The state of Texas is full of all sorts of destinations that are perfect for a romantic getaway! From secluded and scenic nature spots to lush and modern cities, here are 10 great places for a couples getaway in 2021!
1. Galveston Island
Texas might be most associated with western ambience and deserts, but it is also home to a couple of islands that make excellent vacation spots! This sand barrier island is located off the coast of Texas in the Gulf Of Mexico. Home to all manner of attractions, including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park, this is a great option for a fun and romantic getaway!
2. Enchanted Rock State Park
Here’s a great option for nature-loving couples! This gorgeous area is located just outside of the equally dreamy Fredricksburg. An excellent spot for camping and hiking, Enchanted Rock State Park will make a great destination for couples looking to unplug and enjoy the serenity of nature together.
3. Forth Worth, Texas
If an urban retreat is more your style, consider a trip – or staycation – in Fort Worth! Explore the shops and grab some food at Sundance Square, then retire to one of the cities many excellent hotels. For some specific hotel recommendations that are perfect for a romantic retreat, consider checking out Omni Fort Worth Hotel for a larger, luxurious hotel or Rosen House Inn for cozy bed and breakfast style lodging.
4. Wimberly, Texas
Enjoy a unique artsy vibe with a trip to Wimberly! Head to downtown Wimberly to check out galleries and boutique shops, then consider going on a wine tasting tour at one of the area’s many local wineries. If you’re looking for a more formal place to get dinner consider checking out The Leaning Pear.
5. Bandera, Texas
Experience some old-fashioned Texas charm by visiting Bandera! This small town is known as “the cowboy capital of the world”. Consider checking out a local bar such as the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, or make some unique memories with a trail ride!
6. Big Bend National Park
Here’s another great option for those looking for a romantic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities! Big Bend National Park is located on the Texas-Mexico border. It’s a great spot for hiking and camping, and there are also several lodging options nearby the park for looking for a few more amenities!
7. Dripping Springs
If you and your partner are fans of wine tasting and scenic countrysides, consider heading out to Dripping Springs! This small rural town is home to several vineyards and wine tasting rooms, including Bell Springs Winery and Duchman Family Winery.
8. San Antonio
San Antonio may be a big city, but it isn’t lacking in some more serene and romantic spots! This is a great option if you’re looking for an urban getaway. Consider taking a romantic stroll down the San Antonio River Walk – not only is it gorgeous, but you’ll also be able to choose from several places to eat, stay, and explore alongside the river as well!
9. Fredericksburg, Texas
Looking for some European charm without leaving the United States? Fredericksburg has you covered! This unique Bavarian-themed town is located in central Texas. In addition to a memorable ambiance, you can also look forward to enjoying wine at one of the area’s several wineries, or a romantic dinner at a restaurant such as Otto’s German Bistro.
10. South Padre Island
You won’t want to miss out on this island retreat! South Padre Island is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches and clear waters. The island is also home to several resorts perfect for a romantic getaway such as Isla Grand Beach Resort.
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