Texas Vacations | Start Planning Your Escape to the Lone Star State

This is the definitive guide for your Texas vacation with the best hotels, resorts, and tips on things to do whether you're looking for a city escape or to relax in a spa.

Texas brings to mind a strong image, unlike any other state in the country. In fact, Texas feels like its own country sometimes (probably because it used to be).

But Texas is more diverse than you might realize. It’s a state full of outdoor adventures outside of incredible cities. You can plan a romantic getaway or just as easily bring the kids along.

No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got something for your next Texas vacation.

Urban Texas


Texas may be synonymous with cowboys and the Wild West, but the state has its fair share of urban destinations as well. You’ve got Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston to name just a handful.

Start your urban exploration of Texas at Hotel Alessandra in Houston. Here you have a mix of European opulence combined with Houston’s pioneering spirit (think moon missions). Get ready for the concierge to spoil you, too, when you’re not busy living it up with one of the in-house spa packages.

The Laura Hotel, Houston Downtown, Autograph Collection

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (2033 reviews)

Texas Family Fun


Looking for laid back family fun? Texas has it in spades.

Start your family Texan adventure with a stay at the Lone Star Court in Austin. Kid-friendly amenities include bowling, skeeball, arcade games, and a movie theater. But it’s not just about the little ones. Adults will love the on-site food truck and cooling off in the swimming pool.

Lone Star Court, By Valencia Hotel Collection

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (2118 reviews)

Texas Romance


Whether you’re looking for an adventurous escape or an urban retreat, Texas has plenty of possibilities for you and your significant other to reconnect. You could hit up a San Antonio spa or ditch the cities for a rural adventure.

If you are the adventurous type, then you should check out the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. This property is just outside of Austin and perfect for outdoor fun. Here you’re surrounded by 18 miles of trails (great for hiking) with the Colorado River running right through the property.

At the end of the adventure, work out the kinks with a Soulmate Sunset massage and spoil yourself with chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

Top rated
Cedar Creek
9.0 Excellent (1995 reviews)

Remember The Alamo


Do your part to remember the Alamo by planning a trip to San Antonio. Besides the aforementioned historic spot, the River Walk (or Paseo del Rio) is a rightfully popular part of town to base a trip around.

You really can’t go wrong with most of the hotels on the River Walk, but we can especially recommend the Mokara Hotel. This is a top-rated property by trivago users and you’ll know why as soon as you enter. Life is easy here with a gorgeous rooftop pool accompanied by sweeping views of the historic city. When you’re ready to really up the luxurious ante, check out the 7,000-square-foot spa and try one of their signature massages.

Mokara Hotel & Spa

Top rated
San Antonio
9.6 Excellent (2281 reviews)