Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

May 19, 2023 4:04 pm Published by

Consider a fun getaway close to home for Memorial Day Weekend! Nearby cities like San Antonio, Waco, Fredericksburg, and New Braunfels offer varied opportunities for excitement or relaxation.

Historic San Antonio

The Hotel Valencia on the San Antonio Riverwalk is one option for a weekend in one of the most historic cities in Texas. Spanish Colonial and modern Mediterranean design distinguish this luxurious 213-room hotel. 

You’ll be close to dining, shopping, and entertainment on the river and in the Pearl District. Of course, The Alamo may be the most famous attraction, but others include the Majestic Theatre, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Museum of Art, Witte and McNay museums, the DoSeum Museum for Kids, Market Square, and river kayaking. Visit the website for more information or to book your getaway.

Well-Known Waco

A weekend in Waco is your ticket to explore famous venues and surroundings. Waco is well-known for many reasons, the most recent being Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia empire. The 2013 HGTV show Fixer Upper practically shot the city to fame overnight. Visit the many Magnolia businesses, Baylor University, Mammoth National Monument, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Dr Pepper Museum, and Cameron Park Zoo.

Stay in an Airbnb, hotel, vacation rental, bed and breakfast, or the Gaines’ Magnolia House. Fill your weekend with sightseeing, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Visit Magnolia Market at the Silos, one of the most famous sites. Ride the Trolley to browse downtown boutiques. Head to Vitek’s Market for a barbecue lunch and the Waco Hippodrome Theatre for dinner.

If you like history, visit Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. For outdoor fun, traverse the Brazos River in a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe, or explore the seven miles of Waco’s Riverwalk.

Picturesque Fredericksburg

Immerse yourself in nature at the Contigo Ranch in Fredericksburg, a family-owned, working ranch. Stay in an on-site cabin or cottage and commune with livestock, wildlife, and the working farm. Hang out with Watusi cattle, which are easygoing and social. Take a walk on the trails, bike ride, picnic, fish, trap shoot, and stargaze. Or simply relax in the open green space. Go to the website for more information or to book your stay!

Romantic New Braunfels

For a romantic weekend, choose beautiful New Braunfels, where you will experience lush natural landscapes, distinct architecture, gourmet cuisine, and abundant daytime adventures. The crystal-clear, spring-fed Comal and Guadalupe rivers offer plenty of opportunities, from a lazy river float to camping on the banks. You can spelunk in the Natural Bridge Caverns, experience an “African” safari, wakeboard at Texas Ski Ranch, fly fish in the backcountry and visit the Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo. Or self-tour the breweries, taste area wines, and indulge in locally sourced cuisine.

The nightlife is just as lively. Watch a flick at Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre. Enjoy various bars, music halls, and theaters. Or survive a 90-minute New Braunfels ghost tour. Stay in a rental from New Braunfels Escapes for easy access.

The Colony

Being close to great getaways is as easy as choosing a new home in The Colony in Bastrop. The Colony features thoughtfully designed sustainable homes in the piney woods near the river. Your new home will suit your family perfectly, from the design to location to community amenities, all close to dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Don’t want to leave to have adventures? The Colony has parks, scenic overlooks, a fitness center, pool, trail system, dog park, and a disc golf course. The dedicated event coordinator frequently plans activities designed to bring residents together. Moving here gives you access to enrichment classes, special holiday events, and community cookouts, to name a few resident perks.
Contact us via our website to begin your new home search in Bastrop today! 

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This post was written by Jennifer Haveman