Best Weekend Trips
from Houston, TX

Fodor's recommends the best weekend getaway ideas near Houston, TX. Our itineraries include romantic, family, and girl's getaway experiences.

  • Photo of Austin

    In recent years Austin has become known for a variety of attributes, most notably its live-music scene. The unofficial motto of "Keep Austin Weird" seems to permeate daily life. And that's a good thing. From funky boutiques to unique movie theaters to restaurants dedicated to doing things their own way, you're sure to have a memorable time when you spend a weekend here.

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    • Distance: 165 miles
    • Best Time: Year Round
    • Best for: Family Romantic Arts and Culture
  • Photo of Fredericksburg

    Arguably, the most ideal Texas weekend getaway can be found in and around Fredericksburg. Nestled in the middle of the Texas Hill Country, this area has it all: swimming holes, hiking trails, live music, and wine tasting. No matter what time of year you go, you're sure to enjoy the rolling hills, constant sunshine, and live music that seems to radiate from every corner.

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    • Distance: 239 miles
    • Best Time: March to May; September to November
    • Best for: Girl's Getaway Romantic Food and Wine
  • Photo of Galveston

    Whether you choose to spend your time building sandcastles at Stewart Beach, pondering penguins at Moody Gardens, or splashing in the pool at the Hotel Galvez, Galveston is the kind of place that encourages lingering.

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    • Distance: 50 miles
    • Best Time: June to August
    • Best for: Family Romantic Food and Wine
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