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Check Out These 5 Don’t-Miss (But Affordable) Texas Getaways


Tejas is the Spanish word for “Texas,” meaning friends or friendly. And no state’s name fits its state better than Tejas. With such a wonderful air of hospitality, you can’t really go wrong with any of the Texas getaways you may want to experience. But here are some of the top five you may want to consider:

1. Brenham, Texas,

Nestled right in between Austin and Houston, you definitely don’t want to miss out on visiting this charming little country town. Home to Bluebell ice cream, wine trails, dairy farms, horse ranches and Bed and Breakfasts galore, this is a wonderful option for those with children, or for those couples wanting to take a romantic trip.

2. Wine Trail in South Texas

When most people hear American wine, they think the West Coast, specifically Napa Valley. While California certainly does contribute to the American wine scene, Texas is doing its part as well. One of the best wine trails in the U.S. is found further south. Running through Brenham, Chappell Hill, and Burton, there are four excellent wineries to tour and enjoy scenic views.

3. Washington-on-the-Brazos

Known as the birthplace of Texas, this state park is a must-see Texas getaway for any Texan, young or old. With demonstrations taking place most weekends and a huge Independence Day celebration taking place in March, you won’t want to miss this.

4. Houston, Texas

Yes, it is a huge city, but don’t neglect this affordable gem. With many festivals galore, there is something for everyone in this town. Food festivals, bars, children’s activities, nature parks, symphonies and ballets and romantic spots, this city covers it all.

5. Round Top

This quaint and small town sits just outside Brenham and boasts an annual antique fair that you won’t want to miss. One of the largest antique spots in the world, Round Top is a treat for those looking for unique Texas treasures.

Looking for more ideas on those perfect Texas getaways? Check out visitbrenhamtexas.com for more information!