3 Thanksgiving Getaway Destination Ideas in Texas


Even though some (outrageous) people have already started listening to Christmas music and putting up the Christmas decorations, it is nearly time for Thanksgiving! Texas is known for great food and football and any Texan knows that combination of these two equals an amazing Thanksgiving weekend. If you traditionally have the celebration at home, why not spice things up a bit and go somewhere new or visit a city you haven’t been to in a while?

This Thanksgiving, enjoy your favorite roast turkey and pumpkin pie while watching a game of football at a luxurious hotel or cozy vacation rental. Go ahead and explore Texas with your family and closest friends this Thanksgiving weekend! Here are some ideas for your weekend escapades:

Commodore Perry Estate

This ten-acre picturesque retreat combines whimsy and glamour. Located in Austin, it is a popular destination for families who want to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast amidst nature.

On Thanksgiving Day, you and your loved ones can watch the parade on a large screen while eating pastries. Football games are on from 8 AM to 6 PM. Then, you can have a scrumptious four-course meal for lunch. Finally, you can end the day with hot chocolate, scotch, and s’mores around the fire.

Where: Commodore Perry Estate, 4100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78751

When: November 25

reservations: You can book a reservation here

More Info: For more details, visit their official site here.

Commodore Perry Estate front view
Credit: Commodore Perry Estate from site linked above

Moody Gardens

Located on Galveston Island, the Moody Gardens is the ideal getaway for people who want to take a break from preparing and cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

Here, you can feast on different types of seafood, ribs, breads, cheeses, pies, and desserts. Of course, the good ol’ turkey will always be present this time of the year. There will also be an assortment of cocktails you can choose from. You and your family will surely be stuffed and satisfied. Furthermore, you can enjoy the various attractions provided by Moody Gardens including Holiday in the Gardens, an aquarium, the Rainforest Pyramid, Moody Mansion, and more!

Where: Moody Gardens, Seven Hope Blvd. Galveston, TX 77554

When: November 25

Reservations: You can book a reservation here.

More Info: For more details, visit their official site here.

Thanksgiving table feast and food carved in the shape of a turkey
Credit: Moody Garden

Blair House Inn

There’s so much to be thankful for in Fredericksburg. After all, it is considered as Texas’ wine gem, wherein lush vineyards and wineries can be found. So, why don’t you head to the Texas Hill Country and spend the weekend there?

Here, you can find a lot of hotels, cabins, vacation rental homes, guesthouses, RV parks, and bed and breakfasts. There are also museums, historical sites, as well as cycling and hiking sites that you can enjoy.You can stay at the casually elegant Blair House Inn and savor a five-course gourmet dinner. They also have a day spa, where you can rejuvenate and relax.

Where: Blair House Inn, 100 West Spoke Hill Drive Wimberley, TX 78676

When: November 25

Reservations: You can book a reservation here

More Info: For more details, visit their official site here.

blair house collage
Credit: collage of photos from Blair House

Featured image credit: Taryn Elliott (left) & Karolina Grabowska (right)