Heyyy, ladies! San Marcos, Texas, is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion — but especially the final fling before the ring. It has something for every type of bride and her besties — from relaxing days soaking up the sun while floating down the San Marcos River to a spa-worthy afternoon to one-of-a-kind custom dance parties where you and your squad can unleash your inner Ariana Grande. So, let’s get your party started with the hottest bachelorette party ideas in San Marcos!
1. Book a spa party
Blooming Day Spa, located in a charming bungalow in the historic district of San Marcos, provides a unique and exclusive experience for groups of up to six. Relax and rejuvenate with your friends while being slathered with local all-organic bath and beauty products. With their Spa Get Together package, everyone receives a 50-minute custom massage, hot towel treatment, skin exfoliation treatment, and a paraffin wax dip for hands or feet. Feeling hungry? Snacks are included!
2. Twerk it out at your own dance party
Get those endorphins flowing at your very own private dance party! DivaDance San Marcos offers the hottest adult dance classes — making for one of the most truly unique bachelorette party ideas in San Marcos! Learn up to an hour of jaw-dropping choreography to make you feel fierce and confident. Enjoy shakin’ your booty and whippin’ your hair while dancing to the latest Lizzo or old-school Bey. Choose from a variety of party packages, werk it like you mean it, and create some treasured memories with your squad!
3. Float down the river
Plan a six-hour float trip (including shuttle time) down the crystal-clear, spring-fed San Marcos River with Texas State Tubes (open the first hot Saturday in March to the last Saturday in September). The river’s water is 72 degrees all year long and is among the cleanest water in the country. Its constant, easy flow with limited rapids and drops makes it a great river for beginners. So, come and relax in a tube while your bachelorette crew sips on adult beverages (no glass or styrofoam containers) and has fun under the sun. This refreshing trip down the river is a signature central Texas experience. Just one thing: Don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen!
4. Explore the river under the stars
For one of the most glow-worthy bachelorette party ideas in San Marcos, sign your squad up for a crystal kayak glow tour at Paddle SMTX. This glow-in-the-dark river excursion turns a dark night into a river rave you won’t forget. This 75-minute tour takes you up the beautiful San Marcos River in translucent kayaks (each kayak sits up to two people) equipped with special underwater LED lights. Enjoy an amazing aquatic underwater world as you’re guided on a surreal paddle experience under the stars!
5. Feel the adrenaline rush
Want to check something off your bucket list? Skydive Spaceland San Marcos creates a unique, adrenaline-blasting experience for a big group of girlfriends. They are one of the largest skydiving centers in the world with a private airfield, top-of-the-line equipment, and highly experienced instructors. They have everything to ensure you have a safe, exciting, and comfortable skydiving experience. They even have group rates!
6. Laugh out loud
Looking for pure entertainment? Check out Illusions The Drag Queen Show for brunch or dinner. This celebrity impersonation show features drag queens, musical performances, and comedy routines for a laugh-out-loud good time! Enjoy a breakfast meal and mimosa for brunch or a three-course meal and delicious dessert for dinner. It’s guaranteed to be one of the best bachelorette party ideas in San Marcos — and one you’ll never forget!
7. Release your inner Ariel while exploring San Marcos
Those looking for a quirky and vibrant experience will fall in love with the Mermaid March! On this self-guided tour, your group will have fun locating and learning about the ten 7-foot-tall mermaid statues situated throughout the city. Each statue is uniquely painted and decorated to celebrate the art, culture, and natural beauty of San Marcos. Spice up this adventure by wearing your own scales! Prince Eric, not included.
8. Eat, drink, and play at a local hotspot
Just lookin’ to hang out with your bride-to-be and her crew? Zelicks is the perfect place to quality spend time together and catch up with friends. This 1930s gas station-turned-bar has a trendy yet homey feel and offers plenty of seating for large groups, a well-stocked bar, and a broad pub menu. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and outdoor games while listening to live music and chillin’ on a beautiful patio.
9. Shop ’til you drop
Spend your day at San Marcos Square, the “heart” of the community, where you and your friends will enjoy both of America’s favorite pastimes: shopping and eating! Shop stylish boutiques with the latest trends and always-in-style classics or explore the quirky vintage shops and eclectic galleries. Everyone in your group will find something they can’t find anywhere else. Need a break from all the shopping? Choose from a wide array of locally-owned restaurants and bistros to relax and refuel for another round of shopping!
What are some of your favorite bachelorette party ideas in San Marcos?