This past weekend, my friends and I traveled to Austin, TX for a quick weekend getaway. It was so fun to be reunited and spend some time together since the only time we get with everyone together is during holidays. We caught up over drinks, food, and ended our trip with a boat day around Austin. Here’s a peek into our quick but jam packed fun weekend.
Where we stayed
We rented this Airbnb for our weekend in Austin since there were so many of us. We did our research beforehand and made sure the apartment had great reviews. We had more than enough space and didn’t need to rent a car since it was centrally located. We were right where all the action was and had plenty of space. Since it was walking distance to all of the bars and many restaurants, I wouldn’t necessarily say it was in the quietest area ;), but it was ideal for a bachelorette/group trip.
Where we ate
Lunch: We were craving a good margarita when we landed in Austin, and heard great things about La Condesa. It was a great spot to get a couple of drinks and have some tacos before heading out for the day. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant.. it was packed for lunch!
Dinner: A few weeks back, we made reservations for dinner at Perlas Austin. I was surprised at how quickly reservations fill up even weeks in advance, so make sure to call 2-3 weeks ahead for your favorite restaurant. Since Marc and I went to Stubbs BBQ last time we visited Austin, I was so excited to try Perlas because I had heard awesome things. Some of our favorites: the oysters were super fresh, the grouper, surf & turf and gazpacho. We ordered a bottle of champagne to toast to Lucy’s engagement and another bottle of red for our dinners. We finished our dinner with Salted Butterscotch Pot de Creme which was as good as it sounds. Yum!
BBQ: On our last night we felt like we had to try some BBQ while we were in town, so we stopped at Cooper’s BBQ. You pick your meat and they price it based on how much you choose. I ordered turkey with mac and cheese and corn- it was so good! I really liked the atmosphere.. it was super casual and we were exhausted from a long day on the boat, so it was perfect. No reservations necessary.
Sugar Craving: The last time I was in Austin, I tried to get into Voodoo Doughnuts but there was a line around the block! This time, we went super early and were able to pick out some doughnuts to start our day. They were so good. My favorite was the apple fritter!
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Where we drank
Day drinking: I love Rainy Street so much and I was so excited to go back this trip. Each bar is unique, many of which were old houses converted into a spot to hang and drink. Since it was so hot, drinks were much needed, and we headed there to start our trip on Friday afternoon after lunch. Some of my favorites are the Container Bar and Clive Bar.
Night out: We went out to West 6th St. since we were out on Rainy Street earlier. We went to Parlor & Yard and Green Light Social. We walked past a couple others and peaked our heads into Lux Bar for some free champagne, and called it a night. We spent most of our time at Parlor & Yard, which had a cool dj, and reasonably priced drinks. Green Light Social was fun for dancing and we went out to the rooftop bar for an “adult capri-sun”.
We rented a boat.
Renting a boat was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. With it being so hot during the day, it was fun to jump in the lake and cruise around. We rented a giant pontoon boat from Float On Boat Rentals , which was really fun. We were able to bring our own drinks, and it was so nice not to worry about driving since our boat came with a captain! If you’re visiting Austin in the summer, I definitely recommend renting a boat or being out on Lake Travis or Lake Austin.. it was so much fun, and worth every penny.
Thanks for an awesome weekend, friends. It was so much fun!!