Texas has some great places to go and things to do, but that’s not all this great state offers. If you live close by or want to travel there, you can find interesting and fun things to do in Texas. You can also find plenty of romantic weekend getaways in Texas for a little cowboy or cowgirl who wants to court his (or her) sweetheart a little too.
Below is a list of Texas weekend getaways for couples. Yea, yea. Texas is big, but we have included some of the best from throughout various regions of the state, so finding a couples weekend getaway in Texas shouldn’t be all that hard.
These romantic weekend getaways for couples offer charm, privacy, natural elegance, and the best alone time available so you can cozy up to your beloved ranch partner.
Yeehaw! Your marriage is about to get a little more exciting in Texas!
Texas Weekend Getaways for Couples
Caddo Lake in Texas
Caddo Lake in Uncertain, TX (yes, that’s the town’s name) is the largest natural lake in Texas and sits on the Texas – Louisiana border so you get a little bit of that backwoods outdoor Texas feel combined with a Louisiana bayou feel. With its channels and waterways, it’s great for fishing, but its natural beauty even surpasses its fishing attributes. So tell your hubby to leave his fishing gear at home (unless of course you think that’s a romantic activity too).
If you’re looking for a cheap romantic weekend getaway in Texas, Caddo Lake State Park has very inexpensive camping sites from primitive camping to sites with water and electric. There are also a limited number of cabin rentals at the state park there, or you can find rental cabins, cottages, and beds and breakfasts throughout the area as well.
Speaking of romantic AND inexpensive, Caddo Lake tours are readily available, and you have practically your choice of what kind of boat you want to go out on from steamboats to paddleboats to renting your own canoe, flat bottom fish boat, or pontoon. Boat rentals are available at either the state park there or at one of the several marina areas or backwoods gear stores.
If you’re also looking for fun weekend getaways for couples, you can find casinos just 40 minutes away from here in Shreveport, La, or maybe just seeing some alligators when you are walking on the shore might be exciting enough for you. (Just kidding… kind of.)
Often overlooked as a romantic getaway, Abilene, Texas, between El Paso and Fort Worth, TX is a quaint area nestled between the metropolitan areas of north Texas and the oil country land of west Texas.
Abilene may be hidden between those two more well known areas of Texas, but it has a charm and beauty that sets the stage for a quaint Texan couples weekend getaway.
Fort Phantom Hill, just north of the city, was once a western Army outpost to protect the westward-bound frontiersmen. Now a preserved historical site, it provides the backdrop for a romantic afternoon retreat with interesting historical remains of the post’s buildings, nice picnic sites, a nice trail through the ruins which is perfect for a leisurely, romantic walk, and nice views.
If you’re a BBQ fan, Abilene has some of the best steak and barbecue restaurants around. Steak dinners are always romantic. Having a steak dinner in Abilene, TX is pure romance TEXAN style.
Surprisingly, Abilene offers quite a few cultural experiences too which you might not have the chance to enjoy as much when the kids are with you wanting to do more active activities.
Abilene also has many elegant bed and breakfasts for a romantic overnight stay.
You can actually get some coupons for fun and romantic things to do in Abilene at the Abilene Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau website online too which always helps! Go to the “Visitors and Residents” section of their site at: http://www.abilenevisitors.com/ for those coupons and for other good information for planning some family or couples weekend getaways there.
Galveston, Texas offers tons of things for couples to enjoy for a weekend couples retreat. What makes Galveston unique is its variety of activities, settings, overnight accommodations, and attractions too.
A couple might find romance walking along the fishing piers where real, working fishermen are bringing their catch back to shore, shopping in the historic downtown area, or going to the beach. There is also a great choice of cruises from Galveston, and even weekend romancers can find a short romantic cruise from Galveston, Texas.
Big Bend National Park
Far west Texas isn’t like anyplace else in the country, offering some of the most isolated yet beautifully spectacular views any one could find anywhere. Big Bend National Park showcases this rustic natural beauty making it the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend with your spouse.
Chisos Mountains Lodge, located right inside Big Bend National Park, offers lodging for couples who want comfort amidst nature. Additionally, camping is readily available inside the national park for those couples who want to romance it while roughing it. OK, are you REALLY roughing it when you are camping in Big Bend surrounded by high rocky peaks, beautiful sunsets, and the natural beauty of the southwestern landscape? Well, maybe it is roughing it a little, but you won’t mind. Believe me, you won’t mind it at all!
You can find lots of information on what to do in Texas at Big Bend’s website here: http://www.big.bend.national-park.com/
San Antonio, Texas
When it comes to Texas weekend getaways for couples, it would be hard to beat the San Antonio River Walk. Enough said.
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