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

Thursday

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

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

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)

http://www.zilkerboats.com/

  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

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

Morning

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

Daytime

  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

Shop

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

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Wellness

  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

Night

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

Drinks

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

Party

  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.

East

 

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

West

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 https://clarksaustin.com/reservations/

512-297-2525

Clarksville: Josephine House-Open Table

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

 

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

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

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

Central

 

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

 

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

Downtown

 
Lambert’s-Sunday only https://lambertsaustin.com/menus/
 
P6
https://www.thelinehotel.com/austin/bars-restaurants/
 
Caroline’s https://www.carolinerestaurant.com/caroline

512-518-6443

Austin Proper-The Peacock

https://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

http://1886cafebakery.simplesite.com/

South

Reservations
Eberly
https://eberlyaustin.com/reservations
 
June’s-accepts reservations
https://junesallday.com/
512-416-1722
 
Aba-Plan far ahead
https://www.abarestaurants.com/austin/reserve/
 
Bouldin Creek Cafe-tables limited to parties of 6 or less
https://www.bouldincreekcafe.com/
 
Cafe No Se
https://cafenoseaustin.com/reservations
 
Odd Duck
https://resy.com/cities/atx/odd-duck?date=2022-01-08&seats=2
Website: https://www.oddduckaustin.com/
 
Carpenter Hall-Carpenter Hotel
https://carpenterhotel.com/eat-drink/carpenters-hall/
512-682-5300
 
Mattie’s at Green Pasture
https://mattiesaustin.com/
 
1417 ATX
https://www.1417atx.com/reservations

 

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

512-291-2881

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

West

Private Dining

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Venue

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

Central

 

Private Dining

 

Event Venue

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

North

 

Private Dining

 

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

 

Event Venue

 

Brentwood Social House https://www.brentwoodsocial.com/
bsh-rental

 

Downtown

 

Private Dining

 

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

 

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

 

Parkside  https://parkside-austin.com/

 

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

 

La Condesa  https://lacondesa.com/

 

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

 

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

 

Rainey

 

Private Dining

 

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

 

Event Venue

 

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

 

Parlor Room https://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.

Comedy/Improv

 

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

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

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

Games and Recreation

 

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

 

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

 

Highland Lanes https://highlandlanes.com/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Roller Skating https://playlandskatecenter.net/

 

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

Art/Museums/Creative

 

Event:

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

Sculpture Garden

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

Museum

 
Blanton Art Museum-Free Thursdays

https://blantonmuseum.org/

Tours, Guided Events, Classes

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

 

Austin Eats Food Tour
https://www.austineatsfoodtours.com
 
Austin Detour
https://austindetours.com/tours/real-austin-tour/
 
Austin Art Walk Tour
 https://atxartwalk.com/

 

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

 

Austin Wine Tour
https://winetoursaustintx.com/
 
The Expedition School
https://www.expeditionschool.com/
 
ATXcursions
https://atxcursions.com/
 

Classes

 

Cheese

 

Antonelli’s
https://www.antonellischeese.com/collections/cheese-classes 
 

Coffee

 
Greater Good:
https://greatergoodsroasting.com/collections/learning

 

Cocktails

 
Roosevelt Room Cocktail class:
https://www.therooseveltroomatx.com/cocktailclasses