Best Day Trips From Houston

Photo of bluebonnet country in Texas

Honeymooning in Houston is a breeze. From city nightlife and local museums to a blissful selection of barbecue, this Southeastern Texas city has attractions to spare – and food to write home about. But if by chance you and your love find in yourselves a desire to wander outside the Space City, well, there’s plenty to find there, too.

Galveston

Maybe the most obvious option is a day trip to Galveston, a nearby town and one of the Lone Star State’s most popular tourist spots. From the roller coasters and Ferris wheel of the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier to the quieter, education-oriented pyramids of the Moody Gardens and neighboring museums and art galleries, this island has much to offer. Other hot spots include the Schlitterbahn waterpark, The Strand, a collection of historic buildings in downtown Galveston, and miles upon miles of sandy beaches. Numerous lodging options, including beachfront condos and vintage bed and breakfasts, are available for couples looking into a longer visit.

Brenham

In the opposite direction lies Brenham. Well-known as the heart of Central Texas’ bluebonnet region, the town is a countryside getaway complete with wine and wildflowers. Pleasant Hill Winery and Windy Winery are both open for winery tours and tastings, although if you’re lucky your trip will coincide with one of five annual Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail events which include tastings and tours at nearly a dozen area wineries. Ice cream lovers (and honeymooners seeking refuge from the Texas heat) will enjoy a tour at the Blue Bell Creamery, topped off with a scoop of creamy goodness.

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