Tap into your country roots by taking a babymoon in Texas. Spend some time alone with your significant other sunbathing on the beaches in Corpus Christi, or opt for a cozy, secluded cabin that offers views of the Franklin Mountains in El Paso. There are plenty of incredible Texas vacation rentals to choose from. From boat tours on the Gulf of Mexico to leisurely walks through state parks, there’s something fun and relaxing for everyone in these cities in Texas.

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1. Corpus Christi

A beachfront vacation rental awaits you for your next babymoon when you make Corpus Christi your vacation destination. With 75 miles of shoreline, you and your sweetheart can take a boat tour with the Yachting Center of Corpus Christ, or have some fun in the sun while picnicking on the sand. Dip your feet in the water near the Padre Island National Seashore, or opt for some bonding time with a fishing trip sponsored by Saltwater Keith’s Guide Service. Continue your water adventure with a tour of the Texas State Aquarium, or take a romantic stroll on the trails of the Hazel Bazemore Park. The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to grab some fresh produce. For dinner, enjoy fresh seafood at Landry’s Seafood House or hearty steaks at the Republic of Texas Bar and Grill.

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2. Austin

A cultural hot spot, Austin is a great place for your babymoon, offering ample opportunities for rest and relaxation. Fish for the day in Lake Travis, or wade in the waters of Lake Austin when the sun is shining bright. Shop for baby supplies and essentials at the 6th Street Trading Company before stopping in for Texas desserts at the Sweetish Hill Bakery. Tap into the history of the state capitol with tours of the Bullock Texas State History Museum or the Texas Military Forces Museum. Continue exploring this cultural mecca of Texas with stops at the Blanton Museum of Art and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. When your cravings get the best of you, grab some comfort food at the Salty Sow or dine on slow-roasted pork at the Roaring Fork.

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3. Arlington

Indulge your artistic side with the cultural attractions near Arlington vacation rentals. Catch a show at the Levitt Pavilion for Performing Arts, or see the masterpieces at the Arlington Museum of Art. River Legacy Park offers scenic trails ideal for hiking or walking while the Planetarium gives you and your mate elaborate light and sound shows to enjoy. Stop in at the Bowling Museum to see unique artifacts, or join in the thriving sports culture when attending events at the College Park Center or Globe Life Park. When you’re craving some fried chicken, Babe’s Chicken Dinner House is the place to go before retreating back to your cozy or rustic vacation rental.

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4. El Paso

Outdoor enthusiasts flock to El Paso to walk the trails that lead to scenic views of rugged mountains in Franklin Mountains State Park. Visit the historic sites to see rock formations in Hueco Tanks State Park or walk along the El Paso Mission Trail to soak in more history facts that date back 300 years. Liven up your evening plans when timing your trip for when the Hueco Rock Rodeo festival erupts. If you want to take in all the sights of El Paso, hop on board the Wyler Aerial Tramway and snap some scenic pictures together. When you feel the need to put your feet up and relax, opt for an entertaining play or theatrical performance at the Plaza Theatre.

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5. Galveston

Enjoy picturesque views of sandy beaches with a vacation rental in Galveston. Head down to the historical district, known as the Strand, to see the unique architecture, or ride the Ferris wheel at Pleasure Pier to get an aerial view of the city. A day of fun in the sun calls for a stop in at the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark or you can take a boat tour with Galveston Water Adventures. If you love history, browse the Texas artifacts and exhibits at the Galveston Railroad Museum or take a tour of the Moody Mansion. Galveston is home to restaurants serving up Southern cuisine, too, such as the Rainforest Cafe and Olympia the Grill at Pier 21.

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6. Amarillo

A babymoon in Amarillo gives you and your loved one plenty of sights to see before the baby arrives, as it is located right along Route 66. Snap a few selfies in front of the painted Cadillacs along Route 66 and then take in the Old West feel of the city with a walk through Palo Dura Canyon State Park. The city’s Botanical Gardens offers a refreshing backdrop for some serenity while the American Quarter Horse Heritage Center and Museum provides you with hands-on exhibits to enhance your knowledge of Texas. A vacation rental in Amarillo puts you in close proximity to the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, where you can see colorful and eclectic motor vehicles. Get the best of Texas cuisine with dinner at the saloon-styled Big Texan Steak Ranch and Brewery, or savor the barbecue at Tyler’s Barbecue.

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