Romantic Texas Vacations

Written by Mary Evans
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Romantic Texas vacations await those ready for the wide-open spaces of the Lone Star State. While it's true that central Texas is home to three of America's ten largest cities, in between those cities are quiet, smaller towns that are better suited to romance than noisier places like Dallas or Houston. Romance requires a slowed-down pace, and that's exactly what you'll find deep in the heart of Texas.

Rekindle Romance by Getting Away from It All

Step one: get out of town. A change of scenery is important to the senses, and sensuality is crucial in the game of romance. Better yet: get to the country. In a rustic, outdoor environment, the sights, sounds, and smells are different than those familiar old ones back home. (We'll get to touch and taste later).

Choosing a place to go is up to you, but if you want history, the great outdoors, or plenty of beautiful flowers (probably the most romantic of the three), Brenham is a good option. It has plenty of each; it's near Texas' historic birthplace, plenty of lakes, and the Antique Rose Emporium. There are plenty of secluded bed and breakfasts, too, scattered around the countryside.

The Mariposa Ranch, for example, is a working ranch and B & B in one. With refurbished historic buildings dating from the 19th century, you might end up in a ranch hand's bunk house or in a plantation home filled with period antiques. Take a picnic on the bluebonnet-strewn fields or stay in your cozy cottage and enjoy a Jacuzzi for two; after all, it's a romantic vacation.


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