Whether it is your anniversary, a special birthday, or you just need a couple days away with your sweetie, there are several beautiful places for romantic getaways in Texas!
Choose from beautiful cities with upscale resorts and nightlife, or cozy cabins in Hill Country with a fireplace and hot tub. If you want to wine taste, see a show, take a sunset cruise, or dance the night away, Texas has so many amazingly romantic places to go.
My husband and I are partial to beach getaways and unique Hill Country resorts (and tree houses!), but we have included some active cities for those looking for late night date spots. Check out our favorite romantic getaways across the Lone Star State for your next couples trip!
Best Romantic Getaways in Texas
Ask a local where to head out of town on an anniversary getaway in Texas, and 9 times out of 10, you’ll hear “Fredericksburg!” Beautiful, historic Main Street lined with shops, tasty restaurants, galleries and plenty of wine tasting, is the perfect adults getaway.
Wine tasting tours are kind of a must-do when away with your other half. No one wants to drive! The area offers several great options. We are partial to this one with a picnic lunch included.
Spring and Fall are also lovely times to visit the state parks near Fredericksburg for hiking. Enchanted Rock Natural Area is especially beautiful and really blew us away this past fall. It is also a great spot for some fall color in Texas too.
Where to Stay in Fredericksburg:
Want to Know More about Fredericksburg?
- Road Trip from Austin to Fredericksburg
- Christmas in Fredericksburg
- Beautiful State Parks Near Fredericksburg
- Best Texas Hill Country Towns
Port Aransas is a lovely Texas beach town that is just filled with charm, activity, salty air, and plenty of seafood! The water is always clear when we visit (maybe we are just lucky, but it really is fantastic!), but we love the coastline here and all the amazing Port Aransas beaches. This coastal spot makes for the perfect weekend getaway in Texas.
For activity, plenty of beach neighbors, and fun surf lessons, head to Port Aransas Beach. For a secluded walk on the sand and refreshing nap under the umbrella, head to the most beautiful, peaceful beach that is Malaquite Beach in Padre Island National Seashore.
Rent a kayak and explore the canals. Or better yet, take a glow kayaking tour at night! Take a sunset cruise and watch for dolphins. If you are interested in a deep sea fishing charter, Port A is the place to be!
Where to stay in Port Aransas:
- Adorable Beach Condo near Whitecap Beach (we stayed here in May!)
- Luxury Cinnamon Shore Condo (community pools, boardwalk to beach + amenities)
- Pet-Friendly, Upscale Condo
What to know more about Port Aransas?
- Amazing Things to Do in Port Aransas
- Tips for Renting a Golf Cart in Port Aransas
- Best Beach in Port Aransas
Wimberley is an artistic, Hill Country town just overflowing with beautiful natural scenery, patio restaurants, and a charming Main Street. It happens to be one of my favorite small towns in Hill Country, because it is just.so.beautiful.
If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing, romantic, weekend getaway in Texas, than Wimberley is the perfect match.
Spring and summer are my favorite seasons for a romantic getaway in Wimberley because everything is so vibrant and green! Head to Blue Hole Regional Park for a hike and a swim in the beautiful waters (reservations required for swimming). You can also walk through Cypress Creek Nature Trail or EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens for some more amazing views.
Walk Main Street for some boutique and gallery shopping and then head to the The Leaning Pear for lunch. Creekhouse Kitchen & Bar is the perfect place for a tasty happy hour. Spot all the beautifully painted cowboy boots around town while you are at it.
No visit to Wimberley is complete without a visit to the iconic Jacob’s Well. While you can’t currently swim there, it is still quite the sight to behold with plenty of nature trails to explore.
Where to Stay in Wimberley:
- Collective Hill Country – Gorgeous glamping tents + delicious breakfast
- Wimberley Inn – Upscale + modern rooms
- Cypress Creek Cottages – beautiful property + great location
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- Wimberley’s Magical Trail of Lights
Dripping Springs is a small town in Hill Country that often gets overlooked with its more famous neighbors, but it is a true gem for a romantic weekend away.
Head to Dripping Springs to explore the iconic Hamilton Pool (may or may not be open for swimming) and the pretty trails surrounding it. The Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is also an amazing natural grotto to experience.
There are plenty of distilleries in town offering fun drinks and unique food truck options. We are particularly fans of Treaty Oak Distilling (they offer private tours) and Twisted X Brewing. You can also go wine tasting at Bell Springs Winery. Find a chair under a tree and plan to stay awhile!
Most romantic places to stay in Dripping Springs:
If a hotel with a rooftop pool is your idea of a fantastic couples getaway, Dallas is the best place to be! Float under the stars or keep cool on a summer day and enjoy the view while you are at it. For a rooftop bar sans pool, you’ll want to grab your cocktails at Hide, Sundown at Granada, and HG Sply.
The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden is always worth a visit no matter the time of year as they decorate seasonally with the most amazing displays. For great hiking options, Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve, Trinity Skyline Trail and White Rock Lake are all lovely.
Sports fans may want to consider grabbing tickets for a Dallas Cowboys game. The Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks also play here. FC Dallas is also a great option.
If museums are of interest, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza are all great options!
For that rooftop pool we discussed earlier, check out:
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One of the best weekend getaways in Texas for couples is no other than the capital city of the state – Austin! Filled with plenty of activities to either stay busy, relax, or a healthy mix of both, we’ve got you covered with the most romantic things to do and where to stay.
Head to Zilker Park for walking trails, botanical gardens and a lovely urban picnic along Lady Bird Lake with the Austin skyline in the background. Speaking of Lady Bird Lake, rent a kayak or a paddleboard and take to the water. If the seasons are warm, a sunset bat tour under the bridge is a must!
Hit up some live music at one of Austin’s many festivals and stand in line for a ridiculously long time to get some quintessential BBQ. If it is too early for BBQ, grab some breakfast tacos from Veracruz.
Walk down South Congress Avenue to try on cowboy boots at Allen’s, grab some pizza from Home Slice, maybe do a little jewelry shopping at Kendra Scott, and take a photo at the famous “I love you” wall.
Where to stay in Austin:
- Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (one of the best Texas resorts for couples!)
- Fairmont Austin (lively, downtown location with gorgeous rooms)
- Hotel Zaza (upscale, trendy + perfect for a couples weekend)
Georgetown is an underrated spot for best places to visit in Texas for couples. Home to the The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, this small town is as charming as it is fun! Walk the streets surrounding the square for tasty eats, local shopping, wine tasting, and a healthy sprinkle of history.
Plan on meals at Sweet Lemon Kitchen, Monument Café (buckwheat pancakes anyone?), City Post, and 2020 Scratch Kitchen (my personal favorite – salmon salad – yum!). Leave a little room for dessert because the ice cream cookie sandwiches at The Baked Bear and milkshakes from The Yard Milkshake Bar are worth it!
Head out into nature at San Gabriel Park and Berry Springs Park. Kayak in Lake Georgetown at Russell Park. Discover Georgetown’s red poppy tradition in the spring and take a dip in the beautiful Blue Hole swimming spot in summer. The Georgetown Palace Theatre is the perfect place for an evening show.
Where to stay in Georgetown:
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There is never a lack of vibrant, romantic things to do in San Antonio! For a fun couples weekend in Texas, head to this lively city for yummy food, fun festivals, and plenty of history. Oh! And did I mention theme parks? Who says theme parks are just for family vacations?
River Walk is obviously the crown jewel of San Antonio. Take at least one evening to stroll its banks, hop on a touristy but cute, boat ride, and grab some yummy burgers or tamales from a patio restaurant. During the Christmas season, the River Walk area is especially beautiful.
The Alamo is the other must-do attraction in the city, and we would recommend expanding on that and doing a bike tour of all five missions. You are sure to discover new beautiful places and learn more about the history of the area.
Home to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, if you idea of fun with your other half is screaming on roller coasters or smooching at the top of a Ferris Wheel, hop on over this amusement park to make your dreams come true.
Take a stroll at the San Antonio Botanical Garden or Japanese Tea Garden to soak up some nature and plan a picnic. Natural Bridge Caverns is an amazing place to visit underground with several tour options. Don’t miss a show at the Majestic & Empire Theatres.
Where to stay in San Antonio:
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Oh, Grapevine! A town near Dallas that is adorable year round, during Christmas it comes alive as The Christmas Capital of Texas. If you are looking for a holiday couple getaway in Texas, this is the place to be!
Walk Main Street hand in hand admiring the twinkling lights. Check out the lights shows and drone shows that take place on select dates (more info in our Christmas in Grapevine post here). There are SO MANY PHOTO SPOTS so bring along a little tripod or don’t be afraid to ask someone to snap a few for you. They are too cute to miss.
Take in a show at the Historic Palace Theater. Check out the ICE! Exhibit at the Gaylord Texan. They have some tasty restaurants there too. Go ice skating in the gorgeous outdoor rink at Peace Plaza. Hop on the Christmas Wine Train for some extra festive fun.
Book yourself a hotel room at Hotel Vin – is it so classy and beautiful – you’ll love it! Grab casual (but delicious!) fare from the Harvest Hall food counters next door. But be sure to book one special date night in the igloos at Hotel Vin!
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We visited the sweet town of Boerne during the Christmas season this year as a family, and vowed to return soon for a romantic getaway in Texas Hill Country! Main Street is a such a treat to explore with adorable shops, plenty of places to eat, and a festive town square with a park and grassy space for picnicking.
For a deliciously romantic day of meals, I would go to Dienger Trading Co. for breakfast. Choose from shrimp and grits or cinnamon French toast, with plenty of other options in between. I also hear good things about the blueberry Danish. Peggy’s on the Green is a sweet spot for lunch while Cypress Grille is a lovely place for dinner. The ribeye, Mahi Mahi, and scallops are favorites on the menu.
If you’d like to do more than eat on this couples weekend (no judgement if not), explore Cave Without a Name. Better yet, check their calendar for an acoustic concert in the cave! Walk the beautiful, but easy, trails at Cibolo Nature Preserve or hit up the trail at River Road Park.
To really put their romance in your couples weekend, take a private sunset sail with Trisum Sailing. So very reasonable priced – or you can take at sailing lesson instead. Catch a movie in the park at Main Plaza or a show at the Boerne Community Theatre.
Where to stay in Boerne:
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Nothing says relaxation to me more than the sound of water – either ocean waves or a flowing river. Any one with me? For a couples retreat, the Frio River offers the perfect setting for a weekend of recharging, but with some opportunities for adventure if you see fit.
Base yourselves in the tiny town of Concan for easy river access for kayaking, fishing, river side picnics, or for floating the Frio River. Rent tubes or bring your own. The outfitters in the area offer shuttle services to drive you upstream making for a convenient river adventure.
Nearby Garner State Park is one of the most beautiful state parks in Hill Country with amazing swimming spots, hiking trails, wildlife, camping cabins, and summer dancing under the stars.
When choosing where to stay, we recommend a cozy Frio River cabin:
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Galveston is a historic beach town located on Galveston Island near the city of Houston. As one of Texas’ most popular beach towns, they are known for their fun beaches, historic places to explore, water sports, and yummy seafood restaurants.
There are over 30 miles of coastline in Galveston which means that there are many beaches to choose from. Sunny Beach is a more quiet secluded option, while Seawall Urban Park stretches along the boulevard with plenty of things to see and do.
Galveston has a great dining scene, with plenty of options for seafood lovers and those looking for international cuisine too. We always choose a meal with a view whenever possible whenever dining near the beach.
Some of our favorite seafood spots include Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant and The Spot (try the spicy shrimp tacos!) Rudy & Paco is a great date night spot, but make reservations in advance. Whatever you do, don’t miss heading to The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe for a cinnamon roll one morning!
The Museum of the Gulf Coast showcases the town’s cultural heritage, while the Historical Museum highlights its past. A self-guided tour of Galveston’s historical homes is a great option for a cool day in this coastal Texas town.
For a fun date out on the water, we highly recommend taking a dolphin watching tour to watch them play in their natural environment. So special! We are not fans of spooky activities, but you are sure to find plenty of ghost tours on the island if that is your jam!
Where to stay in Galveston:
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Looking for an easy romantic night away with lakefront views, delicious restaurants, and a sweet Main Street to explore? Marble Falls it is!
If you are planning your romantic Texas getaway in the spring, you will definitely want to take advantage of the beautiful bluebonnets in Marble Falls. We especially love the fields near Deadman’s Hole.
Enjoy the hiking and biking trails in Cottonwood Preserves Nature Park and the trails in Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Rent a boat and jet (or float!) around Lake Marble Falls or Lake LBJ.
Marble Falls is home to several wineries and tasting rooms. We love Flat Creek Estate Winery – their onsite restaurant is the best spot for a date night with a delicious dinner.
Most Romantic Places to Stay in Marble Falls:
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Located just east of Austin, Bastrop is quite the undiscovered vacation destination. Close enough to the city to enjoy some of its events or attraction, Bastrop is far enough away that it feels like you are hours away from the hustle and bustle.
Bastrop State Park is a fantastic park filled with picnic areas, a pool, and miles of trails through the beautiful pine trees. The air so fresh and the smell of pine is evident as soon as you step out of your car. Hike to one of the overlooks for incredible views of the hills.
Check out their historic Main Street for a meal or two and some shopping or wine tasting. We recommend Storehouse Market and Eatery or Billy Pit’s BBQ. For a casual, but delicious, burger, look no further than Roadhouse.
Bastrop Opera House puts on a great show, while Lost Pines Art Center is a beautiful gallery. CC Wine & Co. is a beautiful spot to drop in for a tasting.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines & Spa is one of the best family resorts in Austin, but also a great spot for a couples getaway as long you choose off peak dates for a more peaceful visit. Featuring a lazy river through the trees, several on site restaurants, a fire pit for s’mores, complimentary bikes, and plenty of yard games and indoor activities, this resort also offers incredible spa services.
Where to stay in Bastrop:
- Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa (not only great for families, but lovely for couples too!)
- Austin Escape Bed and Breakfast
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Where do you plan to go on your next Texas couple getaway?
From beaches to cities to cabins in the hills, the Lone Star State offers enough places to get away with your sweeties somewhere new every weekend of the year! Sounds amazing, right?
Let me know if you know of any amazing places that I missed! We are always on the lookout for new romantic weekend getaways!
Enjoy your time recharging, relaxing, and investing in one another. 🤍