Honeymoons in Texas

The second largest of the fifty U.S. states, Texas has plenty to offer honeymooners. The climate makes it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year round, and the state’s diverse landscape and culture will make your visit unforgettable. Here are some of the best places for a Texas honeymoon.

San Antonio – The home of the Alamo, San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas. But the Alamo is only one of many historic attractions you’ll find here. Follow the River Walk, which runs alongside the San Antonio River, to see lots of other landmarks and visit some of the city’s best shops and restaurants. You can also find great shopping and dining at Market Square, enjoy studios and galleries in the Southtown Arts district, visit Shamu at Sea World and enjoy an amazing view of the city from HemisFair Park. Some of San Antonio’s most romantic attractions include Selena’s Bridge and Marriage Island.

For romantic honeymoon lodging in the San Antonio area, consider:

  • The Inn at Craig Place - An adults-only bed and breakfast which serves breakfast where you want it, including in your bed! Though, you may want to have it on the romantic wrap-around balcony. The Inn offers two different honeymoon packages, one for 4-nights, and one for 5-nights, starting at $599 (as of Sept. 2011).
  • Hotel Valencia Riverwalk - Luxury hotel on the Riverwalk, with over 200 rooms. Their romance package includes rose petal turndown, bottle of chilled champagne, and breakfast in bed. Accolades include a AAA Four Diamond Award, and a Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for "Top Hotels in the United States."

Galveston Island – Located about one hour south of Houston, Galveston Island boasts 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, making it a wonderful place to spend your honeymoon. Visitors can participate in all sorts of beach activities, including swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and more. Nature lovers can take a kayak tour or go bird watching. And no Galveston Island honeymoon would be complete without a romantic ride on a paddlewheel boat or horse-drawn carriage tour of the island!

Places to consider staying on your Galveston Island honeymoon:

    • Avenue O Bed and Breakfast - Offering several different romantic options, such as arranging for a horse-drawn carriage ride to dinner or their Romantic Evening Special which includes a rose petal path to your room, where you'll find scented candles, fresh flowers and chocolate covered strawberries.
    • The Mermaid & Dolphin Resort - A boutique hotel and spa resort boasting tropical gardens and private balconies or a garden terrace with private "Jacuzzi-for-two AquaSpas."
The Hill Country – The hill country includes Austin, the capital of Texas, as well as quaint towns such as San Marcos, Fredricksburg and Wimberley. This part of Texas offers gorgeous scenery and a laid back attitude, making it a lovely place to honeymoon. Music lovers will enjoy Austin’s burgeoning music scene and the city has lots of romantic hotels and restaurants to choose from. Couples into tasting wine will want to check out Fredericksburg and the surrounding area which is referred to as the "Wine Country of Texas," with 24 wineries along the Texas Wine Trail. In addition to wine and music, couples honeymooning in the Hill Country can enjoy the outdoors, go boating on the Guadalupe, San Marcos or Blanco rivers and visit a local ranch for some horseback riding. 

    Some romantic places to stay in the Hill Country:

    • Barons CreekSide - Located in Fredericksburg, Barons CreekSide offers many different lodging choices, including 6 romantic Swiss log cabins with Jacuzzi tubs.
    • Hangar Hotel - Located at the Gillespie County Airport in Fredericksburg, the Hangar Hotel is a unique, one-of-a-kind hotel offering couples a chance to step back in time to the romantic 1940s. A recreation of an old WWII military hangar, the Hangar Hotel comes complete with an Officer's Club for an evening out, as well as an Observation Deck to watch the planes come and go. If you're looking for unique, this is it.
    • The Inn Above Onion Creek - The Inn Above Onion Creek is situated on an 88 acre property just 25 miles south of Austin in Kyle, TX. The property boasts 12 guest rooms, including 2 private cottages, each of which offer romantic fireplaces. Included in your stay is a 3-course dinner and full hot breakfast. Designed for romantic getaways, the Inn resembles a late 1800's Texas homestead. Their Kuykendall and Nance suites are perfect for honeymooners as they both include whirlpool tubs under windows that overlook the Texas hill country. The Inn offers a honeymoon package that includes a private dinner in the library and 2 couples' massages.
    • Crystal River Inn - Located in San Marcos, the Crystal River Inn is known for their Murder Mysteries, as well as their custom-designed romance packages, which can include any number of romantic things, like fireside picnics, horse-drawn carriages, massages and hot-air ballooning.

    Lajitas - For those couples wanting a romantic Texas spot for a honeymoon in the Fall, consider Lajitas, or, more specifically, Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, which is located on the western edge of Big Bend National Park in southwestern Brewster County, overlooking the Rio Grande River. Lajitas Golf Resort will appeal to your inner Cowboy or Cowgirl, offering guests trail rides, horseback riding lessons and river expeditions, in addition to an 18-hole championship golf course. They can also help set you up with jeep tours, historical tours and zip line canopy tours. Be sure to take time to pamper yourselves at the resort's Agave Spa, where you can choose from among a wide array of massages and facial treatments.

    If you enjoy outdoor activities and historical attractions, Texas could be the perfect place for your honeymoon. These destinations are among the best the Lone Star State has to offer.





    Synonyms: honymoon, honeymon, honnymoon, hunnymoon, hoenymoon and hoonymoon are typos for the word, "honeymoon."