For a prime location within walking distance to tons of restaurants, shops and bars, The Ashton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth makes for a great weekend getaway! Not only is it convenient, but this boutique hotel is luxurious and historic. Formerly the Fort Worth Club, the restored landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A few of the complimentary amenities that speak to the character of The Ashton are the shoe shine service, wine hour on weekends from 5-7 p.m. and turndown service that includes cookies and bottled water. There is also an award-winning afternoon tea offered on Saturdays, available to guests as well as the public!
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and the Gaylord Texan is a perfect example to prove just that! Go for a girlfriend (or boyfriend) Texas-style getaway at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Located on pristine Lake Grapevine, you’ll find something for everyone at the Gaylord Texan! There is a gorgeous spa, tons of shopping, eight restaurants, night clubs, ongoing entertainment, an indoor garden and riverwalk as well as an outdoor waterpark.
There’s really no need to go off property after checking in to the Hilton Anatole in the Design District of Dallas. This destination hotel is popular for group travel and family vacations. The hotel spans across 45 acres, and there is plenty to do to keep you entertained! A couple highlights include: Jade Waters, the recently-renovated waterpark featuring an in-pool bar and lazy river and the upscale SĒR Steak + Spirits restaurant with a stunning view of the Dallas skyline.
Stay for a weekend and celebrate a special occasion at The Joule Dallas, located in the heart of downtown Dallas. The Joule is the most fabulous hotel that Dallasites frequent often for a staycation. Begin your stay with a group dinner at the highly-regarded restaurant, CBD Provisions for family-style Texas comfort dishes (we recommend the chili and cornbread). Afterward, grab drinks at Midnight Rambler, the trendy cocktail bar located downstairs. The sleek guest rooms set the scene for a full night’s rest that will get you prepared for a day to explore even more. For brunch, head to the hotel’s restaurant, Americano and try their famous breakfast pizza! Treat yourself to a day at the spa or head to the rooftop infinity pool for people watching, taking in some sun and having a few drinks!
Go all out with a big day in Arlington: Experience thrills at Six Flags Over Texas, cheer on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park or the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Then “go home” to a room at The Sanford House Inn & Spa located nearby. This premiere boutique bed and breakfast offers overnight guests homemade breakfast each morning. Small but mighty, The Sanford House offers 12 guest rooms and venue space for receptions up to 200 people. The onsite Restaurant506 provides in-house catering and Van Gogh Bar & Lounge is a cozy place to enjoy a drink. After a wild weekend, head to the Grand Courtyard, a peaceful garden filled with trees, flowers, fountains and a romantic pavilion.
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