If you and your special someone are thinking up ideas for your next romantic getaway, consider a trip to Texas. Whether you prefer sandy beaches, bustling cities, or serene country landscapes, the Lone Star State has something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve rounded up 12 of the most couple-friendly romantic getaways in Texas to help make your decision a breeze.
Not only is Texas full of fun and unique attractions, it’s also abundant with great places to stay. We recommend a rental property to make your couple’s getaway even more intimate. Rental properties offer privacy and many of the amenities you’re used to at home—like a full kitchen, laundry, outdoor patio, and even a hot tub or swimming pool. The best part? Each of these romantic Texas escapes offer top-notch rentals that you can book right on TripAdvisor, from downtown apartments and quaint beachside cottages to charming Hill Country chalets and romantic cabins.
Once you decide the destination for your romantic getaway in Texas, you can book tours, activities, and other travel experiences right on TripAdvisor, too! Our new 24-hour cancellation policy (on experiences) means you can pre-book before arriving, but still have the flexibility to cancel if your itinerary changes.
From the vibrant streets of San Antonio to the sandy shores of Jamaica Beach, read on for 12 of the best romantic getaways in Texas!
A vibrant city that still boasts the natural amenities of a country escape, Austin is a great idea for your romantic Texas getaway. To experience the most scenic of Austin’s natural beauty, like Lady Bird Lake and Longhorn Dam, consider booking a Walnut Creek Bike Tour. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a stunning plant conservatory ideal for a romantic stroll. And for some night time fun, consider a live music bar crawl or a bar hop on the popular Rainey Street. Austin is full of great rental properties where you and your loved one can enjoy total privacy and relaxation.
Dripping Springs is a beautiful and quaint little town with much to offer couples seeking a romantic escape. Try a Texas Olive Industry Orchard Tour for a guided stroll through an olive orchard and Italian-style mill. Dripping Springs is also home to several wineries and breweries. Visit Bell Springs Winery for a tasting, Twisted X Brewing Company for some home-brewed craft beer, or Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery for a super fresh cocktail. And of course with a name like Dripping Springs, you’d expect some water! Locals and travelers alike rave about the Hamilton Pool Preserve, where you can hike to a stunning oasis and take a dip underneath a pristine waterfall. Consider booking a rental property for your stay; you’ll find that Dripping Springs has some of the most romantic cabins in Texas for you and your partner to choose from.
Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Canyon Lake is a local gem, especially for visiting couples. Visit La Cruz de Comal Wines for more than a typical tasting experience; the vineyard’s organically produced wines, gorgeous grounds, and passionate owner make a visit here truly special. On a Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, you and your partner will explore natural rock formations, observe million-year-old fossils, and get a rare photo-op with dinosaur footprints. Canyon Lake has tons of fantastic rental properties, many of which offer spectacular lake views for a romantic and intimate lodging experience.
Fredericksburg is another Texas winery haven, boasting several quality vineyards for you and your partner to enjoy during your romantic Texas getaway. To experience some of the best wineries in the area, try out a guided Fredericksburg Hill Country Wine Tour with lunch and transportation included. Main Street is a highlight of Fredericksburg and a can’t-miss during your visit. The charming street is lined with historic buildings, quaint shops and restaurants, a neighboring park, and a weekly market. This lovely town has many romantic cabins and picturesque homes available to rent during your escape, offering a private and stress-free stay.
Jamaica Beach is a beach-loving couples’ paradise located on Galveston Island. Aside from the sandy beaches, Jamaica Beach and neighboring Galveston are home to spectacular restaurants. The West End Restaurant & Sandbar offers delicious fresh seafood dishes with lovely marina views. After a long day at the beach and a delicious meal, return home to one of Jamaica Beach’s gorgeous waterfront rental properties.
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For a signature brand of Texas hospitality, take a trip to Bastrop. This charming little town is just 30 miles southeast from Austin and perfectly positioned along the banks of the Colorado River. Take a romantic stroll through historic downtown filled with brick storefronts and locals excited to share their stories with you. Check out a night-pour event at the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry—a one-of-a-kind experience where you get to see artists pour liquefied bronze into molds for sculptures. Eat the best BBQ around at Southside Market & BBQ, wash it down with homemade honey wine from Blessed Bee Café & Wine Bar and make sure to stop by Sugar Shack for desser—their iconic old-fashioned candies will take you back in time!
If you and your partner enjoy the charm and personal feeling of small town life, Brenham makes a great choice for your romantic Texas escape. Romance and roses go hand in hand, so be sure to check out Brenham’s Antique Rose Emporium to view or purchase rare and beautiful roses from around the world. Brenham, like many other cities on our list, is ideal for wine lovers. Check out Pleasant Hill Winery or Windy Winery for an intimate tasting experience.
The city of San Antonio is vibrant, colorful, and full of fun attractions for you and your partner to enjoy. The historic city is home to the famous Alamo, which you can view along with several other landmarks on a River Walk Cruise; a half-cruise, half-walking tour through the city. Take a romantic stroll through the Japanese Tea Gardens or explore the incredible rock formations inside the Natural Bridge Caverns. For lodging, San Antonio is a great city for couples to book a private rental property conveniently located around the major tourist attractions.
Rockport is a quaint seaside town ideal for beach couples seeking a romantic Texas getaway. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water in Rockport. With Rockport Kayak Guide Services, you can tailor your sightseeing preferences from birdwatching to fishing. Be sure to hit Rockport Beach for a romantic stroll along the sandy shores or for a dip in the mild ocean waters. Rockport has several beautiful oceanside vacation rentals available for you and your partner to create a Texas getaway to remember.
Another gorgeous beachside city, Corpus Christi offers the best of both vibrant urban life and oceanside charm. Take a relaxing cruise complete with postcard views on a Sunset Sail Charter. Enjoy a beach day at JP Luby Surf Park, where the water is clear and the sand is like soft powder. Visit the Texas State Aquarium to view hundreds of incredible sea creatures. Lodging by the ocean is made simple when you book one of Corpus Christi’s many seaside rental properties, great for a private and romantic stay.
If your idea of a great escape involves a bustling and colorful city, Houston may be the perfect romantic Texas getaway for you. For maximum sightseeing, get a Houston CityPASS for your trip; with the pass you gain entry to five Houston attractions including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Downtown Aquarium and the Space Center. The historic and renowned Alley Theatre is almost always playing a show, perfect for a Houston date night.
The city meets the country in charming Burnet. Burnet County is home to the Highland Lakes, so there is plenty of natural beauty to see and experience here. Longhorn Caverns, a series of intricate natural rock formations, makes a great spot for a stroll or picnic. Check out Inks Lake State Park for a relaxing day by the water or a hike around the stunning grounds. Visit Perissos Vineyards or Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery for a wine tasting experience with unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside.