From kite festivals to paddling a canoe, Zilker Park in Austin has something for everyone. There is a sculpture garden, a miniature train, swimming, volleyball, nature trails, a botanical garden, and even a theater where you can sit on a blanket and listen to a concert with your loved one. The park is over 355 acres and provides plenty of activities for young and old alike. It is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
200 Zilker Clubhouse Road
Austin, TX 512-974-6797 ci.austin.tx.us/zilker
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, located on the famed San Antonio River Walk, marries old world Mediterranean architecture with sleek contemporary design in this resort hotel. Luxurious accommodations and the beautiful River Walk provide a captivating and tranquil location for your romantic getaway.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk 150 East Houston Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 866-842-0100 hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com
San Angelo State Park
If you want to get away from ringing phones and the hustle and bustle of the city, consider escaping to San Angelo State Park. There is horseback riding as well as hiking and picnicking for the outdoor enthusiast. There are ancient dinosaur tracks and archaeological sites for history buffs to check out, and the park also has regularly scheduled wildlife tours, nature tours, and stargazing parties.
San Angelo State Park 3900-2 Mercedes San Angelo TX 76901 325-949-8935 http://www.sanangelo.org/goodtimes/outdoors_sasp.php