- June 25, 2024

Plan the Ultimate Girls Weekend in Austin


Ladies, Cyndi Lauper said it best, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Which is why it’s long
overdue to get the girls together to experience the world-class city of Austin. While other
Texas cities like Dallas and Houston make the headlines, real, down-to-earth girls know that
Austin is the place to make long-lasting girls weekend memories. Get to know the nightlife and the amazing art scene that only Austin brings.

South Congress is the Place to Shop

If you’re looking for the latest fashion, cute boutiques, or want to bring out your inner cowgirl,
you have to visit Austin’s South Congress district. Some just refer to South Congress as SoCo and it has everything from exotic shops to art galleries. There’s no need to leave the area for a bite because the finest restaurants and authentic street food are everywhere in the SoCo district.

Old Austin Motel Sign
Since 1938 the Austin Motel and its landmark neon sign has been a fixture of South Congress Avenue.

To help keep the mood lively and festive, you can also catch live music at venues like C-Boys and the Continental Club.

Take a Ride On Lady Bird Lake

Fueled by the calm waters of the Colorado River, why not take a boat ride across Lady Bird Lake? After all, the lake gets its name from former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. You can all chip in and rent a
boat to witness Austin’s beautiful majesty from a whole new perspective.

Besides boating, you can spend some quality time with your girlfriends by taking a stroll on the hike and bike trail. Or watch the bats on the world famous Congress Avenue Bridge. Either way, you’ll have a fantastic view os Austin’s breathtaking skyline.

Visit Zilker Park

If you and the sisterhood laugh and feel good about taking that boat ride across Lady Bird
Lake, why not settle for an encore at Zilker Park? There’s plenty of space over 350 acres to
admire some seriously stunning natural beauty. Along the way, be sure to take plenty of
pictures of you and the ladies beside Barton Spring Pool. It is naturally flowing water, and you
can also take a dip to help cool off from the Austin heat.

Spring and summer are the best time to plan a lady’s trip to Austin to witness firsthand the
stunning beauty of the Zilker Botanical Garden. Admire the exotic Japanese gardens and exotic rose plants. When you and the ladies need to take a break, Zilker has an amphitheater that offers free concerts, and even Shakespearian plays and Broadway shows during the summer.

Plan for a Pleasant Fright

While it might seem hard to believe, Austin has some famous haunted spaces. If you don’t mind making a mini scary movie in real life with your lady pals, you can plan a haunted trip with the Haunted ATX company. Forget about arriving in style because a hearse arrives to prepare you for all the haunted legends and supernatural activity associated with Austin. As you tour the haunted areas and places about the supernatural, you and the ladies will get an inside lecture about the different ghosts and some of Austin’s spots that are suspected to be haunted. You can also stay at one of the most haunted hotels in Texas, the Driskill Hotel.

Enjoy the Nightlife at Casino South Side Lounge

After a long day of boating, sightseeing, and having the living daylights scared out of you, you
ladies deserve to relax in style. If you don’t feel like going on a long drive to a Native
American casino
for the bars and exquisite lounges, why not grab a drink and a bite to
eat at Casino El Camino? Meet some new friends, and perhaps your future
significant other at one of the best places on 6th Street.