For those looking for a romantic Valentine’s day weekend getaway, look no further than the Lone Star State. Skip booking a flight out of town and take a well-deserved road trip with just you and your partner. Whether you’re looking to connect over a 10-course meal and champagne or disconnect in a cabin away from anyone who isn’t your sweetheart, Texas offers something for every couple.
If you are lucky in love and looking to beat last year’s Valentine’s Day plans, a romantic getaway outside of Houston is the movement. Here’s a list of 10 romantic out-of-town getaways you can do in just four hours or less.
Austin, Texas– 162km.
Accommodation: Book it Date Night Package to Court of the Lone Star located in the field just north of town. The package includes: romantic accommodation for two and two free drinks. 10901 Domain Dr.
To eat: Make a reservation at Black for a chic country dining experience and enjoy their local ingredients. If you’re staying in Austin through Valentine’s Day, be sure to make a reservation at hestia for their 10-course tasting V Day Special.
Boerne, Texas– 226 km.
Accommodation: Stay in one of the 34 uniquely designed rooms of the The Kendall Hill Country Inn. The Inn is located next to Cibolo Creek in the heart of historic downtown Boerne. 128W Blanco Rd.
To eat: Dine at the historic Kendall Inn in Peggy is on the green and try their Andouille Shrimp & Grits or opt for their Cast Iron Double Pork Chop with roast potatoes. Lunch at Cibolo Creek Brewing Co and order a flight of craft beers or explore the best wineries in the Texas Hill Country.
Cat Spring, TX– 65km.
Accommodation: BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch offers many different couples packages. Whether you’re looking to pop the question, celebrate your anniversary, or just add a little extra romance, there’s a package for you. The property is located on Lehmann Legacy Ranch, which spans 500 acres. Enjoy a morning hike near beautiful lakes or take a sunset horseback ride. 13597 Frantz Road.
To eat: While at BlissWood, add a DIY grill or romantic picnic set so you never have to leave your BNB.
Cleveland, Texas– 46km.
Accommodation: Travel just an hour from Houston to The Artesian Lakes Retreatand book one of their three romantic cabin right next to the lake. 235 Chain-O-Lakes Resort.
To eat: Staying in a secluded cabin requires bringing the grill and cooking to your private cabin. Head to the Livingston Farmers Market for all your food needs.
Corpus Christi, Texas– 208km.
Accommodation: Stay at V-Boutique Hotela hidden gem known for its romantic surroundings and proximity to all the city has to offer, making it easy to enjoy the best of the best. 701 Water Street N.
To eat: Courtyard restaurantanother hidden gem in Corpus Christi, has everything from seafood, from a delicious bouillabaisse stew to Rockefeller oysters and lobster thermidor.
Dripping Springs, Texas– 184km.
Accommodation: Stay a few miles from Dripping Springs at Bella Nido Bed and Breakfast for a calm atmosphere and an exceptional breakfast. Or “glamp” in a yurt or cabin in the courtyard of the Lucky Arrow Retreat. 23351 FM 150 Driftwood, TX.
To eat: Head to a place that prides itself on producing delectable reds, whites and pinks. Sidecar tasting room– a prohibition-style wine bar – is located in the heart of the city and offers tastings of five to seven wines. Additionally, they also have a brewery, Bell Springs Brewing on the same grounds. For spirits, try Treated Oak Distillation.
Fredericksburg, Texas– 236 miles
Accommodation: Hoffmann House is a collection of cottages and farmhouses with an upscale bed-and-breakfast just one block from Main Street and a 10-minute walk from all the restaurants and shops downtown. Book it Honey Special package including two 60-minute massages, a late check-out at noon, a bottle of sparkling and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival.
To eat: Before dinner, try a guided wine tour and spend the day with local Fredericksburg connoisseurs—and, of course, skip the self-drive. Buy one wine shuttle pass for just $40, which visits wineries such as Texas Heritage Vineyards, Fat Ass Ranch & Winery, Wildseed Farms, Texas Wine collective, and more. If you’re tired of wine, book at Granite House Living Room for a meal in New Orleans and try their fried green tomatoes.
Glen Rose, Texas– 253km.
Accommodation: Stay at Skybox cabins that provide a romantic retreat for you and your valentine. The cabins are set in a forest of live oak trees set on a 50 acre property with stunning views of the night sky. Guests must be 18 years or older. 1767 Co Road 1011
To eat: After visiting Dinosaur Valley State Park, dine at Snyder’s Tavern located behind the Inn on the river main building.
Solado, Texas– 180km.
Accommodation: Shady Villa Hotelformerly known as the Stagecoach Inn, offers 48 luxuriously renovated rooms, a heated pool and a restaurant with Texas specialties on the menu. 416 Main Street S.
To eat: Book a reservation at Shady Villa’s restaurant, called Diligence, for a contemporary menu that pays homage to the history of the former inn. Try the area’s favorite hush puppies or go for brunch and order a farm egg omelet.
Wimberley, Texas– 182 miles.
Accommodation: Stay in a Texas Tiny Home with a hot tub in this glamorous vacation rental. Sometimes the best vacation with your partner is a complete getaway from everyone. This tiny house sits on three acres of private land just on the outskirts of town. The house sleeps two with a plush king-size bed located in the upper loft of the tiny house.
To eat: If pizza and beer are your jam, try it. Community pizza and beer garden to complete your laid-back vacation. If you have drinks at your rental, order pizza and fried calamari to go.