Ladies, it’s time to get the gang back together! While things may be looking up, it’s possible not everyone in the group is ready to get back to the jet-setting life they lived before. With tons of restaurants and ample opportunities to catch up with the girls, Downtown Houston is the perfect destination for a much-needed staycation. Not sure what that looks like? Let us paint the picture for you.
RELAX, REFRESH RECHARGE
Because nothing says relaxation like a trip to the spa, it’s imperative that this is on your itinerary for the weekend. From body scrubs and massages to facials and treatments, Downtown has it all. Our pick? Pure Spa at Marriott Marquis. Soothe your skin with the Deep Cleansing facial, de-stress with a Customized Touch massage or settle down for a good ole mani/pedi [or go all in and do them all!].
SWEAT IT OUT
Working out may not be everyone’s favorite way of spending quality time with friends, but if it is your jam, you’re in luck! If you love a good spin sesh, head to RYDE for a premium indoor cycling experience. These rhythm-based classes will leave you motivated, energized and excited to spend the day with friends.
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH #DOWNTOWNHOU
One of the best things to do on a girls trip is make a few resys and order everything delish on the menu. It’s no secret Houston’s food scene is topnotch—which means you have some difficult decisions ahead. With that said, whether you’re looking to indulge, have a casual sit-down situation or a mix of both, there’s a table just for y’all!
For dinner that’s Insta-worthy, yet delicious: Batanga
DO IT FOR THE GRAM
When you’re not documenting your dishes and drinks, you’ll definitely want to capture the incredible street art that livens up the neighborhood. From the Astros-themed creations to the #MadeinHOU murals, this city’s art scene is the perfect addition to your grid.
Since the early days of the hood, Main Street and Market Square have always been where the party’s at. With a string of bars and clubs that can only be described as quintessentially #DowntownHOU, a stop here is a must. From dive bars and wine getaways to 80’s-themed hangouts and street patios, there’s a spot here for everyone to let their hair down.
BRUNCH WITH THE BESTIES
Who doesn’t love a good Sunday brunch? We highly recommended wrapping up your weekend getaway with a scrumptious late morning meal. Some of our favorite brunch items are the carrot cake french toast at Osso & Kristalla, the Hill country chicken and waffle at MKT Bar and the crab cake benedict at Hearsay Gastro Lounge (Market Square & On the Green).
**GIRLS WEEKEND IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON: 3 DAY ITINERARY**
Start your morning with breakfast and coffee at Day 6 Coffee Co. — we recommend the Lavender Latte (hot or iced) and a kolache of your choice (brisket, boudin, sausage or vegan)