The gorgeous Riverwalk in San Antonio is always a great destination for a romantic weekend getaway. Stay overnight at The Havana Riverwalk Inn. Its nostalgic vibe and river location is quite romantic. Take a river taxi from the hotel to Paesanos Riverwalk for lunch. Have a romantic meal dining on Mediterranean cuisine such as their signature dish Shrimp Pasesano. Afterwards, take a romantic stroll and enjoy the scenery and various shops along the Riverwalk. For something sweet, visit the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Watch them at work, try a free sample, and buy a box of chocolates or chocolate dipped strawberries to enjoy later. Get a feel for another part of town by taking a romantic horse-drawn carriage around downtown San Antonio. Then, for an intimate culinary experience, have a romantic dinner at the elegant Le Reve. Indulge in a five course French dinner by candlelight. After dinner, go back to The Havana and unwind with a cocktail at their Club Cohiba. The Havana Riverwalk Inn is located at 1015 Navarro, San Antonio, Texas. For reservations call 888-224-2008.
Spend your romantic weekend getaway just a couple hours away in charming Austin. Reserve a night at the legendary Driskell Hotel. Choose the romance package to enjoy champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and breakfast at 1886 Café and Bakery. If you think a relaxing massage would add some romance to your weekend, choose the pamper session package instead. Or you can make your own special hotel package. Consider splurging on the Heritage Suite; the suite President LBJ used to stay in. In the Heritage Suite, enjoy cuddling in front of a romantic fire, standing on the balcony underneath a starry sky, relaxing in a Jacuzzi made for two, and sleeping together in a comfy king sized bed. After splurging on a fancy hotel, you might want to go a light on your wallet and have a patio lunch at Maria’s Taco Xpress. It’s an affordable little place not too far from downtown that has a lot of character and great Tex-Mex cuisine. If the weather is nice, and usually in Austin it is, spend some time together enjoying the scenery at Zilker Park. Relax under a tree, take a hike, go for a dip in the Barton Creek Pool, check out the Botanical Gardens, or remember when you were a kid by riding their little train around the park. It also can be a lot of fun to rent a paddle boat and paddle around Town Lake. Later, you might want to check out a few of the shops and galleries around 6th Street and Lamar. The award-winning Driskell Grill at the Driskell Hotel is a prime place for a romantic dinner. Enjoy chef’s tasting menu and dine on a magnificent three course, five course, or nine course meal in elegant surroundings. After dinner, hideaway in your room for the rest of the night, or venture out for drinks, dancing, music, and all sorts of wild fun that 6th Street has to offer. The Driskell Hotel is located at 604 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas. For reservations call 800-252-9367.
Have a fun romantic weekend getaway in Kemah. When you reserve a room at The Boardwalk Inn, fun is just right outside your room, on The Kemah Boardwalk. The Boardwalk has a nice selection of restaurants for any mood; namely Joe’s Crab Shack, Saltgrass Steakhouse, Babin’s Seafood House, Landry’s Seafood House, The Flying Dutchman, Aquarium, The Pizza Oven, Cadillac Bar, The Coffee House, and Starbucks. There are a variety of shops to browse and a few amusement rides, such as a Ferris Wheel, to enjoy. Take a wild ride in Galveston Bay on The Beast, an open deck speedboat. Note: the goal of The Beast is to get you soaked; so be prepared. For something more tame, you can also choose to take an evening cruise on The Beast where you can simply enjoy the ride and the scenery at a slower pace. If you want to venture out from The Boardwalk area, you might enjoy taking a tour of the Johnson Space Center. Or you could take a half hour drive out to Galveston beach. The Boardwalk Inn is located at Bradford and 2nd Street, Kemah, Texas. For reservations call 281-334-9880.