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Fun Weekend Getaways in Texas

Looking for a quick weekend getaway and don’t know where to go? Here are some fun destinations in Texas that are worth checking out.

South Padre Island

Want to have an exciting weekend getaway to the beach while you are on a budget? Then head to South Padre Island and enjoy the beautiful beaches and various attractions the city has to offer. Experience the thrill of skydiving out of a plane at speeds of over 150 mph or head over to Schlitterbahn water park which has various slides and pools, guaranteed fun for all ages. If you are looking for a more relaxed weekend, stay at one of the various resorts or vacation rentals and take a dip in the pools or visit the spa. No matter what time of the year you visit, there are multiple events occuring every month, so visit the website for more information as to when booking the getaway would be perfect for you!

more info: https://www.sopadre.com/events/

 

 

 

Austin

Austin is the live music capital of the world, so if you are looking for a music-filled weekend getaway then look no further! Can’t decide what to do? With over 250 music venues and art scenes, rest assured that fun will find you! With festivals and events happening every month, you may want to grab some friends and head over there for the weekend! If you’re looking for other entertainment, head over to the Austin Zoo or Aquarium or settle down for some relaxing time floating the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers.

more info: austintexas.org

Big Bend

Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and have an active weekend getaway? Then head over to Big Bend Ranch State Park located along the Rio Grande in West Texas. Any outdoor activity that you can think of Big Bend has to offer! With over 238 miles of trails and unpaved roads to explore, you are sure to have a great time! Big Bend offers hiking, fishing, biking, and even camping. There is an activity for anyone and any age, so grab your friends and family and create fun lasting memories that you’ll always remember! Unsure if Big Bend is the right place for you? Head over to their website and check out all it has to offer.

more info: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/big-bend-ranch 

 

 

Glen Rose

Want to let your inner explorer out for the weekend? Then grab your hiking boots and head over to Glen Rose located just outside of Dallas for this weekend getaway option. Big Rocks Park and Dinosaur Valley State Park are some of the few places that offer various activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and fishing. Once you are there, you might want to check out Dinosaur World, which features more than more than 100 life-size dinosaurs! Explore the world of dinosaurs and fossils, at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Whatever you decide to do, you are guaranteed to have a fun time in the great outdoors! Check out their website to find other fun things to do during your stay.

more info: http://www.glenrosetexas.net

Bandera

Bandera is a great weekend getaway experience. It is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World and is also home to beautiful sights and endless fun activities for all ages! Enjoy a nice day of horseback riding along the Medina river, or simply unwind on a scenic drive or while visiting a ranch. If you are looking for something more intimate to do, take a tour of the Lost Maples Winery, which has some of the best wine the Texas Hill country has to offer! Ready to book your weekend getaway? Head over to their website for more information.

more info: https://www.banderacowboycapital.com/ 

San Antonio

Wanting to visit a city that is rich in culture and entertainment? San Antonio is one of Texas’s most historic cities. Visitors come nationwide to take a step back in time to discover the history behind the Alamo. The Riverwalk is in the heart of San Antonio with miles of restaurants, shopping, live music, and entertainment to make it a trip to remember. Take a stroll at night, and see the Riverwalk come to life with its amazing lights and live music. If you are feeling extra adventurous, head over to Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park and have the thrill of your life or unwind and enjoy the aquatics and wildlife at SeaWorld. Whatever you decide, San Antonio will not disappoint as a weekend getaway! For more information on what to do while you are in San Antonio, head over to their website.

more info: http://visitsanantonio.com/Home

Nathali Marroquin

Nathali Marroquin is a Marketing student at the University of Houston and aside from schoolwork, she loves to travel and try new things.