KATY MAGAZINE I MAY 2019
By Jennifer Miko and April Carroll
Whether it’s one night or a long weekend, sometimes the girls just need to get away. For a quick reboot, there's nothing like spa days, late nights, wine tasting and uninterrupted mornings. Start your search here to plan a get-away with your girlfriends, mom, sisters or daughters - all within driving distance from Katy. Let’s plan a trip!
Fine dining, spa treatments, museum hopping, and more
Looking for a girls' getaway right in Katy's backyard? Head east into H-Town and kick off your weekend before sunset! Houston is a cultural mecca with a packed calendar of events for everyone. Beat the heat at a concert, see a play or walk through a museum. Plan your weekend by booking tickets to special programs/performances/games and then choose from the city's amazing restaurants to plan your meals.
5701 Main St., Houston
Your group can relax in the elegant accommodations at the Hotel ZaZa, in the heart of the Museum District. The ZaSpa features a menu of facials, wraps and massages to rejuvenate your mind and body. ZaSpa can even accommodate groups of eight or more to make sharing a spa day with the girls even easier.
Hotel ZaZa in Houston
111 North Post Oak Ln., Houston
See why the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa provides guests an opportunity to escape in the city...not from it. The stately hotel offers elegant rooms and suites, plus several fine and casual dining options. Book your group for spa treatments or follow the state-of-the-art jogging path, play tennis or golf, or cool off in one of the pools. Guests of the hotel also have access to The Houstonian Club, one of the nation's top health clubs.
GALVESTON GIRLS TRIPS
Finding fun in the sun from the sand to the Strand
Galveston combines a beach vacation with historic charm. Grab the girls and stroll up and down the Strand visiting wonderfully unique shops and galleries housed in colorful Victorian buildings. For an extra adventure, ride bicycles through the island's East End Historical District and discover the Galveston Tree Sculptures. Then take a break from the boutiques and enjoy a delicious meal or live music.
2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston
To enjoy modern conveniences and old-world charm, book your group at the Hotel Galvez and Spa. Galveston’s premier hotel is a AAA 4-Diamond property with glorious views of the Gulf Coast. The stately hotel features a fine-dining restaurant and a swim-up bar and poolside grill. To relax and rejuvenate, the Galvez's day spa provides a menu of massages, facials and body treatments.
The historic Hotel Galvez and Spa in Galveston.
1401 East Beach Dr., Galveston 888-526-6161 or 409-765-6161
Wake-up to a waterfront views at the Galvestonian, just minutes from the seawall and the attractions in the Strand. This special resort offers condo rentals with single- to five-bedroom floor plans. Many units also feature kitchens, living rooms and balconies, so there's plenty of space for the girlfriends to gather. The Galvestonian's beachfront location provides guests with private access to the beach, a large pool and tennis courts.
Saying"Cheers!" to great shopping and a good glass of wine
Despite the small-town feel, Fredericksburg is a big deal. More than 100 quaint shops and restaurants line the town's Main Street, and visitors can find historical markers throughout the town. And with so much to see, it’s important to literally “map out” your day in the Fredericksburg area. Download a wine country map and start your journey on Wine Road 290. Wineries surround the center of town, and your group can book tours to visit some of the 30 vineyards and tasting rooms between Fredericksburg and Johnson City.
608 East Creek St., Fredericksburg
Your friends will treasure the experiences of staying at the Hoffman Haus in Fredericksburg. The property offers single- and double-occupancy rooms, as well as “The Farmhouse” which holds seven guests. Their day spa, located in a cozy cottage, features a tempting list of relaxing treatments. The attentive staff also delivers a complimentary breakfast, including a seasonal, locally-sourced gourmet meal to each room at 9:00 am. The Hoffman Haus also offers a delicious in-room dining menu. To make your getaway even more memorable, your foodie friends can register for one of the Hoffman Haus’ cooking events lead by distinguished guests from the culinary and wine world.
Hoffman Haus guest cabin, Fredericksburg
10279 E US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg
The Mendelbaum Winery, just 10 miles from historic downtown Fredericksburg, features charming guest cabins for your getaway. The property sits on the beautiful bank of Grape Creek, located in the middle of the famous 290 wine trail. The ladies will all enjoy this rustic retreat nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country.
San Antonio Sightseeing
Refreshing fun in the beautiful Texas Hill Country
Explore the great outdoors and then retreat to a wonderful hotel just outside San Antonio, or stay downtown on the world-famous River Walk and visit the city's landmarks. With so many sites to see, you may have to book additional getaways!
La Cantera Resort and Spa
16641 La Cantera Pkwy., San Antonio
The La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio, overlooks 550 acres of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The grounds feature five heated pools, luxurious cabanas, two world-class golf courses and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Spend your days getting pampered at the spa, and then gather with friends under a cabana to admire the beautiful Texas evening sky. La Cantera offers shuttle services for your group to go shopping, dine off-site, or visit San Antonio-area attractions.
La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio
212 West Crockett Street, San Antonio
For a luxurious getaway in the Alamo City, experience first-class amenities and personalized service at the Mokara Hotel & Spa. This premier San Antonio River Walk property features exceptional restaurants and a world-class spa. After a day of shopping and walking through the historical sites, gather your friends to relax by the hotel's rooftop pool and enjoy beautiful views of the city skyline.
Discovering the sights and sounds of the capital
Pack up the car and head to the Hill Country to explore Texas' capital. You can book rooms on the outskirts of the city to relax and enjoy lake and hill top views. Or, you can stay downtown and see why Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World. Your friends might get swept up by the city's energy and quite possibly overwhelmed by the dining choices too!
111 East Cesar Chavez, Austin
For a sophisticated hotel that connects guests with the unique character of Austin, book your group at The Line. Located at the crossroads where Town Lake meets downtown, this hotel features wonderful service and amenities. Spend time with the girls by the infinity pool overlooking the Congress Avenue Bridge, Town Lake and the Austin skyline, or explore the art by emerging local artists displayed throughout the property.
1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd., Austin
800-847-5637 or 512-372-7300
For a more intimate Hill Country destination, book rooms at the all-inclusive Lake Austin Spa Resort. The hotel’s motto: “Where wellness meets the water” is located just 20 miles from downtown, on the shores of beautiful Lake Austin. Conde Nast Traveler rated this breath-taking property #1 Resort in Texas 2018. With only 40 guestrooms, the hotel features special amenities and the staff provides personalized, attentive service. The LakeHouse Spa on the property offers ancient and modern treatments to rejuvenate the body and soul.
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