Austin: For The Music Maven
Brews, tunes, barbecue and so much more...Austin is the cool bride’s destination of choice for a bachelorette trip. Stay somewhere kitschy that’s easy on the wallet like The Austin Motel, with its retro kidney-shaped pool and vintage-y plastic lounge chairs. Not in the mood for chlorine? Look into the local-beloved tradition of tubing and float yourselves down the Guadalupe River. This location allows alcohol, so pack a small cooler and be sure to rent an extra tube for it. Don’t stress about dinners costing a fortune, either. Not like we needed one more thing to love about barbecue, but it’s ability to fill up a crowd without breaking the bank is almost as great as the taste. Visit ‘cue institutions like Kerlin BBQ or Franklin Barbecue for down-home eats and a casual atmosphere that’s anything but uptight.At night, check out live music along 6th street, which has iconic venues like Maggie Mae’s and Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar that can keep the whole group jamming ‘til the wee hours. Or for another unique experience, visit the weird and wonderful Container Bar for cocktails in an Instagram-friendly space made of seven repurposed shipping containers. It’s pure Austin awesomeness.
Swimsuits to Pack for Austin:
Different is beautiful, and in Austin, it’s something that’s celebrated. A two-piece swimsuit like the Smocked Yellow Bowknot Front and Floral Bikini, which features birdies a-singin’ just like the musical acts you’ll catch at night, fits the bill. For a one-piece bathing suit, prepare to fall in love with the Black One-Piece Swimsuit with Blue Tie-Dye Effect. The tie dye-inspired motif is low-key winning at fashion but the silhouette is substantial enough for an all-day tubing expedition.