From Adventurous to Cozy, Here are Some Great Weekend Getaways Near Austin

Whether you’re the outdoorsy type or enjoy something a little closer to the city, there’s a weekend vacation for everyone. These mini weekend getaways near Austin are the perfect way to refresh yourself for the next week and not too far! Grab a group of friends, or that special someone, and get vacationing next weekend.

Getaway House

These tiny cabins are perfect for a vacation with friends or loved ones – pets are welcome too! You can choose from three different outposts nearby, depending on how far you want to drive. The cabins have full bathrooms, mini-kitchens, and queen-size beds. They also offer lock boxes for your phones so you can really take time off on a weekend getaway near Austin.

Lost Maples State Park

37221 RM 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885

A prime state park to visit in the fall and early winter months, Lost Maples is filled with beautiful, orange maple trees. If you’re not feeling camping, reserve some day passes for hiking and stay in a nearby town. If you are into camping, there are sites with water and electricity; as well as primitive sites to really get back to nature.

Chinati Hot Springs

1 Hot Springs Rd, Presidio, TX 79845

Yes, there are actually hot springs in Texas. There are a few to choose from in roughly the same area, but the Chinati Hot Springs are located within a desert resort for that extra bit of relaxation. When you’re not soaking in the springs, the rooms have large beds, AC and heat, and there’s a full community kitchen.

Grandview Treehouse

8377 E, FM 916, Grandview, TX 76050

When searching for your next weekend getaway, Airbnb is a great place to look. That’s where we found this gem. The entire place is super cozy and romantic – great for couples’ celebrations or just to take a weekend off with your S.O. There are tons of trails to explore, and it’s located pretty close to Fort Worth and Dallas, so you can enjoy some city life too!

Caddo Lake State Park

245 Park Rd 2, Karnack, TX 75661

There’s lots to do at Caddo Lake, one of the best weekend getaways near Austin. Stay in a cozy cabin at the park, enjoy the massive cypress trees as you do some hiking, and even rent some canoes — just beware the alligators. After getting your fill of nature, New Orleans is a quick drive away so you can have fun exploring the city before heading home.


We just had to have a beach getaway, and typically warm year-round – Galveston is awesome. There’s a cute pier with rides, games, and restaurants. The beach is amazing, and Moody Gardens has glass pyramids of rainforests and aquariums, plus a massive museum!


Featured Image Credit: Galveston Island on Instagram


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