Nothing is quite as invigorating and refreshing as spending a couple of days with your closest girlfriends, soaking up the beautiful sights of Austin while partaking in fine dining, shopping until you drop, and being pampered from head to toe at some of the most lavish spas that the region has to offer.
If you’re planning a “girls only” getaway in Austin, then you don’t want to miss out on these must-see attractions while you’re here!
Grab Your Walking Shoes and Spend a Few Hours at South Congress Avenue
Before hitting the shops at SoCo, be sure to stop by Jo’s Coffee for a quick pick-me-up to fuel your shopping spree. Their iced coffees can’t be missed! Leisurely meander your way down this historical and vibrant shopping district and take plenty of breaks to pop into the many boutique shops dotting the avenue.
If your tastes are more scholarly, take a peek at South Congress Books where you can browse some of the best vintage bookstore anywhere. Do good while you pick through the clothing racks at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store for vintage treasures, knowing that your purchase is going to a charity to help the less advantaged.
Once you’ve satisfied your curiosity and scratched your shopping itch, sit down for a bite to eat at one of the several outdoor dining venues and enjoy some live music from our talented local bands.
Swing by Hill Country for a Taste of Wine and Local Flavor
Spanning some 14,000 square miles, Hill Country has so much to offer with so little time to soak it all in! Home to music, culture, wineries, and a bustling night life, you simply can’t miss it.
Turn off your cell phones and forget checking the time: Hill Country is for people who enjoy a more laid-back afternoon as an escape from the fast-paced city life. Start in Fredericksburg and get the party started with your choice of the 20+ wineries found in this lush region. After sampling some of their exquisite wines, stroll down Main Street and take your time admiring the art found in the several galleries here.
If you feel like burning off some energy, Hill Country is also the home to several beautiful hiking spots. Depending on how hard you want to push yourself (you’re here to relax, after all!) you can check out Lost Maples State Park, which turns a breathtaking red hue when the leaves changes in the fall. For a little more of a workout, Gorman Falls boasts a 60-foot waterfall in a verdant canyon setting. Don’t miss the famous pink Enchanted Rock, a large granite attraction that draws visitors from miles around.
Once you wear yourself out, pop into the Continental Club for some live music and try to stay calm if you accidentally make eye contact with one of your favorite celebrities. Once you’ve worked up a good appetite, drop into August E’s for some steak or seafood, or grab some stick-to-your-ribs grub at Opie’s Barbeque.
Spoil Yourself at the Award-Winning Viva Day Spa
No girls’ weekend out is complete without a luxurious spa day. Pamper yourself with a Swedish or deep tissue massage or glam it up with a mani-pedi package. At Viva Day Spa you can rejuvenate your face with a soothing facial or microdermabrasion treatment, or sample from the various Med Spa treatments available, including Botox or Kybella. Immerse yourself in the pinnacle of opulence, and emerge completely renewed.
From upscale dining to the best in spa retreats, to boulevards lined with art and tree-dappled hiking trails, Austin has everything at you can dream of for the ideal girls’ weekend getaway.