Daily Do: Things to do in Austin on a girl's trip

What to do on a girls trip to Austin

There are so many fun things to do in Austin especially on a girl’s trip.

Austin is full of fun things to do:cool restaurants, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boards, swimming, bars, music venues and of course, an abundance of places to get the perfect Selfie . We have provided you with a one stop shop for everything you need to find all the best things to do in Austin on a girl’s trip.See below for an Itinerary, list of brunch spots, private dining and event venues for celebrations with your friends and family, especially important for Bachelorette weekends, as well as group activities such as a tour of the city on an e-bike or renting a boat at Lake Travis. Don’t want to wade through a ton of options? Check out our short list for three choices under each category based on type of place or activity and time of day.

Girls Trip Itinerary

Use our curated itinerary for planning what to do on a girls trip to Austin


Girls Trip

Group Activities, Private Dining, Fitness, Events and Tours-see full list

Thursday: South Congress

  1. Austin Motel for Sunset Pool Session, drinks at Pool Bar or head to nearby San Jose Hotel or South Congress Hotel (check out 1st Thursdays at South Congress Hotel)
  2. Go See the bats at the S Congress Bridge (coming from the South go underneath the bridge to the right, grass hill for viewing, people have their preferences though between underneath and standing on the bridge)
  3. Stay on South Congress and do dinner at Perla’s, Home Slice or Lucky Robot
  4. Finish your night with live music and dancing at either Continental Club or C Boys


Friday: East Austin:

  1. Start out with breakfast at Austin Classic Juan in a Million
  2. Walk down to the park and go on a walk around Lake Austin, head to either Austin Paddle Shack, Live Love Paddle or Epic Sup to rent a kayak or paddle board (for alternative option further west try The Rowing Dock, use the former options to stay East) beat the crowds during the day or for more social option check out The Sandbar later in the day or over the weekend
  3. Stretch out and unwind with yoga at Practice Yoga on E 6th St
  4. Grab lunch at Nixta Taqueria or Sour Duck
  5. Play some pickleball at Pan Am Park or rent bikes and explore Govalle Park/Walnut Creek Trail
  6. Before dinner drinks at Shangri-La and Happy Hour/Dinner at Licha’s
  7. Grab a drink at Milonga Room Speakeasy or Ah Sing Den
  8. Party the night away in the East 6th Street social entertainment district (Whistlers, Liberty Bar, White Horse, Volstead and more)


Saturday:  Everywhere

Alternative Options: Tubing, Hill Country Wine Tours, Street Art or Food Tours, boat day or pool cabanas-see here for full list of options

  1. Brunch (link) at True Food, Irene’s or Carpenters Hall see full list
  2. Spa Day at Viva Day Spa or Milk and Honey, alternative head for a refreshing swim at Barton Springs Pool
  3. Grab a blanket and some beverages and do a park hang at Zilker Park
  4. Mural and Selfie Tour of the City  http://austin365stag.wpengine.com/murals_in_austin
  5. Head to Mozart’s on Lake Austin or Coffee and Dessert, alternative options Mayfield Park (Peacocks) and Laguna Gloria Sculpture Garden
  6. Head up to Mt Bonnell for lake and skyline views
  7. Do drinks/dinner at Beer Plant (vegan/vegetarian gastropub)


  1. For more relaxing night head to South Austin for South Austin Beer Garden, Armadillo Den or Moontower to turn up head back Downtown
  2. Ease your way into the night by heading to Upstairs at Caroline, then begin your exploration of Dirty 6th, don’t forget to ride the Bull at BuckWild, if you want to dance check Coconut Club, Greenlight Social and Barbarella’s/Swan Dive

-Alternative option-Rainey Street


Sunday: Everywhere

  1. First thing head west to Tiny’s Milk and Cookies for Mocha Latte or espresso drink of choice and pastries

Alternatives: Shopping day or Day Drinking Extravaganza

Shopping (For full list of vintage shopping and boutiques view here)

  1. Shopping Day 
  1. Brunch at June’s All Day or Cafe No Se
  2. Work your way towards Downtown through all of the shops and boutiques along S Congress, ending at Music Lane for luxury retail
  3. Snacks and Drinks at Fareground
  4. Movie at Violet Crown Cinema and/or more shopping on 2nd street
  5. Wrap up your night with one last cheers and view of the Lake and Skyline at P6
  1. Day Drinking Extravaganza
  2. Brunch at Banger’s for their famous “Manmosa’s”
  3.   Join into the debauchery all around you on Rainey Street (Idle hands, Bungalow,     Icenhauers to name a few)
  4. Finish off the night with one last great meal at Red Ash!

Short List

The Short List for planning what to do on your girls trip to Austin

We want to make it easy to Plan Your Girl’s Trip to Austin. The short list for things to do in Austin on a girl’s trip. Don’t want to wade through a ton of options? Check out our short list for three choices under each category based on type of place or activity and time of day. Including specialty food stores, wine, beer and liquor, breakfast tacos, spas, fitness options, dinner and food trucks. Mix and match to fill each day with all Austin has to offer.

The Basics

  1. Dai Due
  2. LoLo Wine
  3. Antonelli’s


  1. Veracruz
  2. Wu Chow
  3. Cafe No Se


  1. Food Heads
  2. Tiny’s Milk and Cookies
  3. Zanzibar Rooftop

Get Outside

  1. Zilker Park
  2. Barton Springs
  3. I love you so much mural


  1. Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds
  2. East Austin Succulents
  3. Allen’s Boots



  1. Love Cycling
  2. Sanctuary Yoga (available for private events)
  3. Viva Day Spa

Date Destinations

  1. Justine’s
  2. Milonga Room
  3. Laguna Gloria Sculpture Garden


  1. Esther’s Follies
  2. Peter Pan Mini Golf
  3. C Boys


  1. Upstairs at Caroline
  2. Hotel San Jose
  3. Lichas


  1. Barberella’s
  2. Bungalow
  3. Coconut Club

The Brunch guide for planning what to do on your girls trip to Austin

Things to do in Austin on a girl’s trip as long as it rhymes with brunch. No Girl’s trip to Austin is complete without a solid brunch game plan. We broke it down for you by region and whether they accept reservations or not.  For the complete breakdown of each place check out Darn Good Places (add link to morning map) for vibe and what to expect. Otherwise you can’t go wrong with any of the restaurant options listed here.



Main activity areas:

E 6th St, Chicon, E Cesar Chavez St, E 7th St, Manor Rd, Rosewood, Airport, MLK, Webberville
E Cesar Chavez St: Jacoby’s  http://www.jacobysaustin.com/reservations/ 
E Cesar Chavez St: Grizzeldas http://grizzeldas.com/reservations/
E Cesar Chavez St: Sawyer and Co http://www.sawyerand.co/brunch-menu
E 7th St: Gabrielas-no reservations http://www.gabrielasdowntown.com/
Rosewood: Hillside Farmacy-walk-in’s only for brunch http://hillsidefarmacy.com/
Windsor Park: Hank”s  http://www.hanksaustin.com/reservations-private-dining
E 6th St: Counter Cafe http://www.countercafe.com/ 512-351-9961
E 6th St: Suerte http://www.suerteatx.com/reserve-table/ 512-953-0092 reservations@suerteatx.com
Manor Rd.: Dai Due http://www.daidue.com/reservations 512-524-0688
Rosewood: Paperboy http://www.paperboyaustin.com/ 512-910-3010
Holly: Launderette http://launderetteaustin.com/austin-launderette-article


Main activity areas: Clarksville, W 6th St, Far West 6th St, Tarrytown and Rosedale

W 6th St: Irene’s  http://irenesaustin.com/ (512) 298-0853  WALK-INS ONLY! Limited reservations for parties of 10+ are offered based on availability only by emailing events@irenesaustin.com. Reservations are not offered during weekend brunch.
W 6th St: Clarks Oyster Bar http://clarksaustin.com/reservations/


Clarksville: Josephine House-Open Table

http://josephineofaustin.com/ (512) 477-5584 


Lin Asian Bar http://www.linasianbar.com/
True Food http://www.truefoodkitchen.com/locations/austin/
Better Half

Walk up and order at the counterLarge outdoor seating space 512-645-0786 http://www.betterhalfbar.com/

Spread and Co http://www.spreadandco.com/W



Lutie’s accepts reservations http://www.luties.com/#intro


Foreign and Domestic-accepts reservations-Sunday only http://fndaustin.com/contact-us/


Lambert’s-Sunday only http://lambertsaustin.com/menus/
Caroline’s http://www.carolinerestaurant.com/caroline


Austin Proper-The Peacock

http://www.properhotel.com/austin/restaurants-bars/the-peacock/ Reservations & General Inquiries 512.628.1410 info@thepeacockaustin.com Private Dining Room Reservations

Driskill-1886 Cafe and Bakery



June’s-accepts reservations
Aba-Plan far ahead
Bouldin Creek Cafe-tables limited to parties of 6 or less
Cafe No Se
Odd Duck
Website: http://www.oddduckaustin.com/
Carpenter Hall-Carpenter Hotel
Mattie’s at Green Pasture
1417 ATX


Elizabeth St Cafe http://www.opentable.com/r/elizabeth-st-cafe-austin


Private Dining and Event Venues

The Private Dining and Event Venue guide for planning what to do on your girls trip to Austin

Things to do in Austin on a girl’s trip when you need to host a party or entertain your friends and family. Austin is the ultimate destination for bachelorette weekends and other group celebrations so we put together this list of all of the places that have private dining options as well as event venues. Live your best life and enjoy a little southern hospitality.

Private Dining

Event Venue


Private Dining

Jeffrey’s and Josephine House-Cocktail Parties, Seated Dinner, Full Restaurant (Indoor and Outdoor), private room options http://www.jeffreysofaustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/JEFFREYS_Events_Deck_Web_LowRes_
Nightcap-W 6th Clarksville http://www.nightcapaustin.com/

Menu: http://www.nightcapaustin.com/menus/

Lin’s Asian Bar and Dim Sum-W 6th-Clarksville http://www.linasianbar.com/about-us/

Email: info@linasianbar.com Phone Number: 512-474-5107

Walton’s Fancy and Staple-W 6th- The Hideaway Room http://www.waltonsfancyandstaple.com/catering/the-hideaway-room

Irene’s http://irenesaustin.com/private-events/

Event Venue

Umlauf Sculpture Garden http://www.umlaufsculpture.org/private-events
Bull and Bowl http://www.bullandbowl.com/events



Private Dining


Event Venue


Commodore Perry Estate http://aubergeresorts.com/commodoreperry/events/event-spaces/


Austin Film Society http://www.austinfilm.org/


Antonelli’s  http://www.antonellischeese.com/collections/in-person




Private Dining


Uchiko  http://uchikoaustin.com/private-dining


Event Venue


Brentwood Social House http://www.brentwoodsocial.com/




Private Dining


Olamaie Inquire for private dining at The Chef’s Table or Outdoor patio http://olamaieaustin.com/ 


Simi Estiatorio http://simiatx.com/private-dining-and-parties


Parkside  http://parkside-austin.com/


Lonesome Dove-Downtown http://lonesomedoveaustin.com/private-dining/


La Condesa  http://lacondesa.com/


The Caroline http://www.carolinerestaurant.com/group-dining
Wu Chow http://wuchowaustin.com/group-dining
Event Venue
Violet Crown Cinema http://austin.violetcrown.com/rentals


Roosevelt Room: http://www.therooseveltroomatx.com/events




Private Dining


Emmer and Rye  http://emmerandrye.com/private-events


Event Venue


Banger’s Rainey http://www.bangersaustin.com/pages/privateevents


Parlor Room http://parlorroomatx.com/private-events/

Group Activities

The Group Mentality for planning what to do on a girls trip to Austin

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Things to do in Austin on a girl’s trip that brings everyone together. Nothing makes a glass of wine or cocktail taste better than a celebration after some friendly competition, adventure or anything related to water. You will find anything here from a Stunt Ranch and Zipline to roller skating and pontoon boats.  It’s your trip, do you but we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make this Girl’s Trip the best it can be.



The Hideout Theatre http://www.hideouttheatre.com/

Esthers Follies http://www.esthersfollies.com/

Vulcan Gas Company http://www.vulcanatx.com/

Games and Recreation


Smash ATX http://www.smashatx.com/


Pinballz Arcade http://www.pinballzarcade.com/


Highland Lanes http://highlandlanes.com/


Butler’s Pitch and Putt http://butlerpitchandputt.com/


Peter Pan’s Mini Golf: http://peterpanminigolf.com/


Texas Playboys Sandlot Baseball: http://texasplayboysbaseball.com/


Roller Skating http://playlandskatecenter.net/


Bouldin Acres Pickleball http://www.bouldinacres.com/




Canopy-First Fridays http://www.canopyaustin.com/

Sculpture Garden

Laguna Gloria http://thecontemporaryaustin.org/exhibitions/betty-and-edward-marcus-sculpture-park-at-laguna-gloria/


Blanton Art Museum-Free Thursdays


Tours, Guided Events, Classes

Capitol Cruises    http://www.capitalcruises.com/bat-watching/


Austin Eats Food Tour
Austin Detour
Austin Art Walk Tour


Mural/Selfie tour:  http://austin365stag.wpengine.com/murals_in_austin


Austin Wine Tour
The Expedition School







Greater Good:



Roosevelt Room Cocktail class: