Your Guide To Having A Luxury Getaway In Texas
When people think about Texas, what often comes to mind is a delicious barbecue, searing temperatures, and great country music. But did you know that it’s also one of the most underrated luxury getaway destinations in the US? Apart from having a relaxing stay at luxurious resort spas in the state, you can also indulge in gourmet food, and even watch an exciting basketball game at a VIP lounge. Whatever you fancy, there’s sure to be something that will delight you during your stay. Here’s a guide to having a luxury getaway in the Lone Star State.
Have a spa day in Austin
Going to a spa is possibly the best way to kickstart your luxury getaway. You can have body contouring and skin rejuvenation treatments at a med spa in Austin, and have a relaxing massage to relieve stress, all in the same day. You can also book a stay at a spa resort, but if a day or an afternoon is all the time you have for treatments, then a facial, a massage, and a mani-pedi are all you need to look and feel great before exploring Texas.
Go on a helicopter ride in Dallas
If you want to impress your significant other during your holiday, why not go on a private helicopter ride around Dallas? You can book a helicopter ride from Epic Helicopters to see downtown Dallas for just a little over $500, or charter a ride to a vineyard in Burleson, where you and your loved one can have a romantic picnic. Going on a helicopter ride is also a clever way to propose, so consider this option if you’re ready to pop the question. Imagine flying over your friends and loved ones while asking your special someone to marry you – it’s romantic, personal, and so unique!
Watch a Dallas Cowboys game at a luxury suite
Dallas Cowboys fans can go all out by booking premium seats at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Apart from having access to roomier, cushioned seats, you also get free food and drinks, VIP parking, and an opportunity to purchase seats to all other events, including the Super Bowl. If Texas is going to be a frequent getaway destination for you, then getting season tickets is the best way to ensure that you don’t miss out on any major Dallas Cowboys game.
Go sailing in Hill Country
A sunset cruise aboard a luxurious yacht is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of the Hill Country. You can rent a sailboat or yacht from Texas Sailboats and take your family and friends on a four-hour cruise to a restaurant of your choice for lunch or dinner. If you’d rather have a cookout, try their Chill and Grill option. During the four-hour cruise, you and your buddies will be taken by the concierge captain to Lake Travis where you can have a barbeque party and have some fun in the sun. Though Texas Sailboats will provide a propane grill, you’ll need to bring your own grilling ingredients, so do a little shopping before sailing away.
Have a Texas fine dining experience
There’s nothing better than feasting on Texas barbeque, perhaps with some creamed corn, fried okra, mashed potatoes, or collard greens on the side. But if you want a luxurious dining experience, then check out some of the best fine dining establishments in the state. There’s Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse with branches at Plano and Dallas that offers catered delivery service so you can have a sumptuous meal wherever you are.
In Houston, check out MAD– it’s a Spanish fine-dining spot where you can have avant-garde meals, as well as traditional cuisines like suckling pig and octopus. Meanwhile, those who are craving for authentic Italian food should head to Rosalie Italian Soul for dishes like eggplant parmigiana and bistecca Fiorentina. If you’re lucky, you may get to meet the master behind Italian Soul, Chef Chris Cosentino, who gained international fame after winning “Top Chef Masters.”
Upgrade your camping experience
Camping isn’t exactly a luxurious activity, but spending time in nature becomes more decadent if you go glamping in Texas. In El Cosmico in West Texas, you can take your pick among yurts or teepees to elevate your camping experience. Or go all out and stay in a Cosmic Kasita– it’s a bunkhouse that’s equipped with a queen-sized bed, bathroom, shower, refrigerator, an airconditioner, and basic cooking supplies.
For those who want to stay in a posh safari tent, head to Sinya on Lone Man Creek in Wimberley. Each tent features a king-sized bed, an air conditioner, a clawfoot tub, and a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator and a smart oven. You also get access to firewood, Turkish cotton towels, fluffy bathrobes, S’mores ingredients, and unlimited Nespresso coffee, among other perks.