10 Romantic Getaways In Austin, Texas

Hamilton Pool  © Srini Sundarrajan/Flickr
Hamilton Pool © Srini Sundarrajan/Flickr
Photo of Mira Milla
9 February 2017

The great thing about Austin is that it is more than just a big city. It also offers many scenic views and outdoor activities. It’s easy to plan a little romantic getaway without having to venture too far from the downtown area. Here are 10 romantic getaways in Austin that you and your partner will enjoy.

Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool is one of the best places to swim in Texas. This natural pool was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed and has been a popular place for Austinites and visitors ever since. During high water, a waterfall cascades from the top, making it a romantic place to swim and have a picnic afterwards.

Mount Bonnell

Park, Natural Feature
Mount Bonnell is Austin’s highest point
© Peter Tsai Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
What’s more romantic than a great view? Mount Bonnell has been a hot spot since the 1850s. Whether you go while the sun is up or at night, Mount Bonnell would be the best place to sneak in a kiss. Enjoy the view over the city with your special someone here.

Krause Springs

Swimming Pool, Park, Forest
Swimming hole at Krause Springs
Swimming hole at Krause Springs | © Trek Texas/Flickr
It’s a bit of a drive, but it’s well worth it. Krause Springs is a beautiful place with cypress trees, a waterfall and a huge swimming hole. Outside of the swimming hole and swimming pool, a butterfly garden with chimes resonating around you is available for a walk-through. You will feel like have escaped Austin and ended up somewhere tropical.

McKinney Roughs Sunset Float Trip

A sunset over any type of water screams romance. Why not be on a river while watching the sun go down. You and your special someone will be soaking in the beauty of Texas’ nature while floating on a raft. There’s nothing like a Texas sunset. Make it an experience you two will never forget.

Sage Hill Inn

Resort, Hotel
Book a weekend getaway at Sage Hill Inn, one of the largest grounds of any Texas hotel or resort, for some ultimate relaxation. Located in the middle of the Hill Country, you and your special someone will be able to wine and dine while being surrounded by spectacular views. Sage Hill Inn has a pool and a spa and is conveniently located near Salt Lick BBQ and Driftwood Vineyard. This is the ultimate romantic getaway.

Lady Bird Lake

Park, University
Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake
Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake | © Tracy Keller / Flickr
Go kayaking at Lady Bird Lake and enjoy the beautiful weather and views of the Austin skyline. If you don’t want to get in the water, you can walk on the trails surrounding the lake. Still equally beautiful, the area allows you to spend some quality time with your special someone.

Dripping Springs Wine Trail

Wine Glass
Wine Glass | © Andrei Niemimäki/Flickr
The Dripping Springs Wine Trail connects three wineries for you to visit and, of course, taste. There will be a shuttle looping throughout the day ( the shuttle is only available from March to October), so you can hop on or hop off as you please. If you don’t feel like driving back home after all the wine, there are accommodation options close by.

Longhorn Caverns

Longhorn Caverns
Longhorn Caverns | © gsloan/Flickr
Walk through the Longhorn Caverns and be prepared for a beautiful sight. The two of you will venture underground and learn about the Earth you live on. It will almost feel as if you’re on another planet. You can go on a public tour, or to make it more intimate, you can pay for a private tour. This will be an experience you will never forget.

Austin Steam Train

Take a themed train ride around Austin. Choose between wine-themed rides, beer-themed rides, or even be a part of a murder mystery party while drinking wine or beer. Either way, a train ride getaway is a unique and creative way to spend the day with your favorite person.

Water 2 Wine

If you love wine, why not make your own? You can create your own personalized wine (with custom labels) at Water 2 Wine. Taste test a variety of wines and get involved with the wine-making process.

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