Looking for the perfect outdoor activity for your Austin bachelor party this summer? Undoubtedly you’ll spend nights bar hopping on Sixth or Rainey Street, but what else is there to do in Austin for a group of outdoorsy guys who like being active? From soccer in Zilker Park to floating the Guadalupe River, the options for bachelor party activities in Austin are endless. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit and hiking shoes; these are our best ideas for a weekend of fun in the Texas sun with your friends.
For Soccer FansBubble Soccer
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Reserve field time with Austin Bubble Soccer for 90 minutes of human dodgeball in Zilker Park. Wrapped in giant, inflatable plastic bubbles, you and your friends can slam into one another at lightning speed and still have a soft landing. You’ll get the chance to play two (short) halves of soccer, along with an old-fashioned schoolyard game of sharks and minnows. Make sure that you DON’T drink any alcohol until after you’re done playing, as any sign of intoxication is grounds for a refusal of service. But DO indulge post-game at nearby Zilker Brewing Company for some local Austin beers.
For HikersThe Greenbelt
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With nearly 13 miles of trails encompassing beautiful natural water holes and falls, Austin’s Greenbelt is an outdoorsman’s dream. Getting to the hiking routes and secluded swimming spots requires some navigating the Austin interstate, but any frustration will be worth it. A few of the best places to spend an afternoon on the water include Gus Fruh, a reservoir surrounded by limestone climbing walls and Twin Falls, a favorite natural pool among Austinites. No alcohol is allowed in these areas of the Greenbelt, however, you can drink at Bull Creek, a shallow swimming area with small waterfalls and gorgeous greenery.
For Water BugsRiver Tubing
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To get the true Texas experience, head south of Austin to float the Guadalupe or Comal river. There’s dozens of places to rent inner tubes from, but the closest to Austin are in Martindale —Texas State Tubes or Don’s Fish Camp are both good options. In addition to tubes, you can rent floatation devices for your cooler (a must) and waterproof speakers. Spend the day relaxing, going down a few rapids and drinking beer. Don’t forget to stay hydrated with water and protect your skin with sunscreen — it gets hot in central Texas come summertime!
If to you, leisure means living extravagantly, look no further than Topgolf, where you can tee off from a balcony overlooking 240 yards of green. Both seasoned golfers and newcomers will have fun practicing their swing and hitting golfballs at a series of targets in the outfield. Have food and drinks delivered directly to your bay, including burgers, brunch plates and cocktails, and enjoy live bands and DJ’s on weekend nights.
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Ready to make your bachelor party in Austin an outdoor extravaganza? Then plan a trip to one of these Austin locations when your big weekend arrives! And if you’re still looking to get in shape before wedding day, don’t forget to check out our local personal trainers in the Austin, Houston and Dallas areas.