Post # 1
As many of you know my FH and I will be moving to Texas at the EXACT same time as the wedding…we plan to find an apt for the first 6 months so we can house hunt while we are there and sign a lease to begin June 1st and come BACK to MI until the wedding (June 26) and then go back to start our lives in Austin TEXAS!
Here is the thing…
with us moving and getting married all within a month, we arn’t going to have time to go on our honeymoon right away 🙁 We have a fund put aside so hopefully for our 1 year annversary we can go. However, I want to go on a mini moon for a long weekened or something but since it would be too stressful to go far…what suggestions do you ladies have for Austin/surrounding areas?
We don’t want to spend more then $700 or so since it would just be for a weekend but we want some sort of special, pretty, romantic “mini ‘moon” 🙂
Post # 4
Why don’t you consider Galveston, TX
Tourism has been slow picking up after the hurricane so prices are really good.
I have stayed at the Galvez which has an amazing pool area and is across from the beach. The downtown area of galveston is has lots of antique shops and boutiques. And in June there is no threat of hurricanes.
Or you could try a weekend in New Orleans and stay in the french quarter if you are willing to drive a little ways!
Post # 5
So many options! I don’t have anything specific in mind right now, but maybe somewhere on Lake Travis or even San Antonio. Actually, I’ve heard that the Hilton Hill Country Resort is supposed to be really nice. I’ll try brainstorming for you 🙂
Post # 6
If you do a google search for honeymoon packages, there are a lot of options that come up.
Here is the link to the google page:
And here is the link to just one of the options:
Post # 7
My Fiance and I live in Austin, and we went to San Antonio last year for a weekend to stay at a really cute bed and breakfast, see the Riverwalk and the Alamo, eat yummy Mexican food, etc. It was very affordable and a fun getaway.
You could also check out the Hill Country wineries and do a wine tasting tour. Fredricksburg is a really cute little town, and it has bed and breakfast options as well.
Post # 8
You can go down to South Padre, which is about a 6 hr drive from Austin. South Padre is known for Spring Break crazy, but any time of year other than March, it’s a great, sleepy island.
You can go to Fredricksburg, a lot closer. They have cute B&Bs, a local brewery, a WWII museum, and lots of wineries.
Try VRBO.com for a listing of places in Texas that have vacation rentals that are nicer than your run-of-the-mill hotels and b&bs.
Hope this helps!
Post # 9
GRUENE GRUENE GRUENE!!! Go to gruene! Its a cute little romantic town just north of new braunfels (45 min from austin) that were me and my Fiance are going on our mini moon! good luck finding a great place!
Post # 10
Thank you guys! This has been really helpful 🙂
I guess I just need to brainstorm…any other links or pictures or ideas are ABSOLUTELY welcome!!
Post # 11
in gruene you can go tubing, rafting, shopping hang out at Gruene Hall for some awesome music at night. You can eat some yummy food at the gruene river grill and the gristmill and a cool place we stayed was at the Gruene mansion inn
Post # 12
I would suggest Fredericksburg. It’s an adorable little town, with a huge German influence. It’s not too far from Enchanted Rock, which is always fun to hike and camp at!
San Antonio is a lot of fun too. Make sure you go to El Mercado and the Riverwalk. Lots of fun stuff in SA!
Post # 13
Yep I was going to suggest Gruene and Fredericksburg.
We have a river house in Gruene and we love going into town to eat at the Gristmill which is next to gruene Hall. You can always catch live music at Gruene Hall. Then you can float the river depending on the weather. There is also Schlitaurbaun (sorry spelling) there too which is a water park. The town of Gruene has some cute little shops and a great Mexican food place that also has live music.
Fredericksburg is where we are getting married at and it is a neat town. They have several vineyards that offer tours and tastings and live music on weekends. The bed and breakfast places are awesome some offer great views and hot tubs. The town also has lots of shopping. The enchanted rock is nearby so you can go for a really neat hike or camp there.
Post # 14
If it is warm enough I say New Braunfels to float the river or Port Aransas to go to the beach, which is about 3 or so hours from Austin. You can rent a beach house and chill out on the beach. La Cantera in San Antonio, is also a favorite weekend getaway for my fiance and I. Let us know what you decide!
Post # 15
There are some great vinyards in Fredricksburg! Also, staying in San ANtonio and doing the riverwalk would be GREAT!
Post # 16
haha come to Fredericksburg! I live here and it’s a great little tourist town… Tons of romantic bed and breakfasts (tub for two anyone??)… I recommend the absolute charm bed and breakfasts, or something out in the country… There are alot of great places to visit, hike and drink… Main street has tons of nice little shops, there is a great hiking area called Enchanted Rock, Lady Bird Golf Course, dozens of wineries, the Pacific War Museum, Trade Days in out toward Stonewall you can google to find dates of that… There are always festivals or fun things to do at Market Platz check out the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce for that… Also there are always good bands playing at Auslander and the newly remodeled Buc’s Bar and Grill (my boyfriend’s bar!) Hondo’s and the new restaurant Cross Roads. Not to mention the FAMOUS Luckebach Texas is just a few miles outside of town (and they have free dances on fridays!) There’s also a great little place 12 miles out of town called Tin Star Ranch, beautiful little place in the country with quite a few nice “bunk houses”, they occationally have bands too. Sorry thats alot of information!
And the best part is, it’s only an hour away from Austin! You can come here anytime to “rekindle” your mini-moon.
Fredericksburg is a great little place (especially when your only visiting! lol)