Rounding a turn on San Antonio’s winding River Walk, we let out a collective sigh. Suddenly the week’s worries were behind us—and ahead of us the Paseo del Rio’s lights stretched across the canopy of tall cypress trees, twinkled off the water. A river taxi floated by while, in the distance, the tell-tale aroma of fajitas and the sound of laughter hinted at the dinners and margaritas being enjoyed in the Alamo City.
Instead of clutching our cell phones, it was time to hold hands, slow down and enjoy the city’s romantic climate created by a melding of historic sites, riverside relaxation, and world-class dining. With the weekend ahead of us, our schedule was filled with activities no more stressful than choosing a riverside restaurant for dinner and a spa treatment the following day.
And San Antonio is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to romantic getaways in Texas. With destinations ranging from the Big D to the Bayou City, from piney woods to sandy beaches, Texas travelers find getaways where, for a brief respite, your trip deep in the heart of Texas can be filled with couples massages, romantic dining, and sunset walks.