When you crave some time alone with your sweetheart, stay at one of many Texas vacation rentals in cities such as Fredericksburg or Lajitas to enjoy stunning views and attractions. Tour the Cascade Caverns together in Boerne or hike to Mount Bonnell in Austin for an unforgettable picnic. From big cities like Dallas with fine dining opportunities to the natural wonders of El Paso, consider these vacation destinations when planning your next romantic weekend getaway in the Lone Star State.

1. Fredericksburg

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Take your sweetie to the heart of Texas Hill Country for the weekend and see one of the largest natural rock formations in the states. Enchanted Rock is a natural landmark and the perfect setting to proclaim your love or pop the question. While vacationing in Fredericksburg, take a stroll hand-in-hand to the town square to shop in the specialty shops or see the Vereins Kirche, a 19th-century German church. Share a glass of wine together on the Fredericksburg Hill Country Wine Tour or get adventurous with a horseback ride on the Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour. Wildseed Farms gives you the ideal scenery for a photo together before retreating to your vacation rental for the evening.

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2. Boerne

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Find yourself hanging onto that special someone when touring the cool and dark Cascade Caverns, located in Boerne. This romantic city, part of the Texas Hill Country, is home to antique shops for you to shop together and restaurants with cozy tables for two, such as the Cypress Grill or The Creek Restaurant. Spend your weekend walking or hiking the trails at River Road Park together or wander through the trees of the Cibolo Nature Center. Enjoy the warmer temperatures with a horseback ride hosted by Enchanted Springs Ranch or canoe the canals and creeks at Boerne City Park.

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3. Galveston Island

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Explore the attractions on both land and water together with a romantic getaway on Galveston Island. Stroll along the Strand for a romantic morning walk to see the historic buildings before stopping in to learn more about the history of the area together at Bishop’s Palace or the Moody Mansion. See the blooming flowers in the Moody Gardens and grab a couple’s photo to remember your vacation. The adventurous couples enjoy a day at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark while the creative types enjoy taking in the artistic performances together at the Grand 1894 Opera House.

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4. Lajitas

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A vacation rental in Lajitas offers scenic views of Texas you can admire from your balcony together. The adventurous couple can spend the weekend ziplining with Lajitas Zipline while the nature enthusiasts can hike Closed Canyon and enjoy a romantic picnic at the top of the trail. Sightsee with your loved one at the Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set in Lajitas or challenge your athletic mate to a round of golf at Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, where you can reserve a couple’s massage to soothe your sore muscles after 18 holes of golf.

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5. Austin

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If you and your significant other enjoy live music and nightlife, then Austin is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway. Stop in at the clubs and restaurants along Sixth Street in the city that owns its own brand of “weird,” or pick up a bottle of wine and hike to Mount Bonnell, the highest point in Austin, to see spectacular views of the city. When you want to kick the romance up a notch, rent a swan-shaped pedal boat from Capital Cruises to explore Lady Bird Lake. You can also court your loved one with a tour of Mayfield Park where flocks of peacocks strut the paths year round.

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6. San Antonio

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San Antonio is one of the most-visited cities in Texas, and a vacation rental in this city gives you plenty of opportunities to romance your loved one. Start off your weekend getaway with a boat cruise in the famous River Walk area, or take in the picturesque shops and restaurants with a stroll down the boardwalk. Plant a kiss on your sweetie on Marriage Island, located on the banks of the San Antonio River before enjoying the Mariachi music at the Market Square. Treat your creative mate to a tour of the San Antonio Museum of Art before heading to the Pearl Complex for an evening beverage.

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7. El Paso

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El Paso is a mecca for outdoor adventures ideal for active couples. See the exotic animals while strolling hand-in-hand through the El Paso Zoo or explore the natural wonders together at Franklin Mountains State Park, complete with 100 miles of trails for rock climbing, hiking, and biking. Have a romantic picnic at McKelligton Canyon and see boulders and rock walls that date back 12,000 years. After relaxing at your cozy vacation rental, get dressed up for a date night at the Plaza Theatre.

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8. Dallas

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Treat you and your significant other to a weekend getaway in the big city. Dallas offers romantic activities for all ages and interests, including outdoor adventures at Klyde Warren Park or indoor explorations at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Stop in at one of the designer boutiques in downtown Dallas’ Galleria to shower your loved one with a special gift or take part in some of the cultural festivals at Fair Park. When you are looking for some live music entertainment, the Music Hall at Fair Park delivers with operas, ballets, and Broadway shows. Dallas is also known for its culinary scene, where you can treat your mate to a romantic dinner at SđR, St. Martins or the Mansion Restaurant.

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