7 Wonderful Weekend Getaways For The Most Fun Near Houston


What are your plans for this weekend? Do you ever have the feeling that you need to get away from the city for a while? Lucky for you, Houston is surrounded by a host of wonderful weekend getaways with fun-filled activities and Amazing scenery. Which are the best weekend getaways near Houston for a memorable getaway? Here are some of our favorites.


Palacios is just a couple hours drive away from Houston. For most Texans, Palacios is the best place to indulge in seafood because it’s the shrimp capital of the state. Fishers in this lovely town set out for the waters every morning and sail back every evening with fresh seafood. The view is picturesque from any of the many restaurant patios overlooking the sea. However, it’s the shrimp that brings tourists here—the shrimp is always fresh and delicious.

The locals are also friendly, and you can do fun activities such as sailing. Palacios offers a nice weekend break away from the hustle and bustle of Houston.

San Antonio

San Antonio is just a few hours away from Houston. It’s a lovely city with a lot of friendly folks. One of its most popular attractions is the river walk. Tourists often visit the city to simply take a serene stroll along the river or canoe its gentle waters. It’s also popular for its delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, and the service is simply unrivaled.

San Antonio also has a lot to see including historic buildings such as The Alamo and modern art museums. Fun activities you can indulge in include a visit to Sea World. For one of the best BBQ places in all of Texas, we recommend visiting The Big Bib BBQ. The brisket and rib tips are worth the trip alone, seating can be tricky though, plan accordingly. 

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is characterized by its deep-blue waters surrounded by picturesque beaches.

Corpus Christi offers unlimited fun if you’re a fan of water sports. Alternatively, you can take it easy and just enjoy the refreshing water with a swim at the shores and dry off by basking on the beach; don’t forget to pack your sunscreen. Other fun activities include hiking, visiting parks, and exploring the art museum.

For a laid back cafe/brunch spot go to one of Hester’s Cafe & Coffee Bar’s three locations. They serve breakfast and lunch all day, the prices are reasonable, and the food is delicious.


Dallas is popular for its numerous museums and historic sites that tell of the frontier’s historic fight for America, much like Houston. However, it also offers a unique experience compared to Houston and is definitely worth a visit.

The Dallas World Aquarium is always inspiring to visit as it exhibits a wide range of sea creatures. The Dallas Zoo, on the other hand, showcases a wide range of animal species from the majestic African elephant to fierce lions. For nature enthusiasts, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden offers a serene and calm experience as you stroll through the pristine landscape of natural vegetation. You can also get in touch with your history by taking a tour of the city’s (as well as the State’s) historic sites and monuments.

If you need to get some work done during your trip, visit The Common Desk. They have a coworking space with a vibrant remote working community in Deep Ellum, Oak Cliff, West Plano, and a new location in Fort Worth opening soon.

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Austin really knows how to party. In fact, it is dubbed the live music capital of the world. It is also endowed with diverse natural beauty that will take more than just one weekend to explore.

There is a lot to see in Austin including landmark buildings such as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, and the State Capitol and Visitors Center. You can also partake in fun activities such as exploring the beautiful natural setting of Zilker Metropolitan Park and Botanical Garden. Popular activities include hiking, picnicking, and canoeing.

On hot days head down to the Barton Springs Pool. It’s a natural spring pool with nice and cool water, even on the hottest days of the year. After you’re done cooling off they have plenty of small hills and shade where you can relax.

Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos is an outdoor haven. For starters, it is popular with campers and has numerous campsites. It’s also popular for hiking either as an individual or as a part of an organized tour. There is also plenty to see, including the George Observatory where you can observe a beautiful array of stars every night.


You can go to Galveston to take in the quiet and natural beauty along the coastline—the beach is vast and you are guaranteed to find an isolated spot just for you. The locals in Galveston are friendly, and they prepare some of the most delicious delicacies in the State.

Galveston also offers a lot of fun things to do and see. For instance, a visit to this city would be incomplete without a tour of the Moody Gardens and Aquarium Pyramid.

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