houston nightlife

If you're looking for a metro area filled with great shopping, fun restaurants, and plenty of nightlife, a Houston bachelorette party should rank high up on the list. Not only is this Southern hotspot bustling with activities to keep everyone entertained, but you can expect warm weather for the majority of the year.

Intrigued by the idea of a girls' getaway to this urban hub set within the Lone Star State? We're walking through all the reasons why a Houston bachelorette party is officially calling your name.

What to Do

Once you've settled into your accommodations, start your daytime itinerary with a casual stroll through Houston's Discovery Green. Set in the heart of downtown, Discovery Green is the city's 12-acre green space known for its picturesque views, public art installations, dining options (be sure to check out Tree House Happy Hour), and more. You'll love experiencing a taste of the city's outdoor beauty, and if you're lucky, you might even catch some live music from the amphitheater.

Once you've had a romp through the park, head over to The Galleria to experience the largest shopping mall in Texas. With over 300 stores to explore, you'll be in a prime setting for some retail therapy with all your closest girlfriends right by your side. While you're in the neighborhood, pay a visit to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park set next to The Galleria. This sculptural fountain is a must-see for any first-timers to the city and makes an excellent backdrop for a group photo.

For a dose of culture during your Houston bachelorette party, The Museum of Fine Arts is just the place. Featuring more than 65,000 works of art, you'll find inspiration at every turn with its highly impressive collection. If you're feeling extra fancy, you can even schedule an afternoon tea with your ladies at the museum cafe which includes a spread of scones and savory treats.

When you're glammed up and ready for a fun night on the town, make your way to Houston's Montrose neighborhood. This pocket made up of four square miles is your go-to for great dinner spots, music venues, and bar hopping. Lower Westheimer is considered the most walkable stretch for nightlight with favorites like Rosemont, Poison Girl Cocktail Lounge, and La Grange

Where to Eat

You can't plan a Houston bachelorette party that doesn't include generous amounts of Tex-Mex, and The Original Ninfa's on Navigation is consistently ranked as one of the very best. This place is famous for first popularizing fajitas in the U.S., but you truly can't go wrong with anything on their menu.

For a spot to please everyone in your group, try State of Grace for classic American fare served in a chic and modern setting. Of, if tropical vibes and elevated pub grub are more your style, Present Company is a must. You'll love the funky neon decor and beautiful patio setting that feels reminiscent of Palm Springs.

Brunch is a necessity during your Houston bachelorette party weekend, and the city has no shortage of great spots to try. Set within The Post Oak Hotel, Bloom & Bee offers the ultimate chic dining experience. Designed to emulate a lush, blooming garden, this restaurant will spoil you with fresh, locally inspired dishes in a gorgeous setting practically made for Instagram. For a more casual atmosphere, Tout Suite serves up a full brunch menu, along with pastries and handcrafted coffee drinks in the East Downtown neighborhood.

Where to Stay

Located in the city's Museum District, Hotel Zaza is a perfect home base for your Houston bachelorette party. This luxury boutique hotel features a collection of impeccably styled guest suites, an on-site bistro, and an outdoor pool. If you need a little R&R in between your city adventures, book an appointment at the hotel's Zaspa for some much-deserved pampering.

You can't go wrong with a stay at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown thanks to its central location and beautiful accommodations. Situated next to the city's theater districts, it’s an especially great choice if you plan to take in a show.

A destination all its own, the Houstonian Hotel & Spa is a secluded haven designed to pamper guests from the moment they arrive. This hotel feels worlds away from the busy city, and with so much to offer directly on-site, it's entirely possible you’ll never want to leave.