Texas is a favorite holiday destination, and the state welcomes more than 70 million visitors every year. Attractions such as The Alamo, San Antonio's River Walk, and the Space Center Houston get a lot hype, and the state's world-famous barbeque is reason enough to head to Texas for a quick weekend getaway. While The Lone Star State is certainly the perfect place for everything from nature holidays to city breaks, it's also the ideal destination to get some pampering and indulge in the best things that life has to offer. If you're looking for a place where you can experience the high life, here's a guide to a luxurious weekend getaway in Texas.
Spa treatments in Austin
Texas is a vibrant place that has something for everybody, and it's no wonder that people from other states have been relocating to Texas in record numbers over the past three years. Most of them have moved after spending multiple holidays in the state, and those who are looking to make The Lone Star State their new home often check out ranches in Texas that feature everything from rustic farmhouses to Spanish-style haciendas. Those who are living in Austin have a certain advantage, as not only are they blessed with gorgeous nature scenes, but they're also living near some of the best spa resorts in the country.
For a weekend of pampering, head to Austin and get a spa treatment at any of the spa resorts in the area. There's the Miraval Austin Resort & Spa, the Lake Austin Spa Resort, and the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, among others. Not only can you get relaxing massages and beauty treatments in these places, but they also offer luxurious accommodations so you can have an enjoyable overnight stay.
Wine tasting in Texas Hill Country
Texas' wine industry continues to grow: the state currently has over 500 registered wineries, and Hill Country is the most popular wine-focused region in the area. To sample the best wine that Texas has to offer, go on a wine tasting tour starting at Fall Creek Vineyards, which is the oldest winery in Hill Country. Next, head on over to Duchman Family Vineyards, where you can enjoy wine along with homemade pizza or a charcuterie board while sitting under Texas oak trees. Don't forget to check out Lost Draw Cellars, where you can sample different types of wine while listening to live music. Most of the wineries in Hill Country typically offer three to four types of wine during tastings, so pace yourself, and make sure to have a designated driver for your trip.
Fine dining in Dallas
Dallas has an exciting fine dining scene that caters to every taste. Whether you're craving traditional Southern cuisine, contemporary dining, or fusion food, the city has it all. If you like Asian fusion, stop by Abacus, which is famous for their sushi and sashimi, as well as for their roasted duck breast with peach and grits. Meanwhile, steak lovers will love Knife Dallas, which is located inside the Highland hotel. Here, you can feast on dry-aged meats and tasty side dishes. For French food, head to Bullion for classic French fare such as canard confit and ratatouille.
Treat yourself by heading to these Texas destinations for some pampering, good food, and great wine. Make sure to book ahead, and have fun on your luxurious weekend getaway.