Texas Regional and Local Honeymoon Destinations
Where are you headed for your honeymoon? Honeymoons are a chance to bridge the gap between wedding planning and starting real life together as a married couple. It is a simple celebration of the start of a new chapter. Exotic locals and far off destinations are a dream come true. However, budget concerns and Covid-19 have limited the scope of where couples are willing and able to travel. Local and regional honeymoon destinations are more desirable then ever. Here are a few Texas regional and local honeymoon destinations that are swoon worthy spots!
Staying close to home is easy and fun. Save money up front, and then do a extravagant honeymoon in the future when things have settled down. Lucky for our couples, they don’t have to travel far! One of the highest rated travel destinations in Texas is the town of Gruene. The live music scene, historic boutique shops, and of course floating the Guadalupe River make it a tourist hot spot. Gruene Hall is the live music capital of Texas, featuring singer song writers as well country music biggest stars in an intimate setting. White Water Amphitheater is know for it’s larger shows and national acts.
Gruene Mansion Inn offers boutique accommodations right next to Gruene Hall. Featured in publications such as People Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Southern Living, Texas Highways, Texas Monthly and Romantic Getaways. The Gruene Mansion Inn is the perfect getaway for couples honeymooning close to home. Ambiance surrounds guests while staying at Gruene Mansion Inn. Located in the middle of Gruene, you don’t have to “get back” in their car. You are two steps from all of Gruene’s attractions. Do nothing and enjoy the view of the serene Guadalupe River from the comfort of your room.
Go West Young Man
If your looking for a unique honeymoon destinations in the State of Texas, then look no further then Marfa. Long known for its mysterious Marfa lights and supposed alien presence, Marfa boasts a long list eclectic art installations, retro accommodations, and unique food options. It’s also super remote, so plan on just spending quality time with just your significant other.
El Cosmico is the place to stay, and offers a blend of adventure and comfort. The 15 acre property has 14 hotel rooms that are set in teepees, vintage travel trailers, and safari tents. In addition, there is a hammock lounge, open kitchen, free loaner bikes, and best of all a wood burning hot tub that couples can rent for the evening!
If you are looking for a little adventure, Big Bend National Park is less then two hours away. It massive and beautiful. Hiking trails and vistas that span a park the size of Rhode Island are plentiful. Simple day hikes like the Lost Mine Trail are a great place to start. Horseback riding and Rio Grande float trips are offered through select outfitters.
Deep In The Heart of Texas
Couples who looking for lots of amenities and the big city vibe should look no further then the city of Austin. A fabulous close to home honeymoon destination, the live music venues in Austin are world class and rival those in Nashville. Venues like the retro Continental Club offer great shows nightly. They even have an upstairs level called the Continental Gallery where capacity is limited to 20-30 guests. You can catch some amazing pop shows in a intimate setting with big name artist.
A short walk to the Continental Club is Hotel St. Cecilia. Owned by the same company that owns El Cosmico in Marfa, rooms are decorated with a funky bohemian flare. Since music is a focal point of Austin, the hotel is themed to reflect the spirit of, ” The Live Capital Music of Texas”. Each room comes with turntable and iPod connection so you can listen to your favorite tunes. Visit the library at Saint Cecilia to check out vintage vinyls, films about writers and musicians and classic novels and poetry. Enjoy your new read by the pool or choose to bike around town on the complimentary bikes provided by Saint Cecilia. Some accommodations have soaking tubs and outdoor showers, while s’mores and champagne can be delivered to your suite.
Texas offers brides and grooms incredible options for regional and local honeymoon destinations. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel far to experience the best the state has to offer. Whether you want to stay close to home on a staycation, experience unique digs in West Texas, or relish in the live music scene in Austin, there are affordable options for everybody.
Photographs Paige Vaughn Photography