Whether you're looking to curl up in a room meant for two at a luxurious hotel in the city or hoping for a fun, romantic adventure amid the great outdoors, North Texas offers a romantic getaway to suit your taste. North Texas is known for its wide open plains, red canyons and the big cities that dot the landscape. Explore the area's natural wonders, take in a show in the city or discover the joys to be had on a real working ranch during your romantic getaway.
Couples who enjoy fine cuisine, the arts, sports or an active nightlife may find Dallas, Texas, to be just what they're seeking. Watch a game, tour an art museum, take in a show or spend an evening in Dallas' thriving entertainment district before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the numerous local restaurants. A city known for its friendly folks and diverse neighborhoods, Dallas offers a wide range of accommodations, from local bed and breakfasts to five-star luxury hotels. To add a bit of luxury and splendor to your getaway, try staying at the historic Aldolphus Hotel. A hotel with a dose of old-world charm, the centrally located Aldolphus has three on-site restaurants and offers large rooms with wireless Internet access. The Adolphus Hotel 1321 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202 214-742-8200 hoteladolphus.com
If the great outdoors is the place you and your significant other love most, snuggle up for a romantic weekend in Mineral Wells, Texas. Once a renowned health resort, Mineral Wells is one of many small North Texas towns with a colorful and lively history. However, what sets this town apart from the rest is its close proximity to Mineral Wells State Park and the Brazos River. Canoe down the river, spend a day on Lake Mineral Wells rowing a boat for two, take a hike or a horseback ride through Lake Mineral Wells State Park or enjoy a simple picnic under the trees before heading back to a local bed and breakfast, like the historic Double J Hacienda. Built in the 1940s, the Double J offers easy access to the Brazos River and once hosted such notable celebrities as Bette Davis and John Wayne. Listen to a live acoustic session or tour a local art gallery before heading off to bed. All rooms at the Double J feature wireless Internet access, and most have private bathrooms. Rooms with private balconies and a view are also available. Double J Art Ranch 133 Seybold Road Mineral Wells, TX 76067 940-325-1813 djartranch.com
If a rustic weekend away from it all sounds like just the thing for you and your love, think about escaping to one of North Texas' many ranch resorts. Typically offering on-site spas and horseback riding, ranch resorts like the Wildcatter Ranch in Graham, Texas, have the best of both worlds--the peace and quiet of the great outdoors and the little luxuries you'd expect at a grand hotel. Take a tour of the Wildcatter Ranch on the back of a horse or an ATV, search for fossils, or enjoy a prime piece of beef at the Steakhouse or a glass of wine at the Blowout Saloon before spending the evening gazing up at the stars from the porch of your room or curled up by the fireplace. Wildcatter Ranch Resort & Spa 6062 Hwy. 16 South Graham, TX 76450 888-462-9277 940-549-3500 wildcatterranch.com
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