they're not wrong; we are a ravenous, exploratory bunch. From breakfast tacos, to pizza, to ramen, to sushi, to BBQ, to ... okay, we'll stop here. Point is, you'll never go hungry in this city, but you'll always be hungry for more.
5) Drink up
It's a celebration, after all! And there is no way you can have your party in Austin without visiting a brewery, which we have in droves. We love Hops & Grain, Jester King Brewery, Austin Beerworks, Independence Brewing Co., Zilker Brewing Company and (512) Brewing Company - just to name a few.