The second largest state in the United States is the state of Texas. Know as the Lone Star State, Texas offers popular cities for romantic getaways. Houston is the largest city in Texas with a host of nightclubs, shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues located in the downtown area. The second largest city in Texas is San Antonio, home of popular tourist attractions, such as the River Walk, the Alamo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld. Austin, Texas is the state capital and it offers visitors a variety of art, music, sports and entertainment venues, including the annual Austin Film Festival that attract film makers and writers from all over the world.
For a romantic getaway in Texas, couples can dine at the Grove restaurant and bar located in Houston, Texas. This restaurant is located downtown Houston and offers three different types of private dinning rooms. The Grove has a rooftop bar called the "Treehouse" that overlooks the Discovery Green Park. The Grove restaurant and bar is one mile from the Alden Houston hotel. Couples can indulge on their romantic getaway and reserve one of the one-bedroom Alden suites. This luxury suite is 520 square feet that comes with a leather headboard king-bed, a separate living area, 42-inch plasma TV's and a view of downtown Houston, Texas. The hotel also has guestrooms with complimentary wireless Internet, granite-walled bathrooms and a mini-bar. The hotel has an award-winning restaurant on property called "17" as well as a bar and grill. The Alden Houston provides 24-hour room service, a complimentary 24-hour fitness facility and a 24-hour concierge service. Alden Houston 1117 Prairie Street Houston, Texas 77002 832-200-8800 aldenhotels.com
San Antonio Palacio Del Rio Hilton
For a romantic Texas getaway, couples can tour the Alamo and historic downtown San Antonio in a Cinderella horse-drawn carriage. The Yellow Rose Carriage Company offers daily tours ranging from 20 minutes to 65 minutes. The Riverwalk San Antonio has a host of romantic restaurants to choose from such as the gourmet restaurant Biga on the Banks. This restaurant servers both lunch and dinner with a view of the river. The Biga on the Banks restaurant is 0.5 miles from the San Antonio Palacio Del Rio Hilton. This four-diamond hotel was built in 1968 and renovated in 2005. The guesetrooms have Internet access, windows that open and an evening turndown service. The hotel has an outdoor pool and whirlpool spa as well as a fitness center on property. The San Antonio Palacio Del Rio Hilton has a patio restaurant and bar that feature live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. San Antonio Palacio Del Rio Hilton 200 South Alamo Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-222-1400 hilton.com
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
From March through October, visitors can take a riverboat tour and view one of the largest North American urban bat colony at the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin, Texas. The Lone Star Riverboat Company offers a sunset bat watching tour. Guests unwind for the evening at the Elephant Room with live jazz music and a full-service bar. The Elephant Room is 0.3 miles from the Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Couples can have a spa day at the hotel's spa that has eight treatment room, eucalyptus infused steam rooms and a relaxation nail salon lounge. Couples can have a romantic dinner at the Trio, the hotels restaurant that overlooks the Lady Bird Lake. The restaurant has a wine bar, private dinning room and a outdoor terrace. The hotel has spacious guesetrooms and suites complete with flat-screen televisions, wireless high-speed Internet access, refrigerated private bars, terry bathrobes and a iPod docking station. The Four Seasons Hotel Austin has a saltwater heated outdoor pool that offers poolside dining as well as a mini spa treatment. Four Seasons Hotel Austin 98 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, Texas 78701 515-478-4500 foursesons.com