Texas is a state that can only be described as vast. From its long patchwork of history, rich biodiversity and sheer size, it’s no wonder the Lone Star State is full of sought after destinations. Especially for lovebirds. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the state’s diversity between cities, small towns and natural areas have made for some pretty great romantic getaways.
7 Best Texas Destinations for a Romantic Getaway
Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is loaded with charming boutiques, award-winning wineries, unique local culture and an incredible dining scene. All these combined make it the most romantic destination in the Lone Star State. Whether you choose to spend your days touring the local vineyards, shopping at cosy mom and pop shops or sleeping in at one of the many charming BnB’s, Fredericksburg is a recipe for romance.
2. Big Bend
Lover of the Great Outdoors? There’s no place better than Big Bend. Home to some of Texas’ most diverse wildlife, stunning views and plethora of historical sites; it’s the ideal rustic couples getaway. Sleep under the night sky, which happens to have some of the best stargazing in the entire nation; hike the countess spectacular trails or raft the afternoon away down the Rio Grande. Either way, you’re set for an epic Texas adventure.
3. San Antonio
A rich historic district, charming riverwalk and thriving food and drink scene are just a few things San Antonio has going for it. Whether you and your special someone are history buffs, foodies or self-proclaimed art critics, San Antonio has it all. Stroll the river walk hand in hand and restaurant hop some of the cities best eateries or tour Texas’ most iconic site – The Alamo. Afterwards, clink a few glasses to your love at any of the city’s famous taverns.
When it comes to romantic destinations, the bustling cosmopolitan hub of Dallas may not be the first to come to mind; but trust us, D-town will surprise you. Dallas is home to a charming historic quarter perfect for brushing up on your Texas trivia, one of the state’s best food scenes and a whole host of museums. Spend the afternoon procuring the famous Perot Museum of Science or explore the lush grounds of the Botanical Gardens and then opt for dinner at one of the city’s award-winning eateries. Seal the deal with a few nights at the unbelievably romantic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.
5. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
What better way to spend a romantic getaway than beneath the stars of Guadalupe Mountains National Park? Thanks to its isolated location along the Texas and New Mexico border, a visit here really does feel like an escape from it all. Spend your days hiking the pristine trails that weave through some of the park’s most stunning areas and bring the goods for a romantic picnic in the heart of West Texas.
6. Corpus Christi
Hiking not really your thing? Spend your afternoons lounging on a beach with a drink in hand in Corpus Christi. This charming Lone Star favourite not only has beaches that make for a perfect city break – cough, cough, McGee Beach and North Beach. But it also has a heft amount of attractions such as the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium. Whether your tour the natural sites or stroll the historic attractions, you’re in for a good time.
Just an hour outside the hustle and bustle of Austin, you’ll find lover’s paradise – Wimberly. This adorable small town provides the perfect escape for couples looking for cosy small-town charm complete with quirky antique shops, unique art galleries and uber-romantic inns and BnBs. Spend your days strolling the unique boutiques or embark on an outdoorsy adventure while exploring the famous Jacob’s Well. For the wild-west obsessed, there’s even a Cowboy Museum.