We live in changing times. In fact, some of the most important scientists of today say that we are living in an extremely fragile and changing era, one that people have not ever seen. So what does that have to do with this Top 10 site? Well, what I’m getting at here is that we are all extremely stressed, even when we aren’t. And what helps beat that stress?
Well, there is nothing like spending time with the family. However, getting away for a week or two can seem virtually impossible. A better solution might be to take that fun weekend getaway.
Just one problem. Planning even a local getaway can be an added stressor. Where do you go? What do you do? Planning a fun weekend getaway can take a lot of research and time online. You have to figure out what interesting places are located within driving distance from home. I’m here for you though. I think this top 10 list of great fun getaways will help.
Luxury Hotel Contessa San Antonio Riverwalk Stay with Breakfast
The Hotel Contessa is a beautiful and luxurious hotel that sits right on the renown San Antonio Riverwalk. This is the place to go when you want to enjoy being pampered but also want all of the Riverwalk activities, entertainment, and shopping options right outside your door. This is a triple-A Four-Diamond upscale hotel where you’ll enjoy all of the luxurious pamperings you want. With an in-house award-winning SPA and a gorgeous Spanish style restaurant that has received many cuisine awards what more could you want. Your stay here includes a luxurious room with a King size bed or a double.
Located in the heart of San Antonio situated on the world-famous Riverwalk sits the Hotel Contessa, combining luxurious all-suite accommodations with elegant Mediterranean-style architecture. Explore the AAA Four-Diamond resort by unwinding at the upscale Woodhouse Day Spa or enjoy Spanish cuisine at the award-winning Las Ramblas Riverwalk Restaurant. Take in the views of downtown at the hotel’s heated rooftop pool or relax in your newly renovated suite. Escape from everyday life and discover the true history and culture of San Antonio. This Five Star hotel has everything you could ever want, including a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly rooms, and 24-Hour Front Desk Support.
When visiting the Hotel Contessa you’ll want to enjoy the world-famous Riverwalk, The Alamo, the many shops and boutiques, the Museum of Art, the Alamo, and best of all these tourist destinations are all within walking distance from your wonderful hotel.
Hill Country Western-Themed Getaway
If you are new to Texas, you’ve at least heard of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. There is just something special about this area, from its sweet-smelling wildflowers, unforgettable sunsets to its wine, food, and hospitality. The Texas Hill Country is a real ode to Texan western hospitality and a must-see for many Dallas, San Antonio and Austin residents who just want to get out of the city for the weekend.
The Y.O. Ranch Hotel gives you a taste of what life on the open range was like. Set among exotic game trophies, antiques and hundreds of cowboy and ranch objects, you’ll feel like you have really gone west here. This hotel offers a wonderful outdoor pool with swim bar, hot tub, and outdoor tennis and basketball courts. The Branding Iron Restaurant is excellent, offering a wide selection of mouth-watering steaks and other traditional American dishes. At a 30% discount, you just can’t beat this fun Texas getaway option.
Schlitterbahn Resort Stay with Water Park Passes for Four
Everyone living in Texas wants to make at least one trip to Schlitterbahn. What family doesn’t love this world-famous water park? Now you can get four passes and a night’s stay at 50% off. Here you get a daily admission for four people and get to enjoy a beautiful One-bedroom suite four, or a two-bedroom Schlitterstein Loft for the family. Don’t miss this one for what people consider the best water park in the entire world.
Galveston Beachfront Condominium Stay
I’ve always enjoyed taking the kids to Galveston. It’s not an expensive beach trip and the beaches are still relatively unpopulated with lots of natural reserve space. That’s why this offer caught my eye. When you go to Galveston, it’s always best to rent a suite as you get lots of room, private balconies and kitchen space, which is wonderful when you travel with family. You can save lots of money by getting a suite rental. The Casa del Mar is a beautiful complex, and all the suites are nicely updated and modern. The beach is just steps from the suite, which makes for a great Texas weekend getaway.
Hill Country Lakeside Resort in Texas Wine Country
Is it almost time to go to the lake? A great getaway is to Canyon Lake and you can stay at the Country Canyon Lakeview Resort. This getaway is nestled on seven acres of the spectacular hill country. It is the perfect place to make a romantic or family getaway. Spend time on the water, and catch glimpses of wildlife or just relax and enjoy the wine. This includes a Lodge Suite for two or a cabin for up to six.
Local Get Aways in California
So what happens if Texas is too far away to do a Drive Getaway? Well, that’s when you want to look into one of our great California fun weekend getaways.
Miramonte Resort & Spa
The Miramonte in Southern California is a Mediterranean-style resort that sits next to Indian Wells. Here you’ll feel in the lap of luxury as you stroll through the hotel’s 11 acres of olive groves, rose gardens and citrus trees. In this getaway, you get a King, Queen or double room. It’s here that you will enjoy the Santa Rosa Mountain views, but you aren’t out in the middle of nowhere either, as the famous Palm Desert El Paseo shopping area is close by.
Rancho Santa Fe Countryside Retreat with Spa Credit
A fabulous California weekend getaway, this offers 21 acres of beautiful gardens and walkways. It’s here that you’ll be treated like a king or queen with a beautiful room a tranquil atmosphere and great Spa facilities. This is the perfect location between mountains and sea. All dining options are organic, in fact, most food sources are locally grown.
The Saguaro Palm Springs
Have you always dreamed of going to Palm Springs, California? This is your chance. This accommodation is just a five-minute drive from ElPaseo and three miles from the Art Museum. If you want to go towards Joshua Tree National Park, well it’s just an hour from here. Rooms offer a pool view, and the outdoor pool also has a hot tub area, where you can even get a soothing massage. Always use best swimming goggles to enjoy your swim. Then when ready to dine, you can head over to the Jefe to get a cool glass of wine and a wonderful meal.
Embarcadero Inn Embarcadero Inn
Is your idea of the perfect weekend, a long walk along the California coastline. The Embarcadero Inn offers a beautifully scenic getaway. This hotel has received a Certificate of Excellence, and in this package, you’ll get a beautiful room with a fireplace and balcony. Relax in a modern stainless steel hot tub after your walk along the beach. Enjoy nearby boating activities, the wineries, and the wonderful shopping area.
The Welk Resort Desert Oasis
Want to experience the desert at its finest then stay at the Welk Resort Desert Oasis in California. This resort in Cathedral City is just outside Palm Springs and offers luxurious villa-like experience. This is for the discerning taste where you want the very best. Relax by the poolside, take a dip or go play some golf. This is a fabulous experience you don’t want to miss.