Austin has quickly earned a top spot amongst the list of go-to destinations for bachelorette parties, and it's no surprise why. Great food, tons of local art and culture to take in, and bustling nightlife that's perfect for an evening out on the town all make Austin a desirable locale for your girls' getaway. But if the 6th Street bar scene isn't your thing (or if you need to detox post-partying), consider a low-key retreat to one of the city's best spas. Here, we share our three favorites—whether you want to spend the entire weekend relaxing or if you want to have a pre-party zen session.
Spend the weekend at Lake Austin Spa Resort
If you're more into pamerping than partying, head just outside of the city center to Lake Austin Spa Resort. The rustic-yet-luxurious locale is perfect for those looking to find their zen, which you'll do in style in one of their chic lakeside cottages. With three pools, a fresh, healthy menu, and activities like cooking, yoga, and boating, you'll want to plan for an extended stay. Book a weekend long trip and enjoy a bottle of rosé by the lake, the resort's impeccable service, and the Tour of Texas Spa treatment, which features a prickly pear scrub, a wrap, and a massage (AKA heaven).
Spend the day at W Hotel Austin's Away Spa
Conveniently located in the center of the city's downtown area, there's ton to love about the ultra-luxe spa experience at the W Hotel Austin. Choose the "Girls Day Away Package" and treat yourself (and your 'maids!) to three hours of pampering. Enjoy a Revive Pedicure, Away Manicure, and Away 75-minute massage before unwinding by their rooftop pool. It's a great option for a bachelorette party that wants just one day of relaxing pre- or post-partying.
Spend the afternoon at Milk & Honey
If a spa pit-stop is more your style, look no further than Milk & Honey. Tucked into the heart of Austin's downtown scene, stop by the spa to have your hair done right before you go out for the night, or make time for a mani/pedi/facial followed by a well-deserved shopping spree at one of the many cool stores nearby.