Round up the groomsmen for a fun-filled bachelor party at one of these cities and towns in Texas. From soaking up the culture and music scene in Austin to navigating the beachfront attractions in Galveston, the list of exhilarating things to do in Texas is nearly endless. Sign up for an interactive tour in Dallas, or toast the groom at the clubs in El Paso. Whether you prefer being in the heart of the nightlife or somewhere more low-key, there are plenty of Texas vacation rentals to choose from. Consider one of these lively Texas cities for your upcoming bachelor party.

1. El Paso

Make El Paso your vacation destination for your bachelor party week or weekend to bond with your friends. Take a ride on the Wyler Aerial Tramway to see the Franklin Mountains, and then let the celebrations begin with drinks at Castillo’s Night Club. Toast the groom with beverages at Club Black Pearl, and then dive into the authentic Mexican fare at Kiki’s Restaurant and Bar. When your groomsmen need an athletic challenge, rock climb at Hueco Tanks State Park, or hike through Franklin Mountains State Park before heading back to your vacation rental for a lively game of poker or a round of drinks.

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2. Austin

If you want a bachelor party that strays off the beaten path, Austin is the ideal destination. Head to Sixth Street to join in the lively nightlife, get a tattoo at Inkery Tattoo, or sit back and puff on some cigars at the Bolivar Cigar Lounge. Head to Pop for a night of cocktails and dancing before retreating back to your vacation rental for some time with just your party. With access to Lake Austin and Lake Travis, you and your groomsmen can hit the waters with a boat tour hosted by Austin Boat Tours and Wave, or opt for some quiet bonding with a fishing excursion. The Nutshell Bike Tour is perfect for the athletic types who want a challenge before hitting the clubs for a memorable celebration.

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3. San Antonio

The hustle and bustle of San Antonio gives you and your buddies plenty of opportunities to have some fun in the water, and even more fun on land. Load up the coolers and rent a few kayaks and canoes from Mission Adventure Tours to relax on the water. If the heat of the sun is too much to bear, cool off with a tour of the Natural Bridge Caverns before heading to the Riverwalk for a night on the town starting at the Lone Star Cafe. Thrill seekers can ride the roller coasters at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, while the outdoor enthusiasts can perfect their golf game at the Brackenridge Park Golf Course. When it’s time to get rowdy, enjoy the dueling pianos at Howl at the Moon, or rock out to the live music at the Davenport Lounge.

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4. Dallas

Dallas is a mecca for nightlife and entertainment fit for a bachelor party. Sign up for a day or evening on the Dallas Tacos and Margaritas Coach Tour, or the Dallas Wine Tasting Tour, which features live music on a motorcoach. You can also showcase your honky tonk dancing skills at Cowboys Red River, or bust out your hip-hop moves at Candleroom. When you and the boys need a chill day in the city, take a boat tour on the Spirit of Dallas, or try your luck with a scenic shuttle ride to Winstar Casino. Get active by hiking the Katy Trail, or practice your swing with 18 holes at Stevens Park Golf Course.

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5. Corpus Christi

Opt for some fun in the sun with your buddies with a vacation rental in Corpus Christi for close proximity to sandy beaches, crashing waves, and beach front nightlife. Explore 75 miles of shoreline in Corpus Christi with a fishing trip hosted by Saltwater Keith’s Guide Service. The Yachting Center of Corpus Christi sponsors boat and dolphin tours, perfect for an afternoon with the guys. When you want to dive into the city’s nightlife, head to Club Rio or Pure for some eclectic drinks and ambiance. Estela’s Night Club is also a popular hotspot for bachelors wanting to kick back some brews together.

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6. Houston

Houston is a historic city that is home to nightlife ideal for bachelor parties. Start celebrating on the Houston Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour, which stops at historical sights, clubs and bars, and downtown shopping areas. Get in some out-of-this-world education with a tour of the U.S. Space Program’s Space Center before enjoying the nightlife at Club Tropicana. When you want a hearty meal before a night on the town, stop in at Brennan’s of Houston, and then rock out to the 80s music at the Etro Lounge. The Axelrad Beer Garden is ideal for the wedding party who wants a low key experience, and the Indigo at Midtown is the best spot to catch live music events.

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7. Galveston

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Grab your gear and head out with your groomsmen to Galveston to enjoy the beachfront views from your vacation rental. Spend a day fishing at Pleasure Pier, and then enjoy an evening of cocktails and brews on the patio of the Poop Deck. Bliss Lounge is a hotspot for live entertainment and rowdy crowds. Take advantage of the water attractions available in Galveston by renting jet skis or kayaks from Galveston Water Adventures. When hunger strikes after an active day, treat the boys to some fresh seafood at the Fisherman’s Wharf.

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