Plan a relaxing trip to the Gulf Coast, check into a welcoming country inn, stay on a working vineyard, or spend your weekend in a historic city hotel while exploring nearby attractions.

Popular weekend getaways and day trips from Houston, Texas include San Antonio, New Orleans, Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, Galveston and Corpus Christi. Here are some of the best romantic getaways near Houston.

1. Messina Hof - 1 hour 40 minutes from Houston, Texas

Messina Hof - 1 hour 40 minutes from Houston, Texas
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For wine lovers, there is no better way to spend a relaxing getaway weekend than by visiting a winery. If you decide to visit Messina Hof Winery, one of the best Texan wineries, extend your stay and indulge in a weekend at their world-class bed and breakfast, the Villa. Located just four miles from the downtown Bryan, the Villa offers luxurious accommodation in its eleven magnificent suites with original European antique furniture, elegant décor, and the latest luxury amenities.

Enjoy the oversize hot tub, secluded patios, and all the benefits that accompany a stay at the Messina Hoff estate.

Each guest is offered a tour of the winery, a private champagne breakfast, an afternoon wine and cheese party, and, if requested, their famous chocolate-dipped strawberries, which should be savored with one of the great wines Messina Hof Winery has to offer.

4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX 77808, 979-778-9463

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2. Hotel ZaZa, Austin

Hotel ZaZa, Austin
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Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Hotel ZaZa is surrounded by excellent restaurants, great shopping and entertainment, making this an ideal choice for your next visit to Austin.

If you are planning a romantic getaway, Hotel ZaZa is sure to please, offering a variety of eclectic guestrooms and suites to suit all tastes, a rooftop pool and an indulgent Spa. The rooms have been individually appointed to provide a unique charm and atmosphere and there is one to suit all tastes.

Although you will be surrounded by restaurants there is no need to leave your hotel, which features 2 excellent eateries and two lounge/bar areas.

400 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701, 512 542 9292

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3. Grand Galvez, Galveston, TX

Grand Galvez, Galveston, TX
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Savvy couples can book their next romantic weekend getaway at Grand Galvez in Galveston, where modern sophistication meets historic charm. The beautifully remodeled and renovated grand dame of the Gulf Coast marries 100 years of history with modern, up-to-date resort amenities. If you book one of the stylish Gulf View rooms you will be able to soak up breathtaking views without even leaving your room. On site amenities to take your weekend getaway to the next level include the fabulous Grand Galvez Spa, a heated outdoor pool with swim-up bar, a fitness center and complimentary bike and helmet hire. The Galvez Bar and Grill serves delicious Gulf Coast seafood and other Lone Star specialties.

2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, 409 765 7721

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4. Jefferson, TX - White Oak Manor - 4 hours from Houston

Jefferson, TX - White Oak Manor - 4 hours from Houston
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Built in the 1920s in the Greek Revival style, White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast is a charming getaway in the Historic District of Jefferson that offers gracious accommodation and modern amenities and is replete with Southern charm.

Three beautifully appointed bedrooms are cozy, inviting, and tastefully decorated in country-style décor.

Modern amenities include private en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers, mini fridges, coffee and tea facilities, flat-screen televisions with DVD players, central air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

A delicious gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the sunny dining room, and the bed and breakfast is within close proximity to several of Jefferson’s vibrant attractions, including river cruises, ghost walks, and ample shopping.

502 E Benners Street, Jefferson, TX 75657-2438, 903-665-8185

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5. The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center

The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center
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This AAA Four Diamond resort will have guests vacationing in luxury with its lush accommodations, excellent dining options, and coveted beachfront location.

The San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center stands on a massive 32-acre property in the popular Galveston Island.

Guests can enjoy a host of amenities such as The Cove pool and hot tub, poolside lounge, private cabanas, fire pits, and retail shops.

The Spa also offers several therapeutical and pampering services for those looking for quiet rest and relaxation.

While the resort itself has more than enough to keep guests entertained, several local attractions are easily within reach including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, which is home to exciting rides and fun midway games.

5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77551, Phone: 800-392-5937

6. The Stella Hotel

The Stella Hotel
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The glamorous Stella Hotel brings together the best of Texas to offer couples a wonderful getaway destination. Located in the heart of the Lone Star State, the Stella Hotel boasts several excellent resort-style amenities to set it apart from the rest. The rooms and suites perfectly set the scene for romance, featuring plenty of light and space, luxury Frette linens, walk-in showers and stylish finishes. There are 2 outdoor pools where you can soak up some sun and you can enjoy complimentary use of bicycles and paddle boards. There are good hiking trails and a golf course and the popular Lake Walk precinct is packed with interesting shops and restaurants.

4100 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan, TX 77807, 979 421 4000

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7. The Sanford House - 3 hours 40 minutes from Houston, Texas

The Sanford House - 3 hours 40 minutes from Houston, Texas
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Located in historic downtown Arlington, the Sanford House is a luxurious boutique hotel that features elegant accommodations, a fine dining restaurant, and a full service spa.

Conveniently situated just minutes from the Cowboys Stadium, Texas Rangers Ball Park, and Six Flags over Texas, the Sanford House is a perfect base for exploring Arlington.

Combining classic architecture and modern amenities, the Sanford House boasts well-appointed guest rooms with contemporary décor and private bathrooms, and a full breakfast is included with all overnight stays.

Dine in style at Restaurant 506, The Sanford House’s fine dining restaurant that offers a menu of inspired American cuisine and excellent wines.

506 N Center Street, Arlington, TX 76011, 817-861-2129

8. Lillian Farms Bed & Breakfast

Lillian Farms Bed & Breakfast
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As you approach Lilian Farms Country Estate and see the magnificent mansion surrounded by fields of blooms, you will feel as though you have entered into the setting of an old Victorian novel.

The attention to detail and original Victorian touches will amaze you.

The mansion has shiny walnut floors inlaid with hand-made mesquite tiles, a baby grand piano in the parlor, and an original fireplace framed with delicate tiles with calla lily details.

Everything is carefully designed to put you in the mood for a vacation of indulgence and pampering in a place that calls to mind the romantic past.

Lillian Farms Bed & Breakfast is located in charming Washington, Texas on 230 acres of lush Bluebonnet Country, about half way between Austin and Houston.

It offers five luxurious rooms in the mansion, a two-bedroom penthouse in the carriage house, and six private cottages a little ways away on the property.

You can enjoy the opulence of your room, admire the fine details and antique furniture of the common rooms, pick up a book in the cozy library, visit the art gallery, or venture outside and hike to the beautiful 14-acre lake stocked with fish.

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12570 FM 1155, Washington, TX 77880, 979-421-6332

9. Historic Azalea Estate

Historic Azalea Estate
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Historic Azalea Estate is a stately country inn nestled near the heart of Fort Worth that offers guests a relaxing, tranquil getaway.

Housed in a historic 1940s mansion in a quiet, residential neighborhood, this traditional bed-and-breakfast features beautifully appointed whimsical rooms and cottages.

Guest rooms offer spacious living rooms with large beds, en-suite bathrooms with double whirlpool tubs, and entertainment amenities like flat-screen TVs and iPod docks.

Some rooms have private balconies or verandas, and the property has free wireless Internet. Guests can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast in the plush, Victorian-style dining room or relax over coffee in the lovely garden.

The Azalea Plantation is located just a short stroll from Sundance Square where you’ll find an array of restaurants, bars, and other entertainment.

1400 Robinwood Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76111, 817-838-5882

10. Red Gate Inn - 3 hour 50 minute Weekend Getaway from Houston, TX

Red Gate Inn - 3 hour 50 minute Weekend Getaway from Houston, TX
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Just thirty miles north of downtown Dallas is the picturesque little town of McKinney with lovely tree-lined streets, a historic downtown, two great breweries, twenty-six restaurants of all kinds, galleries, museums and a number of green spaces. If you are heading that way, Red Gate Inn Bed and Breakfast will charm you with its three spacious luxury suites, each unique and with its own special features.

The Blue Bonnet room has a large private balcony and an old-fashioned claw tub, the Yellow Rose has an enormous elegant bathroom and a crystal chandelier, and the Red Rose has beautiful rock fireplace and spacious sitting area.

They take breakfast very seriously at the Red Gate, and you can enjoy freshly baked cinnamon rolls, muffins or scones, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, and fresh farm eggs anyway you want.

811 N Church St, McKinney, TX 75069, 214-620-5565

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11. Cavalry Court, College Station, TX

Cavalry Court, College Station, TX
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Located in College Station, the Cavalry Court Hotel is conveniently set on Century Square, placing guests within easy access of the best retail, dining and entertainment venues. This resort-style hotel is set on 4 acres of landscaped gardens and courtyards and features a large outdoor pool with loungers and cabanas. Each of the boutique-style rooms features comfortable beds with luxury linens and special Texas-style leather headboards. The luxury bathrooms all have walk-in showers and each guestroom has a stocked Smeg fridge. Most have large private balconies for sunset drinks. The Canteen Bar and Grill is said to have a great atmosphere and serves craft cocktails and delicious Texan cuisine.

200 Century Court, College Station, TX 77840, 979 485 5586

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12. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Lost Pines, TX

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Lost Pines, TX
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Located along the banks of the Lower Colorado River, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is an excellent choice for fun-loving couples looking for a romantic getaway. The rooms and suites are modern, elegant and very welcoming – to take your getaway to the next level you can book one of their fabulous suites which have added luxuries like Nespresso Coffee machines, luxury bathrooms and more. Activities include an on-site water park, sparkling pool, a golf course and exciting horse-back trails. You can choose to do as much or as little as you like – perhaps a couples’ pampering session at the spa is just what the doctor ordered.

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd, Lost Pines, TX 78612, 512 308 1234

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13. Walker Manor Bed & Breakfast - 3 hours 30 minutes Houston, Texas

Walker Manor Bed & Breakfast - 3 hours 30 minutes Houston, Texas
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If you love antiquing and find yourself in Gladewater, the antique capital of Texas, treat yourself to a stay at the lovely Walker Manor Bed and Breakfast.

The house, a 1900 historic Edwardian beauty, is itself an antique. Guests can choose between three large suites filled with original antiques, including a family heirloom bed in the Finley Suite.

All provide beautiful views of the manor gardens or of the main street with its buzz of activity created by antique hunters from all over Texas. Suites are decorated to recreate the more elegant times, but you can enjoy all the comforts of modern life with luxury baths, cable TV, and wireless Internet.

Enjoy a delectable breakfast in the quaint dining alcove overlooking the meadow in the back of the manor. The house specialty, Grits Soufflé, is served with other breakfast delights with fine crystal, real silver, and antique china. You can even get the recipe for your delicious morning meal.

214 E Commerce, Gladewater, TX 75647, 903-845-7054

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14. Old Irish - 4 hours Houston, Texas

Old Irish  - 4 hours Houston, Texas
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The Old Irish Bed and Breakfast is a place where Irish charm meets Texas hospitality. Only four miles from Denton, it is an adults-only idyllic bed and breakfast where you can have some time away from the kids, your job, responsibility and stress.

Located in the working alpaca ranch and shaded by 100-year-old oaks and pecans on the banks of a small charming lake, Old Irish will capture your heart, allowing you to admire nature at its best and experience rustic comfort with modern amenities.

Enjoy the comfort of private cottages with their own porches, super comfortable beds and small antique details that make each cottage unique.

Go fishing on the lake, watch the geese and their antics, visit curious alpacas, or take a hike through the neighboring wildlife preserve. The romance of Old Irish makes it a very popular wedding venue, a place to renew your vows, or an exciting destination where you can elope with the love of your life.

3030 N Trinity Rd, Denton, TX 76202, 214-505-0754

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15. The Thornton Inn Bed & Breakfast, a Romantic Texas Getaway for Couples

The Thornton Inn Bed & Breakfast, a Romantic Texas Getaway for Couples
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The Thornton House, the city’s oldest home, is located just minutes from Arlington’s attractions, restaurants, galleries, and shows. After six years of meticulous renovations and lot of love and care, this beautiful 1906 Classical revival house has been converted into the lovely Thornton Inn Bed and Breakfast with five lavishly appointed rooms. You will delight in the traditional décor of the rooms, all of which have high quality linens and furnishings and impressive bathrooms.

A freshly prepared breakfast awaits you in the cozy dining room on the ground floor in the mornings. After exploring Arlington and the surroundings, enjoy a quiet drink on the large porch, cozy up by the open fire at the inn’s outdoor courtyard, or enjoy traditional High Tea in the dining room. More Day Trips from Houston

719 W. Abram St, Arlington, TX, 76013 817-262-5600

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16. Stone Creek Settlement Bed and Breakfast - 3 hour Romantic Trip from Houston, Texas

Stone Creek Settlement Bed and Breakfast - 3 hour Romantic Trip from Houston, Texas
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Situated just off Interstate 35, Stone Creek Settlement Bed and Breakfast is a delightful bed and breakfast with cottage-style accommodation, gourmet cuisine and a friendly, welcoming ambiance. Individually decorated guestrooms offer kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers while cozy cottages boast hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs.

A delicious homemade breakfast is delivered to the cabins during check-in, and there is free wireless Internet in the common areas throughout the property. Stone Creek Settlement Bed and Breakfast is a short stroll from the historic town of Salado, which is home to an array of attractions, including the archeological ruins of Salado College and over 60 shops and artists’ galleries. More Day Trips from Dallas

17. The House of the Seasons, a Romantic Getaway for Couples

The House of the Seasons, a Romantic Getaway for Couples
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The House of the Seasons is a historical home in Jefferson that offers an exclusive bed and breakfast destination with luxurious accommodation, gourmet dining, and outstanding service. Built in 1972, the building is an excellent example of the transition period between the Greek Revival and Victorian styles of architecture, and spectacular Victorian gardens surround the elegant home. The bed and breakfast features four luxurious guest suites located behind the house, each with a separate entrance, elegant bathrooms, and period furnishings.

A gourmet breakfast can be enjoyed every morning, and private tours of the historic home are available on request. The House of the Seasons is ideally located for exploring the town of Jefferson, which features attractive old Southern homes and small antique boutiques offering the perfect place for a quiet, romantic, and relaxing weekend. More Day Trips in Texas

409 South Alley Street, Jefferson, TX 75657, 903-665-8000

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18. Boardwalk Inn, a Romantic Getaway from Houston, Texas

Boardwalk Inn, a Romantic Getaway from Houston, Texas
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Located right on the Kemah Boardwalk, the Boardwalk Inn is a boutique water-front hotel which places visitors right in the heart of the Kemah sea-side fun. Imagine making yourself at home in one of the upscale guestrooms with a wonderful view of the boardwalk and Galveston Bay from your private balcony. The rooms offer refined elegance and luxury, Keurig coffee machines and oversized bathrooms. Once you step out of your room you are surrounded by all the attractions of the Kemah Boardwalk including restaurants, boutique stores and fun-fare amusements. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub and free parking.

8 Kemah Waterfront, Kemah, TX 77565, 281 334 9880

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19. Blair House Inn - 3 hours

Blair House Inn - 3 hours
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From the 45-foot pool and twelve luxurious rooms to the culinary school, spa, and art gallery, Blair House Inn Bed and Breakfast offers far more than just comfortable accommodations for a romantic getaway weekend.

Blair House is set in the middle of 23 picturesque acres in Texas Hill Country in the lovely village of Wimberley. Known for its artists’ colony, Wimberley is great fun to explore, but there is a lot to do even without leaving Blair House Inn.

Your day starts with a gourmet three-course breakfast in your room. Most rooms have a private whirlpool bath but you might want to try the sauna or request a massage service.

Explore the inn’s own art gallery or take part in one of the famous Blair House cooking courses. Stroll along throughout the lovely property or head to one of the nearby golf courses.

In the evening, you can indulge in the inn’s gourmet five-course dinner by their celebrated chef.

100 W Spoke Hill Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676, 512-847-1111

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20. Blisswood B&B Ranch, Cat Spring, TX

Blisswood B&B Ranch, Cat Spring, TX
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Located just one hour from Houston, the Blisswood B&B Ranch is a wonderful destination for a romantic getaway. The B&B ranch is set in the heart of a working ranch where it gives guests the opportunity to experience nature at its best. Couples have the choice of various accommodation options including private and secluded cabins, houses and fabulous luxury glamping tents. You can enjoy catch and release fishing, have a champagne picnic in the gazebo (a great setting for popping the question!), go on a horse-back trail or simply sit back and enjoy some stargazing. Kayaking and canoeing, axe throwing and archery are other possible activities for you to try.

13597 Frantz Rd, Cat Spring, TX 78933, 713 301 3235

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21. Sage Hill Inn and Spa, Kyle, TX

Sage Hill Inn and Spa, Kyle, TX
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Set on 88 acres of beautiful Texas countryside, the Sage Hill Inn and Spa is a wonderful destination for couples to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. Sage Hill is simply beautiful! A calm and serene country setting provides the ideal ambiance for rest and relaxation, but there are also many outdoor activities available for those who prefer an active getaway. Accommodation options include individually decorated luxury guestrooms, beautiful cottages with full kitchens and fabulous new casitas with private spa hot tubs. A Spa, sparking outdoor pool, fire pits and hiking trails are all at your fingertips. Mouthwatering breakfasts and dinners are included in your rate.

4444FM 150 W, Kyle, TX 78640, 512 268 1617

22. Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, Rockport

Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, Rockport
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Nestled right on the edge of the bay, the Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay is perfect for a romantic weekend on the Texas coast. All the luxury rooms and suites have private balconies or patios overlooking the pool, gardens or the bay. You can settle into your private rocking chair while you enjoy a sunset drink and watch the dolphins glide by. Outside, there is a private fishing pier, a large secluded pool with loungers, a fitness center and a courtyard area with access to BBQ grills. The Palm Room bar and grill serves delicious meals and drinks along with stunning bay views.

200 S. Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX 78382, 361 790 8439

23. Yellow House Bed and Breakfast

Yellow House Bed and Breakfast
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Escape from the city for a relaxing weekend getaway at the Yellow House Bed and Breakfast in Salado. Nestled in the rolling foothills of Texas' famous hill country, the historic community of Salado boasts beautiful shady live oak trees, a rippling creek, and a rich, unique heritage. Located a short stroll from Salado's Main Street, the welcoming bed and breakfast offer five large and beautifully decorated guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms baths, as well as two private cottages and two guesthouses for larger groups.

Rooms are nicely decorated and boast a home-away-from-home feel, while the sunny dining room hosts a delicious gourmet breakfast every morning. A spacious common room provides comfortable seating and a games table for entertainment, and the surrounding landscapes of wooded park-like grounds beckon to be explored and enjoyed. More Weekend Getaways from Austin

2290 FM 2268, Salado, TX 76571, 254-947-5282

24. Music Garden Mansion

Music Garden Mansion
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The Music Garden is a charming West Texas Mansion in the heart of San Angelo that offers guests a delightful retreat in a place right around the corner from the meandering Concho River. Just a short stroll away from the historic Concho Avenue, the Music Garden features lovely comfortable rooms decorated with vintage solid wood flooring, four-poster beds, and en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and showers. Guests can enjoy relaxing under the stars in the hot tub or explore the little town of San Angelo.

One of the most remote cities in America, San Angelo offers a variety of things to see and do such as the historic Concho Avenue with its boutiques, restaurants, and museums, the city’s first site the Fort Concho National Landmark, and the famous oasis of the Sunken Gardens Park.

602 Elm Street, San Angelo, TX 76901, 325-340-0890

25. Inn on the Creek

Inn on the Creek
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Enjoy seclusion, romance, and gracious southern hospitality at the intimate Inn on the Creek just outside of Austin. Housed in an elegant Victorian building that was built in 1882, the inn is situated along a natural creek surrounded by tall cypress trees and beautifully landscaped grounds. The inn feature seven exquisite guest rooms decorated with period pieces and boasting en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers.

The spacious third-floor McKie Suite offers a tranquil library nook and window seat overlooking Salado Creek, and high-speed wireless Internet access is available throughout the house. A full complimentary Southern-style breakfast is served every morning, and maid service is available for multiple-day stays.

Alexander's Distillery is an elegant restaurant and cocktail lounge where guests can savor excellent cuisine and drinks while overlooking the creek. Curl up with a great book and a glass of wine on the porch or take a leisurely stroll to the many shops and galleries a few blocks away.

602 Center Circle, Salado, TX 76571, 254-947-5554 / Toll-Free 877-947-5554

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Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel and Casino, LA

Eminently suitable for a romantic weekend getaway, the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles will exceed your expectations. All the guestrooms and suites are elegantly appointed and feature home-from-home luxuries like Egyptian cotton bed linens, luxury bathrooms and personal coffee machines. Once you step outside your room the world is literally your oyster – the resort offers a full gaming casino, fabulous nightlife and entertainment and multiple dining options. Outdoor amenities include a championship golf course, a tropical pool area with slides and a lazy river and boating on the lake. A fitness center and a spa complete the picture.

2550 Golden Nugget Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601, 337 508 7777