Romantic Vacation Ideas in Texas

by Zora Hughes

About Zora Hughes

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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.

Romantic Vacation Ideas in Texas

The second largest state in the U.S., Texas offers romantic dining, events and locations in every part of the state, from major cities like Houston and Austin to smaller cities such as Galveston and Corpus Christi. If you're looking to spend vacation time with someone special, there are plenty of beautiful vacation spots that offer romantic things to do, Texas-style.

Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast

Located in Texas Hill Country, the Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast offers secluded romance along the Way Out Wineries Trail. The B&B; puts a spin on romance with their eight eclectic accommodations that include cottages, a tepee and even an 1950s era motor home. A range of romantic packages are available. The Texas Wine Trail Package includes a two-night stay, a romantic pizza dinner and a picnic lunch, both served with Texas wine, chocolate-dipped strawberries and full breakfast delivered to your room each morning. Texas Hill Country offers plenty of scenic wildlife to enjoy at Pecan Bayou, as well as fishing on Lake Brownwood nearby. Couples will also enjoy wine tasting on the Way Out Wineries Tour of seven Texas wineries in the area. The Turtle Restaurant & Enoteca Wine Bar offers a slow-paced relaxing dinner serving seasonal and local dishes.

Lake Austin Spa

Lake Austin Spa Resort offers couples a luxury spa experience. Located in Austin, the spa is in a large lake house overlooking Lake Austin. The Premiere Garden Cabins are perfect for couples seeking privacy and include a whirlpool bathtub, outdoor hot tub and fireplace. At the spa, the private, outdoor Bamboo Room lets couples receive tandem spa treatments in the Treatment Cabana for two and includes a hot tub and an outdoor shower. This all-inclusive spa has its own restaurant and cafe, but those wishing to venture elsewhere will find plenty of dining options in the Austin area, including Zoot Restaurant, serving modern-concept upscale cuisine, and the popular Iron Cactus, which features 80 different kinds of tequila. Couples can also take a romantic stroll to Selma Hughes Park, just minutes from the spa.

Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast

Located on the coastal island of Galveston, Texas, Grace Manor, built in 1905 is a bed and breakfast teeming with romantic possibilities. Guest rooms in this historic mansion include either jetted tubs or romantic claw-footed tabs. King-sized four-poster beds are outfitted in luxurious European bedding. Couples can stroll the tropical gardens surrounding the manor. A large gourmet candlelit breakfast with soft music playing in the background is served each morning. Romantic add-ons include a wine and cheese basket, and champagne with strawberries and chocolates. Breakfast in bed can also be added on. The surrounding Galveston neighborhood has plenty to offer couples, including watching the sunset on the beach or a stroll through the historic district to see the other Victorian mansions on the island. Couples might also enjoy a show at the 1894 Grand Opera House and a visit to the Haak Winery. For dining, the Saltwater Grill offers elegance, candlelit tables and fresh seafood.

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