Lone Star State of Mind: Weekend Getaways in Texas

Last updated May 1, 2024

While the Lone Star State might not be #1 on your wellness wonderland bucket list, we are here to tell you that Texans go above and beyond. Think more relaxation, more amenities. But most of all—think more indulgence. 

And big-city Texas hotspots like Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio don’t disappoint when it comes to weekend getaways. So whether you’re looking for a mini tune-up or a wellness splurge, everything is bigger in Texas. Here are our top five weekend getaways with a Texas twist.

1. Thompson San Antonio — San Antonio

For a stylish and sophisticated weekend getaway in the heart of Texas’ San Antonio, check out Thompson San Antonio. This lifestyle hotel is conveniently located in the Arts District and offers contemporary experiences rooted in the city’s rich cultural history. Dine at the signature restaurant, relax at the rooftop bar or unwind at the pool bar. You can also enjoy the luxurious pool deck and spa with sweeping views of the iconic River Walk.

2. The Woodlands Resort — Houston

The Woodlands Resort is nestled amid peaceful piney woods and provides an unforgettable weekend getaway experience with access to a lazy river and waterpark. In addition, the idyllic setting lends itself to outdoor activities, and there is ample opportunity for fun. Whether that is a round of golf, playing tennis, hiking and biking, or practicing goat yoga for the first time, there are plenty of enjoyable things to do right on the property. Furthermore, Woodlands Waterway and Market Street offer a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options—and are only a short drive away.

3. Lake Austin Spa Resort — Austin

Escape to a serene lakeside oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Situated on the idyllic shores of Lake Austin, this all-inclusive haven promises a bespoke weekend wellness getaway like no other. With only 40 rooms and suites, you’re guaranteed a peaceful and tailored stay. Pamper yourself with over 100 therapeutic spa treatments and invigorating aquatic experiences at the expansive LakeHouse Spa or be adventurous and explore the wide range of water activities. Additionally, with three farm-to-table meals included in your stay, you can focus solely on enjoyment.

4. Miraval Austin Resort & Spa — Austin

If you’re seeking a harmonious blend of relaxation and adventure on your next weekend getaway in Texas, consider this luxurious, all-inclusive wellness resort just outside of Austin. As soon as you step into your room, you’ll be transported to a world of sophistication and serenity. The calming monochromatic decor and plentiful amenities, including meditation equipment, will make you feel right at home.

The highlight of this resort, however, is the comprehensive wellness experience. When you’re ready to indulge, visit the spa for wellness treatments and classes that will leave you feeling revitalized. You can also take a dip in one of the resort’s two seasonal infinity pools or participate in activities such as cooking classes, horseback riding or a tour of the working farm. The best part? Everything is included! So, pack your bags and get ready to unwind at this enchanting resort.

5. The Joule — Dallas

Experience downtown Dallas at The Joule, a charming Neo-Gothic hotel built in 1927. Take a dip in the cantilevered pool, which boasts magnificent views of the city skyline. Or embark on a culinary journey in one of the hotel’s many dining options, including two cafés, two restaurants and a basement cocktail bar. The Joule also offers a fully equipped fitness center and artsy subterranean spa—making it the perfect venue for your weekend getaway in Dallas.

Discover the Best of Texas Getaways

The Lone Start State is a treasure trove of weekend getaway options for those seeking relaxation, pampering and a huge dose of Southern hospitality. A weekend getaway in Texas undoubtedly promises to be a memorable experience that will leave you yearning for more.

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